GREG WARD

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Trans­guard

Facilities Management Middle East - - POWER 50 -

It’s been another strong year for Greg Ward and Trans­guard as the firm’s rev­enues for 2017-18 were $626m (AED2.3bn for the year ended 31 March 2018). The firm has al­ready se­cured ap­prox­i­mately 93% of its 2018-19 rev­enue tar­get and it ex­pects to achieve more than 15% growth in rev­enue for 2018-19.

“Since Jan­uary 2018 we’ve se­cured a record AED1.5 bil­lion in con­tracts awarded by clients ( both lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally), in­clud­ing re­newals and new ac­count wins. Our in­te­grated fa­cil­i­ties ser­vices (IFS) di­vi­sion has ex­pe­ri­enced a par­tic­u­larly ro­bust year, with $37.8m (AED139m) in con­tracts on the books and con­tin­u­ing growth in var­i­ous sec­tors, in­clud­ing ma­jor shop­ping malls in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as pop­u­lar res­i­den­tial ar­eas in Dubai,” Ward says.

As for the next year Tran­guard’s IFS depart­ment is in ad­vanced stages to se­cure work in ma­jor malls and shop­ping ar­eas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as in one of Dubai’s largest free zones with a ma­jor­ity of the UAE’s lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional banks. “Our con­tracts with res­i­den­tial ar­eas in­cludes an im­pres­sive num­ber of For­tune 500 com­pa­nies, and our ex­panded pres­ence within the hos­pi­tal­ity sec­tor in­cludes both fourand five-star ho­tels,” Ward adds.

Trans­guard is also one of the largest em­ploy­ers in the re­gional FM sec­tor with more than 65,000 em­ploy­ees on its ros­ter. Over­all staff num­bers have in­creased roughly by 13% as com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year.

To en­sure the staff is ad­e­quately catered to Trans­guard is in the midst of con­struct­ing two mas­sive staff ac­com­mo­da­tion sites which will have the lat­est ameni­ties and sus­tain­able fa­cil­i­ties.

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