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Power hour 2022

Power Hour 2022: Stuart McGregor, General Manager at BK Gulf Facilities Management, Ranks 20th

BK Gulf Facilities Management (BKG FM) is recognised as a truly integrated facilities management service provider.

The ability to undertake specialized engineering services, based on local and international standards and supported by certified, qualified, experienced staff, has been the result of achieving a strategic objective of distinguishing themselves by offering engineering services on par with traditional MEP companies, but within a facilities management service delivery methodology and framework.

For BKG FM, 2021 continued to be a success with new and key contract wins, including clients like The Accor Group, Brightstart, Etihad Arena, Jumeirah Group and Multiplex.

The forecast going forward is positive, with a focus on increasing the portfolio with its existing clients, as well as breaking new ground within other areas and regions of the market which align with both its business development game plan and overall strategic objectives.

During 2021 BKG FM have focused on digitalization and successfully implemented its ARTech assist and several other innovative technologies which have significantly increased its productivity and allowed it to fully integrate various systems, resulting in a proactive and seamless approach to taking over projects and collecting functional, relevant, and uncompromised data, delivered from day one of any new contract. The firm’s portfolio has significantly increased, reaching a total of over 35 million sqm managed facilities.

BKG FM takes pride in retaining and increasing manpower, along with increased employee motivation and boosted loyalty which has reflected into higher productivity and profitability. The approach is to not only train, but mentor and promote young FM Professionals. After experiencing 38% growth in revenue during the previous year, it has continued to secure further new contracts in 2022 and grow its secured portfolio.

McGregor says: “We have experienced new contracts from existing clients and others from completely new clients. BKG FM continues to exceed approved budgeted requirements of our shareholders both in revenue growth and profit. We are hugely excited by some behind the scenes development that we are currently undertaking with a European partner which compliments the Emirates Supreme Council of Energy plans to cut carbon emissions by 30% by the end of 2030, as part of the UAE’s efforts to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and will take our FM business to a completely different level to that of our competitors. “

More will be seen of this when the company is ready to launch. He adds: “We will also continue our focus on digitalisation and implementation of latest technology, allowing a proactive and seamless approach to new projects as well as excellent service delivery.”

McGregor further told Construction Business News ME: “We continue to progress and grow and have some great opportunities ahead of us. The work we are doing with a European partner will be our next big step in asset management and will certainly be a differentiator for us in the market. We continue to find differentiators that enable us to be a progressive and forward-thinking business, and I applaud our clients who work with us and understand the value that we add to their assets and businesses, as well as the savings we create for them through excellent facilities management. Later this year we will launch our game changer and I’m truly excited about it.”