Transfield Services (now operating as Broadspectrum, a Ventia Services Company) is a leading global provider of operations, maintenance, and asset and project management services to key industries in the Industrial, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, and Property sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
Several years ago, George Spink was tasked with running the Facilities Management Group of Transfield Services – Australia, tendering for and carrying out management and maintenance of major roads, rail and water assets, water treatment plants, power stations, oil and gas facilities and buildings and building infrastructure.
George described the situation at hand:
“In simple terms, facilities management – if it’s a new term – is about maintaining the built environment, whether it be the air conditioning, lighting or electrical, architectural elements, through to janitorial services and landscaping.
So when I took on the role at Transfield services, I had my head around what facilities management entailed, but quickly realised that we needed to find new ways to continue to grow in a competitive and small market.”