Emprise Services has been awarded a new five-year contract with the British Library to manage cleaning, waste management, pest control, window cleaning, washroom services and specialist cleaning.
Emprise was one of five companies in the selection process and has provided its services at the Library’s sites at St Pancras in London and Boston Spa in West Yorkshire since 2003.
Ian Goadsby, the British Library’s facilities manager, said:
“Emprise has consistently provided a professional service and has enthusiastically partnered with the British Library over the past 13 years.
“We challenged them from the outset to provide leadership in key areas, particularly in creating systems and strategies that would enhance our visitors’ experience and develop our environmental credentials. They have done this consistently and I’m looking forward to working with their teams over the next five years.”
Mark Beadle, Emprise’s chief executive, added:
“I am absolutely delighted for everyone involved that we will continue to work with the British Library. Emprise has an exceptional track record within our industry and this has been reflected with us retaining this contract.”
The British Library holds copies of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland in a collection of 150 million items that include books, maps, sound recordings, newspapers and postage stamps. The building in St Pancras covers a total floor area of over 112,000m2 spread over 14 floors.