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FM contract awarded by digital retailer

Published 17th August, 2022 by Neil Nixon

FM contract awarded by digital retailer

14forty, part of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has won a new contract with online retailer, N Brown Group plc, to provide catering, cleaning and security services across its three UK sites. The agreement is a multi-year deal and will see 14forty consolidate operations from three separate companies into a single contract, welcoming around 100 staff.

N Brown Group, which specialises in clothing and footwear as well as furniture and electronics, owns brands such as Jacamo, JD Williams and Simply Be. It has nearly 2000 employees working across its headquarters in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, as well as distribution centres in Oldham and Glossop.

Ken Mellis, head of workplace facilities and engineering at N Brown, said: “Our intention was to look at the market with a view of improving the service and bringing more innovation to our colleagues. 14forty successfully demonstrated the financial and operational benefits of consolidating the services, as well as its proven track record in this arena. We were also impressed with 14forty’s environmental credentials, with its commitment to reducing waste and carbon emissions, and achieving Net Zero status by 2030 which aligns with N Brown’s own ESG agenda. The company delivered a winning pitch, and its size means it has the capacity to take on more services for us if required. This clinched it for us, so we were delighted to award 14forty the work in its entirety.”

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