City Building Engineering Services (CBES) strengthens partnership with the Co-op

Posted by admin / 11.03.2020 / Latest News

L-R – Andrew Lofty, Property, Construction and Commercial Director (Co-op), Fraser Allan, Managing Director (CBES) and Paul Faulkner, Head of FM (Co-op)


CBES, which is part of City, one of the UK’s largest, privately owned facilities management (FM) companies has been awarded two new contracts with the Co-op to provide FM and refrigeration services, commencing on 1 April 2020.

A wide range of maintenance services will be provided including fabric, plumbing, mechanical and electrical by a Tech in Van (TiV) model, which aims to enhance quality, workmanship and consistency across more than 1,300 food and funeral sites in the UK.

CBES has provided refrigeration maintenance services to the Co-op for the last 11 years and this is the third consecutive contract to be awarded to the business. The new contract will also see

the addition of installation services across the 550 sites.

With the contracts spanning the next five years, almost 200 colleagues will be employed directly, enabling strong relationships to build locally between stores and their dedicated maintenance technician.

Andrew Lofty, Property, Construction and Commercial Director for Co-op said:

“We are delighted to confirm our partnership with City as part of a UK wide framework to deliver comprehensive services to our food and funeral sites.

“This long term partnership approach has enabled us to develop a bespoke solution, resulting in a team of highly skilled dedicated engineers delivering fantastic services to sites in their local area.

“By combining our drive to improve customer experience and City’s refrigeration and FM expertise we look forward to delivering a number of efficiencies for our members and customers across the Co-op’s north region.”

Fraser Allan, managing director for City Building Engineering Services said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for CBES to develop our close working relationship with the Co-op, delivering higher value and generating long term efficiencies.

“The new contracts are testimony to our colleagues’ dedication and commitment and the constructive solutions that CBES have continued to provide for more than a decade.

“We are looking forward to further enhancing our relationship with the Co-op and ensuring their staff and stores enjoy great service and an improved customer environment over the next five years and beyond.”