Westgrove Secures 5 Year TFM Contract

Fast growing Facilities Management company, The Westgrove Group, has secured a 5-year partnership with Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull and highlights its move into the TFM market place.

The contract, valued over £10M, will see the company delivering cleaning, security, concierge and hard services such as reactive and planned maintenance. The award follows a competitive tender process which involved a number of market leading facilities management companies.

Claire Mckinley-Smith, Managing Director at The Westgrove Group says “We are delighted to start a proactive partnership with the team at Touchwood. As well as welcoming over 50 new colleagues into our business, we are looking forward to working with a dynamic management team on site who share our core values. We pride ourselves on the quality of our customer service, the flexibility we can provide and the introduction of new services and technologies.”

The exciting partnership, brings together Westgrove and Touchwood Shopping Centre which is owned by Lendlease Retail LP and managed by property management group Workman. Located in Solihull’s attractive metropolitan borough, Touchwood Shopping Centre opened in 2001 and combines a stylish retail offering with civic gardens providing green space for the community to enjoy.

General Manager, Tony Elvin, says, “Our new partnership with The Westgrove Group is exciting. Throughout the pandemic we have been focusing on ensuring Touchwood is a safe retail and leisure environment, prioritising the health and wellbeing of our guests, retailers and staff.  We are delighted to be working now with Westgrove and together whilst maintaining that critical safe environment aim to drive our guest service, community interaction and team engagement to even greater heights.”

Westgrove provide security, cleaning, maintenance and customer service to shopping centres and mixed-use destinations, corporate offices, business parks and airports throughout the UK.  Following a successful 22-year history, the company has expanded in 2020 to add hard services to enhance its well-established award-winning soft services provision. 

The Westgrove Group has also recently secured contracts with Morgan Quarter in Cardiff and Kings Chase Shopping Centre in Bristol. The company, based in Warrington, was founded by Group Chairmen Simon Whittle and Steve Fives.

Touchwood Shopping Centre, Solihull