Office relocation and workplace change firm Business Moves Group (BMG) has won a two-year contract with Leeds Beckett University after a competitive tender exercise.
Under the deal, which includes an option to extend for another two years, BMG will help the university to relocate to new campus buildings and will redistribute and recycle redundant furniture. BMG’s environmental and sustainability solution was a main factor in Leeds Beckett’s decision.
The firm’s service includes a full structured report of the furniture that is to be removed from the campus buildings, where it has gone and, if it has been recycled, how furniture items will be broken down.
A forthcoming project for the university is a move across to the Headingley and Civic Quarter campus. This will be supported by BMG’s in-house team of IT managers, move managers, porters, and security staff.
BMG’s Graham Hardy and Gareth Smith were both responsible for securing the contract and managing all projects within the contract period.
Hardy, BMG’s business development director for the North, said: “As a national business with a hub in Leeds, we are pleased to be helping this local business and to be creating a great space for students and staff to thrive in.”
Sarah Beckett, category manager in procurement of estates at the university, said: “We were particularly impressed with [BMG’s] account management and the structures they will implement to make the move successful. We are only a small team that looks after a large campus estate, so their integration with us and adapting their practices to suit our situation is extremely promising.”
“Additionally, their sustainability offering was a key factor in our choice, as we want to make this transition as eco-friendly as possible.”