A Liverpool city region construction firm completed £1.25m worth of work for supermarket giant Asda in 2021 in a programme totalling 800 separate jobs. Tony McDonough reports
Merseyside construction firm Sterling Services (Northern) completed more than 800 jobs for supermarket giant Asda in 2021, in a £1.25m programme of works.
Sterling, which operates from Knowsley Business Park in Prescot, works for Asda on a quote-by-quote basis and secures jobs through the retailer’s facilities management partner, City FM.
In 2021, Sterling carried out a range of works including groundwork repairs to plumbing, carpentry, ironmongering and painting and decorating at many of Asda’s 650 stores, supermarkets and distribution sites.
The business had to overcome a number of COVID-related challenges including material and driver shortages. Works ranged from car park ground works such as potholes to small resurfacing works, warehouse yard concrete repairs, drainage channels, block paving, kerb lines, bollards, and traffic calming measures.
There were also fabric repairs such as brick walls, gates, fencing and associated, light welding / fabrication as well as painting and decoration, joinery (including fire door replacement schemes.
Jobs are logged via City FM using their dedicated CRM database system for real time live data tracking and updates. Sterling then mirrors that fault and logs this on its own cloud-based systems so its operatives and office based teams have access to the data wherever, whenever needed.
Sterling’s maintenance division director, Hollie Earley, said: “City FM knows we are here to help with any problem. They know that once the problem is handed to us, we take ownership of fault and deal with it.
“Our experience and expertise working with retail on live sites, with the general public, the incredibly high foot fall and fast paced environment, is second to none. Our health and safety record is exemplary, and we always strive for a ‘first time’ resolution so that the impact on CITY FM’s client’s business is kept to a minimum.
“In addition, our knowledge of the estates and our 15 year history with those sites, means have an understanding of the site in ways that helps us to identify any business-critical faults, potential hazards or health and safety issues before they become an operational issue.”