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Compass Group Rebrands American FM Division

Compass Group Rebrands American FM Division
03 August 2021
 

Eurest Services is relaunching as ESFM, which stands for “Elevating Solutions in Facilities Management.”

Compass Group is changing its USA corporate facilities management division to help clients “elevate” the workplace experience.

ESFM self-performs 80 per cent of all services provided to clients across soft, laboratory, employee, janitorial and technical service categories.

The company has also made considerable changes to its solutions model to align with the healthy building standard, defined by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). 

The current business composition is being described as "a major evolution" from the basic facility services the industry was known for when the company was created by Compass Group in 2008.

 

Enhanced Safety Services for Corporate Clients

 

This new identity comes as building owners welcome employees back to the workplace with enhanced safety protocols and amenities that enhance their office environment, including concierge services, flexible workspaces, and on-demand facility services.

After developing new programs like hospital-grade cleaning protocols and a company-wide hospitality training during the pandemic, Eurest Services is relaunching as ESFM, which stands for “Elevating Solutions in Facilities Management.”  The new name is intended to reflect the vast portfolio of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) solutions offered to clients throughout the USA.

“2020 was a defining year for ESFM, positioning ourselves as a premier solutions partner for our corporate clients who needed to keep their buildings open and safe for essential personnel during COVID,” said CEO Tony McDonald. “

After hitting new milestones that not only included business growth, but the deployment of unique programs and technology solutions, we are ready to relaunch with an identity that captures all we have to offer.”

“We don’t provide a menu of simple, off-the-shelf services, but instead, a portfolio of solutions that are curated for each client location to support their workplace experience needs,” said President David Hogland.

“With the relaunch of our company as ESFM, we are looking forward, redesigning what tomorrow’s work environment will be like for our current clients and expanding our impact with new business pursuits.”

 

Name Developed by Frontline Staff

 

The ESFM name was developed with the help of its frontline personnel who were asked to describe the company in a word. “Elevate” was the clear winner. Keeping “ES” at the beginning of the name is a nod to the company’s roots as Eurest Services.

The relaunch will include expanded safety programming, the deployment of a proprietary cleaning certification program, a five-day management onboarding curriculum, and more. The ESFM identity transition is expected to be complete by the end of 2021.

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Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 03 August 2021

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