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16th Jan 2012

Fasset makes Shortlist

Facilities management and office solutions specialist Fasset Ltd has made the final shortlist for The Portsmouth News Business...

Facilities management and office solutions specialist Fasset Ltd has made the final shortlist for The Portsmouth News Business Excellence Awards 2012, in the category of ‘Large Business’.

The Portsmouth News Business Excellence Awards showcase local businesses, giving them the opportunity to receive recognition for their achievements over the last 12 months. With 12 categories to choose from, the 2012 Awards are bigger than ever as each category finalist will automatically be entered into the regional Awards being held later in the year.

Fasset Ltd is the national facilities management company headquartered at the Havant based Langstone Technology Park. Faced with an adverse economic climate, the company has continued to achieve occupancy levels well over the national average (currently 98%) and invested heavily to maintain its status as the premier business park in the South.

Fasset is the management company at the park employing 97 locally based staff at an annual cost of £2.3m. They also engage with 341 local skilled contractors with an annual spend of £6.1m and £15m of capital investment in the wider green economy. The 40-acre business park is a real tour de force in the Havant area contributing to the local economy and reputation.

Fasset has been a key enabler in attracting new businesses onsite, supporting growth and development; and retaining them in the area. The park is now home to around 35 businesses from stock market listed multi-nationals to small infant businesses.

Fasset has also instigated innovative projects like the onsite pre-school nursery and outdoor fitness sessions; continued their support of the Education Business Partnership; achieved a record 98% for overall customer satisfaction; supported community and education projects such as the art show for students at Havant College; and put environmental issues firmly on the agenda with recycling targets and interactive forums.

The Fasset Business Excellence Manager Shirley Cuthbertson has been instrumental in this years entry and comments:

“Coordinating this application gave me the opportunity to reflect on what an exceptional year we have had and how proud I am of the achievements that the team has been involved with. For example, our expertise enabled Peer 1 to build a world class data centre onsite and we were SSEs first choice when they were looking for a new location in the area. The additional 800 employees who have come onsite in the last year have brought a new vibrancy to the park and had a real positive economic effect in the local area.”

The Award category has nine other finalists and the winners will be announced at a formal ceremony in Portsmouth on Friday 10th February.

Cuthbertson continues: “The competition is tough this year and we are delighted to be shortlisted alongside such prestigious companies. These Awards certainly showcase the high calibre of businesses we have in the region and I am confident that we stand as good a chance as anyone.”

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