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City Holdings

Inspired to make a positive change to the facilities management industry, Willie and Susan Haughey established City Refrigeration Holdings (UK) Ltd in 1985. Their new enterprise was founded on collaboration and transparency. A ground-breaking approach took City FM from its humble beginnings to building long-term partnerships with leading retailers all over the world.

Under this innovative model, each partner receives a unique strategy, shaped by the needs of their business and implemented by a bespoke, self-delivered model that provides an unparalleled commitment to safety, quality and value.

Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Facilities Services
10,000+ employees
Founded 1985

We're a family-owned business with people at the heart


City colleagues enjoy a range of benefits including pension, medical, employee assistance programmes, health and support applications, and several salary sacrifice schemes such as the cycle to work scheme. Our colleague benefits and engagement platform offers hundreds of discounts on shopping, days out and holidays.


Our learning and development programmes are designed to support you in performing at the highest level, to be your best self and progress your career. We provide a catalogue of professional development modules, self development tools, a bespoke eLearning library, leadership programmes, and a City & Guilds accredited technical training academy.

Social impact

Environment, energy & fleet

We're fully committed to being carbon neutral by 2030 and reducing our carbon emissions to net zero by 2040. Our carbon net zero roadmap is driven by our sustainability group, consisting of in-house experts and independent consultancies.

Getting colleagues and customers home safe

In 2020, we carried out more than 760 audits, measuring HSE compliance and ensuring our high safety standards are being met. Our HSE values are communicated at every level of the business and every single City colleague is responsible for pursuing health and safety excellence. 

Ethics, finance & chain of custody

Our procurement strategy reduces inequality and supports the growth and development of local supply chains and communities. More than 50% of our UK spend is with SMEs, well above the 33% government target.

OneCity Taking Action Together

It's in our DNA to support those in need within our local communities and we have a strong history of giving back. We're dedicated to creating better opportunities and helpful networks for the people around us. Through our social value programme, OneCity Taking Action Together, we regularly support a range of local charities, clubs and causes. 

Learn more about our Sustainability & Social Values.

Opportunities at City Holdings