Parr Facilities Management ups the ante for growth with Radius
Belfast-based construction, fit-out and facilities management services company Parr Facilities Management is driving new growth opportunities in the UK and Ireland following a major digital business transformation designed to enable the continuation of its expansion plans.
Parr FM is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful facilities management companies with a stellar list of major clients including BOC, GLL, Triangle Housing, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), Co-op, Lidl and Boots.
The mechanical and electrical services specialist which recently opened a new hub in Glasgow as part of its growth ambitions has partnered with leading business solutions company Radius to help it maintain its growth momentum.
In March, the company announced a £1m investment with the launch of a new renewable energy company, Parr Renewables.
Creating more than 20 new jobs, Parr Renewables works with colleagues on its teams to provide tailored sustainable energy solutions.
From telecoms to telematics, Radius helps Parr FM seamlessly and digitally connect its teams in every region, improving turnaround times, productivity, cost management and project success.
Led by Radius’ telecoms arm, Radius Connect, Parr FM, which has more than 200 employees in offices in Belfast, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow, is transforming its telecoms infrastructure by adding more mobile and network-based assets cloud to support its remote growth. – work teams.
Committed to paperless work and more streamlined reporting, Parr is using more than 210 mobile phones as part of a state-of-the-art upgrade that includes installing a cloud-based hosted phone system that provides the flexibility and the security necessary to support its dynamic activity. Needs.
A company with a fleet of over 130 vehicles on the road in each region, Parr has also just installed specialist GPS telematics, supplied by Radius Telematics, enabling it to track and improve the efficiency of its mobile teams and which complements the introduction of a dedicated fuel card system provided by Radius to manage fuel consumption and cost.
Parr Facilities Management Managing Director, John Warren, said: “In a rapidly changing business and economic landscape where we are managing multiple concurrent projects in all jurisdictions, we are strongly focused on investing in the best technology to ensure to maintain our dynamism, responsiveness and competitive advantage to support our growing customer base.
“Working with Radius, we have introduced a range of important tools that have enabled us to work better, faster and with maximum productivity to ensure that we continuously deliver to our customers on time and on budget. I’m thrilled with the transformation we’ve achieved in just a few months and the difference our investment in Radius has made to our business and the entire team.
Part of The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies, Radius, which has more than 40,000 customers in Ireland in telecommunications, fuel cards and telematics, owns DCI, the island’s largest fuel card company which celebrated the its 25th anniversary last year.
Its Radius Connect provides mobile, landline and cloud services based on solutions from industry leading providers such as Microsoft, Vodafone, O2, EE, NFON and Gamma, including CBRE, Deli Lites, UPU Industries, Shelbourne Motors and John Minnis Estate Agents are also among its prominent clients.
Stephen McQuoid, Ireland Director at Radius Connect, added: “With a diverse and award-winning portfolio of business solutions designed to deliver growth and capacity and help drive innovation, Radius is well-known and trusted to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
“Our success is based on the partnerships we develop with our customers and we are delighted to support Parr FM in its national growth strategy.
“As one of Northern Ireland’s experienced and focused companies, we wish John and the entire team continued success as we reaffirm our commitment to help realize his plans and ambitions.”
Earlier this year, Radius Connect signed a contract with Hastings Hotel Group to provide enhanced mobile telecommunications to staff across its property estate in Northern Ireland. A Radius Connect customer for over a decade, the Hastings Hotels team has taken delivery of a new fleet of handsets, integrated data sharing and cost-effective international roaming to keep everyone connected in permanence within the framework of a “global” client. care package.
Based in Crewe, England with offices in 18 countries, Radius says it is “actively pursuing an international diversification strategy” to provide its customers with a range of business services in telecommunications, electric vehicle charging stations, telematics , insurance and fuel cards.
Radius Connect moved to a new, state-of-the-art Grade A office at Clarendon Dock in Belfast last year as part of a multi-million pound investment that brings together its fuel card, telecoms and telematics in an integrated move to integrate its UK and Ireland operations.
And the new hub also acts as a catalyst for future expansion across the island, complementing existing offices in Dublin, Londonderry and Galway.