2016

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PPG Aerospace Contract Win

OCS has been awarded a three-year contract by PPG Aerospace. The contract, which started in October, sees OCS providing security, cleaning and catering at PPG Aerospace’s Shildon site in County Durham.

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LIA Quality Assurance Accreditation

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) are proud to announce their member, Lumenpulse Alphaled, has received LIA Quality Assurance (LIAQA) accreditation for commercial luminaires.

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Collaboration Awards for EMCOR UK

Leading facilities management provider EMCOR UK is proud to announce it was presented with two Collaboration Awards from the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW) at an awards ceremony hosted by Lord Evans of Watford at the House of Lords, Lon...

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The United States' Most Wired-up Venue?

Imagine packing the power of fourteen cell towers inside a single convention facility. That’s exactly how the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has retained the technology leadership of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

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Differentiating Packaging Fees

The introduction of new fee scales for producers of harder-to-recycle packaging in many European Union countries, threatens to increase prices for UK producers with overseas markets.

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Hitting the Right Note at the Yehudi Menuhin School

Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 waterproofing membrane has been used to ensure that one of the few buildings to survive the Great Fire of London in 1666 continues to be preserved for future generations as part of a conservation project at 17 Fleet S...

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Innovative Design Solutions

Lucentia, a Manchester-based design house specialising in bespoke interior solutions, is making its debut appearance at the Surface Design Show 2017 (Stand 270, Business Design Centre, Islington, London – 7th to 9th February, 2017).

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Showcasing Sydney to the World

Spread over 250,000 square metres in the heart of Sydney, ICC Sydney at Darling Harbour is a new global benchmark in exhibition and convention venues and an important city-shaping project set to transform Sydney.

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And the Finalists Are?

The Lighting Industry Association (the LIA) is excited to announce the Delight in Light Finalists for 2015/16. ‘Delight in Light’ is a movement created to encourage excellence in lighting design.

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Bespoke In-house Coffee Shops

A new concept that energises a company’s workforce, fosters creativity and increases co-operation at work has been launched by We Are CoffeePoint.

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Tips and Resources to Protect Against Influenza

Seasonal influenza, commonly referred to as “the flu,” is caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs, and can cause severe and life-threatening illness in many people. It is spread from person to person through virus-infect...

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Supporting the Homeless in Swindon

With help from a little cardboard and some sleeping bags, staff at Excalibur Communications have raised over £2,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Threshold Housing Link.

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25-Year Stoke PFI Contract

Eric Wright Facilities Management (EWFM), part of the Eric Wright Group, has commenced a 25-year contract to service three retirement villages in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Lighting that Stands Tall

Seattle-based lighting company, LightArt, is excited to announce the newest addition to their Casper collection, a line of minimalist, linear pendants.

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Celebrating Sustainable Energy Development

The £25 million Biomass Energy Centre & District Heating Network for the University of St Andrews has been celebrated at one of Scotland’s most prestigious awards ceremonies, winning the Sustainable Development category of the Scottish Green Energ...

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Tackling the Tax Connundrum

For business owners, finance managers and employees, paying tax is an important and unavoidable part of life. However, with taxes on the money you earn, the money you spend, the money you inherit and the money you save, it is important to understa...

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Quess Corp to Acquire Manipal's FM Business

Quess Corp., India’s leading integrated business services provider, announces it has entered into agreements to acquire the facility management and catering businesses of Manipal Integrated Services to create one of India’s largest integrated faci...

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Record-breaking Big 5

The 37th edition of The Big 5 welcomed over 75,000 participants, breaking last year’s record, according to dmg events who have announced the next edition will take place from 26 to 29 November 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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Great Chemicals Come in Small Packages

Delivering lifetime protection from corrosion and limescale in commercial heating and cooling systems is now easier, faster and more efficient thanks to Sentinel Commercial’s new ‘Triple Power’ water treatment chemicals.

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Accept No Imitations

In 1993 Mitsubishi Electric became the world’s first company to develop and sell a new type of hand dryer that blows jets of air on both sides of the hand, pushing water off rather than evaporating it. As a recent lawsuit in Belgium proves, howeve...

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New Strategic Partnership

Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has announced a significant new long-term contract with national distribution and outsourcing company, Bunzl.

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Taking the Heat Off

STULZ has announced the launch of its pioneering STULZ Explorer WSW water cooled chiller unit which is designed for a diverse range of mission-critical indoor applications, including data centres, communications rooms, industrial and commercial bu...

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Social Value & Community Investment

Mitie Property Services, the property management division of Mitie, recently became licensed to use the industry-recognised Social Value Bank, demonstrating its commitment to social value and community investment initiatives.

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Novel Store Concept

Boutique fashion accessories brand Renascentia has opened its first retail outlet in one of Florence's renowned historic buildings.

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A Maximum Rating

Excalibur Communications of Swindon has achieved the maximum 3-star rating in the UK's prestigious "Best Companies" survey.

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Championing a Novel Approach

A new initiative from the largest trade body representing the lighting industry in Europe is being launched in January to counter the threat from poor quality, non-compliant lighting products entering the UK market.

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Awards for Energy & Telecomms Consultancy

Energy and telecommunications consultancy MAXIMeyes has won the ‘Best Customer Services’ of the year award at the Sutton Excellence Business Awards. The company was also commended as ‘SME Business of The Year’ by the panel that named its founder, ...

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Supporting Innovative Startups

Sodexo Ventures fund makes first investment with Wynd, a start-up specialized in solutions to digitize retail points-of-sale and create cross-channel customer journeys.

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Another Year of Solid Growth

Sodexo has reported annual revenue increases of more than 2.2 per cent and organic growth above 2.5 per cent on the back of strong performances from its businesses in the United States and United Kingdom.

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Smart Buildings on the Rise

New research released today suggests three-quarters of the United Kingdom's property professionals expect to gain from tech-enabled real estate, although significant obstacles to the widescale adoption of smart building technologies still remain.

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New Laser Cut Metal Solutions

The new Laser Cut collection from Móz Designs redefines architectural metal solutions by expanding the possibilities of the dynamic aluminum material using cutting-edge tooling and technology.

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BIFM Ireland Awards 2016 Shortlist

The Ireland Region of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has revealed the short-list of the BIFM Ireland Awards 2016 ahead of the awards ceremony on Friday 25 November in Dublin.

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P3 Bulletin Award for Dallas Recycling Facility

FCC Environmental Services, the US subsidiary of the global environmental services group FCC, has received the P3 Bulletin Award for the single-stream Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on the McCommas Bluff Landfill site in southern Dallas, Texas, ...

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New Insight into PPP Contracts

The strategic priority within Public Private-Partnerships (PPPs or P3s) is shifting from ‘doing deals’ to ensuring existing assets are being operated and maintained well, according to a new white paper from the Canadian Council for Public-Private ...

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Bose PRO Partner

VEGA Europe has been selected as a Bose PRO Partner, affirming its expertise in sound system installations.

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Fuelling Sussex Police

Cameron Forecourt are delighted to have successfully retained the service contract with facilities management experts, Kier Workplace Services, to provide support and maintenance services to the vehicle refuelling systems operated by Sussex Police.

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FM Magazine Editorial Board Appointment

FM Magazine is pleased to announce Mohamad Kassem, an Associate Professor of Construction and Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria University, has joined its distinguished editorial advisory board.

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Broken Drain Snakes

General Pipe Cleaners have released Quick-Fix™ to facilitate repairs of broken drain cleaning snakes in the field.

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Dubai Metro Extension

The Dubai Metro, the first of its kind in the Gulf region, has increased rapidly since its launch in 2010 and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) expects to extend the Metro tracks to 110 kilometres by 2020 and 421 kilometres by 2030.

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ViLX Commander

Vox Ignis announces the release of ViLX Commander - a GUI supplied as a complete package with an EN54-4 power supply and industrial panel PC with telephone handset integrated.

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Axis of Aptitude

During Tomorrow's Engineers Week Jason Pease, technical services director ABM (NYSE:ABM) UK’s Business and Industry Group, sets out a three part job description for aspiring engineers.

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Sparking up a Conversation

Interserve is launching an online debate series to spark conversation about how the workplace experience can improve employee productivity and engagement.

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New IT and Mobile Partner

Nursing and training provider First City Group has appointed Swindon-based Excalibur Communications as its new IT and mobile partner.

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Super Large EVC Systems Possible!

Baldwin Boxall announces its popular Omnicare Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) system can now be extended to include up to an incredible 8,064 outstations!

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Brixton Street Urinators in for a Shock

The Brixton Business Improvement District (BID), a not for profit collective of 650 local businesses, is trialling a new splashback wall coating designed to deter street urination and keep the town clean.

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Sustaining a Concrete Future

The different approaches to reducing concrete carbon emissions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi are to be discussed at Middle East Concrete 2016 in November.

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Champions of The Living Wage

Winder Power has been chosen as the winner of the 2016 Living Wage Champion Award for the Yorkshire & Humber region, following a rigorous selection process.

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Royal Opening for Energy from Waste (EfW) Facility

The Greatmoor Energy from Waste (EfW) facility near Aylesbury was officially opened yesterday by HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO. The 30-year contract was awarded in 2013 and represents an order book value of £920.4 million (€1.027 billion).

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ICEL Emergency Lighting: 2016 – Refresher course

The Lighting Industry Academy’s ICEL Emergency Lighting course has been revised to take account of changes following the introduction of BS 5266-1:2016, Emergency lighting. Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises.

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New Canadian GM for Service Works Global

Service Works Global, leading provider of facility, property and PPP contract performance software, has appointed Kyle Booth as General Manager for the Canadian division of the business.

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Dubai Trolley System Contract Extension

Serco, the international service company, announces a 3-year contract extension by Emaar Properties to continue managing the operations and maintenance of the Downtown Dubai Trolley System until 2019.

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Last Call for Entries

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland has extended the deadline for entries for the BIFM Ireland Awards 2016 until Friday 4th November. Sponsored by Tech Skills Resources, the awards will honour facilities management profes...

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Leading with Labor

A new paper from CBRE reports a paradigm shift in the approach companies are adopting to real estate decisions, with "talent, talent, talent" displacing the ago-old mantra, "location, location, location".

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Disposal of Restroom Cleaning Subsidiary

Ecolab has sold the restroom cleaning business it acquired through the November 2015 acquisition of the U.S. operations of Swisher Hygiene Inc. to Enviro-Master International Franchise LLC. Sales of the business were approximately $28 million in ...

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Baldwin Boxall at Intersec 2017

Baldwin Boxall looks forward to welcoming visitors at stand number 4-G12 during Intersec from 22-24 January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Argon and Nitrogen Gas Management

To meet demand from manufacturers who utilize glove boxes and other hermetic enclosures, Inert announces it has engineered a customizable line of argon and nitrogen gas management systems.

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A Bright & Exciting Future

28th September saw the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) welcome its Members, Government officials, key industry figures and academia to celebrate the launch of the Lighting Industry Academy (The Academy)

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Transforming Sustainable Construction in the Middle East

A panel of experts has shortlisted finalists for this year's Gaia Awards on 23 November at The Big 5 event which takes place in the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). These include products from 10 manufacturers who are set to transform construction...

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Countering Modern Slavery

A new survey of the construction sector released today - on Anti-Slavery Day - by the Supply Chain Sustainability School, highlights the strengths and weaknesses of industry efforts to tackle the issue.

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New Sydney Offices

International facilities management software provider, Service Works Global (SWG – part of the Service Works Group of companies), has announced the opening of its new offices in Sydney.

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Transforming Textile Recycling

The Furniture Recycling Group (TFR Group) has partnered with the world-renowned University of St Andrews to transform textile recycling processes in its student accommodation and introduce a circular economy system.

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What Links Us All?

Carillion's Chief Sustainability Officer David Picton discusses the FTSE 250 support services company's sustainable development strategy following the first ever corporate presentation on the subject at a United Nations Conference on Trade and Dev...

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BIFM Ireland Support Paralympics Ireland

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland have announced their support for Paralympics Ireland ahead of the 20th BIFM Ireland Summit which is being sponsored by Aramark and OCS, and will take place on Friday 25 November.

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Saving Energy

Intellihot Green Technologies are pleased to announce that 340 on the Park - Chicago’s 2nd largest residential building, has saved over 27 per cent on energy expenditure.

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Don’t Leave Statues Uncovered this Winter

Cliveden Conservation is reminding owners and managers of gardens, parks and properties that Winter Covers© for sculptures and decorative stonework need to be ordered before the cold and rainy weather arrives.

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Extensions for Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Construction and Facilities Management face a wave of disruption as the use of data is changing the way buildings are built as well as how they are monitored and maintained throughout their lifecycle, according to a briefing on the integration of ...

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Bringing Home the Gold

Newly relocated FridgeWize Inc. has won the prestigious RAC Cooling Industry Award against world renowned renewable energy giants including Honeywell.

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Financial Close on £450 Million Edinburgh Waste Contract

FCC Environment, through its subsidiary FCC Environment UK, has been awarded the Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian contract under which the company will manage and process up to 155,000 tons per year of residual waste from the City of Edinburgh...

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A Robust Lineup of Dining Options

Rogers Place has today unveiled new dining options to transform the culinary experience for ice hockey fans and concert goers visiting the indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Ground-breaking Brazilian LEED Building Certification

Cooperative financial institution Sicredi which has more than 3.3 million members in 20 states throughout Brazil, has become the country's first organisation (and only the 4th in Latin America) to receive LEED Existing Buildings: Operation & Maint...

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A 40-year Partnership

This week ISS completed 40 years of service to Nordea under a partnership that began in 1976 with the delivery of cleaning services and has expanded to include a full complement of integrated facility services in buildings across the Nordic region.

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Developing for the Lighting Industry

The Lamp release of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) website is now live, bringing the latest improvements to members and Academy users as part of the LIA’s rolling web development programme.

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Breaking New Ground

SIREAS, LLC has announced it has become a Vested® Center of Excellence for guiding companies in developing win-win outsourcing management relationships in corporate real estate and facilities management.

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£350 Million FM and Workplace Services Contract

Carillion has been awarded a seven-year contract to provide support services at the Nationwide Building Society's Headquarters in Swindon, 15 corporate offices, critical data centres, and 700 retail branches throughout the United Kingdom.

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Inaugural Singapore Facility Management Awards 2016

To mark the celebration of its 15th year anniversary, the International Facility Management Association Singapore Chapter (IFMA) held its inaugural Singapore Facility Management (FM) Awards on Friday September 30th 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Exp...

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A Jolly Good Idea

Online sanitaryware specialist, Lime Kitchen and Bathroom, is promoting the Jollytronic Infra-red (IR) non-touch sensor flushing valve kit as the solution for washroom operators who receive "touch-averse" visitors.

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Closer Border Ties

The European Union has launched a programme to support border security in North Africa and the Sahel region.

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Exceptional Chef and Front-of-House Talent

Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, hosted the annual Hospitality and Culinary Skills competition which is a celebration of the exceptional chef and front-of-house talent across the business.

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EVC System BIM Objects from UK Manufacturer

Baldwin Boxall has announced the availability of BIM objects for their two emergency voice communication (EVC) systems – Omnicare and CARE2. The drawings are freely available from the company to anyone upon request.

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Lighting the Way

Seattle-based lighting manufacturer, LightArt, is helping employees and guests intuitively navigate their way around the workplace using lighting design.

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A River Runs Through It

Signbox and the Graphic History Company deliver stunning Thames mural made up of 3,500 iconic author names for book publisher Hachette UK.

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Ambassadors of Learning

The Lighting Industry Academy launches on 28th September, as part of the LIA’s continued investment into all aspects of the UK lighting industry.

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Outstanding Health & Safety Performance

Serco FM teams at two Scottish hospitals have again been recognised for outstanding health and safety performance at the internationally acclaimed Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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A Perfect Score

Sodexo has received the highest available ranking in the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) "Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard" for its commitment to becoming a responsible user of palm oil.

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Nursery and Garden Produce Staff Go Biometric

Leading nursery and online garden produce retailer Crocus have just installed the very latest Bodet interactive time and attendance system, to provide accurate and reliable staff attendance data and reduce administration for HR and payroll staff.

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Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.

EMCOR Group is pleased to announce that thousands of its employees at 55+ of its subsidiaries across the United States will commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by wearing EMCOR Pink Hard Hats in support of the company's "Protect Y...

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Video Release Ahead of Circularety Launch

UK resource efficiency specialist Ecosurety has today released a video ahead of the high-profile launch of its "Circularety" packaged recovery note (PRN) solution in London on Tuesday 27 September.

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More LED Retrofit Options

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and member of the Panasonic Group, will expand its current EVERLINE LED Retrofit Kit family with the LED Linear Retrofit Assembly option for indoor and covered outdoor strip fixtur...

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A Most Attractive Employer

Facility services major Ecolab has been ranked 29th by natural sciences undergraduates and 66th by engineering undergraduates, in this year's UNIVERSUM poll of the "Most Attractive Employer" in the United States.

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Pre-planned & Reactive Maintenance

After managing six Bourne Leisure sites for four years, G&H Maintenance has won a competitive tender to manage eight more in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Wales.

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Better Financial Transparency

The latest update to high-security identity management and payment platform Inepro Back office suite (iBos) promises even more transparency and control over financial processes.

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Soundcore Acquires PumpMan

PumpMan, a leading provider of pump system maintenance, repair and new system installation, today announced that private equity firm Soundcore Capital Partners, LLC (“Soundcore”), has acquired the Company. As part of the transaction, Don Devine ha...

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A Bright and Exciting Future

The Lighting Industry Association (the LIA) will officially launch the Lighting Industry Academy on September 28 - just six months after the inauguration of extensive 12,500 square foot laboratory facilities.

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Half a Century of Dedication

General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring, is proud to announce that Russell Javorsky celebrated his 50th anniversary of employment with the company on 30 August 2016.

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You're Hired!

Wrightstyle were definitely hired to supply advanced glazing systems for a high-end apartment complex in Camden Town, London which featured in the last series of TV’s The Apprentice.

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NYC Opening

Massachusetts real estate advisory firm SIREAS has announced its expansion into the New York City area only a year after its establishment.

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Celebrating Growth

Sodexo has commended its dining sustainability team at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, for optimising crop yields and reducing water consumption by 90 per cent at an innovative on-campus 1,000 sq. ft. hydroponic greenhouse facility.

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16 September Deadline for CIPRE Abstract Submissions

The Advisory Committee to Europe's leading critical infrastructure and information security (and FM Industry / FM Magazine partner) event Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe [CIPRE], has issued a final call for 200-word abstract...

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Charting FM’s Development

A new book by the co-founder of the United Kingdom's first facilities management company Lionel Prodgers and FM Magazine Editorial Board member and co-author of best-selling textbook "Total Facility Management", Brian Atkins, will consider the eme...

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New UK Country Distributor for LTech

Crouch Visual Solutions (CVS) have been appointed as official UK distributors for the LTech Range of DALI, DMX, 1-10v and TRIAC dimming system-compatible LED drivers.

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Serco Lifeguards Save Festival-goer's Life

Two Serco lifeguards have been congratulated by Jersey's Fire & Rescue and Coastguard for their role in saving a woman’s life during the annual Saint Helier Seaside Festival on the Havre des Pas beach front.

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Carillion Announces New Group Finance Director

Carillion has appointed Zafar Khan as Group Finance Director, following the news Richard Adam is to retire as he approaches his 60th birthday. Zafar joined Carillion's Middle East and North Africa business as Finance Director in 2011 and was forme...

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Commemorating Life's Essential

As the United States eagerly anticipates National Toilet Paper Day on Friday (which promises even more 'alternative reality' than predicted for the Presidential race by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton), the time has come to take stock of one of...

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Supporting 5,500 Indonesian Smallholders

Henkel and BASF are collaborating with the development organization Solidaridad to support a project in Indonesia and advocate better professional and living standards for smallholders and local businesses.

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A New approach to PRNs

ecosurety, one of the fastest-growing resource efficiency specialists in the UK, will next month launch a revolutionary new way for producers and reprocessors to work together inside the PRN (Packaging Recovery Note) system.

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Saving Energy at The Clock Tower Sanctuary

Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towel Smart hand dryers have helped manage energy bills at The Clock Tower Sanctuary, Brighton’s only day centre specifically for homeless young people. Further benefits include their quiet operation, which is helping maint...

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ISS Half-Year Interim Report

The latest trading update from global facilities management major ISS reveals the company is confident about prospects for integrated facility service providers in 2016.

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New ‘Corporate Coworking' Initiative

Coworking agency OpenWork today announced the launch of a new advisory service, Corporate Coworking, which assists companies in incorporating the flow and mobility of coworking into their workplace strategy.

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Documenting RoI

Aeromark reports that leading facilities management and engineering maintenance provider Arcus FM, has achieved immediate investment returns on deploying the software developer's mobile document management platform.

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Taking Office

Specialist FM recruiter The Management Recruitment Group is pleased to announce the relocation of its City of London office to larger premises.

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Headlining an Historic Fleet Street Conservation Scheme

Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 waterproofing membrane has been used to ensure that one of the few buildings to survive the Great Fire of London in 1666 continues to be preserved for future generations as part of a conservation project at 17 Fleet S...

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Delivering Architectural Sensitivity

Architectural signage specialist, Signbox, has just completed a major wayfinding and display signage project at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace in Central London. Carlton House Terrace is home to the British Academy - the UK's national body for the hu...

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New Certification, New Guarantee

Stonhard (UK) has received Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food and beverage production management system accreditation for its market-leading high performance seamless flooring systems.

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Improving Patient Experience

An innovative web-based software facility management platform from Aramark promises to transform hospitals and healthcare facilities by integrating multiple systems into a single suite.

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A Cage-free Commitment

Sodexo has announced a global, group-wide commitment to sourcing cage-free eggs and liquid egg products from 2025.

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LIA Announces Academy Launch

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) will officially launch its Academy on September 28, 2016, with a VIP lunch and guest speakers.

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New Ecommerce Website

Aqua Cure are delighted to announce the launch of their new e-commerce website. The site is very much trade oriented and allows customers to view tailored pricing through password protected log-ins.

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Realtime Refuelling Management

Pawson Transport continues to develop its business by introducing the Cameron Forecourt Eclipse web-based fuel management system to its refuelling operations.

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RAISING THE STANDARD FOR FAÇADE FINISHES

Sto UK is set to revolutionize the UK façade market with the launch of its new StoColor Dryonic paint which allows water from rain, dew and fog to run off building façades almost instantly.

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Smarter Parts

Aeromark, one of the United Kingdom's leading service management technology companies, has announced it has successfully completed a full integration of its Optimatics software platform which includes a "Smarter Parts" module with Wolseley UK's sy...

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ServiceMaster Appoints New Board Members

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, announces the election of Jerri DeVard and John Corness to its board of directors.

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LIA Challenge Cup 2016

On 19 May, ten crews came together to compete for the annual Lighting Industry Association (LIA) Challenge Cup at the 2016 LIA Regatta.

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Extension of Free Journey-Sharing Scheme

Thousands more city workers can now find ‘commute buddies’ to cut congestion, emissions and stress as a result of council funding of a free journey-sharing scheme to Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

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Grand Union Water Co.

London Commodity Brokers and Peter Sceats & Associates are pleased to announce the launch of Grand Union Water Co., the UK’s first specialist water procurement advisor.

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Dubai First with 3D-Printed "Office of the Future"

The world's first office building produced by a 3D printer has just opened in Dubai. The 250 square metre "Office of the Future" is erected near the Emirates Towers in Dubai. The building technology with access control and surveillance systems w...

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Simplifying Zero-hour Holiday Calculations

Vanquish Integrated People Solutions has introduced a new formula to its market leading time management software to support organisations accurately calculate the amount of annual leave and holiday pay that workers on zero-hours contracts are enti...

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Adding a Human Touch to Buildings

ISS, a leading global provider of facility services, has signed a commercial agreement with IBM to use the power of Watson IoT to transform the management of over 25,000 buildings around the world.

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FORMATION OF HOME INTERIORS GROUP

CCA Floors & Interiors today announced the formation of a new Home Interiors Group to capitalize on synergies between its Retail, Building and insurance divisions. The company also announced Shawn Bayat, formerly of Quality Floor and Home Carpet ...

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£600 Million of Support Services Contracts for Carillion

Carillion’s market leading business in Oman, Carillion Alawi, has signed a 4.5-year extension of its integrated facilities management contract with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), with the group also securing two contracts with the Northern Irel...

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LIA in University Training Course Partnership

The University of South Wales (USW) and the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have agreed a formal partnership, cementing a relationship which will see the development of a range of specialist lighting courses.

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24/7 Venue Booking Online

NFS Technology Group today announces the launch of the Rendezvous Portal, a step-change in booking that will allow venues to offer the kind of easy booking that has already transformed the world of hotel reservations.

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Even More Intelligent Fuel Management

Cameron Forecourt, the UK’s leading commercial fuelling specialist, is pleased to announce it has introduced the biggest changes to its real time fuel management reporting system in a decade, to allow customers access to more comprehensive informa...

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Appointment of New IFMA Foundation Chair

Leading Arizona full service commercial and U.S. Homeowners Association (HOA) landscaping contractor Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management, is delighted to announce the appointment of company President, Kent Miller, as Chair of the IFMA Foundati...

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Making Reliable Building Security Easy

Technology developments to SICK’s LMS range of 2D laser scanners have made it easier than ever to secure and protect outdoor open spaces reliably, even where there are frequent vehicle movements, with one scanner capable of covering an area the si...

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AV Provider Wins Gong for MoJ Installation

AVMI, the UK’s leading provider of audio visual and digital media technology solutions, has won the prestigious ‘Best Corporate / Industrial Project’ award for its work on an extensive Ministry of Justice (MoJ) installation at this year’s Installa...

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VEGA Europe Recognised at InstallAwards 2016

The 2016 InstallAwards took place at The Connaught Rooms in London, where VEGA Europe picked up the "Entertainment Project Award for Innovation" for the development and installation of its new Tio Hospitality Request System at a Private wealth man...

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New JV to Deliver Modular Data Centre Solutions

Leading global mission critical cooling solutions provider STULZ has announced a joint venture with, and new majority shareholding in, Technology Space Integration (TSI) which is a global manufacturer of modular data centre solutions for the High ...

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Integrated FM Services Contract for Interserve

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded a facilities management services contract worth £60 million over its initial three year term1 with commercial and residential property services company, JLL.

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Cameron Resigns as UK Votes to "Brexit" EU

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation following the historic decision by the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, as the unsettling impact of a "Brexit" is felt in currency and equity markets.

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Inspired by Nature

A visually striking fusion of color and texture, the Blendz Patina metal surfacing material collection from Móz Metals & Architectural Products, is expanding with four new colourways.

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Fuelling Mergers & Acquisitions

The current UK facilities management (FM) market is one of the most challenging ever for outsourced service providers. Relationships are becoming more strategic and less transactional which presents opportunities for investment to innovate and dri...

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New Edition of Smart Airports Market Report

The "Smart Airports Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024" report aims to provide comprehensive strategic analysis of the global smart airports market along with revenue and growth forecasts.

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IST Selects Janam

Janam Technologies, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced today that IST Management Services, the largest independently-owned facilities management services provider in the United St...

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Love Every Second

Virgin Trains have chosen a vibrant red Colani toilet seat from Pressalit Care for their fleet of UK East Coast Mainline trains.

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Helping Manchester's Homeless

Manchester based quantity surveyor Hugo Newell who works for Carillion has found an innovative way to help some of the city’s homeless, with a lunch offer from a mobile phone provider.

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Quality Solutions Rebrands as QSI Facilities

Quality Solutions, a leading U.S. provider of facilities maintenance and constructions services, has changed its name to QSI Facilities, launched a new website and introduced a new approach for overcoming value leakage in outsourced facilities ser...

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Profits Up at Mace

Macro’s parent company, Mace, has reported its 2015 figures which see the company increasing its annual turnover by 19% to £1.77 billion with a pre-tax profit of £36.2 million.

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Craft Guild of Chef Awards 2016

Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, is celebrating after winning three culinary awards at the prestigious Craft Guild of Chef Awards on Wednesday 1 June, during a glittering ceremony at Lancaster London Hotel.

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Holophane David Currie Award

The 2014 & 2015 Lighting Industry Association "Holophane David Currie" Award has been presented to John Bullivant from Eterna Lighting at The LIA's Annual Luncheon Event.

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New Sekamatik Wastewater Lifting Station Range

Xylem, a global water technology leader, is launching the new Lowara Sekamatik series, a complete range of wastewater lifting stations for the collection and pressurization of rain/clean/gray water and sewage for residential and commercial buildin...

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Birmingham City University's ICT Installation

NG Bailey’s IT Services division has today announced the completion of the £2 million Birmingham City University technical redevelopment initiative which included a migration to a centrally managed, IP-converged environment.

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Mackwell Student of the Year Award

Natalia Gallardo Almazo from Arlico Lighting has been selected for this year's Mackwell Student of the Year Award which attracted entries from more than a hundred students enrolled in the Lighting Industry Association's (LIA) Certificate Course.

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EQT To Acquire Bilfinger's Building and Facility Business

EQT VII has signed an agreement with Bilfinger SE (“Bilfinger”) to acquire Bilfinger’s business segment Building and Facility subject to the receipt of customary regulatory approvals. The purchase price corresponds to an enterprise value of EUR 1....

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Blackrock Increases Stake in Carillion

In a regulatory filing to the London Stock Exchange (LSE) today, Carillion PLC reports giant U.S. investment firm BlackRock has increased its exposure to investments that come with potentially exercisable voting rights from less than 5 per cent to...

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Closer Collaboration with Designers in Asia Pacific

BASF is connecting with designers in Asia Pacific at a new regional platform for design activities, located in Shanghai. designfabrik® helps designers in Asia Pacific realize their concepts by bridging the gaps between creative ideas and the possi...

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Aramark Makes the "LATINO 100" Again

Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms, has once again been named to LATINO Magazine's "LATINO 100" - an annual listing that spotlights companies providing the most viable business opportunities for U.S. Latinos.

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Transforming Hospital Food

The Catering team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital - including Scottish FM professional of the year, Anne Davidson, are set to appear in BBC Scotland’s ‘Landward’ tomorrow (Friday, 3 June) showing how Serco is transforming hospital food with fresh, ...

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New Drone Inspection Service

Mitie has announced the launch of a new drone service. The technology enables improved property surveying, efficient thermal mapping and the inspection of previously unreachable exteriors of high-rise buildings.

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The Future’s Purple

Lime Venue Portfolio will launch its new brand identity, website and marketing collateral at The Meetings Show which takes place from 14th to 16th June.

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New Finance Director at Winder Power Ltd

Winder Power, the UK’s leading manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Mill as Finance Director of Winder Power Ltd., with effect from today (1 June 2016).

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Vision, Strategy and Structure

Peter Scott from Fern-Howard Lighting took up his tenure as President of the Lighting Industry Association Council of Management at the LIA’s Annual Luncheon. During the day, Dave Ribbons of Lutron EA Ltd and Mike Collett of WILA Lighting Limited,...

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Food Services for the Cologne Trade Fair

Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has entered into a 10-year agreement to provide food services for Koelnmesse of Germany, the organization that operates the sixth largest trade fair and exhibition/conference ce...

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Food with Passion

A family-run facilities management firm in Bristol is changing perceptions surrounding food and sustainability following the launch of a new division.

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Elior Group and Autogrill In Exclusive Discussions

Elior Group and Autogrill have announced they have entered into exclusive negotiations over the transfer of 100 per cent of the share capital of Autogrill Restauration Services S.A., owner of Autogrill restaurant concessions at railway stations ac...

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U.S. EPA Safer Choice Program Partner of the Year

Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year within the Innovators category.

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Scottish ‘FM Professional of the Year’

Anne Davidson, Serco’s Catering Manager at Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been crowned ‘Facilities Management (FM) Professional of the Year’ in the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Scotland Awards 2016.

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Outstanding Enterprise

ISS Hong Kong has achieved the highest possible score in all integrated facilities management (IFM) criteria for the Capital Magazine Outstanding Enterprise Award 2016.

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New President for the LIA

Peter Scott, CEO of Fern-Howard Lighting, was welcomed as LIA President by departing President, Alasdair McRury, Managing Director of Holophane Europe during the LIA’s Annual Lunch on 10 May.

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TOP ROOFING AWARD

Leading liquid roofing manufacturer Centaur Technologies and roofing contractor Western Flat Roofing Company have been crowned as the winners in the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing category at the prestigious UK Roofing Awards 2016.

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Fourth-Grader Wins Sodexo Future Chefs Contest

Parents searching for quick healthy breakfasts for their kids need look no further. Fourth-grader Madysun Christensen of Salt Lake City, UT, has the winning recipe in Sodexo's 2016 Future Chefs: Healthy Breakfast Challenge.

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New 20-Year Australian Prison Deal

Prisoners in Victoria, Australia, will continue to be secured by G4S after a new 20-year contract valued at over £1 billion was awarded to run Port Phillip Prison – the largest in the State.

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Junk Removal Gets Smarter in London

A ground-breaking new app is allowing Londoners to arrange for the fast and cost-effective removal of unwanted furniture and other items from properties with just the tap of a smartphone or tablet screen.

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Middle Eastern Cities Wooing Global Retail Brands

The business and tourism hubs of the Middle East are fast becoming magnet cities for big brands, with five – Dubai, Kuwait City, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, and Riyadh – identified as global ‘growth cities’ in JLL’s Destination Retail report.

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Mitie Rebrands Environmental+ as "Clean Environments"

Mitie, the facilities management company, has today announced the rebrand of its cleaning business, Environmental+, to Clean Environments. The rebranded business better reflects the increasing number of services it delivers and the sectors in whic...

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Trading in Line with Expectations

At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today Carillion will report that the Group's 2016 performance remains on course following expected improvements in revenue and margin within its support services business.

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A Solid Start to 2016

ISS, a leading global provider of facility services, announces its interim financial report for the first three months of 2016. Highlights include solid organic revenue growth of 3.7 per cent and a 4.5 per cent improvement in the group's operating...

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Autogrill Expands Presence in the Gulf

Autogrill subsidiary HMSHost International is extending its presence in the GCC region by opening a new outlet at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha and expanding existing operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport which is home to the E...

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Fulton County Facility Condition Assessment (FCA)

Faithful+Gould is pleased to announce its Strategic Facility Consulting (SFC) team has been commissioned by the Fulton County General Services and Public Works Department in Georgia to perform a county-wide Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) tota...

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Highest Levels of Health & Safety

Winder Power, the leading UK manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, has been announced as a Gold award winner in the prestigious annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016, hosted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Acc...

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SONY Computer Entertainment Europe Appoints CBRE

CBRE, the global real estate advisor, has been appointed to provide facilities management (FM) services to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s (SCEE) UK headquarters at 10, 13 & 15 Great Marlborough Street, in London.

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Temco Facility Services UK completes MBO

Following Atalian’s acquisition of Temco-Euroclean earlier this year and subsequent strategic review, Temco Facility Services has successfully completed a management buyout (MBO) of the UK business.

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Hygienic Hand Drying

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new compact hands-under version of its Jet Towel high speed hand dryer, which can be installed in facilities that are constrained in terms of space.

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Setting New Standards in Data Centre Testing

HeatLoad, a leading provider of data centre services, has announced the availability of 200A and 250A three-phase power distribution boards, as part of the ongoing expansion of its test equipment portfolio.

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MCP Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

MCP, the Solihull based consultancy providing Asset Management consulting and training services, today celebrates the award of the UK’s highest accolade for business success -The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016.

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The LIA Continues its Online Evolution

The Lighting Industry Association (the LIA) has launched an all-new website offering visitors a tailored, more intuitive experience and access to essential industry standards and best-practice guidelines.

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Winder Power Expands Apprenticeship Scheme

Winder Power Ltd, has today announced its intention to create 5 new apprenticeship positions in their Yorkshire based factory, adding to its already significant presence in Leeds. The leading UK manufacturer of power and distribution transformers ...

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Superfood for Superheroes

Well known chef and entrepreneur Levi Roots and superheroes participating at MCM London Comic Con have joined a Food Academy cookery workshop for local Newham school children at ExCeL London.

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Fourth Consecutive IAOP 'Star' Rating for ISS

ISS, a global leading facility services provider, has once again achieved the highest possible rating, five stars, by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). The stars are distributed by an independent jury with represen...

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Illuminating World Markets

As a UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Trade Challenge Partner, The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) works hard to assist SMEs increase their export market potential.

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£230 Million UK MoD USAF Infrastructure Contract

International support services and construction group Interserve has been awarded a five-year contract worth approximately £230 million, including additional works, with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to ...

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Lumicom Enters B2C Compliance Arena

The UK’s leading WEEE compliance scheme for commercial lighting products, Lumicom, has now extended its services to incorporate producers working within the household lighting sector, effectively covering both the B2B and B2C arenas.

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New C&W Executive MD for Global Occupier Services

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Toby Dodd as Executive Managing Director, Global Occupier Services. Mr. Dodd who joined the company's London office in 2001 has recently served as Managing Director of the Singapore business where he managed leadi...

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Wrightstyle Launches New Website

Wrightstyle, the advanced steel and aluminium glazing system supplier, has launched a new website to provide customers with an enhanced level of product and system information.

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ServiceMaster to Announce First-Quarter 2016 Results

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced a plan to release its unaudited first-quarter 2016 financial results after 6 a.m. Central Time (7 a.m. Eastern Ti...

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U.S. Office Vacancy Up

Vacancy in the U.S. office market inched up by 10 basis points (bps) during the first quarter of 2016 (Q1 2016), rising to 13.2 per cent, according to the latest analysis from CBRE Group, Inc.

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BSIA Security Personnel Awards for VSG

Leading security specialist company, Vision Security Group (VSG), part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating after picking up thirteen regional British Security Industry Association (BSIA) awards.

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Innovation and Italian Tradition

Autogrill is showcasing Italian excellence in collaboration with the University of Gastronomic Science (UNISG) at Bistrot Fiorenzuola d’Ardafirst - the company's first motorway bistro

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Best supplier and Strategic Partner

ISS Czech Republic was awarded the title "Best Supplier and Strategic Partner" at RWE’s award event in Prague, Czech Republic, called "Day of suppliers". ISS Czech Republic received the title of "Best Supplier" for the first time and the title of ...

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A Healthy £50,000 for Charity

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s healthcare sector, part of the largest food services provider in the UK, has raised a staggering £50,000 in seven months for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Improving Workplace Efficiency

Limited access to first-rate technology and equipment is creating inefficient workplaces, a new survey of workplace and facilities management professionals in Australia has found.

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Zaha Hadid Architects Confirm Founder's Death

Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE, who was widely regarded as the world's greatest female architect, has died from a heart attack whilst undergoing treatment for bronchitis in Miami. Dame Zaha's designs included the Lo...

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Concert-goers Enjoy the Sound of Silence

When London’s renowned chamber music venue Wigmore Hall considered installing new hand dryers, an in-house acoustic engineer insisted on a full site assessment. Fortunately the Jet Towel hand dryers from Mitsubishi Electric have QuietMark Certific...

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New Production Facilities for Ucrete® Flooring

BASF has inaugurated the first manufacturing hub in Asia Pacific to produce all components of Ucrete to meet increasing demand and strengthen the Master Builders Solutions® brand's global service and regional manufacturing footprint.

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PREIT Announces Sale of Four Shopping Malls

PREIT today announces it has completed the sale of four additional non-core malls, a milestone achievement that signifies the near-completion of the Company's non-core mall disposition effort with one remaining mall being marketed for sale.

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Multiple FM Awards for ISS Thailand

For the second year in a row, ISS Thailand has been recognised with the "Facilities Management Building Operations & Maintenance Customer Value Leadership Award" by Frost & Sullivan Thailand for best practice, outstanding performance and strong le...

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JAROS, BAUM & BOLLES SHARES KNOWLEDGE THROUGH MEP COURSE

Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B) is pleased to announce their course offering for architects and building owners, "MEP Systems Overview", which has a designation of 1 HSW/LU credit and offers an understanding of overall mechanical, electrical and plumb...

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

Apprentices across Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food services firm, celebrated National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March) by taking part in numerous competitions to showcase their skills, talents and knowledge.

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G4S to Sell UK Children's Services Business

G4S plc, the world’s leading integrated security company, today confirmed that as part of its on-going review of its portfolio of businesses, it has commenced a process to sell its UK Children’s Services business,

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In Pursuit of Happiness

BIFM has released further details of its ThinkFM: Think Productivity conference on 18 May (in London and online) this year, with headline sponsor Sodexo. The event will focus on the role of facilities management in unlocking organisational product...

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Master Planning with Easter Eggs

Seattle-based Michael Courtney Design's (MCD) received an unconventional environmental graphic design (EGD) brief for the "neighbourhood" (campus) of a Fortune 100 technology company.

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Pretty as a Picture

A London sewage system has been crowned one of Britain’s best-looking pieces of infrastructure after winning first prize in the RICS National Infrastructure Photography Competition.

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Showcasing Industrial Color Expertise

Leading design experts were in attendance when AkzoNobel's Performance Coatings business recently showcased its 11th color trends guide for industrial markets at a special event held in Shanghai, China.

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Top Award for JLL's Online Cities Research Centre

The Global Research team at JLL, a financial and professional services firm specialising in commercial real estate services, was recognised by the Managing Partners Forum (MPF) for its market-leading insight winning the Best Thought Leadership awa...

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Serco Security Innovation Awards Commendation

Serco has been highly commended at the 2016 Security Innovation Awards for its work to deploy innovative radar technology to prevent wind farms interfering with the UK's air defence radars. The Awards organised by ADS - the industry body for the A...

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Eight International Safety Awards

ISS UK is delighted to achieve eight Merits in the prestigious International Safety Awards. Five major client contracts were among the internal business units and clients sites to achieve Merit status in in March 2016.

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Championing Gender Equality

In observance of International Women’s Day, over 300 leaders from business, civil society, government and the United Nations (UN) gathered in New York City for the 2016 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event at which Michel Landel, CEO of Sod...

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Acquisition of Ardent Services and Rabalais Constructors

Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction services, industrial and energy infrastructure, EMCOR Group, Inc., announces it has agreed to acquire Ardent Services and Rabalais Constructors – leading providers of mission-critical el...

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Massive Solar Power Project on Five Navy Bases

Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity have completed more than 1,300 rooftop solar installations at Balfour Beatty Communities-managed Navy housing communities located in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

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'Achievement in Sustainability'

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been honoured for its success in embedding sustainability into its corporate strategy and the leadership shown by its Group-wide sustainability plan - SustainAbilities - at...

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ROCKFON AND ROXUL PRESENT FIRST STONE WOOL SEMINAR

ROCKFON and ROXUL Inc., subsidiaries of The RockWool Group — the world’s leading supplier of innovative products and systems based on stone wool, are pleased to announce that they hosted their first two-part breakfast seminar on the benefits of st...

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Sodexo Joins CAC 40 Stock Market Index

Sodexo is to be included in France's bluechip share index from the start of trading on 21 March, following a 10 March announcement from Euronext's Scientific Board on Indexes.

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Iconic Construction Management Contract for AFG

Prominent woman-owned construction and relocation management firm, AFG Group, Inc., has recently been awarded a contract at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by the Robert C. Weaver Bui...

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1,500 Apprenticeship Roles

Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food services firm, has marked the start of National Apprenticeship Week by announcing plans to build the number of Compass apprentices to 1500 by the end of 2017.

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MyInepro Mobile App

Inepro announces the release of its new mobile app MyInepro which is yet another valuable addition to our comprehensive cashless solution.

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24/7 Emergency Call Center Wins ACEC NY Diamond Award

Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B), the recipient of the 2016 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) NY Diamond Award for the recently completed Public Safety Answering Center II (PSAC II) in the Bronx, is a finalist for the Council’s Empire Aw...

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Cartus a "Healthy Workplace Employer"

Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services, has been named a platinum-level Healthy Workplace Employer by The Business Council of Fairfield County (Connecticut).

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Record Q4 Revenues & Cash Flow for EMCOR

EMCOR Group, Inc. today reported results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2015. Highlights include a record rise in Quarter 4 revenues and record operating cash flow.

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Full-year Revenue Increases at ServiceMaster

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc,, a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced unaudited fourth-quarter and full year 2015 results. For the fourth quarter, the company reported a year-over-year revenue in...

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Christian Ulbrich Appointed JLL President

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated has announced it is separating the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer and that Christian Ulbrich, currently CEO for the EMEA region, will become President of JLL.

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A Quarter of a Century as Technology Leader

Mitsubishi Electric is launching two new versions of its Jet Towel high speed hand dryer, "Jet Towel Smart" and "Jet Towel Slim", which build on hand drying technology it originated almost 25 years ago.

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Strong Growth and Strategic Progress

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, reports on a year of strong growth and strategic progress, with its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2015.

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Prestigious IEC 1906 Award for LIA's Lawrence Barling

Lawrence Barling, Senior Technical Manager at the Lighting Industry Association (LIA), has received the prestigious IEC 1906 Award for his long-standing expert contribution to the IEC and work involving lamps and related equipment in particular.

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NATO and EU in Cyber Defence Cooperation

NATO and the European Union face similar challenges in protecting their networks against the growing threat of cyber attacks. To help both organisations better meet this challenge, today a Technical Arrangement on Cyber Defence was concluded betwe...

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Change of Leadership for LafargeHolcim in India

LafargeHolcim announces that Martin Kriegner, currently Area Manager Central Europe, will be appointed Head of India, effective March 1, 2016. He will report to Eric Olsen, Group CEO and succeed Bernard Terver who has decided to retire.

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Focusing on customer loyalty

Steven Foxley, the new Managing Director of Siemens Building Technologies for the UK and Ireland, is to apply his breadth of experience to furthering customer loyalty for the innovative safety, security and energy management solutions provider.

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Enter for the EFMC 2016 Awards

EuroFM is inviting inspired students, organisations, FM practitioners and researchers to submit entries for its prestigious annual awards. Available categories include the "Partner Across Borders Award" which showcases businesses providing facilit...

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In Line with Expectations

WS Atkins plc (“Atkins” or the “Group”), the design, engineering and project management consultancy, today provides its third quarter trading update for the period from 1 October 2015 to date.

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Tranche of Global Contracts for ISS

ISS A/S and ISS Taiwan have been selected for major integrated facilities management (IFM) contract awards and extensions by Novartis, Rolls-Royce and Mitsui Fudosan as February gets off to a great start.

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AUTODESK PLATINUM TIER STATUS

Architecture, engineering, construction, and operations and maintenance (AECO) industry consultancy, Microdesk, today announced that they have achieved Platinum status with Autodesk, the highest level of partnership designated to a small number of...

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TfL Announces Framework Development Partners

Transport for London (TfL) has approved the appointment of 13 major property development companies and consortiums to a development framework that will help to deliver thousands of homes, offices and retail spaces.

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‘Wind Farm Radar’ Fully Operational

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed that the first of five new, or upgraded, Air Defence radars provided by Serco, which prevent wind farms interfering with the UK’s air defence capability, is now fully operational.

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THE BENEFITS OF FUEL MANAGEMENT

Cameron Forecourt, the UK’s leading commercial Fuelling Specialist, has recently undertaken a major project to upgrade the fuelling systems at Cophall Parking, based near Gatwick Airport.

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Airbnb Impact on Hotel Market

CBRE Hotels' America research estimates Airbnb users Spent $2.4 billion (£1.6 billion) on lodging in the United States last year, as the website continues to make its presence felt with traditional accommodation providers.

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Cerberus Acquires Spain's Renovalia Energy

Cerberus has announced it has completed the acquisition of Spanish renewable energy company Renovalia Energy which operates in six countries and has more than 650 megawatts of power generation under management.

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The State of the Estate

A Cabinet Office transcript of the speech of The Rt. Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and UK Paymaster General at Government Property 2016, introduces the Government Property Unit's new "The State of the Estate" report.

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Alaskan Commercial Laundry Partnership

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America's leading laundry facilities management service company, announces it has partnered with Harold's Commercial Laundry, a distributor of commercial and coin-operated laundry appliances and services in ...

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Sodexo Extends Sustainability Credentials

Sodexo has further re-enforced its position as one of the world's most sustainable companies by achieving recognition in all three award categories for RobecoSAM's annual "Sustainability Yearbook 2016".

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Sony Gold Partner Certification

NG Bailey’s IT Services division, which specialises in the design, supply, installation, management and maintenance of voice, data and structured cabling solutions to contracting, enterprise and public sector clients, has been awarded Gold Partner...

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Inaugural Social Value Awards

The inaugural Social Value Awards, which recognise and celebrate good practice in commissioning and providing social value, will be held at the third annual Social Value Summit hosted by Interserve and Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) at the British Me...

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Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest catering firm, has been named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer at the National Apprenticeship Awards on Tuesday.

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Innovation and Building Better Relations

The latest publication in the "2020 Vision" series of industry white books from ISS has been released and argues facilities management outsourcing requires a more innovative approach to services delivery - in addition to more effective client rela...

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New Cloud Services for Hotels and Casinos

Oracle has introduced a cloud services version of its industry-leading suite of hospitality solutions to enable hotels, casinos and other hospitality companies to personalise and improve the guest experience whilst making operations more efficient.

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Appointment of Sophie Bellon as New Sodexo Chair

Following the January 26, 2016 Shareholders’ Meeting, Sodexo’s Board of Directors will appoint Sophie Bellon as Chairwoman. She will succeed Pierre Bellon, Sodexo’s founder and Chairman, who will become Chairman Emeritus.

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Data Centre Specialist Turns to Securiclad

High security modular panel system manufacturer Securiclad is building on its success in the data centre market with the announcement of a new partnership with award-winning data centre and server room specialist INFINITI.

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A Healthier Future for Construction

The inaugural Health in Construction Leadership Group Breakfast Summit saw over 150 key business leaders and industry influencers come together to discuss issues that included why 100 times more UK construction workers die from work-related ill he...

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Launch of NCUB Student Employability Index Report

More than half of applicants to universities now look at institutions' connections to businesses and potential work placement opportunities, according to the UK's first Student Employability Index published by The National Centre for Universities ...

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Shopping a Lidl Smarter in Northern Ireland

Wrightstyle, the Devizes-based steel and aluminium glazing supplier, has helped to complete Lidl’s first new concept shop in Northern Ireland that boasts wider aisles in a state-of-the-art energy efficient building.

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Wise Cho Appointed ARCHIBUS CEO

ARCHIBUS, Inc., the world’s leading solution for real estate, infrastructure and facilities management, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wise Cho as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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School Building Programme First for Galliford Try

The first completion of a school procured through the privately financed PF2 element of the UK's Education Funding Agency’s Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) has been achieved by Galliford Try in Hylton Castle, Sunderland.

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BREEAM Awards 2016

The star studded BREEAM Awards which acknowledge the previous year's highest BREEAM-scored building developments will take place on Tuesday 8th March 2016 at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square.

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