Services provider Compass Group is transitioning its US corporate FM division with new operational programmes to help clients “elevate the workplace experience”.
Its new identity emerges as client companies welcome employees back to the workplace with enhanced post-Covid safety protocols and amenities in the office environment, including concierge services, flexible workspaces and on-demand facility services, explained a Compass Group statement.
Consequently, Eurest Services, based in Charlottesville, North Carolina, is relaunching as ESFM, which stands for Elevating Solutions in Facilities Management. The group says the name reflects the large portfolio of integrated facilities management operations offered to clients across the US.
ESFM carries out 80 per cent of all services provided to clients across soft, laboratory, employee, janitorial and technical service categories.
The group said that ESFM has also made considerable changes to its solutions model to align with the healthy building standard, defined by the International WELL Building Institute.
The group states that the new business composition“is a major evolution” from the basic facility services the industry was known for when the company was created by Compass Group in 2008.
CEO Tony McDonald said: “2020 was a defining year for ESFM, positioning ourselves as a premiere solutions partner for our corporate clients who needed to keep their buildings open and safe for essential personnel during Covid. After hitting new milestones that not only included business growth, but the deployment of unique programmes and technology solutions, we are ready to relaunch with an identity that captures all we have to offer.”
Company president David Hogland added: “We don’t provide a menu of simple, off-the-shelf services, but instead, a portfolio of solutions that are curated for each client location to support their workplace experience needs. With the relaunch of our company as ESFM, we are looking forward, redesigning what tomorrow’s work environment will be like for our current clients and expanding our impact with new business pursuits.”
The relaunch will include expanded safety programming, the deployment of a proprietary cleaning certification programme, and a five-day management onboarding curriculum. The ESFM identity transition is expected to be complete by the end of 2021.