Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 19°C

Search

Bury St Edmunds: New offices to support Servest expansion plans

13:06 08 September 2014

Servest  chief executive Rob Legge.

Servest chief executive Rob Legge.

Facilities management group Servest has moved into new offices close to its headquarters in Bury St Edmunds as it continues to expand.

The additional space, at Vicon House in Western Way, Bury, is now home to centralised support functions including customer support, asset management, health and safety and IT that support all of the Servest’s service delivery divisions.

Around 30 staff have relocated to the new building which also provides space for the support teams to take on more staff to support the group’s ongoing strategy to become one of the top five facilities managmeent service providers in the UK, with several key acquisitions in the pipeline.

Servest, a member of the EADT/EDP Top100 listing of the 100 biggest companies in Suffolk and Norfolk, was supported by St Edmundsbury Borough Council in finding the new premises, in recognition of the the group’s plans to create new jobs. The council’s economic development team put Servest in touch with the landlords of Vicon House, which is close to the council’s own headquarters at West Suffolk House.

Alaric Pugh, St Edmundsbury council’s portfolio holder for economic growth, said: “We have a strong track record of working withbusinesses large and small, to help them achieve their plans for growth, new jobs and increased prosperity in our area.

“I am extremely proud that our economic development team was able to move swiftly to help Servest find the premise they required, and to ensure that the new jobs that they create will be in the borough, and not elsewhere.”

Rob Legge, Servest chief executive for the UK and Europe, said: “Expanding into the new premises at Vicon House in Western Way has been vital given Servest’s growth strategy.

“There are several key acquisitions in the pipeline and it is of real strategic importance that wehave the support teams in place to effectively support our customers and all of the Servest divisions.

“It has been a real pleasure working with St Edmundsbury Borough Council, which takes such an active interest in supporting locally-based businesses.

“We look forward to creating new jobs on site, further supporting the local economy, as we continue to grow the Servest business.”

Servest, whose parent company is based in South Africa, already employs more than 16,000 people at more than 6,000 sites across the UK, delivering value-for-money solutions to clients in the retail, leisure, public, commercial, construction, transport and logistics sectors, on a bundled or integrated basis to suit clients’ needs.

Its operations span a comprehensive range of facilities management, including building services, catering, cleaning, consumables, energy management, grounds maintenance, internal landscaping, pest control, security, washroom services and waste management.

Earlier this summer, Servest was ranked in 48th place in the Sunday Times PA Consulting Inward Investment Track 50, a new listing of the UK’s 50 largest overseas-owned employers.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Students at Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy celebrating their GCSE results this morning.

It’s been a successful day for Ipswich as pupils and teachers celebrate outstanding GCSE results.

Comedian was drunk and disorderly

A stand-up comedian has been given a conditional discharge after he swore at a police officer who saw him urinating in the doorway of an Ipswich Labour Club.

Liverpool Street station

London’s Liverpool Street train station has been evacuated following reports of a suspicious package.

Gambling addict damaged machine

A gambling addict flew into a rage and damaged a £1,000 fruit machine after losing money at an Ipswich amusement arcade, a court has heard.

Holywells Park

A teenager who raided an Ipswich park kiosk three times in a week stealing ice creams and drinks worth £2,500 has been spared custody.

Amelia Felgate, five, with Sparkle - her very own Pigs Gone Wild creation

Her older siblings have been proudly showing off the junior pigs they and their classmates designed and painted during the summer term.

Friends and family gathered in Holbrook to give Sam Hall a heroes welcome. Sam has just cycled the length of France in order to raise money for charity in memory of his late brother, Archie Hall.
L-R William and Henry Bawley, Laura Hall, Sam Hall, Eve and John Hopkins.

Sam Hall was given a hero’s welcome by friends and family last night as he arrived at his Holbrook home after completing a 900-mile cycle ride in memory of his brother.

Happy birthday Penny! By Julie Kemp

Over the past week there has been much to celebrate with A-level results, GCSEs and the ongoing success of the Pigs Gone Wild trail in Ipswich.

Farlingaye High School pupils Daisy Shaw (left) and Erin Hamilton celebrate their GCSE results.

There were tears from some and squeals of joy from others today as students across east Suffolk opened the envelopes containing their GCSE results.

Tim Odgers on a recent trip to York Minster

Tributes have been paid to an “inspirational” former Stowmarket Middle School head teacher who has died of an aggressive blood cancer.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24