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…
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 2021, we employ over 450 people and maintain over 90 buildings across London with a £57M turnover. We maintain over 1.5M m² across the City.
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.
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 2020, over 2,000 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, Perkbox 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.
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, 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.
Mechanical Shift Technician
“I started at Jaguar as a Roving Engineer in 2017. In my 5 years here, I have visited over 50 Jaguar sites which has given me a wide variety of experiences within the building services industry. I have been able to repair, maintain and work in over 50 different plant rooms, and have had the opportunity to speak with a huge number of engineers and managers at Jaguar. This has truly helped my career and experience in building services.”