Build Facilities Management Awards 2016

Build 2016 Facilities Management Awards 42 unning a large building, a number of properties or an entire estate can be complex; Locale provides a web-based solution to ease communication and streamline internal processes. The company supplies a suite of management tools – from monitoring deliv- eries to visitor access, booking loading bays to circulating announcements – adjusted to suit each building’s requirements. The permission-based access ensures users can only view or use the information relevant to them. Having worked across the sector since 2005 – in commercial, residential and mixed-use properties – Locale provides innovative solutions and a customised portal to each individual client. Procedures that may have taken days to manually manage previously are now available online, anytime, at the click of a button. The portal’s designs are sleek, modern and mobile responsive, meaning us- ers have access from any device. Locale will be launching an app in Spring 2017, which will further improve the experience of their clients. “Locale understands that each building is different and their needs evolve; our portals are flexible enough to provide the user with exactly the informa- tion they want at any given time,” explains founder and managing director Guy Windsor-Lewis. “Our diverse range of clients has helped us to develop and advance our product to suit the wide range of requirements in property management. Ultimately, we’re able to ease our clients’ stress points.” Today, Locale works with some of the most iconic buildings in London, including The Shard. The landmark’s portal was relaunched in the spring of 2015, following a rebranding and a review of the management team’s needs. Today, My Vertical City is used by over 6,000 people, from security staff to office tenants, and integrates with a number of multipart management systems already in place. As well as an innovative product, Locale prides itself on the personal, tailored service it provides clients. Once a portal has launched, the company’s in-house support team will communicate with clients to review, tweak and improve portals to ensure they are working hard for the buildings they are serving. “Locale leads on service in the industry, with a focus on training clients to use their portals in the most effective way possible for their buildings. Once launched, we’re on hand to assist in any way we can. This is another factor that sets us apart from other online property management software compa- nies,” Operations Director Dan O’Gorman adds. Looking to the future, the Oxford-based company is expanding, with further recruitment taking place throughout the final months of 2016, and an office move to larger premises in the pipeline. Locale Ltd Best Property Management Software Supplier - South England Locale is the UK’s leading supplier in property management software, offering clients unique, flexible and customisable online portals. We profile the firm and explore how it came to achieve this prestigious accolade. R FM160008 Company: Locale Ltd Phone: 01865 249 758 Email: [email protected] Website: