Retail-focused Arcus FM has been made an associate member of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) – the trade association for all UK retailers.
The national FM provider will work with the BRC to accelerate its role in shaping FM and creating tech-led solutions for its retail heartland.
The company was created in 2009, as part of a joint venture with Sainsbury’s. In February 2020, Arcus secured investment from ESO Capital Partners to pursue an independent path as a facilities management provider while continuing to serve its oldest client.
Arcus said that by using its industry-leading technology platform, it offers “meaningful insights and data that link FM with an end-to-end energy and sustainability programme that underpins retailers' needs to reach net-zero”.
CEO Chris Green said the BRC forms “the voice of British retail”.
“I’m looking forward to helping shape and structure a better future for retailers and consumers. I’m confident that with our diverse range of industry expertise and insights we are able to deliver a more agile approach to FM retail strategy.”
Helen Dickinson, BRC CEO, added: “We welcome Arcus FM into the BRC as our first facilities management member, joining over 100 associate members and 170 retailers. By working together, our industry is stronger, benefiting consumers, retailers and the UK economy.”
The BRC represents many leading retail businesses including eBay, Sainsbury’s, Boots, ASOS, and M&S. Its collective of more than 150 major retail members and associates deliver an estimated £180 billion of annual retail sales and employ at least 500,000 people.