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About Critical Facilities Solutions Ltd

Critical Facilities Solutions is a world-class facilities services business with more than 25 years’ experience working in Data Centres and Enterprise IT Environments. Critical Facilities Solutions focuses on the critical environment with Data Centres being our predominant focal point. Critical Facilities Solutions have completed well over 5,000 projects without any incidents or unplanned downtime with customer satisfaction results available to back up this statement.

Critical Facilities Solutions

What We Do

We offer a host of niche services including Data Centre Lifecycle Cleaning, Raised Access Flooring, Zinc Whisker Testing & Management, Passive Fire Protection and Testing, Aisle Containment and Consultancy to dedicated Data Centre professionals across the United States of America, United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. We have established partnerships with the world’s leading Facilities Management Companies and are equally comfortable delivering through your preferred outsource partner or engaging directly as a preferred supplier. 

As the market leader and innovator within our industry, Critical Facilities Solutions understands that your Data Centre, Server Room, Comms Room, Network Room or other Critical Facility is the lifeblood of your organisation’s infrastructure. It is absolutely imperative that risk management is appropriately addressed and included as an integral part of Data Centre and IT management strategy.

Forward looking into the future, we see the industry moving in one direction. The requirements for higher density, faster, more robust and resilient IT infrastructure are gaining huge momentum. The need for trusted and unquestionably reliable service partners is growing rapidly. As the market leader and innovator within our industry, Critical Facilities Solutions keeps a finger on the pulse of all things Data Centre and IT Industry related.

Prevention is better than the cure and preventative maintenance is exactly what Critical Facilities Solutions is all about; providing an holistic overview of your facilities vulnerabilities and the potential ingress of contamination.  Our Testing and Consultancy service offers a complete review of your preventative maintenance program to ascertain suitability and identify areas within your Data Centre that are at the highest risk and then provides and a detailed roadmap and report with bespoke recommendations and costs to remediate any areas of concern.

CFS @ DCS Awards 2022

The company has developed and implemented a comprehensive system of quality assurance procedures and are fully accredited to ISO 9001 & ISO 45001 including aspects specific to the Information Technology industry bringing peace of mind to our clients.

Leadership Team

gary hall

Gary Hall

Operations Director

Gary has spent his whole career in the Data Centre cleaning industry starting at Tekniclean in Chesterfield which was a specialised Data Centre cleaning business in 1997.

Gary is also a member of the DCA Technical Council and is chairman of one of the technical committees (anti contamination group) with responsibility for developing this.

The DCA (Data Centre Alliance) is an association representing the interests of the data centre infrastructure sector. It is the only data centre industry body within the UK, and its main aim is driving awareness of the data centre industry to the business world.

Joe Pitchford

Sales Manager UK & Europe

Joe has spent his whole career in the Data Centre cleaning industry starting at 8Solutions in Chesterfield as a technician then working in the sales division across the UK, Europe & Australia.

After 5 Successful Years working in Australia and Singapore Joe joined the team at CFS to continue to drive his career at a reputable company.

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Tim Campbell

H&S, Quality & Survey Manager
Tim has spent the last 25 years in the Data Centre cleaning industry, starting at Tekniclean in Chesterfield which was a specialised Data Centre cleaning business in 1997. A versatile, self-motivated, Health & Safety Professional, with experience in the management of Health & Safety, through the effective use of personnel and resources. An enthusiastic individual who is accustomed to working to deadlines, while achieving key targets through the effective organisation, motivation, and development of people. A decisive team player, who leads by example and is both flexible and approachable with excellent communication skills. Able to work accurately, independently and with minimum supervision.
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Conor Sykes

European Operations Manager

Conor has spent his entire career in the Data Centre cleaning industry, starting as a cleaning technician at 8 Solutions before moving into management positions, now he has a decade of experience delivering and managing operations in critical environments.

Conor has also spent substantial portions of his career based in Europe, primarily in the Netherlands, helping clients to obtain the critical services they cannot get locally.

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Ashleigh Wachlarz

UK Operations Manager

Ashleigh has spent the past 8 years in the Data Centre cleaning industry starting at 8 Solutions in Chesterfield which was a specialised Data Centre cleaning business.

Ashleigh started out in a Sales Support role, moving into Operation. While working in Operations Ashleigh has held various roles including, Scheduling Manager, Operations Manager and Senior Operations Manager.

Ashleigh has amassed considerable experience in the coordination and planning of multiple simultaneous projects, ensuring that service standards are always upheld.

Joe Gentle

Finance Director

Joe is a senior finance professional and a highly commercially motivated Chartered Accountant. He spent 11 years in professional practice, working with a wide range of business in several industries. Making the move into “industry” to focus on a more commercial role, he joined CFS in Autumn 2021.


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