GMS Group Win Multi-Year Contract for Security Services with Colliers

In a recent development, Colliers, a prominent figure in corporate real estate services worldwide, has selected GMS Group as its partner across Gloucestershire, marking the second contract win for the security specialist. GMS will extend its support to Colliers, the managing agent for Gloucester City Council, by providing security and cleaning services across several prominent locations including Eastgate Shopping Centre, King’s Walk Shopping Centre, St Oswald’s Retail Park, and King’s Square in Gloucester.

The range of security services to be provided encompasses manned guarding services, mobile patrols, property opening and locking, key-holding, and inspections of vacant properties. Concurrently, the cleaning services will cover various areas such as mall cleaning, public conveniences, service areas, and periodic deep cleaning.

GMS has teamed up with commercial cleaning specialist Fidelis, a part of React Group plc, to deliver these services. Lisa Nicholson, Commercial Director at GMS, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “After completing a rigorous tender process, we are thrilled to take on the provision of security and cleaning services for Colliers in Gloucestershire, building upon the strong relationship we have established in delivering the West Midlands contract.”

She further added, “We are pleased to be partnering with Fidelis for the delivery of cleaning services for this contract as they share our values around quality delivery, transparency, and looking after employees.”

Chris Ryan MBICSc, Director of Fidelis, echoed the sentiment, expressing excitement about the collaboration and the aligned values between the companies. He remarked, “Working closely with GMS from the start it was clear our values were aligned, and we were able to bring together our specialisms in our respective fields to collaboratively offer an effective service delivery solution to support Colliers Gloucester.”

The Gloucestershire contract is expected to capitalize on the success of GMS’s existing partnership with Colliers in the West Midlands. Stacey Gray Lindsay, Colliers Sourcing Manager, highlighted the satisfaction with GMS’s performance, stating, “GMS’s successful delivery of their West Midlands contract has been impressive as their customer service, agile culture, and professionalism have surpassed our expectations, a trend we are already seeing in Gloucestershire.”

GMS, headquartered in Tividale has 500 staff members and provides security solutions across the UK for leading brands such as Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Aston Martin, CEMEX UK, Neovia, and Kerry Foods.

National Contracts Director Simon Williams, leading on the Colliers partnership in Gloucestershire, brings an exceptional track record in contract delivery for high-profile stakeholders. Williams, who recently returned to GMS, had previously worked for the security specialist for five years, primarily on contracts for JLR and the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.