Our Story

Born and bred in Yorkshire, Sewell Facilities Management has been providing round-the-clock peace of mind to our customers since day one. We ensure our customers’ buildings are safe, legal, and well maintained, leaving you to concentrate on your day to day.

We keep your buildings in check through compliance monitoring and management, offer both a proactive approach with planned preventative maintenance, and reactive repairs, 24/7 callout and FM support services. Our teams are local, hands on, and make your building their priority.

We’re part of the Sewell Group, which means we have a long and illustrious history dating all the way back to 1876; that’s 146 years of experience in delivering investment, development, construction, and facilities management across the North of England.

For nine consecutive years, we’ve also been a Sunday Times Top 100 Place to Work For, also recently being recognised as a 3-star World-Class company to work for in the UK Best Companies survey.

Our biggest achievement to date is being one of only 18 businesses across the country to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity as part of the Sewell Group – the most prestigious accolade a business can get. We have our people to thank for that, and with a culture that sets us apart from most, our mission is to be a great place to work so we can be a great and innovative company to deal with.

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A team who care.

It’s not just what we do, it’s how we do it.

Our people are talented, cared for and unleashed. We employ from within our communities, for our communities. Quite simply, our people care, and that’s why they work hard to understand exactly what you need, so they can become an extension of your team. They’ll provide a bespoke, seamless service. Whatever that may be for you.

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Services to suit you.

Whether a cleaner, a caretaker, decorator, mobile maintenance technician or facilities manager, our friendly, multi-skilled team look after every building like it’s their own.

We have specialists in fire and gas safety, statutory compliance, health and safety, and sustainability – so you can rest assured knowing your buildings are in safe hands, whilst your patients, students, employees, and colleagues are in yours.

There for you, 24/7

Not only do we have our experts on the ground, but we also have our customer care team available 24/7, 365.

Any time, day or night, you can count on all your questions or reactive requests being dealt with quickly. We’ll keep you in the loop at every stage, but you can also log onto our customer portal to keep track yourself too.

United by a unique culture

Sewell Facilities Management is part of a diverse group of businesses with a shared sense of purpose. United by our culture, our vision is to enrich people’s lives and make the world a better place. We make it our mission to be a great place to work, so we can be a great and innovative company to deal with.

But don’t just take our word for it – our story is best told by our people, that’s why we created a Culture Book for you to see for yourself.

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"I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given and the belief this company has shown in my abilities, and I am excited to continue evolving and making a meaningful impact"

Katie Crosby, Business Manager, Sewell FM

It's the cultural fit that counts

We strongly believe skills in the workplace can be learnt, it’s the cultural fit that’s most important to us. We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join us.

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Equipped for different sectors

We know our way around buildings that are just like yours, but we tailor our approach to suit your specific needs. All you have to do is tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll come up with the best solution.

Take a more in-depth look at our sector experience below.

We're more than just another contractor

Our team is fully trained in H&S, supported by our internal Safety, Environment and Compliance department. As such, we can also provide a full health & safety management service.

This means we can do everything for you from risk and method statements to construction design and management – all to make your building as safe and compliant as possible.

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Showcasing our commitment to our customers

Best Companies to Work For 2022

Queens Award for Promoting Opportunity

BAFE fire safety

IWFM impact awards 2020

BIFM Facilities Management Award 2018

Building a more sustainable future

What does sustainability mean to you? To us, it means keeping four key areas in constant balance to maintain a sustainable and healthy business, for maximum positive impact.


Our four pillars came directly from our people and were recognised as the key attributes of a successful business. We refer to these as our ‘Sewell Compass’ and it means we work hard to focus on each area equally, keeping our business objectives in balance.

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Ahead of the curve

To make sure we’re flexible and can easily adapt to whatever your requirements may be, we like to stay on trend and keep an eye out for the latest industry updates. Whether it’s safety, compliance, legal responsibilities, or the latest innovation, we’re always on the case.

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