A new boutique FM company has been created for the UK market with the express aim of changing the way corporate clients benefit from outsourced services. Called Q3, it is the brainchild of senior figures from the FM sector - including Martyn Freeman, Stuart Bellew and Alex Gavrilovic - and is already starting to win clients and mobilise contracts through its entrepreneurial approach.
Q3 has three main objectives: to help make commercial clients more productive through healthier environments; to work in a more transparent and open-book manner; and to transform the working environment for Q3 employees with well-paid and long-term jobs.
According to CEO Martyn Freeman, Q3 will initially focus on cleaning, M&E, waste and environmental, pest control, and landscaping, and is ready to take advantage of clients’ frustrations with the state of play in the UK market: “Our main objectives are reinforced by our approach to quality service, people and clients and these will help us to become one of the finest independent outsourcers in the UK. We are starting to achieve this through a refreshing openness which includes a genuine service guarantee for all clients. I am also proud to offer a true open-book commitment to return any client income that is ultimately unspent.”
Stuart Bellew, Q3's MD, continued: “Because we are not tied to a plc or a large overseas-owned business we can invest our time and money on growing in a sustainable manner that puts clients’ needs and our own employees first. We are committed to a highly entrepreneurial methodology and are confident that our investment will help the UK economy. We are also looking to work with clients that support the raising of living standards for all people in work and we will stress this in all negotiations.”
Further strengthening its offer, Q3 has also announced that Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE has joined its board as its non-executive chairwoman. Baroness McGregor-Smith has a high profile in the British business world, having served as CEO of Mitie Group plc for over nine years and chaired reports on behalf of the UK government into diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace. She said: “I am delighted to join the board of Q3. I am very excited to support Martyn and the team as they create a diverse and successful business. I have always been passionate about starting up new businesses with great values and have a real belief in share ownership for employees. This entrepreneurial focus, together with our partnership model with clients, marks the start of a new era in the outsourcing industry."
Photo shows: Alex Gavrilovic, Martyn Freeman and Stuart Bellew from Q3.