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greenbean by NRG assists regional inward investment as start-up business Autonomous FM relocates to the North East


Feb 12, 2018 #Autonomous FM

Autonomous FM, an independent provider of Facilities Management services, approached greenbean by NRG, specialist recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider, to support the transfer of their Service Centre from Poland to the North East of England.

Autonomous FM is disruptive and revolutionary in its sector, delivering best value whilst improving service delivery to clients. The company’s ambition is to put their clients back in the driving seat with their facilities by delivering clarity of information and management, unrivalled in the FM sector.

Autonomous FM offers a unique new business model for managing global, national or regional facilities. Using advances in technology and business intelligence, they provide clients with greater control and visibility of their budgets. Through 360° reporting and virtual tours, clients can access site and asset information in real time, for a single building or portfolio of properties across many countries.

Helping start-up businesses relocate to the North East

The greenbean by NRG team quickly understood the dynamic nature of this business. By working closely with the Directors of Autonomous FM, they arranged meetings with regional Inward Investment teams.  As a result, within a week, Autonomous FM successfully secured their new UK premises.

Working together with North Tyneside Council, the greenbean consultants suggested that Autonomous FM considered Quorum Business Park.  Quorum is a leading business location in the North East with cutting edge offices, excellent transport links and access to one of the North’s major talent pools.

Norma Redfearn, Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Autonomous to North Tyneside.  I’m delighted that our inward investment team were able to assist the company in finding new premises on Quorum Business Park, creating new jobs in the process. I’m really impressed by the company’s vision to grow its Facilities Management business in the region and look forward to building a strong working relationship with them in the future.”

Defining employer value proposition to attract and build a new team

greenbean delivers agile talent solutions in totality or on a project basis. Offering a fully account managed and flexible model, greenbean integrates seamlessly into businesses, supporting growth and helping them to deliver results faster.

For Autonomous FM, an unknown employer brand and a relatively new start-up within the Facilities Management industry, it was imperative to partner with a recruitment provider who could help to define their employer value proposition.

They needed help to promote their employer brand and to position the business effectively to attract the right talent to launch their new office. In response, the greenbean team provided labour market insight, guidance on salary benchmarks and employee benefits and advised on enhanced role profiles.

Access to greenbean’s interview facilities enabled Autonomous FM to begin to drive their recruitment plans even before their new offices were ready to move into.

8 weeks from meeting with the greenbean team, Autonomous FM launched their UK office and now has an experienced team on board to drive their business forward.

“As a business relocating an office from Europe to the North-East, we had limited knowledge of the region, office locations, or employment levels.  Through our engagement with the greenbean team we were very quickly able to establish detailed knowledge on the employment market, salaries and incentives and language skills.  This allowed us to manage a quick and seamless transition from our existing service centre in Poland across to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, without suffering downtime for our clients.  greenbean also helped us identify suitable office locations that would be attractive to prospective employees, and introduced us to inward investment agencies.

“We are continuing to develop this successful working relationship through our engagement in our ongoing hiring programmes in the North-East and London.” Gary Barbour, Director, Autonomous FM

greenbean by NRG and Autonomous FM look forward to a long term partnership as the business continues to grow throughout the UK.

“The team at greenbean by NRG has delivered successful recruitment solutions for more than three decades and are passionate about positive delivery outcomes.  It is great to share the benefit of our experience, knowledge and proven track record in talent acquisition to new clients. We welcome Autonomous FM to the region and look forward to working together as their business grows and develops in the future.” comments Leanne Chambers, Client Solutions Director, greenbean by NRG.

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