Spectrum Service Solutions has won a contract with The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo. Spectrum works with an extensive and varied client portfolio, but says this project is a bit different, and they’re finding there’s no shortage of volunteers from our animal-loving staff to work on the contract.
Edinburgh Zoo celebrates its 110th anniversary this year and was world-renowned even before Yang Guang and Tian Tian; the two giant pandas arrived a remarkable 12 years ago in 2011. Edinburgh Zoo attracts over 600,000 visitors yearly, so Spectrum has its work cut out on this high-traffic site.
Spectrum will provide cleaning, security services, consumables, window cleaning and waste streaming in all public areas. The zoo is also a popular educational and corporate event venue. Spectrum will provide a full range of services to support the many events hosted on-site throughout the year. There will be a firm focus on sustainability and innovative waste management. It will also be another data-driven project whereby Spectrum will monitor usage in all areas to ensure the right staff are deployed in the proper areas as and when required.
Regarding the latest win, Rebecca Bell, Spectrum’s Operations Manager, said: “We are all really looking forward to working in partnership with Edinburgh Zoo; it is a contract we have hoped to be involved with for many years. It’s something different in our portfolio, but we are used to working in venues with high visitor numbers, so we’re ready for the challenge.
“The contract is another high-profile assignment which has already captured the imagination of our team. The zoo is spread over a very wide area, so we will be deploying some new equipment to ensure we can mobilise our teams and have them in the right areas at the correct times; we’ll be announcing more about our plans for that very soon! It’s also great to be taking on a new group of staff, and we look forward to supporting them in delivering an excellent service.”