Orchard Facilities Management has negotiated lower prices for waste collection and introduced more efficient waste practices for eight UK stores of retailer United Carpets and Beds.
The Rotherham based franchised flooring and bed retailer said the deal will support its mission to offer value to its customers by streamlining operations and reducing costs.
Simon Sherwin of United Carpets said: “The deal will result in lower overheads as we introduce the new management processes at eight of our franchises, helping us to keep prices low for our customers.
“It will also simplify administration by providing us with a single invoice and point of contact for these sites,” he added.
United Carpets launched in 1997 and is now the second largest chain of specialist retail carpet and floor covering stores in the UK with over 60 stores.
James Holdsworth of Orchard Facilities Management said: “Restructuring of waste services is already underway at the Lincoln site and will be introduced at further stores across the Midlands and North of England in the coming weeks and months.
“We have also been able to negotiate lower prices for waste collection at each of the eight sites by tendering the contract across our network of suppliers and this in itself will bring considerable savings over time.”
Orchard specialises in delivering tailored facilities management solutions for business of all sizes, from small and medium sized enterprises to large multi-site organisations. Services include data and IT managed services, pest control, building services and all types of waste management, including clinical, hazardous and washroom services.
Mr Holdsworth added: “We are delighted to be working with United Carpets on general waste and will be looking at the possibility of rolling out other facilities management services across their retail portfolio to improve efficiency even further.”