A FACILITY management firm has secured a £250,000 pandemic crisis loan.

The Bank of Scotland has backed Simply Solution with a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan to help continue its operations during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Simply Solutions provides facility management and workplace maintenance and trades in 14 European countries. Specialising in the retail and leisure sectors, the company covers a variety of services from managing security systems to reactive helpdesk maintenance.

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The firm, which is headquartered in London, runs the operations arm of the business from its site in Livingston and employs 30 members of staff, and the backing relates in part to the Scottish operation. The company has seen around 3,500 work orders per month reduce to less than 100 and has 85 per cent of its staff on furlough.

Kerr Wilson, director at Simply Solutions, said: “In the current climate, people want to be paid now. Having cash readily available gives us security.” Alasdair Swan, of BoS said “help is on hand for other firms who are also facing similar financial difficulties”.