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Fortem Agrees New Maintenance Contract With Birmingham City Council

Fortem Agrees New Maintenance Contract With Birmingham City Council
30 April 2024
 

Property solutions business Fortem is continuing its sixteen-year partnership with Birmingham City Council.

A new two-year contract, worth over £170 million, will see Fortem continue to deliver repairs, maintenance, 24-hour call-out services, capital improvement and decarbonisation works to over 20,000  homes in Northfield District, Longbridge, Selly Oak, Kings Norton, Edgbaston, Bartley Green, Harborne and Moseley. Fortem also carries out planned installations such as new kitchens, bathrooms, heating systems or other fixtures and fittings, and preparing vacant properties for new tenants.

Since 2016, Fortem has employed over 200 people on the Birmingham City Council contract, with 95 per cent of the workforce recruited locally. 95 per cent of supply chain spend has also been with local companies.

Fortem Chief Operating Officer Chris Tredget said: “We are delighted that our relationship with BCC is continuing. We are passionate about providing an efficient, high-quality service to thousands of residents each year so they can live comfortably in their homes, and to minimise any inconvenience that a housing repair can bring.

“The longevity of our service is a huge source of pride for our company, as is our desire for driving social mobility across the city. We very much feel part of the social fabric of Birmingham, which is reflected in the pride and desire of our people supporting local good causes like Birmingham Children’s Trust, as well as charities to tackle homelessness and providing thriving careers through our Pathways4Life programme.”

Paul Langford, Birmingham City Council’s Strategic Director for City Housing, added: "We are pleased to have signed a new contract with Fortem, one of our long-term partners. Their commitment to delivering high-quality and efficient services to our residents, along with their focus on social mobility and upskilling, has been invaluable over the years. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Fortem and providing our residents with the support they need to live comfortably in their homes."

Picture: photograph of here people standing in front of a Fortem branded-van. Two of the people are wearing hi-vis waiscoats. Image Credit: Fortem

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 30 April 2024

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