Facilities services providers Portfolio by Churchill and Pareto FM have been appointed by publisher Hearst UK to provide soft and hard services at its London portfolio.
The deal will see Portfolio by Churchill deliver daily office cleaning, deep cleans, and event management while Pareto will carry out all associated mechanical, electrical and fabric-related planned and reactive maintenance and project management services.
The arrangement includes several innovative service solutions including a workplace hygiene programme – PRISM and Covid-19 mitigation services from Portfolio, and Pareto expanding its women in engineering programme with an electrical apprenticeship.
Hearst UK publishes 25 magazines including ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and Esquire.
Its brands reach over one in three UK women and one in four UK men every month. Hearst UK sells over four million magazines a month and reaches 20-plus million UK digital unique users and has more than 79 million likes and follows via their social media platforms.
Sophie Wilkinson, head of operations and PMO, Hearst UK: “Since moving to Leicester Square in 2018, we have been keen to align our service partners to our new way of working; being able to deliver high cleaning and maintenance standards, whilst also operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. In Portfolio and Pareto we found two service partners that completely understood our ethos, high standards and approach to inclusivity and were able to demonstrate that we could create a true partnership.”
Antony Law, managing director, Portfolio by Churchill: “Our partnership with Hearst UK and Pareto will, I’m sure, create an opportunity for our team members as well as demonstrate the good that can come from like-minded teams working together to make the best workplace for everyone.”
Andrew Hulbert, managing director of Pareto FM, said: “We’ve been an admirer of Hearst UK for some time and aspired to be like them. They are a genuine world leader in diversity and inclusion strategy and genuinely lead from the front. We applauded their approach to LGBT+ and Black Lives Matter and watched with inspiration as they help to shape the world we live in.
He added: “We are particularly excited to grow our women in engineering programme through this contract with the addition of an electrical apprentice.”