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Education sector cleaning contract awarded

Published 24th September, 2013 by Neil Nixon

Education sector cleaning contract awarded

Norse Commercial Services has been awarded a major building cleaning contract by Norfolk Educational Services. The three-year, £2.5 million contract covers cleaning at four institutions within the Transforming Education in Norfolk (TEN) Group: City College Norwich, City Academy Norwich, Wayland Academy Norfolk, and Fakenham Academy Norfolk.

Norse Commercial Services director, Ruth Metcalf, said: “The contract covers a wide range of services including daily, periodic, specialist and window cleaning. Norse already provides grounds maintenance and security services to NES, and the addition of this cleaning contract confirms Norse's position as the leading FM provider in the east of England.”

Jan Benson, managing director, Norfolk Educational Services, said: “We are delighted to be working with Norse Commercial Services on this major new contract across institutions as part of the TEN Group's pioneering shared services model. Our aim is to work together to raise the bar in this area, delivering value for money for the college and academies in TEN Group, exceeding the expectations of students and staff with the quality of service provided, and energising the newly transferred staff through a new approach that we believe others will look to follow.”

Sales director, Geoff Tucker, said: “This follows other major contract awards for Norse in recent months, totalling over £5 million. In a highly competitive environment, it's great to win yet another prestige contract.”
Around 90 staff will transfer to Norse under TUPE, bringing the company's workforce to 8500.

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