Ark & Norland announced as Finalists in the PFM Awards 2013

PFM, The Premises and Facilities Management publication will
today announce online, that the partnership of Ark and Norland
Managed Services has been shortlisted in the PFM Awards 2013
category ‘Partners in Expert Services – IT’.

For more than 20 years,
Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) has been the FM sector’s
source of best practice guidance, service suppliers, products and
applications, news and jobs.

The PFM Awards 2013, now in
its 20th year, is the most sought after Awards in the facilities
management sector. It recognises best practice in partnering in
facilities management and support services between service
suppliers and their clients, as well as the skills and enterprise
of people engaged in this sector.

The winners are to be
announced at the awards dinner at the Brewery, London on the
th November.

The short-listing is for the
partnership between Ark, who design, construct and operate high
security data centres and Norland Managed Services, who work with
Ark to provide critical engineering and maintenance services.
Norland provide services, which include a planned maintenance
programme and 24-hour support at each of Ark’s data

Ian Williams, Ark’s Technical
Operations Manager, said “This is really good news. Ark has been
working with Norland since 2009 having expanded the contract to
over 30 engineers and with Norland responsible for the two data
centre campuses in Wiltshire and Hampshire. Norland maintain our
data centres and demonstrate exceptional performance through
continual improvements in quality, health, safety and environmental
management. One of our clients remarked that you can’t tell where
Ark start and the Norland engineers finish, the relationship is so

Ark only chooses partners able
to provide the same levels of excellence and commitment to our
customers. Ark’s partners are a mix of suppliers, providers and
associations, selected for their best practice in the industry and
each is an essential contributor to the company’s

Norland is a leading
facilities, energy and project management company. As part of its
overall offer, Norland provides critical environment services to
data-centres and other organisations, such as manufacturing and
research firms, where downtime of their operations is never an
option. Norland works with many of the most prestigious data
centres in the world.

Ark Data Centres Limited
Spring Park, Westwells Road Hawthorn, Corsham Wiltshire SN13 9GB