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Using the cloud-based platform, VME delivers 100 per cent of its client reports electronically and has moved its business to an entirely paperless system. Intelligent scheduling and routing, and collaboration with other BigChange users through the BigChange Network, is also improving efficiency and reducing mileage whilst live vehicle tracking, complete with driver behaviour alerts, promotes greener driving across the fleet of mobile service engineers. These benefits have combined to save VME more than £120k per annum and reduced its administrative resource by 80 percent.

“Here at VM Elevators we care!” commented Simon Whitbread, CEO of VM Elevators. “We care about the people who work for us, the people we work for and the world in which we inhabit. BigChange helps us turn this attitude into action; with workable solutions that deliver tangible benefits for our employees, our clients and the environment.

“Using BigChange we have eliminated paper from our business model. This not only saves trees, it saves printing costs, it saves on the amount of office space we have to heat and light and it reduces journeys backwards and forwards to pick-up or drop-off reports. We are also reducing harmful emissions with home working, advanced scheduling and sharing of resources with other BigChange users. These are real savings for both the planet and the business.”

Simon Whitebread, CEO of VM Elevators

VM Elevators was established in London in 2008 and has since grown to a nationwide company serving more than 50 locations across the UK. VME provides a fully ‘turnkey’ solution, including new installations, modernisation, maintenance, repair and 24/7 call-out assistance, for lifts and escalators within virtually any setting including commercial, industrial, public sector and residential.

Since implementing the BigChange job management platform, which incorporates customer relationship management (CRM), job schedulinglive trackingfield resource managementjob finance and business intelligence, in one simple to use and easy-to-integrate platform, VME has eliminated paper from its operation with digital job cards, automated completion reports and an online library of risk assessments, service histories and method statements.

Intelligent scheduling reduces unnecessary mileage, reducing emissions and improving productivity, and live vehicle tracking, complete with driver behaviour alerts promotes greener driving speeds and reduced idling, braking and harsh accelerating. BigChange is also supporting extended home working which was introduced during lockdown and is now being promoted to reduce the environmental impact of unnecessary commuting.

“BigChange has been pivotal in helping us work towards a greener future,” Simon Whitbread concluded. “It has also given us greater freedom as to how we work, where and when we work which is something our team embraces.”


Buchanan Street, Glasgow

We are pleased to announce that we are the exclusive contractors for the new lift installation work at the prominent site location of 69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3HL.

The Category B listed building is due to undergo a high-end internal transformation within 2022, which will see it house a variety of public and private amenities, benefitting from retail space, restaurants, offices and hotels.

The distinctive towering facades of the red Locharbriggs sandstone ashlar was once famously home to the longest running national newspaper in the world, The Glasgow Herald (formally known as The Herald), who set up abode there for over a century (1868-1980).

From 1836- 1964 The Glasgow Herald was owned by George Outram & Co. taking the name from the paper’s editor of 19 years George Outram and it was one of the first daily newspapers in Scotland.

Historically, George Outram & Co. the publishers of the then Glasgow Herald -went on to heavily shape its structural development and expansion.

NHS Harlow

Works well under way for The NHS in Harlow. This is a particularly tight program involving a full refurbishment of the asset, to include, new control system,new hoist motor, new doors and entrances & full car re-line works.

Army Museum Chelsea

VM Elevators have been appointed as the lift service providers for the Army Museum in the heart of Chelsea, having worked with the client previously we are proud to be offering our services on a full time basis ensuring all their lift requirements are met.

VM Elevators Launches new website

VM Elevators are pleased to launch our brand new website.
We worked tireless over the last few months to bring you a cleaner interface which we hope provides a cleaner, smoother browsing experience and really reflects our branding, what we are, what we do and how we can serve you.
We have a new feedback feature which will allow us to communicate better with you and ensure we continue to provide the kind of service you have come to trust and expect from VM Elevators.