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“London Calling”
News
for ISS Eaton
Fine dining and staff restaurant
provider, ISS Eaton, has moved its London house outsourcing specialist that works
offices to a new, progressive site in the closely with ISS Eaton, in order that
heart of one of the UK’s busiest business complementary services can be presented Jangro will
hubs – South Quay Plaza next to London’s as an integrated solution to prospective
Canary Wharf. clients across hospitality and facilities
The new office provides a stunning City management in a broader sense. return for
backdrop from where the boutique Managing Director, Simon Titchener
operator will now showcase its services reinforced that the move is in line with ISS
alongside parent company, ISS Group – Eaton’s planned growth for the future, third time
one of the UK’s leading commercial providing the company with more space, Jangro, the largest network of
providers of integrated facility services. enhanced presentation facilities and independently owned janitorial supplies
ISS Eaton includes some of the ‘square broader service solutions, as well as being companies with 37 branches across the
mile’s’ finest brands within its client a catalyst to penetrate the City (and South UK, Ireland and the Isle of Man; has
portfolio. The new offices afford superb East) further: “Our London office is rapidly enjoyed a second very successful Total
customer demonstration facilities, which becoming our shop-window” he says “and Workplace Management Exhibition.
sit alongside service displays and a state- a vital base from which to run our Jeremy Thorn, Marketing Director of
of-the-art staff restaurant for its own team. operations in the City. Increasingly, our Jangro said, “Based on the level and
A bespoke ‘vision’ room enables visitors to strategy involves working closely with quality of enquiries received in 08 and 09
look at catering solutions for the future. other London-based ISS divisions, so we’ll be back next year. We’ve had a
The move also sees sister divisions moving premises enables us to better great response – a good spread of
within the ISS Group relocate to South leverage our wider market proposition.” enquiries from all sizes of business and a
Quay – including arena21, the front of www.uk.issworld.com mix of in house Facilities Managers,
management companies, corporate end
Highly commended at BIFM Awards
users and contract cleaners.”
In addition to the Jangro Enviro range,
which was launched at TWM 08,
VFA, Ltd. received a highly a complete view of its overall portfolio— considerable interest was shown in its
commended certificate for FM Excellence by campus, asset or system. Using training programmes. The training
in a Major Project at the recent British VFA.facility allows tracking of spend and programmes are fully certificated and are
Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) allocation of funds, and the impact on referred to jointly as The Jangro Solution.
awards ceremony in London. VFA was maintenance spend. This is an industry first and covers all
recognised for working with the British “VFA is honored to be recognised for aspects of cleaning, including floors,
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to audit this prestigious award from the British carpets, washrooms etc. Health &
and strategically manage its real estate. Institute of Facilities Management,” said safety, safe working procedures and risk
In 2008, VFA audited 127 properties Jerry Kokos, president and CEO, VFA, Ltd. assessment are also covered,
across 48 campus sites at the BBC in the “The BBC realised early on that The stand was busy from 9.00am
United Kingdom and tracked facilities data organisations that accurately track the without a break for most of the show.
for the remainder of the estate – a total of condition and value of their assets benefit Jeremy said: “We were the only
about 483 sites and 62,000 square from knowing the return on their national janitorial supplies distributor
metres. The corporation deployed investment in renovation, demolition, exhibiting and we made many new leads
VFA.facility® capital planning software as repair and maintenance. Through the for our regional network as well as some
a Web-based, central repository of implementation of a facility capital national account enquiries.”
building data to support the collection and planning solution, they have been able to Photo shows two Jangro Members
management of a wide range of asset prioritise spend according to corporate discussing the Enviro range with a visitor
information. This repository enabled the strategy and the specific operational - left Andrew Griffiths of Adcock, South
creation of a unified planning environment needs of the organisation, thereby Wales and James Squires of Avica
to assist in critical strategic decisions. maintaining output and improving Tunbridge Wells. www.jangro.net
With all data in one location, it has gained customer satisfaction.” www.vfa.com/uk.
Simpson-Liebig committed to CPD
Simpson Strong-Tie LIEBIG has devised Examples of defective installations, failures
“Safe Fixings: Best Fixings Practice in and poor anchor selection are also
Construction”: a certified Continuing highlighted. In addition, students also gain
Professional Development (CPD) a valuable introduction to the harmonised
presentation – to complement its new standard that is the European Technical
LIEBIG range of anchor bolts and Approval.
anchoring systems. Jon Freeman at Simpson Strong-Tie
The presentation covers the principles LIEBIG, said: “Construction disciplines up to date with all facets of design and
of anchoring and anchor installation, with demand a structured approach to learning construction. Simpson has devised a
tutorials covering issues such as ‘getting it and professionals working within these certified CPD presentation, to fulfil just
right’, ‘preventing failure’, ‘selecting the fields look for opportunities to broaden and such a criterion.”Tel: 01827 255600
right anchor’ and ‘what can go wrong’. deepen their knowledge, as well as keep Email: liebig-uk@strongtie.com
4 news Building & Facilities Management – November 2009
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