Gigaclear, which designs, builds and operates a full fibre, ultrafast broadband network in rural areas, has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard and soft services to its portfolio of properties across the UK. The contract will see Pareto FM deliver all associated hard services including engineering, compliance and projects as well as the full suite of soft services. The contract runs across the full Gigaclear network from Daventry to Cheltenham, with the potential for additional sites in the future.
Simon Maltby, Indirect Purchasing & Facilities Manager at Gigaclear commented:
“As Gigaclear continues to grow rapidly, we wanted to find an organisation to work with that could help us achieve our ambitious targets. In Pareto, we found a company that totally understands our vision for what exceptional workspace services could look like and that has the drive to grow quickly with us. Pareto also brings a new level of asset management expertise which enables us not only to fully understand our growing estate but also to work towards enhancing it. We believe in true partnerships and look forward to growing with Pareto at this exciting time.”
Andrew Hulbert, Pareto FM Managing Director added: “Before working together, Pareto was aware of the incredible success of Gigaclear and was in awe of its growth achievements in such a short space of time. Gigaclear is changing the game in rural internet service provision, and we found many similarities in our growth stories, with both of us featuring in Sunday Times’ business fast track league tables. To have the opportunity to support an organisation at this stage of their growth and go on a journey together is a great privilege. We continue to learn from Gigaclear’s success every day and can’t wait to see how this develops into a leading service provider for the sector.”
Gigaclear was established in 2010 and its ultrafast broadband network now reaches homes and businesses in more than 450 communities across 22 counties – and growing. It is working hard to provide rural properties, farms and businesses with the UK’s best broadband speeds. Gigaclear designs and builds its new networks to rural communities where there is a need for better broadband using commercial investment. In some communities it is working with Local Bodies to deliver this essential service with subsidy under the Building Digital UK (BDUK) scheme. Gigaclear Ltd is principally owned by Infracapital, a leading European Infrastructure investor.