Posted by: the3rdi | March 10, 2010

Maintenance Experts Launch New Business Assist Scheme

Businesses across Scotland are being offered an innovative new emergency
maintenance service that could help them save thousands of pounds in repair
bills.

The innovative service called One Call Business Assist is designed to
provide emergency repair work for small and medial sized businesses in order
to keep them up and running in the event of a disaster.

For a fixed fee of just £15 per month, companies will be able to receive
24/7 cover for six of the most common emergencies that could force them to
close: electrical breakdowns, pest infestations, heating emergencies, gas
leaks, plumbing emergencies and broken drains.

The new service has been launched by the experts behind One Call Home Assist
one of the Scotland’s most successful start-up firms, which provides
similar fixed-price maintenance contracts for landlords and property
managers. Launched in April 2009, the Edinburgh-based firm currently
provides maintenance contracts for hundreds of landlords across the whole of
Scotland.

Paul Greaves, managing director of One Call Business Assist, said: We have
been providing maintenance deals for residential properties in Scotland for
some time now but, in recent months, we’ve been taking more and more calls
from businesses in the commercial sector.

We soon realised that there is no-one in the UK that offers this kind of
all-in-one emergency service for commercial buildings and shops. There’s a
huge demand for an affordable monthly contract that allows businesses to
deal with the problems that insurance companies don’t want to know about
until it’s too late.

A cracked pipe or a broken drain can put a business completely out of
action, and you then have all the hassle and expense of organising for a
plumber to come out and fix the problem. If there’s a long wait to get the
fault repaired, it can also cause further damage to the property, which will
have to be covered by your insurers.

However, with our service, there is no waiting and the problems are dealt
with swiftly. We guarantee to have approved engineers and qualified
tradesmen on the premises within two hours of the call being received, and
this emergency response is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Whether the electrics go out, the boiler breaks or you have a gas leak, One
Call Business Assist will have you covered. We’re even working with
dedicated pest controllers to ensure that, if you are signed up to the
service, we will also get rid of any infestation problems that could close
your business down.

No-one else offers this type of cover in the commercial sector, and at just
£15 a month its affordable for any business. We envisage that One Call
Business Assist will become a vital emergency service for UK businesses for
years to come.

As well as receiving 24-hour-a-day emergency coverage, companies who sign up
for the service will be able to access a special members section on the
Business Assist website – which will allow them to manage their accounts
online and will feature detailed information about dealing with emergencies.
The members section will also feature a series of dedicated how to video
guides showing the best way to perform general property maintenance and
minor repairs.

Under the scheme, Business Assist customers will not be charged any excess
fees or face any bills to pay – as call out, labour and parts will be
covered in the monthly contract fee.

The innovative service will be trialled across Edinburgh and the Lothians
during early 2010, before being rolled out across the rest of Scotland by
the beginning of summer. The firm expects the service to generate turnover
figures of £5 million by the end of the year, as well as achieving further
expansion across the rest of the UK over the coming years.

More information can be found at the website http://www.onecallbusinessassist.co.uk
or by calling 0800 121 4837.

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