In Focus

  • Pictured: Prabhu Ramachandran, Founder & CEO of Facilio, Inc. (photo: Facilio, Inc.)
    News Editor  - 17.11.2021, 13:26

    Reimagining CMMS

    Facilio has launched an enterprise-level version of its AI-driven property operations and CMMS platform.

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    News Editor  - 17.11.2021, 12:48

    Revolutionising Climate-friendly Building Operation in Germany

    A collaboration between MeteoViva and the Freiburg-based building automation manufacturer Sauter-Cumulus will supply smart data for application in predictive climate-friendly building control.

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    News Editor  - 17.11.2021, 11:24

    Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London

    ABM has pledged £192,000 of unspent Apprenticeship Levy funding as part of a new initiative with the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) to support small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises with low paid workers.

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    News Editor  - 16.11.2021, 03:08

    Festive Sandwich Launch to Support Charity

    Proceeds from a new range of festive sandwiches from Westbury Street Holdings business, BaxterStorey, are being directed towards supporting UK charity, the Beyond Food Foundation (BFF).

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    News Editor  - 16.11.2021, 01:26

    Leveraging Brand Values to Deepen Customer Loyalty

    Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute has entered into a strategic partnership with Vrity, a data company dedicated to helping brands measure the financial impact of their corporate and social values on customers.

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    News Editor  - 12.11.2021, 16:25

    Kier Re-Affirms 100 Per Cent EV Commitment at COP26

    In celebration of Transport Day at COP26, the UK's Kier Group has become one of seven organisations to commit to the Climate Group EV100 initiative to electrify fleets of over 250,000 vehicles by 2030.

  • Artist's rendering of UBS Arena. (photo: Populous)
    News Editor  - 04.11.2021, 18:07

    UBS Arena to Offer "New York" Flavors

    UBS Arena, the metropolitan New York area's most anticipated live entertainment venue and future home of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, will feature distinctive menu choices when it opens later this month.

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    News Editor  - 04.11.2021, 16:04

    Manufacturer Turns to Shell Energy to Decarbonise UK Operation

    Cepac has announced a collaboration with Shell Energy to reduce its environmental impact and reliance on non-renewable utility supply.

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    News Editor  - 03.11.2021, 14:42

    HRH The Prince of Wales Terra Carta Seal

    Johnson Controls has been named as an inaugural recipient of the Terra Carta Seal from HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of its commitment to creating a sustainable future.

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    News Editor  - 29.10.2021, 11:39

    Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow

    The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has recognised the contribution of Erik Jaspers, Global Strategy & Innovation Director at Planon, to its international development by naming him as a Fellow.

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    News Editor  - 28.10.2021, 10:46

    Vaillant Transitions to Lithium-ion Fleet

    Intralogistics specialists Jungheinrich have supported global energy-saving HVAC solutions provider, Vaillant Group's transition from lead acid to Lithium-ion batteries.

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    News Editor  - 27.10.2021, 16:06

    Improving IAQ and Combating Covid-19

    Rockwell Automation and air purifying leader The Pyure Company have announced a five-year strategic collaboration to develop solutions for improving indoor air quality and checking the spread of COVID-19.

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    News Editor  - 27.10.2021, 09:00

    Chinese-Israeli JV to Target Silver Tech Smart Home Market

    A new joint-venture partnership between Haier subsidiary HCH and global RF imaging products developer Vayyar is set to launch an IoT ecosystem that uses touchless sensor technology to benefit ageing populations in China and other countries.

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    News Editor  - 25.10.2021, 16:51

    Monitoring ESG and Wellness in Buildings with AI

    A new all-in-one solution from Johnson Controls allows building operators to track key metrics relating to sustainability, occupier health and wellness, and energy and water consumption.

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    News Editor  - 20.10.2021, 18:02

    Improving the Coordination of Offshore Wind Transmission

    The Crown Estate, Crown Estate Scotland and National Grid Group subsidiary National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) have committed to building a closer relationship in support coordinated delivery of offshore wind projects in the UK.

  • Autogrill's global HQ building in Novara, Italy. (photo: Autogrill SpA)
    News Editor  - 20.10.2021, 11:38

    Lead. Inspire. Transform.

    Multiple Autogrill employees have been named as "Fab Superstars" at an annual event organised for the travel catering sector by The Moodie Davitt Report.

  • Pictured: Patrick Ghilani, CEO, MRI Software. (photo: Jolie Loren Rizzi)
    News Editor  - 19.10.2021, 16:32

    RE:Visionary Awards 2021

    MRI Software has announced the recipients of its third annual RE:Visionary Awards at the MRI Ascend 2021 North American users conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

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    News Editor  - 30.09.2021, 12:50

    Residential PPM Contract Award

    Polyteck Group has secured a one-year contract to provide planned preventive maintenance (PPM) services at Lillie Square, a new landscaped residential development in West London in the latest of a series of contract wins.

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    News Editor  - 30.09.2021, 10:48

    New Delhi Embraces Smart Metering Technology

    Siemens and Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) have announced the successful deployment of over 200,000 smart meters in the north of the Indian capital.

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    News Editor  - 28.09.2021, 14:10

    National Inclusion Week 2021

    UK Caterer Bartlett Mitchell has committed to initiatives focused on equality, diversity and inclusion at the start of National Inclusion Week.

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    News Editor  - 23.09.2021, 22:52

    Toyota Introduces Lithium-ion Forklift Models

    Toyota reports nearly a quarter of its electrically powered forklift truck models in the United Kingdom are now powered by Lithium-ion cells.

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    News Editor  - 23.09.2021, 14:07

    EcoVadis Silver for Sustainability

    UK Soft services provider Churchill Group has been awarded a Silver medal by EcoVadis in recognition of its sustainable practices and policies.

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    News Editor  - 15.09.2021, 12:56

    Cybersecurity in Smart Building Infrastructure

    Johnson Controls has announced a new partnership with Tempered Networks to provide best-in-class secure communications and network management for its OpenBlue smart buildings technology ecosystem.

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    News Editor  - 15.09.2021, 12:12

    EMCOR Announces Senior UK Appointments

    EMCOR UK has appointed Marcia Ore as Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Cheryl McCall to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

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    News Editor  - 13.09.2021, 13:00

    Honeywell Gent Certified Partner Status for Evolution

    UK fire and security solutions business Evolution has been certified as an official partner for the integration of Honeywell Gent fire detection and alarm systems.

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    News Editor  - 13.09.2021, 09:19

    MRI Acquisition Adds CRM Capabilities

    MRI Software has added customer relationship management capabilities to its portfolio of property sales and rental management solutions following the acquisition of Melbourne-based Box+Dice.

  • Dr Stefan Hardt und Markus Werner following the DGNB recognition of MateoViva Climate.ges Bauen. Foto: DANIEL ELKE (photo: DANIEL ELKE)
    News Editor  - 07.09.2021, 17:01

    Supporting DGNB Sustainable Building Certification

    MeteoViva Climate has been recognised as a service by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) "Buildings in Operation" certification programme.

  • Deluge system. (photo: Johnson Controls)
    News Editor  - 06.09.2021, 09:33

    Johnson Controls Expands Fire Control Portfolio

    Johnson Controls has enhanced its fire suppression offering in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of sprinkler, deluge, water spray and foam system manufacturer, Nu-Form Fire.

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    News Editor  - 06.09.2021, 07:55

    Kentec Adds UK&I Distributor

    Kentec Electronics has welcomed Fortus Group Holdings to its global network of authorised distributors.

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    News Editor  - 31.08.2021, 13:29

    Promoting Employee Wellness and Engagement

    The new Hapi app from hospitality brand BaxterStorey is designed to promote wellbeing and increase engagement of its 6,000+ strong UK workforce.

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    News Editor  - 31.08.2021, 13:05

    Soup, Cigarettes and Toy Spiders Blocking Britain's Drains

    A Lanes Group survey has identified a combination of bad habits and poor public understanding as contributors to a reported surge in fatbergs and drainage issues during the UK's Covid-19 lockdowns.

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    News Editor  - 24.08.2021, 16:46

    Sodexo Announces Senior Corporate Services Appointments

    Sodexo has made three appointments to its Corporate Services leadership team in the United Kingdom and Ireland as it strengthens its Vital Spaces workplace services proposition.

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    News Editor  - 24.08.2021, 11:06

    Partnership Targets Healthcare UV Disinfection Market

    A novel LED UV disinfection technology will become more widely available in healthcare facilities across Europe, the Middle East and ANZ under a partnership between Mackwell Group and Daintree company, GE Current.

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    News Editor  - 24.08.2021, 10:13

    Johnson Controls Extends HVAC Capabilities in Scotland

    Johnson Controls has acquired Glasgow-based commercial and industrial HVAC design and installation specialist Fisher Group in a move that will accelerate its growth plans in Scotland.

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    News Editor  - 16.08.2021, 16:02

    MRI Adds FSI Cloud Platform to IWMS Portfolio

    MRI has acquired UK developer of enterprise class cloud-based facilities management software, FSI, in a move that will strengthen its integrated workplace management software capabilities.

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    News Editor  - 11.08.2021, 08:55

    Acquisition Boosts Mitie Telecom Capability

    Mitie has acquired DAEL Ventures UK, together with its subsidiaries DAEL Telecom, JB Towers and JISTICS for £15 million.

  • Mitie electric vehicle at a charge point. (photo: Mitie)
    News Editor  - 02.08.2021, 10:09

    Driving Charge Point Infrastructure

    Mitie has supported Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual insurance, pensions and investment company, with the installation of ten electric vehicle (EV) charge points.

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    News Editor  - 30.07.2021, 12:49

    Polyteck Accepts Cryptocurrency Payments

    Construction and facilities management business Polyteck has become one of the first companies in the United Kingdom to accept Bitcoin payments from clients and suppliers.

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    News Editor  - 27.07.2021, 13:00

    Taking IAQ Monitoring to Operators of Commercial Property

    Airthings' indoor air quality monitoring solutions will be offered by over 500 channel partners of Carrier brand, and fire and security specialist, Edwards in the United States and Canada under a new distribution partnership.

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    News Editor  - 22.07.2021, 08:44

    Total Parking for the Healthcare Sector

    CARE, a new solution from APT Skidata, offers operators of healthcare facilities a package of parking equipment including barriers, payment machines and gates.

  • STULZ CyberCool Free Cooling Booster. (photo: Stulz GmbH)
    News Editor  - 20.07.2021, 11:07

    Helping Data Centres Beat the Heat

    STULZ has announced the worldwide availability of its CyberCool Free Cooling Booster, an innovative free cooling module that enables data centres and industrial applications to benefit from environmentally friendly cooling.

  • Jim Melvin and Delia Cannings. (photo: British Cleaning Council (BCC))
    News Editor  - 19.07.2021, 17:28

    BCC Elects Chairman and Deputy Chair

    The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has elected a new Chairman and Deputy Chair at its recent Annual General Meeting.

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    News Editor  - 19.07.2021, 12:03

    Sodexo Expands North American Corporate Food Offering

    Sodexo is expanding the geographical reach of its latest acquisition, the Vancouver-based corporate catering aggregation platform Foodbee, to New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas and Montreal.

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    News Editor  - 19.07.2021, 10:58

    Half of UK Businesses Embrace Clean Air Technology

    New research from Johnson Controls indicates 52 per cent of businesses in the United Kingdom have implemented clean air technology in advance of building reopenings with a further 31 per cent planning to do so in the next 12 months.

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    News Editor  - 14.07.2021, 11:56

    Launch of Innovative Partition Range

    QIC Trims has expanded its fit-out offering with the addition of customised solid and glazed partition systems.

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    News Editor  - 14.07.2021, 10:46

    Showcasing Wembley Park’s Creative Credentials

    As the world’s leading galleries and auction houses collaborate during London Art Week, Quintain Living is showcasing the artistic credentials of over 2,500 apartments which are being offered for rent in London's Wembley Park Development.

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    News Editor  - 08.07.2021, 13:39

    Facilitating the Transition to the Smart Grid

    A collaboration between Siemens and Oracle will help energy suppliers manage market wide "Half Hourly Settlement" (HHS) data processing requirements under settlement reforms being introduced by UK energy regulator, Ofgem.

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    News Editor  - 07.07.2021, 15:31

    MRI Expands Lead-to-Lease Commercial Property Offering

    MRI Software has acquired Canadian intuitive marketing and leasing platform for commercial real estate, Findspace Inc, extending the capabilities of its property management platform.

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    News Editor  - 06.07.2021, 12:05

    Workplace Wellbeing Before Innovation

    Workplace wellbeing will be more important to organisations than product or service innovation according to research conducted by catering brand, Bartlett Mitchell.

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    News Editor  - 06.07.2021, 11:17

    Report Casts Doubt on UK Net Zero Ambitions

    Budget constraints and poor buy-in from senior leadership are listed as the two biggest barriers to the adoption of smart building technologies according to a survey commissioned by Johnson Controls.

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    News Editor  - 05.07.2021, 14:18

    Essex Schools Solar Panel Installations

    Mitie has supported Essex County Council with the installation of roof mounted solar panels at fifteen schools across the county.

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    News Editor  - 05.07.2021, 13:30

    Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics

    Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is introducing 12 cleaning robots to support cleaning operations at several NHS hospitals.

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    News Editor  - 30.06.2021, 21:38

    Railway Cleaning Partnership Shortlisted for UK Award

    London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and cleaning partner Atalian Servest have been named finalists for the Public Sector category of this year's Professional Facilities Management 'Partners in Cleaning' awards.

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    News Editor  - 30.06.2021, 10:38

    Savills IM Adds Assets to Japan Residential Fund

    Savills Investment Management has acquired or committed to acquire a further JPY 24 billion (US $218 million) of residential real estate for inclusion in its Japan Residential Fund II (JRFII).

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    News Editor  - 30.06.2021, 09:50

    American Ventures Partners Selects Apex

    Commercial real estate investment company American Ventures Partners has appointed Apex Group to deliver fund administration, tax compliance and related corporate services.

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    News Editor  - 29.06.2021, 21:08

    New Online Marketplace Offers Planon PropTech Add-on Apps

    Planon has launched an online Marketplace to offer its own add-on applications and integrations and solutions from its network of technology partners to corporate real estate and facility management market.

  • Planon's Innovation Campus in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. (photo: Planon Ltd)
    News Editor  - 06.07.2021, 10:53

    Planon Inaugurates Nijmegen Campus

    Planon has opened a new state-of-the-art Innovation Campus in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

  • WeMaintain executive team, Jade Francine, Benoit Dupon and Tristan Foureur. (photo: Iannis G./REA)
    News Editor  - 29.06.2021, 10:01

    WeMaintain Secures Series B Funding

    Paris and London based PropTech company WeMaintain has raised €30 million in Series B funding.

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    News Editor  - 28.06.2021, 11:20

    Contract Awarded for Cambridgeshire Net Zero Ready Industrial Development

    Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has awarded the construction contract for a new net zero carbon ready industrial development on the outskirts of Cambridge to be marketed as "Bourn Quarter".

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    News Editor  - 24.06.2021, 11:41

    Dedicated Hybrid Workplace Management Solution

    MRI Software has launched Workplace Central, a unified workplace management offering targeted at businesses with hybrid workforces.

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    News Editor  - 24.06.2021, 11:06

    STRABAG PFS Named Germany's Top FM Brand

    The European Real Estate Brand Institute has recognised STRABAG PFS with a "Brand Award" in the facilities management category of its annual awards.

  • The WypAll® Wettask™ Wiper Dispenser System, designed for maximum control of both hygiene and cost efficiencies.  (photo: Kimberly-Clark Professional)
    Kimberly-Clark Professional  - 22.06.2021, 10:41

    Taking Maximum Control of Hygiene

    Introducing from Kimberly-Clark Professional the improved wipe to complete the WypAll® Wettask™ Roll Wiper Dispenser System.

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    News Editor  - 22.06.2021, 09:24

    eCommerce Platform to Boost Parking Revenue

    APT Skidata has developed a new flexible ecommerce solution which is designed to boost car park occupancy and customer visibility, and help operators bolster parking revenues.

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    News Editor  - 22.06.2021, 08:28

    RoSPA FM Sector Award

    EMCOR UK has been presented with a fifth consecutive RoSPA Facilities Management sector award in recognition of health and safety practices at sites it manages for the UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).

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    News Editor  - 16.06.2021, 17:57

    Championing Innovation

    Jaguar Building Services have announced the formation of a new Innovations Department which will be headed up by Innovations & Systems Manager, Chris Howlett.

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    News Editor  - 16.06.2021, 13:25

    Virtual Visits for Life Sciences Manufacturers

    Ecolab's new mixed-reality Virtual Visits service offers real-time cleaning and disinfection advice to manufacturers operating in the life sciences sector.

  • Jon Svensson, AktivBo Group CEO with Per Börjesson, CEO of Investment AB Spiltan. (photo:  Investment AB Spiltan)
    News Editor  - 16.06.2021, 09:11

    Investment AB Spiltan Increases AktivBo Stake

    Investment AB Spiltan is investing a further €1 Million in AktivBo Group, the Swedish developer of a survey and analytics platform for the global real estate industry.

  • The Sugar House Island development. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 14.06.2021, 09:00

    Sugar House Island Engineering Contract

    Vastint has appointed Dizaja, a subsidiary of Baltic engineering and FM services group Civinity, as an engineering contractor for its Sugar House Island mixed-use development in Stratford, East London.

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    News Editor  - 10.06.2021, 17:34

    Delaware North Strengthens Operational Leadership

    Delaware North has announced changes to the leadership of Delaware North Sportservice, its travel division and Australian subsidiary following a realignment of its group operating structure.

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    News Editor  - 10.06.2021, 16:10

    Johnson Controls Joins Urgent Net-Zero G7 Appeal

    On the eve of the G7 Summit, Johnson Controls has become a signatory to an open letter from the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders urging global leaders to accelerate a just transition in the race to net-zero and climate resilience.

  • Dave Peacock, Technical Director, TUV SUD Building Advisory Service. (photo: TUV SUD)
    News Editor  - 08.06.2021, 12:27

    New Technical Director to Lead TÜV SÜD BIM Services

    TÜV SÜD UK has appointed Dave Peacock as Technical Director of its Building Advisory Service.

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    News Editor  - 04.06.2021, 15:51

    Sir Trevor McDonalds Opens New LFS Headquarters

    Newsreader and journalist Sir Trevor McDonald OBE joined the Mayor of Lichfield, Councillor Robert Yardley and Mayoress Jayne Marks during the opening of a new HQ building for Legionella and Fire Safe Services in Rugeley, Staffordshire.

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    News Editor  - 02.06.2021, 22:47

    A New Visual Experience for C•CURE 9000

    Johnson Controls is introducing a reimagined web-based client for the Tyco Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management system.

  • Artist's rendering of the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 27.05.2021, 22:16

    Climate Pledge Arena Food and Beverages Contract

    Climate Pledge Arena, the future home of the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, four-time WNBA champions Seattle Storm and a premier live music and entertainment, has selected Delaware North to manage its on-site food and beverage services.

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    News Editor  - 27.05.2021, 22:00

    Getting in Step with the Future of the Office

    A new survey by MRI Software and CoreNet Global shows tenants expect changes in space usage patterns post-Covid-19 whilst landlords don’t.

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    News Editor  - 26.05.2021, 16:05

    The Valuable 500

    ISS has joined The Valuable 500 movement of leading corporates committed to putting disability on the business leadership agenda.

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    News Editor  - 25.05.2021, 18:34

    PGA of America Selects 2021 Championships Partner

    The PGA of America has selected Delaware North’s Patina Restaurant Group as its food and beverages service partner for the 2021 PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, as part of a hospitality contract that represents the company's first foray into major professional golf.

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    News Editor  - 20.05.2021, 23:33

    H.I.G. Capital to Acquire Travis Perkins UK Plumbing & Heating Business

    Global alternative investment firm H.I.G. Capital with over €36 billion of equity capital under management has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Travis Perkins Plc’s Plumbing & Heating business (P&H).

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    News Editor  - 20.05.2021, 16:29

    UK Employee Experience Awards 2021

    Tailored guest services provider Portico has been selected for multiple UK Employee Experience Awards at an annual ceremony organised by UK EXA.

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    News Editor  - 20.05.2021, 16:04

    Bringing the Next Level of Digital Trust to Smart Buildings

    Users of Johnson Controls' OpenBlue digital solutions suite will be able to utilise the DigiCert ONE PKI platform to secure their smart building applications under a new partnership announced today.

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    News Editor  - 20.05.2021, 14:43

    ANZ Property Management Software Contract

    Real estate fund manager Centuria Capital Group has selected MRI Software to provide a cloud-based property management solution for a portfolio of around 200 assets.

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    News Editor  - 19.05.2021, 09:52

    New Smart Building Starter Kit

    A smart building 'starter kit' from PropTech company Metrikus and partners Disruptive Technologies, Awair and Yanzi, offers a taster of the meaningful insights sensors can provide into building usage patterns.

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    News Editor  - 18.05.2021, 22:35

    Bodet Launches New Websites

    International time management specialists Bodet have announced the launch of two new websites.

  • An OUTCO vehicle sporting the company's branding and corporate livery. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 18.05.2021, 02:03

    A New Brand for a New Outdoor Estates Offering

    A rebranding of the UK's GRITIT Group as OUTCO reflects its new focus on outdoor estate compliance.

  • Vijay Sankaran (photo: Johnson Controls)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 16:27

    Vijay Sankaran Appointed to New Role at Johnson Controls

    Johnson Controls has appointed former TD Ameritrade and Ford Motor Company executive Vijay Sankaran to the newly created role of vice president and chief technology officer with responsibility for its OpenBlue digital platform.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 13:16

    Hertfordshire NHS Trust Contracts

    Mitie has been awarded four multi-service contracts by the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 12:18

    Terminix Reports Q1 2021 Revenue Growth of Three Per Cent

    Terminix has announced unaudited first-quarter 2021 results, reporting a year-over-year revenue increase of three percent to US $471 million.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 10:05

    ISS Turnaround 'Progressing as Planned'

    ISS has issued a positive trading update for the first Quarter of 2021, reporting organic growth of 5.6 per cent under its new OneISS recovery strategy, and the acceleration of its divestment programme.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 22:38

    Facilitating Rapid Responses to Legionella

    BBI Solutions is claiming several world firsts with its new mobile Legionella test.

  • Pictured: Chris O’Shea, Centrica PLC Group Chief Executive. (photo: Centrica PLC)
    News Editor  - 30.04.2021, 11:29

    Creating a More Inclusive and Sustainable Future

    Centrica has launched a new People & Planet plan underpinned by the refreshed purpose, ‘to help our customers live sustainably, simply and affordably’.

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    News Editor  - 29.04.2021, 10:27

    Supporting Energy Usage Monitoring

    A video wall installation is helping commercial energy optimisers manage multiple data feeds and diagnose faults in commercial electricity supply.

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    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 11:25

    Team HARD BTCC Racing Sponsorship

    Life safety business Evolution is sponsoring Team HARD Racing CUPRA Leon sports cars in this year's Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

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    News Editor  - 26.04.2021, 14:56

    Centre of Excellence for Healthy Buildings

    A global partnership between Johnson Controls and the International WELL Building Institute will create a new global centre of excellence for healthy buildings by promoting the WELL Building Standard.

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    News Editor  - 23.04.2021, 14:44

    Making Sustainability Child's Play

    The eco-friendly BioBall and ReNewToys series from Italian toymaker Mondo provide a simple, fun and direct way to teach respect for the environment.

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    News Editor  - 23.04.2021, 14:07

    Regeneration Rising: Sustainable Futures

    New research from Wunderman Thompson suggest people have an appetite to change how they live, learn, work and do business but are looking to businesses to lead the way post-pandemic.

  • Maisie's: the first community store to be launched by the partners. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 11:24

    Novel Self-Service Community Store Concept

    A collaboration between Compass Group subsidiary ESS, Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton and the UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation has developed a new convenience outlet concept dedicated to supporting local supply chains and charities.

  • George Oliver, Johnson Controls' chairman and Chief Executive Officer. (photo: Johnson Controls)
    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 10:41

    Johnson Controls CEO to Address Environmental Summit

    Johnson Controls chairman and CEO George Oliver has been invited by U.S. President Joe Biden to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Change.

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    News Editor  - 19.04.2021, 12:43

    Enhancing Small Building Fire Protection

    Siemens Smart Infrastructure has upgraded Cerberus FIT, its addressable fire system for small and medium-sized buildings.

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    Johnson Controls Expands Electronic Security Capabilities

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    Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls Hyper-scale Data Centre Capabilities

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    Delivering Smart, Healthy and Sustainable Buildings

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    2021 ACR News Awards

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    Acquisition Strengthens STRABAG Hard FM Capabilities

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    Renewable Energy Engineering Firm Relocates to Central Leeds

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    Sodexo Announces New Chief Communications Officer

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    Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls HVAC Capabilities

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    Acquisition of Hospital Cleaning and Disinfection Provider

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    Flexible Working, Happy Employees and CO2 Emissions

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    Second Virtual Showcase of Abloy Solutions

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    Johnson Controls Affirms Zero Carbon Commitment

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    MRI Strengthens IWMS Capabilities

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  • WeMaintain executive team, Jade Francine, Benoit Dupon and Tristan Foureur. (photo: Iannis G./REA)
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    Acquisition Expands Smart Maintenance Capabilities

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    Ankerstjerne Joins Planon

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    Reimaging Real Estate Portfolio Management

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    MRI Extends Lease and FM Software Capabilities

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    Joining the ESG Elite

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    Extension of Raiffeisen IFM Contract

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 08:46

    Driving Workplace Inclusivity

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    Catering for Post-Covid Workplaces

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    Planon Extends Real Estate Portfolio Optimisation Capabilities

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    New Building Advisory Service from TÜV SÜD

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    Keeping Communities Safe

    An innovative partnership between Mitie Security and UK charity Crimestoppers will analyse and share information from businesses on criminal behaviour and potentially support police investigations.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 20:52

    IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 21:09

    Supporting the Fisher House Foundation

    A donations drive involving Serco, Inc, employees, and the sercoVets Employee Resource Group (ERG), has raised US $15,000 for military and veterans' support organization, the Fisher House Foundation.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 15:13

    Putting the Planet First

    Compass Group is among 25 companies to have confirmed support for the Terra Carta pledge launched by HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative.

  • Medirest’s National Domestic and Infection Control Manager, Anna Hallas. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 08.01.2021, 14:12

    Recognition for Medirest Infection Control Manager

    Anna Hallas, Medirest UK's Domestic and Infection Control Manager, has been named in The New Year Honours list for 2021 which recognises the extraordinary achievements of people in the United Kingdom

  •  (photo: Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS))
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    The Polish Expansion

    Video wall manufacturer Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has secured its first contract in Poland following a post-Brexit sales drive into Central and Eastern Europe.


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