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Client Side Organisations in Facilities Management

End User / Client Side Organisations

While a number of companies use specialist service providers to outsource facility management, some prefer to keep these roles in-house. Maxwell Stephens have worked with a variety of client-side or end user organisations to find and place the right facility managers within their companies.

Working client-side is appealing for a number of reasons: it offers more internal support, you feel more a part of the company culture and you may even have the chance to manage the service provider partnerships. It does require flexibility, diplomacy, budget management skills and patience with internal processes, but for the right person, it can provide some incredible opportunities for a fulfilling career.

Here’s a look at some of the clients we have worked with.


British Airways, a premium global airline, carries more than 40 million customers every year to 180 destinations across 70 countries. Part of International Airlines Group, BA has their headquarters at Heathrow outside of London and employs 40,000 people with 150 apprentices. They are the largest carrier in the UK.

Their motto is ‘To Fly. To serve.’ and they want their people to provide a ‘personalised and thoughtful service experience that exudes British style and sophistication’. It’s a dynamic place to work with competitive benefits, a learning and development programme and a volunteer programme to give back to local communities.


The London Stock Exchange, an international exchange group, specialises in equity, bond and derivatives markets. They also offer technology services, information services and post-trade services like risk management. Their headquarters are in London, but they also have a presence in Italy, France, North America and Sri Lanka.

The LSE employs 2,800 people and prides itself on its diverse and stimulating workplace. They offer training and development programmes and foster a collaborative environment where everyone is able to make a contribution.


Established in 1997, Aspect Capital is an investment management firm that takes a data-driven approach to investment with statistics and probability modelling guiding their market positions. They are a UK-based firm with offices in London, Stamford (Connecticut) and Hong Kong.

Aspect Capital is a small company and offers a friendly working environment where bright and talented people can learn and develop their careers. The smaller nature of the business means that each employee has the chance to make a big impact. Making a difference is important to Aspect, and they carry this ethos into their charitable activities and encourage employees to volunteer with causes they believe in.


Bupa is an international health care group with a focus on providing quality healthcare to people in their local communities. They run care homes, health and dental centres and hospitals and also offer home care and workplace heath services. Bupa puts the customer first and seeks to meet their ever-evolving needs as the world and technology changes.

Bupa’s 52,000 employees are on the front lines of delivering healthcare and wellness to customers across the UK and throughout the world. They invest in a positive working environment where diversity is celebrated. They put a priority on the health and wellness of their employees and provide training to help them succeed in their chosen careers.


Part of Universal Music, Virgin EMI was formed when Virgin and Mercury Records were brought together in 2013. Today, Virgin EMI is one of the UK’s leading music labels with some of the industry’s hottest names on their books.

The company offers a wide range of opportunities for passionate and dedicated people. It’s a fun and innovative place to work and they put an emphasis on diversity and inclusiveness. Virgin EMI is a great place to grow and develop your career.


Across television, mobile and online channels, MTV is a global network reaching over half a billion households. With its focus on youth, pop culture, music and entertainment, it’s a fun and exciting place to work.

MTV and its parent company Viacom strive to build a diverse workplace where individual contribution matters. They support employees with learning and development opportunities as well as competitive benefits.


CVC Partners is a private equity and investment advisory firm, handling the day-to-day capital management of over 300 investors – from governments to institutions to private individuals. Their success lies in their people.

Operating in 60 countries worldwide, CVC Partners has 300 employees across Europe, Asia and the US. They are seeking to create a dynamic working environment with equal opportunities for all and where individual contributions are recognised. They’re always on the lookout for creative and enthusiastic team players.


King’s College London has been named one of the top 20 universities in the world. They educate over 26,000 students from 140 countries and employ over 7,000 people across their five London campuses. KCL is undergoing huge redevelopment with a £1b programme that is moving the college’s activities to new and refurbished buildings.

KCL is committed to providing an excellent workplace environment. They offer career development and training, competitive financial benefits, health and wellness programmes and policies to encourage work-life balance. And you can’t beat the location with four of the five campuses on the River Thames between the Houses of Parliament and London Bridge.


Founded in 1968, the Merill Corporation offers solutions for secure content sharing, disclosure and regulated communications. The company has more than 5,000 employees across the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. The London office, just north of Moorgate, serves as its European headquarters.

The Merill Corporation believes that their employees are the secret to their success in the marketplace. They offer training and development to help people achieve their career goals as well as creating a thriving and diverse working environment. They have competitive benefits and are an equal opportunity employer.


For over two decades, Ashmore has worked to pair keen investors with opportunities in emerging markets. They specialise in external debt, local currency, corporate debt, blended debt, equities and more. Their London headquarters are in Aldwych but they also have offices in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, and the US.

Ashmore has attracted an experienced team that they are looking to grow and they’re proud of the team spirit and friendly nature of their offices. The company believes in making a positive difference in the communities where they invest and have set up the Ashmore Foundation to fund non-governmental organisations or charities that help children and young people.

Do any of these sound like the perfect fit? Contact Maxwell Stephens today to kick-start a new and exciting career.