Arcus awarded £28m per annum cleaning contract with Sainsbury’s

Leading facilities management company, Arcus, has been awarded a £28m per year contract delivering cleaning services to one of the UK’s largest supermarkets, Sainsbury’s.

Arcus, who already provides bespoke FM services to the household name supermarket, has secured the four-year contract, providing soft services to more than 300 stores nationwide – making it the largest soft services supplier to Sainsbury’s across the UK.

This win will see 1,000 new colleagues join Arcus, who provide a range of hard and soft services to a number of leading clients across the UK.

Chris Green, CEO of Arcus said: “We’ve worked with Sainsbury’s since 2009 and have established a strong relationship built on shared values. We’re delighted to have secured this contract and we’re excited to continue this journey with Sainsbury’s to deliver an excellent customer experience.

“We develop great solutions for our customers that improve service while reducing cost.  And our colleagues take real pride in making these solutions a reality.”

For nearly a decade, Arcus has successfully worked in partnership with Sainsbury’s as their FM managing agent, progressively increasing self-delivery. This includes, mechanical and electrical work, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), photovoltaic maintenance, building fabric, lighting, drainage, refrigeration, fire safety, biomass, cleaning and landscaping, energy services, building management and remote monitoring.

Danny Malyon, Head of Facilities Management for Sainsbury’s, said: “Arcus consistently delivers. It understands the challenges of the retail industry and overcomes them with fresh, innovative ideas that make a big difference.”

This announcement is a further addition to the company’s existing facilities management contract which has seen Arcus work with Sainsbury’s for nearly ten years, with its current contract in place until 2026.

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