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The TPG Experience: Our professional standards and staff development

Posted in: Facilities Management Property Services The TPG Experience

At TPG, we pride ourselves on the knowledge, expertise and experience that the members of our team can bring to every project we work on.

Our staff are professionally-qualified in a mixture of RICS, IWFM, IOSH, CIOB and more.

If those acronyms don’t mean much to you, we thought we’d take a look at a few and explain how they benefit us, our clients and their businesses.

RICS – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

RICS is the global professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Since we’re regulated by the RICS, we follow and comply with their regulatory model. This holds the profession to recognised standards and is vital to inspire confidence among clients.

We currently have three members of staff that have achieved membership status and are MRICS qualified Chartered Building Surveyors; Andy Harvie, Stuart Roberts and Nick Simpson.

Matt Povey is also enrolled on the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Once complete, Matt will also be MRICS qualified.

The benefits of RICS status

Employing the services of a building consultancy firm with the RICS accreditation provides businesses with the certainty that they are dealing with a company that adheres to the strictest and highest professional and ethical standards.

RICS provides their members with best practice guidance and up-to-date knowledge on the latest technology, trends, and regulations facing the industry.

All of this expertise ensures that any project will run smoothly and efficiently, whether it relates to party wall and boundary advice, dilapidations or building surveying and defect analysis.

IWFM – Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management

IWFM is the professional body for facilities management, supporting professionals across the world in attaining, developing and maintaining essential skills in the discipline of facilities management.

Their Facilities Management Professional Standards define what is necessary to be a competent facilities management practitioner.

Our Director, Andy Harvie, is CIWFM; a Certified Grade Member of the IWFM. This means that he sets the standards, policies and service levels at TPG for all our facilities management clients.

Within our FM team Joe Baker is currently enrolled with Bridgend College on a Level 3 IWFM accredited course.

Alongside his recent promotion to Facilities Co-ordinator, once he has completed the course he will be AIWFM qualified.

The benefits of IWFM status

The IWFM accreditation demonstrates that a facilities management company is committed to maintaining the highest standards within the FM sector.

IWFM provides their members with on-going professional development through training, with access to the latest information and knowledge in the world of facilities management.

Using the support and development network available to them, IWFM accredited companies can manage FM of all kinds, from reactive property maintenance to asset and maintenance management or planned maintenance.

Alcumus SafeContractor

At TPG, we hold the SafeContractor Accreditation. The SafeContractor scheme is an SSIP-approved health and safety assessment scheme.

It’s designed for contractors who want to demonstrate that they’re taking responsibility for their legal health and safety requirements.

The benefits of SafeContractor status

Becoming a SafeContractor gives contractors access to guidance notes, policy templates, and training on health and safety matters.

Armed with these tools, Principal Contractors can support their clients across the full range of health and safety services.

Cyber Essentials

In light of the recent changes to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we reviewed our own IT security at TPG and made the decision to improve the way we hold data and guard against cyber threats.

As a result of the assessment process and the IT security changes we have made, we obtained Cyber Essentials accreditation.

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme offered by the National Cyber Security Centre.

The benefits of Cyber Essentials accreditation

The Cyber Essentials Certification provides businesses with support and advice and offers clients of these businesses peace of mind that any data will be protected against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks.

Cybersecurity is now an important focus for the majority of businesses. We believe that data-protection accreditations like Cyber Essentials will become a crucial part of the decision-making process when clients are choosing a company to do business.


These are just a selection of the accreditations that we hold.

We also have staff who are:

  • CIOB qualified
  • Trained and certified by the British Safety Council
  • Trained and certified by the IOSH
  • Qualified expert witnesses

Find out more about some of the other qualifications and accreditations that our staff hold, or get in touch to speak to our experienced team today.

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