14forty, one of the country’s leading facilities management companies and part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has installed Tersano filtration systems, which convert normal tap water into SAO (Stabilised Aqueous Ozone), across three sites belonging to online retailer, N Brown Group plc.

14forty provides cleaning, catering and security services at N Brown’s three UK sites in Manchester, Oldham and Glossop, as part of its partnership, which began earlier this year.

SAO is a highly effective natural cleaner, sanitiser and deodoriser that kills 99.999% bacteria and microorganisms, including enveloped viruses like Covid-19 - produced with just two ingredients: water and oxygen.

After use, it reverts safely back into water and is not harmful to the environment, making it a more sustainable, cheaper, and effective alternative to traditional cleaning chemicals. In addition, SAO contains no additives, toxins or artificial scents and leaves behind no residue, it is completely safe to use.

Its operatives use SAO produced by Tersano’s filtration systems to clean floors, walls, washrooms, stair rails, desks, door handles and other touchpoints to ensure they are hygienic.

Ken Mellis, Head of Workplace Facilities & Engineering at N Brown, said:

“Part of our brief was to reduce waste and carbon emissions, which contribute to our overall environmental targets. Through Tersano, 14forty is helping to achieve this in relation to cleaning, whilst reducing costs and maintaining an impeccably high standard of hygiene.

“The implementation of Tersano filtration systems formed a key part of 14forty’s winning bid, which saw it consolidate services from three separate facilities management providers into a single contract.”

Matthew Lockton, Sales Director at 14forty, added:

“SAO cleaning is now well-established and comes with huge health and safety, environmental, operational and financial benefits. It is the pre-requisite for cleaning agents in our business and supports our environmental strategy and Climate Net Zero by 2030 Roadmap.

“As well as being incredibly powerful at minimising microbes, the safety element of it being entirely natural enables us to use it across all cleaning areas of the sites at N Brown, making it the ideal solution to minimise chemical usage.”