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Compliance – It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong

Being compliant on the key equipment within your property can have serious consequences if not tested regularly or correctly. For most Property Departments, it’s a case of well it needs done so let’s plan it in and get it done. Now,…

Amylee and the Golden Ticket

Whilst this may seem like a fairy tale, this is an account of my Christmas tale from 2015 that I would like to share with you……… Simply Solutions is a company that prides itself in creating traditions. The majority of these…

Reactive Maintenance. Simply Solutions have you covered

Reactive: Acting in response to a situation rather than creating or controlling it.    As the diversity of the modern built environments continue to develop and evolve, so do the properties around them. The condition of these properties can have a substantial…

Building Support Services. What sets Simply Solutions’ FM apart?

I commonly get asked, “What is Facility Management” or more importantly, “What sets Simply Solutions’ FM offering apart from other companies”? In truth this is not an easy question to answer. The term Facility Management is used by almost everyone. …

Big enough to deliver, small enough to care

On looking back at my career, I have always come across the same questions.  Why do I want to work in Facility Management?  What are the key drivers in this highly competitive sectors?  What can I bring to the table?…

I finally feel that I belong

Since leaving school, I have always struggled to find my place in the working environment. I have always enjoyed working front line in customer service, and over the years this is something I have developed a passion for. I first…

Think you are getting somewhere?

Sometimes, just when you think you are getting somewhere, it all slips and fades away into the distance. That sums up my start to the year. Having been on my development course for almost 9 months now, I am starting…

What does 2016 hold for me?

January is always a difficult time of year for me, but the memories of the festive period keep me going through the cold, wet, dark days. Christmas Day was fantastic. I spent the morning with my family opening presents –…

I can’t wait to get started

When I left school at the tender age of 16, I got my first ever full time job within the motor trade in Edinburgh with a prestige car manufacturer…..being thrown in at the deep end in the motor trade was…

The last 12 months

Christmas time is the perfect moment to sit back and assess both personally and professionally. As we approach Christmas time, it is the perfect moment to sit back and assess the last twelve months, both personally and professionally. My life…

It’s been a crazy few weeks

From managing a dilapidation at a fire damaged site in Barnstable, to getting marooned in Stockholm due to the fog in London, I have had more than enough on my plate over the last few weeks. It is great to…

River Kids this Christmas

At this time of year we are entering the traditional period of giving and receiving and at Simply Solutions we like to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. Would you like to give disadvantaged children the chance to play with…

Financial Controller, husband, father, dog-walker, cyclist, runner, drummer

At work, I am Financial Controller for Simply Solutions. Out of work, I am a husband, father, dog-walker and occasional cyclist, runner and drummer. I have been working in Finance Manager/Controller roles for about 15 years now across a variety…

Never be afraid to do something new

Having worked in customer service over the last 10 years, the majority of my experience has been with existing customers, whether it’s looking after the management of accounts, or building value into a service for customers through retention. I’ve always…

Where is that glass of sangria?

Having spent a week or so in Spain, eating great food and spending time with the Mrs and my beautiful daughter, it goes without saying that I am glad to be back.  Don’t get me wrong, building sandcastles is great,…

It’s almost family time

As you may have already guessed, I have had a lot to do over the past three months. I have been juggling my day job, my development programme and my family life at home. It’s fair to say I am…

Going the extra mile

  At Simply Solutions, we have a very customer focused culture.  Customer service is something I believe in very deeply and something which I believe is firmly lacking in today’s fast paced, non-stop commercial world. I am sure you can…

Getting out of the office to see what it’s really all about

In order for me to get a greater understanding of the daily challenges that our engineers face in the field, it has been decided by our new General Manager, Colin Roy, that I was going to spend the week out with…

Learning, stress, tears and joy… all in a week’s work

As part of my development programme, I have been tasked with learning more about the financial side of the company, with a view to gaining a greater understanding of how our finance team works.  I had always thought that a…

Chapter one – the beginning

If there is one thing I have learned over the years working for Simply Solutions it is that the directors like to mix things up and keep you on your toes. As you know, I’ve been selected to be a part of…

A growing environment with new opportunities

As Simply Solutions is a growing environment, there are new opportunities opening up for staff. The Directors believe in hiring the best candidates within the FM sector to support the business. However on this occasion, they have decided to promote candidates from…

Join me as I embark on an exciting new journey

Hi, My name is Ben MacRae, a 31 year old from West Lothian, Scotland. I recently got married to my partner of 8 years, Michelle. We live together with our 4 year old daughter Ava and our teenage son Jordan. Family…

Business Support Manager Ben MacRae

Weekly Health Blog – Ben MacRae 16/03/15 As part of our on-going health drive at Simply Solutions, I was asked to carry out a weekly diary of my healthy eating and exercise regime to see if making changes can have…

New employee Daniel Morgan fitting in to the Simply Family

As a relatively new member of the Simply family, I am still learning the cultures and values of the business. Even at this early stage in my career, the few months I have been employed here at Simply are unlike…

Investors In Young People (IIYP) Award

At Simply Solutions we recognise great talent and potential in each of our employees at all ages and we are proud to announce that we have received the Investors In Young People Award. We fully support the development of young…

River Kids Charity

The festive season is all about spending time with loved ones and showing appreciation for each other. River kids is a non profitable organisation who provide support to the children in West Lothian that may not be fortunate enough to…

Case Study: Phase Eight

The Challenge Simply Solutions were asked to attend the Edinburgh George street location of Phase Eight to evaluate a damaged roof. Upon inspection, the roof was deemed to be in very poor condition and required urgent repairs to prevent stock…

Case Study: Refurbishment

The Challenge Having moved into the premier retail suite in Buchanan Street, Glasgow, AllSaints carried out a bespoke shop fit to the basement and ground floor levels, creating a unique, customer friendly sales environment. Simply Solutions were commissioned to refurbish…

European coverage – All Saints Locations

At Simply Solutions we rise to every unique opportunity to assist our clients.  As such, we have created unique, strategic partnerships in Paris, Antwerp, Berlin, Istanbul and Copenhagen. Through our European partnerships, we are assisting our clients in managing their…

Case Study: CCTV

Security is not only about installations of CCTV cameras, but also the value and accessibility of the data that is collected and recorded. Simply Solutions provides key CCTV products that in addition to providing security to staff and protection to…

Built to inspire

Simply Solutions (Europe) are delighted to announce the opening of Ionracas House, a new, boutique, Operations Centre in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland.The name ‘Ionracas’ comes from the Gaelic word for honesty, integrity & faithfulness which underpin the values of which…

Safety first

Simply Solutions is proud to be accredited with Safecontractor approval.  Safecontractor is a leading health and safety pre-qualification assessment scheme, dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and compliance through the provision of relevant industry specific and tailored health and…

Case Study: Claire’s Stores

The challenge Due to a site relocation at Glasgow Central Station, Simply Solutions were requested to attend site to de-brand the store including removing external signage, slat wall, air conditioning, tills and IT equipment within a period of 24 hours…

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