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Optimum Acquired by BGIS 

Optimum Acquired by BGIS 
02 November 2020

It has been confirmed that BGIS will acquire Optimum, a leading UK building services provider. 

The previously announced transaction (reported in late September) to acquire Optimum Group Services has now been completed. With the aim to build “an engineering-led global integrated facilities management company”, the move will enhance BGIS’ FM and Data Centre capabilities in the UK.

Optimum’s CEO, Stewart Collier, and the entire management and leadership team of Optimum will remain in place, and founder John Crehan and Partner James Moore will continue with BGIS in “a strategic advisory capacity”.


An Alignment of Culture and Values


BGIS, a facilities management services provider founded in 1992, has a team of over 7,500 globally, managing over 400 million square feet of client portfolios across more than 35,000 locations in North America, Australia, and Europe.

Optimum Group Services Ltd is a leader in the provision of hard FM building services within the UK. 

“We have been very impressed with the Optimum business, and in particular their people, culture and values,” said Gordon Hicks, CEO of BGIS. 

“BGIS has developed into a world-class Integrated Facility Management (IFM) Services business by always putting the interests of our customers and communities first, constantly innovating and searching for new opportunities to create value for all stakeholders, and implementing sustainable operating practices that contribute to creating a better world. 

“Optimum is the perfect complement to BGIS in the UK and beyond.” 

John Crehan, Optimum Founder and Chairman, added: “BGIS is a tremendous fit for Optimum. We share the same passion for our people and for exceptional customer service that is uniquely tailored to the needs of individual customers. I couldn’t be more pleased with BGIS as a home for the Optimum family”.

Picture: A photograph of a city building

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 02 November 2020


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