Pareto Facilities Management Ltd, has been awarded a total FM contract with Aspire Via Studios. The contract will see Pareto deliver the full suite of facilities services including management, compliance, engineering, cleaning, security and projects. Aspire Via Studios is a newly founded inspirational charity that develops creative spaces designed to help artists, the community and good causes. Currently with spaces on the Southbank and in Islington, the organisation is adding further locations to its portfolio in the coming year.
During mobilisation of the contract the funding for one of Pareto’s apprentices on a different contract unfortunately ceased. Due to the close working partnership forged during implementation, Pareto proposed an option to Aspire Via Studios to relocate the apprentice to the Southbank site. The Aspire Via Studios client immediately offered to co-fund the role and agreed to the move. This saved the apprenticeship which otherwise would have ended.
Both Aspire Via Studios and Pareto are fully committed to apprenticeships with Pareto spending one hundred per cent of their apprenticeship levy on an annual basis. Pareto work closely with the apprenticeship training providers to create a fully supportive working environment coupled with strong workplace mentoring which is fully endorsed by Aspire Via Studios.
Colin Kimber, Associate Director of Pareto FM, concludes “the strength of relationship we have with Aspire Via Studios meant I could immediately discuss the proposal with the client. The success of the mobilisation meant this would provide a fantastic experience for a young person and to be an active part of the growing partnership”.
The Apprentice at the center of this story, Dan Martin, added “It has been a great experience for me moving to this site, I’ve been given the opportunity to work in a building across a number of different disciplines. I am so grateful for the opportunity"