Choosing between a one-off service and a facilities management contract is something that all business owners consider as they see their business grow. Every business is different, and therefore choosing the right service for your business is crucial to ensure you get the best possible experience for yourself and your employees.
There are pros and cons to both types of service, which should be weighed up carefully before choosing. Getting the right service not only means that you keep your employees happy and productive, but it can also save you some money in the long run. Doing your research will put you in a great position to move your business forward as smoothly as possible with minimum impact on your business’s day-to-day activities.
Benefits of Facilities Management Service Contracts
Facilities management services can help to streamline the needs and services your business requires. Hard facilities management is something that your business will need at some point, and most of them are required by law. HVAC systems, air conditioning, plumbing, and heating services, are a few systems facilities management take care of.
Getting these services provided by a specialist facilities management company means that all your required services will be covered under one maintenance contract. This helps to alleviate some of the administrative tasks imposed on single service users. With all the extra time saved with less paperwork, you can focus on the business’s core activities, allowing further growth.
You may also find that having all services under one provider offers a higher saving potential. And while on the subject of savings, not having to invest in long-term technologies saves you money and the time and effort of training new employees and maintaining equipment.
Single Service Providers
Single service providers seem like the obvious choice for smaller businesses. It means you can easily organise your contracts and give you more control of the single services they provide. With each supplier only having a single service to provide your business, it can give you a sense of clarity knowing that services are separate and tend not to get lost in the crowd.
As single service providers do as their name suggests, it means that they likely specialise in their field and are more likely to be up to date with new advancements in equipment and training in that given field. On the other hand, having multiple service contracts can sometimes become a headache for the business owner who manages the contracts. Unless you have the time and energy to manage multiple contracts, you might find that it becomes rather draining in the long term.
As discussed, choosing the right service will depend heavily on your business. Another thing to consider is future growth; if your business expands and plans to move to a more prominent site, choosing facilities management could be the better choice as you will have all the hard services needed under one provider. As hard facilities are mostly required by law, it’s likely your business will always need them. Planning for the future will enable your business to grow while making savings along the way. With this in mind, choosing a facilities management service over a single service provider could provide many advantages in the long term.
If you would like to find out more about facilities management services that we offer, get in contact with us today on 01604 645788 or alternatively, visit our contact page to send a message.