With a multi-million pound annual spend on refurbishing and maintaining its UK estate of 530 Travelodges and an annual new-build programme of around 20-25 new hotels each year, the company is using the online Altius system to simplify compliance management of its external contractors.
Mark Timmins, Head of Outsourced Maintenance for Travelodge, said: “We managed contractor assessment and compliance in-house previously, but by outsourcing this to Altius and using their specialist online system, we have been able to speed up the appointment of new contractors from weeks to days. We’ve also been able to find new contractors from the Altius database of accredited suppliers to fill gaps in our supply chain. It’s a useful resource for us to tap into when we need a fully assured specialist.”
The Altius online supplier management system uses an evidence-based approach to check and accredit suppliers’ competences – from health and safety compliance through to financial health, insurance cover and other commercial risk factors.
Gary Plant, Managing Director of Altius said: “We’re proud to partner with Travelodge to help improve their contractor management processes. Our agile software system tailors assessment to the individual contractor and the specific work they undertake to match assessment to the risk they present. This reduces time and effort by suppliers by capturing only essential information. In the event of a serious problem arising from work undertaken, our clients are able to prove due diligence in their selection process and in managing the works.”
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“As well as ensuring full health and safety compliance, Altius provides continuous financial health checks to minimise risk and liability and provides us with alerts and reports. We have confidence that real-time checks are running in the background and that our contractors meet the highest professional standards at all times.”