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About Us

About Orbis

Since 1981 Orbis has continued to innovate, invest and lead.

With a clear commitment to our customers to deliver exceptional quality and value, Orbis is a market leading provider of property, site and people protection in a range of sectors with a diversified client base.

Orbis is the trusted partner for a number of local authorities and housing associations as well as a large number of private sector organisations from large supermarkets chains to private property managers..

Our service offering continues to develop with our customers in mind, exceeding the needs of our clients and as we continue to provide ongoing support and market leading technology, Orbis gains the trust of more and more clients weekly.

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Our History

Orbis is a specialist in vacant property security providing a complete empty property management service for commercial and social housing properties; lone worker protection through our BS5979 Cat II and BS8484 accredited Alarm Receiving Centre; and specialist cleaning and infection control services to customers across the private and public sectors.

In the UK we protect and keep secure more than 15,000 void properties as well as 25,000 lone workers and clean 60,000 properties annually. We are the empty property security experts delivering a one-stop-shop solution to reduce the risks associated with vacant buildings, ensuring our clients meet their insurance requirements in the most cost-effective way, allowing them to focus valuable time and resources on their core business.

Spread throughout the UK, our base of more than 40 offices and depots means we can provide a 24/7 responsive, fully-resourced and local service with our fleet of more than 200 vehicles. In the UK the company employs more than 550 people from the local communities in which we work. They are trained to work in roles from depot-based administrators to multi-skilled operatives. We are a nationwide void property security company with a local focus.

Innovation is the key to our success. From the introduction of Sitex screens in the 1980s through to more recent innovations in videofied alarms, eMaks digital keys and Aura, our online workflow management system, we are the leading innovator in our industry.Orbis takes an active role in the social housing and business community with accreditation from, and membership of, a large number of professional bodies from the British Institute of Facilities Management, British Security Industry Association and British Pest Control Association to the British Safety Council. We are accredited by ContractorPlus, Trustmark, CHAS, SafeContractor. Our BS5979 Category 2 Alarm Receiving Centre on the Wirral complies with the BS8484 Code of Practice.

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Our Frameworks

A framework is a list of vetted suppliers, the vetting process covers quality, credentials, pricing and often environmental and CSR factors. Organisations can initiate contracts for services approved under each framework, this process saves time and money for both parties. If you are interested in any of the frameworks below, use the links to find out more.

EEM Framework Logo - Property Cleaning and Clearance

EEM

Orbis are proud to be the highest scoring supplier on the Vacant Property Cleaning and Clearance framework with EEM.

ESPO Logo - Total Cleaning Solutions

ESPO

Orbis are proud to be a supplier of Total Cleaning Solutions with ESPO.

Fusion 21 - Void Security & Associated Works - Clearance Works

FUSION 21

Orbis are proud to be on Fusion 21's Voids and Associated Works framework, services include: Void Security & Associated Works and Clearance & Grounds Maintenance

PfH Logo - Pest Control Services

PfH

Orbis are proud to be on PfH's framework for Pest Control and Lone Worker Protection Services

LHC Logo - Trusted procurement for better buildings and homes

LHC

Orbis are proud to be fully approved members of LHC's Vacant Property Management Framework supplier a range of services

Approved G-Cloud Supplier Logo HM Government

G-CLOUD

The CCS G-Cloud framework is available to all Government Departments and Charities for Lone Worker Protection

NHS Shared Business Services Framework Approved Supplier Logo

NHS SBS

The NHS Shared Business Services framework is available to all NHS Trusts, Government Departments and Charities for Lone Worker Protection