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New contracts add sparkle to anniversary celebrations

Published 29th January, 2013 by Neil Nixon

New contracts add sparkle to anniversary celebrations

GBM has won eight new contracts worth £2.7 million, adding extra sparkle to its recent 25th anniversary celebrations. Amongst the new contracts are wins from the Greater London Authority (GLA), a major City law firm, four major UK shopping centres and the Stag Brewery in south London.

The most high profile contract covers the Mayor of London's office, where GBM will provide cleaning and porterage services, extending its existing GLA contract for a further four years. The recent wins include a new contract for cleaning services at leading City law firm, Mayer Brown International, at its headquarters in Broadgate.

Other new contracts include wins at the Union Square Shopping Centre in Aberdeen, where GBM will manage several external contracts, as well as providing a 28-strong team to undertake daily, periodic and high level cleaning, waste management and recycling, landscaping, pest control, hygiene and washroom services, consumable supply and management.

In addition to this win, GBM has been awarded a contract to provide a range of cleaning and porterage services at Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre. With more than 70 shops, it is located at the heart of the UK's largest waterfront retail development. Other new shopping centre contracts will see GBM providing cleaning and other services for Springfield Quay Leisure Park in Glasgow and at the Feltham Shopping Centre near London.

As a result of these contracts, GBM will now manage retail property company Hammerson's entire shopping centre portfolio in the UK.

David Ford, GBM's chief executive, said: “We've had some great successes recently, not only in our traditional cleaning business, but for our newer facilities management operations. The new contracts have certainly added an extra sparkle to the 25th anniversary celebrations.”

Commenting on the company's anniversary, Ford added: “The whole business services industry has changed dramatically since GBM started life in 1987: customer demand, legislation and economic pressures have all played a significant part. There are bound to be many more challenges in the future, but I'm confident that we're well placed to meet them, and we're already planning ahead and looking forward to the next 25 years.”

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