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14forty awarded collaborative business relationships standard certification


14forty, the integrated facilities management business of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has been certified to the BS 11000 Collaborative Business Relationships standard.

The certification, presented by BSI, the international business standards company, highlights an individual business’ ability to create a joint vision and objectives with their clients and to develop relationships and work effectively within their partnerships.

14forty was presented with the certification as a result of their partnership with National Grid. The business has been working as the facilities management provider of National Grid since 2009, providing National Grid with soft facilities management services, delivering ground maintenance, catering, cleaning, security and hospitality. The contract was re-awarded to 14forty in December 2015 for a further 7 years. As part of the extended contract arrangement with 14forty adopting the role of FM integrator on behalf of the client.

14forty has also been recognised for their partnership with National Grid after recently winning two prestigious awards. The business won the Partners in Corporate, Private Sector award at the PFM awards on November 2, weeks after winning the Impact on Organisational Performance Award at the BIFM Awards in October.

Mauro Ortelli, Managing Director for 14forty, said: “This certification demonstrates the strength of the partnerships we have created through the hard work our teams put into continuously delivering exceptional services for our clients. At 14forty, we always aim to build strong relationships by sharing the same objectives and working together as one team. Our partnership with National Grid is exemplary of the relationships we create and we will remain dedicated in providing outstanding services and working collaboratively with all of our clients.”

Meurig Williams, Corporate Property Manager, at National Grid said: “It is great to see that 14forty has been recognised with the BS 11000 Collaborative Business Relationships certification. 14forty started delivering soft facilities management services for National Grid in 2009 and since then our partnership has gone from strength to strength. This certification as well as the recent award wins is a testament to the dedication of the 14forty team as well as the joint vision and objectives we share and the transparent relationship we have successfully developed over the years. We look forward to continuing and further developing this great partnership.”


For more information contact:
UK Communications Team
Compass Group UK & Ireland
01895 554 999


14forty awarded collaborative partnership standard certification