Build Facilities Management Awards 2016

Build 2016 Facilities Management Awards “One of our most important aims is to significantly reduce the impact on the environment associated with the movement of our materials and employees. We aim to improve the energy efficiency of our operations and work with key suppliers and customers to minimize energy consumption. We try to ensure the well-being of our staff and clients by using innovative products that contribute positively to the environment. We are also Gas Safe registered and hope to have a full NICEIC Accreditation by mid-2017. This will allow us to offer in-house services such as combustion and electrical testing. “All of these certifications are important to us as they show that we are a company that not only wants to be successful in our business endeav- ours, but that also wants to demonstrate the high standard that these are completed to. They also demonstrate that we endeavour to work in a manner which is environmentally responsible, which shows that we understand the repercussions that will occur if firms do not take the impact that their work has on the environment into consideration. Finally, these also demonstrate that we have aspirations to continue gaining accreditations, showing that expansion in the service we are able to deliver to our clients is of the upmost important to us.” All involved at Jones FM are committed to ensuring that all their staff are giv- en the best opportunities possible, and they action this by offering all team members individual plans for training and development. The rationale for this is that Jones FM was formed by Bradley and Christopher, who wanted to build an FM company with a strong family culture; as such, they look out for those within their ranks and wish to have a strong bond with all members of staff who work for the firm. “We have found that if we invest in our employees, they will invest in us. This then means that everyone will work hard to ensure that work is completed to the highest standard possible. At Jones FM, we believe in making sure that we offer positions internally, so as to give our staff the best opportunities at our disposal. We also promote and encourage our staff to come to us with ideas surrounding how they can expand their knowledge base and become more qualified, if necessary. “This attitude is attractive to potential employees and ensures we get a high number of high calibre applications. Employees tend to stay with us for many years, as they know that we will always look out for them in terms of growth and that there is potential to expand with us. We have grown the company from 3 team members to just over 80 in a very short period of time, with a very high retention rate, which demonstrates the success we have had in this area. Our family business ethos is still very much at the heart of everything we do, and this will continue to attract the very best talent within our sector. “As well as offering dedicated staff members, we are ideally located to serve our clients, as the majority of our business is located within the M25, and our offices are based in Dartford and St Katharine Docks. This means that we can ensure that our team can access our clients’ sites promptly to ensure that we can deliver on any task required. “Technologically, we are also taking great steps in order to be able to better service our clients. We recently fitted all of our company vehicles with a Telemetric system, which allows us to track our vehicles and reduce our fuel consumption, as well as being able to update our clients as to where our staff are in the event of a callout. We have just launched our new Microsoft Office 365 Shared Drive, which will allow our staff the flexibility of working almost anywhere, and also allows communication to become more efficient, and therefore speed up our internal processes. Our aim for the next three years is to make all of our sites paperless, by introducing a new online and handheld platform. “We have plans to grow our business nationally, and potentially into Europe, within the next three years. Our partnerships with many Blue Chip Clients has put us into a position where this is possible, and our appointment at Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work and St Katharine Docks for the next three years as their M&E Service Partner will see us grow the business to another level. There are some very exciting times ahead for our company, and we look forward to seeing what is in store for Jones FM.” Devonshire Square Residential refurbishment