When a major retailer suffered three missed waste collections in a row they called on Orchard FM’s rapid response service to remove unsightly and potentially hazardous debris quickly and efficiently from its site near Leeds.
We were contacted by one of our clients who needed our help to identify their fire safety obligations as an employer and to work with them in putting the necessary actions and procedures in place to ensure they were fully compliant.
Orchard Facilities Management responded to an estates helpdesk call for emergency repair to an office ceiling suffering water damage and collapse. Our teams were on site quickly and completed the repairs within 24 hours.
Many local properties have outdated plumbing systems, disused cellars and poorly maintained roofs. A stormy night can result in a leak that not only causes damage but also threatens to disrupt productivity in the workplace. As well as reactive maintenance incidents like this, it’s worth remembering that disused and poorly maintained areas of a building can cause compliance issues.
As part of our estates helpdesk service we schedule testing and maintenance of client premises and properties to make sure they don’t fall below the required standard of upkeep. Every company and building is unique and will require differing levels of attention according to its structure and use. We carry out a thorough compliance audit in the first instance before recommending urgent fixes and an ongoing schedule of checks and repairs.
Orchard provides Caring for Life with a range of facilities management services including IT support, site security and cleaning. By sourcing suppliers that offer the best value for money and managing contracts to maintain excellent service levels, Orchard ensures that as little of the charity’s budget as possible is spent on overheads, with more going directly to help those who need its care. Orchard is proud to provide financial support, through its charitable arm, for a variety of projects including the purchase of a new minibus for one of Caring for Life’s supported houses. Orchard’s directors also offer peer mentoring, sharing their commercial experience to help the charity’s management team overcome the challenges involved in running a growing organisation.
Orchard FM has been a long-term supporter of Hope for Justice and has also worked closely with the charity to streamline its IT and telecoms systems. With a strong track record of building relationships with charities, Orchard understands the financial priorities facing this sector and the need to keep overheads at a minimum and we also feel passionately about the work that is being done by the organisation to tackle modern slavery.
Virtual Resolution’s creative team specialises in 3D, graphic and animated design. It’s a thriving Yorkshire business working internationally with major clients.With huge volumes of data that need to be backed up and stored safely and securely, Orchard Facilities Management’s state of the art Yorkshire Data Centre ensures all its critical data is secure and close at hand.
Orchard Facilities Management manages waste services for Leeds care group Orchard Care Homes, looking after its homes across the Midlands and the North of England. Since starting to work for the organisation Orchard has been appointed to deal with an additional 44 properties acquired following the collapse of care company Southern Cross.
Huddersfield Town’s PPG Canalside Sports Complex is home to the club’s First Team and Academy. In recent years the site has undergone significant improvements and redevelopment as it shapes itself for the club’s sporting future. Orchard Facilities Management has been advising PPG Canalside management on waste, recycling, environmental compliance and operational efficiency.
“Orchard Facilities Management is an enthusiastic supporter of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice as well as a trusted business partner. Everyone at Orchard understands our ethos and cares about our objectives which means the work they carry out for us goes far beyond just doing a good job.”
Mechanical Engineering Ventures is a Huddersfield based manufacturing and engineering company, specialising in designing and fitting pumps. The company currently employs 18 people and has a second office in India.
Demand for on site facilities management in the construction sector has led to us being involved in various property development projects including a major residential refurbishment in Yorkshire’s Ripponden Valley.
TRUEfoods is an award winning food production business that uses traditional recipes and cooking methods to make stocks, sauces, pates, terrines and savoury pies and tarts. The Yorkshire family business supplies Michelin star kitchens, global airlines and cruiseliners, independent restaurants, contract caterers and the retail and leisure sector.