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Vertas Group Limited

Vertas is the fastest growing multi-service facilities management company in the East of England – our passion is putting our staff and customers at the heart of everything we do.

Who are Vertas

The history of Vertas is rooted in public sector service delivery, which is demonstrated by our close understanding of how contracts large and small operate and the financial constraints that both the public and private sector face.

Ian Surtees

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Jo Lardent

Group Commercial Director

Marcus Yarham

Group Finance Director

Our move away from a public sector only service provider to a commercial stand-alone company has focussed the priorities of Vertas to:

  • Drive profitable new business into the company; subsequently bringing great benefit to the local Suffolk economy.
  • Encourage and promote innovation and new ways of working; ensuring a company that its employees and customers can be proud of.
  • Keep staff and customers at the very heart of everything we set out to do. This is guided by our company values; Sustainability, Consistency, Integrity, Partnership and Agility, which are demonstrated in all decision making.

Our Values

Sustainability

Sustainability

We pride ourselves on being as sustainable as possible, using the resources available locally.

72% of our supplies are sourced within 50 miles of our Ipswich Head Office and everything else is traceable within the UK.

Similarly, we use local staff, the people that know the community best, from local kitchen teams to managers all of whom are trained to ensure our customers are always at the core of what we do.

Consistency

Consistency

We have unashamedly high standards and manage our teams in a positive way to achieve those standards – our Regional Heads of Services work closely together to ensure a coherent service across the many geographical areas we cover.

Integrity

Integrity

Through open book accounting, accountable Key Performance Indicators and processes which involve our clients at every stage; our transparent approach ensures that we won’t over promise, and our service delivery will match your expectations.

Partnership

Partnership

A win-win situation is what we want from our relationship with all our customers. To do this we will work with you to make the service we provide a success, as people who truly care about the effect we have on your organisation.

Agility

Agility

We are a locally focussed service provider and our success is built upon offering the flexibility to make change within our client sites as and when it is required. We will change as your needs do.

The Vertas Group

Visit the pages below to find out about the other companies that form part of Vertas Group Limited

Meet the team

Meet the team at Vertas. Here is a quick introduction to the board of directors behind the business

Ian Surtees

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Ian joined Vertas in September 2014 and has spent 20 years working within the facilities management arena, firstly in the armed forces, serving across the world and then more recently for OCS in the UK

Jo Lardent

Group Commercial Director

Jo joined Vertas in September 2014 to take on the role of commercial director, bringing over 15 years experience in successfully mobilising catering and integrated service FM contracts spanning all disciplines

Marcus Yarham

Group Finance Director

Marcus joined Vertas in October 2014 and completes the trio of executive directors. Marcus had previously been with Norse for 12 years and brings a wealth of acquisition, joint venture and business finance expertise with him

How we can help

We are a versatile, creative and sustainable facilities management company. We help a number of different organisations, see how we can help you

Catering

Providing bespoke catering services to primary, academy, senior, independent, free schools and...
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Cleaning

At Vertas, we can provide a wide range of services to create and maintain a clean and hygienic...
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Grounds Maintenance

Vertas boasts an award winning grounds service, offering an incomparable range of quality, great...
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Grounds Design

Our expert team of in-house landscape designers work with staff, students and parents to create...
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Design & Print

No job too big, no job too small – if you have any design, print or creative needs then give our...
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Energy Management

Vertas Energy is a part of the Vertas family, a team of skilled specialists with over 80 years...
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Courier and Postal

Renowned as a 'can-do' service, the courier and postal team seamlessly work to suit your...
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Security

Your security is of critical importance to us - our access control packages secure your business...
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Reception & Concierge

Our front of house professionals are experienced in dealing with all types of customer needs....
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Property Management

Property Management is the newest service offering from Vertas Group Limited; beginning its...
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Building Technician

Do you ever struggle to find high quality but affordable repairs and maintenance technicians for...
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Equipment Maintenance

The Vertas Group Vertas acquired Ipswich-based company IEM Caterquip Ltd; a business...
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