Fortem extends homes repair deal across Birmingham

Grant Prior 3 weeks ago
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Fortem has extended its long-term partnership with Birmingham City Council (BCC) with a new two-year homes repair contract worth £170m.

The latest deal will extend Fortem’s relationship with the council to 18 years after it was first appointed to deliver these services back in 2008.

The Willmott Dixon owned firm operates a ‘one stop shop’ for the council’s property repair needs to over 20,000 properties. It also carries out planned installations such as new kitchens, bathrooms and heating systems as well as preparing vacant properties for new tenants.

Since 2016 the company has employed over 200 people on its current contract, with 95% of the workforce recruited locally. In addition, 95% of supply chain spend has been with local businesses.

Fortem Chief operating officer Chris Tredget said: “We are delighted that our relationship with BCC is continuing. We are passionate about providing an efficient, high-quality service to thousands of residents each year so they can live comfortably in their homes, and to minimise any inconvenience that a housing repair can bring.

“The longevity of our service is a huge source of pride for our company, as is our determination for driving social mobility across the city.

“We very much feel part of the social fabric of Birmingham.”

Paul Langford, Birmingham City Council’s Strategic Director for City Housing, said: “We are pleased to have signed a new contract with Fortem, one of our long-term partners. Their commitment to delivering high-quality and efficient services to our residents, along with their focus on social mobility and upskilling, has been invaluable over the years.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Fortem and providing our residents with the support they need to live comfortably in their homes.”

 

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