Signal opens first UK office to strengthen ISS customer partnerships

Signal, the strategic workplace management and design firm, is opening its first office in London today to further strengthen ISS’s partnerships with key account customers.

Danish consultancy firm Signal, established in Denmark 18 years ago, is opening a new office in London. In 2017, Signal became part of the global facilities service company ISS and is now a Global Centre of Excellence for strategic workplace management and design within the ISS Group.

Since the merger, Signal and ISS have worked closely together to create integrated workplace solutions that focus on promoting collaboration, innovation and communication through spatial design and curated service experiences.

Today will see the opening of the new office in London’s Canary Wharf, and Signal and ISS will now work even closer together in creating attractive workplace solutions for ISS’s international key account customers. Meanwhile, the London office is part of an ambitious global journey of growth that SIGNAL has been focusing on since the merger. The UK office is Signal’s third national office in addition to the existing locations in Denmark and Norway.

Gitte Andersen, Signal Global Head of Workplace Management & Design, (pictured) said, “Our joint ambition is to be leading global providers of Strategic Workplace Management and Design. ISS is one of the world’s largest companies and global leaders within the integrated Facility Services sector, serving some of the world’s strongest brands and leading enterprises across the globe. It is these global strategic customers that will become Signal's primary customers.

“The Signal office is co-located with ISS at South Quay Plaza 3 189 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf and we will therefore be under the same roof as our skilled ISS colleagues. Together we can offer customers our complete services from Experience Management to curated service solutions.”

Moving an office to London, Signal will be closer to some of ISS major global clients within the financial sector, including a global financial institution that Signal and ISS are currently collaborating with in the US and India.

Signal will focus its attention on growing its UK-based business by targeting the financial sector. There will be additional synergies and opportunities as Facility Management is now moving in the direction of Experience Management-projects, which SIGNAL and ISS already provide for a number of large clients.

Gitte Andersen and Per Feldthaus, Signal Global Heads of Workplace Management & Design, said, “We are extremely excited and proud to be opening a new office in London, which is one of the very specific results of being part of the ISS family.

'Servicing the ISS Global Key Accounts is a really wonderful opportunity and precisely what makes our growth possible. And of course, the London office is only the beginning of our journey. We anticipate that there will be several more exciting destinations ready to welcome Signal.”