Proudly Serving the City
From its Borron Street HQ, Cordia delivers a wide range of essential services to the people of Glasgow.
Whether it’s catering or cleaning, caring or community work, its thousands of staff are always busy — and following Cordia’s award of the Games legacy brand will also have a very busy time ahead this summer.
Cordia was formed on April 1st 2009 when its operations were transferred from Glasgow City Council, who had been based at Borron Street for 10 years.
Office Support Coordinator Cheryl Mackie revealed: “Cordia’s business is diverse but really we operate in three key sectors — Care Services, Facilities Management and Hospitality Services.
“We’re really proud of our achievements. For example, Care Services delivers vital help and assistance to around 8,000 clients in Glasgow, while the Facilities Management team provides nutritionally balanced meals for up to 36,000 customers every day.
“And in addition, as we continue to diversify our business, our Hospitality Services team has added Caledonian University and the City Of Glasgow College to its portfolio.”
Gearing up for the Games
Cheryl added: “Every day is different at Cordia — that’s what makes it such a great place to work — but probably our biggest day-to-day challenge is managing 8,000 staff across the whole of Glasgow.
“In addition, we’re now also recruiting staff in preparation for this summer — which is another big challenge.”
And Cheryl revealed that Borron Street plays a vital role in helping Cordia deliver its key services to the whole of Glasgow.
She said: “The accommodation at Borron Street is very flexible and is conveniently located for our work in the city centre. It also offers excellent road links, which enables us to successfully undertake our business across the city.”
Cheryl also welcomed the news that Borron Street has plans for a possible urban gym and chillout area.
She said: “We would certainly like to see an outdoor space developed for staff use, and perhaps also more secure access.
“But we can tell that the landlord is working hard to improve Borron Street — and it’s beginning to make a real difference to the look and feel of the area.”