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BSRIA's new boy - Nick Blake. 
04 July 2018

England's finest FM firms have held their nerve as the Grant Thornton accountancy firm scores an energy deal with Engie; Metrus the property advisor will show a clean pair of heels with two buildings maintained by NJC, Helistrat tries to put the boot in on the plastics problem; and BSRIA has signed a principal consultant in facilities management.


Accountancy Firm Counts Cost Of Energy

Grant Thornton, the major accountancy consultancy firm, has extended their long-standing (dating back to 2009) FM contract with Engie to include energy, through Engie Assure.

Engie Assure guarantees a minimum 5% reduction in energy costs each year. This is achieved through a range of energy efficiency and optimisation measures.

Engie has also been awarded the electricity supply contract for Grant Thornton sites from October 2018. The contract has a 24-month contractual consumption of 10GWh, which will be generated by renewable energy sources, as certified through the Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) scheme and/or the Guarantee of Origin (GOO) scheme.

It is estimated that since the commencement of the original contract there have been over £2 million worth of aggregated savings.


NJC wins with Metrus

Metrus is a London independent property advisor. Cleaning and support services company NJC has taken a 3-year contract covering buildings at 123 and 151 Buckingham Palace Road, and Exchange Tower in London’s Docklands.

NJC will self-deliver services including communal area cleaning, specialist cleaning, estate cleaning, rope access and cradle window cleaning and consumables supply.

Richard Goudie, an associate director at Metrus said: “We are pleased that they (NJC) are already improving working practices to drive service quality whilst delivering efficiencies.”

Paul Crilly, MD at NJC said: “This contract builds on our strength in the London property management market.”


Edie Steady Go For Helistrat Insight Report

Solving the Plastics Problem: 10 Industry Ganechangers for the Planet is the title of the latest insight report from Edie (the environment and energy exhibition and conference organiser) and Helistrat (the environmental firm).

The report outlines developments that are helping businesses to eliminate all avoidable plastics waste.

Specifically, the report explores 10 of the most important areas of focus for sustainability and resource efficiency professionals to tackle the plastics problem – from key legislative updates and global frameworks, to new collaborative initiatives.To download the report - Click Here


BSRIA Appoints Principal Consultant - Facilities Management 

BSRIA has appointed Nick Blake as its new Principal Consultant – Facilities Management in its Sustainable Construction Group.

The appointment of Blake shows BSRIA’s commitment to offering a strategic FM consultancy through the whole lifecycle of building property management and maintenance adding commercial awareness to best practice. Offering FM guidance from both client and contractor perspective.

Blake leaves a post in the healthcare sector where he headed up the engineering department and recently managed projects such as the onsite delivery of £1.5 million Endoscopy Department, carpark lighting LED upgrade and rewire, asbestos removal and electrical upgrade. He was a key participant to many governance groups – water, medical, gas, H&S/SHE – providing regulatory guidance in line with HTMs and other industries’ statutory guidance notes to ensure CQC compliance.

Peter Tse, of BSRIA's Sustainable Construction Group, said: “Nick brings with him a rare mix of facilities management and construction experience. We see the appointment of as an essential step in our continued development of our FM service offering.”

Blake said: “I’m looking forward to working with BSRIA’s existing clients and to building new relationships for BSRIA across the built environment industry.”

Picture: BSRIA's new boy - Nick Blake. 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 04 July 2018


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