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ITV People
06 July 2018

Ahlsell has appointed Mitie to manage and maintain all its store locations in Norway; and Vacherin will be cooking up some tasty dishes for the ITV team. Plus FM player signings.


Brim Full of Ahlsell

Ahlsell has appointed Mitie to manage and maintain all its store locations in Norway. Ahlsell is a supplier of materials to the Nordic facilities management, plumbing, ventilation, electrical, tools and personal protective equipment market. The firm employs around 1,000 people across Norway.

The Ahlsell contract is the most valuable contract to be secured by Mitie’s dedicated Norway team to date. Mitie’s responsibilities will include cleaning, waste management, mail services, security, snow clearance and maintenance services as well as providing catering services for meetings.

The five year project covers 47 sites across Norway and will be the first Norwegian client to adopt Mitie’s gatekeeper model. This means Mitie’s team will take on full responsibility for property management, leaving the stores’ own teams free to focus on core business. The service will be backed by a dedicated helpdesk solution which will simplify processes. Channelling all property and facilities requirements through the helpdesk. Previously, each of the 47 sites managed its own services.

Tor Yngve Melbye Administration Manager for Ahlsell, said: “We want to work more strategically, get a better overview of the stores’ needs and reduce the number of suppliers in the area. We also see that the partnership with Mitie will result in enhanced retail quality and give us more time to focus on our core business and sales that will help us to reach our growth plans.”


And Now Over To ITV News

ITV has let a five year contract which will see Vacherin delivering a variety of catering services at ITV's existing site in Gray’s Inn Road and new temporary offices in Waterhouse Square, both in London.

Each site serves 900 staff. The Vacherin team will deliver awareness programmes for ITV’s employees on current and emerging food trends, as well as devising progressive catering options and supporting with events.


Wasteful Appointment

Following the acquisition of a specialist cleaning company in 2016 and a Liverpool washroom services company last year, Lancashire based AM Services Group has announced further growth with the creation of a Waste and Washroom Management Division.

The new division is headed up by Nikki Phillips, who has been promoted to the role of divisional manager from within the business. 

The Waste and Washroom Management Division will support new and existing customers to handle their waste responsibly through the onsite handling and transfer of waste. AM Services Group has a large number of Tier One Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) sites in its business portfolio. The company can now assist these clients to meet their Duty of Care and support sustainable waste disposal requirements by providing specialist waste management services.


At The Axis

Axis Group, the integrated security and cleaning services business, has promoted Gary Stanton to the new role of Group Commercial Director as part of restructuring plans that focus the organisation on long-term growth and profitability.

Stanton will now manage both the security and cleaning commercial teams, which are to be aligned into a single department. The move reflects the increasing success that the Group is having in delivering its services as an integrated contract.

Picture: Just some of the folk at ITV who might be enjoying a new menu from Vacherin.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 06 July 2018


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