Travis Perkins Managed Services has signed a five-year partnership worth up to £2m per annum with Housing and Community Services provider, One Manchester.
This contract means Travis Perkins Managed Services is now fully responsible for One Manchester’s repair and maintenance supply chain for the association’s 12,000 homes in Central, East & South Manchester.
Travis Perkins Managed Services will help One Manchester reduce costs and increase efficiency by providing the right range of products at a better value, whilst also providing easy access to materials. This will free up One Manchester’s repair and maintenance employees and contractors to work more efficiently on the 50,000 maintenance visits they undertake every year.
Regional Director at Travis Perkins Managed Services, Gemma McRae said: “We are delighted to have secured this contract, and add this to our one million-strong portfolio of tenanted social housing properties in the UK where we are the sole provider of materials and supply chain solutions, and where we are helping to deliver efficiency through quality at an affordable price.
“As part of this partnership, we have opened a fully refurbished and dedicated warehouse/distribution facility at One Manchester’s Quattro House in East Manchester, so that the housing provider’s repair and maintenance staff can have instant access to the materials they require.
“This will stock all the heavy- and lightside materials required, and provide everything One Manchester needs to maintain its properties. The new store comes complete with office space, communal welfare facilities and a dedicated delivery vehicle, and the team is already settling in.”
Managed Services has extensive experience in adhering to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) when any transferring of staff is needed, and says it is able to fully support members of the One Manchester repair and maintenance team by transferring them from the old store and ensure they are welcomed into the Travis Perkins Group.
Head of Maintenance at One Manchester, Dennis Wellington, said: “As part of our ambitions to deliver a first-class repairs & maintenance service to our customers, we wanted to modernise our procurement and material supply operations. We are delighted to partner with an organisation so experienced in delivering supply chain solutions that provide value for money.
“Streamlining our procurement processes and the way we use building materials will greatly improve our supply chain management across our operating area. As well as improving our repairs and maintenance service for customers, the cost savings and other efficiencies created as a result of this partnership will allow One Manchester to invest in further service improvements.”
Image shows: David Leith, Gavin Paget, Wendy Smith – all from Travis Perkins – with Group Head of Maintenance at One Manchester Housing Group, Dennis Wellington, and Gemma McRae, also from Travis Perkins