How it all began

A history of Jaguar Building Services Ltd.

Paul Roberts established Jaguar as he saw a gap in the market for bespoke M&E maintenance services. With the help of several engineers who are still a part of the business to this day, he put a proposal together to provide M&E services for the Daily Express newspaper and the rest is history…

Our History


From humble beginnings, our first contract was signed in 1988 with the Daily Express newspaper with a total headcount of 11 employees.


By 1998, the business had expanded significantly due to landing a number of contracts including the Daily Mirror. Jaguar headcount was at 29 employees with a £1.3M turnover. We also had our first logo designed!


In 2008, our business growth had reached a £9M turnover with a total of 111 employees. Jaguar Fabric Maintenance Ltd (now Jaguar Projects) was also founded in the same year.


In 2018, Jaguar celebrated its 30th year in business. By 2018 Jaguar was at £34.9M turnover and had a total of 289 employees!


As of 2024, we employ more than 500 people and maintain over 100 buildings across London with a £78M turnover. We maintain over 2.5million M² across the City.

Our people

Getting the right team for you

We have a robust technical interview that identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate we employ to maintain your building. We issue knowledge guides to our staff identifying precisely what we expect them to know about the systems in their charge, as well as building-specific information, such as points of isolation and system set-points.
We value our people and provide them with a comprehensive support structure made up of both internal and external resources. We are proud to promote a positive attitude towards mental health in our workplace. A number of our staff are trained and certified by Mental Health First Aid England to empower our employees and workforce to care for themselves and others.

Our people

Investing in our staff

Training and Benefits at Jaguar

At Jaguar, our people make us who we are, that’s why we invest heavily in them. In 2023, over 2,300 courses were completed through Safety Media, our training system. We also deliver an extensive range of training courses at our Head Office in Gracechurch Street.
Our employees are offered private medical healthcare, professional help with their finances, death in service benefits, season ticket loans, Rewards Gateway and more. We send out monthly emails promoting all of our benefits to ensure they are not forgotten, and also have them collectively stored in an app for ease of accessibility.

Investing in our staff

Supporting Our Community

Making a difference where we can

We work closely with our partner charity, Ivy Street who supports vulnerable families in the community of Hoxton. They provide baby clothes and equipment to people in need, and the centre also provides a relaxing space for children and their carers, welcoming parents, childminders, grandparents and anyone else looking after under-fives.
Jaguar also support several other charities including the Trussell Trust and, help out local football and running clubs. We are long term sponsors of the Danson Runners and have recently become sponsors of the Abbey Youth Jaguars and Welling Town Girls.

Supporting Our Community
Francis Twum-Barimah

Francis Twum-Barimah

Site Supervisor

“I started at Jaguar as a Roving Engineer in 2017. Over the past 7 years at the company, I have visited over 50 sites around London. This experience has solidified my technical knowledge and enhanced my judgement. While working on numerous plant rooms over the years, I have been able to learn from a variety of engineers and managers at Jaguar. This has truly helped my career and furthered my understanding within the building services industry.”