In Focus

  • Helen Milligan-Smith, managing director designate of Aramark UK Onshore. (photo: Aramark Corporation)
    News Editor  - 21.12.2020, 15:57

    Aramark Announces New UK Onshore Managing Director

    Aramark Northern Europe has announced the appointment of Helen Milligan-Smith as Managing Director of Aramark UK Onshore with effect from 4th January 2021.

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    News Editor  - 18.12.2020, 00:32

    Providing 20,000 Meals to Those in Need

    The Wimbledon Foundation has extended its support for organisations addressing food poverty at Christmas and beyond as part of its response to COVID-19.

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    News Editor  - 18.12.2020, 00:20

    Ecolab Named to CDP A Lists

    The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has added Ecolab to its A List for Climate, as well as Water Security.

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    News Editor  - 17.12.2020, 22:38

    Enhancing Home Worker Visibility

    Bodet have extended the coverage of the Kelio time and attendance software solution to staff working at home.

  • The industrial buildings at two freestanding buildings located at 19217 and 19241 NE San Rafael Street.  (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 17.12.2020, 21:36

    Acquisition of Portland Industrial Portfolio

    Investment real estate firm Black Creek Group have announced the acquisition of a two-building 122,800SF industrial portfolio in Portland, Oregon.

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    News Editor  - 17.12.2020, 21:01

    LED Installations of Any Shape and Size

    The Philips L-Line 7000 Series LED range overcomes many of the physical barriers and limitations to installation in indoor environments.

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    News Editor  - 17.12.2020, 16:31

    LIA Launches New Safety Certification Scheme

    The LIA’s new Safety Certification Scheme (LIASC) focuses on product safety and compliance.

  • Pictured: SMC Premier Group managing director, Oliver Byrne. (photo: SMC Premier Group)
    News Editor  - 17.12.2020, 15:39

    SMC Premier Rebrand

    UK property services company SMC Premier has rebranded as the SMC Premier Group following a strategic review of its services offering.

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    News Editor  - 17.12.2020, 18:47

    Climate Acton Recognition for Johnson Controls and CAREL

    Johnson Controls and CAREL have been recognised for their leadership in developing effective strategic responses to climate change by CDP, an independent not-for-profit organisation that builds a truly sustainable economy and holds the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world.

  • Saba Khan. (photo: CHAS)
    News Editor  - 16.12.2020, 13:36

    Contractor Safety Scheme Announces Senior Appointment

    UK Safety Scheme In Procurement (SSIP) CHAS has appointed Saba Khan as Head of Risk.

  • Intelligent controllable lighting at the Siemens Campus in Erlangen provides optimum lighting conditions at low operating costs. (photo: LEDVANCE)
    News Editor  - 14.12.2020, 18:22

    Siemens Campus Erlangen Lighting Installation

    A new lighting solution from LEDVANCE has been installed at Siemens Campus Erlangen in Bavaria to provide ordinance-compliant intelligent lighting in office spaces that are used for a variety of purposes.

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    News Editor  - 14.12.2020, 17:47

    Neutralising the Covid-19 Threat

    An interactive smart buildings game from Siemens empowers Key Stage 3 students (11 to 14 year olds) to learn more about Covid-19 and health and safety.

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    News Editor  - 10.12.2020, 20:12

    Thousands Visit Virtual Camp KSC

    When COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the Delaware North-operated Kennedy Space Center's annual summer camp, a virtual event was introduced to offer science, technology, engineering and math activities.

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    News Editor  - 10.12.2020, 19:17

    FSU Dining Services Contract

    Aramark will assume responsibility for dining services at Florida State University after Sodexo's early termination of a contract worth an estimated US $31 million annually.

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    News Editor  - 10.12.2020, 17:20

    Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre Receives Safety Measures

    The Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool has received additional safety measures supplied by SDA Cleanzone in advance of its annual Christmas show from 11th December to the end of January 2021.

  • Queen Mary University of London campus. (photo: DMA Group)
    News Editor  - 10.12.2020, 16:46

    Winter Maintenance Contracts

    Property specialist DMA Group has been been delivering critical maintenance, upgrade and compliance works at several educational institutions in the UK ahead of the Christmas break.

  •  (photo: Alfa Laval)
    News Editor  - 10.12.2020, 13:13

    Driving Industry 4.0 with Cellular Connectivity

    Alfa Laval has added Alfa Laval CM, a condition monitoring system for rotating equipment, to its portfolio of sensing and control products for the hygienic processing industries.

  • National University of Singapore (NUS) campus. (photo: Alex Ch)
    News Editor  - 09.12.2020, 13:49

    Reimaging Building Management

    A global digital collaboration between Johnson Controls and Microsoft promises to transform the design, construction and operation of buildings and designed spaces.

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    News Editor  - 08.12.2020, 17:56

    Loo of the Year Awards 2020

    Axis Cleaning and Support Services has added to its tally of Loo of the Year Awards, after being chosen as a recipient in six categories, including "UK Washroom Cleaner of the Year".

  • Mitie electric vehicle and charging infrastructure. (photo: Mitie Group PLC)
    News Editor  - 08.12.2020, 10:56

    EV Fleet Award

    Mitie is the recipient of a 'Private Sector Fleet of the Year' award in the medium to large category of this year's Green Fleet Awards.

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    News Editor  - 08.12.2020, 10:30

    Scottish Building Sector Collective Welcomes Trade Bodies

    The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and Glass and Glazing Federation have become the latest members of the The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum.

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    News Editor  - 08.12.2020, 10:10

    UK Document Management First

    Cleardata, the largest single-site user of Kodak Alaris scanners in the UK, has become the first company in the country to install the ibml FUSiON document capture platform.

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    News Editor  - 07.12.2020, 17:45

    Sunday Times Fast Track 100

    Pareto FM has been named on the 2020 Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list.

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    News Editor  - 07.12.2020, 15:56

    Tackling Child Food Poverty

    Compass Group subsidiary Chartwells has joined other leading UK businesses in supporting the Child Food Poverty Taskforce initiative by footballer Marcus Rashford MBE.

  • Pictured (L-R): Edel Wyse (Carbon and Energy Fund Ireland), John Lambe (Veolia), and Kyle Wylie and Vincent Callan (both of St. James's Hospital). (photo: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography)
    News Editor  - 07.12.2020, 14:56

    Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC

    St. James's Hospital in Dublin has signed a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia in partnership with the Carbon and Energy Fund Ireland (CEFI).

  • Bob Riesbeck. (photo: Terminix Global Holdings)
    News Editor  - 07.12.2020, 14:33

    Teminix Appoints EVP and CFO Designate

    Terminix has appointed Robert (Bob) Riesbeck as executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer designate.

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    News Editor  - 04.12.2020, 12:39

    Supporting Workplace Inclusion

    Derwent fm has been ranked 40th in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List of organisations that promote inclusive workplace practices.

  • The Overstreet office and retail mixed-use development in Chandler, Arizona. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 01.12.2020, 22:38

    Disposal of Mixed-Use Development in Downtown Chandler

    Cushman & Wakefield has facilitated the sale of Overstreet, a fully leased, Class A mixed-use office/retail development in downtown Chandler, Greater Phoenix, Arizona for for US $12.3 million.

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    News Editor  - 01.12.2020, 15:28

    Launch of Linear Building Compliance

    UK contracting and fit out specialists Linear Group have launched a division to provide fire, acoustics and compartmentation compliance solutions for building owners, managers and developers.

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    News Editor  - 01.12.2020, 13:20

    Regional GSHP Project Recognised with Global Award

    Together Housing and Kensa Contracting have received international acclaim for a ground source heat pump retrofit programme involving 770 homes in the North of England.

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    News Editor  - 01.12.2020, 12:48

    Digital Signage Technology of the Year

    A pandemic-inspired retail signage solution from Philips and Bosch has won a Digital Signage Technology of the Year Award for 2020.

  • STULZ CabinetAir PRT. (photo: Stulz AG)
    News Editor  - 30.11.2020, 11:56

    Next-Gen Telecoms Climate Control

    STULZ has added CabinetAir PRT to its Shelter Cooling solutions portfolio for controlling the temperature of outdoor multifunction telecommunications cabinets.

  • Pictured: Edwin James Group COO, Christopher Kehoe. (photo: Edwin James Group)
    News Editor  - 30.11.2020, 10:19

    Edwin James Announces New COO

    Christopher Kehoe has joined facilities engineering provider Edwin James Group from EMCOR UK as chief operating officer.

  • Pictured: Andrew Lee, FWC Chairman and Safety Officer. (photo: British Cleaning Council)
    News Editor  - 27.11.2020, 15:47

    Every Vote Counts!

    The Federation of Window Cleaners is inviting cleaning and hygiene professionals in the UK to provide their backing for its nomination in the Best Membership Association category of the National Association Awards (NAA).

  • New Environmental Services Association Chairman, Gavin Graveson. (photo: Tom Whipps)
    News Editor  - 27.11.2020, 14:12

    Inauguration of ESA Chair

    Gavin Graveson, Executive Vice-President of Veolia UK & Ireland, has been inaugurated as the new Chair of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), succeeding Viridor managing director, Phil Piddington.

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    News Editor  - 26.11.2020, 17:20

    Praise for Electrical Recycling Facility

    Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth and Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) chair, Philip Dunne, has praised a local Veolia facility for its contribution to recycling electrical products.

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    News Editor  - 27.11.2020, 15:11

    Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2020

    Ecolab and Sodexo have been named in this year's Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World), which tracks the leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies globally.

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    News Editor  - 25.11.2020, 13:41

    Grid Edge Study Reveals Climate Change Preparedness

    A new grid edge study by Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Technische Universität Berlin and the University of Oxford compares the effectiveness of policies introduced by different countries as they transition energy provision in response to climate change.

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    News Editor  - 25.11.2020, 12:42

    New UK EcoXpert Partner

    Schneider Electric has approved Impact Control Systems as a UK supplier of building automation and control solutions under its EcoXpert partner programme.

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    News Editor  - 25.11.2020, 11:32

    Promoting COVID Security through Cleaning

    A new initiative from The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and ISSA's Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) division will educate organizations on best cleaning practices during and after Covid-19.

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    News Editor  - 25.11.2020, 10:56

    Why Visibility is Key to Public Confidence

    Research from ABM UK shows businesses need to put their cleaning processes on centre stage.

  • Championing electrical safety: Member of the Scottish Parliament, Jamie Halcro Johnston.  (photo: SELECT)
    News Editor  - 24.11.2020, 10:44

    Electrical Industry Regulation in Scotland

    Scotland’s largest construction trade association, SELECT, has welcomed a second consultation on regulation of the electrical industry launched by the Scottish Government.

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    News Editor  - 24.11.2020, 10:23

    Catering Engineering Company Expands Projects Team

    North of England engineered commercial kitchens solutions supplier NWCE Foodservice Equipment has announced new appointments to its projects team.

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    News Editor  - 24.11.2020, 09:43

    Advancing IoT Building Connectivity

    A collaboration between Facilio and global HVAC field device leader Belimo promises to harness real-time building data to deliver more manageable and sustainable environments.

  • Ben Taub staff celebrating the hospital's well-deserved Magnet designation. (photo: Harris Health System)
    News Editor  - 23.11.2020, 22:23

    Coveted ANCC Recognition for Ben Taub Hospital

    Ben Taub Hospital in Houston has become the second hospital operated by Harris Health System to achieve Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

  • Kathleen (Kath) Fontana: RICS' new President. (photo: The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)
    News Editor  - 23.11.2020, 21:17

    Inauguration of New RICS President

    Kathleen Fontana, managing director of Mitie's Critical Infrastructure and Projects division, has been inaugurated as President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for 2020-1.

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    News Editor  - 23.11.2020, 20:44

    Investing in a Generation

    UK hard services provider Artic Building Services is the latest organisation to join The 5% Club which promotes recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.

  • Lakeview Business Park: the master of all industrial Masterplans. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 23.11.2020, 20:14

    Breaking Ground on the US $1 Billion Lakeview Business Park Development

    NorthPoint Development and The Romney Group will soon begin construction of a 19 million SF state-of-the-art mixed use industrial development in Grantsville, Utah.

  • Ravensbourne University London. (photo: Ope Odueyungbo)
    News Editor  - 23.11.2020, 19:00

    Ravensbourne University London Contract

    Ravensbourne University London has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services at its 200,000 square-foot campus on the Greenwich Peninsula in South-east London.

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    News Editor  - 20.11.2020, 11:37

    A New View from Above

    Serco Middle East has entered into a MoU with NG Aviation for the development of a unique product for conducting airport obstacle surveys with satellite data.

  • Covid-19 Heroes from Delaware North Sportservice at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 20.11.2020, 11:12

    Serving Our Local Communities

    Despite the closure of sports venues to fans across the United States, Delaware North Sportservice associates have found meaningful ways of serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 20.11.2020, 10:35

    Appointments to UK CCS Procurement Framework

    Mitie has been appointed as a supplier on two Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreements on Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions (VCIS) and Heat Networks and Electricity Generation Assets (HELGA).

  • Steve Murphy. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 20.11.2020, 11:54

    Appointment of UK Managing Director

    SWARCO AG and SKIDATA AG have appointed Steve Murphy as managing director of their UK parking solutions joint-venture, APT SKIDATA.

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    News Editor  - 20.11.2020, 10:16

    Supporting Children's Welfare

    Compass Group has announced a partnership with From Babies with Love which funds care of orphaned and abandoned children, as the UN celebrates World Children's Day 2020.

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    News Editor  - 20.11.2020, 02:20

    Insulation for Sustainability

    The Insulation Manufacturers Association (IMA) has published a new guide authored by low-carbon consultancy XCO2 on achieving effective thermal insulation in buildings.

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    News Editor  - 20.11.2020, 01:29

    Appointment of New Relationship Director

    Churchill Environmental has appointed Nick Easey as relationship director.

  • 107 Cheapside in London EC2. (photo: Jaguar Building Services)
    News Editor  - 20.11.2020, 00:36

    107 Cheapside Contract

    Cushman & Wakefield have selected Jaguar Building Services to deliver hard FM services at 107 Cheapside, a commercial building in the City of London developed by the Carlyle Group.

  •  (photo: Kenny Waste Management)
    News Editor  - 19.11.2020, 23:54

    Driving Social Change

    Manchester’s largest independent waste business, Kenny Waste Management, has completed its initial target under a social enterprise initiative to provide long-term employment for local adults.

  • Ballynacor wastewater treatment facility.  (photo: Veolia UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 19.11.2020, 22:56

    Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19

    Teams from Veolia have been providing essential water treatment services at wastewater treatment plants in Northern Ireland throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • The University of Liverpool redevelopment project is finished with StoVentec R ventilated rainscreen cladding and the company's Lotusan external render. (photo: Sto UK)
    News Editor  - 19.11.2020, 13:39

    University of Liverpool Refurbishment Project

    A £90 million university redevelopment scheme on Merseyside has received a facelift following the installation of an innovative superhydrophobic façade cladding solution from Sto UK.

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    News Editor  - 19.11.2020, 13:01

    Acquisition of POS Software Provider

    Global payment services provider SumUp has acquired POS software company Goodtill as it strengthens its value proposition and commitment to merchants operating in the restaurant and hospitality space.

  • 8313 W Latham Street. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 19.11.2020, 00:24

    Disposal of Single-Tenant Facilities In Phoenix

    Cushman & Wakefield has advised Cohen Asset Management on the sale of a Class A industrial portfolio totaling 292,185 square feet in the Phoenix, Arizona Metro area for US $45.35 million.

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    News Editor  - 18.11.2020, 23:50

    Building Greener with 600,000 Heat Pumps a Year

    A BBC report on Oxford's pioneering smart-city project coincides with the launch of UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson's 10-point plan for a green revolution.

  • On a mission: Tobun will continue to tackle
    News Editor  - 18.11.2020, 12:12

    100 Most Influential Black Britons

    Tevin Tobun, CEO of Gate Ventures, has been named as one of the 100 most influential Black Britons for a third time in a list that includes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, footballer Marcus Rashford, actor Michaela Coel, and Windrush lawyer Jacqueline McKenzie.

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    News Editor  - 18.11.2020, 11:46

    North Ayrshire Council Hard FM Contract

    North Ayrshire Council has appointed BAM FM to deliver a three-year HVAC maintenance contract at over 200 sites including schools, libraries, community halls and sheltered housing in southwest Scotland.

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    News Editor  - 18.11.2020, 11:16

    IAQ and Airborne Viruses

    The addition of a Virus Risk Indicator to Airthings' IAQ and Radon monitoring platforms provides insights into the contribution of indoor air quality in spreading airborne viruses.

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    News Editor  - 17.11.2020, 22:41

    Protecting Queuing Customers from the Elements

    A modular tunnel system from Regency Design provides a novel way of protecting customers who are queuing in line with social distancing requirements from the weather.

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    News Editor  - 17.11.2020, 22:23

    Air Quality as a Service

    Demand control ventilation platform Aircuity has launched "Air Quality as a Service" (AQaaS), an indoor air quality (IAQ) solution to helps building owners create healthy buildings that meet COVID-19 re-entry and longer term requirements for the indoor environment.

  • Mark Emery. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 17.11.2020, 20:59

    Appointment of Service Operations Manager

    Evolution, UK integrated fire and security systems business Evolution has appointed Mark Emery as its new Service Operations Manager.

  • The Delaware North owned and operated gaming complex is located at 1550 North Ingram Boulevard, West Memphis, Arkansas. (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 16.11.2020, 22:49

    All Bets are On

    Southland Casino Racing, Delaware North's owner-operated gaming and hotel complex in West Memphis, Arkansas, has been recognised with a slew of awards for innovation and COVID security as it undergoes a US $250 million expansion.

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    News Editor  - 16.11.2020, 19:46

    On Display

    Global display and touchscreen systems supplier Crystal Display Systems (CDS) is reporting its most successful year yet as demand from reopening businesses and organisations shifts demand for display solutions away from laptop and tablet screens to larger displays.

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    News Editor  - 16.11.2020, 18:23

    A New Milestone in Fire Wall Insulation

    Wrightstyle has achieved an industry milestone following the certification of a fire wall systems to the SR60 curtain wall framing system standard.

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    News Editor  - 13.11.2020, 14:35

    Helping Protect Against Covid-19

    Codelocks is offering a novel antimicrobial coating as an option for purchasers and specifiers of its lock range.

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    News Editor  - 13.11.2020, 14:12

    Taking a Safer Interactive Journey

    Global 3D wayfinding and digital signage solutions provider 22Miles has enhanced the Covid-safety of its interactive solutions with the addition of a touchless Secure Mobile Control (SMC) feature.

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    News Editor  - 13.11.2020, 12:26

    Remembering Patrick Jongbloet

    The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has paid tribute to popular colleague and former member of its Secretariat, Patrick Jongbloet, who recently lost his gallant battle with cancer.

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    News Editor  - 12.11.2020, 14:28

    When Your Customer Becomes Your Perimeter

    Tomas Rollo, Enterprise Architect at Toyota Motor Europe, will be explaining the role of predictive identity governance in transforming the vehicle manufacturer into a fully-fledged mobility company at a webinar on 9 December at 2pm Central European Time (CET).

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    News Editor  - 12.11.2020, 13:48

    Collaborative Procurement in FM

    Simon Titchener, ISS UK's Chief Commercial Officer, Sean Gibbons, Head of Global Facility Management at Roche, and David Hawkins from the Institute of Collaborative Working were recent contributors to a panel discussion on the value of collaborative procurement in FM which took place under the auspices of the IWFM.

  • Angela Newchurch believes cultural understanding is the key to making connections with ARC's Indigenous prison population. (photo: Serco Group PLC)
    News Editor  - 12.11.2020, 12:32

    Closing the Gap

    As Australia celebrates its Indigenous communities during NAIDOC Week, Serco is highlighting the tireless dedication of Angela Newchurch, its Aboriginal Liaison Officer at the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC).

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    News Editor  - 12.11.2020, 11:17

    Consolidating Technical Solutions Delivery in the UK

    ABM UK has moved a step closer towards becoming a single source facility services provider following the announcement it is to integrate its Technical Solutions business with its Business & Industry Group.

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    News Editor  - 11.11.2020, 20:36

    Helping Returning Veterans Find New Careers

    A partnership between Aramark and nonprofit veterans’ organization American Corporate Partners (ACP) aims to bolster recruitment of former U.S. armed forces personnel.

  • Lionsgate has been working with Envoy for several months. (photo: Envoy)
    News Editor  - 11.11.2020, 19:29

    Hot-Desking the Hybrid Workplace

    A new new desk reservation and space optimization solution from Envoy is helping employers meet office social distancing guidelines.

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    News Editor  - 13.11.2020, 13:19

    CEG Security Contract

    UK sustainable property developer CEG has selected Axis Security to deliver a new £1.2 million security services contract.

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    News Editor  - 11.11.2020, 12:18

    Librestream Extends Free Service Program

    In response to remote work challenges facing employees in the services sector, global augmented worker solutions provider Librestream has extended its package of free client support.

  • Kevin Stewart, Scotland's Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 11.11.2020, 11:35

    Following Safety Guidance Outside Work

    Scottish Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has joined the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum in reminding the sector’s workers to stay COVID smart in their social lives and when travelling to and from jobs.

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    News Editor  - 11.11.2020, 12:38

    Taking Responsibility for Climate Change

    According to findings from a recent YouGov poll for Veolia, 77 per cent of adults in Britain believe responsibility for climate action rests with the current generation and its leaders.

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    News Editor  - 10.11.2020, 11:03

    Delivering Physical Documents Safely

    A new 'smart locker' feature for Mitie's 'Pinpoint' mail tracking platform is facilitating contactless workplace delivery of mandatory physical documents within the financial and legal sectors during lockdown.

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    News Editor  - 10.11.2020, 10:16

    Converting CO2 to Plastic

    A hybrid catalyst platform developed by University of Southampton scientists for the conversion of carbon dioxide into versatile plastic materials has received an Emerging Technologies Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

  • Derek Smith, Edwin James Group CEO. (photo: Edwin James Group)
    News Editor  - 09.11.2020, 09:51

    Engineering Group Reports Strong Trading

    UK technical services company Edwin James Group has reported strong revenue growth in its fiscal year 2020 results.

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    News Editor  - 09.11.2020, 09:23

    Supporting End-to-End Resource Management

    Veolia's new e-commerce solution is believed to be the first in the resource management sector to enable business customers to request quotes, and order products and services online.

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    News Editor  - 05.11.2020, 13:20

    Two Worthy Champions

    Compass Group UK and Ireland's annual Compass Chef of the Year competition last week celebrated the depth of talent across the foodservice and facility services group.

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    News Editor  - 05.11.2020, 12:46

    Terminix Settles Alabama Termite Damage Claim

    Terminix has announced a settlement with Alabama's Attorney General in relation to historic claims made against its Formosan business in the Mobile Bay area for termite damage.

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    News Editor  - 03.11.2020, 14:55

    Most Wired Virtual Healthcare Provider

    Harris Health has been names as one of the "Most Wired" virtual healthcare in the United States for a ninth time by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) for its deployment of IT to improve patient outcmes during Covid-19.

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    News Editor  - 03.11.2020, 14:38

    Wiring Up Non-Wired Doors

    Grosvenor Technology’s Janus C4 platform now integrates with the wireless Aperio® lock from the ASSA ABLOY to allow users to add access control to non-wired doors with mechanical locks.

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    News Editor  - 03.11.2020, 14:22

    AMEY Enhances Fleet Compliance and Road Safety

    UK infrastructure support services provider Amey has awarded a three-year contract extension to Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) for the provision of a fleet compliance and risk management service.

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    News Editor  - 03.11.2020, 14:01

    BDBOS Extends IFM Contract

    The Bundesanstalt für den Digitalfunk der Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben (BDBOS) - Germany's Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio, has extended an IFM contract with STRABAG PFS by a further 3 years.

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    News Editor  - 03.11.2020, 13:33

    COVID-19 Fuels Data Center Containment Market

    The global data center containment solution market which is currently estimated at US $500 annually is expected to surpass US $2 billion by 2030 in response to demand created by the Covid-19 pandemic according to a new study.

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    News Editor  - 02.11.2020, 13:37

    Bringing the UK's First Smart City to You

    Kensa Contracting is hosting a free webinar to provide a virtual site tour and insights into the ground-breaking transport, power and energy superhub project in Oxford.

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    News Editor  - 02.11.2020, 14:06

    AWE Loses UK Nuclear Warhead Management Contract

    The UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Nuclear Organisation (DNO) has announced it will be bringing the management, operations and maintenance of Britain’s nuclear stockpile in-house.

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    News Editor  - 02.11.2020, 11:43

    LCP Awards Shopping Centre Contracts

    LCP has selected Axis Group to deliver integrated cleaning and security service at six shopping centres in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 02.11.2020, 11:21

    Investing in a Sustainable Future

    Leisure site owners and operators have a critical role to play in the UK’s environmental recovery according to a new report from consultancy, Ecological Planning & Research (EPR).

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    News Editor  - 30.10.2020, 10:12

    Baldwin Boxall Finance Director Retires

    Life safety systems manufacturer Baldwin Boxall has announced the retirement of Finance Director, Neil Williams, following thirteen years of service.

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    News Editor  - 30.10.2020, 10:23

    Supporting Community and Home Owner Associations

    MRI has added a new software solution for community and home owner associations following its acquisition of the Jenark platform from CoreLogic.

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    News Editor  - 30.10.2020, 09:00

    A Digital Technology Leader

    Mitie's Mozaic analytics portal has been selected as "Big Data/IoT Project of the Year" at Computing's 2020 Digital Technology Leaders Awards.

  • Uwe Großmann will combine new business development with championing smart building technologies. (photo: MateoViva)
    News Editor  - 30.10.2020, 01:19

    Siemens Veteran Joins MateoViva

    Uwe Großmann, former Head of Sales and Operations for Siemens Smart Infrastructure in Germany, has been appointed to the advisory board of smart building platform provider MateoViva GmbH.

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    News Editor  - 30.10.2020, 00:36

    Rodent-Proofing Loading Bays

    Rentokil Pest Control's new Flexi Armour Dock pest proofing product is designed for installation to dock levellers in the loading bays warehouses, supermarkets and distribution centres.

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    News Editor  - 30.10.2020, 00:13

    ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Re-accreditation

    Planned preventative maintenance and compliance services provider Parr Facilities Management renewed its electrical services accreditation with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

  • Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships & Early Careers for Compass Group (UK & Ireland). (photo: Douglas Kurn)
    News Editor  - 28.10.2020, 14:53

    Showing Empathy Towards Care Leavers

    UK businesses need to demonstrate greater empathy for care leavers according to a communication from government-funded initiative, the Care Leaver Covenant, during National Care Leavers’ Week which ends on 1st November.

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    Administrator  - 28.10.2020, 14:20

    Combatting Covid-19 with Robots

    State of the art robots capable of sanitising entire buildings are being deployed in the race to achieve COVID-security.

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    News Editor  - 28.10.2020, 13:57

    Supporting Efficient Building Evacuation

    A new Evacuation and Alert Control Indicating System (EACIE) developed by Kentec Electronics supports fire and rescue team staged evacuation events (SECs).

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    News Editor  - 28.10.2020, 12:16

    Keeping Staff Safe

    A pedal operated touch-free hand sanitiser dispenser is the latest addition to a growing armoury of products keeping buildings COVID-secure.

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    News Editor  - 28.10.2020, 11:33

    Protecting a Tourism Project from Fire

    A specialist glazing installation is protecting the guests and staff of a hotel in the Red Sea resort of Ayla Marina Village in Aqaba, Jordan.

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    News Editor  - 27.10.2020, 22:20

    MRI Enhances Real Estate Software Portfolio

    MRI Software has announced multiple enhancements to its real estate software portfolio at the first virtual edition of its North American users conference, MRI 'Ascend Anywhere'.

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    News Editor  - 28.10.2020, 09:48

    Committing to Workplace Racial Inclusion

    Atalian Servest has committed to uphold the UK's Race at Work Charter as part of a broader commitment to racial equality under its CHROMA diversity and inclusion (D&I) platform.

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    News Editor  - 23.10.2020, 16:48

    Go Green this Christmas

    The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' new guide to an eco-friendly Christmas includes recyclable wrapping, crackers, decorations, cards...and much more.

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    News Editor  - 23.10.2020, 16:16

    Appointment of Manufacturer's Representative

    Siemens business Russelectric has appointed Universal Power as its representative agent for Northern California (Monterey, Kings, Tulare and Inyo) and most of Nevada.

  • The SunRAY Calm Retro GU10. (photo: RAY Lighting)
    News Editor  - 23.10.2020, 15:38

    Why So Blue?

    UK start-up RAY Lighting is claiming a global first following the launch of its SunRAY Calm and Dynamic Circadian-friendly LED lighting ranges.

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    News Editor  - 23.10.2020, 14:22

    Green Fleet of the Year 2020

    Mitie has been crowned ‘Green Fleet of the Year’ at the Business Car Awards 2020,

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    News Editor  - 22.10.2020, 23:38

    Supporting Community Nutrition During Covid-19

    A video series from the "Healthy for Life" collaboration between the American Heart Association (AHA) and Aramark is making critical nutrition advice available to families impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 22.10.2020, 15:01

    Improving Access to Water and Sanitation

    Ecolab has partnered with to provide access to clean, safe and sustainable water and sanitary conditions for 100,000 people in at-risk watersheds in India.

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    News Editor  - 22.10.2020, 14:24

    Moving Forward Together

    Hospitality group Bennett Hay has launched the Forward Together support initiative for employees who have been impacted by redundancy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 22.10.2020, 13:47

    Covid-19 Emboldens Rodents

    Rentokil Pest Control is reporting a 22 per cent increase in rodent enquiries compared to the historic, six-year averages for the months of June and August, as Covid-19 impacts the start of the migration season.

  • Social enterprise, Foodbuy's employee care package. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    News Editor  - 22.10.2020, 12:46

    Extension of Buy Social Corporate Challenge Commitment

    Food procurement organisation Foodbuy has extended its membership of Social Enterprise UK’s ground-breaking 'Buy Social Corporate Challenge' by three years.

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    News Editor  - 22.10.2020, 12:26

    Working in the New Normal

    Specialist UK security provider Corps Security is offering complimentary service reviews for new and existing customers.

  • Joe Govier. (photo: Elliot Govier)
    News Editor  - 22.10.2020, 11:59

    Celebrating Untamed Ambition

    Joe Govier, CEO of Connect 2 Cleanrooms, has been named as one of the UK's Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2020 by private equity firm, LDC.

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    News Editor  - 21.10.2020, 21:55

    Doubling Down on Fuel Management

    Europump Maintenance have announced upgrades to the Jigsaw Eclipse fuel management system for commercial fuelling operations.

  • Woking Town Centre (photo: WPS UK)
    News Editor  - 21.10.2020, 21:34

    Woking to Upgrade Ticketless Parking

    Woking Borough Council in South East England is upgrading its car parks with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology as it streamlines parking provision for visitors and residents.

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    News Editor  - 21.10.2020, 12:30

    Coventry University FM Contract

    Derwent fm have won a major contract to deliver integrated FM services at two of Coventry University’s London campuses.

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    News Editor  - 20.10.2020, 17:57

    Neutralizing Airborne Covid-19 Particles

    Industrial Maid has launched the AZTech I-Series of commercial and industrial air purifiers which are designed to protect people from airborne pathogen including COVID-19.

  • Eighteen Capital Group's residential portfolio. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 20.10.2020, 18:17

    Refinancing of Eighteen Capital Group Residential Portfolios

    Cushman & Wakefield has refinanced a loan on a nine-property apartment portfolio totaling 1,969 units in Arkansas, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana and Missouri.

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    News Editor  - 20.10.2020, 17:38

    Automating Construction Robotics

    A strategic alliance between Trimble and Boston Dynamics will utilise construction data to enhance Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot platform.

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    News Editor  - 20.10.2020, 10:40

    Clearing the Air

    SSE Enterprise’s distributed energy business is set to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in mechanically ventilated buildings by utilising bipolar ionisation.

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    News Editor  - 19.10.2020, 14:45

    Introducing the World’s Smallest 30000 Lumen Projector

    Panasonic will unveil its PT-RQ35K series of projectors during an online event on Tuesday, 27th October at 13:00hrs GMT.

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    News Editor  - 16.10.2020, 00:11

    Record UK Investment in Plastic Recycling Technology

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £20 million in four cutting-edge recycling plants that reduce landfill and incineration of waste plastics, and recycle waste into sustainable plastics.

  • The industrial facility at 8330 Arjons Drive. (photo: SAM CHEN / ALOHA PHOTOVIDEO)
    News Editor  - 15.10.2020, 23:47

    Acquisition of San Diego Industrial Facility

    An anonymous HNW investor has acquired a fully-leased 27,000 SF single-tenant industrial facility in Miramar (San Diego), California for US $7.5 million in a deal brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 23:23

    Additions to FRIIA Dispenser Range

    Marco Beverage Systems has announced new additions to the FRIIA range of hot and cold water dispensers.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 22:29

    Partnership Extends Planon IWMS Capabilities

    Planon will be integrating MazeMap’s digital wayfinding solutions into its real estate, space, and asset management software following the announcement of a new partnership.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 21:45

    Hygiene Essential to Getting Back to Business

    Over 75 per cent of returning workers in the United Kingdom feel unsafe according to a survey commissioned by Kimberly-Clark Professional from Harris Interactive.

  • P. Barton DeLacy. (photo: Ron Gould Studios/Chicago)
    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 20:32

    Real Estate Veteran Rejoins Cushman & Wakefield

    Veteran real estate counselor P. Barton DeLacy, MAI, CRE, has rejoined Cushman & Wakefield as Executive Director in Valuation & Advisory after returning to the Pacific Northwest (PNW) from Chicago.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 20:16

    Gold Award of Excellence in Facilities Management 2020

    Multinational facility services provider GSH Group is the winner of this year's Global FM Gold Award of Excellence in Facilities Management.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 18:29

    Energy Savings at Vodafone

    A range of energy management measures from Mitie has helped Vodafone UK achieve energy savings of £10 million during the last three years.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 16:11

    M&E Contractor Announces Senior Appointments

    Atalian Servest UK mechanical and electrical (M&E) services subsidiary, Arthur McKay, has appointed David Prendergast and Justin Wolvin as Regional Directors.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 15:42

    Five-year NMWTRA Contract

    SPIE UK has won a new five-year maintenance contract with the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA).

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 15:28

    Delivering Clearer Messages with Audio Sounding

    Bodet has introduced a new generation of multi-functional audio sounders for its IP POE Harmonys emergency alert sounder and PA system.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 15:03

    Supporting Maintenance of Social Housing

    Barnet Homes, a subsidiary of Barnet Council in North London, has launched an in-house repairs service with field service management software from Belfast-based Totalmobile.

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    News Editor  - 13.10.2020, 15:36

    Acquisition of CheckpointID

    MRI Software has acquired CheckpointID, LLC, a Carrolton, Texas-based provider of ID verification and fraud prevention technology solutions to the multifamily real estate sector.

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    News Editor  - 13.10.2020, 15:20

    Combatting SARS-CoV-2

    Independent test results have confirmed MoonBeam3 UV-C disinfection technology developed by Diversey, Inc., to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 within seconds.

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    News Editor  - 13.10.2020, 14:52

    Nurturing Equality and Unity

    Siemens UK has signed up to the Race at Work Charter initiative developed by Business in the Community (BiTC) in partnership with the government of the United Kingdom to improve outcomes for BAME employees.

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    News Editor  - 13.10.2020, 14:23

    Panasonic Expands Display Range

    Panasonic has launched two new Series of 4K UHD LCD displays for collaborative workspace and learning environments, and the retail and hospitality sector.

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    News Editor  - 13.10.2020, 12:43

    Helping People Back to Worship

    A skin temperature screening solution from AMETEK Land is helping worshippers gather in churches, mosques, synagogues and temples.

  • Evotech directors, Mark O'Grady and John Lumb. (photo: Evotech Ltd)
    News Editor  - 13.10.2020, 12:28

    Addressing Workplace IAQ

    UK mechanical and electrical (M&E) contractor Evotech has launched Evotech Air Quality, a new division dedicated to tackling poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in workplaces.

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    News Editor  - 13.10.2020, 11:07

    Roundtables at Chillventa eSpecial (13-15 October)

    CAREL is hosting a series of roundtables at the Chillventa eSpecial international virtual exhibition for the HVAC-R and heat pump sectors which has opened today.

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    News Editor  - 12.10.2020, 17:42

    Supporting Communities in India with Meals

    A partnership between Sodexo and public service organisations, India Food Banking Network and Zomato Feeding India, is providing 900,000 meals for COVID-affected communities.

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    News Editor  - 12.10.2020, 13:06

    Reimagining Concierge Service

    A new concierge service from UK hospitality provider Bennett Hay integrates traditional reception and hosting with security.

  • Pictured (L-R): Simon Mitchell, KERB CEO, Jon Davies, Levy UK managing director, Petra Barran, KERB founder. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 09.10.2020, 16:44

    A Cutting Edge Street Food Partnership

    Compass Group has taken another pioneering leap into the future of foodservice with an exclusive partnership with UK street food incubator and accelerator, KERB.

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    News Editor  - 09.10.2020, 16:30

    LEEA Appointed As Apprenticeship End Point Assessor

    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association has been appointed as an End Point Assessor (EPA) Organisation for the UK's new Level 3 standard Lifting Equipment Technician’ apprenticeship programme.

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    News Editor  - 09.10.2020, 15:22

    Relocating to a Glorious Past

    A specialist recruitment consultancy offering a range of construction, engineering and property roles is relocating to a former mill in the creative heart of Leeds in Northern England.

  • Pictured (L-R): Bimsense Chair, Nigel Hedley, with Maurice Disai (Mercia) and Bimsense executives Scott Pilgrim, Ian Yeo and Tim Mutlow. (photo: Shaun Flannery)
    News Editor  - 09.10.2020, 14:37

    BIM Maintenance "Gamechanger" Secures Seed Funding

    Two construction experts with a vision to revolutionise building maintenance by making Building Information Modelling more accessible, have raised £250,000 to bring their smart building solution to market.

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    News Editor  - 08.10.2020, 14:57

    LV Switchboard Partner Certification

    Schneider Electric has introduced an EcoXpert LV Panel certification programme for partner manufacturers of power distribution and motor control LV switchboards.

  • CAREL on uChiller Process. (photo: CAREL INDUSTRIES S.p.A.)
    News Editor  - 07.10.2020, 21:47

    Managing Process Chillers

    CAREL has introduced µChiller Process which it claims as the first compact controller for the management of process chillers with On-Off and variable-capacity BLDC compressors.

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    News Editor  - 07.10.2020, 21:18

    Free Virtual Run to Tackle Lockdown Mental Fatigue

    UK hard services provider Pareto FM has launched a virtual 10km running event to encourage employees in the facility services sector to keep their minds and bodies active during lockdown.

  • Artist's rendering of the Aggie Square development. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 07.10.2020, 21:01

    Off-Plan Leasing Opportunity at UC Davis Medical Center

    Cushman & Wakefield has been engaged by Wexford Science & Technology, LLC to provide leasing services for life sciences development Aggie Square at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.

  • Polystick XFR is a fire resistant and self-adhering waterproofing roof underlay. (photo: Polyglass U.S.A., Inc.)
    News Editor  - 07.10.2020, 20:29

    Fire-Resistant Roofing Underlay

    Polyglass U.S.A. have launched Polystick XFR, a dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhering waterproofing underlay for metal roof coverings in high-temperature applications.

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    News Editor  - 06.10.2020, 18:45

    Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

    Atalian Servest has announced the launch of new D&I platform, Creating Harmony, Respecting Others and Making Allies (CHROMA).

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    News Editor  - 06.10.2020, 14:33

    Nine in Ten Millennials Expect More Flexible Working

    According to a recent survey, most employees aged between 25 and 34 will be expecting expect greater flexibility in their typical working week post COVID-19.

  • The Source H20. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 05.10.2020, 19:25

    Aligning a New Office Development with The Return-to-Work

    Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International are marketing the recently completed The Source H20 office community in Irvine (Orange County), California, on the strength of its Covid-security.

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    News Editor  - 05.10.2020, 18:58

    Low Carbon Energy for Life Science Campus

    Veolia, is set to deliver low carbon energy to the UK’s largest single site life science campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire.

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    News Editor  - 05.10.2020, 17:47

    Hard Services Contract

    Leading video game developer King ( has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services at its UK headquarters on Wardour Street in Soho, London.

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    News Editor  - 05.10.2020, 18:25

    Mental Health Matters

    Compass Group's "You Matter" campaign builds on its partnership with charity Hospitality Action to improve support for employees who are experiencing mental health challenges.

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    News Editor  - 01.10.2020, 14:50

    ServiceMaster Completes US $1.5 Billion Disposal of Franchise Business

    ServiceMaster Global Holdings has completed the sale of the ServiceMaster Brands franchise business to Roark Capital for US $1.553 billion, and confirmed it will rebrand as Terminix Global Holdings (NYSE Ticker symbol: TMX) on Monday, 5th October.

  • The Houston & Hawkes team (L to R): David Steel, Simon Houston,  Verity Bee and Dave Hawkes. (photo: Houston & Hawkes)
    News Editor  - 30.09.2020, 11:32

    Aviva Investors Awards Catering Contract

    Houston & Hawkes have been selected for a hospitality and catering contract at Belmont House, a multi-tenanted office building in Uxbridge, west London, owned by asset manager Aviva Investors.

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    News Editor  - 30.09.2020, 10:26

    Digitising Safety Walks

    A new app is helping 2,500 Compass Group employees conduct 'safety walks' at food preparation sites in 25 countries.

  • Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit’s #GMIS2020 Digital Series. (photo: GMIS)
    News Editor  - 30.09.2020, 02:15

    Digital Transformation is Key to Recovery

    Transforming SMEs into digital enterprises is essential for providing resilience against pandemics according to several of the panelists participating in Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit #GMIS2020.

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    News Editor  - 30.09.2020, 01:30

    Employers Failing to Address Financial Pain

    A new report suggests workers in the UK are experiencing unparalleled levels of financial stress with little support from employers during Covid-19.

  • The Riverview Business Park. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 30.09.2020, 00:51

    Off-market Sale of LA Industrial Building

    Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the disposal of a freestanding industrial building within the Riverview Business Park in Phoenix, Arizona, to Los Angeles based investment firm, Top Ten Partners L.P., in a transaction worth US $6.9 million.

  • Steve Wallbanks. (photo: Atalian Servest)
    News Editor  - 30.09.2020, 00:12

    M&E Contractor Appoints New Managing Director

    Atalian Servest company Arthur McKay has announced the appointment of Steve Wallbanks as its UK managing director.

  • Incoming board member, Ashley Thacker. (photo: LEEA)
    News Editor  - 28.09.2020, 18:40

    LEEA Announces New Board Member

    Steven Flint, CEO of The Rigging Shed in Western Australia, has succeeded Ashley Thacker as the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association's board member for Australasia.

  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council's HQ building at The Civic Centre on Glebe Street. (photo: Siemens AG)
    News Editor  - 28.09.2020, 17:52

    Lighting Partnership Achieves Savings for UK Council

    A partnership between Siemens and LED lighting supplier the Lynx Group is reducing Stoke-on-Trent City Council's annual energy bill by over £205,663.

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    News Editor  - 28.09.2020, 16:53

    South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Contract

    Artic Building Services has regained a planned preventative maintenance (PPM) contract for HVAC systems maintenance with the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Trust.

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    News Editor  - 25.09.2020, 10:45

    Welcoming the New Temperature Checkers

    Boris Johnson’s announcement of ‘COVID Marshalls’ to enforce his new 'Rule of Six' social distancing measure has added another new job type to an already growing list.

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    News Editor  - 24.09.2020, 14:55

    Employees Expecting Permanently More Flexible Working

    Findings from a survey of 189 formerly exclusively office-based workers suggest employees expect new levels of flexibility in working arrangements in the post COVID-19 environment.

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    News Editor  - 24.09.2020, 12:21

    Overcoming Communication Barriers with Technology

    One of the UK's oldest manned guarding providers is piloting speech-to-text and machine translation to overcome obstacles to communication caused by face masks and language.

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    News Editor  - 24.09.2020, 11:38

    400kV Al Hamudhia Substation Contract

    The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity and Siemens Energy have signed a contract for the design and construction of a new 400-kV substation which is being funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

  • The ICDBP development in Dubai. (photo: ICDBP)
    News Editor  - 23.09.2020, 18:04

    Optimising ICD Brookfield Place

    The ICD Brookfield Place (ICDBP) development in Dubai International Financial Centre has selected the Facilio AI platform for its building performance optimisation.

  • Wireless tower. (photo: )
    Gary Bradshaw  - 22.09.2020, 16:37

    Protecting Research Facilities with Wireless Remote Monitoring

    Omniflex director Gary Bradshaw explains the benefits of wirelessly operated remote temperature monitoring systems for research facilities and laboratories.

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    News Editor  - 22.09.2020, 16:10

    UK Local Authorities Delay Fire Door Checks

    Door hardware supplier A Perry has condemned UK local authorities following publication of a reports that 60 per cent have fallen behind with conducting routine fire door maintenance, replacement and inspection programmes.

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    News Editor  - 22.09.2020, 15:46

    Transforming Cleaning Efficiency

    A new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution from Clenetix is supporting cleaning operatives in meeting the needs of different locations.

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    News Editor  - 22.09.2020, 14:04

    The World’s Most Durable Gasket?

    Norwegian pipe sealing specialist Pipeotech is offering an industry-first 10 year "gas-tight" guarantee to specifiers of its DeltaV-Seal gasket from the oil and gas, chemical processing, maritime, pharmaceutical, and food and beverages industries.

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    News Editor  - 22.09.2020, 13:16

    ServiceMaster Employees Host "Virtual We Care Week"

    Thousands of ServiceMaster and Terminix employees are volunteering their support for community organizations across the United States as We Care Week enters its second day.

  • Security improvements are helping EMR achieve its sustainability goals. (photo: EMR Group/Axis Communications)
    News Editor  - 22.09.2020, 12:39

    Securing Net Zero

    A security system at one of global ferrous scrap recycling leader, EMR Group's UK sites, is helping the company towards its zero waste goal.

  • 2020 Piper Ranch Road. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 21.09.2020, 16:47

    Advising on the Sale of an Iconic Industrial Building

    Cushman & Wakefield has been retained as exclusive advisor for the sale of 2020 Piper Ranch Rd, a 601,417 SF multi-tenant industrial building in San Diego, California.

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    News Editor  - 21.09.2020, 16:28

    Supporting Connectivity on Amazon Sidewalk

    Semtech is collaborating in the development of low-power, low-bandwidth connectivity for smarthome applications for Amazon's Sidewalk initiative.

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    News Editor  - 21.09.2020, 14:53

    UniFirst Chevy to Make Final 2020 NASCAR Appearance

    The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE driven by Chase Elliott will make its final appearance at this year's South Point 400 NASCAR stock car cup series at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday 27th September.

  • Autogrill catering concession at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. (photo: Autogrill SpA)
    News Editor  - 21.09.2020, 13:43

    Schiphol Airport Extends Autogrill Partnership

    Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has extended its partnership with Autogrill subsidiary HMSHost from 2028 to 2036 in a deal that is expected to generate €1.8 billion.

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    News Editor  - 21.09.2020, 12:23

    Smart Sensor Wins BCIA Award

    Sontay's Smart Sensor for intelligent building applications has been selected for a "Technical Innovation of the Year" prize at this year's virtual Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) awards

  •  (photo: Bodet SA)
    News Editor  - 21.09.2020, 11:29

    Enhancing Time and Attendance Recording with Facial Recognition

    Bodet is incorporating novel biometric clocking-in user interface FaceStation 2 into its Kelio Visio X7 clocking terminal.

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    News Editor  - 21.09.2020, 10:42

    Inaugural Hard Hat Awareness Week

    Hard Hat Awareness Week, a new initiative from brain injury charity Headway and PPE manufacturer Centurion, launches in the UK today.

  • Inauguration ceremony. (photo: Ecolab, Inc.)
    News Editor  - 18.09.2020, 11:59

    Ecolab Inaugurates Europe's Largest Healthcare Hygiene R&D Facility

    Ecolab and its Laboratoires Anios subsidiary have doubled the capacity of the Luce Letartre Centre of Excellence in Sainghin-en-Mélantois, northern France, to create Europe's largest facility dedicated to researching hygiene in healthcare.

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    News Editor  - 18.09.2020, 11:32

    Serving the Global Community

    Aramark Building Community (ABC) Day is taking on a new look this year as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Andrew Kilduff. (photo: Cesare Bonazza)
    News Editor  - 18.09.2020, 09:27

    Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens Office Agency Leasing Group

    Andrew Kilduff has joined Cushman & Wakefield's Agency Leasing Office Group in Las Vegas as a director with responsibility for developing and executing winning leasing strategies for commercial properties.

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    News Editor  - 18.09.2020, 08:54

    ISS to Host Global Digital Clean-up Week

    On the eve of World Cleanup Day 2020, ISS is encouraging its 400,000+ employees to participate in the ‘Drive to 100 Environmental Campaign’ targeted at reducing energy used by hard drives and computer storge media.

  • Mitie Plc. North Middlesex University Hospital. (photo:  Ed Robinson/OneRedEye)
    News Editor  - 18.09.2020, 08:05

    Showing Appreciation for Frontline Heroes

    Mitie has awarded an extra day's holiday to over 25,000 frontline employees, and introduced benefits to ensure access to healthcare and support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Pictured: Cushman & Wakefield managing director, Jack Chang. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 17.09.2020, 16:33

    Sale and Leaseback of Crash Champions Portfolio

    Cushman & Wakefield has executed a US $30 million sale leaseback of a multi-shop property portfolio in Greater Chicago in a transaction overseen by managing director, Jack Chang.

  • WeMaintain executive team, Jade Francine, Benoit Dupon and Tristan Foureur. (photo: Iannis G./REA)
    News Editor  - 17.09.2020, 15:59

    Innovative Lift Maintenance Solution Expands to UK

    French PropTech company WeMaintain has launched its proprietary lift maintenance platform and service in London.

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    News Editor  - 17.09.2020, 13:50

    Stark Group Selects IFRS 16 Lease Accounting Solution

    Stark Group, the largest retailer and distributor of building materials in the Nordic region, is implementing Planon Universe for Financial Professioanls to help it comply with IFRS 16 lease accounting standards.

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    News Editor  - 17.09.2020, 12:45

    WorkSafe Analytics for Covid Security

    Corporate and industrial analytics provider Empiricai has launched WorkSafe Analytics to help organisations monitor and evaluate COVID safety guideline compliance in real-time.

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    News Editor  - 17.09.2020, 12:21

    New IBC Cleaning Solution

    The Spray Nozzle People (SNP) have launched a solution for in-house cleaning of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs).

  •  (photo: Whitecode Design Associates)
    News Editor  - 17.09.2020, 12:02

    Whitecode Awarded Place on UK Procurement Framework

    Whitecode Design Associates has been selected for the Procure Partnerships Framework (PPF) which supports public sector bodies to procure construction contractor partners.

  •  (photo: Axis Group)
    News Editor  - 16.09.2020, 10:46

    BMA Awards Hard Services Contract

    Artic Building Services have been awarded a 5-year contract to deliver mechanical and electrical (M&E) and maintenance services at the British Medical Association (BMA) headquarters in Tavistock Square, London.

  •  (photo: Siemens AG)
    News Editor  - 16.09.2020, 09:10

    Contact Tracing for Safer Workplaces

    Siemens has launched new workplace digital contact tracing app, Enlighted Safe.

  • Kentec Intelligent Networking Solutions (iNS). (photo: )
    News Editor  - 15.09.2020, 19:36

    Guaranteeing Network Integrity for Safety

    Life-critical control systems manufacturer Kentec has launched Intelligent Networking Solutions (iNS) to interconnect and monitor fire alarm control panel networks across single sites.

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    News Editor  - 15.09.2020, 19:25

    The True Cost of Covid Security

    Over three-quarters of UK businesses are reporting increases in operating costs following the introduction of safety measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19.

  • The new Made Goods HQ facility at at 918 S Stimson Ave. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 15.09.2020, 18:24

    Cushman & Wakefield Represents Made Goods in Lease Expansion

    Cushman & Wakefield has negotiated a lease for Ardmore Home Design, Inc., subsidiary, Made Good, on a 282,000 SF Headquarters and warehousing facility in Industry, Greater Los Angeles, California.

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    News Editor  - 15.09.2020, 16:50

    Hearst UK Awards FM Contracts

    Hearst UK has appointed Churchill Group and Pareto FM as facility services providers for its London offices.

  • The Anabas FM team. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 15.09.2020, 16:27

    Mastering the Art of Brilliance

    Specialist FM services provider to the UK corporate sector Anabas has introduced a new dedicated training programme to support its workforce during Covid-19.

  • Brett Ponton, ServiceMaster CEO. (photo: ServiceMaster Global Holdings)
    News Editor  - 15.09.2020, 16:13

    ServiceMaster to Rebrand as Terminix

    ServiceMaster Global Holdings has confirmed it will rebrand as Terminix Global Holdings on the expected completion of the acquisition of the ServiceMaster Brands business by Roark Capital in the next 30 days.

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    News Editor  - 14.09.2020, 18:32

    Celebrating Security Officer Appreciation Week 2020

    Corps Security is hosting a dedicated day to mark "Security Officer Appreciation Week" for a second year.

  • CHAS business development manager, Sharron Parsons-Shepherd. (photo: CHAS Consultancy)
    News Editor  - 14.09.2020, 12:58

    Appointment of Business Development Manager

    UK supply chain risk management consultancy CHAS has appointed Sharron Parsons-Shepherd as business development manager.

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    News Editor  - 14.09.2020, 12:25

    Delivering Positive Social Outcomes

    A dedicated remand strategy developed by Serco for the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC) is helping the South Australian Government achieve its target of reducing reoffending by 10 per cent.

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    News Editor  - 18.09.2020, 08:28

    CIPS Excellence in Procurement Award

    Foodbuy UK, Compass Group's food procurement business, has been recognised as a "Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value through Procurement" at the 2020 CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards.

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    News Editor  - 11.09.2020, 12:00

    Circular Eco-system for Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Batteries

    Solvay and Veolia have partnered to establish a new European consortium that will be dedicated to promoting efficient use of critical metals used in lithium ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

  • Construction is advancing at 3655 Kifer Road in Santa Clara, California. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 11.09.2020, 01:04

    Expediting Workplace Re-entry in Silicon Valley

    Design modifications will support the safe relocation of tenants to the new Lawrence Station Office and R&D complex which is under construction in Santa Clara, California.

  • Hoarding installation for Tesco Supermarket in Twickenham, south west London. (photo: Plasloc)
    News Editor  - 10.09.2020, 15:09

    Hoardings Specialist Reports Demand from Supermarkets

    UK hoardings manufacturer Plasloc is reporting a significant increase in sales of its internal and external hoarding screens in 'live' retail environments.

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    News Editor  - 09.09.2020, 15:09

    Re-inventing the New Electric World

    Schneider Electric has launched the mySchneider Partner Program to provide partner organisations with access to "digital ecosystem transformative and collaborative solutions".

  • SWARCO's new headquarters complex. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 09.09.2020, 14:03

    SWARCO Relocates UK Headquarters

    Urban and interurban traffic management solutions provider SWARCO Traffic has moved into new premises to accommodate a planned UK expansion.

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    News Editor  - 19.11.2020, 00:55

    Sony Expands Compact Laser Projector Range

    Sony Professional Solutions has announced two new projector models including the world's smallest XUXGA 3LCD laser projector, the Sony VPL-PHZ60.

  • Burnham Brown's offices are situated at 1901 Harrison in Oakland, California. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 08.09.2020, 23:19

    Burnham Brown Consolidates Office Space Lease

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented preeminent law firm Burnham Brown in a new direct lease for 32,000 square feet of Class A office space in Oakland, California.

  • Paul Shields, Chair of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC). (photo: Ray-Woolley)
    News Editor  - 08.09.2020, 16:04

    Election of New Chair

    Veteran acoustics and vibration expert Paul Shields has been elected as Chair of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) for two years.

  •  (photo: Incentive FM Group)
    News Editor  - 08.09.2020, 15:36

    Wembley Shopping Centre Contract

    Incentive FM has been awarded a three year contract to manage the soft services across the 118,000 sq. ft Wembley Central Shopping Centre in north west London.

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    News Editor  - 08.09.2020, 13:43

    Honing in on the Workplace Experience

    Workplace hospitality provider Bennett Hay has refreshed its brand and repositioned itself to reflect the changing face of the workplace

  • Workers on the fuelling machine at Hunterston B. (photo: EDF Energy)
    News Editor  - 08.09.2020, 13:27

    EDF to Restart Nuclear Reactor at Hunterston B

    EDF has received approval to start generating low carbon power again from one of the reactors at the Hunterston B power station in Ayrshire, Scotland.

  • The new service center has excellent lifting capabilities. (photo: Sulzer)
    News Editor  - 08.09.2020, 12:58

    Update on Sulzer's Birmingham Service Centre

    Work on Sulzer’s new state-of-the-art service center in Birmingham, the United Kingdom's second largest city, is progressing to schedule with an anticipated opening in Autumn 2020.

  •  (photo: SOCOTEC)
    News Editor  - 07.09.2020, 18:09

    Going the Distance

    SOCOTEC has provided a full range of asbestos services on major highways projects in the UK, including the A14, M5 Overbury Viaduct and M20.

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    News Editor  - 03.09.2020, 13:56

    Flexible Access to Resilient Facilities

    Managed IT, Cloud and recovery services provider Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) has launched a new serviced workplace offering at seven UK sites.

  •  (photo: Pirkko Seitsenpiste)
    News Editor  - 03.09.2020, 13:35

    CICV Secures Recovery Research Grant

    Regional trade collective, The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum, has secured grant funding to help it identify investment areas that will bring most benefit to the Scottish economy.

  •  (photo: Lutron Electronics, Inc.)
    News Editor  - 03.09.2020, 08:15

    Even Smarter Lighting

    Lutron Electronics has integrated Vive Wireless with its Extron touchpanel solution following a collaboration to provide web-based API access for its smart lighting control solution.

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    News Editor  - 02.09.2020, 16:18

    Roark Capital to Acquire ServiceMaster Brands

    ServiceMaster Global Holdings has concluded an agreement to sell its ServiceMaster Brands franchise business to an affiliate company of Roark Capital for US $1.553 billion.

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    News Editor  - 02.09.2020, 15:27

    Small Manufacturer of the Year

    The Business Council of Alabama and Alabama Technology Network have announced Adventech, Inc., as the state's "Small Manufacturer of the Year" 2020.

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    News Editor  - 28.08.2020, 12:21

    Scottish Construction Forum Launches Recovery Consultation

    The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has published a draft recovery plan in collaboration with other leading Caledonian organisations and businesses.

  • Grading eggs is a specialty of grading facilities which are responsible for quality control prior to distribution. (photo: istock – Chalabala)
    News Editor  - 28.08.2020, 09:49

    Making the Grade

    A combination of reactive and planned preventative maintenance is supporting the operation of an egg grading facility.

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    News Editor  - 27.08.2020, 18:36

    A Second Chance

    Eighty per cent of participants in Out4Good, an offender rehabilitation program currently being piloted by Urban League of Philadelphia and Aramark, have secured employment.

  • 10 Fleet Place. (photo: Axis Security Services)
    News Editor  - 27.08.2020, 17:56

    City of London Security Contract

    Commercial property manager Workman LLP has awarded Axis Security Services the security contracts for its Welcome property management operation at Aldgate House and 10 Fleet Place in the City of London.

  •  (photo: Edmond Dantès)
    News Editor  - 27.08.2020, 14:28

    Getting Safely Back to Work and Learning

    A new video from Aircuity considers healthy building ventilation strategies for commercial offices, higher and K-12 educational facilities.

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    News Editor  - 26.08.2020, 19:54

    Smart Heating Scheme Re-emerges from Lockdown

    A smart renewable heating scheme forming part of the £41 million Energy Superhub Oxford project is being permitted to proceed following lockdown disruption.

  •  (photo: Retha Ferguson)
    News Editor  - 26.08.2020, 17:05

    UK Approval for Legionnaires' Testing Culture

    The Legiolert culture testing method for Legionella pneumophila developed by IDEXX Laboratories has been accepted by the UK’s Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA).

  • 240 Blackfriars. (photo: Artic Building Services)
    News Editor  - 26.08.2020, 16:34

    Square Enix Awards Hard Services Contract

    Artic Building Services have been appointed to deliver Hard FM services at the European headquarters of global video games developer, Square Enix.

  •  (photo: Schneider Electric)
    News Editor  - 26.08.2020, 16:00

    Commercial Building Webinar Series

    Schneider Electric is hosting a series of webinars on the implementation of ‘Smart, Safe and Sustainable’ electrical systems in commercial and industrial facilities from 27th August.

  • Sulzer supplied five HPDM 500-970-2d/23 pumps. (photo: Sulzer)
    News Editor  - 26.08.2020, 13:01

    Building Brazil’s Clean Water Supply

    Five giant pumps from Sulzer are helping to secure clean and reliable water supplies to two million residents of São Paulo.

  •  (photo: Sign Language Ltd)
    News Editor  - 24.08.2020, 16:12

    Appointment of Covid Advisory Council

    ABM UK has appointed an Expert Advisory Council of specialists in infectious disease and industrial hygiene to inform its response to Covid-19 and newly launched EnhancedClean™ programme.

  • Datapath's new training manager, Iñaki Valoria Lopez. (photo: Datapath Limited)
    News Editor  - 24.08.2020, 15:42

    Videowall Company Appoints Training Manager

    Global visual solutions company Datapath has appointed Iñaki Valoria Lopez to the position of training manager.

  •  (photo: Bartlett Mitchell)
    News Editor  - 24.08.2020, 14:38

    Delivering Office Meals Safely

    UK caterer Bartlett Mitchell has introduced a new service to support clients looking for temporary food solutions during the post-Covid lockdown period.

  •  (photo: Schneider Electric)
    News Editor  - 24.08.2020, 13:44

    Schneider Electric Reopens UK Training Centre

    Schneider Electric has reopened its dedicated electrical safety training centre in Telford, Shropshire.

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    News Editor  - 20.08.2020, 18:34

    Shaping Futures

    Kier Group has entered into a two-year partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH), a UK-wide movement of local charities dedicated to give vulnerable young homeless people a future.

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    News Editor  - 20.08.2020, 18:03

    Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company

    MRI Software has been included in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

  • Concord Chase Apartments. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 20.08.2020, 17:38

    Metro Atlanta Residential Development Refinanced

    Cushman & Wakefield Denver's Equity, Debt & Structured Finance Group has arranged a US $16.26 refinancing loan for Concord Chase Apartments, a 224-unit community development in Smyrna, Georgia owned by Eighteen Capital Group.

  •  (photo: Francis Tyers)
    News Editor  - 19.08.2020, 14:09

    £500 Million FM Framework Opens for NHS and Public Sector

    A new £500 million procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to offer quality-vetted facilities management services to the NHS and wider public sector.

  •  (photo: Schneider Electric)
    News Editor  - 19.08.2020, 12:08

    Digital Buildings Podcast Series

    A series of Digital Buildings podcasts from Schneider Electric will focus on the role of smarter buildings in creating healthier, more productive workplaces, improving profitability and protecting the planet.

  • Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre in West London. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 18.08.2020, 13:49

    Extension of Retail M&E Contract

    Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, a popular retail destination in West London, has extended its relationship with mechanical and electrical (M&E) contractor Incentive Tec by a further two years.

  • Pfannenberg's new PY L-S LED signaling device.  (photo: )
    News Editor  - 17.08.2020, 19:28

    Helping You Identify Covid-19 in Facilities

    Pfannenberg, Inc., has launched the PY L-S LED signaling device which combines with thermal imaging cameras to flag up possible Covid-19 infection.

  • Westmount Place in Downtown Phoenix. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 17.08.2020, 19:10

    Disposal of Westmount Place Office Complex in Phoenix

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented the seller of the 57,915 square foot Westmount Place midrise multi-tenant office building in the central business district (CBD) of Phoenix, Arizona in a transaction valued at US $4.4 million.

  • The Pareto FM team. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 17.08.2020, 18:27

    Lloyds Bank National Business Awards Finalist

    Pareto FM has been shortlisted for the Social Impact Award at the prestigious 2020 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

  •  (photo: Brigton Hollingdean MRF/Veolia Environnemental Sevices)
    News Editor  - 17.08.2020, 13:01

    Backing the UK's Green Economic Recovery

    Veolia’s latest Sustainability strategy, Impact 2023, aims to support innovation and new infrastructure by adding to over £2 billion the company has already invested in the UK's circular economy.

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    News Editor  - 17.08.2020, 10:29

    UK Caterers Join Forces to Support Former Employees

    More than 20 companies and individuals from the food service sector have partnered to launch 'Food Service Circle' (FSC) in support of former employees who are suffering under the economic fallout from COVID-19.

  •  (photo: Lutron Electronics)
    News Editor  - 14.08.2020, 10:14

    Smart Control of Outdoor Lighting

    Lutron Electronics' new Twist-Lock Radio Daylight Module brings intelligent control to outdoor lighting applications by interfacing with ANSI dimming receptacles on outdoor fixtures in parking lots, pathways and floodlights.

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    News Editor  - 14.08.2020, 09:24

    Navigating Print's Changing Landscape

    Polish creative printing company Kreativia has purchased a dye-sublimation printer from Electronics For Imaging as it transitions from producing POS displays and exhibition signage to PPE separation barriers and face shields.

  • News Editor  - 13.08.2020, 22:23

    Diagnostics Providers Lease New Carlsbad Facilities

    Cushman & Wakefield has brokered leases totaling over 100,000 square feet (sf) for diagnostics testing providers at the NorthPointe and Carlsbad Crossroads projects in Carlsbad (San Diego), California.

  • Lincoln Financial Field. (photo: marycarmenm)
    News Editor  - 13.08.2020, 20:15

    Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Accreditation

    The Philadelphia Eagles' security program at Lincoln Financial Field has received SAFETY accreditation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for its robust anti-terrorism procedures and technologies.

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    News Editor  - 13.08.2020, 13:21

    EV Scooter Manufacturer Signs New HQ Lease

    Electric vehicle manufacturer Phat Scooters has entered into a long lease for a 44,162sq. ft headquarters building at 3637 E Miami Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    News Editor  - 13.08.2020, 12:22

    UK Ministry of Defence Recognition

    Pinnacle Group has received a Silver award from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Employer Recognition Scheme in affirmation of its commitment to the Armed Forces and their families.

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    News Editor  - 12.08.2020, 11:37

    A Unique Opportunity for Student Nurses

    In partnership with the University of Southern Queensland, Serco Australia is offering professional placements for nursing students at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre (SQCC).

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    News Editor  - 12.08.2020, 04:54

    Poor Technology Skills Hampering Covid-19 Recovery

    A technology skills deficit is impeding the global recovery from COVID-19 according to participants from PwC, IBM and the European Parliament in this year's virtual Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2020).

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    News Editor  - 12.08.2020, 03:23

    Forbes Best Employers for Women 2020 Award

    Ecolab has been named for a third consecutive year in Forbes magazine’s listing of America’s Best Employers for Women.

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    News Editor  - 12.08.2020, 02:12

    Welcoming College Students Back to Campus

    With college campuses across the United States preparing to reopen, Aramark is introducing new, Covid-secure programs to ensure the safe and hygienic delivery of services.

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    News Editor  - 12.08.2020, 01:37

    Relieving Food Poverty During Covid-19

    An ongoing partnership between Compass Group and food waste prevention charity FareShare has saved 172.5 metric tonnes of food - or enough for almost 411,000 meals.

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    News Editor  - 12.08.2020, 00:07

    Covid Security in Care Homes and Hospitals Webinars

    AMETEK Land is hosting a series of webinars from Thursday 20 August on preventing the spread of the new coronavirus in care homes and healthcare facilities.

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    News Editor  - 10.08.2020, 12:16

    Delivering Vital Medical Supplies for NHS Scotland

    UK commercial relocation change management company Business Moves Group (BMG) has completed a project to deliver critical medical equipment and supplies to hospitals all over Scotland.

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    News Editor  - 10.08.2020, 11:57

    Una Innovativa Soluzione per Grafiche Calpestabili Antiscivolo

    An eye-catching environmental graphics installation within the London offices of a global management consultancy and consultancy firm uses printable, optically clear film supplied by Lintec.

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    News Editor  - 10.08.2020, 11:41

    Covid Security Guidance for Domestic Contractors

    The UK Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has produced a downloadable PDF checklist to ensure the safety of domestic contractors and their clients.

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    News Editor  - 10.08.2020, 10:09

    Supporting a Safe Return to Sport

    Saracens Rugby Club has announced the appointment of Rentokil Initial as its Official Hygiene Partner for the restart of the 2019/20 campaign.

  • ServiceMaster CEO designate, Brett Ponton. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 06.08.2020, 13:48

    ServiceMaster Names New CEO

    ServiceMaster has completed its search for a new Chief Executive Officer with the appointment of Brett T. Ponton who is expected to assume his new position on or before 1 October 2020.

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    News Editor  - 06.08.2020, 12:43

    FCA Repurposes Factories for Face Mask Production

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is converting 44 production lines and retraining 600 employees to manufacture an initial daily target of 27 million face masks.

  • Prone positioning a COVID-19 patient. (photo: Harris Health System)
    News Editor  - 06.08.2020, 07:53

    A Lifesaver for Covid-19 Patients

    Teams at Houston-based Harris Health System hospitals, Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), have perfected the technique of 'proning' which places Covid-19 patients on their stomachs to improve oxygen levels.

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    News Editor  - 05.08.2020, 22:11

    Beating the COVID-19 Blues

    Cushman & Wakefield's Las Vegas office completed transactions involving almost 800,000 SF of leasehold property between 1 April and 30 June 2020.

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    News Editor  - 04.08.2020, 20:01

    Transforming Buildings Into High-Performing Assets

    Siemens Smart Infrastructure has unveiled a new generation of Desigo building automation controllers for automated applications in small and mid-sized buildings.

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    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 04.08.2020, 15:49

    Celebrating the Life of Peter Denny

    The lighting industry has lost a true character with the passing last week of Peter Denny who served as President of the Lighting Industry Federation (a precursor of the Lighting Industry Association) from 2007 to 2009.

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    News Editor  - 03.08.2020, 16:40

    Campaign Addresses Impact of Traffic Pollution on Covid-19

    A new campaign from the Idling Action Project which is led by the City of London Corporation and London Borough of Camden with support from the Mayor of London encourages businesses to tackle air pollution from idling engines.

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    News Editor  - 03.08.2020, 15:27

    SOCOTEC Wins Preferred Supplier Status

    Testing and compliance service provider SOCOTEC has been conferred with preferred supplier status by Jaguar Building Services.

  • Procession House. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 03.08.2020, 15:09

    Hard Services Contract Awarded at 55 Ludgate

    Jaguar Building Services has won a contract to provide mechanical, electrical and fabric maintenance services at Procession House which is located at 55 Ludgate near London's City Thameslink Station.

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    News Editor  - 03.08.2020, 14:40

    Preventing Transmission of Covid-19 From TV Remote Controls

    A new app from Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) will help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and disease-causing bacteria from TV remote controls.

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    News Editor  - 03.08.2020, 11:24

    Waste Contractor Shortlisted for National Award

    Axil Integrated Services' work with global engine and generator manufacturer Cummins has been recognised with a shortlist place in this year's MRW National Recycling Awards.

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    News Editor  - 03.08.2020, 11:04

    Procuring a Better Society

    Siemens is the latest high-profile business to sign up to the "Buy Social Corporate Challenge" initiative from government-backed organisation, Social Enterprise UK.

  • AUB campus. (photo: Arts University Bournemouth)
    News Editor  - 31.07.2020, 13:18

    Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) TFM Contract

    Derwent Facilities Management has been selected to deliver a suite of integrated services under a £8 million five-year total facilities management contract with the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB).

  •  (photo: Kingston University)
    News Editor  - 30.07.2020, 15:18

    Refurbishment of Kingston University Accommodation

    A £100 million project to upgrade halls of residence at Kingston University London (KUL) is now underway.

  •  (photo: Serco Leisure/Serco Group plc)
    News Editor  - 30.07.2020, 14:58

    Serco Reopens Leisure Facilities

    Serco Leisure has reopened sports and fitness facilities it operates under contract following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in the United Kingdom.

  • Quoted: David Bowie, MRI's SVP and managing director for Asia Pacific. (photo: MRI Software)
    News Editor  - 30.07.2020, 10:43

    MRI Software Announces New Solutions for APAC

    MRI Software has launched new residential and commercial property management software in the wake of last week's virtual MRI Ascend APAC users' conference.

  • 2020 Austrian Grand Prix. (photo: Steve Etherington)
    News Editor  - 30.07.2020, 10:04

    Launch of INEOS Hygienics

    INEOS have launched a new healthcare business with support from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team to produce hospital-grade hand gels and sanitiser products.

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    News Editor  - 29.07.2020, 14:01

    3M Touch Products to be Made "End of Life"

    3M is exiting its 3M touch systems business and discontinuing production of all Surface Capacitive (SCT) and Projected Capacitive (PCAP) displays.

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    News Editor  - 28.07.2020, 17:27

    Growing Demand for Polyester Webbing

    The polyester woven webbing market is experiencing a resurgence as demand overcomes short-term disruption caused by the closure of manufacturing plant to Covid-19.

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    News Editor  - 28.07.2020, 16:34

    Will AI-Powered Robots Replace Humans in Manufacturing?

    Human workers will remain critical to manufacturing operations according to panel discussion participants from BMW Group and Deloitte at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2020).

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    News Editor  - 28.07.2020, 14:22

    Army to Handover Covid-19 Mobile Testing to Mitie

    Mitie will assume responsibility from the British army for nineteen Covid-19 mobile testing units (MTU) from the end of July.

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    News Editor  - 28.07.2020, 13:07

    Celebrating Healthcare Heroes and BAME Apprentices

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has recognised the dedication of several staff deployed within the NHS, and the achievement of BAME apprentices who have recently been nominated for an award.

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    News Editor  - 27.07.2020, 20:02

    Manufacturing Virtual Event (12:00pm ET, 28 July)

    Salesforce will be hosting a virtual fireside chat under the theme, “Digital Optimization: How manufacturers can take small steps for big wins" tomorrow (on 28 July).

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    News Editor  - 27.07.2020, 19:44

    US $1 Million Global Start-up Prize Selects Finalists

    The Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity has named 20 finalists from over 3,400 start-up company ideas s received for this year's "Global Maker Challenge" which is dedicated to addressing the world's most pressing challenges.

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    Administrator  - 27.07.2020, 19:00

    Atalian Servest Awards Scottish Waste Management Contract

    Atalian Servest has selected NWH Group to provide integrated trade waste, skip collection, confidential shredding, and specialist waste services at sites in Scotland following a competitive tender.

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    News Editor  - 28.07.2020, 18:40

    Sony Unveils Laser Projector for Large Display Applications

    Sony is enhancing its SXRD range of native 4K (4096x2160) laser projectors with the launch of the 10,000 lumen VPL-GTZ380.

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    News Editor  - 27.07.2020, 18:34

    OMEGA Immobilien Group Acquisition

    Savills has announced the acquisition of Cologne-based property manager OMEGA Immobilien Management GmbH and its facilities management subsidiary, OMEGA Immobilien Service GmbH as it moves to strengthen its position in Germany.

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    News Editor  - 27.07.2020, 15:57

    Using Energy Recovery Facilities for Clinical Waste Disposal

    Veolia is highlighting the environmental benefits of using energy recovery facilities (ERF) to dispose of more than 61,000 tonnes of orange-bagged clinical and infectious waste produced in the UK every year.

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    News Editor  - 27.07.2020, 02:55

    Evotech Awarded Place on NHS Procurement Framework

    Evolution Technical Services has been admitted to the Property and Business Services Framework operated by NHS subsidiary, the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) following a competitive tender.

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    News Editor  - 24.07.2020, 12:44

    Championing Sustainable Food Supply

    Sodexo and WWF have extended a decade-long partnership focused on reducing the French multinational foodservice and facility services provider's carbon footprint.

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    News Editor  - 22.07.2020, 13:40

    East Coast Distribution Company Leases 127,000 Sq. Ft Nevada Facility

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented order fulfilment and logistics specialist Jay Group in successful negotiations with Prologis, Inc., over a tenancy of a 126,916 square foot industrial and warehousing space in Reno, Nevada.

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    News Editor  - 22.07.2020, 11:52

    Technologiepark Bergisch Gladbach (TBG) Awards IFM Contract

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has secured a three-year contract from Beos AG to provide integrated facilities management services at Technologiepark Bergisch Gladbach (TBG), approximately 10km east of Cologne.

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    News Editor  - 21.07.2020, 18:52

    £20 Million Maintenance Contract Award

    Hammersmith and Fulham Council has awarded United Living Property Services (ULPS) part of its repairs and maintenance contract, with a 5-year deal worth in excess of £20million.

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    News Editor  - 21.07.2020, 14:08

    University of Hull Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2027

    The University of Hull has commissioned Siemens to undertake a rigorous evaluation of its energy consumption, focused on reducing emissions and finding renewable ways of power its campus.

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    News Editor  - 16.07.2020, 16:19

    Miele Sets New Standards with Little Giants Range

    Miele Professional has launched Little Giants, a range of washing machines and dryers with cycles as low as 49 minutes for load capacities of 8 kilos.

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    News Editor  - 17.07.2020, 09:59

    Hand Inspection Cabinet for Schools

    UK educational equipment supplier HBS Group is distributing Daro UV System's hand inspection cabinet into schools and nurseries.

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    News Editor  - 16.07.2020, 14:08

    Veolia Responds to Energy-from-Waste Proposals

    Veolia has responded to an appeal from cross-party think tank Policy Connect for the UK government to prioritise energy-from-waste policy to 2025.

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    News Editor  - 16.07.2020, 20:01

    Wearable Vibrating Tags Alert of Social Distancing Breaches

    Advanced Industrial Marketing (AIM) has announced the U.S. launch of social distancing and people counting tools targeted at industrial warehouse operators and major retailers.

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    News Editor  - 15.07.2020, 16:59

    Aircuity Announces New VP Operations

    Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) platform developer Aircuity has appointed Tom Nasti as vice president for operations.

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    News Editor  - 15.07.2020, 14:21

    Helping Repopulate Offices and Buildings

    A new facial recognition and thermal imaging solution from Edinburgh-based Purview Services was developed after the company's CEO, Reddy Punna, became infected with Covid-19 on a business trip to India.

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    News Editor  - 15.07.2020, 12:58

    Response to UK Building Control Recommendations

    The Association for Project Safety (APS) is supporting recommendations from the construction sector’s Future of Building Control Working Group in a report published ahead of tomorrow's expected proposals from the UK government for building safer buildings.

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    News Editor  - 15.07.2020, 12:43

    Working from Home Wellness Assessment Tool

    Independent benchmarking service Sitemark has launched an assessment tool to support businesses with employees who are working from home.

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    News Editor  - 15.07.2020, 09:29

    Serco Invites Nominations for Healthy Communities Grants

    Serco Australia is accepting nominations for its Healthy Communities grants program for not-for-profit organisations engaged in health and wellbeing activities Perth’s South Metropolitan region.

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    News Editor  - 15.07.2020, 08:56

    Making Key Management Easy

    Codelocks has expanded its access control portfolio with the addition of a new range of key control cabinets.

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    News Editor  - 14.07.2020, 22:53

    Cushman & Wakefield Expands Tenant Advisory Team

    Cushman & Wakefield has appointed tenant advisory specialist Aaron Rocha as a director of its Phoenix office.

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    News Editor  - 14.07.2020, 15:47

    Helping the UK Public Sector Return to Work

    RS Components has launched 'safer working supplies' in collaboration with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and other suppliers of non-clinical PPE and social distancing, hygiene, and cleaning and related products required for safe working.

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    News Editor  - 14.07.2020, 15:16

    Internet Connection Sharing in Multi-Occupancy Buildings

    MDU Connect from Curve IT allows building managers to self-deliver internet services to the occupants of shared residential spaces.

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    News Editor  - 14.07.2020, 14:42

    UHF Radio Network for Europe’s Largest Smart Energy Testbed

    A UHF radio network from MMX has been delivered to the Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) partnership between Keele University and Siemens.

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    News Editor  - 14.07.2020, 16:54

    Creating a Safe New World

    World Health Organization CIO Bernardo Mariano and Lloyd's Register Foundation CEO Richard Clegg have called for a paradigmatic shift in how safety risk is managed in a discussion that considered occupational accidents as well as Covid-19.

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    News Editor  - 13.07.2020, 17:49

    Supporting Minority Suppliers in Chicago

    Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., which advocates business opportunities for minority-owned companies, has announced Aramark as 2020 Presenting Sponsor of its Progress, Insight & Performance Education (PIPE) program.

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    News Editor  - 13.07.2020, 16:10

    ServiceMaster Launches Anti-Microbial Solutions

    ServiceMaster Brands will be making EPA-approved antiseptic and anti-microbial products with an active life of up to 90 days available to 1,200 ServiceMaster Restore and ServiceMaster Clean franchises in the United States under an exclusive agreement with Goldshield Technologies.

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    News Editor  - 13.07.2020, 17:11

    When Mixed-Use Facilities Make Sense

    Modelling by a postgraduate researcher from the International School of Management (ISM) in Dortmund has identified factors that make mixed-use developments more attractive for developers than single-use projects in urban environments.

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    News Editor  - 13.07.2020, 14:09

    Preparing for a Brave New Business World

    Findings from an independent survey commissioned by Drax Group subsidiaries Haven Power and Opus Energy suggests the bosses of companies with over 250 employees are facing bolder decisions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 13.07.2020, 12:04

    Taking the Fuss out of Energy Management

    The UK's first energy strategy bot promises to help businesses cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint.

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    News Editor  - 13.07.2020, 11:38

    Extension of Integrated Waste and Recycling Contracts

    Axil Integrated Services has retained separate three-year contracts with global engine manufacturer Cummins and pharmaceutical major Recipharm.

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    News Editor  - 13.07.2020, 10:12

    Scottish Police Authority Contract

    Churchill has secured a three-year multi-site janitorial contract with the Scottish Police Authority (SPA)

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    News Editor  - 10.07.2020, 13:35

    The Future of Hospitals (14 July, 11am BST/6am EDT)

    Schneider Electric and the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) are co-hosting a webinar on the impact of connected technologies on future healthcare delivery.

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    News Editor  - 10.07.2020, 11:25

    Embracing the UK's Race at Work Charter

    Compass Group has signed up to the Race at Work Charter in partnership with British business-community outreach charity Business in the Community (BITC) which promotes responsible commercial practices.

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    News Editor  - 10.07.2020, 10:03

    Lab Tests Support Paint Manufacturer's Covid-19 Claims

    The anti-viral properties of Airlite paint have been confirmed by independent test results from La Sapienza University of Rome and the Guangdong Detection Centre of Microbiology.

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    News Editor  - 10.07.2020, 11:07

    The Perfect Work-Life Balance

    With COVID-19 reshaped thinking about office-based working in the UK, Burrough Court in Leicestershire is rolling out a blended "Home & Hub" lifestyle concept.

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    News Editor  - 09.07.2020, 18:01

    Reimagining IAQ for the New Normal

    Johnson Controls is helping building owners and operators identify strategies for improving IAQ to counter the spread of Covid-19.

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    News Editor  - 09.07.2020, 17:21

    NHS SBS Launches Covid IT Procurement Framework

    NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has launched a new framework to assist public sector organisations with procuring technology that facilitates workplace social distancing.

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    News Editor  - 09.07.2020, 11:08

    Supporting Reopening Retailers

    Philips Professional Display Solutions (PDS) has announced a support and rewards programme to assist retailers with overcoming challenges presented by COVID-19.

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    News Editor  - 08.07.2020, 18:54

    One Welbeck PPM Contract Award

    Hard services contractor Artic has been awarded a planned preventative maintenance contract at the One Welbeck day surgery and outpatient facility in Mayfair, London.

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    News Editor  - 08.07.2020, 17:52

    Elevated Skin Temperature Detection

    FLIR Systems has launched FLIR EST, a range of thermal cameras offering almost instantaneous detection of elevated human body temperature without skin contact.

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    News Editor  - 08.07.2020, 10:44

    Merit Partners Acquires Significant Industrial Development Site

    Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of an 83 acre site in Phoenix, Arizona for a proposed 900,000 sq ft. Class A+ industrial park development by a regional affiliate of Merit Partners.

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    News Editor  - 08.07.2020, 10:09

    Covid Hub to Support Workplace Reopening

    A new Covid Info Hub from Bartlett Mitchell provide customers and the UK's wider hospitality sector with support and information ahead of reopening.

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    News Editor  - 07.07.2020, 19:29

    High-Res Industrial Lab Scales

    Pennsylvania Scale Company has introduced a higher resolution version of its popular 7600 series of bench scales for industrial laboratory applications.

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    News Editor  - 07.07.2020, 17:00

    Encouraging Safer Working Environments

    A partnership between equipment distributor Commercial and SAVORTEX which was established by BBC TV's The Apprentice star Syed Ahmed, is offering hand dryers with health and hygiene messaging capabilities.

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    News Editor  - 07.07.2020, 14:14

    Targeting Net Zero Packaging

    An Imperial College report for Veolia entitled, 'Examining material evidence - the carbon fingerprint', looks at considerations that apply to plastics in discussions about packaging and carbon emissions.

  • Hew Edgar, chair of the Futures sub-group of CICV and Interim Head of UK Policy at RICS. (photo: CICV)
    News Editor  - 07.07.2020, 12:17

    CICV Forum Proposes Scottish School Building Action Plan

    The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has submitted a building action plan to the Scottish Government under an initiative in support of the reopening of schools.

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    News Editor  - 07.07.2020, 11:49

    COVID-19 Impacts Sodexo Fiscal Q3 Results

    Sodexo has reported a -29.9 per cent slide in organic revenue growth as a result of falling demand from the education sector during Covid-19, with its FM division reporting a more modest decline of just 2 per cent.

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    News Editor  - 07.07.2020, 10:29

    Contactless Building Solutions for the New Normal

    Johnson Controls has introduced a suite of contactless solutions to help facilities managers meet social distancing and hygiene requirements during Covid-19 reopening.

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    News Editor  - 06.07.2020, 20:22

    Technology Veterans Join MRI

    MRI Software has appointed Scott Bartlett as Vice President of Occupier Solutions and Sean Slack as its Vice President of Partnerships.

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    News Editor  - 06.07.2020, 10:05

    Raiffeisen IFM Contract

    Raiffeisen Holding, the parent company of Raiffeisen Bank, has awarded the integrated facilities management contract for its portfolio of offices and Austrian data centre to STRABAG PFS.

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    News Editor  - 06.07.2020, 09:34

    UK NDRHI Extension Creating Confusion

    The recently announced tariff extension to the UK's Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) threatens the viability of thousands of "shovel-ready" low carbon schemes, according to Kensa Group.

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    News Editor  - 06.07.2020, 08:47

    Rentokil Initial Announces New CFO

    Rentokil Initial has promoted Stuart Ingall-Tombs, CFO of its North America region, to the position of Group CFO with effect from 14 August 2020.

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    News Editor  - 02.07.2020, 12:47

    British Land Awards Shopping Centre Contracts

    British Land has extended its relationship with Incentive FM with the addition of three new shopping centre contracts.

  • Belgrave House in Victoria. (photo: Peter Cook)
    News Editor  - 02.07.2020, 12:17

    BNP Paribas Contract

    Jaguar Building Services has been awarded the hard services contract for the 270,000 square foot Belgrave House office development in London Victoria by BNP Paribas.

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    News Editor  - 02.07.2020, 11:17

    On the Acquisition Trail

    UK-based field service management software company Totalmobile has acquired Lone Worker Solutions (LWS) and Software Enterprises which trades as Global Rostering System (GRS).

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    News Editor  - 01.07.2020, 18:34

    Deloitte and Trimble Live: Back to Business

    Deloitte and Trimble will discuss the latest thinking on reopening the workplace at a free webinar on Thursday 9 July.

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    News Editor  - 01.07.2020, 16:53

    Climate Control for Large Data Centres

    Stulz has announced the availability of CyberWall, a new cooling solution for colocation and hyperscale data centres.

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    News Editor  - 01.07.2020, 08:55

    Safeguarding Homeless People with Covid-19 Testing

    Harris Health System's "Health Care for the Homeless Program" has received US $1.3 million of federal funding to support SARS-CoV-2 testing and care for up to 1,000 vulnerable individuals I homeless shelter clinics across Harris County in Houston, Texas.

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    News Editor  - 30.06.2020, 13:29

    Losing Out to Industrial Automation

    COVID-19 will accelerate industrial automation and allow manufacturers in developed countries to compete effectively with lower labour cost markets, according to panel discussion participants from the WTO, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Africa-based technology company mPedigree.

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    News Editor  - 30.06.2020, 11:43

    Building Trust with Cleaning Accreditation

    Organisations from over 30 countries have committed to accrediting their facilities to the GBAC STAR™ standard from ISSA.

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    News Editor  - 29.06.2020, 21:44

    Remote Temperature Screening

    AMETEK Land has launched VIRALERT 3, a screening solution to detect elevated body temperature associated with Covid-19 and other infectious diseases.

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    News Editor  - 29.06.2020, 16:11

    Virtual Viewings Become the New Normal

    Residents have begun moving into Woodpecker Gardens, a new development in Greenwich, south east London, built under a partnership between Meridian Home Start and Pinnacle Group.

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    News Editor  - 29.06.2020, 11:02

    Why Security Officers are Susceptible to Covid-19

    A study sponsored by Corps Security to discover the reasons for high reported death rates for security personnel from the new coronavirus has identified multiple contributory factors.

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    News Editor  - 01.07.2020, 12:56

    Disrupting the UK's Commercial Fuel Management Market

    Eurotank Service Group has launched Europump Maintenance Limited to deliver system maintenance and installation services to the UK's fleet fuelling sector.

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    News Editor  - 26.06.2020, 10:58

    Addressing UK Security Skills Challenges

    Evolution is expanding the activities of its Training Academy to include elementary training in the maintenance of electronic security systems.

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    News Editor  - 26.06.2020, 10:36

    Supporting PPE Manufacturers with Textile Engineering

    Advanced textiles from Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) are being incorporated into PPE and safety products used by keyworkers and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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    News Editor  - 25.06.2020, 17:34

    The Office is Here to Stay for Now

    Despite boardroom discussion about the merits and demerits of the world's largest "work from home" experiment, a report from JLL suggests physical office spaces will retain their significance.

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    News Editor  - 25.06.2020, 15:44

    Smart Building Systems Provider Certified to ISO 27001

    MeteoViva GmbH's information security management system (ISMS) has been certified by TÜV Rheinland to ISO 27001.

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    News Editor  - 25.06.2020, 16:50

    Keyvolution Virtual Exhibition

    Abloy UK will hold its first virtual exhibition, Keyvolution, on 8 July to showcase its access control solutions for the built environment.

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    News Editor  - 25.06.2020, 14:22

    Combatting Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    Galliford Try Highways is mandating use of on-site active hearing protection from 1 July 2020 as part of a clampdown on noise induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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    News Editor  - 25.06.2020, 12:14

    Appointment of Global Services Committee

    The PSNI Global Alliance of AV integrators, manufacturers, distributors and service providers has established a Global Services Committee to oversee the evaluation and development of technical standards and service deployment by member companies.

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    News Editor  - 25.06.2020, 09:42

    Protecting Employees and Visitors from Covid-19

    A new thermal scanner from Thermavis accurately reads the skin temperature of up to six people simultaneously.

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    News Editor  - 24.06.2020, 10:52

    SANHA Introduces 2 5/8" High-Pressure Fitting for HVACR Applications

    SANHA GmbH has become one of the first piping system manufacturers to offer a high-pressure 2 5/8" fitting for commercial and industrial HVAC-R applications.

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    News Editor  - 24.06.2020, 09:17

    Serco Middle East Appoints New Managing Director

    Wallace Weatherill has been appointed as managing director of Serco Middle East in a role that will include spearheading the operations of Dubai Metro - the largest automated transport system in the region, as well as the Emirate's tram system.

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2020, 19:50

    UniFirst Supports Washington State Mask Challenge

    UniFirst Corporation is laundering donated cloth face masks in support of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Washington State and City of Seattle's "Washington Mask Challenge".

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2020, 18:21

    Television Centre M&E Contract

    Savills has selected Jaguar Building Services to deliver mechanical and electrical (M&E) services at the Television Centre in White City, London, following a competitive tender.

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2020, 17:51

    SGG Transfers Uniform Distribution to Arkansas

    Branded workwear manufacturer, the Superior Group of Companies (SGC), is transferring distribution of its HPI uniform label from facilities in Alpharetta, Georgia and Gainesville, Georgia to a semi-robotic global warehousing hub in Eudora, Arkansas.

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2020, 16:15

    National Restaurant Association Innovation Award

    Ecolab's new Rodent Ceiling Service has been selected for a "2020 Kitchen Innovation Award" by the National Restaurant Association in the United States.

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2020, 15:22

    Making Touchless Offices the New Normal

    A strategic global patnership between Salesforce and Siemens is promising to support businesses returning to work by building smart, connected workplaces of the future.

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2020, 12:32

    ITV's This Morning Showcases Incredible Recovery of Assaulted ex-Police Officer

    UK daytime TV show, ITV's This Morning, has broadcast a moving interview with an Interserve security manager who has fought back from disability and PSTD following a brutal attack when he was a serving British Transport Police officer.

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2020, 11:41

    Allegion Expands Sliding Door Range

    Global access solutions provider Allegion has launched the Brio Pocket Slide 80 in the UK.

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2020, 11:17

    BSI Introduces Workplace Hygiene Solution

    BSI has launched a suite of products and services to help organisations address operational challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2020, 11:01

    Why Black Lives Matter

    UK facility and engineering services provider Pareto FM has issued an emotive Black Lives Matter statement in the wake of the recent killing of George Floyd.

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    News Editor  - 22.06.2020, 13:44

    Preventing the Spread of Covid-19 with Electrostatics

    UK facility and property management services provider Pinnacle Group has launched a COVID-Secure cleaning service which utilises the latest electrostatic technology.

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    News Editor  - 22.06.2020, 13:21

    Integrating Access Control Ecosystems

    Abloy UK has launched Incedo, an access control system for small to medium businesses which integrates software and hardware into a single management platform.

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    News Editor  - 22.06.2020, 13:01

    Schneider Electric Announces ATS as Critical Partner

    Schneider Electric has appointed energy and automation solutions provider Associated Technology Services (ATS) as a Critical Power EcoXpert Partner for its building management software.

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    News Editor  - 22.06.2020, 11:45

    Migrating Suffolk's Digital Education Services to the Cloud

    Suffolk County Council’s is deploying Software-as-a-Service solutions from Capita to support statutory education functions including school admissions, and the provision of school transport, meals and special educational needs.

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    News Editor  - 22.06.2020, 11:04

    Transforming City of London Recycling into a Riverside Wall

    Recycled drink cans showcasing the role of architecture in the circular economy will soon form part of the refurbishment of PSR Agency's offices on the River Thames under an innovative scheme involving City of London Corporation planners, Veolia UK and Red Squirrel Architects.

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    News Editor  - 22.06.2020, 10:32

    Touchless Fever Detection

    Guardian Kiosk, a novel touchless visitor management solution from international kiosk manufacturer imageHOLDERS, has launched in the UK through distributor, the TALL Group of Companies.

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    News Editor  - 22.06.2020, 10:04

    SOCOTEC Signs Armed Forces Covenant

    SOCOTEC has joined almost 4,000 other companies in signing the UK's Armed Forces Covenant to show support for serving military personnel, Reservists, veterans and their families.

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    News Editor  - 22.06.2020, 09:22

    CAREL Cares

    A new website dedicated to indoor air quality (IAQ) in the healthcare sector, and individual health and wellbeing, has been launched by CAREL with social media promotion under the #CARELcares hashtag.

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    News Editor  - 19.06.2020, 15:17

    Celebrating Covid-19 Haulage Heroes

    European cashless payment solutions provider to the haulage sector SNAP has delivered 'Trucking Legend' packages to hauliers and staff who have shown exceptional commitment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 19.06.2020, 14:21

    Embracing the New Normal

    Aramark and Jefferson Health have launched EverSafe™ OS, an app to assist the reopening of restaurants, retailers and other customer-facing SMEs

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    News Editor  - 06.07.2020, 10:40

    DHF Joins Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum

    UK trade association for the locks and building hardware industry DHF has become a member of The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum.

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    News Editor  - 31.07.2020, 13:43

    Inspiring Back-to-Work Confidence

    UK soft services provider Churchill Group has launched workplace hygiene programme PRISM which is targeted at facilities managers and health, safety and environment officers post Covid -19 lockdown.

  • RTSCD dual-switch. (photo: Siemens Corporation )
    News Editor  - 19.06.2020, 10:29

    Keeping Critical Operations Online

    The RTSCD commercial duty transfer switch from Siemens business, Russelectric, supplies emergency power to keep life safety systems and business-critical systems online.

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    News Editor  - 18.06.2020, 20:32

    Is Your Workplace Safe?

    ISS has launched Pure Space, a bolt-on disinfectant product to complement cleaning services it already provides in workplaces.

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    News Editor  - 18.06.2020, 15:56

    Living Wage Foundation Recognises Corps CEO

    Mike Bullock, CEO of Corps Security which was established in 1859, has been appointed a member of the Living Wage Foundation’s Recognised Service Provider Leadership Group.

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    News Editor  - 18.06.2020, 15:11

    Supporting Maria Mallaband Care Homes

    The Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG), one of the UK’s largest independent care providers, is working with a Miele Professional partner to introduce on-premise laundry facilities at new homes.

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    News Editor  - 18.06.2020, 12:00

    PSNI Global Alliance Quality Cup

    Samsung, Shure, SYNNEX, Biamp and Chief have been recognised with "Quality Cup" awards by the PSNI Global Network of AV system integrators and manufacturers.

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    News Editor  - 18.06.2020, 10:17

    Interest-Free Credit Offer

    Following a deal reached between Daro UV Systems and Akira Financial, interest-free credit is being offered to businesses purchasing Daro's Mobile UV Disinfection unit in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 18.06.2020, 09:53

    Beautiful Light Made Simple

    Lutron Electronics has announced the U.S. and Canada launch of Athena, the company's first significant commercial lighting system release since the 2018 acquisition of "natural LED" lighting manufacturer, Ketra.

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    News Editor  - 18.06.2020, 09:01

    CLS Holdings Adopts MRI Property Portfolio Solution

    FTSE 250 commercial property investment company CLS Holdings is deploying MRI’s property management platform across its operations in the UK, Germany and France.

  • Pictured: Mar Batista of British Water. (photo: James Green Photographer)
    News Editor  - 18.06.2020, 08:20

    Regulatory Support for Wastewater Guidance

    British Water has published new technical guidance for users of packaged treatment plants which includes updated information on environmental regulatory standards and legislation.

  • SDAs at a HOLBA hand sanitising station in Leicester Square. (photo: Veolia Environnement S.A.)
    News Editor  - 17.06.2020, 19:29

    Safeguarding Returning Visitors to London's West End

    A unique scheme to support the safe reopening of London’s West End has recruited 15 Social Distancing Ambassadors (SDAs) to help visitors transition from lockdown.

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    News Editor  - 17.06.2020, 19:46

    Sony Enhances TEOS with Smart Automation

    Sony has launched TEOS 2.2, an update to its popular workspace management solution.

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    News Editor  - 17.06.2020, 20:48

    Adapting Buildings and Lives to The New Reality

    An on-air webinar from global access control specialist 2N considers the role of technology in preventing the spread of Covid-19 in commercial and residential buildings.

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    News Editor  - 16.06.2020, 18:44

    The Next Level of Touchscreen Safety

    Innovative antibacterial coating systems from Crystal Display Solutions (CDS) are adding antibacterial protection to touchscreens amid growing concerns over hygiene.

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    News Editor  - 16.06.2020, 15:47

    World Economic Forum 2020 Technology Pioneer

    ProGlove has been named a Technology Pioneer in The World Economic Forum's annual listing of 100 future headline-making companies that are addressing global issues with cutting-edge technology.

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    News Editor  - 16.06.2020, 11:14

    Ana Busto to Leave ENGIE

    ENGIE's EVP for Brand and Communication, Ana Busto, will be leaving the French multinational energy and facility services group at the end of June.

  • The Feedr app. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    News Editor  - 16.06.2020, 10:30

    Acquisition Accelerates Digital Transformation

    Compass Group UK and Ireland has acquired food and health technology start-up, Feedr.

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    FM Editor  - 16.06.2020, 10:05

    A Risk-free Home Working Revolution?

    An analysis of 750 academic papers for the Advanced Workplace Institute (AWI) has identified trust, social cohesion, and information sharing as potential casualties of the migration towards working virtually.

  • Rupert Soames, Serco Group Chief Executive (L) with Mark Irwin. (photo: Serco Group Plc)
    News Editor  - 16.06.2020, 09:23

    Mark Irwin to Succeed Kevin Craven as CEO of Serco UK & Europe

    Serco has appointed Mark Irwin, CEO of Asia Pacific, to succeed Kevin Craven who steps down as Chief Executive Officer – UK & Europe in the autumn.

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    News Editor  - 16.06.2020, 08:37

    Extension of Mitie Groupe PSA Contract

    Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Vauxhall manufacturer, Groupe PSA, has extended its 10-year multi-service contract with Mitie in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 15.06.2020, 16:48

    Making Even More Buildings Smarter

    Siemens company J2 Innovations has unveiled entry-level building management system solution, FIN microBMS, which is targeted at OEM installers working with operators of multiple sites with small to mid-sized buildings.

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    News Editor  - 15.06.2020, 16:15

    Smart City Energy Scheme Pilot

    A local energy system to demonstrate how ground source heat pumps with smart heating controls reduce heating costs and carbon emissions is being piloted in Oxford by UK housing provider Stonewater and Kensa Contracting.

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    News Editor  - 15.06.2020, 15:45

    Supporting Logistics and Supply Chain Transformation

    A global partnership between barcode scanner manufacturer ProGlove and mobile Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) mobile integration specialist StayLinked will help logistics companies pair legacy systems with mobile tools to meet the Industry 4.0 requirements of the ergonomics wearables market.

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    News Editor  - 15.06.2020, 15:11

    Saving Housing Groups Unnecessary Boiler Callouts

    Vericon Systems has added a new remote access feature to its connected intelligent boiler control system for Housing Associations and Social Housing providers, BCM:Connect.

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    News Editor  - 15.06.2020, 14:57

    Security Specialist Adopts SmartTask

    London-based security specialist Kingfisher Sec is using cloud-based operational monitoring and reporting platform SmartTask to automate critical business processes.

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    News Editor  - 15.06.2020, 13:33

    Increase in Video Wall Enquiries

    Video wall manufacturer and supplier Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) is reporting a rise in requests for detailed quotes and system proposals.

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    News Editor  - 15.06.2020, 12:58

    ‘Smart and Safe Buildings’ Virtual Panel Discussions

    Schneider Electric has announced a series of virtual panel discussions exploring the role smart technology will play in overcoming new safety challenges in buildings owners and occupants face in these unprecedented times.

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    News Editor  - 11.06.2020, 19:25

    Anabas Appoints Richard Bostelmann to Manage Ogilvy Relationship

    Richard Bostelmann has joined Anabas from ISS UK to work on its FM partnership with Ogilvy which has been extended to 2025.

  •  LI Yong, UNIDO Director General. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 11.06.2020, 12:11

    #GMIS2020 Digital Series (June 30)

    A programme of online events will precede the virtual Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2020) organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry.

  • Faye Bowser, Head of Siemens' UK Distributed Energy Systems team. (photo: Siemens AG)
    News Editor  - 10.06.2020, 13:26

    Siemens Launches Energy Solutions in the UK

    Siemens has launched Energy Solutions, a multi-discipline customer team headed by contracts specialist Faye Bowser, to slash cost and carbon for large energy users and its own subsidiaries in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 10.06.2020, 12:57

    ISS Reappoints UK Mansafe Testing Provider

    ISS has reappointed Nationwide Specialist Services (NSS) as its exclusive provider of Mansafe testing services in the UK under a new five-year framework agreement valued in excess of £35 million.

  • The Vector industrial facility in Carlsbad, San Diego, CA. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 10.06.2020, 10:18

    Cushman & Wakefield Represents RPG in Industrial Sale

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented RPG in the US$ 44 million sale of the new-build 169,825 sq. ft. industrial Vector facility in Carlsbad, San Diego, California to 3200 San Fernando LLC.

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    News Editor  - 10.06.2020, 09:48

    TÜV SÜD Launches Business Assurance Service

    A new Business Assurance service from TÜV SÜD UK offers management systems certification for over 40 standards, including ISO 41001 (Facility Management), ISO 55001 (Asset Management), and ISO 9001 (QMS).

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    News Editor  - 05.06.2020, 15:55

    Supporting a Greener Economic Recovery

    Sodexo has committed to working for a green and more resilient economic recovery from Covid-19, and reaffirmed existing commitments to sustainability on World Environment Day 2020.

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    News Editor  - 05.06.2020, 14:53

    System Hygienics Acquires New Owner and a New Look

    Ductwork, fire damper testing, ventilation, and high riser cleaning provider System Hygienics has refreshed its brand following its recent acquisition, and the appointment of a new management team.

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    News Editor  - 05.06.2020, 13:59

    Virtual Charity Fundraising Trek

    Fourteen members of Incentive FM's leadership team have participated in a 43-day virtual trek of the Will Rogers Highway (the legendary "Route 66") in support of chosen charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers which assists bereaved armed forces children.

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    News Editor  - 05.06.2020, 11:19

    Supporting Climate Action on World Environment Day

    Derwent fm is one of the first FM providers in the UK to join The Climate Group’s EP100 energy management pathway, committing it to improving its energy productivity by 40 per cent.

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    News Editor  - 04.06.2020, 09:32

    Digitising Our History

    Corps Security which was established in 1859 has retained archivist Dorota Pomorska-Dawid to catalogue documents relating to its history held by the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).

  • New, digital technologies are maximise recycling. (photo: Veolia SA)
    News Editor  - 03.06.2020, 14:10

    Piloting Digital Technology to Advance Recycling

    Veolia is trialling Nvirobot, a virtual voice assistant and smart speaker solution that provides area-specific information on recycling and waste, in 13 Council areas across London, Midlands and the North of England.

  • Covid-19 test sample. (photo: G4S PLC)
    News Editor  - 03.06.2020, 13:42

    Collecting COVID-19 Test Kits

    G4S staff are assisting the national effort to ramp up Covid-19 testing in the UK by collecting test kits at multiple temporary testing facilities.

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    News Editor  - 02.06.2020, 11:52

    Sustainable Food to Go

    UK caterer Bartlett Mitchell has launched ‘Food to Go’, a sustainable 'grab and go' lunchtime eating concept.

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    News Editor  - 01.06.2020, 13:23

    Businesses Still Believe in Net Zero

    Businesses overwhelmingly still believe in net zero post the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey of future Net Zero readers, with 73 per cent indicating the Covid-19 pandemic has not affected their ambitions to eliminate carbon emissions..

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    News Editor  - 01.06.2020, 13:00

    Fiat Chrysler FM Contract

    Polyteck has been appointed to provide integrated facilities management services at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) UK sites in Slough.

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    News Editor  - 01.06.2020, 12:45

    Allegion Expands Brio Door Portfolio

    Allegion has announced the introduction of simultaneous and telescopic action kits for its Brio sliding door range.

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    News Editor  - 01.06.2020, 12:19

    Helping Companies Get Started Again

    Grundon has launched a new cleaning service aimed at helping businesses ensure premises are safe from the Covid-19 coronavirus

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    News Editor  - 29.05.2020, 13:53

    Saving the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara

    Engineers from Cintec's Newport office have helped rescue the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara on the outskirts of Cairo from earthquake damage.

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    News Editor  - 29.05.2020, 13:14

    Lockdown Prompts Surge in Residential Rodent Enquiries

    Record increases in residential enquiries to Rentokil during Covid-19 are raising concerns about rodent infestation in unoccupied commercial properties.

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    News Editor  - 29.05.2020, 14:18

    Back-to-Work Campaign

    A 'Back-to-Work' campaign from UK soft services provider Axis Cleaning and Support Services will implement safe working practices in client premises as Covid-19 restrictions ease.

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    News Editor  - 28.05.2020, 09:43

    90-Day Remote Boiler Monitoring Trial

    Vericon Systems is offering a free trial of its BCM:Connect remote boiler monitoring solution for Housing Associations and Social Housing providers.

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    News Editor  - 28.05.2020, 09:00

    Harnessing AI to Reopen Properties in the "New Normal"

    AI property management platform Facilio has launched REbuild, a ready-to-deploy operations toolkit which helps real estate owners respond to operational challenges during the recovery from Covid-19.

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    News Editor  - 27.05.2020, 13:39

    Medical Advisory Council to Guide Sodexo

    Sodexo has established a Medical Advisory Council to support the development of new health and safety protocols across its global organisation.

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    Staff Reporter  - 26.05.2020, 18:12

    Flexible Supply Chains for the New Reality

    Findings from a white paper from Bis Henderson Space suggest logistics professionals will develop more flexible and resilient supply chains in response to the 'new reality' emerging out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Tania Flasck. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 26.05.2020, 14:46

    Non-Exec Appointments at British Water

    Trade association British Water has appointed Tania Flasck (Turner & Townsend), Dr Mark Fletcher (Arup) and Mike Froom (Veolia) as non-executive members of its board.

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    News Editor  - 26.05.2020, 13:55

    Returning to Even Healthier School Meals

    Nutritionists and chefs at Compass Group UK & Ireland subsidiary, Chartwells, have spent the past few months developing menus incorporating feedback from children and parents in anticipation of the return to school.

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    News Editor  - 25.05.2020, 19:08

    Asia Pacific Water Heater Market

    Graphical Research has published growth forecasts to 2026 for the commercial and residential electric water heater markets in Asia Pacific.

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    News Editor  - 22.05.2020, 13:23

    Supporting Lockdown Easing with Touchless Parking

    WPS has upgraded its touchless parking platform to mitigate potential risks associated with Covid-19 at barrier terminals and pay stations as business in the UK begin reopening and drivers take to the roads again.

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    News Editor  - 22.05.2020, 12:43

    Responding Online to Demand for Janitorial Supplies

    Cleaning and janitorial products supplier Avanti Hygiene has implemented a new e-commerce website in response to online demand for hand sanitisers and hygiene products during COVID-19.

  • The 500 W 53rd Place industrial development in Denver, Colorado. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 21.05.2020, 17:54

    Tenants Lease Remaining Space in Denver Industrial Facility

    Cushman & Wakefield has signing two new tenants at 500 W. 53rd Place, a 112,509 square foot (sf) industrial facility in Denver, Colorado.

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    News Editor  - 21.05.2020, 17:05

    Supporting Care Home Hand Hygiene with UV

    Sanctuary Care is distributing specialist hand washing equipment for staff and residents of its 102 residential care homes in England and Scotland.

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    News Editor  - 21.05.2020, 16:41

    C-19 Business Pledge

    UK integrate services provider Axis Group has signed up to the C-19 Business Pledge to support closer collaboration between businesses and universities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 21.05.2020, 15:52

    Prepare Organisations for Lifting of Covid-19 Restrictions

    Interphone and global video surveillance specialist Dahua Technology are offering integrated thermal access and people control COVID-19 safety protection solutions.

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    News Editor  - 21.05.2020, 15:04

    Tech-Based Social Distancing Solution

    Workplace technology solutions provider Freespace has launched a social distancing solution to support businesses with the phased return to work.

  • Jacob Aarup-Andersen. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 19.05.2020, 17:02

    ISS Names New CEO

    ISS has appointed banker, Jacob Aarup-Andersen, to succeed Jeff Gravenhorst on his retirement on 1 September 2020.

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    News Editor  - 19.05.2020, 16:22

    Sony Expands BRAVIA Professional Display Range

    Sony has added 17 next-gen 8K, 4K and integrated tuner professional displays to its BRAVIA Professional display range.

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    News Editor  - 19.05.2020, 16:00

    NQA COVID SECURE Guideline Verification

    Global certification body NQA has introduced a new service to validate measures taken by organisations in the UK to meet government guidelines for mitigating the transmission of COVID-19.

  • PPE treatment is carried out using Veolia's network energy recovery facilities. (photo: Veolia UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 19.05.2020, 14:31

    Launch of Compliant COVID-19 PPE Treatment Services

    Veolia has launched a suite of integrated collection, disposal and recycling solutions for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used by keyworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 15.05.2020, 12:38

    Our Return to Work

    A guide from UK facilities and interim management consultancy myfm provides advice on preparing buildings for safe occupancy following the Covid-19 lockdown.

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    News Editor  - 14.05.2020, 16:42

    Trimble Launches ManhattanONE™ Cloud IWMS

    Trimble has announced the availability of ManhattanONE, the company's next-gen Cloud-based Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS).

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    News Editor  - 14.05.2020, 16:07

    Supporting the Vulnerable in Scotland

    Compass Group subsidiary ESS has donated 500 food and drink hampers to Social Bite, a charity supporting 5,000 vulnerable individuals in Scotland's main cities during COVID-19.

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    News Editor  - 14.05.2020, 15:41

    Nacho Average Showdown (15 May 5pm ET - Food Network Facebook Page)

    Ecolab and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation are sponsoring tomorrow's Nacho Average Showdown live-streamed fundraising competition between celebrity chef Guy Fieri and actor Bill Murray.

  • (L-R:) Brian Servedio and Sam Prescod, Planning & Purchasing Manager lending a hand during mask production. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 13.05.2020, 16:21

    From Aerospace Parts to COVID-19 Masks

    Aircraft components manufacturer, S.S. White Technologies, is distributing face masks to other manufacturers in Seminole, Florida, without charge during Covid-19.

  • Edge Hill University Campus. (photo: Edge Hill University)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2020, 15:04

    Celebrating Key Workers on World FM Day

    Edge Hill University in Lancashire, North West England, is celebrating World FM Day today by thanking staff for their hard work during the year.

  • TÜV SÜD’s LOLER Inspection Service provides a systematic examination and risk assessment. (photo: UHLENDORF)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2020, 12:46

    Industry Veteran to Lead TÜV SÜD Lift Inspection Service

    TÜV SÜD has appointed Michael Hargreaves as Technical Director of its new Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) inspection service.

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    News Editor  - 12.05.2020, 13:28

    Bellrock Deploys Employee Wellness App

    Bellrock is rolling out a new mobile app to track the health and wellbeing of its remote workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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    News Editor  - 12.05.2020, 13:00

    ISSA Launches GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program

    The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, has launched the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2020, 17:24

    Deep Cleaning Service Launches in UK

    Polyteck Group has established a deep cleaning and sanitation division to meet demand from the UK's social housing and commercial sectors for hygiene services during the COVID-19 crisis.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2020, 15:14

    Merger Creates Global LiDAR Detection Leader

    CrowdVision has merged with U.S. LiDAR crowd motion detection and analytics leader, iinside, to form new entity, CrowdVision, Inc.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2020, 14:33

    Supporting Businesses Past Lockdown

    ABM UK has announced a comprehensive package to help businesses prepare for their safe re-opening as the COVID-19 crisis enters a new phase.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2020, 14:08

    Covid-19 Symptom Tracker App

    Mo:dus, a new COVID-19 symptom tracker app from Churchill Group interfaces with the soft services provider’s digital platform to facilitate the monitoring of symptoms commonly associated with the coronavirus.

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    News Editor  - 07.05.2020, 12:36

    Kentec Expands International Sales Team

    Kentec Electronics has expanded its senior in-country team with the appointment of Morné Müller as Business Development Manager - Africa.

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    News Editor  - 13.07.2020, 10:45

    Supporting the World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Project

    A Vilicom critical mobile network installation is supporting construction of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Ørsted’s Hornsea Two.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2020, 20:40

    Vamping Up Global Hand Sanitizer Production

    Ecolab is expanding production of hand sanitizer to a World Health Organization formulation in response to demand created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Staff Reporter  - 06.05.2020, 19:17

    Managing Buildings During COVID-19 Lockdown

    Testing and compliance service SOCOTEC has published guidance on managing idle buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2020, 10:39

    Thermal Imaging Solution from Corps Security

    Corps Security has launched a thermal imaging tool to support organisations as they plan the return to work.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2020, 10:15

    A New Norm for Retail

    Philips Professional Display Solutions are targeting their queue management and people counting signage solutions at retailers, supermarkets, and operators of cinemas and venues where social distancing is of paramount importance.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2020, 08:48

    Helping British Businesses Back to Work

    A comprehensive new guide for facilities managers from Mitie details practical measures businesses can implement to ensure a safe and seamless return to workplaces.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2020, 08:03

    Improving IAQ at Porsche's Padova Service Center

    A stand-alone rooftop Clivet air-cooled heat pump is delivering improved indoor air quality and HVAC-related energy savings at the Porsche service centre in Padova, Italy.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2020, 06:14

    CHAS Partners with Online Supply Chain Platform

    A partnership between the UK's Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) and cloud-based collaborative platform, Local Supply Chain, will facilitate bidding and tendering for major procurers and contractors.

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    Staff Reporter  - 06.05.2020, 05:44

    Retail Supply Under the New Normal

    A white paper from Bis Henderson Consulting argues challenges to supply chains the retail sector was experiencing even prior to COVID-19 will be amplified and accelerated as the economy emerges from lockdown to a 'new normal'.

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    Staff Reporter  - 06.05.2020, 01:07

    Clorox Appoints President

    Clorox, the global manufacturer of consumer and professional cleaning products, has announced the promotion of Linda Rendle to the role of president.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2020, 23:59

    Helping Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19

    The Dussmann Group has reported record revenue growth of 6.3 per cent to €2.13 billion in 2019, as it continues to support critical workers in Germany and at its care home operations in Italy.

  • The iconic Dancing Towers development in Hamburg. (photo: Martina Nolte)
    News Editor  - 06.05.2020, 05:10

    Making the Dancing Towers Even Greener

    Hamburg's iconic Dancing Towers are being retrofitted with MeteoViva’s intelligent building control platform under an initiative to reduce CO2 emissions across the HANSAINVEST Real Assets portfolio.

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    Staff Reporter  - 04.05.2020, 11:25

    Bolstering Operational Security Management

    SmartTask is supporting manned guarding, mobile patrol and alarm response officers at over 1,000 OM Security and Premier Services customer sites in the UK.

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    News Editor  - 01.05.2020, 16:11

    Landmarc Awarded Place on CCS Training Estates Services Framework Agreement

    Landmarc Support Services, the JV between Interserve and PAE, has been shortlisted as a supplier for the new Training Estates Services Framework Agreement operated by Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

  • Aston University car park EV bay. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 30.04.2020, 22:05

    The Future of EV Infrastructure

    Collaborative research project VIGIL (‘VehIcle to Grid Intelligent controL’), has successfully created an off-vehicle communication and control platform to encourage DNOs, building owners and EV/EV infrastructure owners to adopt V2G as part of future network solutions.

  • The company's new general workwear range is designed for the facilities management sector. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 30.04.2020, 21:33

    General Workwear for the FM Sector

    The new Ballyclare 365 workwear collection has been designed to meet the requirements of the facilities management sector.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2020, 07:04

    COVID-19 Fuelling Pharma Home Deliveries

    Harris Health System is reporting a dramatic increase in U.S. home pharmacy deliveries from 2,000 in the three years to February 2020, to in excess of 100,000 since March.

  • Brabazon House, Manchester. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 30.04.2020, 19:44

    In-Building Mobile Network Supports Testing

    Vilicom has deployed an in-building network to support 19 test labs for smart energy technologies at Smart DCC's new location in Manchester, Brabazon House.

  • Grundon's waste team celebrating their win. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 30.04.2020, 18:50

    Celebrating Unsung Heroes

    A waste team led by Grundon Waste Management is celebrating after winning an ‘Unsung Hero’ award from London North West University Healthcare (LNWH) NHS Trust.

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    News Editor  - 30.04.2020, 18:21

    Protecting a COVID-19 Facility in Glasgow

    Gas suppression panels from Kentec Electronics are protecting staff and patients at the Louisa Jordan NHS Facility Glasgow on COVID-19 treatment centre, the Scottish Event Campus (SEC).

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    News Editor  - 30.04.2020, 17:53

    Launch of COVID-19 Disinfection Service

    Veolia has launched a COVID-19 disinfection service to provide complaint treatment for businesses after lockdown and prior to reopening.

  • Clare Humphrey. (photo: Piers Cunliffe)
    News Editor  - 29.04.2020, 17:16

    Appointment of UK Category Manager

    White goods manufacturer Miele has appointed Clare Humphrey to lead its new product releases in the UK later this year.

  •  (photo: Lutron Electronics)
    News Editor  - 29.04.2020, 16:50

    Learn about Lighting from Home

    Lutron Electronics has launched 300 interactive online training courses and videos for facility managers and electrical professionals interested in lighting control, shades and fixtures across a range of applications.

  •  (photo: Ian Panelo)
    News Editor  - 29.04.2020, 16:19

    LIA/ICEL Emergency Luminaire Certification Scheme

    In response to scrutiny of emergency lighting, The Lighting Industry Association has launched the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting (ICEL) certification scheme for manufacturers.

  •  (photo: Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas)
    News Editor  - 29.04.2020, 15:26

    Online Mental Health First Aid Courses (20 May & 27 May, 2020)

    FM Industry event partner Green Light is offering an online interactive mental health awareness course developed by Mental Health First Aid England for organisations and individuals on two dates in May.

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    News Editor  - 29.04.2020, 14:34

    Consecutive Gold RoSPA Health and Safety Award

    Building management system project company Comfort Controls has secured a consecutive RoSPA Gold award for its work with Hosking Associates to implement safer practices across its four operating divisions.

  •  (photo: Adam Hollingworth)
    News Editor  - 29.04.2020, 14:07

    Evolution in Fireco Distribution Agreement

    Lifesystems and safety business Evolution has become appointed as an official distributor and installer of Fireco's Pro range of wireless fire retainers and associated products.

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    News Editor  - 27.04.2020, 19:31

    Hand Sanitiser Dispenser Launch

    Display products manufacturer Regency Design has repurposed plant to produce a series of automatic hand sanitiser dispensing stations which can assist by helping prevent cross contamination during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  •  (photo: Naim Benjelloun)
    News Editor  - 27.04.2020, 16:43

    Adapting Corporate Catering Post-Lockdown

    Catering and FM industry representatives in virtual 'Connect and Collaborate’ workshops hosted by Bartlett Mitchell, have identified ‘takeaways’, shift-based lunches, and pre-ordering as key features of any new ‘normal’ when the UK's corporate catering sector enters into a phased recovery from COVID-19 lockdown.

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    News Editor  - 27.04.2020, 15:31

    Supporting NHS Covid-19 Testing

    Mitie is providing critical clinical waste management, security, and traffic management support to five UK COVID-19 test centres.

  •  (photo: Harish Shivaraman)
    News Editor  - 24.04.2020, 15:12

    Reducing Food Waste During COVID-19

    New guidance from WRAP UK urges householders to use food past its best before date, and also encourages retailers to ensure own-brand products that have exceeded their shelf life but remain safe to eat, are released into the COVID-19 food supply chain.

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    News Editor  - 23.04.2020, 21:45

    COVID-19 and the Perils of Home Cleaning

    The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has issued a safety reminder following an increase in calls to poison control centers from parents and carers of children harmed by cleaning products used to protect homes against COVID-19.

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    News Editor  - 23.04.2020, 20:33

    MRI Announces Senior Appointments

    MRI Software has promoted Roman Telerman to Chief Financial Officer and appointed software executive, David Bowie, as SVP and Managing Director for Asia Pacific.

  • Vodafone Campus in Düsseldorf. (photo: Solches)
    News Editor  - 23.04.2020, 09:57

    Vodafone Renews German IFM Contract

    Vodafone Deutschland has extended its contract with STRABAG PFS for the provision of integrated facilities management services in its portfolio of around 400 properties by two years.

  •  (photo: Thomas Meritt)
    News Editor  - 22.04.2020, 20:37

    Urgent Guidance on COVID-19 and HVAC in Buildings

    Important new guidance from ASHRAE addresses the challenges that arise in managing the spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the operation and maintenance of HVAC systems.

  • Kas Mohammed was previously the regional director for Schneider's Digital Energy division in the Midlands. (photo: Schneider Electric)
    News Editor  - 22.04.2020, 18:17

    Schneider Electric Announces New VP Digital Energy

    Schneider Electric has appointed Kas Mohammed to succeed Pradyumna Pandit as Vice President of its Digital Energy Division in the UK and Ireland.

  • Quoted: Erik Dijkshoorn, WPS Group CEO. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 22.04.2020, 12:45

    Maintaining Critical Car Park Infrastructure

    Parking solutions provider WPS is undertaking essential maintenance and installation work for customers within key sectors including healthcare and utilities.

  • Lisa Maloney-Vinz. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 22.04.2020, 11:18

    The Business of PRIDE

    The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal has named Lisa Maloney-Vinz, Ecolab's director of global community, as a "Business of PRIDE honorees".

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    News Editor  - 22.04.2020, 10:15

    Regaining Control Over Swimming Pools

    Heat recovery and humidity specialist for the swimming pool market, Heatstar, has worked with CAREL to develop new control and connectivity features.

  •  (photo: Danie Ware)
    News Editor  - 22.04.2020, 09:34

    Helping Businesses Stop COVID-19

    New fever-screening solutions from Mitie Security are helping businesses mitigate against the spread of COVID-19.

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    News Editor  - 22.04.2020, 08:55

    EGR Switches Manufacturing to PPE

    Global supplier of engineered solutions for the automotive and building markets EGR Group is manufacturing personal protective equipment for essential security and FM workers.

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    News Editor  - 22.04.2020, 12:03

    Tersano SAO Tested Against SARS-CoV-2 Surrogate

    Tersano's stabilized aqeous oxide (SAO™) cleaning solution has completed an initial round of independent testing against an approved surrogate for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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    News Editor  - 22.04.2020, 11:38

    Safe Distance Analytics for Buildings and Spaces

    Motion analytics specialist iinside has released SafeDistance, a free upgrade to its LiDAR solution for monitoring crowd density that allows users to respond to public concern over the spread of COVID-19.

  •  (photo: Huw Jones)
    News Editor  - 21.04.2020, 13:07

    Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation 2020

    Rentokil Initial has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation for Lumnia, its innovative range of commercial insect light traps.

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    News Editor  - 21.04.2020, 22:36

    Free Downloadable Covid-19 Test Cabin Design

    Award-winning global furniture brand, Nurus, has released a novel Covid-19 mobile test cabin design, together with material specs and assembly instructions, without charge.

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    News Editor  - 21.04.2020, 11:47

    Online Video Wall Demonstrations

    Video wall manufacturer Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has launched a suite of remote access and online demonstration services for potential clients in response to the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK.

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    News Editor  - 20.04.2020, 22:12

    Delivering Virtual Healthcare During COVID-19

    Harris Health System has harnessed its telemedicine and virtual care platform to perform almost 20,000 virtual visits since mid-March.

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    News Editor  - 20.04.2020, 17:37

    Essential Roofing Knowledge for Facility Managers

    A new book by Paul Farrier from Concord Consulting and Dr Ken Brzozowski, Chief Technical Officer at American Roofing Systems (ARS), provides advice on roof maintenance and replacement.

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    News Editor  - 20.04.2020, 16:09

    Compact Cameras with IP Connectivity

    Sony has unveiled two new compact cameras, and expanded its remote camera line-up with the addition of the SRG-XP1 (POV) and SRG-XB25 (BOX).

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    News Editor  - 20.04.2020, 14:08

    Reopening HWRC Networks Safely

    A new guide for local authorities and contractors from Veolia UK provides advice on reopening household waste recycling centres (HWRC) during the COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Veolia will implement wide-ranging energy efficiency upgrades at the Acute trust. (photo: Veolia UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 06.05.2020, 18:14

    Optimising Energy Efficiency at ULHT

    Teams from Veolia are targeting £1.4 million of annual energy efficiencies at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

  • Senior Master Sgt. Neco Johnson (right), 2nd Munitions Squadron first sergeant, helps his wife Rondi (left) and children Kevin (middle left) and Kenya (middle right) prepare dinner at their home in Bossier City, Louisiana, August 7, 2019. The life of a first sergeant can be demanding, but Johnson is able to find balance with his work and life by scheduling mandatory family time whenever he can. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tessa B. Corrick) (photo: Senior Airman Tessa B. Corrick)
    News Editor  - 18.04.2020, 01:54

    Supporting Non-profits During COVID-19

    Ecolab has donated $1.7 million of cash and products to non-profit organizations providing relief to families and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  •  (photo: Richard Catabay.)
    News Editor  - 17.04.2020, 23:25

    From Lab Coats and Coveralls to Scrubs and Masks

    Aramark's uniforms division has reconfigured production lines to manufacture essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital and other frontline personnel combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

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    News Editor  - 17.04.2020, 14:45

    Veolia Chemists Support Key Workers

    A team of chemists from Veolia UK and Ireland is producing hand sanitiser for key workers in the company's waste, energy and water operations to counter disruption to supply lines caused by COVID-19.

  • The Keeland Design Exploration Lab at UH is manufacturing face shields for medical professionals. (photo: Ben Corda)
    News Editor  - 16.04.2020, 18:04

    Meeting the Emergency Need for Facemasks

    A collaboration between Harris Health System and the University of Houston (UH) is supporting companies that are unable to fulfil emergency requests for medical face shields in hospitals caring for COVID-19 patients

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    News Editor  - 15.04.2020, 16:12

    COVID-19 Workplace Hygiene Programme

    Benchmarking service Sitemark has launched a programme to support operators of business premises in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  •  (photo: Paul Farmer)
    News Editor  - 15.04.2020, 15:06

    MRI Extends Acquisitions Spree

    MRI Software has announced the acquisition of Castleton Technology PLC for £82.2 million, its second acquisition of a UK-based social housing software provider since March.

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    News Editor  - 14.04.2020, 17:40

    Decommissioning Grease Management Systems

    The Grease Contractors Association (GCA) has issued guidance to food service establishments (FSEs) on safely decommissioning their kitchen grease management systems following the closure of cafes, pubs and restaurant that do not serve takeaway food in the UK.

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    News Editor  - 10.04.2020, 15:16

    Communicating with Furloughed Employees

    Magenta Associates has created a guide to communicating with furloughed employees.

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    News Editor  - 10.04.2020, 14:54

    Making a Success of Virtual Meetings

    Avoiding simple mistakes is key to holding successful virtual meetings as remote working becomes the current norm for a majority of professional services businesses

  • WallControl for Milestone XProtect. (photo: Datapath Limited)
    News Editor  - 10.04.2020, 13:11

    Milestone Systems Product Partnership

    Multi-wall video display manufacturer Datapath has been verified as a product partner for surveillance software supplied by Milestone Systems.

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    News Editor  - 09.04.2020, 16:10

    Supporting the NHS

    Artic Building Services are supporting the NHS's fightback against the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to undertake repairs and provide essential maintenance support in hospitals.

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    Staff Reporter  - 09.04.2020, 15:45

    Coeliac UK Response to Government Charity Support Package

    Coeliac UK has welcomed yesterday's announcement by the Chancellor of £750 million of funding for the charity sector during the COVID-19 pandemic but is calling for clarification of the eligibility of health and research charities to access these funds.

  • A PPE kit delivered by Garbmann as part of the appeal. (photo: )
    Staff Reporter  - 09.04.2020, 15:14

    Appeal for PPE Donations to UK Care Homes

    Personalised clothing specialist Garbmann is appealing for support in helping to supply packages of personal protective equipment (PPE) to care homes as the sector struggles to protect frontline care workers and residents.

  •  (photo: Veolia Environnement S.A.)
    Staff Reporter  - 09.04.2020, 14:40

    Waste Workers Delighted by Public Support

    Veolia UK and Ireland has launched #StreetSmiles to recognise the outstanding contribution of waste workers carrying out essential services as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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    News Editor  - 08.04.2020, 14:21

    Keeping Britain Moving

    Teams from Adler and Allan are undertaking fuel deliveries, and maintaining fleet fuel infrastructure for emergency services, the military, supermarkets and utilities suppliers, during the COVID-19 crisis.

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    FM Editor  - 07.04.2020, 16:45

    Courting Controversy? Mace Reopens UK Construction Sites

    Mace Group is "progressively" reopening some of the construction sites it temporarily suspended on 24 March in response to UK government restrictions on social distancing.

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    FM Editor  - 07.04.2020, 15:22

    Mitigating COVID-19's Impact on the Built Environment

    Demand control ventilation platform, Aircuity, is working with its global indoor environmental quality (IEQ) partners to support particulate measurement, humidity control, filtration, and continuous diagnostic assessment as part of the battle against COVID-19.

  • Wuhan Tongji Hospital. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 07.04.2020, 14:57

    On the Front Line with Healthcare Professionals

    Sodexo is supporting healthcare professionals and patients in their battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    FM Editor  - 06.04.2020, 15:40

    Upskilling Deep Cleaning

    After upskilling frontline teams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tudor Group has undertaken a deep-clean of international investment company, Foresight Group's, head office at The Shard London Bridge.

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    FM Editor  - 06.04.2020, 14:32

    Bringing Food Education into the Home

    A team from Compass Group schools catering subsidiary Chartwells is working with CBBC celebrity Chef and Leon co-founder, Allegra McEvedy MBE, to create interactive cook-along videos to entertain children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Main campus, Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania. (photo: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania)
    FM Editor  - 03.04.2020, 15:35

    Demand Control Ventilation at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

    Following a recent upgrade of its demand control ventilation (DCV) platform, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is monitoring energy savings in real-time.

  •  (photo: Mudd)
    FM Editor  - 03.04.2020, 12:54

    Coeliac UK Launches Urgent Appeal

    Coeliac UK, the national charity for people who need to live without gluten, is appealing for support to help it continue its valuable work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    FM Editor  - 02.04.2020, 14:04

    Adventech in Global Distribution Partnership

    Adventech which manufactures complex motor generators under the Maxeff brand has entered a global distribution partnership with Flanders Electric.

  • David Griffiths. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 02.04.2020, 13:26

    Datapath Appoints VP Global Sales

    Visual solutions company Datapath has appointed David Griffiths as its Vice-President of Global Sales.

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    FM Editor  - 02.04.2020, 13:03

    Differentiating through Good Governance

    Businesses that fail to recognise the benefits of good governance in the integration of security systems risk falling behind according to UK fire and security systems integrator, Evolution.

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    FM Editor  - 02.04.2020, 14:23

    First Gold RoSPA Award

    UK hard services provider Jaguar Building Services has received its first Gold RoSPA Award for health and safety practices.

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    FM Editor  - 01.04.2020, 13:24

    ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized CBRE with a 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award

  • BCIA Vice-President, Graeme Rees. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 01.04.2020, 12:57

    BCIA Announces New Vice-President

    The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has appointed Graeme Rees, Digital Energy Marketing Manager for Schneider Electric UK and Ireland, as its new Vice-President.

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    News Editor  - 09.04.2020, 18:36

    Launch of NYC Healthcare Heroes

    Philanthropists Debra and Leon Black, and Aramark, have launched "NYC Healthcare Heroes" - a city-wide program to support over 100,000 New York City healthcare professionals currently combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    FM Editor  - 01.04.2020, 12:14

    Recognising the Critical Role of Frontline Employees

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced new measures to recognise the exceptional efforts of its staff during the COVID-19 pandemic and support vulnerable communities.

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    FM Editor  - 01.04.2020, 11:42

    Protecting Rental Property and Neighbours

    Swedish tech company Minut has launched an all-in-one home sensor for the short term rental market which combines a smart home alarm, noise monitoring and 'home insights' from sensor data with mobile access and instant alerts.

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    FM Editor  - 01.04.2020, 11:02

    Warding Off Maintenance Issues

    Electromechanical engineering provider Rotamec is supporting a hospital in Devon, southwest England, with a full array of maintenance and refurbishment services.

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    FM Editor  - 01.04.2020, 10:35

    Supporting Key Workers with Car Purchases

    Online car retailer has axed delivery charges, implemented 'contactless handover', and is including a free two-year warranty for new purchasers on the UK government's list of key workers to counter the temporary closure of car dealerships across the country in response to COVID-19.

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    FM Editor  - 01.04.2020, 09:56

    RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award

    Soft service provider Churchill Group has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in total.

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    FM Editor  - 31.03.2020, 16:11

    Bringing Better Connected Lighting to the United States

    A partnership between Lutron Electronics and Cree Lighting will introduce a variety of new connected lighting products to the U.S. market.

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    FM Editor  - 31.03.2020, 15:55

    Smart Campus Webinar Series

    With restrictions closing most institutions until the next academic year, Schneider Electric is supporting universities to develop ‘Smart Campus’ strategies through a series of webinars.

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    FM Editor  - 31.03.2020, 15:30

    MRI Acquires UK Social Housing Software Specialist

    Real estate software solutions specialist MRI Software has acquired specialist provider of software solutions to the UK social housing sector, Orchard Information Systems.

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    FM Editor  - 31.03.2020, 15:14

    A Top Performance on Trustpilot

    With four stars and a rating of 'Great', London-based Insite Energy is now the top-rated metering and billing company for heat networks on consumer review website, Trustpilot.

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    FM Editor  - 31.03.2020, 14:40

    Training UK Radiographers

    Mersive's Solstice in-room wireless collaboration platform is facilitating training at NHS facility, the National Imaging Academy Wales.

  • The University Hospital of North Tees. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 31.03.2020, 14:16

    Playing a Vital Role in a Hospital Refurbishment

    Concrete repair systems from Sika have been used during the refurbishment of The University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, County Durham, England.

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    FM Editor  - 30.03.2020, 15:17

    Supporting Critical NHS Building Systems

    Commercial Maintenance Services (CMS) is operating a full-strength team of engineers to support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Al Qasimia University in Sharjah. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 30.03.2020, 14:56

    Protecting Sharjah's Al Qasimia University

    A Sigma A-XT gas extinguishing panel from Kentec is an essential component of a Luke Alexander fire extinguishing system protecting the Holy Quran Academy at Al Qasimia University in Sharjah.

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    FM Editor  - 30.03.2020, 14:02

    RoSPA 2020 Gold Award

    UK-based Derwent Facilities Management has been selected for a Gold RoSPA Health and Safety Award.

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    FM Editor  - 30.03.2020, 13:14

    CREFM Covid-19 Response Group

    The RICS-International Facility Management Association (IFMA) collaboration is supporting a Leesman initiative to collect and model global employer data on remote working under Covid-19.

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    FM Editor  - 27.03.2020, 15:45

    Delaware North Places Staff on Temporary Leave

    Delaware North has placed a majority of its full-time employees on temporary leave following the closure of many of its 200 operating locations in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia in response to COVID-19.

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    FM Editor  - 27.03.2020, 15:24

    Supporting Staff with an EAP

    Facility services provider to the UK's corporate sector Anabas has launched am employee assistance programme (EAP) to provide additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    FM Editor  - 27.03.2020, 12:33

    Rust-busting Paint for Metal

    AkzoNobel Hammerite's brand has launched a new range of waterborne protective coatings for direct application to new and corroded metal.

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    FM Editor  - 27.03.2020, 12:00

    Leading on Health and Wellbeing

    CIBSE has updated Technical Memorandum TM 40 (Health and wellbeing in building services) which addresses key environmental parameters that impact wellbeing in the design, construction and operation of buildings.

  • Clivet solutions are installed in landmark buildings including Aldar's Abu Dhabi headquarters. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 27.03.2020, 11:34

    Extending Hydronics

    Global HVAC-R solutions company Clivet S.p.A has launched a full DC inverter packaged air-to-water heat pump for external installation of large-scale commercial buildings including high-rise and campus facilities.

  • Quoted: Philip Astley. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 26.03.2020, 15:58

    A First for Security Mesh

    UK-based metal mesh manufacturer The Expanded Metal Company has become the first supplier of security mesh to achieve Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) certification.

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    FM Editor  - 26.03.2020, 11:49

    3D Digital Twin Proptech Platform Launches

    Twinview, a digital platform powered by cloud-based 3D twin replicas of buildings, has launched with the promise of improving building management and energy performance.

  • New College Durham. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 26.03.2020, 11:31

    HVAC Savings at New College Durham

    Danfoss Drives and HVAC partner Digicon are helping reduce energy consumption at New College in County Durham, North East England.

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    FM Editor  - 25.03.2020, 22:23

    A Top Company for Executive Women

    Ecolab's leadership development programme has been recognised by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) for mentoring and promoting women to senior ranks.

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    FM Editor  - 25.03.2020, 21:25

    The Impact of Coronavirus on the Workplace

    Silicon Valley-based visitor management solutions provider Envoy has published global data on the impact of COVID-19 on employees travelling to other workplaces for meetings in February and March 2020.

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    FM Editor  - 24.03.2020, 17:37

    Reconnecting Displaced Workers with Jobs

    Amid mounting COVID-19 related job losses in the United States, apps are helping people find temporary work within 24 hours.

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    FM Editor  - 24.03.2020, 17:02

    Supporting COVID-19 Containment and Control

    Rentokil Specialist Hygiene is offering tiered disinfection services to operators of premises that have experienced or expect to experience contamination from COVID-19.

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    FM Editor  - 24.03.2020, 15:05

    Accessing Wages Ahead of Pay Day

    Earnings on Demand App Hastee is offering all employees in the UK, including key workers from the utilities and facilities management sectors, free access to their earned wages before pay day for the next three months.

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    FM Editor  - 24.03.2020, 14:23

    Free Solution for Safeguarding Remote Workers

    ANT Telecom is making its automated monitoring service Aspect247 freely available to organisations that are keen to safeguard employees working from home in response to Covid-19.

  • Thomas Nowak. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 24.03.2020, 14:06

    Former Vodafone CFO Joins ProGlove

    Barcode scanner and industrial wearables manufacturer ProGlove has appointed Dr Thomas Nowak to the joint positions of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

  •  (photo: Austin Distel)
    FM Editor  - 23.03.2020, 14:35

    UK Support Services Sector Slumps in Volatile Trading

    Shares in several of the UK's largest support services companies have come under renewed pressure as investors assess the impact of social and economic disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic on future earnings.

  • 50 Bank Street (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 23.03.2020, 13:38

    Bank Street M&E Contract

    MAPP Property Management has awarded Jaguar Building Services a three-year mechanical and electrical (M&E) services contract at 50 Bank Street, a 216,000 sq. ft. building overlooking Jubilee Place in the heart of London's Canary Wharf.

  • One Centre Square, Middlesborough. (photo: McCluskie Photography)
    FM Editor  - 23.03.2020, 11:51

    World Class Digital Connectivity

    One Centre Square, a commercial development at the heart of the regeneration of Middlesbrough in North East England, has joined the Empire State Building and The Shard London Bridge after its digital infrastructure was certified to Wiredscore's Platinum standard.

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    FM Editor  - 19.03.2020, 14:13

    A Tale of Two Caterers

    Sodexo shares have risen 4 per cent following a statement the company expects its Half-Year 2020 performance to be broadly in line with previous forecasts, with Compass Group shares falling by a similar amount in afternoon trading in response to a revised earnings statement and negative investor sentiment over the impact of COVID-19 and Brexit on its UK contract catering businesses.

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    FM Editor  - 19.03.2020, 11:51

    Business as Usual

    In response to the Coronavirus crisis, talent-to-solutions supply chain company Bis Henderson Group, is implementing precautionary measures recommended by the UK government and stressing it's 'business as usual' for its operating divisions.

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    FM Editor  - 18.03.2020, 12:47

    Integration of Data Centre Design and Build Subsidiary

    STULZ Group is integrating its data centre design and build subsidiary STULZ TI into its operations after buying out the minority stakeholder in the joint-venture which was previously called in Technology Space Integration (TSI).

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    FM Editor  - 18.03.2020, 10:35

    Communicating with Remote Teams

    Communications agency Magenta Associates has launched a guide to support organisations communicating with remote workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    FM Editor  - 18.03.2020, 10:19

    Helping Families in Need During the COVID-19 Crisis

    With schools shut across the United States, Expensify is redirecting charitable funds from its "lunch debt" fund ( to a new program that matches up to US $50 of SNAP card grocery purchases made by families in need.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 19:29

    Online Courses from ASHRAE this Spring

    ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) is accepting registrations for online training courses in its Spring 2020 prospectus.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 18:19

    Supporting Nashville Disaster Relief

    Delaware North is supporting the recovery of Nahville from the devastating impact of the March 3 tornadoes by donating $10,000 to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 17:49

    Post Office Extends Multi-Service Contract

    UK postal delivery service, Post Office Ltd, has extended a multi-service contract worth £3.7 million with Atalian Servest for a further two years.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 17:18

    Bringing Symmetry to Smart Security

    G4S company, AMAG Technology's, Symmetry Business Intelligence solution is providing a risk-based approach to analyzing physical access data sets.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 14:56

    Targeting Operating Efficiencies

    Consortio Security has adopted employee scheduling and workforce management software SmartTask to streamline internal processes.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 14:40

    Working Differently from Home

    Advance Workplace Associates initiative, The Advanced Workplace Institute (AWI), part of Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA), has released a set of tools to help organisations manage dispersed workforces in response to advice from the UK government for employees to work from home.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 14:20

    Delivering Low Carbon Heat in the City of Leeds

    A Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) operated by Veolia on behalf of Leeds City Council is the company's 600th district heating scheme for local homes to become fully operational globally.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 13:54

    Carel Defies Difficult Trading Conditions

    Italian multinational control solutions manufacturer CAREL INDUSTRIES S.p.A. has reported revenue growth of 16.8 per cent and an EBITDA Margin of 19.3 per cent in its end of fiscal year 2019 accounts.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 13:25

    BASEC Accredited for EU Certification

    Independent accredited certification body for the global cable industry, BASEC, has achieved notified body listing for a new subsidiary in Ireland as part of its Brexit contingency planning.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 12:52

    Doubling-Down on Downtown Sacramento

    Cushman & Wakefield have facilitated the acquisition of 87,140-square-foot mixed-use office and retail building, 630 K Street in downtown Sacramento, California by New York Life Real Estate Investors (NYL REI).

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 12:35

    Mitigating Coronavirus Disruption with E-learning

    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has announced plans to focus on E-learning as the delivery method for its CPD and Accredited Training for the global lifting sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Kings Place is a thriving hub for music, art, dialogue and food. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 11:44

    Extension of Kings Place M&E Contract

    Savills Building Management has re-awarded the mechanical and electrical contract for Kings Place in the heart of London's Kings Cross to Jaguar Building Services following a competitive re-tender process.

  • Pictured (L-R): Phill Whitehead (UVS Technical Director), Steve Murphy and Dave Hesketh (Operations Director). (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 11:22

    UVS Relocates to New Burnley HQ

    Global video wall and visual display solutions company Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has relocated to a new HQ and demo facility in Burnley, Lancashire.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 10:58

    Customer Satisfaction Award

    UK facility support services provider Axis Group has won a UK Customer Satisfaction Award 2020 for its employment engagement strategy.

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    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 10:42

    Churchill Group Receives Backing from ESO

    Private equity firm ESO Capital Partners UK has acquired a minority interest in facilities services provider, Churchill Group, in a deal that sees ESO partner, Stephen Edwards and associate, Stuart Hamilton, appointed to the Churchill Board.

  • Abloy BEAT. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 10:15

    New Weatherproof Bluetooth Padlock

    Abloy has launched a mobile app and IP68-rated weatherproof Bluetooth padlock for the protection of critical infrastructure, commercial institutions, and industry sites.

  • Aramark Chief Executive Officer, John Zillmer. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 16.03.2020, 23:56

    Aramark CEO Position Statement on COVID-19

    Aramark CEO John Zillmer has affirmed the group's commitment to protecting the safety and wellbeing of employees, their families, clients, and customers in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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    FM Editor  - 16.03.2020, 17:41

    Successful PPC Live 2020

    The British Pest Control Association's (BPCA) Professional Pest Controller Live event in Harrogate last week showcased new product launches from many of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors.

  • Lumnia Slim. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 16.03.2020, 16:35

    Discrete, Stylish Fly Control

    Rentokil Pest Control has launched Lumnia Slim, its latest innovative fly control solution.

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    FM Editor  - 16.03.2020, 16:08

    A More Sustainable and Smarter Workplace

    Global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation Capgemini is using Sony TEOS and BRAVIA Professional Displays to drive energy efficiency and boost collaboration at its new eight-story eco office in Paris.

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    FM Editor  - 13.03.2020, 15:49

    UK Unprepared for Homeworking

    The findings of a Leesman survey of 700,000 employees across the world suggests the United Kingdom is one of the least prepared countries to weather a shift to homeworking en masse amid continuing efforts to contain Covid-19.

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    FM Editor  - 10.03.2020, 10:41

    Helping the Brain Work Properly

    Research by Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) and nonprofit foundation the Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa) confirms the importance of sleep to cognitive performance in the approach to World Sleep Day on 13th March.

  • Chris Middleton. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 10.03.2020, 10:22

    Senior Security Appointment

    ABM UK has appointed announced the appointment of Chris Middleton as its director of security.

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    FM Editor  - 09.03.2020, 17:18

    Hard Services Contract with Virgin Media

    Virgin Media has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services at its newly refurbished UK headquarters in Reading.

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    FM Editor  - 09.03.2020, 12:13

    Women Who Inspire

    Independent UK caterer Bartlett Mitchell has announced the winners of its ‘Women Who Inspire’ awards.

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    FM Editor  - 09.03.2020, 12:00

    UNIVA Enters UK Student Accommodation Market

    Turkey’s largest purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) provider UNIVA has announced a new £10 million investment in UK PBSA operator, Opto Living establishing the UNIVA & Opto Cardiff student housing project.

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    FM Editor  - 09.03.2020, 11:31

    2020 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

    ABM has won three awards for its cleaning services at the this year's Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards.

  • John Pickering, managing director, Miele GB (quoted). (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 06.03.2020, 09:58

    Miele Hosts Sustainability Immersion Day

    Miele encouraged staff to become more environmentally friendly by inviting them to make pledges at a recent 'sustainability immersion day' in Oxford.

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    FM Editor  - 06.03.2020, 09:46

    Group Water Scheme Solar Energy Project

    Polecat Springs Group Water Scheme (GWS) in Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland has become the first Group Water Scheme to use renewable energy to power its water treatment plant.

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2020, 16:11

    Sodexo Boosts Data Capabilities

    Sodexo’s strategic venture capital vehicle has invested in machine learning and AI startup isahit which connects companies with performers of Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) in developing countries.

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2020, 15:22

    Run to the Moon

    UK contract caterer Vacherin has launched a company-wide 'Run to the Moon' challenge to support colleagues’ physical and mental wellbeing, and encourage a healthier lifestyle..

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2020, 15:07

    SME Forum to Colocate with AIM 2020 (Dubai, 24-26 March)

    The UAE Ministry of Economy will highlight the contribution of smaller businesses to the global digital economy at the SME Forum and Exhibition held with FM Industry partner event, the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), from 24 to 26 March.

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2020, 14:42

    Bis Henderson Consulting Makes Key Appointment

    Supply chain consultancy Bis Henderson Consulting has engaged Matt Whittaker, an experienced logistics director and real estate development specialist, to head up its new Property Services offering

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2020, 13:08

    Delivering Future-proofed Office Fit Outs

    SPIE UK has been awarded a new contract under its framework agreement for the refurbishment of central London offices for Places for People Group.

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2020, 12:48

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Facility Managers

    A new guide from Infraspeak discusses the measures facilities managers can take to prepare for and contain outbreaks of COVID-19 in the workplace.

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    FM Editor  - 04.03.2020, 22:36

    Protecting the London Underground

    London Underground Limited (LUL) is using fire panels from Kentec to protect its network of Signal Equipment Rooms (SER) from the risk of fire.

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    FM Editor  - 04.03.2020, 22:12

    McCarran International Airport Concession

    McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has extended Autogrill's food and beverage concession to 2035 in a contract worth almost US $1.5 billion.

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    FM Editor  - 03.03.2020, 23:23

    Industry Recognition for Cushman & Wakefield Executive

    Eric Fox, executive managing director in Cushman & Wakefield's office in San Jose, California has been inducted into the Association of Silicon Valley Broker’s (ASVB) coveted Hall of Fame.

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    FM Editor  - 03.03.2020, 22:49

    Aircuity Unveils New Website

    Aircuity has re-launched with a clean design and improved functionality and content, as it celebrates two decades of making building healthier and energy efficient with its vision for indoor environmental quality (IEQ).

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    FM Editor  - 03.03.2020, 15:31

    A Distinctive Dining and Entertainment Concept

    Delaware North is celebrating the launch of “Good Game, powered by Topgolf Swing Suite", a new hospitality concept developed with The Battery Atlanta and Braves Development Company.

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    FM Editor  - 03.03.2020, 15:01

    National 4-H Conference Center Contract

    U.S. Youth development organization National 4-H Council has selected Aramark to manage the operation of the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD.

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    FM Editor  - 03.03.2020, 14:44

    Johnsons1871 Group Refreshes Brand

    One of the United Kingdom's oldest providers of relocation services is refereshing its branding to emphasis the expanded range of services it offers today.

  • Tony Smith. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 03.03.2020, 14:09

    BCIA Awards 2020

    The Building Control Industry Association (BCIA) has shortlisted Tony Smith of Schneider Electric as a finalist for its Engineer of the Year award.

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    FM Editor  - 03.03.2020, 13:53

    The Rise of the Rats

    New figures from Rentokil Pest Control point to a 36 per cent rise in rodent-related enquiries in the UK since last winter, and suggest a steady growth of rat numbers since 2016.

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    FM Editor  - 03.03.2020, 13:35

    Conserving Employee's Hearing with Smart Tech

    Smart technology company Eave has developed a unique hearing conservation system to protect construction workers against hazardous noise.

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    FM Editor  - 28.02.2020, 16:35

    Conquering Oil Stains on Polyester Linen

    PolyVantage™ - a new commercial laundry detergent from Ecolab, features patent-pending surfactant technology to attract oils to the surface of synthetic linen.

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    FM Editor  - 28.02.2020, 16:00

    FTSE4Good Recognition

    G4S has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the third year in a row after an independent assessment of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

  • ESS's Mark Webster (left) with Adrian Bell, CEO, RNRMC. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 28.02.2020, 15:41

    Supporting the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has extended its commitment under the UK Armed Forces Covenant by becoming a "Gold Bridge" partner of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

  • Christoper Place Shopping Centre. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 28.02.2020, 15:09

    St Albans Cleaning and Security Contract

    Christopher Place Shopping Centre in St Albans, Hertfordshire, is taking a new approach to cleaning and security following the award of an integrated services contract to Axis Group.

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    FM Editor  - 28.02.2020, 14:03

    Abseiling to Success

    The recent refurbishment of a prestigious London apartment block by Gunning London deployed specialist abseiling teams to minimise the inconvenience and risk to security frequently associated with scaffolding.

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    FM Editor  - 28.02.2020, 11:33

    Protecting a Major Call Centre in Belfast

    Intelligent LiDAR sensor technology from OPTEX is helping to protect the Belfast call centre premises of a Fortune 500 company.

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    FM Editor  - 28.02.2020, 10:50

    Everything you Need to Know About Hotel Sustainability

    Schneider Electric will be holding a free webinar on the topic of hotel sustainability on 24th March at 14:30 GMT.

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    FM Editor  - 27.02.2020, 14:03

    Simplifying Security Delivery

    Oxfordshire security and protection company Namib Property Patrols is streamlining operational processes after deploying employee scheduling and mobile workforce management software at 40 commercial and industrial sites.

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    FM Editor  - 27.02.2020, 13:08

    ServiceMaster Announces Full-Year 2019 Revenue Growth

    ServiceMaster has announced a year-on-year increase in revenue to US $2,077 million (a rise of 9 per cent) with net income of $128 million which includes an 11 per cent increase over the final quarter of 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 27.02.2020, 10:08

    First Standard for Snow & Ice Services Procurement

    The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) has released SIMA-10-2020 Standard Practice for Procuring and Planning Snow & Ice Management Services — a new American National Standard for the commercial snow and ice management industry approved by ANSI (American National Standards Institute).

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    FM Editor  - 27.02.2020, 09:35

    Acquisitions Payback for Rentokil Initial

    Rentokil Initial has posted a 9.8 per cent increase in ongoing full-year 2019 revenues and its highest organic growth for 15 years on the back of the acquisition of 41 businesses in high-growth and Emerging markets, and 16 businesses in North America.

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    FM Editor  - 26.02.2020, 16:53

    Launch of VORSOR Facilities Services

    The Acorn Group has marked the launch of specialist division VORSOR Facilities Services with a special event in Cardiff.

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    FM Editor  - 26.02.2020, 15:57

    First for Accessible Airport Facilities

    OCS and Bristol Airport have been recognised for providing accessible facilities at Bristol Airport in an international survey by Altogether Travel which ranked Bristol and Gatwick airports in joint-first place.

  • Artist's rendering of the new Jehovah's Witnesses HQ compound. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 27.02.2020, 13:34

    Supporting the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Chelmsford

    Advanced piping products from SANHA, and a team of over 11,000 volunteers, are helping to transform a former scrap yard in Chelmsford, Essex into state-of-the-art headquarters facility for the Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Facility Expert app. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 26.02.2020, 11:08

    Schneider Electric Launches Smart Logbook

    Schneider Electric has launched EcoStruxure Facility Expert, a digital tool that enables business owners and contractors to stay connected to their electrical assets at all times.

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    FM Editor  - 25.02.2020, 15:53

    HMRC Contract Award

    Atalian Servest has secured its fourth contract with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in less than 18 months.

  • Woods supports holistic healthcare. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 25.02.2020, 13:11

    Aramark Honours Community Organisation

    Woods Services which is based in Langhorne,, Pennsylvania, is the recipient of the Aramark Building Community Organizational Leadership Award which recognise its efforts to provide integrated health and case management services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and complex behavioral and medical challenges.

  • Home Office HQ building, Marsham Street, London. (photo: Steph Gray)
    FM Editor  - 25.02.2020, 12:38

    UK Home Office Security Contract

    Mitie has been awarded a contract under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework to provide manned guarding and mobile patrol services at 27 Home Office sites.

  • Pictured (L-R): Charlie, Sarah and Ian. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 25.02.2020, 12:03

    Compass Announces Key Appointments

    Compass Group has strengthened its UK & Ireland Executive team following a series of senior appointments.

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    FM Editor  - 26.02.2020, 14:31

    British Parking Awards

    WPS, JustPark and Cornwall Council have been nominated for an award in the Parking Technology category of this year's British Parking Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 25.02.2020, 11:35

    Empowering Workforces with AI and Computer Vision

    San Francisco, California based visual intelligence platform Invisible AI has raised US $3.6 million of seed funding to support commercialization of its edge-based computer vision platform.

  • The Metro Building in Hammersmith. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 25.02.2020, 10:50

    Mindspace Announces New London Location

    Global 'flex space' provider Mindspace has announced it will open a new space within the Metro Building in Hammersmith, West London in June.

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    FM Editor  - 25.02.2020, 09:38

    Giving Voice to Mixed Reality

    Trimble Buildings is working with startup Mobilus Labs to incorporate the world's first two-way bone conduction audio and voice communication solution into its Connect for HoloLens and XR10 with HoloLens on-site collaboration platforms.

  • Scott Dickson will spearhead 20 Digits' growth. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 24.02.2020, 19:04

    20 Digits Technology Appoints CTO

    20 Digits Technology, a start-up developing innovative solutions for the integrated facilities management (IFM) industry, has named Scott Dickson as its Chief Technology Officer.

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    FM Editor  - 24.02.2020, 17:45

    Amnesty International Contract

    Amnesty International has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services at its UK headquarters in Clerkenwell, London.

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    FM Editor  - 24.02.2020, 15:05

    GSSI at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020

    Ground penetrating radar (GPR) manufacturer Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc., will showcase solutions for the transport, utility and concrete markets at the ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada from 10th to 14th March.

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    FM Editor  - 24.02.2020, 14:38

    Foodmove Invests in Eco-friendly Fleet

    Transport and logistics company Foodmove has invested £1 million in a new fleet of more environmentally friendly vehicles.

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    FM Editor  - 24.02.2020, 12:44

    Supporting Wellbeing

    UK soft services provider Churchill Group has launched a comprehensive internal wellbeing programme titled ‘WellMe’.

  • Kensa Shoebox heat pump install. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 24.02.2020, 12:27

    Ground Source Heating Project Shortlisted for Award

    Kensa Contracting and Together Housing have been shortlisted for the H&V News ‘Renewable Project of the Year’ Award for their multi-site renewable heating upgrade programme in social housing across Yorkshire and Lancashire.

  • Veolia teams will advance sustainability. (photo: Justin Grainge (Grainge Photography))
    FM Editor  - 24.02.2020, 12:02

    Optimising Carbon Reduction at Rotherham Hospital

    Veolia's energy performance contracting team is helping the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust reduce carbon emissions and expenditure on energy under a 20-year Energy Performance Contract (EPC) that will target savings of over £1 million annually.

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    FM Editor  - 20.02.2020, 16:23

    London Stansted Baggage Systems Contract

    Spie Group subsidiary SPIE UK has been awarded the baggage system upgrade works at London Stansted Airport.

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    FM Editor  - 20.02.2020, 16:05

    One Embassy Gardens Hard FM Contract

    Jaguar Building Services have won a 12-month contract to deliver hard services at One Embassy Gardens which is part of the wider development of The Embassy Gardens Estate, Nine Elms, which spans 15 acres on London’s South Bank.

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    FM Editor  - 20.02.2020, 15:45

    Guaranteeing Interviews to Armed Forces Veterans

    International provider of training and sustainable infrastructure solutions Landmarc Support Services is automatically offering recruitment interviews to applicants with military backgrounds.

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    FM Editor  - 20.02.2020, 15:14

    Appointment to Pagabo Professional Services Framework

    UK property and facilities management company Place Partnership has secured regional slots on Pagabo's Professional Services Framework which covers procurement of public sector projects worth up to £500 million.

  • Academy officers with Steve Wakefield and the 2020 apprentices. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 20.02.2020, 12:26

    Celebrating Apprenticeships

    Ian Williams joined thousands of other businesses across the UK to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2020 by holding its fourth Qualification Celebration Lunch (QCL).

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    FM Editor  - 19.02.2020, 11:36

    DCME Security Contract

    Daiwa Capital Markets Europe (DCME) has re-appointed Axis Security to provide manned guarding and reception services at the investment bank’s head office on King William Street in the City of London.

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    FM Editor  - 19.02.2020, 11:08

    Streamlining Critical Communication at Severn Trent

    Severn Trent is improving safety for its lone workers by rolling out a dedicated digital radio platform across sites affected by poor mobile signal coverage.

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    FM Editor  - 18.02.2020, 14:06

    Award-Winning Refrigerant Compliance Software Now Free

    Bacharach is offering its award-winning Parasense Refrigerant Tracking and Compliance Software to facilities managers without charge.

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    FM Editor  - 18.02.2020, 11:19

    Successful Intersec Dubai for Optex Group

    OPTEX and Fiber SenSys Inc., both OPTEX Group companies, have hailed the success of Intersec Dubai where they exhibited locating sensor solutions for high-end applications and the latest range of IP connected beam towers.

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    FM Editor  - 18.02.2020, 10:30

    IndustryExpo Virtual Walkaround Goes Live

    IndustryExpo, a virtual industrial trade fair that will host a range of exhibition stands from SMEs to market-leading brands, has announced it is now possible to "walk around" its 3-D exhibition space.

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    FM Editor  - 17.02.2020, 23:44

    Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies List

    Ecolab has risen nine places within a year to rank in seventeenth place on Barron's 2020 list of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the United States.

  • Dr Andy Kemp MBE. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 17.02.2020, 23:09

    Arena Savoy Lecture 2020

    Dr Andy Kemp MBE, group sales and marketing director for UK food wholesaler Bidfood, will take to the podium in March to deliver this year's Arena Savoy Lecture.

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    FM Editor  - 17.02.2020, 16:57

    Crown Workspace Appoints Head of Interiors

    Crown Workspace has appointed Ashley Lawrence as Head of Interiors.

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    FM Editor  - 17.02.2020, 11:51

    Business Opportunity for Food Court Operators

    Bradford Council is calling for expressions of interest from companies interested in running the food court in its new multimillion Darley Street Market.

  • Award winners, Jennifer Brown and Lee Taylor. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 17.02.2020, 11:11

    SCOTY Awards 2020

    Atalian Servest’s education and healthcare catering brand Academy has won School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) awards in the West Midlands and South West England.

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    FM Editor  - 17.02.2020, 10:13

    Birmingham Museums Trust Contract

    Birmingham Museums Trust has awarded OCS a three-year cleaning and support services contract to OCS..

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    FM Editor  - 14.02.2020, 11:57

    St Richard’s Chichester Opens New Catering Facility

    FM consultancy Neller Davies hosted celebrity chef Prue Leith and UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, at the official launch of a new £3 million central production kitchen (CPK) at St Richard’s Hospital in West Sussex last week.

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    FM Editor  - 14.02.2020, 10:27

    Ready for the IKA/Culinary Olympics

    A team from Compass Group is competing in two competitions at the internationally acclaimed IKA/Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, with fifteen Compass chefs showcasing their expertise and skill.

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    FM Editor  - 13.02.2020, 16:22

    Secured by Design Accreditation

    CodeGUARD 5, a BS 8607 grade 5 certified mechanical push button lock from ASSA ABLOY brand, UNION, has achieved "Secured By Design" (SBD) accreditation.

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    FM Editor  - 13.02.2020, 16:00

    Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Live

    The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is inviting facilities management professionals to attend this year's Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Live event at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate on 11 March.

  • Stuart Maggs, CEO and co-founder of Scaled Robotics. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 13.02.2020, 13:24

    Delivering Value with Robotics

    Scaled Robotics co-founder and CEO Stuart Maggs will be explaining how robotics and AI can deliver value within construction at BIM Show Live (26-27 February, Boiler Shop, Newcastle Upon Tyne).

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    FM Editor  - 13.02.2020, 10:45

    Settled, Well Run and Safer

    Serco, which manages and operates HMP Dovegate on behalf of the Ministry of Justice, has welcomed the latest report by Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, which says the prison has ‘made some notable progress over the last two years, becoming a safer prison’.

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    FM Editor  - 12.02.2020, 21:20

    Ushering in CRE 3.0

    Integrated IoT, AI and ML building operations and maintenance platform, Facilio Inc., refers to the new era of data-driven commercial real estate management as "CRE 3.0" in a new report on the impact of technology on estates and facilities management.

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    FM Editor  - 12.02.2020, 20:40

    Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America

    Aramark is donating a percentage of the sales from its javia and premium Reserve by javia coffee brands to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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    FM Editor  - 12.02.2020, 19:53

    Milder Winters Driving a Rise in Rats

    The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has issued guidance for facilities managers on tackling an increase in rat populations as warmer winters counterbalances the 'natural cull' effect of cold weather.

  • United Communities Shaldon Road (view of the site from the South). (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 12.02.2020, 19:10

    Empowering Communities With Sustainable Development

    The City of Bristol in South West England is building on its ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030 by developing a community of 50 affordable homes.

  • The ONE project launch event at London Business School during National Apprenticeship Week. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 12.02.2020, 18:48

    Discovering Hidden Entrepreneurial Talent

    Atalian Servest has invited its 27,000 employees to join in a competition that will identify the company’s top in-house entrepreneur.

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    FM Editor  - 12.02.2020, 13:29

    Securing Enterprise Networks

    Forescout Technologies, Inc., has updated its device visibility and control platform which allows organisations to identify and secure high-risk devices, including Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) systems.

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    FM Editor  - 12.02.2020, 11:05

    Innovating Cash Management

    NatWest has launched Intelligent Safe, a solution for same-day crediting of cash transactions without visiting a bank branch that has been developed with G4S.

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    FM Editor  - 12.02.2020, 10:30

    Celebrating Outstanding Talent

    Serco Middle East has celebrated the people behind its business at the annual Serco Middle East Pulse Awards which recognise exceptional work by staff in the region.

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    FM Editor  - 12.02.2020, 00:34

    Challenging the Future of Workplaces

    Silicon Valley-based global visitor management solutions provider Envoy has launched an integrated suite of workplace experience tools in "the first major step toward delivering the smart workplace of the future".

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    FM Editor  - 11.02.2020, 19:44

    Workspace Automation for Unparalleled Productivity

    A new Room Readiness feature for Utelogy Corporation's U-Automate tool allows IT teams to remotely validate the readiness of all connected devices including sensors in collaborative workspaces.

  • Andrew Dowsett (left) and Steve Murphy at UVS UK's headquarters building. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 11.02.2020, 13:07

    UVS Adds Barco as Manufacturing Supply Partner

    Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has added Barco to the portfolio of key manufacturers it works with after using Barco LCD display technology alongside its Lucidity video wall controllers on several control room projects.

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    FM Editor  - 11.02.2020, 12:32

    UK Public Still Confused Over Recycling

    With over a third of consumer’s in the United Kingdom admitting recycling confuses them, Veolia is calling the industry to action.

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    FM Editor  - 11.02.2020, 10:56

    Lutron at ISE 2020

    Lighting control solutions manufacturer Lutron Electronics is sponsoring the Hospitality Technology Summit at Hotel Okura Amsterdam on 13 February 2020 as it showcases its newest lighting, blind and temperature control solutions at ISE 2020.

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    FM Editor  - 11.02.2020, 10:24

    Sony at ISE 2020

    Sony Professional Solutions Europe is demonstrating its bold vision to create the ideal future for education and work at ISE 2020.

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    FM Editor  - 10.02.2020, 22:34

    Anchoring an Historic Toronto Concert Venue

    CINTEC North America has been assisting with the restoration of historic Canadian concert venue Massey Hall in downtown Toronto.

  • The Pareto FM sky diving team. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 10.02.2020, 18:04

    Supporting CALM on Father's Day

    A team of twenty-five from Pareto FM will be participating in a charity sky dive on 21st June in support of The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) which leads a campaign against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

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    FM Editor  - 10.02.2020, 16:27

    Smart App for Communal Laundry Sites

    Miele's professional division has launched a new smart technology app to streamline the use of laundry operations within communal laundry sites in the UK.

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    FM Editor  - 10.02.2020, 14:31

    Kramer to Unveil Next-gen Wireless Collaboration Solutions at ISE 2020

    Kramer Electronics will debut its VIA GO² and VIA Campus² wireless presentation and collaboration solutions at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) from 11-14 February at the RAI Amsterdam.

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    FM Editor  - 10.02.2020, 12:55

    A Smart Acquisition

    Life safety and building solutions manufacturer Vimpex has acquired Sigma Fire and Security and its brands, Smart+Guard and Smart+Cage from Evac+Chair International.

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    FM Editor  - 10.02.2020, 12:34

    Thwarting Cyber Crooks with Testing as a Service

    An innovative cyber security service from Arasti provides continuous testing of IT systems to identify security weakness which can then be tackled before they are exploited by an attacker over the internet or from within an organisation.

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    FM Editor  - 10.02.2020, 11:57

    World’s Fastest Ultra-high-volume Intelligent Scanner

    The new ibml FUSION scalable document capture platform from Imaging Business Machines, LLC uses in-line intelligence to achieve throughput speeds of up to 730 A4 pages per minute and 938 checks per minute.

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    FM Editor  - 07.02.2020, 15:13

    Encouraging Apprenticeships

    Compass Group has teamed up with Highbury College, Portsmouth to re-launch its Junior Chef Academy, an after-school course for aspiring chefs aged 14 to 16 years.

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    FM Editor  - 07.02.2020, 13:16

    UAE Pizza Express Contract

    Polyteck Group has won a contract to provide maintenance and FM services for Pizza Express owner Jordana Group in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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    FM Editor  - 07.02.2020, 02:14

    IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo

    Thermal management technology manufacturer Pfannenberg will showcase its ammonia signaling solutions at the 42nd Annual IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo from March 15-18 in Orlando, Florida.

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    FM Editor  - 06.02.2020, 15:02

    Global OPEX Awards 2020

    Sodexo's soft FM platform and Site Management System (SMS) have been recognised with a “Best Enterprise-wide Transformation Project” award at the annual OpEx Awards in Orlando, Florida.

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    FM Editor  - 06.02.2020, 14:19

    Celebrating Colleagues' Successes

    Workplace hospitality services provider Bennett Hay has held its annual Guest First Awards ceremony for employees.

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    FM Editor  - 05.02.2020, 15:12

    11th Israel Transportation Security Solutions Delegation

    Registration is open for the 11th Israel Transportation Security Solutions Delegation which provides a 'behind the scenes' opportunity for security professionals to visit facilities operated by the Israel Airports Authority (IAA).

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    FM Editor  - 05.02.2020, 14:46

    Imperial War Museums Contract

    Atalian Servest has been awarded a new 26-month hard services contract worth c£2.2 million annually by Imperial War Museums (IWM) to run alongside an existing five-year soft services contract awarded in November 2016.

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    FM Editor  - 04.02.2020, 10:08

    Supporting Armed Forces Reservists

    Mitie has introducing ten days paid leave annually to support its community of Reservists in fulfilling their service commitments.

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    FM Editor  - 03.02.2020, 17:15

    Launch of Arena Futures

    UK foodservice and hospitality networking association, Arena, has announced the launch of ‘Arena Futures’ which will bring together young talent from across both sectors.

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    News Editor  - 03.02.2020, 12:51

    Global Impact Sourcing Award (GISA)

    ISS has been recognised with a Global Impact Sourcing Award (GISA) by IAOP and The Rockefeller Foundation for hiring and providing career development opportunities to people who would otherwise have limited prospects for sustainable employment.

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    FM Editor  - 03.02.2020, 12:06

    Supporting Colleagues' Mental Health

    Testing, inspection and compliance services provider SOCOTEC Group is encouraging organisations to support colleagues who may be experiencing mental health issues in the workplace.

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    FM Editor  - 03.02.2020, 11:26

    UWTSD Trials Sony AI Platform

    The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is evaluating the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics after implementing Sony's REA-C1000 Edge Analytics Appliance for video presentation content.

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    FM Editor  - 31.01.2020, 20:12

    iGAM Launches Online Auction Platform

    NRTC Alabama, Inc., company, iGAM, has launched the iGAM Unreserved Online Auctions marketplace for manufacturers who wish to purchase used industrial equipment.

  • Ansell presenting their CPD session as part of the LIA Lighting Academy at 2019’s Lux Live. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 31.01.2020, 15:54

    Recognition of CPD in Lighting

    The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has introduced a lighting-specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) recognition service for training courses and seminars.

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    FM Editor  - 30.01.2020, 16:30

    Lease Extension at Flagship Industrial Site

    Commercial lettings specialist and landlord Towngate has extended Antac Support Services' lease at its popular Leeds Industrial Estate site by three years.

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    FM Editor  - 30.01.2020, 13:36

    Recycling Coffee Cups in Camden

    Veolia and the Camden Climate Change Alliance have embarked on a mission to recycle more than 570,000 disposable coffee cups through a dedicated "Camden Recycles Cups" project in Hampstead Village, Fitzrovia and Hatton Garden.

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    FM Editor  - 29.01.2020, 23:16

    Proudly Supporting those who Serve

    ABM UK has pledged its support for the armed services community by becoming a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant.

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    FM Editor  - 30.01.2020, 15:07

    Extending the Service Life of Trucks

    Melbourne based custom metal fabricator AA Diesel Truck Bodies is using a special grade of carbon steel to extend the life of wear plates it uses in tippers and trucks.

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    FM Editor  - 28.01.2020, 21:03

    Caterer Introduces Digital Training Platform

    Independent UK caterer Bartlett Mitchell has launched a dedicated Learning Management System (LMS) for delivery of recognised qualifications and mandatory training to its teams.

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    FM Editor  - 28.01.2020, 16:26

    Transforming the Learning Environment

    EADA Business School is using the TEOS suite from Sony to streamline operations across its eight-storey Barcelona campus as it transitions to a ‘smart campus’.

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    FM Editor  - 28.01.2020, 16:04

    Solving a Common Problem in Collaboration Spaces

    Kramer Electronics will be debuting its K-SPIDER multi-format plug-and-play adapter solution at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam from 11th to 14th February.

  • Southwark Council is sharing content wirelessly at public and internal meetings. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 28.01.2020, 15:25

    Supporting Productivity at Southwark Council

    A wireless presentation and collaboration solution from Mersive Technologies is helping the London Borough of Southwark share content wirelessly at public and internal meetings.

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    FM Editor  - 28.01.2020, 09:33

    Benchmarking Energy Consumption with AI

    New software from arbnco uses machine learning to assist UK commercial building operators with energy benchmarking, tracking and consumption forecasting.

  • Shannon Puckett, NEST Integrated Facilities Management's new COO. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 27.01.2020, 21:23

    NEST Names Shannon Puckett COO

    New Jersey based NEST Integrated Facilities Management has appointed Shannon Puckett as Chief Operating Officer.

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    FM Editor  - 27.01.2020, 18:04

    The Postal Museum Awards Hard FM Contract

    Pareto FM has been selected to provide hard services at The Postal Museum's newly built facility in Clerkenwell, London.

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    FM Editor  - 27.01.2020, 16:32

    Catering Engineering Company Named Northern Powerhouse Partner

    Bolton-based NWCE Foodservice Equipment has been admitted to The Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme, a UK government-sponsored initiative to accelerate the economic development of the North of England.

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    FM Editor  - 27.01.2020, 15:13

    Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

    UK supply chain risk management services provider CHAS has been recognised with a Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award.

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    FM Editor  - 27.01.2020, 12:47

    Driving Futureproofed Energy Efficiencies

    SPIE UK has secured an eight-week contract with Scotland TranServ to upgrade the lighting infrastructure in the M8 Charing Cross Underpass on behalf of Transport Scotland.

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    FM Editor  - 27.01.2020, 12:10

    Credit Management Chief Appointed Interim Small Business Commissioner

    Philip King, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), has been selected by the UK government to take on the role of interim small business commissioner.

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    FM Editor  - 23.01.2020, 12:57

    ASL Group Appoints CFO

    UK managed office services suppler ASL Group has appointed Duncan Forsyth as chief financial officer.

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    FM Editor  - 23.01.2020, 12:31

    Mitie Accelerates EV Rollout

    Mitie is a step closer towards realising its Clean Van Commitment to switch 20 per cent of one of the UK's largest vehicle fleets to electric by the end of this year following the delivery of its 250th electric vehicle to a team at Heathrow Airport.

  • Mark Cowieson, Oteac Services Director and Dave Fyfe, Oteac Technical Manager reviewing the new Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression System product range. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 23.01.2020, 11:02

    Oteac Distributes FirePro Fire Suppression Systems

    International fire and security services company Oteac has been approved as an official distributor, designer and installer of Fire Pro UK condensed aerosol systems for industrial and marine applications.

  • Acuity's concierge team. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 22.01.2020, 17:03

    Dedicated Concierge Service

    Axis Group has introduced a dedicated concierge service for customers of its Acuity front-of-house service.

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    FM Editor  - 22.01.2020, 13:56

    Newbury Racecourse Contract

    OCS Group UK has been selected to provide cleaning and customer services at Newbury Racecourse under a three-year contract which commences immediately.

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    FM Editor  - 21.01.2020, 13:14

    ServiceMaster Appoints Interim CEO

    Naren Gursahaney has taken over as Interim Chief Executive Officer of ServiceMaster Global Holdings following the resignation of CEO and director Nik Varty.

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    FM Editor  - 20.01.2020, 23:46

    Supporting Signage and Display Graphics

    The new VUTEk D3r and D5r LED inkjet printer models from Electronics for Imaging (EFI) offer a mid-range solution for high-end digital print designs.

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    FM Editor  - 20.01.2020, 22:02

    CBRE Enhances European Hard FM Capabilities

    CBRE Group is acquiring Milan-based facilities management and technical engineering services company CO.VE.RI (Coveri).

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    FM Editor  - 20.01.2020, 13:35

    Supporting Better Mental Health Awareness

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has joined forces with Hospitality Action (HA) to support the industry charity’s major new mental health awareness programme.

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    FM Editor  - 20.01.2020, 13:01

    Delivering Energy Savings with CHP

    Veolia UK have won a new 15-year contract with Total Fitness to deliver a 32 per cent reduction in gas consumption using combined heat and power (CHP) across 17 health and fitness facilities in the north of England and Wales.

  • Phil Tyas (left) and Tim Smith (right) with TNS managing director, Andrew Odell-Rourke. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 20.01.2020, 12:45

    Returning to Our Roots

    UK caterer TNS is rebranding with new tagline, "The New Standard, catering with honesty and integrity".

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    FM Editor  - 20.01.2020, 11:53

    Kentec at Intersec Dubai 2020

    Kentec Electronics is previewing Takits Command Point, a fire investigation and evacuation process panel, at Intersec Dubai 2020 in advance of its formal launch later this year.

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    FM Editor  - 20.01.2020, 11:31

    Churchill Group Makes Key London Appointment

    Charlotte Parr has been appointed as business development director for Churchill Cleaning and 'Portfolio by Churchill' London accounts.

  • Chris Townsend, ABM's new HR director for the UK, Europe and the Middle East. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 20.01.2020, 11:04

    ABM Announces Senior HR Appointment

    ABM has announced the appointment of Chris Townsend as senior director of HR for the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

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    FM Editor  - 17.01.2020, 14:33

    Supply Chain Sustainability School to Launch People Matter Charter

    The People Matter Charter has been created by the Supply Chain Sustainability School and delivery partner Action Sustainability to help organisations involved in the UK's construction supply chain to address challenges including poor diversity practices, skills shortages and modern slavery,

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    FM Editor  - 16.01.2020, 13:56

    UK Platform Lift Installer Partners with KONE

    The Platform Lift Company has entered into a distribution and service partnership with Swedish KONE Group subsidiary, Motala Hissar AB.

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    FM Editor  - 16.01.2020, 12:42

    Multiple ISO Accreditations for Corps Security

    Corps Security has been accredited to ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management Standard).

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    FM Editor  - 16.01.2020, 11:59

    Fire Protection with Lunax Doors

    Life-safety glass products and systems manufacturer Vetrotech Saint-Gobain will be showcasing its Lunax door system at the [email protected] London exhibition from the 29th to the 30th of January.

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    FM Editor  - 15.01.2020, 15:27

    Sodexo Reinforces Commitment to Disability Inclusion

    Sodexo is supporting The Valuable 500 initiative for organisations committed to putting disability inclusion on their business leadership agenda.

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    FM Editor  - 15.01.2020, 14:46

    GUESS Unveils All New Barcelona Store Design

    Giraldi Associati Architetti (G/AA) have developed a new design concept for the flagship store in Barcelona of global American clothing fashion brand, GUESS.

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    FM Editor  - 15.01.2020, 12:47

    Harvest Partners Invests in MRI

    Private equity firm Harvest Partners, LP has joined TA Associates and GI Partners by taking a substantial shareholding in MRI through institutional funds under its management.

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    FM Editor  - 15.01.2020, 12:13

    Preventing Battery Fires

    Veolia, UK is calling on the public to reclaim the value of Lithium-ion batteries and recycle them properly to prevent fires and preserve valuable resources.

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    FM Editor  - 15.01.2020, 11:48

    Fire Panels Approved to EN 54-Part 13

    Kentec Electronics has received EN54-13 approvals from LPCB (part of BRE Gllobal) for its Taktis analogue addressable fire panels.

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    FM Editor  - 15.01.2020, 08:49

    Reducing Electricity Usage

    Polyteck Group is offering commercial clients an innovative technology-led solution for reducing their energy costs.

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    FM Editor  - 14.01.2020, 18:07

    ISS Subscribes to European Chicken Commitment

    ISS UK has become a signatory to the European Chicken Commitment which calls for an end to hanging birds upside down and improves the efficiency of stunning prior to slaughter.

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    FM Editor  - 14.01.2020, 17:30

    UK Cities with the Most Stylish Homes

    An analysis of 1,700 homes for sale on Rightmove has identified properties in Edinburgh as featuring the "most desirable" characteristics.

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    FM Editor  - 14.01.2020, 11:39

    Openreach Extends Free Fibre Installations

    Openreach has extended a scheme offering Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) installation free of charge for new housing developments to an estimated additional 13,000 new build premises.

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    FM Editor  - 14.01.2020, 11:14

    JLL Announces New Head of HR Americas

    Raymond Hall will assume responsibility for JLL's HR team in the Americas from Global CHRO Mary Bilbrey who has filled the position on an interim basis.

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    FM Editor  - 13.01.2020, 20:57

    ASHRAE Breaks Ground on New HQ Building

    ASHRAE is working on a new global headquarters renovation project that will transform a 66,700 square foot building into state-of-the-art facilities for 125 staff.

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    FM Editor  - 13.01.2020, 19:38

    The Future of Facilities Management

    A new report from Aramark considers the impact of key trends in technology, space management and the wellbeing of building occupants on the FM industry.

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    FM Editor  - 13.01.2020, 19:09

    Consolidating Commercial Building Guidance Globally

    The launch edition of new RICS guidance document, "Technical due diligence of commercial property", replaces and standardises several previous documents that are in use by regulated members and firms around the world.

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    FM Editor  - 13.01.2020, 18:33

    A Dazzling Performance from Pareto

    UK facility and engineering services challenger Pareto FM has reported a fifth consecutive year of revenue growth.

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    FM Editor  - 13.01.2020, 15:51

    HM Courts & Tribunals Service Contract

    OCS Group UK will be providing specialist security and alarm monitoring services from April as part of HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HCTS) recently announced £1 billion reform programme.

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    FM Editor  - 13.01.2020, 14:39

    Veolia Responds to MEES Consultation

    Veolia UK and Ireland has responded to the UK government consultation on the Non-Domestic Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for private rented buildings.

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    FM Editor  - 13.01.2020, 10:04

    RCoA Cleaning Contract

    Churchill Group has secured a two-year cleaning contract with the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the professional body responsible for anaesthesia throughout the United Kingdom.

  • NASA Aqua Satellite images of Australian bushfires (highlighted in red). (photo: North American Space Agency (NASA))
    FM Editor  - 10.01.2020, 11:29

    UK FM Organisations Raising Money for Australian Red Cross

    IFMA UK Chapter, IWFM and RICS have joined forces with volunteer groups - including LGBT+ in FM and Emerging Workplace Leaders (EWL), to fundraise for the current bushfire emergency that is devastating Australia.

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    FM Editor  - 09.01.2020, 16:48

    Ecolab Announces Acquisition of Belgian Livestock Biosecurity Provider

    Ecolab has reached agreement to acquire Belgian livestock biosecurity and hygiene solutions provider CID Lines which serves over 300,000 farms in more than 100 countries, subject to regulatory approval.

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    FM Editor  - 09.01.2020, 16:16

    Russelectric Offers Customized Switchgear Simulators

    Siemens business Russelectric has introduced a range of switchgear simulators to assist companies with training personnel on its switchgear.

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    FM Editor  - 09.01.2020, 11:31

    Rugby World Cup Helps Sodexo to Solid Results

    Sodexo is forecasting organic revenue growth of around 4 per cent this year, buoyed by a successful 2019 Rugby World Cup and a further boost expected from the group's involvement with Tokyo 2020.

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    FM Editor  - 09.01.2020, 09:11

    Helping The Bahamas Recover

    Polyglass U.S.A. is supporting the international effort to rebuild communities displaced by Hurricane Dorian by donating roofing materials for over 300 buildings.

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    FM Editor  - 08.01.2020, 16:35

    Chemical Resistant Corner Canopy Hood

    Hemco Corporation has launched an anti-corrosive chemical-resistant corner canopy hood designed to capture and exhaust chemical vapours, steam and odour.

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    FM Editor  - 08.01.2020, 16:16

    MRI Acquires Lindsey Software

    MRI Software has bolstered its public housing property management and compliance solutions capabilities following the acquisition of Lindsey Software which was announced earlier today.

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    FM Editor  - 08.01.2020, 14:40

    KCOM TFM Contract

    Communications services provider KCOM has appointed B38 Group to provide a full range of property support and facilities services across its sites throughout the UK.

  • Jo Simovic, Umbrella Training's new COO. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 08.01.2020, 13:48

    Umbrella Training Announces Internal COO Appointment

    Training and apprenticeship provider to the UK's hospitality sector, Umbrella Training, has promoted Jo Simovic to the post of chief operating officer.

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    FM Editor  - 08.01.2020, 12:26

    University of Edinburgh Life Safety Systems Contract

    Atalian Servest has been awarded a three-year contract worth £250,000 annually to maintain fire alarm and associated life safety systems at the University of Edinburgh.

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    FM Editor  - 08.01.2020, 11:34

    RFID for Laundry Identification

    A new solution from Datamars SA allows laundry managers to self-deploy RFID textile identification technology that integrates seamlessly with their existing laundry management and accounting software.

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    FM Editor  - 08.01.2020, 11:12

    Water Heaters for Educational Facilities

    CIRCOR International brand Leslie Controls has unveiled a range of on-demand steam-water heaters for the university and college campus market.

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    FM Editor  - 08.01.2020, 08:45

    An Appy Trainin' Experience

    Biotech cleaning products pioneer InnuScience UK has launched a new housekeeping training app for users of its products on iTunes and on Google Play Store.

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    FM Editor  - 08.01.2020, 08:00

    Supporting Food Conservation

    Veolia is the first recycling company to sign up as an ‘enabling partner’ to the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap which is committed to halving food loss in large businesses by 2030.

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    FM Editor  - 08.01.2020, 12:00

    Amulet Relocates Security Control Hub

    Amulet, Churchill Group's specialist security business, has relocated its Command, Control and Intelligence Centre (CCIC) to premises operated by The Senate Group under an initiative to further strengthen a partnership between the organisations.

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    FM Editor  - 06.01.2020, 23:22

    Aramark Announces New CFO

    Aramark has appointed Thomas Ondrof as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with effect from 7 January.

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    FM Editor  - 06.01.2020, 12:42

    Celebrating 25,000 Hours of Operation

    Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) video wall installations in Bristol City Council’s security operations centre have completed 25,000 hours of continuous operation.


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    Tim Morris  - 16.12.2020, 15:34

    The Festive Make or Break?

    Tim Morris, Cymphony managing director, explains why telephone answering services are particularly in demand over the festive season.

  • Veolia UK & Ireland Executive Vice-President, Gavin Graveson. (photo: Tom Whipps)
    Gavin Graveson  - 14.12.2020, 16:08

    Supporting the UK's Transition to Net Zero

    Gavin Graveson, Veolia UK and Ireland EVP and Chair of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), comments on plans announced in the UK government's Energy White Paper on the transition to net zero by 2050.

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    Peter Vinke  - 10.12.2020, 12:46

    Revolutionising the Guest Experience

    Peter Vinke, Director of International Key Accounts at Philips Professional Display Solutions (PPDS) discusses the evolution of Android-powered Hospitality TV during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Jamie Cameron  - 02.12.2020, 10:55

    Comment on the NABERS Energy for Offices Scheme in the UK

    Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK & Ireland, comments on the recent launch from BRE of the NABERS UK scheme for measuring the energy efficiency of offices.

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    Steve Ricketts  - 01.12.2020, 14:28

    Shouting it from the Rooftops

    Steve Ricketts, a branch manager with roofing contractor BriggsAmasco, welcomes recent revisions to the BS 6229:2018 code of practice for roof installations.

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    Karen Trigg  - 25.11.2020, 13:06

    Making Time for Life Safety Systems

    Karen Trigg, Allegion UK Business Development Manager, explains why properties vacated during lockdown present ideal opportunities for performing statutory fire and safety inspections.

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    Tomáš Vystavěl  - 24.11.2020, 12:53

    A Statement on Smart Doorbells from 2N

    Tomáš Vystavěl, Chief Product Officer for IP intercoms manufacturer 2N, responds to a BBC News report broadcast yesterday that consumer advice brand Which? is calling on the UK government to safeguard buyers of smart doorbells.

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    Carl Ennis  - 23.11.2020, 19:34

    What's in Store in 2021?

    Carl Ennis, Chief Executive of Siemens plc and Siemens Smart Infrastructure, makes his predictions for 2021 as he shuts the door on a year which has been dominated by Covid-19.

  • Veolia UK & Ireland Executive Vice-President, Gavin Graveson. (photo: Tom Whipps)
    Gavin Graveson  - 18.11.2020, 12:33

    Comment on the UK Prime Minister's New Ten Point Plan

    Gavin Graveson, Executive Vice President of Veolia UK and Ireland, comments on the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom's "Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs".

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    Karen Trigg  - 23.09.2020, 17:22

    Extinguishing Fire Safety Myths

    On the third day of Fire Door Safety Week 2020, Karen Trigg, Allegion UK business development manager, addresses some of the myths that continue to surrounding fire safety.

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    Staff Reporter  - 21.09.2020, 13:09

    A Bright Future for Saudi Arabia

    Serco Middle East CEO, Phil Malem, has described the Kingdom's Vision 2030 development blueprint as a catalyst for transformation in the wake of Covid-19.

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    Tim Duret  - 17.09.2020, 14:42

    Supporting a Greener Economic Recovery

    Tim Duret, Director of Sustainable Technology at Veolia UK and Ireland, comments ahead of Recycling Week 2020 in the United Kingdom from 21-27 September.

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    Leigh Anderson  - 11.09.2020, 14:00

    Supply Chain Careers Under the New Normal

    Leigh Anderson, managing director of Bis Henderson Recruitment, considers ways supply chain professionals can maximise their potential for job opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Louisa Hosegood  - 20.10.2020, 18:30

    Combining to Compete

    Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director at Bis Henderson Consulting, explains the competitive advantages collaborative relationships bring to supply chain logistics.

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    Ian McKinnon  - 20.08.2020, 16:46

    Why Health and Safety are an Even Greater Priority

    Ian McKinnon, managing director of The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), considers the tougher sentencing regime for health and safety breaches which has been effect in the UK since 2016.

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    Thomas Goodall  - 17.08.2020, 20:00

    Prioritising Fuel Management for Commercial Fleets

    Thomas Goodall considers the options that are available to commercial fleet operators seeking to reduce their fuel consumption.

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    Mike Elliott  - 10.08.2020, 13:56

    All Present and Accounted For

    Mike Elliott, CEO of IoT platform Over-C, explains how technology which is protecting facilities management staff during Covid-19 serves the dual purpose of safeguarding intellectual property.

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    Holly Birkett ,  Sarah Forbes  - 31.07.2020, 12:25

    Reimagining the Future of Work

    Birmingham University Business School lecturers Dr. Holly Birkett and Dr. Sarah Forbes consider research undertaken with the University of Kent into the lasting legacy of Covid-19 on employment practices.

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    Matthew Margetts  - 27.07.2020, 18:09

    Why the Future of FM is Automation

    Matthew Margetts, sales and marketing director with IoT asset monitoring solutions company Smarter Technologies, presents the case for smart(er) facilities management.

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    Axel Schmidt  - 15.07.2020, 17:33

    Streamlining Efficiency with Paperless Warehouse Processes

    Axel Schmidt from Gartner "Cool Vendor" ProGlove explains why paperless warehousing is an environmental imperative.

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    Karen Trigg  - 10.07.2020, 09:22

    Another Barrier of Protection

    Karen Trigg from Allegion UK presents the case for antimicrobial door and window hardware finishes.

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    Neal Langerman  - 12.06.2020, 16:34

    Sanitising Your Business Against Covid-19

    Neal Langerman, PhD, a freelance chemist with Kolabtree, discovers significant omissions in UK government guidelines for businesses reopening premises after Covid-19 lockdown.

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    Serco Group Plc  - 28.05.2020, 10:53

    The ‘Nudges’ of Nudge Theory

    Serco Middle East explain why COVID-19 is changing how businesses manage employee experience in the UAE and wider Gulf region.

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    Katie Burrows  - 21.05.2020, 12:07

    Why Change Management Begins with Sustainability

    Katie Burrows, energy services solutions manager for UK renewable electricity supplier Haven Power, presents the business case for decarbonisation.

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    The SOCOTEC Group  - 11.05.2020, 17:53

    HSE Guidance on Lone Working Policies and Procedures

    Analysis from SOCOTEC of recently updated guidance for Lone Working and their employees from the UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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    Jaimie Woodhall  - 07.05.2020, 11:59

    Keeping Infection at Bay After Lockdown

    As businesses prepare to reopen when COVID-19 lockdown is lifted, Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, says implementing measures to keep facilities clean and employees safe is essential.

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    Rodrigue Zbinden  - 06.05.2020, 09:33

    The Benefits of Hosted Access Control During Lockdown

    Rodrigue Zbinden, President and CEO of Swiss high-tech company Morphean, explains why cloud access control integration is proving to be the perfect solution for facilities managers during COVID-19 lockdowns.

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    Paul Blackhurst  - 04.05.2020, 17:39

    Staying Ahead of the COVID-19 Rat Race

    Paul Blackhurst, Head of the Technical Academy at Rentokil Pest Control, explains how the company's preventative digital solutions are countering changes in rodent behaviour during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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    Paul Lucas  - 24.04.2020, 14:15

    The Truth About COVID-19 and HVAC

    Paul Lucas, managing director of UK hard services provider Artic Building Services, explains why claims heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are contributing to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are widely off the mark.

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    Robin Mills  - 14.04.2020, 16:17

    Recognising Colleagues in Unprecedented Times

    Robin Mills, managing director of Compass Group UK & Ireland, acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of colleagues during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 09.04.2020, 17:03

    Working Productively From Home

    Savills flexible office venture Workthere have produced a series of tips to help workers replicate their usual working environment at home to counter disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 09.04.2020, 16:41

    The Critical Role of Cleaners in Defeating COVID-19

    Incentive QAS, the contract cleaning division of the UK's Incentive FM Group, has expanded its training operation in response to rising demand for professional cleaning in community-critical buildings during the COVID-19 crisis.

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    Carl Standertskjold-Nordenstam  - 26.03.2020, 15:28

    The Value of the Smart Workspace

    Carl Standertskjold, Corporate Segment Marketing Manager for Sony Professional Solutions Europe, explains rising demand for smart workspaces.

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    SANHA GmbH  - 26.03.2020, 14:56

    Using Copper in the Fight Against COVID-19

    Copper Alliance member SANHA GmbH presents the case for using copper to help contain the spread of coronavirus disease ( COVID-19).

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    Colin Trowell  - 16.03.2020, 13:56

    The Role of FM in Hospital Hygiene

    Colin Trowell, managing director of UK hard services provider Artic Building Services, on the role of facilities management in supporting hospital Estate Teams to control infection and maintain good patient hygiene.

  • Anthony Coates-Smith  - 12.03.2020, 10:48

    Commentary on Green Heat Network Fund in UK Budget Statement

    Anthony Coates-Smith, managing director of Insite Energy, a London-based heat network metering and billing payment specialist which manages approximately 250 UK heat network schemes, comments on UK government proposals to invest in a new Green Heat Network Fund.

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    Gregory Allouis  - 11.03.2020, 17:27

    Spie UK Reacts to EV Proposals in UK Budget

    Gregory Allouis, Strategic Solutions Director, SPIE UK, comments on provisions for electric vehicles (EV) in the UK Budget.

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    Bryan Christiansen  - 11.03.2020, 16:44

    Software Solutions for the Modern Facilities Manager

    With a plethora of software platforms available today, Bryan Christiansen, founder and CEO of Limble CMMS, cautions facilities managers to be vigilant in selecting solutions that meet their operational needs.

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    Jaimie Woodhall  - 11.03.2020, 15:56

    Don’t turn your Nose up at Employee Health

    With seasonal flu coinciding with the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United Kingdom, Jamie Woodhall, UK Technical & Innovation Manager for Initial Washroom Hygiene, explains the measures employees and employers can take to improve workplace hygiene.

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    Paul Lucas  - 11.02.2020, 13:28

    Multiskilled or Specialist? Why Not Both?

    Paul Lucas, managing director of Artic Building Services, explains why outsourcing hard services doesn't boil down to choosing between single- and multi- technical engineering service providers.

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    Martin O’Rourke  - 11.02.2020, 12:16

    Managing Workplaces Holistically

    Martin O’Rourke, commercial director at Birchwood Park, the largest single-owned out of town business park in the North West of England, considers how employers should respond to shifting trends in the workplace.

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    Justine Salmon  - 11.02.2020, 11:46

    Inspiring Female Talent in FM

    Justine Salmon, divisional director with ABM UK, advises on how best to inspire the new generation of female talent to follow careers in facilities management and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

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    Karen Trigg  - 05.02.2020, 15:42

    Making the Grade

    Allegion UK business development manager Karen Trigg explains why universities must improve fire safety strategies following the Grenfell-style fire that recently engulfed cladding at The Cube Building on the campus of Bolton University in Greater Manchester.

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    Paula Broadbent  - 31.01.2020, 14:53

    Bringing the Human Touch to Invisible Technologies

    Paula Broadbent, Retirement Solutions director for ENGIE UK, considers the future impact of housing technology on the elderly.

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    Chris Pickles  - 24.01.2020, 17:43

    Keeping Ice Away with True Grit

    Chris Pickles, operations director with Rentokil Initial environmental services subsidiary, Ambius, provides guidance for facilities managers on winter gritting.

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    Andy Griffin  - 22.01.2020, 13:29

    Why Bots and Virtual Agents Are Changing Business

    Andy Griffin, CTO with disruptive BPO Woven, considers the unstoppable impact of AI on customer services interaction.

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    Imogen Palmer  - 17.01.2020, 14:03

    Reduce Absences on National Sickie Day

    Imogen Palmer provides timely advice for employers in the approach to National Sickie Day (the day in the UK when employees are statistically the most likely to pull a sickie) on Monday 3rd February.

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    Trevor Ball  - 14.01.2020, 16:46

    The Importance of Wireless in Access Control

    Trevor Ball, Lead for Electronics Sales at Allegion UK, explains why seamless wireless integration is important in today’s access control market.

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    Paula Broadbent  - 13.01.2020, 12:03

    The Ageing Revolution

    Paula Broadbent, Retirement Solutions Director for ENGIE, says building more adaptive homes for older people does not address loneliness which claims more lives in the UK than obesity.

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    David Neville  - 09.01.2020, 22:28

    Flexible Shafts and Commercial Drain Cleaning

    David Neville, account manager with S.S. White Technologies Inc, looks at processes and equipment commonly used for clearing severely blocked drains, including "flexible shafts" which were pioneered by his company.

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    Aidan Bell  - 08.01.2020, 12:56

    Taking Responsibility for Our Built Environment

    Aidan Bell, co-founder of sustainable building materials company Envirobuild, explains why facility managers should be championing new sustainability standards.

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    Louise Hosking  - 06.01.2020, 16:51

    Creating a Safer Future

    Louise Hosking, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) vice-president and founder of Hosking Associates, says the past holds many lessons for today's OSH professionals.

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    Matt Blaydon  - 21.07.2020, 17:21

    Blended Work Practices and Post-COVID-19 Workplaces

    Matt Blaydon, building consultancy specialist with commercial property consultancy Matthews & Goodman LLP, finds parallels between employers' responses to the 1918 Spanish Flu and changes which are being introduced in workplaces to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Dan Zakai  - 21.07.2020, 16:25

    Why the Death of the Office is Greatly Exaggerated

    Dan Zakai, co-founder and CEO of Mindspace, explains why the Covid-19 pandemic will serve as a catalyst for a long-overdue rebirth of brick-and-mortar offices.

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    FM Magazine  - 26.06.2020, 11:33

    Reopening with Total Confidence

    Franck Racapé, Vice President, EMEA, Philips Professional Display Solutions, discusses the launch of the company's new PeopleCount queue management and social distancing solution for retailers, pubs and restaurants with FM Magazine.

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    Adam Wells  - 17.04.2020, 22:17

    Chilling Out

    Adam Wells, a Solutions Engineer with Pfannenberg USA, explains why liquid cooling solutions are often used when welding electrical enclosures.

Best Practice

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    Sophia Daukus  - 16.12.2020, 14:36

    Why Durable Flooring Is Essential for Government Buildings

    Sophia Daukus explains why epoxy floor coating systems should always be considered for high-footfall public, military buildings and educational facilities.

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    CINTEC International  - 10.12.2020, 21:22

    Fire Resistance in Anchor Systems

    Despite the welcome focus on the safety of cladding following the UK’s Grenfell Tower tragedy, Cintec North America is cautioning specifiers to consider the fire resistance of remedial anchors and reinforcements used in building renovation.

  • Rooftop deployment of Integrum's IoT-interfaced BirdAlert device. (photo: Integrum Services Limited)
    News Editor  - 06.11.2020, 11:29

    Revolutionising Bird Control

    London pest control company Integrum Services is changing the landscape of bird control in the United Kingdom with its BirdAlert bird scaring solution which utilises the IoT to help businesses maintain bird-free environments.

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    Albert Gunnarson  - 27.10.2020, 23:17

    Avoiding the Perils of Control Valve Selection

    Following a checklist can help specifiers and purchasers reducing failure rates for two-way flow control valves according to Al Gunnarson, Warren Controls' VP of Sales, Marketing and Product Development.

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    News Editor  - 21.10.2020, 23:09

    Case Study: University of Warwick Flammable Storage

    The University of Warwick recently upgraded its chemical storage facilities to ensure continued compliance with the UK's Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).

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    News Editor  - 21.10.2020, 20:02

    Protecting Smart Buildings from Cyber Attacks

    IP access control solutions provider 2N is marking cyber security month with guidance on protecting smart buildings from potentially crippling cyber attacks.

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    News Editor  - 22.10.2020, 13:08

    A Successful IFM Partnership

    Serco and the Belgian Ministry of Defence are celebrating the second anniversary of an integrated Facilities Management (IFM) outsourcing contract at the Heverlee and Meerdaal military bases.

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    News Editor  - 09.10.2020, 16:05

    Supporting One of the UK's Largest Residential Property Managers

    Online construction portal Alcumus SafeContractor is helping property major Rendall & Rittner streamline hard services procurement for 80,000 residential units across the United Kingdom.

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    Robert Workosky  - 09.09.2020, 19:38

    Selecting the Right Steam Control Mechanism

    Robert Workosky, regional sales manager at Warren Controls for the Northeastern United States, explains the importance of moving beyond 'business as usual' regulators and relief valves when specifying steam control applications.

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    G4S PLC  - 27.08.2020, 15:14

    Supporting Belgrade's Urban Renewal

    G4S has provided consultancy services for a parking system in a mixed-use complex forming part of the Serbian government's ambitious US $3.5 billion Belgrade Waterfront regeneration project.

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    Jaimie Woodhall  - 27.07.2020, 02:26

    Preparing your Facility for the Return to Work

    Jamie Woodhall, technical and innovations manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, explains how the company is helping employers and facilities managers ensure people return to their workplaces safely.

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    News Editor  - 17.06.2020, 01:06

    The Danger's in the Pipework

    Ireland’s largest independent security and facilities management company is warning companies emerging from Covid-19 to beware the threat of Legionnaires’ Disease.

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    News Editor  - 10.06.2020, 11:51

    Protecting Returning Workers from Harm

    SOCOTEC explains why following respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and mask face-fit guidelines is now even more essential for workforces exposed to hazardous substances.

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    Mark Gifford  - 04.05.2020, 20:53

    Building Measurement and Verification in Lockdown

    Mark Gifford, Technical Services Manager with global building performance specialist IES, considers the implications of Zero Running Buildings for Energy Services and FM teams during COVID-19.

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    Andrew Baird  - 29.04.2020, 13:43

    Keeping Wastewater Treatment within Consent

    Andrew Baird, technical director for environmental wastewater consultancy WPL, explains why robust wastewater treatment is essential for conforming with new Zero Pollutions requirements from the Environment Agency (EA) in the UK.

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    Eryl Jones  - 23.04.2020, 15:11

    Selecting a Door Closer System

    Eryl Jones. managing director of ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group, explains why accessibility and fire safety are as important as design when specifying door closer systems for public and commercial buildings.

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    Chris Colpaert  - 23.03.2020, 12:30

    Mitigating the Threat of Germs

    Chris Colpaert, General Manager for Philips’ Professional Display Solutions in EMEA, AP & NA, explains the importance of touch screen, remote control, and hard switch hygiene to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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    Rene Buhay  - 17.03.2020, 12:17

    Making Working from Home Work

    Rene Buhay, VP Sales & Marketing for AV manufacturer AVer Europe, considers the technology businesses will need to make remote working a success as they grapple with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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    James Dodgson  - 12.02.2020, 12:17

    Tackling Asbestos in Post-2000 Buildings

    James Dodgson, SOCOTEC’s commercial director for Asbestos, considers the application of the Asbestos Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 to commercial buildings constructed with asbestos-containing materials that were already in the supply chain when the UK's ban took effect.

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    Paul Casson  - 03.02.2020, 13:12

    Ensuring Sky-high Levels of Hygiene After the Holiday Rush

    Paul Casson, Technical Field Manager with Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, says February is the perfect time for businesses in the hospitality sector to implement a deep clean.

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    Gary Bradshaw  - 22.01.2020, 17:36

    Retrofitting Redundant Industrial Alarms

    Gary Bradshaw, director at remote monitoring specialist Omniflex, case-studies best practice in upgrading obsolete industrial alarm systems.

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    Ken Diable  - 08.01.2020, 14:11

    Stopping Preventable Deaths

    Ken Diable, managing director of fall protection specialists Heightsafe Systems, considers measures FMs can implement to ensure better workplace safety.


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    News Editor  - 20.11.2020, 12:35

    China International Furniture Fair 2021

    The 47th edition of FM Industry partner event - and the world's largest furniture exhibition, CIFF, will take place in Guangzhou from 18-21 March and 28 to 31 March, 2021.

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    News Editor  - 28.08.2020, 10:29

    CAREL to Exhibit at Virtual Natural Refrigerant Trade Show

    HVAC-R solutions provider CAREL Industries S.p.A. will be exhibiting a range of equipment and IoT services at the Natural Refrigerant Virtual Trade Show from 1-2 September.

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    News Editor  - 12.08.2020, 04:01

    Inaugural Technology & Marketing Awards for FM and Cleaning

    Sponsored by global hygiene company Vectair Systems, the first Technology & Marketing Awards will open for entries on Monday 14th September 2020.

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    News Editor  - 10.08.2020, 12:49

    CIFF Guangzhou Attracts 145,363 Visitors

    The first major furniture exhibition to be held during the Covid-19 pandemic and FM Industry partner event, CIFF Guangzhou 2020, attracted 1,607 exhibitors and 145,363 visitors.

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    News Editor  - 07.07.2020, 11:09

    CIFF Guangzhou to Open on 27 July

    Asia's first major design event since the Covid-19 pandemic and FM Industry partner exhibition, The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), will take place from 27th to 30th July in Guangzhou.

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    News Editor  - 01.06.2020, 14:04

    Big 5 Postponed to 2021 (Dubai WTC)

    The Big 5, the Middle East's largest construction event, has been rescheduled for 12-15 September 2021.

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    FM Editor  - 25.03.2020, 14:22

    Postponement of TU-Auto Detroit 2020

    Informa Tech Automotive has rescheduled TU-Automotive Detroit and co-located events, TU-Automotive Awards and WardsAuto Interiors Conference 2020 to 18-20th August.

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    Philip Baum  - 17.01.2020, 15:18

    Behavioural Analysis 2020

    Philip Baum, Chair of Behavioural Analysis 2020 and managing director of global security consultancy and training services provider, Green Light Limited, provides a preview of the forthcoming conference.


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    Luke Worrall  - 10.12.2020, 15:58

    Future-proofing Your Commercial Power Supply

    Luke Worrall, business development manager for UK-baseed NerG, presents the business case for self-operated combined heat and power (CHP) systems.

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    Terminix Global Holdings  - 09.12.2020, 17:12

    Preventing Rat Infestations this Winter

    With temperatures falling, Terminix is advising households to be extra vigilant as Covid-19 restaurant and businesses closures tempt rats to seek food and shelter in homes.

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    Siemens AG  - 08.12.2020, 14:43

    Reduce Your Carbon Footprint this Christmas

    Advice from Siemens on how households can lower their carbon footprint over the festive season.

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    Cathy Spears  - 07.12.2020, 19:28

    Mitigating Waste in Public Spaces

    Covid-19 concerns about food waste in public spaces and environmental concerns over single-use plastic packaging are prompting many public sector organisations to rethink environmental management.

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    Rene Buhay  - 30.11.2020, 13:07

    Why Video Conferencing Has Saved 2020

    Rene Buhay, VP of Sales and Marketing at AVer Europe, discusses the upsurge in video conferencing during the Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on businesses as well as families.

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    Cathy Spears  - 30.11.2020, 12:40

    Enhancing Warehouse Productivity

    A rapid increase in home deliveries during Covid-19 lockdown is forcing many warehousing operations to re-assess their processes, capacity, and implement upgrades.

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    Chris Potts  - 24.11.2020, 14:55

    How You Go About Protecting Your Lone Workers

    With working from home likely to remain a norm even after Covid-19, Chris Potts, ANT Telecom marketing director, considers safeguarding measures that are available to employers.

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    Dan Shields  - 24.11.2020, 08:54

    Managing Building Occupancy for COVID-security

    Dan Shields, CEO of Building IoT management platform operator, Shields Energy, explains how realtime management of occupancy levels and indoor air quality is making facilities safer post-Covid-19.

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    Dan Zakai  - 18.11.2020, 13:38

    How Much More Will Flex Space Bend?

    Dan Zakai, CEO and co-founder of Tel Aviv-based Mindspace, considers the lasting legacy of Covid-19 on the global flex space market.

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    Faye Bowser  - 18.11.2020, 13:02

    Approaching Decarbonisation

    Faye Bowser, Head of Siemens Energy Solutions, provides guidance on the measures businesses can take to decarbonise.

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    Cathy Spears  - 03.11.2020, 12:51

    The Benefits of Hard Water

    An almost ubiquitous focus on the negative properties of hard water risks obscuring many proven health benefits that are associated with water with high mineral content.

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    Paul Lucas  - 28.10.2020, 11:11

    Funding Net-Zero Emissions

    Paul Lucas, managing director of Artic Building Services, explains how organisations can benefit from grants available under the UK's recently announced Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS).

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    Cathy Spears  - 23.10.2020, 17:24

    Maintaining Your Social Life During COVID-19

    Following an easing of lockdown restrictions in many countries, visiting family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic has become even more essential for physical and mental wellbeing.

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    Andrea Falco  - 13.10.2020, 11:45

    Supporting Recycling with Deposit Schemes

    Andrea Falco, Head of Sales at HSM, explains why the rest of the UK will follow Scotland's decision to introduce a deposit scheme for bottles and cans in 2022 to support recycling.

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    Steve Purvis  - 12.10.2020, 12:47

    A New Strategy for a New Reality

    Steve Purvis, operations director at Bis Henderson Space, presents the arguments for intelligent inventories in post-Covid-19 supply chain logistics.

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    Keith Gallacher  - 06.10.2020, 14:52

    Removing Knotweed Safely

    Keith Gallacher, director of Complete Weed Control Scotland, reviews the strategies and legislation used to control Japanese Knotweed infestations on construction sites.

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    Klaus Allion  - 28.09.2020, 17:20

    Improving Your Quality Proposition with Asset Monitoring

    Klaus Allion, managing director of ANT Telecom, explains why smartphone communication of critical information and alerts enhances service quality in retail and hospitality.

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    Mark Newton  - 25.09.2020, 12:24

    Indoor CO2 Monitoring and Covid-19

    Mark Newton, managing director of sensing and peripheral devices for intelligent buildings, Sontay, explains why a healthy indoor environment is essential for Covid-security.

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    Lisa Piley  - 17.09.2020, 10:38

    Refresh the Office to Beat the Covid Blues

    Lisa Piley, commercial colour consultant at AkzoNobel subsidiary, Dulux Trade, explains why redecorating the office can help improve the wellbeing of returning staff.

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    Bjoern Reinke  - 11.09.2020, 13:28

    Making Sense of the Numbers

    Director of Data and Data Science at Haven Power, Bjoern Reinke, explains why AI and machine learning are essential for interpreting the huge volumes of data generated by commercial smart meters.

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    Cathy Spears  - 07.09.2020, 15:42

    What You Need to Know About Building a Business App

    Despite a marked increase in the number of new apps on Google Play and Apple's App Store, launching a native app requires considerable planning if it is to deliver your brand experience to potential customers.

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    Karen Trigg  - 04.09.2020, 01:23

    Protecting Against Virus Transmission in Schools

    With schools in the UK reopening, Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion, explains the role of touchless hardware in infection control.

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    Steve Purvis  - 04.09.2020, 00:45

    Flexible Spaces and the Supply Chain

    Steve Purvis, operations director at Bis Henderson Space, explains why flexible spaces are an important supply chain consideration in times of uncertainty.

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    Centurion Safety Products  - 08.09.2020, 14:30

    When Clarity Counts

    With organisations around the world reopening as Covid-19 restrictions ease, face screen manufacturer Centurion is encouraging purchasers of PPE to be extra vigilant.

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    Maham Azam  - 27.08.2020, 15:39

    Choosing the Best Surface for Your Business

    In the era of COVID-19, budget and maintenance are arguably two of the most important things to keep in mind when choosing a surface for your workplace.

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    Peter Duncanson  - 27.08.2020, 13:57

    Preparing for the Storms Double Whammy

    ServiceMaster Restore director Peter Duncanson explains why a record-breaking hurricane season in the United States means additional risks for COVID-security.

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    Mark Harper  - 12.08.2020, 12:42

    Combatting the Data Security Challenges of Remote Working

    Mark Harper explains the growing popularity of paper shredders with organisations whose staff are continuing to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Karen Trigg  - 10.08.2020, 13:24

    The Importance of Door Hardware

    Allegion UK's Karen Trigg considers the importance for saving lives of door hardware selection and routine fire checks.

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    Cathy Spears  - 05.08.2020, 22:53

    Establish a Facilities Management Company in China

    As facilities management differentiates itself from property management in China, new openings are becoming available to established European and U.S. service providers.

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    Louisa Hosegood  - 14.07.2020, 17:16

    Repurposing Retail for the New Normal

    Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director at Bis Henderson Consulting, considers the impact of the migration towards shopping online and Covid-19 on the retail sector.

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    Mark Harper  - 07.07.2020, 13:57

    Making Packaging More Sustainable

    Mark Harper, Head of Sales (UK & Ireland) for office technology company HSM, makes the case for perforating cardboard offcuts from packaging used for online deliveries.

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    Jane Embury  - 02.07.2020, 13:43

    Not Quite FDR

    Jane Embury explains why a UK government commitment to build its way out of recession falls far short of Boris Johson's pledge of a Rooseveltian New Deal.

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    Katie Burrows  - 15.06.2020, 14:21

    On the Journey Towards Carbon Neutral

    Katie Burrows, energy services solutions manager for Haven Power, considers what the UK government's commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 really means for businesses.

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    Steve Teesdale  - 12.06.2020, 14:43

    Why You Really Need to Know Your Disinfectants

    Steve Teasdale, InnuScience co-Founder and Vice-President of Scientific Affairs, explains why recognising differences between bactericides, virucides and fungicides is essential for COVID-Security.

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    Cathy Spears  - 10.06.2020, 20:26

    The Case for Specialist Tax Consultants

    The long-term benefits of specialist tax accountants for businesses are frequently overlooked when discussion focuses too closely on their fees.

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    Cathy Spears  - 05.06.2020, 12:20

    Signs Your Office Needs a Makeover

    Your office’s design can have a direct impact on employee health, efficiency and morale.

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    Klaus Allion  - 28.05.2020, 12:46

    Life After Lockdown

    Klaus Allion, ANT Telecom managing director, considers the millions of workers who will continue working remotely even as governments ease Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

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    Jamie Squires  - 26.05.2020, 15:24

    The Future of Concrete Repairs

    With concrete repair accounting for more than 3 per cent of the concrete market, Jamie Squires, product manager at Sika, considers the technical innovation that supports it.

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    Steve Teesdale  - 21.05.2020, 13:37

    Keeping the Air we Breathe Safer

    Steve Teasdale, InnuScience co-Founder and Vice-President of Scientific Affairs, explains the link between cleaning products and indoor air quality (IAQ).

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    Caroline Zampier  - 04.05.2020, 18:37

    Why Moss is Trending in Office Design

    Caroline Zampier, Interior Designer at Crown Workspace, explains why Uber and other leading brands are adopting moss as their plant material of choice for living walls and interior office features.

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    Steve Teesdale  - 04.05.2020, 10:34

    More than Merely Words

    Steve Teasdale, co-Founder and Vice-President of Scientific Affairs at InnuScience, explains why the distinction between cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting is central to controlling COVID-19.

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    Axel Schmidt  - 01.05.2020, 16:41

    International Workers' Day 2025: A Robots-only Affair?

    With AI, automation and robotics performing more and more workplace tasks, ProGlove communications manager, Axel Schmidt, considers the future of International Workers' Day.

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    Cathy Spears  - 30.04.2020, 20:37

    Manufacturing: Bouncing Back from COVID-19

    Despite gloomy predictions for the manufacturing sector, the hiatus in production ushered in by COVID-19 lockdowns and falling demand presents a breathing space for reviewing and streamlining operations.

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    Justin Bean  - 25.04.2020, 13:45

    Facilitating Food Supply Management During COVID-19

    Although the COVID-19 crisis is affecting many verticals and markets, its impact on the food supply chain space has been disproportionate.

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    Bryan Christiansen  - 22.04.2020, 14:07

    The Magic Behind Condition Based Maintenance

    Bryan Christiansen, CEO of Limble CMMS, explains why Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) is becoming the methodology of choice for operators of manufacturing facilities.

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    Chris Hurcombe  - 21.04.2020, 10:56

    Preparing for New Time of Use Tariffs

    Chris Hurcombe, CEO of third-party energy intermediary Catalyst Commercial Services, discusses changes to time of use tariffs for electricity network charges that come into effect in April 2021.

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    Cathy Spears  - 20.04.2020, 20:38

    Retaining Staff in 2020

    Staff retention is often a big challenges for talent managers but can be overcome by considering and listening to the career needs of employees.

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    Cathy Spears  - 01.04.2020, 17:54

    What to Expect from Customer Support Software?

    The right software can transform customer support and retention for many businesses but often depends on their specific requirements, as well as a willingness to train support personnel.

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    Paul Twiss  - 31.03.2020, 12:51

    Keeping COVID-19 at Bay

    Paul Twiss, InnuScience marketing director, explains why governments are advocating soap and water as a primary defence against COVID-19.

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    Paul Lucas  - 16.03.2020, 20:00

    Debunking the Myth: Why FM is Not Exclusively About Managing Contracts

    Paul Lucas, managing director of Artic building Services, explains why the daily responsibilities of facilities managers extend well beyond managing contracts and contractors.

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    Cathy Spears  - 16.03.2020, 18:08

    Is the MBA Still the Holy Grail of Business Degrees?

    The MBA degree has long been regarded as an essential qualification for managers who want to lead the biggest and best businesses. But is this still the case?

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    Cathy Spears  - 12.03.2020, 00:18

    Supporting the Next Generation of Facilities Managers After Retirement

    If hanging up your boots is the last thing on your mind after a successful career in facilities management, there are several ways you can put your hard-earned skills to good use, and still enjoy everything you've dreamt of in retirement.

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    Cathy Spears  - 11.03.2020, 23:48

    A Place for Everything, Everything in its Place

    Clutter can be the scourge of many an office environment, with documents competing with stationery and technology for desk space, and disorder impairing productivity.

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    Rene Buhay  - 05.03.2020, 12:26

    The Fuss Should Fit the Forum

    Rene Buhay, VP Sales & Marketing with AVer Europe, looks at the conferencing technology requirements of differentky sized rooms.

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    Cathy Spears  - 03.03.2020, 16:18

    The Best Channels for Attracting Top Talent

    With a large number of recruitment channels now available to HR managers, Cathy Spears explains why it is important to select those that understand an employer's brand, industry and skills requriements.

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    Klaus Allion  - 27.02.2020, 10:41

    Keeping Green Construction Safe

    Klaus Allion, ANT Telecom managing director, says lone worker devices are assuming critical importance as a greener construction industry transitions to novel but frequently less understood building techniques and technologies.

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    Cathy Spears  - 20.02.2020, 10:55

    Is Repurposing Empty Buildings the Panacea for Homelessness?

    Cathy Spears weights up the arguments which are advocated for repurposing empty properties to solve the homelessness problem.

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    Cathy Spears  - 18.02.2020, 16:18

    The Remit of Facilities Management

    With facilities management firms across the UK often finding it difficult to define their responsibilities precisely, Cathy Spears considers the services offered within a typical portfolio.

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    Cathy Spears  - 13.02.2020, 09:58

    Learning with Protolabs’ Insight Video Series

    If you are in an industry that uses digital manufacturing, 3D printing or CNC machining, it is always good to know what is at the forefront of technology, as well as the latest techniques that are available to you.

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    Paul Lucas  - 11.02.2020, 14:56

    Facilities Management and Wellbeing in Your Workplace

    Paul Lucas, managing director of Artic Building Services, revisits the link between physical and mental wellbeing, and workplace performance.

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    Cathy Spears  - 07.02.2020, 14:09

    Fun Ideas for Team Building in London

    With better employee engagement high up on the priority list of many organisations, Cathy Spears investigates some of the team building activities London and its surrounding areas have to offer.

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    Cathy Spears  - 07.02.2020, 13:35

    Trends in Promotional Merchandising

    With the trade show season firmly underway, Cathy Spears looks at the latest trends in promotional and branded gifts merchandising.

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    Paul Casson ,  Jaimie Woodhall  - 31.01.2020, 16:37

    Stop the Flu from Spreading through your Office

    Paul Casson, Technical Field Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene and Jamie Woodhall, UK Technical & Innovation Manager at Initial Washroom Hygiene, discuss the importance of good hygiene practices during the flu season.

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    Jake Vernon  - 23.01.2020, 01:38

    A New Era for Ammonia Gas Detection

    Jake Vernon considers ammonia gas detection signaling requirements in revised International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration IIAR 2-A Regulations that take effect in the United States next year.

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    Tom Kolsun  - 21.01.2020, 20:47

    Is Your Ventilation Stuck in the 1970s?

    Tom Kolsun, Strategic Accounts Manager with Aircuity, Inc., presents the case for better ventilation of educational and student facilities.

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    Cathy Spears  - 21.01.2020, 20:05

    Healthcare: Why Medical Indemnity Insurance is Important

    Cathy Spears explains why professional indemnity insurance makes sense in the medical industry.

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    Cathy Spears  - 17.01.2020, 12:50

    Making the Most of Your Office Environment

    Cathy Spears considers some of the challenges associated with maximising office space and creating a productive working environment.

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    FM Editor  - 16.01.2020, 13:25

    Is Technology Always the Solution?

    Businesses are at risk of focusing on the latest security technologies, without giving proper thought to the process, policy and procedures needed to support them, according to Brendan McGarrity, Head of Risk & Design at Evolution.

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    Cathy Spears  - 06.01.2020, 13:06

    Roofing: How to Avoid Being Starstruck

    Despite their allure, roofing contracts for high-profile clients have the potential to make, as well as break, company reputations and require an extra vigilant approach.

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