NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announced today the rebranding of GBM Support Services Group Limited, and its Eclipse and CGS businesses, under the ABM brand. GBM has been a leading provider of cleaning, security, building maintenance, waste and facilities management services for various retail, leisure, public sector, and commercial clients throughout the U.K.
“As ABM continues to solidify its footprint throughout the U.K., now is the right time to fully integrate the GBM brand and its businesses into the ABM family,” said Scott Salmirs, ABM CEO and President. “ABM’s business in the U.K. is more diversified than ever. Through GBM’s service offerings we have been able to expand and gain a stronger foothold in a number of ABM’s strategic industries. ABM is excited to deliver industry-specific facility solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of our U.K. clients.”
With headquarters in London and a regional HQ office in Glasgow, GBM generated annual revenues of approximately £40 million in fiscal year 2014 and currently employs more than 3,000 service professionals across the U.K. John Spencer, who was recently appointed to Managing Director for GBM Support Services Group, will lead ABM’s U.K. business.
“This is a proud day. We’re thrilled to align ourselves with one company name and logo,” said Spencer. “ABM has made significant investments in growing its businesses throughout the U.K. and has the depth of capital to ensure that our business can compete at the highest levels in the marketplace. Our clients and employees can rest assured in the knowledge that ABM is committed to its U.K. presence and expanding on what GBM has already built. Our scope of services and expertise will only benefit going forward.”
In addition to the business GBM has added to ABM’s portfolio, Omni Serv, a subsidiary of Air Serv, an ABM company, has greatly expanded ABM’s aviation business throughout the U.K. And through its global partnership with sports and entertainment powerhouse AEG, ABM is seeing growth in the critical sports and leisure market as well, including a notable contract servicing The O2 in London, the second largest arena in Europe and busiest in the world.
Through its combined U.K. business, ABM now services over 200 commercial office locations, approximately 50 centers and retail parks, 15 airports and approximately 1 million square feet of public and entertainment venue space. In all, ABM now services over 370 client locations throughout the U.K. For more information about ABM U.K., visit www.uk.abm.com.
ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $5 billion and 120,000 employees in over 300 offices deployed throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and various international locations. ABM’s service capabilities include electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, janitorial, landscape & turf, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes — from schools and bank branches to the largest and most complex facilities, such as airports, hospitals and manufacturing plants. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.
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