The benefits of outsourcing facilities management for small businesses

One argument that is often cited as a reason not to use a facilities management company is that it is seen as an unnecessary cost and one that small businesses should not absorb in their budget. However, it can in fact help your business save money in the long term. Facilities management companies like MSL will ensure that your office is constantly being assessed for any potential maintenance issues that may arise, thus eliminating huge costs that could be incurred by reactive maintenance charges. However, if an unforeseen problem does occur in your office then facility management companies offer a one-stop point of contact, generally a 24/7 helpline, who are able to deal with any issue you may have and ensure that a qualified engineer visits you promptly to sort the problem out.

Similarly, hiring a facilities management company gives you the benefit of time – time that can be spent on dealing with your actual business. Whether it is your time or that of your employees, spending hours trying to co-ordinate cleaners or fix a broken light fitting is not the best use of it. Therefore handing the safe running of your facilities over to experts in the industry allows you and your team to concentrate on the core functions and profitability of your business.

Today, businesses face a whole host of potential threats and risks; activism, terrorism, burglary & theft, fraud, vandalism, sabotage, espionage, hooliganism, violence and more. Not to mention being taken to court (rightfully or not) for a huge range of civil and criminal offences. External facility companies are specialists in assessing and addressing all these risks, they can carry out objective assessments of your facility and advise places where problems could occur.

Ultimately we all want to own or work in; the most efficient, cost effective, productive and profitable business possible – a facilities management company allows you to focus on what you do best by doing what they do best, whether you are a large or small organisation.