If you operate a facilities management (FM) company, you will want to provide the most high-quality service at the most cost-effective price point.
This is where subcontracting (or outsourcing) some of your services may have benefits.
Why outsource your FM management?
- It can give you flexibility, meaning that you can increase or decrease the number of staff you need at any one time, depending on needs
- It reduces your costs, meaning that you can offer a more cost-effective service to your customers
- It allows you to apply for more high-value tenders. For example, if a tenderer requests a specialist service that you don’t offer, you can subcontract that service to another business
- It means you can expand to other parts of the UK, and potentially other countries too
Although outsourcing some of the services you provide has its advantages, you need to work with a company that will provide a professional service and uphold your values when working with your customers.
Working with a well-established company like Hawkesworth can be to your advantage.
Wates and their need for high-quality testing solutions
Wates is a facilities management company that provides construction and maintenance services to companies across the UK.
Hawkesworth not only carries out PAT (electrical equipment) testing for Wates regional office in York, but also as a subcontractor. Our team of engineers carry out testing for various companies on behalf of Wates, including a global law firm and an international investment management company.
Our engineers are City & Guilds qualified and DBS checked, meaning that they are cleared to work in schools, hospitals, children’s homes and care homes.
As a company, we are registered with both CHAS and Safe Contractor, meaning that we are fully compliant with QHSE requirements, saving Wates valuable time.
One dedicated person in our team manages the entire process for Wates, meaning that if they need to reschedule a test or ask a question, there is just one contact point.
Tina Howe, Account Manager at Wates said: “We need to work with subcontractors that we can rely on and Hawkesworth has been brilliant in that respect.
“We hope that we will be working together in the years to come.”
Contact Hawkesworth for your facilities management needs
If you are looking to expand your facilities management offering, we are more than happy to discuss your exact requirements.
We can not only provide you with PAT testing but EICR inspections, emergency lighting testing, fire risk assessments, fire alarm testing and thermographic surveys.