This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Partnership for improving workplaces

26 August 2009

Carillion Workplace Solutions (CWS) has announced an working partnership with workplace transition specialists, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) to help clients develop efficient and effective workplaces.

The current climate paints a challenging picture for UK businesses for the foreseeable future with an enhanced need to make best use of accommodation. AWA and Carillion provide an innovative and comprehensive workplace transition service, reducing client costs and increasing efficiency and productivity in the workplace by focussing on areas such as use of space, technologies and practices.

"There is a perception that workplace changes are difficult and expensive to implement," commented David Sterry, Director of CWS. "Our combined experience with AWA means we can bring about a smooth transition by gaining support at senior levels, helping staff get used to the change and by adapting existing policies, technologies and furniture. It doesn’t take a wholesale change."

The new working partnership with AWA will complement existing services offered by CWS (part of Carillion plc), combining Carillion’s strong design, project management and operational experience with AWA’s reputable ability to deliver programmes of research, analysis of client portfolios and execute change programmes that enable a smooth transition in the way people work. The move will enable CWS to offer a complete, integrated approach to customer needs when developing workplace strategies and managing them over the life of their operational contracts.

Andrew Mawson, AWA’s Managing Director said: "Advanced working and workplaces are the future. From being something which used to be a bit ‘unusual and novel’ we’re seeing it become an accepted next evolution in office efficiency, fuelled by ‘virtual’ IT, cost pressure, a global drive towards sustainability and the recognition that these practices have now been adopted on a grand scale very successfully within some very large organisations. Our recent projects alone have brought Advanced Working to many thousands of staff in some of the UK’s leading organisations, none of whom would now go back to the old world of work."

"Organisations need to be more efficient with their space but not at the expense of destroying professional productivity. The essence of applying Advanced Working is to take these people with you," Mawson continued. "That’s why we’re delighted to be working with Carillion; an organisation which has had the vision to see that they can bring the benefits of Advanced Working to its clients as part of a natural ‘business as usual’ evolution."

The Workplace Consultancy division of Carillion launched in May 2008 with the aim of addressing the issues many businesses face with creating the right space and maximising use of the workplace. Whether the aim is to drive organisational and cultural change, re-engineer an organisation, increase the efficiency of buildings or simply redesign or refurbish a work environment, CWS works with clients to create a dynamic workspace that will support business growth, flexibility and drive effective teams and cost efficiency. www.carillionworkplacesolutions.com

Advanced Workplace Associates: Advanced Workplace Associates is Europe's leading workplace transition consultancy. The firm advises the world's leading technology and financial services companies on Advanced Working solutions including workforce mobility, behavioural and organisational change, the efficient use of office space and the exploitation of cutting-edge IT and communications technologies. Its clients include Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, AXA and numerous companies in the Financial Services sector with large white collar worker populations. www.advanced-workplace.com


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

http://www.fsifm.com
PFM


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Prevention better than cure where compliancy and PPM is concerned

Industry experts give their response to the question of whether compliance with legislation should be a focus of maintenance procedures....

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

Online applications invited for the PFM-hosted visit to ISE 2020

Those wishing to join the annual hosted visit to the internationally-renowned Integrated Services Exhibition exhibition in February can now register their ...
Article image

CSA Conference Secures Additional Industry Support

Scheduled for Tuesday 31st March at The Crystal in London, the first ‘Making Buildings Work’ conference has won the backing from two of the leading names i...
Article image

Court action against MoJ after "unfair" contract award

According to The Times, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is being sued by Mitie, following claims that it lost out on...