Epic Facilities Overhaul: The Fred Perry Success Story

The Client

Fred Perry Limited, renowned for its iconic British heritage and distinctive fashion, operates globally with a commitment to quality and innovation. With headquarters based in London and a network of international showrooms and retail stores, Fred Perry Limited sought a Facilities Manager to oversee their diverse property and operational needs.

The Recruitment Challenge

Fred Perry Limited required a Facilities Manager to take charge of their Head Office and Showrooms, reporting directly to the Finance Director. The role encompassed a broad spectrum of responsibilities including facilities management, project management for office relocation, contract negotiation, health and safety compliance, and energy management. The ideal candidate needed a blend of technical expertise and interpersonal skills to navigate the complexities of managing both office and retail environments.

Our client mandated specific qualifications and experience for the role:

• Health & Safety Expertise: A qualification such as IOSH or NEBOSH was essential, coupled with practical experience in office and retail settings.

• Project Management Skills: Proven experience in managing office relocations and implementing new contracts.

• Facilities Management Experience: A minimum of three years in facilities management, including budgeting and cost control.

• Technical Acumen: Strong knowledge of building management systems and energy procurement.

• International Exposure: While not mandatory, familiarity with European and USA health and safety standards was considered advantageous.

The Results

We embarked on a meticulous search for a Facilities Manager capable of meeting Fred Perry Limited’s exacting standards. After a rigorous selection process, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in both facilities and project management emerged as the ideal candidate.

The chosen Facilities Manager brought a wealth of skills to the role:

• Health & Safety Expertise: Certified in IOSH with a track record of ensuring compliance across diverse environments.

• Project Management Excellence: Successfully led multiple office relocation projects, seamlessly integrating new facilities and suppliers.

• Facilities Management Prowess: Demonstrated proficiency in negotiating and managing contracts, optimizing operational costs.

• Technical Competence: Profound understanding of building management systems and energy compliance frameworks.

• Interpersonal Strengths: Known for fostering collaborative relationships across departments, enhancing operational efficiency.

With support, Fred Perry Limited appointed a Facilities Manager who swiftly immersed themselves in the role. The new manager efficiently coordinated facilities operations, ensured rigorous health and safety standards, and optimised property-related expenditures. Their proactive approach not only met but exceeded client expectations, contributing to Fred Perry Limited’s continued success and operational excellence.