Success Stories

We have been involved with the integration of Merck Sharpe & Dohme and Schering-Plough throughout EMEA. The new "MSD" is now the second largest Pharmaceutical Company globally. We had the responsibility working with some of our CREA partners to assist the external Real Estate advisors and implement the integration. We had to plan with the local businesses, implement Corporate standards, Fit out and relocate the staff. Thereafter we worked with one of two global FM providers to implement outsourced Facility Management.

B & F have completed a project to implement CAFM for the Central Bank of Nigeria for its 27 locations and the next phase is to align all service provision with a view to implement a "Total Faciltiy Management solution".

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company has appointed B & F to review the way the Real Estate and Faciltiy Management is provided at its 100,000 sq. metre head office complex. Once a strategy is in place this will then be implemented for the whole NNPC portfolio.

We provide EMEA support to the Imation Corporation covering Real Estate and Facility Management and we have been involved in consolidating the Imation Corporation around EMEA. We created a Corporate HQ in Amsterdam and consolidated offices in Germany, France, Spain and the UK and worked directly for the Treasurer based in the United States working with local and EMEA management. Part of the task was to implement "Corporate Standards" based on current best practices.

Business & Facilities completed an extensive review of the Facility Management provision for both Research and Production divisions at AstraZeneca for the whole UK. This resulted in a complete re-organisation of service provision for both Research and Production generating many savings and creating efficiency improvements.

Business & Facilities was selected by Microsoft to harmonise and standardise the FM provision for its portfolio of properties in 58 countries in the EMEA region. This project delivered savings in the order of 9% to 15% per country with increased customer satisfaction, operational cost reduction and client time spent on day to day facilities issues reduced.

Work was completed with the outsource of Oracle Germany as a pilot for Oracle Real Estate and Facilities Management and savings in excess of 30% were achieved with the outsource of the Mechanical and Electrical services in the UK using the process developed for Germany.

Business & Facilities won with Microsoft the EuroFM Awards "Partners across Borders" Award category, one of only 4 global awards at the joint EuroFM /IFMA European conference.

The Criteria was to provide facilities management services across European national boundaries taking into account the challenges of different languages, cultures, currencies, regulations, etc. This Award recognises excellence in delivering facilities management services to an organisation located in more than one European country demonstrated by a Partnership between a corporate client and service providers, the achievements of the partnership towards agreed goals and innovation introduced to deliver facilities management consistently and effectively across European boundaries.

The Criteria was to provide facilities management services across European national boundaries taking into account the challenges of different languages, cultures, currencies, regulations, etc. This Award recognises excellence in delivering facilities management services to an organisation located in more than one European country demonstrated by a Partnership between a corporate client and service providers, the achievements of the partnership towards agreed goals and innovation introduced to deliver facilities management consistently and effectively across European boundaries.

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