ASG has recently won a facilities security, cleaning, and site-based maintenance contract worth £4m for three Ashdown Phillips & Partners (AP&P) sites. The contract started on the 1st May 2022 and will run over the next 3 years.


ASG provides a range of facility management services focused on two core services; security and cleaning. Working across a range of sectors including retail, leisure, commercial office, and manufacturing, ASG has built an enviable reputation for their highly professional yet personal approach to the provision of its services. High-profile wins such as this underpin ASG’s strategy for success and are built by robust management and the development of skilled, motivated staff.


The contract sees ASG onboard over 60 staff across three leading AP&P retail locations; Byron Place -Seaham, Birchwood Shopping Centre – Warrington, and the Weston Favell Shopping Centre – Northampton.


One of the key factors in the award of the contract is the provision of the ‘Living Wage’. AP&P and ASG recognise the importance of looking after their employees and are proud to be Living Wage Employer and Recognised Living Wage Service Provider respectively; this is reflective of the forward-thinking approach of both businesses. It also demonstrates the value and importance of the work that the cleaning, security, and maintenance teams deliver.


Alistair Clayton, Sales Director Cleaning at ASG commented on the tender process, “We provide commercial property companies and landlords with leading and innovative security and cleaning capabilities and help our customers achieve their strategic objectives for each site. We work closely with our partner clients, bringing new efficiencies and a dedicated workforce to the table, and we look forward to delivering unparalleled levels of service across all three sites.”


James Wheeler, Sales Director Security at ASG also commented “From the initial tender opportunity we were able to review the security operations in detail, which formed the basis of our approach to making innovative changes to the security technology we propose to implement into these centres. We are excited to be working with AP&P on these new schemes and look forward to seeing ongoing improvements, via our service delivery methodology.”


AP&P is a specialist property management company with a reputation for providing outstanding and focused property management services covering everything from surveying, service charge and lease management, managing budgets, health & safety, property inspection and facilities management, through to full accounting services and comprehensive financial reporting. Managing multi-let offices, shopping centres, business parks, industrial estates, business centres, and retail/leisure outlets across the UK.


Nick Atkinson, ASG Managing Director commented, “We are delighted to be appointed this multi-location contract by AP&P, especially given their reputation for the delivery of such high and exacting standards. The award is a testament to the hard work and willingness of our on-site teams and management to go the extra mile”.


Nick continued, “The tender process allowed us to demonstrate our commitment, innovative ideas, smart sustainable solutions, and cost-effective technologies that will ultimately, following the award, improve the delivery of security and cleaning services at the prestigious AP&P sites”.


John Magee, Centre Manager at Birchwood Shopping Centre commented on the appointment, “We were delighted to award the cleaning and security contract for Birchwood Shopping Centre to ASG.  We are confident that their ‘people-first’ approach will deliver great results and continuous improvement for both the shopping centre and our fantastic team”.

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