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2021

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2021, 15:44

    Venue Operator Launches New CSR Platforms

    Stadium and convention center operator ASM Global has launched ASM Global Acts, the ASM Global Acts Foundation, and a scholarship program to support its commitment to corporate social responsibility, and community and environmental initiatives around the world.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2021, 13:31

    A Dialogue with the Past and a Space for the Future

    After almost seven years of master planning and design, architectural firm Signal Architecture + Research has announced the completion of Phase One of the transformation of Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington.

  • Rendering by The Miller Hull Partnership. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 14.10.2021, 12:04

    San Diego Awards Contracts for New Fire Station

    The City of San Diego has awarded the architectural contract for the new Torrey Pines Fire Station to The Miller Hull Partnership, and announced Level 10 Construction as general contractor for the civic facility.

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    News Editor  - 13.10.2021, 16:47

    Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch

    Ahead of Global Handwashing Day on 15 October, a new campaign announced by Tork and the Philadelphia Eagles will highlight the importance of sustainable hygiene whilst supporting the homeless.

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    News Editor  - 12.10.2021, 08:20

    ESS Expands Mental Health First Aider Programme

    During the last 18 months, Compass Group subsidiary ESS has worked with Mental Health First Aid England to train over a hundred mental health first aiders.

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    News Editor  - 07.10.2021, 16:50

    Inspiring Fans to #turntocold

    The Philadelphia Eagles and Tide, America’s No. 1 laundry detergent brand, are joining forces to motivate fans to make a positive environmental impact by turning the dial from hot to cold.

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    News Editor  - 07.10.2021, 13:58

    Sustainable Catering Comes to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Sodexo Live! recently supported the delivery of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the UK’s ultimate celebration of all things horticultural.

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    News Editor  - 07.10.2021, 12:06

    Supporting Airborne Infection Control

    ABM UK has launched a comprehensive programme of services to help businesses improve indoor air quality in the post-Covid-19 environment.

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    News Editor  - 06.10.2021, 13:03

    Derwent Awarded Place on Educational Sector Framework

    Derwent fm has been awarded a place on the Crescent Purchasing Consortium’s Total Facilities Management Framework Agreement for the education sector which conforms with public contracts regulations in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 06.10.2021, 10:27

    Psychological Health Certification First for EMCOR UK

    EMCOR UK has become the first organization in the world to be certified against BSI’s new psychological health and safety scheme ahead of World Mental Health Day.

  • Veteran brokers Matt Hart (L) and Alex Phillips have joined Cushman & Wakefield. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield.)
    News Editor  - 05.10.2021, 17:45

    Cushman & Wakefield Poaches Senior Savills Tenant Reps

    Cushman & Wakefield has added veteran occupier services specialists Matt Hart as Vice Chairman and Alex Phillips as Executive Managing Director of its San Francisco office.

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    News Editor  - 05.10.2021, 16:20

    Operating a Green Fleet

    Terminix has recently been named one of the most eco-friendly companies in the United States for its commitment to green vehicles.

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    News Editor  - 05.10.2021, 16:56

    Getting Smarter with Equality, Diversion and Inclusion

    RoSPA and L’Oréal are reporting a 'phenomenal' response to their Leading Safely for Women programme which launched earlier in the year as part of a wider [email protected]@Home partnership.

  • The Das Auge Building in Darmstadt. (photo: HOCHTIEF Project Development)
    News Editor  - 05.10.2021, 10:05

    Das Auge Contract

    STRABAG PFS has taken over delivery of integrated facilities management services at the Das Auge commercial building development in Darmstadt following the award of a contract by Deutsche Fonds Holding GmbH.

  • Jeff Phelan. (photo: Siemens Corporation)
    News Editor  - 05.10.2021, 08:53

    Senior Appointment at Russelectric

    Siemens business Russelectric has appointed Jeff Phelan from Siemens Corporations' energy services division as its new Director of Field Service.

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    News Editor  - 30.09.2021, 15:12

    Predicting the Return to the Office

    A new report from Cushman & Wakefield considers the impact of the Delta variant and other factors on global return-to-office planning, and makes new forecasts based on declining Covid-19 cases and progress towards achieving herd resiliency through adequate vaccination rates.

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    News Editor  - 30.09.2021, 14:44

    Savills IM Fund to Acquire Leipzig Office Building

    Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has signed a purchase agreement for an office building currently under construction in Leipzig for its club deal special fund, "Savills IM Real Invest 1".

  • Many high-rise residential buildings in the UK can benefit from wireless fire systems as an alternative to Waking Watch.  (photo: Daria Shevtsova)
    News Editor  - 30.09.2021, 13:31

    Safeguarding Tower Block Residents from Fire

    Residents of a London tower block awaiting the replacement of cladding identified as unsuitable following the Grenfell Tower tragedy are being protected by a wireless detection and evacuation system following guidance issued by the National Fire Chiefs Council.

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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  - 30.09.2021, 09:44

    Changing European Supply Chains for the Better

    A new initiative led by Social Enterprise UK with backing from Compass Group, SAP and Zurich Insurance Group, is encouraging corporate buyers across Europoe to open up their supply chains to social enterprises.

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    News Editor  - 28.09.2021, 17:24

    CONAD Expands Self-Checkout Offering

    Pistoia-based retail cooperative Conad Nord Ovest has further expanded a collaboration with Diebold Nixdorf and tech integrator Distribution Service to install self-checkout solutions in stores across Italy following the success deployment of 160 units in 2020.

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    News Editor  - 28.09.2021, 16:57

    Going Back to School with J.E.E.P.

    ABM has relaunched its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme in the United Kingdom following school reopenings.

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    News Editor  - 28.09.2021, 16:35

    UN Global Compact LEAD Status for Ecolab

    Ecolab has become the latest of only 37 companies to achieve LEAD status for engaging with the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles.

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    News Editor  - 28.09.2021, 15:05

    Supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life

    Veolia has extended its service to Cancer Research UK by providing the recycling and waste services for over 130 Race for Life and Shine Night Walk events between August and September.

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    News Editor  - 28.09.2021, 14:37

    International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste 2021

    On the eve of the second annual United Nations awareness day for preventing food loss and waste, Sodexo has provided an update on its 'Wastewatch powered by LeanPath' food waste reduction programme in the United Kingdom.

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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.

  • Pictured (L-R): New apprentices, Thomas Gordon, Emma Walker and Manveer Sangha. (photo: Mitie Group)
    News Editor  - 28.09.2021, 13:21

    Mitie Welcomes Technical Apprentices

    Mitie has surpassed a target of recruiting 50 new technical apprentices in 2021 with the addition of a new intake of 41 apprentices to its Technical Services Apprenticeship Programme.

  • The store is located in a prominent position on the corner of Centinela Avenue and La Tijera Boulevard. (photo: CoStar)
    News Editor  - 28.09.2021, 12:52

    Family Investment Vehicle Acquires LA Retail Anchor Store

    Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of a newly built single-tenant grocery property in Los Angeles, California for US $35 million.

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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, 22:14

    Saint-Gobain Glass Awards UK Plant Maintenance Contract

    Saint-Gobain Glass has awarded an electrical substation and power plant maintenance contract at its Eggborough, North Yorkshire manufacturing facility to turnkey electrical contractor, Smith Brothers.

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    News Editor  - 23.09.2021, 20:49

    Launch of Portico Lifestyle

    Tailored guest services provider Portico Lifestyle has launched an online concierge platform.

  • John Boyle. (photo: ASM Global)
    News Editor  - 23.09.2021, 20:14

    Veteran Creative Director to Reinvigorate ASM

    Industry Veteran John Boyle has joined live experiences provider and venue operator ASM Global as Global Chief Content Officer.

  • The Orion Building at London Metropolitan University. (photo: Alan Stanton)
    News Editor  - 23.09.2021, 17:29

    London Metropolitan University Catering Contract

    London Metropolitan University has awarded a new catering and hospitality contract to Gather & Gather.

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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  - 23.09.2021, 13:14

    Acquisition of 75-Acre West Heathrow Development Site

    The Aberdeen Standard Investments managed Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) has completed the freehold acquisition of a 75-acre site to the west of Heathrow Airport.

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    News Editor  - 23.09.2021, 12:33

    The Future of Lunch

    A Karakuri Semblr food robot is preparing 4,000 lunches for returning office-based employees of British online grocer Ocado in what is believed to be the world's largest deployment of the technology in a high-volume catering environment.

  • Artist's rendering of the Maybole Community Education Campus. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 22.09.2021, 13:42

    Work to Commence on Maybole Community Education Campus

    hub South West - a public-private partnership between local authorities, the NHS, blue light services and multiple contractors, has concluded financial terms with Morgan Sindall for the construction of a £55 million Community Education Campus in Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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    News Editor  - 22.09.2021, 12:28

    Thames Water Contract

    Kier has been appointed by Thames Water to deliver a £66 million design and build project at Mogden Sewage Treatment Works (STW) in Isleworth, West London.

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    News Editor  - 22.09.2021, 11:39

    One of America's Fastest Growing Companies

    Inc. Magazine has included mobile cloud-based plant floor audit solutions developer Ease in its annual list of the 5000 most rapidly expanding privately held companies in the United States for the first time.

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    News Editor  - 22.09.2021, 10:59

    BLI PaceSetter Award

    Keypoint Intelligence has recognised Kodak Alaris with an inaugural Buyers Lab (BLI) PaceSetter Award for distributed capture technology.

  • Principal Place, London. (photo: Schneider Electric)
    News Editor  - 22.09.2021, 13:07

    Principal Tower BMS Installation

    Schneider Electric has been selected to supply the building management system at Principal Tower, a 175 metre apartment block on Brookfield's mixed-use Principal Place development in the London Borough of Hackney.

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    News Editor  - 20.09.2021, 11:35

    British Food Fortnight 2021

    The annual celebration of Britain's diverse culinary talent is underway with multiple communities and organisations participating in festivities until 3rd October.

  • Pat Mutzel joins Cushman & Wakefield as a senior director of its Bellevue, Washington office. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 16.09.2021, 16:55

    Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Veteran Broker to Capital Markets Team

    Pat Mutzel has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a senior director of its Capital Markets team from Colliers International where he served as a Senior Vice President.

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    News Editor  - 16.09.2021, 07:47

    Celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Culinary Talent

    Aramark is recognising the contribution of Hispanic and Latino American employees through two initiatives dedicated to Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States.

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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.

  • Grand Hotel Kronenhof. (photo: Andreas Kramer)
    News Editor  - 15.09.2021, 11:36

    Picture Perfect in the Swiss Alps

    Grand Hotel Kronenhof, the iconic travel destination at Pontresina in the Swiss Alps, has installed Philips MediaSuite professional TVs within all 112 guest rooms as part of a major refurbishment.

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    News Editor  - 15.09.2021, 10:47

    Princess Royal Training Award

    Tailored guest services provider Portico has been chosen for a Princess Royal Training Award.

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    News Editor  - 15.09.2021, 10:09

    Re-assessing the Risk of Fire in Commercial Buildings

    Following a reported increase in fire-related incidents in commercial buildings in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic, MSL Property Care Services is cautioning owners of commercial premises to be extra vigilant.

  • Dan Ellis, sustainability manager. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 15.09.2021, 09:22

    Environmental Risk Consultancy Announces Key Appointment

    Adler and Allan, a UK-based environmental risk consultancy, has appointed Dan Ellis as sustainability manager, as it expands its portfolio of environmental risk and impact assessment services.

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    News Editor  - 14.09.2021, 13:00

    University of Leicester Data Centre FM Contract

    The University of Leicester has appointed Keysource on a three-year extendable contract to provide critical facilities management services for its data centre.

  • Mitie electric vehicle and charging infrastructure. (photo: Mitie Group PLC)
    News Editor  - 14.09.2021, 08:55

    Kickstarting Customer Journeys to Net Zero

    Mitie has introduced new 'Plan Zero BoltON' packages to support existing clients with meeting their decarbonisation targets.

  • Evolution managing director, Richard Lambert (right) receives a
    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, 10:01

    ISS Commits to Food Waste Reduction

    ISS Facility Services has introduced a new programme targeted at achieving a 50 per cent reduction in food waste for clients of its U.S. food management business by 2024.

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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.

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    News Editor  - 09.09.2021, 16:05

    U.S. "Top 50" Bed Bug Infested Cities

    As students return to college campuses, Terminix has released a list of the 50 most bed-bug ridden cities in America.

  • Simon McMain Sodexo account director (L) with Mal Brannigan, Wigan Athletic CEO. (photo: Sodexo SA)
    News Editor  - 09.09.2021, 13:14

    DW Stadium Announces Venue Partnership

    DW Stadium—the home of Wigan Athletic Football Club and rugby league side Wigan Warriors, has appointed Sodexo to provide hospitality and catering under an 11-year contract.

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    News Editor  - 09.09.2021, 09:28

    Global Publisher Awards Hard Services Contract

    Penguin Random House has awarded a contract to Artic Building Services to deliver electromechanical services and HVAC maintenance across its portfolio of properties in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 08.09.2021, 01:16

    Just Eat Appoints JLL to Find European Inner-city Scoober Hubs

    JLL has been appointed by global online food delivery marketplace Just Eat to acquire leasehold properties for its inner-city 'Scoober' hubs across the United Kingdom and Europe.

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    News Editor  - 08.09.2021, 00:20

    The Impact of Brexit on Future Workspaces

    A collaboration between UK trade body, Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Supply Chain Sustainability School, is working to deliver Net Zero carbon emissions within the finishes and interiors sector.

  • Dan Diehl, CEO, Aircuity. (photo: Aircuity Inc)
    News Editor  - 07.09.2021, 20:35

    Sustainable Buildings Leader to Present at I2SL Conference

    Aircuity CEO Dan Diehl will explain how exhaust fan control maximizes energy savings and reduces carbon footprints in lab facilities at this month's International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Annual Conference in Atlanta.

  • 1 Chandler Blvd in Phoenix. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 07.09.2021, 17:24

    Sale and Lease of Vacant Entertainment Asset in Chandler

    Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale and lease of an innovative movie theater and brewhouse within the Overstreet mixed-used development in Downtown Chandler, Phoenix, Arizona.

  • 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.

  • KERB at ExCeL London. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 06.09.2021, 08:47

    Bringing Street Food to a Major Events Venue

    ExCeL London and Levy UK & Ireland have announced a new partnership with street food collective and business incubator KERB.

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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.

  • CREW UK's newest board member, Jennie Dorsaint. (photo: CREW)
    News Editor  - 02.09.2021, 17:24

    Norton Rose Fulbright Partner Joins CREW UK Board

    Leading commercial real estate finance lawyer Jennie Dorsaint has been appointed to the board of the associate organisation of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network (CREW) in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 02.09.2021, 15:51

    Keeping Track of Healthcare Compliance

    NHS Blood and Transplant is using an online software tool to help ensure its maintenance and service programmes conform with a range of legislative requirements.

  • Little Bushey Warren Compost Plant near Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. (photo: Veolia Environnemental Services)
    News Editor  - 02.09.2021, 14:51

    Improving Composting for Carbon Gains

    A new process developed and trailled by Veolia in the United Kingdom increases compost recovery rates by around a quarter.

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    News Editor  - 02.09.2021, 14:04

    Social Media Trends Influencing School Dinners

    Sodexo's education catering brand Alliance in Partnership (AiP) is drawing inspiration for its latest school menu offerings in the UK from TikTok and Instagram.

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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.

  • Miele's new ProfiLine dishwasher range. (photo: Miele Professional)
    News Editor  - 31.08.2021, 12:38

    Clean Crockery in 18 Minutes

    The ProfiLine range of dishwashers from Miele’s professional division combines the footprint of the company's domestic machines with technology from its professional models to allow organisations that aren't ready for commercial installations to process large volumes of crockery.

  • HRH Crown Prince Frederik at the awards ceremony. (photo: Keld Navntoft)
    News Editor  - 31.08.2021, 01:19

    HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards

    ISS Turkey and country manager Cavit Habib have been recognised at an awards ceremony hosted by HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

  • The signing ceremony in Berlin. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 31.08.2021, 00:17

    DRC Embraces a Sustainable Energy Future

    The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Eurasian Resources Group to mobilise US $300 million of investment in new battery storage and photovoltaic capabilities.

  • 2250 South Litchfield Road. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 30.08.2021, 22:33

    Disposal of Southwest Valley Industrial Facility

    Minneapolis-based Opus Group has sold a 450,000 SF cross-docking logistics development in Goodyear, Arizona for US $56 million in a transaction brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.

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    News Editor  - 26.08.2021, 10:49

    Private Equity Firms Support iOFFICE-SpaceIQ Merger

    A merger has been announced between workplace experience and asset management platform iOFFICE and global integrated workplace management system (IWMS) specialist SpaceIQ.

  • The first cohort of chef apprentices who will be trained under the new programme. (photo: Compass Group UK&I)
    News Editor  - 26.08.2021, 08:56

    Taking Culinary Apprenticeships Forward with Marcus Wareing

    Compass Group has launched a new apprenticeship programme in collaboration with Michelin-starred celebrity chef Marcus Wareing and hospitality training provider, HIT Training.

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    News Editor  - 24.08.2021, 17:17

    Giving Back to Communities

    Terminix employees and customers in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are participating in week-long volunteering activities during Terminix Cares Week 2021.

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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, 11:31

    European Logistics Fund 3 Acquires Amsterdam Distribution Centre

    Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has acquired a newly completed distribution centre near Amsterdam, the Netherlands from VDG Real Estate for EUR 46.9 million on behalf of its European Logistics Fund 3.

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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.

  • Gratitude curator, Dame Zandra Rhodes, DBE, RDI, is a celebrated fashion and textile designer, and the founder of the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. (photo: Wild in Art)
    News Editor  - 20.08.2021, 08:59

    Exhibition Celebrates NHS Staff and Key Workers

    Launching in Birmingham, Gratitude is a spectacular public art installation and tribute to the ongoing courage and dedication of NHS Staff and all key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 19.08.2021, 08:56

    Making Lasting Retail Memories

    A new brochure from Aramark explains why supporting 'experiential' retail is a cornerstone of its integrated services offering for the sector.

  • Experienced commercial investment sales professional, and senior Cushman & Wakefield director, John Kaufman. (photo: John Kaufman)
    News Editor  - 19.08.2021, 08:31

    Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens California Investment Sales

    Veteran commercial land and investment sales professional John Kaufman has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a senior director of its Sacramento office.

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    News Editor  - 18.08.2021, 08:45

    Acquisition of Danish New-build Distribution Centres

    Savills Investment Management has acquired a newly built distribution centre and a distribution centre that is currently under construction in Horsens, Denmark, for its European Logistics Fund 3 (ELF 3).

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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.

  • Alison Birdwell, President and CEO of Aramark Sports and Entertainment division. (photo: Aramark, Inc)
    News Editor  - 13.08.2021, 15:30

    Recognition for President of Aramark Sports and Entertainment

    Alison Birdwell, President and CEO of Aramark Sports and Entertainment, has been selected to Sports Business Journal’s 2021 Class of "Game Changers: Women in Sports Business."

  • Simon Bramwell, FCDO Events logistics manager with Atalian Servest and Cornwall Care.representatives. (photo: Atalian Servest)
    News Editor  - 13.08.2021, 11:47

    Supporting Care Homes with Bedding

    Atalian Servest has donated 400 sets of bedding to Cornwall’s largest independent care provider for distribution to the 16 homes in southwest England.

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    News Editor  - 12.08.2021, 16:06

    Protecting Scotland's Construction Workers Post-lockdown

    The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has published a video reminding construction professionals in Scotland of the need to continue to keep themselves and others safe as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.

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    News Editor  - 11.08.2021, 15:15

    Veolia Urging Mums to Consider a Career in Driving

    As the United Kingdom experiences a national shortage of HGV drivers, Veolia is calling on mums to get behind the wheel.

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    News Editor  - 11.08.2021, 14:05

    Savills IM Acquires Warehouses from UBS

    Savills Investment Management has acquired two warehouses within the Leganés Logistics Park on the outskirts of Madrid from UBS Asset Management for EUR 51.56 million.

  • The Law Society building on Chancery Lane in London. (photo: Mike Quinn / The Law Society building, Chancery Lane, WC2 / CC BY-SA 2.0)
    News Editor  - 11.08.2021, 13:14

    Law Society Awards TFM Contract

    The Law Society, the professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, has awarded Anabas a three-year total facilities management contract.

  • 8877 N Gainey Center Drive in Scottsdale, Arizona. (photo:  CoStar)
    News Editor  - 11.08.2021, 09:33

    Dansons Acquires New HQ Building

    Global supplier of grills and smokers to the commercial catering sector, Dansons, has acquired a new headquarters facility in Scottsdale, Arizona in a sale brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.

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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.

  • Russell Blake, Compass Group - Healthcare managing director for Hospitals and Senior Living with Nicky Kitchener, Estates & Facilities Contracts Manager at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 11.08.2021, 08:35

    Coffee Partnership to Support the Homeless

    A partnership at Southend University Hospital between social enterprise Change Please and Compass Group UK&I – Healthcare will help reduce local levels of homelessness.

  • Tina West. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 05.08.2021, 22:19

    Seasoned Multifamily Executive Joins Cushman & Wakefield

    Tina West has joined Cushman & Wakefield from CBRE as Senior Managing Director, Multifamily Asset Services for the western United States.

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    News Editor  - 03.08.2021, 14:37

    Restaurant-To-Customer Delivery Market Expanding

    The Restaurant-to-Consumer Delivery segment of the eServices industry is projected to generate revenues of US $22.54 Billion in 2021, further extending gains from the lockdowns of 2020 in the United States.

  • Artist's rendering of the St Sidwell Point leisure centre in Exeter. (photo: Gale & Snowden)
    News Editor  - 03.08.2021, 13:53

    Developing the UK's Most Sustainable Leisure Centre

    A partnership between Schneider Electric and Associated Technology Services (ATS) is set to deliver the first leisure centre in the United Kingdom to meet the Passivhaus standard for sustainability.

  • Charlotte Marshall, Bidvest Noonan CEO for Great Britain. (photo: Bidvest Noonan)
    News Editor  - 03.08.2021, 13:09

    Bidvest Noonan Announces Senior Appointment

    Facility services provider Bidvest Noonan has named Charlotte Marshall as CEO for its business in Great Britain.

  • 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.

  • Gareth Sharpe, Compass Group UK & Ireland CFO. (photo: Compass Group)
    News Editor  - 02.08.2021, 09:49

    Compass Group Announces New CFO

    Gareth Sharpe will succeed Sarah Sergeant as Compass Group UK & Ireland Chief Finance Officer.

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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.

  • George Best Belfast City Airport. (photo: George Best Belfast City Airport)
    News Editor  - 30.07.2021, 11:32

    Safeguarding Airport Passengers and Staff

    George Best Belfast City Airport's Fire and Rescue team has invested in innovative self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as part of a multi-million pound equipment upgrade.

  •  (photo: CBRE Group)
    News Editor  - 29.07.2021, 13:02

    CBRE Announces Senior Internal Appointments

    CBRE has promoted Emma Giamartinoto to the position of Global Group President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Investment Officer, and appointed Vikram Kohli as Global Group President for Business Intelligence.

  •  (photo: Lightfoot)
    News Editor  - 29.07.2021, 12:43

    Rollout of In-Cab Driver Monitoring Solution

    Scottish hard services provider Richard Irvin Facilities Management is implementing Lightfoot, an in-cab visual alerting solution for reducing vehicle emissions and poor driving, across its fleet.

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    News Editor  - 29.07.2021, 11:18

    Transforming Wellbeing at Work

    A new report from Business in the Community, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, includes insights from EMCOR UK and other leading companies and business organisations on the measures business can take to transform wellbeing at work.

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    News Editor  - 29.07.2021, 02:10

    Driving Sustainable Change

    As part of its future fleet strategy, SPIE UK has announced the rollout of 60 new Nissan e-NV200 electric vehicles.

  •  (photo: Jenton Group)
    News Editor  - 29.07.2021, 00:54

    Making Reoccupied Premises Safer

    Jenton Group is claiming 99.99 per cent efficacy for Torpedo Quad, the new UV air disinfection unit developed by its JenAct subsidiary to keep ducted air conditioning systems free of SARS-CoV-2.

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    News Editor  - 28.07.2021, 10:12

    German Industrial Park Explosion Claims Second Fatality

    A second fatality has been reported following yesterday's explosion in the Bürrig Disposal Center at the Chempark Leverkusen industrial park in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

  • Pictured: Complete Weed Control director of operations, Keith Gallacher. (photo: Complete Weed Control)
    News Editor  - 27.07.2021, 14:11

    FCC Awards Scottish Grounds Maintenance Contract

    FCC Environment has slected Complete Weed Control (CWC) to manage and maintain the environment around five waste recycling plants in Scotland.

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    News Editor  - 27.07.2021, 13:18

    Aircuity Swings Behind New IWBI Standard

    Aircuity is announcing its support for the recently launched WELL Performance Rating standard for healthy indoor environments developed by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

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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  - 29.07.2021, 01:47

    Breaking Ground on an Innovative Commercial Center

    Construction is underway at San Manuel Landing, a Class A supply and logistics center in San Bernardino County, California administered by The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

  • The Vista Station development in Drapier, Utah. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 26.07.2021, 23:02

    Acquisition of Class A office Buildings in Drapier, Utah

    Sterling Realty Organization (SRO) has acquired four office buildings on the Vista Station development in Utah in a sale brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.

  •  (photo: ABM UK)
    News Editor  - 26.07.2021, 17:21

    Supporting Covid-19 Testing with Flexible Staffing

    Cignpost Diagnostics has extended a staffing partnership with ABM to include 'ExpressTest' Covid-19 testing centres at Heathrow, Gatwick and Edinburgh airports, and multiple retail locations.

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    News Editor  - 23.07.2021, 11:27

    Ready-Built Digital Signage & Wayfinding Templates

    The global launch of Digital Signage Ready (DSR), a portfolio of packaged software and service bundles from 22Miles Inc., facilitates deployment of a range of digital signage and wayfinding applications.

  • (L-R) Momentus co-directors Sandra Fazackerley and James Perryman with Indepth managing director Suzanne Richardson. (photo: Indepth Manged Services)
    News Editor  - 23.07.2021, 10:53

    Rollout of Training Programme

    UK contract cleaning company Indepth Managed Services is launching a new employee development programme supported by training provider, Momentus.

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    News Editor  - 23.07.2021, 10:16

    Taking Football to Extra Time

    SPIE UK is helping a Scottish Premier League club reduce carbon emissions by over 34,000 kilos as part of a major ground renovation programme.

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    News Editor  - 23.07.2021, 09:48

    Maximising the Potential of In-room TV

    New partnerships between PPDS and property management system (PMS) integrators Nonius, Nevotek and Imagine Soft, are set to transform in-room hotel guest experiences.

  •  (photo: Stephan Müller)
    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.

  • St Pancras International station. (photo: Colin)
    News Editor  - 20.07.2021, 12:13

    Covid-19 Risk Certification for Network Rail High Speed Stations

    St Pancras International, Stratford and Ebbsfleet rail stations have received Certificates of Assurance from Bureau Veritas for cleaning and hygiene standards that help minimise the risk of Covid-19.

  • The Royal Free Hospital in London. (photo: ABM UK)
    News Editor  - 20.07.2021, 11:39

    ABM Aviation Redeployment Reaps Healthcare Dividends

    With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to ground commercial aircraft all over the world, ABM has successfully redeployed hundreds of employees from the aviation segment to support the UK's public healthcare system, the National Health Service.

  • 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.

  • Köpenicker Straße 40 – 41 by Techspace, Berlin. (photo: HEJM FOTO)
    News Editor  - 20.07.2021, 10:40

    Supporting the New Way of Working

    With Covid-19 lockdown restrictions lifting in many European countries, Savills venture Workthere is showcasing inspirational flexible office space that satisifes our new expectations of work.

  • MCC member at Lord's cricket ground in distinctive colours. (photo: Paddy Briggs)
    News Editor  - 20.07.2021, 09:45

    Lord's Contract Award

    The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has selected Artic Building Services to deliver planned and reactive maintenance services at the 200-year-old 'Lord's' ground following a competitive tender process.

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    News Editor  - 19.07.2021, 20:28

    Merger to Create US $7.5 Billion U.S. Retail REIT

    Kite Realty Group Trust and Retail Properties of America, Inc., have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

  • Emma Wilson: supporting Pareto in changing the world for the better. (photo: Pareto FM)
    News Editor  - 19.07.2021, 19:22

    Appointment of Social Impact Director

    UK hard FM services provider Pareto FM has recruited Emma Wilson to the new post of Social Impact Director.

  • 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.

  • Nicki Allitt is looking forward to her new role at ISS. (photo: ISS A/S)
    News Editor  - 19.07.2021, 12:36

    ISS Announces New VP Communications

    ISS has appointed Nicki Allitt as Vice President of Group Communications.

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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.

  • Coventry University's Engineering and Computing Building. (photo: Coventry University/Schneider Electric)
    News Editor  - 19.07.2021, 10:26

    Coventry University to Future-proof Key Building

    Coventry University is implementing an integrated workplace management system (IWMS) and enhanced building analytics monitoring solution at its Engineering and Computing Building.

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    News Editor  - 16.07.2021, 16:34

    SOMO Awards 2021 Nominations

    Compass Group UK&I Chief People Officer, Donna Catley, is a Champion of the Year finalist for this year's Social Mobility Awards for which the group has also been nominated in the Recruitment Programme of the Year category.

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    News Editor  - 16.07.2021, 16:19

    Survey Addresses Work From Home Fatigue

    A wave of WFH fatigue has hit the UK according to a survey for Mitie by OnePoll, although its findings suggests many employees remain concerned their offices aren’t Covid-secure.

  • Delaware North concession at Melbourne Airport. (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 16.07.2021, 15:26

    Eliminating Single-use Plastics at Melbourne Airport

    Delaware North's "Last Straw" campaign has diverted an estimated 500,000 single-use plastic straws from Melbourne Airport which has committed to making front-of-house hospitality venues and lounges single-use plastic free by the end of 2021.

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    News Editor  - 16.07.2021, 14:09

    LA Records Record Industrial Rent Rises

    Cushman & Wakefield has published its latest report on the industrial property market in the Greater Los Angeles area, accompanied by a "5 Fast Facts" infographic illustrating how supply-side shortages are driving up commercial rents.

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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.

  •  (photo: Corps Security)
    News Editor  - 14.07.2021, 11:28

    Security Officers Receive VR Training

    Corps Security has partnered with tech company MoonHub to deliver virtual reality training to its security officers at two key London sites.

  • Bob Bohannon. (photo: Lighting Industry Association)
    News Editor  - 14.07.2021, 11:14

    LIA Announces Senior Appointment

    The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has appointed immediate past President of the Society of Light and Lighting, Bob Bohannon, as Head of Policy and Head of training organisation, the Lighting Industry Academy.

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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  - 14.07.2021, 10:05

    Rightmove Partnership Attracts Investors in Real Estate Auction Platform

    RO Capital Partners, the recently launched PropTech investment division of the RO Group, has co-led a £1.1m funding round alongside the Cass Enterprise Fund in online property auction technology platform for estate agents and auction houses, Bamboo Auctions.

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    News Editor  - 13.07.2021, 14:22

    NHS Test and Trace Waste Services Contract

    Veolia have been awarded a contract to provide healthcare waste management services for NHS Test and Trace’s new state-of-the-art Covid-19 testing facility, the Rosalind Franklin Laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa.

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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  - 08.07.2021, 13:14

    Saving ‘Ugly Veg’ from Waste

    Atalian Servest catering business Angel Hill and Academy has saved over 200,000 kilogrammes of 'ugly veg' from going to waste during the last eighteen months.

  • Javon Lewis (right) receiving his award from Phil Anthony, managing director, Dardan Security. (photo: Darden Security)
    News Editor  - 08.07.2021, 12:37

    Security Officer Selected for Prestigious UK Award

    Security officer Javon Lewis has won a prestigious award for playing a leading role in keeping safe one of London’s most iconic buildings.

  •  (photo: MRI Software)
    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.

  • Simon Lane, Director, Leisure at Serco. (photo: Serco Group)
    News Editor  - 07.07.2021, 12:59

    Serco Announces Major New Appointment

    Serco has announced the appointment of Simon Lane in the newly created position of Director, Leisure, leading all contracts within the group's leisure portfolio.

  • Deidre Richardson, Terminix Global Holdings' new senior vice president and general counsel. (photo: Terminix Global Holdings)
    News Editor  - 06.07.2021, 13:12

    Terminix Announces Senior Appointments

    Terminix has appointed Deidre Richardson as senior vice president and general counsel, and Joy Wald as senior vice president and chief information officer.

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    News Editor  - 06.07.2021, 12:24

    Partnership to Develop Next-gen Biofuel

    TotalEnergies and Veolia have joined forces to accelerate the development of microalgae cultivation using CO2 as part of a four-year research project at the La Mède biorefinery to produce biofuel.

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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.

  • Pictured: Complete Weed Control director of operations, Keith Gallacher. (photo: Complete Weed Control)
    News Editor  - 06.07.2021, 11:50

    Extension of NHS Forth Valley Winter Maintenance Contract

    NHS Forth Valley has extended a 12-month winter snow clearance and gritting contract with Complete Weed Control by a further year.

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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.

  •  (photo: Deka Immobilien)
    News Editor  - 06.07.2021, 10:00

    Renewal of Deka Immobilien Contract

    Deka Immobilien has re-awarded STRABAG PFS the integrated property and facilities management contract for two commercial property portfolios of 139 buildings in Germany.

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    News Editor  - 05.07.2021, 16:39

    Supporting Careers in STEM

    The launch of the EJ Academy programme by facilities engineering firm Edwin James Group represents a major new investment to support the development of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers at all levels.

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    News Editor  - 05.07.2021, 14:31

    One of The Best Companies for Multicultural Women

    Aramark has been named one of the 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount.

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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, 13:58

    From Farm to Fork

    Sodexo has committed to the EU Code of Conduct for Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices, one of the first deliverables of the European Commission's "Farm to Fork Strategy" for a sustainable food system.

  •  (photo: Compass Group)
    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.

  •  (photo: Wessex Cleaning Equipment)
    News Editor  - 05.07.2021, 12:28

    Supporting the Circular Economy with Equipment Recycling

    Wessex Cleaning Equipment is claiming an industry-first following the introduction of a janitorial machine recycling program which sends nothing to landfill.

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    News Editor  - 05.07.2021, 11:51

    Eco UK Group Consolidates M&E Offering

    Following a recent rebrand, United Kingdom energy solutions provider Eco UK Group has streamlined the mechanical and electrical (M&E) offering of its Ecolighting, Ecolectrical, Ecomech and Eco M&E businesses.

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    News Editor  - 05.07.2021, 11:21

    Burning Bright in Toronto

    Over 60 Pharos LPC lighting controllers have been used to help beautify the lighting on Toronto’s Bloor Street, one of the city’s most important residential and commercial streets.

  • New systems at Grantham Hospital will save around £400k annually and deliver a 91 per cent energy saving. (photo: Veolia UK&I)
    News Editor  - 05.07.2021, 09:14

    Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings

    As part of a £4 million energy performance contract with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Veolia has upgraded lighting at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Grantham and District Hospital.

  • Terminix board member, Teresa Sebastian. (photo: Terminix Global Holdings)
    News Editor  - 02.07.2021, 00:33

    Teminix Announces Non Exec Appointments

    Terminix has appointed Teresa Sebastian and Chris Terrill to its board of directors with immediate effect.

  •  (photo: Atalian Servest)
    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.

  • SOLARWATT battery flex base. (photo: SOLARWATT GmbH)
    News Editor  - 30.06.2021, 09:17

    Taking EV Battery Performance to a New Level

    Photovoltaic solutions company Solarwatt has launched a new brand and announced partnerships for the development of new EV battery solutions for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia with BMW Group and Webasto.

  • Rising business star Holly Ferneyhough. (photo: Atalian Servest)
    News Editor  - 30.06.2021, 00:21

    Ex-Forces Business Award

    Holly Ferneyhough, business support manager with Atalian Servest in the United Kingdom, has been named "Rising Star of the Year" at the 2021 Ex-Forces Business Awards.

  •  Scot Marker. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 29.06.2021, 21:31

    Retail Veteran Joins Cushman & Wakefield Las Vegas Team

    Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Scot Marker, a retail specialist with over 25 years' experience, as a Director of its office in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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, 13:42

    The Post Building Front of House Contract

    Bennett Hay been awarded a new contract to provide front of house services for The Post Building in London.

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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".

  • Pictured: Jeff Dewing, Cloudfm Chief Executive Officer. (photo: Cloudfm Group)
    News Editor  - 28.06.2021, 08:51

    A Leader in IoT Predictive Maintenance

    Gartner has named Cloudfm a global leader in IoT enabled predictive maintenance in a new report on the benefits of the technology and its role in digital transformation across different industries.

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    News Editor  - 27.06.2021, 02:53

    Statement on Champlain Towers South Collapse

    Structural engineering firm Morabito Consultants has issued a statement on Thursday's collapse of a high-rise condo building in Surfside, Florida, which has claimed five lives with at least a further 156 people reported as missing.

  • On board Oardrey. (photo: Team Emotive)
    News Editor  - 25.06.2021, 13:11

    Sponsoring a Daring Atlantic Rowing Challenge

    Landmarc Support Services is the latest company to sponsor Team Emotive, a participant in The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, one of the world’s most difficult ocean rowing challenges – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge which raises money for mental health charity Veterans at Ease and is considered one of the world' most difficult ocean rowing challenges.

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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.

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2021, 16:34

    American Heart Association Award

    Aramark's dedication to bettering the nutrition and lifestyle habits of consumers, communities and employees through its Healthy for Life initiative has been recognised with an American Heart Association "Award of Meritorious Achievement".

  • Monica Rodrigues believes stereotypes about engineering can change by promoting the profession to girls from a young age. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 23.06.2021, 09:51

    Celebrating Extraordinary Female Engineering Talent

    On International Women in Engineering Day 2021 water safety specialist WCS Group shines a light on two of its talented engineers, Holly Waterman and Mónica Rodrigues.

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2021, 09:20

    PPDS Leads Nordic Professional TV Sales

    PPDS, the global licensee of Philips professional TV and digital signage solutions, has overtaken Samsung and Sony to become market leader for professional TV sales in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden.

  • Imperial War Museum London. (photo: Compass Group)
    News Editor  - 23.06.2021, 08:57

    Imperial War Museum London Contract

    The iconic Imperial War Museum London has awarded Compass Group business Restaurant Associates Venues a three-year contract to provide catering and hospitality services.

  • 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.

  • Nicholas Mee, Rockwell Managing Director - UK. (photo: Rockwell)
    News Editor  - 22.06.2021, 10:20

    Rockwell Announces Senior Internal Appointment

    Mixed-use property developer Rockwell has appointed Nicholas Mee as Managing Director UK.

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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).

  •  (photo: Sterling Pharma Solutions)
    News Editor  - 21.06.2021, 13:20

    CNG Service Awards Electrical Contract for Biomass Facility

    SPIE UK has been awarded a contract for the design, supply and installation of low voltage (LV) distribution for electrical supplies at CNG Service's biomethane-to-grid scheme on the Sterling Pharma Solutions Cramlington campus.

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    News Editor  - 21.06.2021, 12:56

    [email protected]

    With LGBT Pride Week celebrations underway in the United Kingdom, Securitas is launching its LGBTQ+ staff network, [email protected] - a first for the security industry.

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    News Editor  - 21.06.2021, 11:35

    Hollesley Bay prison Leaver First to Become Fully Employed After Sentence

    Gov Facility Services Limited (GFSL), the not-for-profit company established by the UK Ministry of Justice to provide facility maintenance services at prisons in the South of England, has offered its first employment placement to a prison leaver.

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    News Editor  - 21.06.2021, 09:39

    ERFs and the Battle Against Covid-19 Waste

    Recent data from Veolia UK highlights the pivotal role of Energy Recovery Facilities in treating clinical and medical waste during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 21.06.2021, 08:57

    Portico Launches Security Offering

    UK guest services provider Portico has introduced Portico Safe, a security bolt-on to its front of house services.

  •  (photo: Sodexo S.A.)
    News Editor  - 15.06.2021, 06:46

    Connecting Critical Remote Workers During the Pandemic

    Sodexo's MyWay app is making life more connected for critical workers living and working on remote sites in the energy sector.

  •  (photo: PxHere)
    News Editor  - 21.06.2021, 06:24

    Making Historic Buildings Energy Efficient

    Historic buildings can help tackle the climate crisis, according to a new report from Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.

  • Pictured: Brian Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Actavo Group. (photo: Actavo Group)
    News Editor  - 19.06.2021, 13:09

    Health & Safety Recognition for Actavo

    Global engineering services company Actavo has received multiple awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents recognising its long-standing commitment to health and safety.

  • Scottish Government Minister and Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) Chair, Ivan McKee. (photo: CICV Forum)
    News Editor  - 18.06.2021, 11:15

    CICV Forum Welcomes Scottish Construction Leadership Forum Chair

    The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has welcomed the appointment of Scottish Government Minister Ivan McKee to the Chair of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF).

  • GSSI's PaveScan RDM 2.0 asphalt assessment tool. (photo: Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc)
    News Editor  - 18.06.2021, 10:18

    GSSI Launches Asphalt Density Assessment Tool

    The new PaveScan RDM 2.0 asphalt assessment tool from Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc., provides real-time measurement of pavement life and quality.

  • The Chauncey Lane Marketplace development in north Scottsdale, Arizona.  (photo: Cushman & Wakefield LLC)
    News Editor  - 18.06.2021, 09:56

    Sale of Mixed Use Scottsdale Commercial Development

    Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of Chauncey Lane Marketplace, a newly constructed Class A mixed-use office/retail property in north Scottsdale, Arizona

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    News Editor  - 17.06.2021, 17:08

    UniFirst 2021 CSR Report

    UniFirst has announced the release of its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

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    News Editor  - 17.06.2021, 16:04

    The NHS Decarbonisation Divide

    A recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request confirms half of the UK's NHS trusts are behind or unsure of decarbonisation targets despite the widespread installation of EV charging infrastructure.

  • Lt Gen Richard Nugee at the official Nesscliff NetCAP buildings opening ceremony.. (photo: Landmarc Services)
    News Editor  - 17.06.2021, 13:24

    Net Carbon Accommodation Opens at Military Training Facility

    UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Climate Change and Sustainability Lead, Lt Gen Richard Nugee, has officially opened three new environmentally friendly buildings at the Nesscliff Training Camp in Shropshire.

  • The L'Autre Cercle commitment signing ceremony. (photo: Sodexo S.A.)
    News Editor  - 17.06.2021, 12:46

    Sodexo Signs L’Autre Cercle LGBT+ Commitment Charter

    Sodexo has become the latest signatory to the Commitment Charter from L’Autre Cercle, France's leading advocacy organisation for the inclusion of LGBT+ people at work.

  •  (photo: Compass Group)
    News Editor  - 17.06.2021, 11:45

    Anglesey Awards Schools Catering Contract

    Anglesey County Council has awarded Compass Group subsidiary Chartwells a five-year contract for the tdelivery of meals to more than 9,500 pupils attending the Island’s 39 primary schools, five secondary schools and one special needs school.

  •  (photo: Jaguar Building Services)
    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.

  • Katrina Hazell has  joined ABM UK as Environment and Sustainability Manager. (photo: ABM UK)
    News Editor  - 16.06.2021, 17:38

    New Appointee to Drive Sustainability at ABM UK

    ABM has appointed an Environment and Sustainability Manager to drive delivery of sustainable initiatives and reporting, across its business and industry and aviation divisions, in the UK.

  •  (photo: Green Electronics Council)
    News Editor  - 16.06.2021, 13:50

    Green Certification for Kodak Alaris Scanners

    Kodak Alaris has added twelve document scanners to the Green Electronics Council's Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry of greener electronics manufacturers.

  •  (photo: Ecolab, Inc)
    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.

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    News Editor  - 21.06.2021, 07:28

    Anabas Expands Leadership Team

    Boutique UK facilities management provider Anabas has appointed Simon Whitehead as its new business development director.

  • The South West Wales On Site Hub has already given 70 learners from the region the opportunity to become employment and site-ready. (photo: CITB)
    News Editor  - 16.06.2021, 11:42

    Investing in the Future of Welsh Construction

    The construction industry in Wales is being boosted by an investment in four construction training and employment hubs by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

  •  (photo: William Fortunato)
    News Editor  - 16.06.2021, 10:20

    Envoy Announces General Availability of Hot-Desking Solution

    Envoy Desks, the desk reservation system launched in beta in November 2020 to help companies adapt to a hybrid workplace, is now being extended to a wider global audience.

  • 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.

  • Aircuity's new ‘Airside’ energy dashboard. (photo: Aircuity, Inc)
    News Editor  - 16.06.2021, 08:38

    New Energy Dashboard for Aircuity Platform

    A new 'Airside' energy dashboard for demand control ventilation platform Aircuity alerts building operators to the zones or properties within a portfolio that are consuming the highest volumes of energy on HVAC applications.

  •  (photo: Terminix Global Holdings)
    News Editor  - 15.06.2021, 09:22

    Supporting HR Transformation in the Cloud

    Terminix UK has subscribed to a range of transformative human capital management solutions from Access People.

  • Large-screen TV installed at the hospital. (photo: PPDS)
    News Editor  - 15.06.2021, 09:03

    Abba Hotels Installs 1,000 Philips MediaSuite Hospitality TVs

    European hotel operator Abba Hoteles S.A., has selected Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs from PPDS as part of its in-room upgrade programme.

  •  (photo: Mitie Group)
    News Editor  - 15.06.2021, 07:27

    Future Defence Infrastructure Services Programme Contract

    Mitie has won a new seven-year contract to deliver maintenance services on the UK's Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) programme for sites across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Kinloss Barracks, Moray Firth, Scotland. (photo: Roger Cornfoot)
    News Editor  - 15.06.2021, 07:11

    £900 Million UK Defence Infrastructure Contracts

    VIVO Defence Services, a 50/50 Joint Venture between Serco and ENGIE, has been awarded contracts to provide asset and facilities management services for the UK defence built estate by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

  •  (photo: Living Wage Foundation)
    News Editor  - 14.06.2021, 22:30

    UK Living Wage Foundation Recognition

    EMCOR UK has been accredited as a Living Wage Foundation Recognised Service Provider after voluntarily committing to remunerate employees working in its leased facilities a salary that meets their everyday needs.

  •  (photo: Diaverum)
    News Editor  - 14.06.2021, 17:45

    Fire Management Contract

    Derwent Facilities Management has won a two-year fire management contract with Diaverum UK which provides life enhancing renal care to NHS patients with chronic kidney disease.

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    News Editor  - 14.06.2021, 09:27

    National Hard Hat Awareness Week

    During Hard Hat Awareness Week in the United Kingdom (14 to 20 June), Headway – the brain injury association, and safety manufacturer Centurion, are promoting the importance of recognising signs of concussion to hard hat wearers.

  • 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.

  •  (photo: Siemens AG)
    News Editor  - 14.06.2021, 08:26

    Managing Payment Risk in Retail Energy

    A partnership between Siemens, global IT and business consulting services firm CGI, and Open Banking innovator Ordo is making a new way of settling bills available to retail energy suppliers and their customers.

  • Allegra McEvedy MBE. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 11.06.2021, 14:54

    Cooking up a New Menu with Allegra McEvedy

    A selection of recipes for the new school year from Compass Group UK&I business, Chartwells, have been created with CBBC celebrity Chef and Leon co-founder, Allegra McEvedy MBE.

  • Summit Pointe in San Diego. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 10.06.2021, 18:00

    Sale of 146,626 SF San Diego Office Campus

    Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of Summit Pointe, a 146,626 SF creative corporate office campus situated on 20.95 gross acres in San Diego, California.

  •  (photo: Delaware North)
    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, 17:01

    PwC Forecasts Major Reduction of UK Office Space

    The UK's biggest companies plan to reduce their office portfolios by up to nine million square feet, or the equivalent of fourteen Walkie Talkie buildings - the 37 floor high rise on London's Fenchurch Street, according to PwC.

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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.

  •  (photo: Elliott Brown)
    News Editor  - 09.06.2021, 14:19

    Britain Builds Back

    According to a forecast by the UK's Construction Skills Network (CSN), the sector will return to 2019 levels within a year as a result of demand from the HS2 railway project and need 217,000 new workers by 2025.

  •  (photo: Lifting Equipment Engineers Association)
    News Editor  - 09.06.2021, 13:49

    LEEA Awards 2021

    Nominations have opened for the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) annual awards, with the winners to be celebrated in a ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane, London, on 5 November.

  •  (photo: United Nations)
    News Editor  - 09.06.2021, 12:31

    Keeping Events Green

    Ahead of the G7 Summit (11-13 June) and pivotal COP 26 climate change conference (1-12 November) the government of host nation, the United Kingdom, has commissioned BSI to undertake event sustainability assessments.

  • Pictured: Ed Bartlett, Hicomply CEO. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 08.06.2021, 12:59

    Managing Information Securely

    A novel software solution for managing information security is being deployed by a leading PropTech business.

  • 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  - 07.06.2021, 20:55

    Solar and Energy Storage Northeast Annual Conference

    Siemens subsidiary Russelectric will exhibit its microgrid control solution at the Solar and Energy Storage Northeast Conference from June 9-11 at the Westin Boston (Waterfront) Seaport District Hotel.

  • Debbie Albert. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 07.06.2021, 16:54

    Aramark Appoints SVP Corporate Communications

    Debbie Albert has re-joined Aramark in the new position of SVP Corporate Communications.

  • Lorraine Davis. (photo: British Institute of Cleaning Science)
    News Editor  - 07.06.2021, 15:30

    Appointment of Director of Cleaning Services

    Mitie has welcomed British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) Chair, Lorraine Davis, as its Director of Cleaning Services.

  • Sebastian Volders has joined ISS from CBRE. (photo: CBRE Group)
    News Editor  - 07.06.2021, 14:44

    ISS Announces Key Manufacturing Segment Appointment

    ISS has appointed Sebastian Volders as joint Global Head of Growth for the life sciences and manufacturing segment.

  •  (photo: Compass Group)
    News Editor  - 07.06.2021, 12:35

    Newbury Racecourse Catering and Hospitality Contract

    Newbury Racecourse has selected Compass Group business, Levy UK + I, for a ten-year contract to support its raceday and corporate operations with catering and hospitality services.

  •  (photo: John Brandwood)
    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.

  • Eco Tots is a project that is receiving funding from the Sustainability Fund. (photo: Veolia UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 04.06.2021, 15:24

    Grants for UK Community and Environmental Projects

    Launching on World Environment Day (5 June), Veolia UK's new Sustainability Fund is making grants worth £60,000 available to local community and environmental projects.

  •  (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 04.06.2021, 01:59

    Office Campus Sold for Redevelopment

    Cushman & Wakefield has advised the sale of four office buildings totaling 221,921 square feet on approximately 13 acres in Lake Forest (Orange County), California.

  •  (photo: Johnson Controls)
    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.

  •  (photo: Association for Key Account Management (AKAM))
    News Editor  - 01.06.2021, 18:36

    Association for Key Account Management Welcomes EMCOR

    EMCOR UK is the first facilities management provider to join the Association for Key Account Management (AKAM) which is dedicated to achieving recognition of KAM as a distinct discipline.

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    News Editor  - 01.06.2021, 17:49

    DWFRS Fire Stations Contract

    Churchill Environmental Services has won a three-year contract to provide water hygiene, Legionella management and reactive maintenance services at 50 fire stations operated by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS).

  • 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.

  •  (photo: MRI Software)
    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.

  •  (photo: Arlington Research)
    News Editor  - 27.05.2021, 20:33

    Supporting Workplace Optimization with Real-time Insights

    Workplace asset management SaaS provider iOFFICE and IoT sensor company VergeSense have announced a new partnership.

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    News Editor  - 27.05.2021, 20:12

    Delivering Healthcare Consultations Virtually

    Harris Health, the public healthcare system for Harris County in Texas, has facilitated more than half a million virtual patient visits since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  •  (photo: Sodexo Group)
    News Editor  - 27.05.2021, 14:21

    Just Eat-Sodexo Partnership Launches in Belgium

    Just Eat Takeaway.com and Sodexo have selected Belgium for the launch of a new partnership that will allow users of the global online food delivery marketplace to pay with Sodexo's meal card.

  •  (photo: PxHere)
    News Editor  - 26.05.2021, 16:43

    Bali Airport Awards Food and Beverages Contract

    Autogrill subsidiary HMSHost has been selected to operate food and beverages concessions at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali.

  •  (photo: ISS A/S)
    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.

  •  (photo: PGA of America)
    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.

  • Greg Mace and his Rapport team celebrating Best Companies success. (photo: Compass Group)
    News Editor  - 25.05.2021, 18:03

    One of the UK's 100 Best Large Companies to Work For

    Rapport has been named runner up in this year's listing of the "UK's 100 Best Large Companies to Work For" from the Sunday Times.

  • Angel Central. (photo: ABM UK)
    News Editor  - 24.05.2021, 10:33

    Angel Central TFM Contract

    Commercial real estate consultants Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) have appointed ABM as facilities manager for the Angel Central shopping centre in Islington, North London.

  •  (photo: Phil Gammon)
    News Editor  - 21.05.2021, 14:42

    Princess Royal Thanks Veolia Key Workers

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has visited Veolia’s Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Southwark, London to celebrate workplace training and thank key workers who have continued to serve the country during the COVID-19 crisis.

  •  (photo: Travis Perkins plc)
    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).

  •  (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 20.05.2021, 19:03

    SteelWave Acquires Creative Office Campus in the Lost Angeles Arts District

    Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of The Switchyard, a 150,451 SF Class A creative office campus located in the Arts District, Los Angeles for US $80 million.

  •  (photo: Awards International)
    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.

  •  (photo: Cottonbro)
    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.

  •  (photo: MRI Software)
    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, 15:27

    100 Best Corporate Citizens List

    For an eighth consecutive year, Ecolab has received a top-ten ranking in Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s annual listing of the "100 Best Corporate Citizens".

  •  (photo: Burst)
    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.

  •  (photo: Bpdet Ltd)
    News Editor  - 18.05.2021, 22:35

    Bodet Launches New Websites

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

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    News Editor  - 18.05.2021, 16:07

    Helping Patients and Visitors Find their Way

    Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and BuzzStreets have launched a unique indoor wayfinding app for hospital patients and their families.

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    News Editor  - 18.05.2021, 03:16

    Cenergist Selected for Leeds Decarbonisation Project

    Global energy and water services company Cenergist will be delivering a £14 million carbon reduction upgrade to 30 schools, offices and leisure centres under a new partnership with Leeds City Council.

  • 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.

  •  (photo: photoMIX Company)
    News Editor  - 18.05.2021, 01:04

    The Queen’s Green Canopy

    Rentokil Initial has become a founding platinum supporter of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022

  • Bart Kaericher, President and CEO of Aramark's Healthcare division. (photo: Aramark Group)
    News Editor  - 17.05.2021, 23:50

    New President & CEO for Aramark's Healthcare Division

    Bart Kaericher has joined Aramark from Compass Group NAD as President & CEO of its Healthcare division.

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    News Editor  - 14.05.2021, 16:29

    How're You Testing Your Security Cameras?

    Triplett Test Equipment's innovative CamView5 IP Pro portable all-in-one-camera tester is set to become an essential tool for CCTV installers and technicians.

  • 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.

  •  (photo: SWARCO)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 15:23

    Angus Council Speed Warning Sign Installation

    A series of intelligent Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) is helping to keep drivers safe by warning them if they are driving too fast and advising them of the speed limits in place throughout the county of Angus in Scotland.

  •  (photo: Carl Newton)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 14:34

    The Future of Office Parking

    A new report highlights the impact of Covid-19 on the future of office parking.

  • Carpe diem: EMCOR UK CEO, Keith Chanter (pictured) says now is the time for organisations to refocus. (photo: EMCOR UK)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 12:34

    A New Vision for the Post-pandemic Environment

    EMCOR UK has set out a new 'Vision 10' framework to help leaders reassess and reinvent effective, people-centric and sustainable workplace strategies and cultures.

  •  (photo: ABM UK)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 12:02

    First Aid for Mental Health

    ABM has introduced a mental health training programme across its business, industry and aviation divisions in a first-of-its-kind partnership with change and development platform, TalkOut.

  •  (photo: Gantner Group)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 04:20

    Managing Lockers Smartly

    Digital visitor management solutions company Vpod is offering innovative smart locker solutions in partnership with locker manufacturer Gantner and intelligent storage infrastructure developer TZ SMArt Lockers.

  •  (photo: ELEVATE)
    News Editor  - 12.05.2021, 23:22

    Certifying Logistics Talent

    Prologis and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) have unveiled plans for a new industry certificate targeted at logistics professionals.

  • Wilshire Courtyard. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 12.05.2021, 22:46

    LA Office Campus Signs 27,500 SF Tenant

    Onni Group’s Wilshire Courtyard office campus in Los Angeles, California has signed a new long-term lease with CO Architects, a Los Angeles-based architecture firm, for 27,461 square feet of space at the Class A office project.

  •  (photo: Aramark Corporation)
    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 15:37

    Championing Young Talent

    The inaugural Aramark Young Professionals 40 Under 40 Awards have recognised the talent and commitment of individuals nominated by leadership teams across the enterprise.

  •  (photo: Compass Group)
    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 12:49

    Compass Commits to Net Zero by 2030

    Compass Group UK&I has announced its commitment to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions across its own operations and value chain by 2030.

  •  (photo: HPUFT)
    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.

  •  (photo: Sodexo Group)
    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 14:28

    Supporting France's Urban Renewal Programme

    Sodexo has launched La Passerelle which it describes as a "new economic model" for the promotion of employability, health through food, and social cohesion in priority neighbourhoods identified by France's National Urban Renewal Agency.

  •  (photo: Kindel Media)
    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 11:53

    Renters Face Significantly Higher Housing Costs

    Housing costs are felt more by households that rent, according to new research by Vienna University of Economics and Business.

  •  (photo: Ecovadis)
    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 00:18

    Seventh Consecutive EcoVadis Award

    Sustainability and CSR rating company EcoVadis has ranked SPIE in Gold position for a seventh consecutive year.

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    News Editor  - 10.05.2021, 23:27

    London Docklands Guest Services Contract

    Bennett Hay has secured a 3-year contract to manage the guest services and workplace experience at Harbour Exchange, HX, the London Dockland's home of more than 70 diverse businesses.

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    News Editor  - 07.05.2021, 13:44

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Terminix is celebrating the work of educators in schools across the United States during Teacher Appreciation Week.

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    News Editor  - 07.05.2021, 10:27

    Supporting the Springboard Charity

    UK caterer CH&CO is supporting the 'Springboard to 2022' initiative from Springboard, a charity operating in the hospitality sector which helps people from all backgrounds find employment.

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    News Editor  - 07.05.2021, 09:39

    Thrive Homes Grounds Maintenance Contract

    Social and affordable UK housing provider Thrive Homes has awarded Churchill Group business Chequers a contract to provide grounds maintenance services across 104 of its schemes.

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    News Editor  - 07.05.2021, 08:51

    Westminster Goes Electric

    Westminster City Council and Siemens have installed more than 1,000 on-street Electric Vehicle Charging Points in the City of Westminster, making Westminster the first local authority in the UK to reach this milestone.

  • The Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech. (photo: Jonah Jackalope)
    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 20:48

    Living Building Challenge Certification

    The Georgia Institute of Technology's Kendeda Building has earned Living Building Challenge certification for Innovative Sustainable Design confirming it to be one of the world's greenest.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 18:14

    Respecting Human Rights in Security

    The International SOS Group of Companies has become one of 51 "Observer" organisations of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) which ensures respect for human rights by private security providers.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 17:33

    Unlocking Women's Potential to Lead Safely

    In a bid to support what they consider to be an underrepresented group in Health & Safety, RoSPA and L’Oréal have partnered for the launch of a dedicated Leading Safely for Women training programme.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 13:14

    Eliminating Indoor Airborne Pathogens

    A new filterless air purification system from Genano Oy eliminates bacteria and viruses carried by indoor air.

  • Matt Sturgess, Lighting Industry Association CEO. (photo: LIA)
    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 12:44

    LIA Appoints Matt Sturgess as CEO

    The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has welcomed Matt Sturgess as its new CEO

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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, 12:04

    From Office to Social Hub

    More than a third of office workers in the United States and the United Kingdom compare the prospect of a return to the workplace with going out to meet friends according to a new OnePoll survey of 1,500 employees.

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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.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 20:04

    Merger to Create US $5.5 billion REIT Powerhouse

    The Equity Commonwealth Real Estate Investment Trust and Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will see the former acquire Monmouth in an all-share transaction valued at approximately US $3.4 billion including assumed debt.

  • Cori English, Cushman & Wakefield's new Managing Principal for the San Francisco East Bay Area. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 19:38

    Industry Veteran Joins Cushman & Wakefield's Oakland Team

    Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Cori English as Managing Principal for the San Francisco East Bay Area market.

  • (L to R): Steve Parr, managing director and Phillip McGee, operations director, Parr Facilities Management, at the newly opened store. (photo: Parr Facilities Management)
    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 19:07

    Supporting Home Bargains in Northern Ireland

    Belfast-based Parr Facilities Management is delivering fit out works and FM support at a newly opened 30,000SF Home Bargains store location in Newtownabbey, County Antrim.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 12:17

    Championing Workplace Mental Health

    Aramark Northern Europe is introducing Mental Health Champions as part of its long-standing effort to support employees struggling with mental health difficulties.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 11:12

    How did I Escape?

    Serco has successfully trialled an innovative electronic system to manage prisoners’ property at HMP Dovegate, a Category B adult male facility near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire, England.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 10:06

    International Receptionists' Day 2021

    Rapport, Compass Group's managed front and back of house guest services business, is calling on all organisations to acknowledge the work of their receptionists on International Receptionists' Day (12th May).

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    News Editor  - 04.05.2021, 14:25

    Mental Health Training for the Security Industry

    The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has teamed up with learning and development specialists Ethos Farm to create an avatar-led online programme for security personnel called ‘Being Human’.

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    News Editor  - 04.05.2021, 14:01

    Overcoming COVID-19 Front-of-House Challenges

    Swiss Post Solutions (SPS) has published new research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on front of house strategies in the UK.

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    News Editor  - 04.05.2021, 13:06

    All New TORSUS PRAETORIAN

    TORSUS has announced the specifications of its all-new 2021 TORSUS PRAETORIAN off-road bus for logistics applications in extreme environments.

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    News Editor  - 04.05.2021, 12:41

    Moving to Zero Carbon Insulation

    A new online CPD-certified presentation from the Insulation Manufacturers Association (IMA) explains how fabric-first approaches can achieve net zero emissions.

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    News Editor  - 04.05.2021, 12:21

    Veolia UK to Double Renewable Energy Delivery

    Ahead of COP 26, Veolia has announced plans to double its capacity to generate renewable electricity working in partnership with various technology providers.

  • 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  - 30.04.2021, 10:31

    Backing the 'Mow Way' Biodiversity Campaign

    Mitie is supporting the ‘Mow May’ campaign which encourages businesses and members of the public to pause some of their mowing and weeding.

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    News Editor  - 29.04.2021, 13:59

    Terminix Announces Major Recruitment Drive

    Terminix has announced plans to hire 500 sales and service professionals over the next month.

  • Butlin's Bognor Regis resort. (photo: Bourne Leisure)
    News Editor  - 29.04.2021, 13:37

    Butlin's Invests in Air Purification System for Covid Safe Reopening

    Butlin’s, Britain’s iconic holiday brand, is to introduce a pioneering air purification system as part of extensive measures to ensure a safe reopening this summer.

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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.

  • The Quartier der Generationen in Hamburg. (photo: Bloomimages)
    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 18:51

    GWG Group IFM Contract

    The Gesellschaft für Wohnungs- und Gewerbebau Baden-Württemberg (GWG Group) has awarded STRABAG PFS an integrated facilities management contract at the "Quartier der Generations" development in Hamburg's HafenCity.

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    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 14:44

    Guide to UK Biowaste Environmental Permitting Regulations

    Environmental consultant WRM has produced a downloadable guide to Regulation 61 Notices which are being issued by the Environment Agency (EA) to operators of Biowaste treatment facilities in England.

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    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 14:10

    Addressing the Hidden Fire Safety Danger in Schools

    An innovative new solution addresses safety issues caused by missing smoke stoppers in schools and other buildings where trapezoidal perforated decks and beams are commonly specified.

  • Chris Garside has joined Aramark International in the newly created role of Head of Sales and Business Development. (photo: Aramark International)
    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 12:00

    Chris Garside Joins Aramark

    Chris Garside, the former CEO of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has been appointed as Head of Sales and Business Development by Aramark International with effect from May 17.

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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  - 28.04.2021, 12:32

    Wolverhampton Modernises Road Traffic Management

    Wolverhampton City Council is replacing multiple existing traffic management systems with a modular solution that collects data on vehicle counts, pollution levels and journey times.

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    News Editor  - 26.04.2021, 15:23

    Practice Plus Group FM Contract

    England's largest independent provider of NHS services, Practice Plus Group, has awarded Emcor UK a multi-million-pound facilities management contract for its entire estate.

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    News Editor  - 26.04.2021, 14:40

    End-to-End Power Distribution Webinar Series

    A new series of live and on-demand webinars from Schneider Electric will focus on end-to-end power distribution.

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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.

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    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 23:17

    Costain Joins UK Hydrogen Advisory Council Working Group

    Costain has been appointed to the UK Government’s Hydrogen Advisory Council Working Group, and has announced its further appointment as Chair of industry initiative, the Decarbonised Gas Alliance (DGA).

  • 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.

  • EUMETSAT headquarters in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany. (photo: LSDSL)
    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 01:44

    EUMETSAT Contract Award

    Serco Germany has secured a six-year contract with an estimated value of £20 million to support the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

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    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 01:18

    Prologis Extends Green Building Leadership

    Logistics real estate investor Prologis, Inc, has announced the launch of the first LEED v4 for Core and Shell Volume Program for the U.S. logistics real estate sector.

  • Chris Capes, Director of Development (designate) for the Liverpool Waters project. (photo: Peel Group)
    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 00:47

    New Director of Development for £5 Billion Liverpool Waters Project

    Peel L&P has appointed Chris Capes as Director of Development for the two million square metre Liverpool Waters regeneration project in Merseyside.

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    News Editor  - 21.04.2021, 15:38

    The World's Most Impactful Innovations

    As the United Nations marks World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021, cross-border payments challenger, WorldRemit, shares its selection of the most "impactful" inventions.

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    News Editor  - 20.04.2021, 15:25

    Mitie Welcomes Zero Emission Large Van

    The addition of a Vauxhall Vivaro-e van to its fleet brings Mitie closer to its target of 2,021 EVs by the end of 2021.

  • Pictured: Jane Byrd (Left) and Bryn Williams (Right). (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 20.04.2021, 13:05

    Supporting the Hospitality Industry in Wales

    The launch of Compass Cymru by the UK's largest food and support services firm introduces a novel approach to developing regional talent and supply chains.

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    News Editor  - 20.04.2021, 12:22

    Renewal of Tower Place Contract

    Incentive QAS have been re-awarded a cleaning and environmental services contract at Tower Place, the Sir Norman Foster designed mixed use facility featuring Europe's largest public plaza.

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    News Editor  - 20.04.2021, 11:47

    Audi Renews Böllinger Höfe Hard FM Contract

    Audi has reappointed STRABAG PFS as the hard services contractor for the Böllinger Höfe facility in Heilbronn which produces the all-electric Gran Turismo Audi e-tron GT and Audi R8.

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    News Editor  - 19.04.2021, 14:04

    High Voltage Switchgear Contract

    Merseytravel, the strategic transport advisor to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, has awarded SPIE UK a new contract for the supply and installation of replacement high voltage switchgear.

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    News Editor  - 19.04.2021, 13:27

    Carel Adds European Manufacturing Capacity

    Carel has announced a 5,200 sq. metre expansion of its Labin site in Croatia which serves as the headquarters of its subsidiary in the Adriatic.

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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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    News Editor  - 16.04.2021, 15:51

    Leeds Relocation Contract

    Commercial relocation specialist Business Moves Group (BMG) has been selected to deliver a relocation contract by Leeds Building Society, the UK's fifth largest building society which dates from 1875.

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    News Editor  - 16.04.2021, 15:11

    Johnson Controls Expands Electronic Security Capabilities

    Johnson Controls has added Esotec, a UK provider of security systems and managed services to government and high-profile facilities operators, to a list of recent electronic security acquisitions which includes WOT Security and NT Security.

  • Nurse Maria Ticas-Alcala administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Carmen Torres at home in Greenspoint. (photo: Harris Health)
    News Editor  - 15.04.2021, 21:48

    Vaccinating Vulnerable Patients at Home

    Harris Health System, the public health system of Harris County, Texas, is delivering COVID-19 vaccines to bedridden patients at home through its House Call Service.

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    News Editor  - 15.04.2021, 15:17

    Bidvest Noonan to Offer Waste Solutions

    Facility services provider Bidvest Noonan has acquired Dublin-based waste handling solutions distributor, Ancove Enterprises.

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    News Editor  - 15.04.2021, 14:33

    Providing the Safest Imaginable Workplace

    Global portable storage company Mobile Mini has installed defibrillators across all sixteen of its sites in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 15.04.2021, 13:18

    Decarbonising LNG Production

    Total and Siemens Energy have expanded the scope of a technical collaboration to develop sustainable solutions for reducing CO2 emissions in natural gas liquefaction facilities and power generation.

  • Emily Booth, a nurse with Moore Medtech, delivering online training. (photo: Moore Medtech)
    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 22:13

    Sellafield Nuclear Workers Receive Home Covid Tests

    Following a pilot scheme, an innovative startup is providing Sellafield Ltd employees with at-home lateral flow Covid-19 testing and support.

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    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 21:53

    Ensuring Rodent-free Reopenings

    The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is urging companies to ensure they are compliant with legislation and their premises are safe, clean and pest-free with the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

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    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 21:32

    Wearable Technology Reduces Back Strain

    Scaffolding supplier HAKI Denmark is pioneering smart harnesses to reduce injuries to the back suffered by employees of its two divisions.

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    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 21:06

    Specifying Acoustic Absorbers

    The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) has published new technical note, "Specifying Acoustic Absorbers where they will be installed against a wall".

  • Hans Rosling Center for Population Health. (photo: Kevin Scott)
    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 20:08

    Embodying a Building's Purpose

    Designed by Miller Hull Partnership, LLP, the University of Washington’s new Hans Rosling Center in Seattle supports the institution's aim of becoming the Global Center for Population Health.

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    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 18:51

    Smoker Detection in Residential Buildings

    Sensor manufacturer FreshAir has launched an innovative smoking and marijuana detection system for apartment buildings, public housing complexes and other high-occupancy residential settings.

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    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 17:48

    Adhering to U.S. Steel Sourcing Requirements

    Warren Controls procurement process have been adjusted to accommodate new "Buy American" requirements stipulated within the American Iron & Steel Act (AISA).

  • Hannah Vickers, Mace Group's Chief of Staff designate. (photo: Mace Group)
    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 10:21

    Mace Announces Senior Appointments

    Mace has announced the appointment of Hannah Vickers as Chief of Staff, and also appointed Andrew Smart as Head of FM Consultancy within its facilities management business, Operate.

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    News Editor  - 13.04.2021, 10:53

    Staatskanzlei Rheinland-Pfalz Hard FM Contract

    Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung (LBB), the real estate and construction department of Rheinland-Pfalz, has appointed STRABAG PFS as hard services contractor for the State Chancellery Building in Mainz.

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    News Editor  - 12.04.2021, 10:03

    Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls Hyper-scale Data Centre Capabilities

    Johnson Controls has agreed to acquire Silent-Aire, a global leader in hyper-scale data centre cooling and infrastructure, in an all-cash transaction valued at up to US $870 million.

  • Southgate Shopping Centre. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 12.04.2021, 09:38

    British Land Renews Shopping Centre Contracts

    British Land has renewed three of its shopping centre contracts with Incentive FM, and awarded an additional contract for the provision of multiple soft FM services at a shopping park near Manchester.

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    News Editor  - 08.04.2021, 23:37

    Delivering Smart, Healthy and Sustainable Buildings

    A partnership between IoT service provider Pelion and Johnson Controls is set to accelerate innovation in building connectivity, security and intelligence.

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    News Editor  - 08.04.2021, 20:36

    Revolutionizing In-store Marketing at Kwik Trip

    A popular stop on highways in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, retailer Kwik Trip has completed 1,000 Philips digital signage installations at 700 sites.

  • Delaware North CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr. (3rd from left) with Bob Castellini (3rd from right), owner of the Cincinnati Reds, with Delaware North colleagues Andy Worden, Jim Houser, Don Dierig and Ken Gaber.  (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 08.04.2021, 19:31

    Welcoming Fans Back to the Stands

    Four ballparks where Delaware North Sportservice provides hospitality services opened to baseball fans on Major League Baseball (MLB) Opening Day last Thursday.

  • Company employees in Fort Worth, Texas, join the family of Chief Warrant Officer 2, Eric Compton of the U.S. Marine Corps. (photo: Terminix Global Holdings/Business Wire)
    News Editor  - 08.04.2021, 15:44

    Supporting a Children's Foundation with Bicycles

    Terminix is donating bicycles to A Soldier’s Child (ASC) Foundation which serves the offspring of fallen U.S. servicemen and women by supporting safe cycling.

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    News Editor  - 09.04.2021, 10:25

    Offering Uber Eats to Sodexo Employees

    Sodexo Pass Restaurant card holders in France will be the first beneficiaries of a global agreement that allows meals to be ordered and delivered through the Uber Eats app.

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    News Editor  - 08.04.2021, 11:47

    Preparing for Net-Zero

    An audit of UK sustainable energy provider Vital Energi's fleet has recorded vehicle emission levels of 20.7 Co2 g/km which are a quarter of those of other organisations assessed.

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    News Editor  - 06.04.2021, 18:28

    2021 ACR News Awards

    Johnson Controls' YORK AMICHI YMPA air-cooled reversible heat pump has been named "Heat Pump Product of the Year" in the 2021 ACR News Awards competition.

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    News Editor  - 06.04.2021, 13:16

    Kodak Alaris Acquires Spigraph Kodak Scanner and ibml Service Business

    Kodak Alaris has acquired a portion of Spigraph’s UK service business including the repair and maintenance of Kodak Alaris scanners, which were previously handled by Spigraph.

  • Ebony McKinley. (photo: Amazon.com Inc)
    News Editor  - 06.04.2021, 11:50

    From Sisters to Small Entrepreneurs

    Amazon is sharing the stories of four dynamic women who are leading middle and last mile logistics teams serving its U.S. delivery stations.

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    News Editor  - 06.04.2021, 09:28

    Acquisition Strengthens STRABAG Hard FM Capabilities

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services has acquired BAM Facility Services GmbH, a specialist provider of building engineering and maintenance services to the Munich Metropolitan Region

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    News Editor  - 01.04.2021, 15:10

    Keeping Birds Under Control

    A new guide from the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) includes strategies for preventing corrosion and nuisance caused by birds occupying buildings, and public health advice.

  • ERCV travelling on Westminster Bridge. (photo: Veolia UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 01.04.2021, 14:40

    Westminster Showcases Upcycled Electric Refuse Collection Vehicle

    Westminster City Council and Veolia have showcased one of their upcycled electric refuse collection vehicles at the high profile SMMT Electrified 2021 parade in central London.

  • Milton Keynes University Hospital (photo: Compass Group)
    News Editor  - 01.04.2021, 11:50

    Serving Healthy Meals at Milton Keynes University Hospital

    Patients at Milton Keynes University Hospital will be served a new menu prepared with Compass Group's patented micro-steaming system, Steamplicity.

  • Pictured: Jeff Dewing, Cloudfm Chief Executive Officer. (photo: Cloudfm Group)
    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 17:25

    Exposing Widespread FM Failures in the UK

    A potentially explosive book by Cloudfm CEO, Jeff Dewing, contains allegations of widespread corporate failings in the UK's £120 billion market for facilities management services.

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    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 16:52

    Innovative Key Holding Service

    Corps Monitoring has launched KeySafe, an integrated key holding solution which combines the sophistication of a Sentrikey safe with the convenience provided by a UK-wide network of accredited service partners to ensure quick site access.

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    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 16:19

    Multi-service Engineering Management Contract

    UK facility services provider Polyteck has signed a new multi-service engineering management contract with McCann Worldgroup following a competitive tender.

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    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 15:49

    Johnson Controls GHG Targets Independently Approved

    The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has approved Johnson Controls emissions reductions targets.

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    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 15:35

    China Refrigeration 2021

    CAREL will be presented with Innovation Awards for its commercial refrigeration solutions, Heosone and Heos CO2, when it participates in this year's edition of China Refrigeration from 7 to 9 April in Shanghai.

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    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 14:48

    Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Surges as Gold Loses Shine

    According to data from Finbold, bitcoin futures open interest on various exchanges grew by 133.74 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 from US $9.66 billion to $22.58 billion.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 21:22

    Wireless Modbus Data Concentrator for Ethernet Networking

    The new MDC-211-WF Modbus data concentrator from ICP DAS USA supports RS-232, RS-485 and Wi-Fi connectivity between Ethernet control and communication networks.

  •  (photo: Claudio Schwarz)
    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 18:59

    Security & Safety Things App Development Challenge (26 April Deadline)

    Security and Safety Things GmbH has launched its second App Challenge inviting developers of video analytic applications to create solutions for specific-use cases in retail, transportation, smart cities, healthcare, entertainment and the stadiums sector.

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    News Editor  - 21.06.2021, 08:37

    Supporting Regulation of the Electrical Industry in Scotland

    Scotland’s largest construction trade association SELECT has welcomed several new additions to its Wall of Support for better regulation of the electrical industry.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 11:38

    Automating Employment Tribunal Claims Reporting

    HR teams will be better placed to track and report on employment tribunal cases following FTSE 100 company, Entain's endorsement of an innovative caseload management Software-as-a-Solution.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 11:05

    Planon Identified as IWMS Leader

    Planon has been named a 'Leader' in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Workplace Management System 2020-2021 Vendor Assessment which provides an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 10:24

    International Safety Awards

    EMCOR UK has been presented with two International Safety Awards by the British Safety Council.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 09:58

    Grupo SUEZ Announces New FM Partner

    Grupo SUEZ has selected Cloudfm's European subsidiary to provide hard FM services at 900 sites in Spain under a multi-million Euro five-year contract.

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    News Editor  - 29.03.2021, 18:37

    ISS North America and Genesys Works in Talent Partnership

    ISS Group Chief Commercial Officer and Americas Region CEO Dan Ryan has joined the board of Genesys Works, a social enterprise that provides students from underserved communities life-changing opportunities through corporate internships.

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    News Editor  - 29.03.2021, 10:48

    Returning Workers Demand IAQ Assurances

    According to a recent Opinium survey for Rentokil Initial, the percentage of Brits concerned about airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 has risen by 19 per cent since November 2020 to just over a quarter of the survey sample.

  • Terry Mills, Cloudfm's technical solutions director. (photo: Cloudfm)
    News Editor  - 29.03.2021, 09:43

    Migrating to the Cloud

    Cloudfm Group have announced the appointment of Terry Mills as technical solutions director following a 15-year career with ISS as Group VP Enterprise & Corporate Development.

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    News Editor  - 28.03.2021, 16:32

    UAE Building Management Provider in Johnson Controls Partnership

    Sustainable UAE-based integrated building management service provider and SB Group subsidiary, ODS Global, and Johnson Controls have entered into a strategic partnership to promote better building operations reporting.

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    News Editor  - 29.03.2021, 09:08

    Healthy Building System

    Infogrid has launched workplace environmental data aggregator Healthy Building System, together with findings from a OnePoll survey suggesting half of UK adults are unsure about returning to their workplace.

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    News Editor  - 26.03.2021, 13:41

    Following Ethical Best Practices in Procurement

    Atalian Servest has partnered with Alcumus, a provider of supply chain and EHSQ+ risk management solutions in the UK, to prequalify contractors.

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    News Editor  - 26.03.2021, 13:04

    Delivering New Drinks Experiences at UK Sports and Music Events

    Levy, Compass Group's sports, leisure and hospitality subsidiary, has announced an exclusive partnership with Peppermint to provide premium bar solutions at sporting and music events across Levy venues in the UK.

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    News Editor  - 26.03.2021, 12:19

    Digital Visitor Management System Installed in Care Homes

    Luxury UK care home and retirement development operator Cinnamon Care Collection has adopted an iPad-based, digital visitor logging solution for visitors, team members and contractors at 19 of its homes.

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    News Editor  - 25.03.2021, 14:33

    L'OCCITANE Awards UK Cleaning Contract

    L’OCCITANE en Provence has selected Indepth Managed Services to deliver window cleaning services to 85 retail stores in the United Kingdom, and daily cleaning services at its UK head office in London and flagship Regent Street store.

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    Efrat Fenigson  - 25.03.2021, 13:36

    Why Employees Need Better Options

    Efrat Fenigson, Mindspace VP Marketing, explains why decisions about remote work require companies to look beyond possible financial savings.

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    News Editor  - 25.03.2021, 12:35

    Inclusion in Euronext CAC 40 ESG Index

    Sodexo has been included on the first iteration of the Euronext CAC 40 ESG index which identifies the 40 companies within the CAC Large 60 Index that demonstrate the best Environmental, Social and Governance practices.

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    News Editor  - 26.03.2021, 12:41

    EMCOR Awarded Place on UK Public Procurement Framework

    EMCOR UK have been awarded a place on Fusion21's new £1.1 billion Workplace & Facilities Framework of prequalified suppliers, creating opportunities worth up to £750 million.

  • David Wolf (third from left), president and general manager of Southland Casino Racing, presents a check to representatives of Families in Transition.  (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 19:22

    A Game-changing Fundraiser

    A fundraising initiative involving Delaware North's gaming division recently raised US $47,604 for the Families in Transition (FIT) charity in West Memphis, Arkansas, which provides shelter, safety and related services to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other forms of abuse.

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    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 17:16

    Turbo Services Acquisition

    Sulzer has completed the acquisition of Turbo Services Inc., a leading independent service provider for aero-derivative gas turbines, as part of its diversification into distributed power applications.

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    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 12:04

    Bringing Infotainment and Collaborative Learning to Student Digs

    PPDS's range of Philips MediaSuite pro TVs have been installed in all 288 private bedrooms and communal areas within a new student housing complex in Nottingham.

  • Hitchingbrooke Hospital. (photo: Andy Parrett)
    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 11:41

    North West Anglia Hospitals Contract

    Mitie has been awarded a new five-year contract to deliver facilities management and catering services at hospitals operated by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

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    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 11:05

    The SIM Card Made from Recycled Refrigerators

    Thales and Veolia have joined forces to create the first eco-designed SIM card made from recycled plastic.

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    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 10:44

    Derwent Joins North East Public Procurement Framework

    Derwent fm have been awarded a place on North East based public procurement consultancy, Prosper’s Dynamic Purchasing System for compliance and facilities management services worth an estimated £250 million.

  • Escalator at Tower Gateway DLR station in London. (photo: Chris McKenna)
    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 21:51

    Lift and Escalator Maintenance at London DLR Stations

    PropTech provider WeMaintain has signed a four-year contract with KeolisAmey Docklands (KAD) for the provision of lift and escalator maintenance solutions to all London Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations.

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    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 21:37

    AVer Europe Extends Agreement with UKI Distribution

    Education technology and visual collaboration solutions manufacturer AVer Europe has extended its distribution agreement with Midwich Group, a specialist distributor of AV products in the United Kingdom.

  • The 1 Viper Way facility in  North County, San Diego. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 21:14

    Sale and Lease of San Diego Industrial Asset

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented private equity firm Stockbridge in the disposition of a 202,844 SF multi-functional industrial asset located at 1 Viper Way in Vista, San Diego, California.

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    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 16:50

    The UK’s Most Security-conscious Cities

    Data collected from MoneySuperMarket customers has revealed the UK’s most security-conscious cities, comparing the percentages of homes with and without burglar alarms in each region as the country experiences one burglary every 108 seconds in the UK despite reported decreases since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 16:19

    Renewable Energy Engineering Firm Relocates to Central Leeds

    EV charging and photovoltaic solutions provider The Phoenix Works has moved into 18,209 SF premises owned and managed by Towngate PLC in Leeds.

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    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 15:44

    Helping Businesses Manage Their Water

    Ecolab has upgraded its Smart Water Navigator tool which offers businesses a cost-free insight into the value of the water used by their operations and supports them in establishing corporate water goals.

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    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 15:12

    Springboard Awards for Excellence

    Medirest, Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare division, was the recipient of a 'Best National Support for Key Workers' award at this year's Springboard Awards for Excellence.

  • Members of the express testing team. (photo: ABM Industries Inc)
    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 14:01

    Partnership to Support UK Covid-19 Express Testing

    ABM has partnered with Cignpost Diagnostics to provide 250 trained team members to service the manpower needs at COVID-19 testing sites at Heathrow, Gatwick and Edinburgh airports.

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    News Editor  - 22.03.2021, 13:45

    Sustainable Future for Buckinghamshire

    Buckinghamshire Council’s recycling and waste contractor, Veolia is introducing improvements at the London Road East Depot in Amersham to help create a more sustainable waste contract.

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    News Editor  - 22.03.2021, 13:31

    A Top UK Accredited Security Provider

    ABM UK’s annual Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) security audit has placed the company within the top 5 per cent of accredited UK security services providers.

  • Anne Bardot, Sodexo's new Group Chief Communications Officer. (photo: Sodexo SA)
    News Editor  - 22.03.2021, 09:08

    Sodexo Announces New Chief Communications Officer

    Sodexo has appointed Anne Bardot as Group Chief Communications Officer.

  • Mike Winter, managing director of MIW Water Coolers. (photo: Made Blue)
    News Editor  - 22.03.2021, 08:38

    Saving Plastic and Lives

    On World Water Day, Dutch charity Made Blue and MIW have launched a water fountain offering UK consumers the option to donate 75p via a QR code to clean water projects in developing countries.

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    News Editor  - 19.03.2021, 15:44

    FIS Adopts RICS Conflict Avoidance Pledge

    FIS, the representative body for the UK's finishes sector, has committed to the RICS Conflict Avoidance Pledge which requires signatories to adopt proactive conflict avoidance measures and promote collaborative working.

  • Chris Ludeman, CBRE's Global President of Capital Markets (pictured), attributes the firm's success to a culture of collaboration and long-standing relations with key sources of capital. (photo: CBRE Group)
    News Editor  - 18.03.2021, 16:29

    Leading Real Estate Investment Sales

    Real Capital Analytics (RCA) has ranked CBRE in top place for global commercial real estate investment sales for a tenth successive year.

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    News Editor  - 18.03.2021, 15:40

    Sustainable Mobile Vacuum Cleaning

    Diversey have announced the launch of the TASKI AERO UP upright cordless vacuum cleaner which offers significant weight, energy utilisation, and noise reduction gains over the company's previous models.

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    News Editor  - 18.03.2021, 11:08

    Groupe Renault Joins EV Battery Recycling Coalition

    Groupe Renault has joined a global collaboration launched in September 2020 by Veolia and Solvay to support closed loop recycling of end-of-life electric vehicle batteries as part of the circular economy.

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    News Editor  - 17.03.2021, 17:03

    Canadian DND Support Services Contract

    The Canadian Department of National Defense has awarded Serco a contract to provide support services at the 5 Wing Canadian Forces Base in Goose Bay following a competitive tender.

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    News Editor  - 17.03.2021, 16:40

    Mitie Cleaning Team to Star on TV Show

    Mitie’s cleaning team based at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 will be featured in an upcoming episode of the ITV documentary series, Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport.

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    News Editor  - 17.03.2021, 15:52

    Outstanding Contract Security Company of the Year

    UK manned guarding provider Axis Security has been recognised with a top national award.

  • Veteran sales professional and vice-Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield's Office Services team in Phoenix, Brad Anderson. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 17.03.2021, 00:19

    Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens Phoenix Office Services Team

    Cushman & Wakefield has welcomed veteran CBRE sales duo Brad Anderson and Michael Strittmatter as senior members of its Office Services team in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    News Editor  - 16.03.2021, 23:38

    Hybrid Working and Mandating COVID Vaccines

    A majority of adults surveyed for a report on working preferences in the United States post-Covid-19, want employers to embrace hybrid work practices and enforce mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus.

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    News Editor  - 16.03.2021, 23:13

    Calor Gas Awards Port Clarence Maintenance Contract

    LPG supplier Calor Gas has appointed Spie UK to deliver long-term maintenance at its facility in Port Clarence, County Durham in a contract which provides for the design and build of upgrades to the plant's filling hall safety systems.

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    News Editor  - 16.03.2021, 21:53

    Study Confirms Accuracy of Legionella Test Method

    An independent study supports claims from IDEXX about the efficacy of its Legiolert solution for detecting Legionella pneumophila in non-potable water.

  • Smart army accommodation: Westdown Camp building. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 16.03.2021, 21:22

    Delivering Carbon-efficient Army Accommodation

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recognised the commitment of Landmarc Support Services, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Reds10 to sustainable construction.

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    Administrator  - 16.03.2021, 20:52

    Breaking Ground with the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca

    The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP, an internationally recognized architecture and planning firm, recently marked the groundbreaking of the new United States Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco.

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    News Editor  - 16.03.2021, 16:56

    ISS North America Launches Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

    ISS North America has unveiled a comprehensive strategy for better workplace inclusivity in the United States, following an extensive review by Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Eric Stallworth, who joined the group in March 2020.

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    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 12:13

    Adler and Allan Announces Aquisitions

    Environmental risk business, Adler and Allan, has announced the acquisition of three companies into the group.

  • Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. (photo: Andrey Filippov)
    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 09:07

    Bolshoi Theatre Printer Installation

    A roll-to-roll LED printer is supporting opera and ballet performances at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 08:26

    Closing the Opportunity Gap

    Compass Group has unveiled an action plan to increase access to career opportunities in partnership with former United Kingdom Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Justine Greening.

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    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 11:35

    Setting New Standards in Housing

    A series of standards documents from The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) identify seven desirable development and behavioural characteristics for housing professionals.

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    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 07:22

    IoT-enhanced Energy Metering and Maintenance

    Eaton's latest smart digital moulded case circuit breaker (MCCB) combines IoT connectivity, predictive maintenance and Class 1 energy metering to enable building digitisation and decarbonisation platforms.

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    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 06:55

    Three Wheeling into the Future

    Veolia is trialling innovative electric tricycles that have been designed for on-street waste collection as part of its contract with Westminster City Council.

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    News Editor  - 11.03.2021, 13:48

    Reimagining Wall Cabinet Design

    Grass America has launched Kinvaro T-Slim, an ingenious new lifter system for wooden flap doors that creates new opportunities for designers of overhead wall cabinets.

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    News Editor  - 11.03.2021, 13:29

    Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework

    Veolia, has secured a place on the United Kingdom's new ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery (NZCD) Framework which is designed to advance progress on public sector's carbon targets.

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    News Editor  - 09.03.2021, 15:34

    NVM Announces £18m Pareto MBO

    NVM Private Equity (NVM) has completed an £18 million management buy-out of UK facilities management business, Pareto FM.

  • 77 Coleman Street (photo: Axis Group)
    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 15:58

    BNP Paribas Real Estate Security Contract

    BNP Paribas Real Estate has selected Axis Group to provide front-of house and security services at 77 Coleman Street, a striking new building, in the City of London.

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 15:39

    Machine Learning Enhanced Energy Software

    Novel Automated Respond Command (ARC) energy efficiency software from Utility Team utilises AI and machine learning to optimise the cooling loads of commercial and industrial chiller plant.

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 15:19

    Women in Construction Week

    FIS, the representative body for the UK's finishes and interiors sector, has launched a Fairness, Inclusivity and Respect (FIR) Toolkit as its membership marks Women in Construction Week and International Women’s Day 2021.

  • New Group Managing Director, Henrik Pederson. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 15:05

    Adler and Allan Announces Changes to Leadership Team

    Environmental risk reduction specialist, Adler and Allan, is announcing changes to its Senior Leadership Team effective 1 March

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 12:11

    Fire and Security Business Expands in Ireland

    Integrated fire and security business Evolution Europe has opened a new office in Cork in the Republic of Ireland to service existing clients and new business opportunities.

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 11:52

    United for a Hunger-Free World (11 March)

    Stop Hunger, Sodexo's initiative to support charities tackling food poverty in more than 40 countries, will hold its first virtual event on 11 March at 7.00pm Central European Time (CET).

  • The Bailey, 16 Old Bailey, London. (photo: Jaguar Building Services)
    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 11:27

    The Bailey Hard Services Contract

    Jaguar Building Services has been awarded a mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering services contract at The Bailey, 16 Old Bailey.

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 11:05

    How Covid-19 has Changed Attitudes to Hygiene in the UK

    Over half of Britons believe businesses could be doing more to improve the hygiene of their premises and keep people safe from Covid-19 according to a new survey.

  • Championing success: Jade Collazo (left) and Carla Vieira from Cleanology. (photo: Cleanology Limited)
    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 10:48

    Strong Role Models Key to Female Advancement

    On International Women’s Day, women in the cleaning industry advocate the benefits of strong role models and sharing of experience. But at the end of the day, they say, success comes from hard work and excellence at work.

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 10:31

    Why we Choose to Challenge

    Women from across the built environment sector are calling for a greater focus on investment in, and the development of, female role models on International Women’s Day 2021.

  • Dr. Arthur Bracey. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 04.03.2021, 16:31

    Harris Health System Announces New Chair

    Dr. Arthur Bracey has been elected chair of the Harris Health System Board of Trustees, the governing body for the public healthcare system in Harris County, Texas.

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    News Editor  - 04.03.2021, 16:07

    Moore Kingston Smith Hard Services Contract

    UK accountancy firm Moore Kingston Smith have awarded Artic Building Services a contract to undertake planned preventative maintenance at six locations in London and the home counties.

  • Sarosh Mistry. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 04.03.2021, 15:35

    Appointment of Sarosh Mistry as Rentokil Non-Exec Director

    Rentokil Initial has appointed Sarosh Mistry to its Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 April 2021.

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    News Editor  - 04.03.2021, 13:41

    Advocating Better Safety for Vehicle Crews

    A new report commissioned from University College London (UCL) by Veolia recommends operators of waste collection vehicles to adopt enhanced safety measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 03.03.2021, 12:39

    OneWISH Virtual Congress on International Women's Day

    OneWISH, the coalition recently established to promote "Women and Inclusion in Safety and Health", will host an inaugural virtual conference on 9 March.

  • 125 Old Broad Street. (photo: Picasa/Christine Matthews)
    News Editor  - 03.03.2021, 12:09

    Guest Services Contract

    Portico has been awarded the guest services contract for 125 Old Broad Street, formerly the Stock Exchange Tower, in the City of London.

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    News Editor  - 03.03.2021, 10:44

    Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls HVAC Capabilities

    Johnson Controls has acquired Cool Solution, a prominent service provider of air conditioning and refrigeration within the UK and Ireland.

  • Large-screen TV installed at the hospital. (photo: PPDS)
    News Editor  - 02.03.2021, 13:19

    Redefining Hospital Hospitality

    Philips Pro TVs are supporting patient wellbeing and recovery at the new £162 million Clatterbridge Cancer Centre hospital in Liverpool.

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    News Editor  - 02.03.2021, 13:03

    Enabling Immersive Experiences

    The location-based entertainment industry can now bring audiences even closer to the action by using Panasonic’s new Zero-Offset Ultra Short Throw (UST) zoom lenses with its range of LCD laser projectors.

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    News Editor  - 02.03.2021, 11:54

    Facebook Facing Unsafe Working Practices Lawsuits

    Thirty content moderators who claim their mental health was harmed as a result of exposure to toxic visual content are suing Facebook and recruitment agencies, CPL Solutions, Accenture, Majorel and CCC.

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    News Editor  - 02.03.2021, 11:30

    Managing Mobile Cleaning

    Planon is partnering with Dutch startup developer of service digitalisation platforms AddOnn to enhance software support for mobile cleaning and similar processes.

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    News Editor  - 02.03.2021, 11:03

    Food Waste Action Week

    A partnership between Compass Group and WRAP is encouraging organisations across the food and drinks sector to work together to prevent food going to waste as the UK commemorates its inaugural "Food Waste Action Week".

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    News Editor  - 01.03.2021, 11:11

    Acquisition of Hospital Cleaning and Disinfection Provider

    The Dussmann Group has acquired Janus Group Vienna through its subsidiary, Dussmann Service Austria.

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    News Editor  - 27.02.2021, 01:01

    Saving an Oil Refinery US $250,000 in Inspection Fees

    Premium Inspection & Testing (PIT) has performed a first-of-a-kind internal coke drum inspection of an oil refinery in Texas using drone technology combined in combination with manned rope access.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 15:06

    GRITIT Appoints Andrew Barry as Group Chief Executive

    Following the acquisition of surfacing and engineering business NMC Group Ltd., GRITIT Group has announced the appointment of Andrew (‘Andy’) Barry as Group Chief Executive with effect from 1 March 2021.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 14:39

    Mineral Insulating Materials Applied at Cardiff Schools

    A trio of Welsh schools are benefiting from major ugrades to their wall insulation.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 12:34

    Eighty-four Years of Dividend Payouts

    Ecolab has announced payment of a cash dividend of US $0.48 to holders of its ordinary shares.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 11:44

    JLL Managed Services Retail Contract Award

    ABM UK has been awarded a contract by JLL’s Managed Services UK team to provide services across a number of retail sites.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 09:40

    Green Energy Coalition Announces New Members

    Airbus, Bureau Veritas and PSA International are the latest companies to join the Coalition for the Energy of the Future whose members are committed to accelerating the development of sustainable energy to support new mobility models.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 08:03

    Optimising Workplaces Post-Covid-19

    With the United Kingdom hastily preparing for the reopening of the economy, The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and Ricoh have published new guidance for on optimising workspaces.

  • New research suggests hybrid working models make for happier employees but require careful management. (photo: Advanced Workplace Associates)
    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 07:27

    Flexible Working, Happy Employees and CO2 Emissions

    A new analysis of flexible working preferences in the UK post-lockdown points to a potential reduction of CO2 emissions by around a quarter, but also raises concerns over the quality of office environments.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 06:59

    Drop-in Mitsubishi EOL TFT LCD Replacements

    In a pickle after the Mitsubishi EOL announcement? Then look no further then the new range of drop-in replacements from CDS.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 06:32

    Second Virtual Showcase of Abloy Solutions

    Following the success of its virtual Keyvolution exhibition in July 2020, ABLOY UK has announced a virtual showcase of its security and access control solutions on 9th March.

  • StructureScan Mini XT  (photo: Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. )
    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 06:18

    GSSI Upgrades Concrete Inspection Solution

    Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc., has updated the StructureScan™ Mini XT all-in-one GPR concrete inspection system to include a new version of its software and a newly designed survey wheel for the Palm XT antenna.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 06:00

    Supporting the Future of Work

    With many companies adjusting working practices to accommodate a hybrid future, workplace platform Envoy is reporting a significant increase in integrations.

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    News Editor  - 25.02.2021, 13:00

    Back on Track

    Terminix has reported strong revenue growth for the fourth-quarter of 2020, and adjusted its Full-Year 2021 revenue forecast to between US $2,025 and US $2,050, in unaudited accounts released today.

  • Craig Brunt, projects manager, EJ Musk Process Services (Left) with client Max Vaughan, founder of White Peak Distillery. (photo: Edwin James Group)
    News Editor  - 25.02.2021, 12:36

    Edwin James Aligns Brands

    UK technical services company Edwin James Group has rebranded subsidiaries Jex Process Services as EJ Musk Process Services and Korrie Technical Services as EJ Parker Technical Services.

  •  Liquid Guard has been independently proven to be effective against a wide range of bacteria and enveloped viruses, including SARS CoV-2 and influenza A. (photo: AdobeStock_50106262 / 2 - G4S )
    News Editor  - 24.02.2021, 19:18

    Protecting the Public Sector and General Public with Coatings

    G4S has invested in "constant kill" surface coating techology used to protect against SARS CoV-2.

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    News Editor  - 24.02.2021, 18:52

    BLI Pick Award

    Keypoint Intelligence have recognised the Kodak S3000 Series Scanner a Buyers Lab (BLI) Winter 2021 Pick Award for "Outstanding Departmental Scanner".

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    News Editor  - 24.02.2021, 18:38

    Lutron Adds Adaptable Phase Dimming

    Lutron Electronics has announced the launch of its Vive PowPak Phase Select dimming modules for commercial lighting projects.

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    News Editor  - 24.02.2021, 18:25

    A Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator

    Johnson Controls has been named a Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator for the sixth straight year.

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    Kas Mohammed  - 24.02.2021, 12:58

    Is HSBC Jumping the Property Gun?

    Kas Mohammed, VP of Digital Energy at Schneider Electric UK & Ireland, comments on a recent announcement committing HSBC to halve its office space.

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    News Editor  - 23.02.2021, 01:05

    Empowering Children Through Crisis and Conflict

    A partnership between SAVORTEX and Strong Gens recognises the importance of entrepreneurs of the future in supporing the global economy.

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    News Editor  - 23.02.2021, 00:41

    Seamlessly Integrating Distributed Energy Assets

    An Advanced Microgrid Control solution from Siemens subsidiary Russelectric allows facilities to participate in grid market transactions.

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    News Editor  - 19.02.2021, 15:49

    Prefab Manufacturer in Lease Relocation

    Commercial prefabricated building manufacturer Kapture Prefab is relocating to a 140,000SF industrial facility in Gilbert, Arizona in a deal brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.

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    News Editor  - 18.02.2021, 11:56

    EETF Announces Key Appointments

    The Electrical Engineering Training Foundation has appointed Gordon McArthur, managing director of family run contractor WMQ Building Services, as Chairman, and elected Atalian Servest AMK director Mike Stark to its board.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 15:00

    Johnson Controls Affirms Zero Carbon Commitment

    Johnson Controls has joined The Climate Pledge commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 14:30

    MRI Strengthens IWMS Capabilities

    MRI Software has entered into an agreement to acquire Manhattan, the real estate and workplace solutions division of Trimble.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 09:30

    Why Energy Resilience Matters

    Siemens UK is calling on manufacturers to bolster their energy resilience by addressing risks associated with ageing plant.

  • Derek Binnie. (photo: Business Moves Group)
    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 08:46

    Scottish Relocation Expert Joins Leading Agency

    Commercial relocation agency, Business Moves Group (BMG), have appointed Derek Binnie as a non-executive director.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 08:21

    Making Social Housing Safer

    Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has appointed Kier to deliver fire safety works across its housing stock under a programme which includes replacing 3,600 sets of fire doors.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 07:46

    Serco Acquires Whitney, Bradley & Brown

    Serco has acquired U.S. defence contractor Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc (WBB) from H.I.G. Capital in a deal worth $295 million.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 07:19

    Hospitality Employer of the Year

    The Trafford College Group has named Compass Group UK and Ireland 'Hospitality Employer of the Year' at its annual Apprenticeship of the Year Awards.

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    News Editor  - 12.02.2021, 13:18

    Educating Kids About Bugs

    Terminix has reimagined and relaunched the Harry’s Big Adventure educational program it developed with the Audubon Nature Institute to teach K-6 grade elementary school children in the United States about bugs.

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    News Editor  - 11.02.2021, 16:11

    Gold Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

    The SURE range of plant-based, 100 per cent biodegradable cleaning products from Diversey has been awarded Gold certificates by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

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    News Editor  - 11.02.2021, 14:04

    Covid Call Waiting Leaves Customers in the Cold

    A recent survey suggests customers remain wholly unimpressed by businesses attributing long call waiting times to demand created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Participants in the roundtable discussion. (photo: Umbrella Training)
    News Editor  - 11.02.2021, 13:20

    UK Levy Transfer Scheme Underutilised

    A recent virtual roundtable attended by several leading organisations concluded the United Kingdom's hospitality sector should be making better use of the levy transfer scheme for unused apprenticeship to tackle pending post-Covid-19 skills shortages.

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    News Editor  - 10.02.2021, 05:05

    Supporting an Injured Ice Hockey Player

    The Delaware North Chairman, Jeremy Jacobs-owned Boston Bruins ice hockey team and Boston Bruins Foundation, are donating US $100,000 towards rehabilitating recently injured high school player, A.J. Quetta.

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    News Editor  - 10.02.2021, 04:06

    NEC4 Facilities Management Contract

    NEC has launched a suite of new contracts designed specifically for the procurement of facilities management services.

  • Rick Ryan. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 10.02.2021, 02:32

    Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens North California Capital Markets Group

    Cushman & Wakefield has appointed veteran investment sales professional Rick Ryan as an executive director of its Northern California Capital Markets Group.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 17:14

    Protecting Guest Workers in Singapore

    Universal Contact Tracing wearables supplied by Microshare in partnership with PwC have been protecting the lives and livelihoods of migrant workers in Singapore's migrant worker dormitories.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 13:29

    Accolade for UK Apprentice

    Apprentice Jude Kirkwood-Thompson has been named "Apprentice of the Year", with her employer, property services company Ian Williams, also receiving an award for its training academy at this year's National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) Awards.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 12:58

    Zero Emission Gritting

    Mitie Landscapes has launched the UK's first zero emission commercial gritting service by deploying an electric vehicle and battery-powered gritter.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 12:29

    Three UK Awards Relocation Contract

    Commercial relocation and change management company Business Moves Group (BMG) has won a major relocation contract with mobile phone operator, Three UK.

  • WeMaintain executive team, Jade Francine, Benoit Dupon and Tristan Foureur. (photo: Iannis G./REA)
    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 11:53

    Acquisition Expands Smart Maintenance Capabilities

    Lift maintenance platform WeMaintain has acquired fellow PropTech startup and smart fire system maintenance platform Shokly.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 08:41

    One of the World's Most Admired Companies

    Sodexo has been named to FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies List for an 11th consecutive year.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 06:38

    A New Concept in Workplace Catering

    UK contract caterer Talkington Bates has introduced a flexible catering offer to support businesses planning post-Covid=19 returns to the office.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 06:12

    Wishing is Not Enough

    Leading safety and health professionals across the world have joined together to form 1WISH, the Global Coalition of Women in Safety and Health.

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    News Editor  - 08.02.2021, 12:03

    Covid-19 Impacts Apprenticeships

    A reported decline of 30 per cent in apprenticeships within the UK's construction sector during the coronavirus pandemic by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is confirmed by a recent survey of 500 tradespeople

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    News Editor  - 08.02.2021, 11:31

    Veolia Increases UK Apprenticeships

    Veolia is reporting a 115 per cent rise in intakes to its apprenticeships programme since 2017 as National Apprenticeship Week gets underway in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 07.02.2021, 00:22

    Procurement Framework Appointment

    ETL, the estate development subsidiary of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, has named Mitie as a preferred supplier under its Net Zero Carbon Delivery framework.

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    News Editor  - 04.02.2021, 17:39

    Supporting Low Paid, Low Skilled Workers

    Churchill Group has committed £40k from its apprenticeship levy fund to the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) pilot scheme from the Institute for Public Policy Research and Greater London Authority.

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    News Editor  - 04.02.2021, 16:38

    Teminix Announces Publication Date for Unaudited Financial Results

    Terminix Global Holdings has confirmed plans to release its unaudited fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results after 6 a.m. Central Time (7 a.m. ET) on 25 February 2021.

  • CMS compliance director, Stephen Dunn. (photo: Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd )
    News Editor  - 04.02.2021, 16:07

    Election to Professional Fellowships

    Stephen Dunn, compliance director for hard services provider Commercial Maintenance Services UK (CMS), has been recognised with Fellowships of two professional bodies.

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    News Editor  - 04.02.2021, 15:23

    Public Support Plastics Recycling

    According to new research, a majority of the UK's adult population believe recycling will assume greater importance in the next five years with a particular emphasis on plastics.

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    News Editor  - 04.02.2021, 15:02

    Reducing Our Impact on the Planet

    Aramark has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent from 2019 levels by the end of 2025.

  • Dr. Marion Henschel, Vice-Chairman and Martin Schenk, Chairman of the Management Board. (photo: STRABAG PFS)
    News Editor  - 02.02.2021, 10:44

    Germany's Top Employer

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services STRABAG PFS) has received recognition as a "Top Employer Germany" for a third consecutive year.

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    News Editor  - 02.02.2021, 09:45

    Ankerstjerne Joins Planon

    Planon has appointed Peter Ankerstjerne as Chief Strategy Officer under ambitious plans to accelerate the group's future growth.

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    News Editor  - 02.02.2021, 09:17

    A New Era of Game-Changing Hospitality

    The Jan Heintze Kick Box function and hospitality suite at PSV Eindhoven's 35,000 capacity Philips stadium has received eight new advanced smart Philips professional displays from PPDS.

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    News Editor  - 02.02.2021, 08:53

    Launch of Professional Services Division

    A new Professional Services division from Evolution will provide security and life safety system clients and integrators with a range of specialist IT security and software support services.

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    News Editor  - 29.01.2021, 08:46

    Introducing Concrete Repair

    A new CPD module from Sika provides guidance on concrete repair and protection.

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    News Editor  - 29.01.2021, 08:21

    Cycling Towards Net Zero

    Valpak is celebrating a recycling award for its carbon-free battery collection service which uses cycle couriers to collect waste batteries from workplaces in Cambridge and London.

  • Glenwood Village Apartments. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 29.01.2021, 07:16

    Acquisition Finance Raised for Residential Complex

    Cushman & Wakefield has raised acquisition debt and joint venture equity financing for a 48-unit apartment complex in Boulder, Colorado.

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    News Editor  - 28.01.2021, 13:08

    Temperature Screening E-Book

    A new e-book for facilities managers from AMETEK Land considers best practices in temperature screening, as well as technologies commonly used in screening systems.

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    News Editor  - 28.01.2021, 12:45

    Supporting the Plastic Circular Economy

    Veolia UK & Ireland has expanded its plastic recycling capacity in the United Kingdom by 8,000 tonnes, and extended processing to over 100 different grades of the material in line with new targets for reducing environmental leakage and returning plastic to the supply chain for reuse.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 19:42

    Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2021

    Ecolab have been included in Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index for a second consecutive year.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 19:08

    Gaining Fresh Insights Into Covid-19 and IAQ

    Cleaning management software-as-a-service (SaaS) developer Clenetix has partnered with indoor air quality monitoring specialist Airthings to address concerns over the impact of Covid-19 on the indoor environment.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 18:33

    Reimaging Real Estate Portfolio Management

    A partnership between AI-driven property operations platform Facilio and Evogy, Italy's leading Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) provider, promises IoT-led improvements in sustainability and operating efficiencies for operators of real estate portfolios.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 14:37

    PSNI Global Alliance Expands

    Technology integrator network PSNI Global Alliance has added four new Certified Solution Providers (CSPs) from the Ukraine, Italy, Croatia and the United States.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 14:17

    MRI Extends Lease and FM Software Capabilities

    MRI Software has acquired AMTdirect (AMT), a North Carolina-based provider of lease accounting, lease administration and facilities management solutions for corporate occupiers and lessees.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 14:02

    Outstanding Images Under All Lighting Conditions

    Panasonic has announced March 2021 availability of its new ultra-bright 4K SQ1H Series of professional displays which will be launched with 75" and 86" IPS panel sizes.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 13:19

    Total E&P Awards IFM Contract

    Aramark Offshore has secured a new five-year contract with Total Exploration and Production (E&P) UK to provide integrated facilities management services across the United Kingdom's Continental Shelf.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 11:37

    Big Project Award

    Serco Middle East's inaugural graduate development programme has been recognised as "Skills Development Programme of the Year 2020" at the Big Project Awards.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 11:11

    Joining the ESG Elite

    Global environment, social and governance ratings agency Sustainalytics has upgraded Mitie's ESG score to 9.8, denoting 'negligible risk', in its latest assessment.

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    News Editor  - 26.01.2021, 16:25

    From Globalisation to Glocalisation

    A report from PwC and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) discusses the glocalisation of manufacturing in 2021.

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    News Editor  - 26.01.2021, 15:51

    Extension of Raiffeisen IFM Contract

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH Austria (STRABAG PFS Austria) has secured an extension to its integrated facilities management contract with financial services group, Raiffeisen Holding NÖ-Wien.

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    News Editor  - 25.01.2021, 23:58

    New Lift-Front Hood from Cementex

    Safety hand tool specialist Cementex has added a lift-front hood to its Ultralight Series of arc flash PPE

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    News Editor  - 25.01.2021, 23:02

    Roof Systems Manufacturer Increases Production Capacity

    UK offsite ‘room in roof’ systems manufacturer Smartroof has completed a £1.2 million investment in its production facility.

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 10:20

    Fundraising to Support Mental Health Awareness

    Teams at Parr Group and Parr Facilities Management in East Belfast have raised £22,290 in support of mental health charities AWARE and Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues (TAMHI) following a very cold dip in the sea.

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 08:46

    Driving Workplace Inclusivity

    INvolve, the global network and consultancy championing diversity and inclusion in business, has named Jonathan Foot, Compass Group Head of Apprenticeships and managing director Robin Mills in its annual lists.

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 02:28

    Catering for Post-Covid Workplaces

    Westbury Street Holdings (WSH) has launched Mosaic, a subscription-based contract catering and FM model which will be delivered by recently acquired Bartlett Mitchell, in conjunction with its BaxterStorey, Benugo and Portico businesses.

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 01:28

    Speculative Cold Storage Project to Launch in 2021

    Completion of Denver’s first ever cold storage speculative development at 189 Bromley Business Parkway in Brighton, Colorado, has been scheduled for October 2021.

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 00:53

    LMG Bolsters AV Capabilities

    Managed building infrastructure provider LMG has made new appointments within its AV division as it reports growing demand from property developers and main contractors to incorporate audio and visual solutions into design and build smart building solutions.

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 00:25

    Anchoring the World’s Largest Indoor Aquarium

    Móz Designs has Columns Móz Designs teams up with PGAV Destinations for new Georgia Aquarium expansion

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    News Editor  - 21.01.2021, 23:44

    Reducing Downtime and Protecting Expensive Equipment

    Magnetic separators from Pell City, Alabama-based Douglas Manufacturing Co,. are helping to prevent downtime and protect expensive processing equipment used for purifying conveyed material.

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    News Editor  - 20.01.2021, 12:00

    Planon Extends Real Estate Portfolio Optimisation Capabilities

    Planon has taken a majority stake in Reasult B.V., a developer of software for real estate developers, asset managers and social housing corporations in Dutch and German speaking markets.

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    News Editor  - 20.01.2021, 09:58

    New Building Advisory Service from TÜV SÜD

    TÜV SÜD UK has launched a Building Advisory Service division to provide advanced data management and analytic services for owners of high-rise residential buildings.

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    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 16:37

    Rugby World Cup Star Appointed as Brand Ambassador

    New regionally focused property portal wearethemarket.co.uk has appointed Rugby World Cup winner Jason Robinson as a brand ambassador.

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    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 14:10

    Scrap UK Reverse Charge VAT Proposals

    SELECT, Scotland's largest construction industry body, is joining other leading trade associations in again calling on UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak to withdraw 'damaging' Reverse Charge VAT legislation proposals.

  • David Frear (photo: Terminix Global Holdings)
    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 13:18

    Teminix Enlarges Board

    Terminix has appointed David J. Frear to its board of directors and audit and environmental, health and safety committees.

  • Artist's rendering of the Ludhiana development. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 10:48

    Malhotra Group Announce Largest Ever Development

    Meenu Malhotra, chair of Newcastle based commercial and residential property company Malhotra Group, has unveiled plans to develop a £150 million site in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

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    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 08:53

    Airbnb Distorting Rental Housing Market

    Short-term rentals on Airbnb and other online vacation rental marketplaces are causing rent increases in the longer term lettings market according to new research from the University of Cologne.

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    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 19:12

    Revisiting the Hundred Acre Wood on Winnie the Pooh Day

    On the birthday of the late author and playwright, A.A. Milne, whose characters continue to delight children (and adults) as they have done for almost a century, Knight Frank is offering a three bedroom cottage for sale near the location of the 'Hundred Acre Wood’.

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    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 18:39

    Catering for a Multi-tenanted Commercial Site

    Hertfordshire office location Breakspear Park has appointed The Balanced Food Co. to provide catering services across its multi-tenanted site.

  • The Lumnia-Suspended range is designed for back-of-house and production environments. (photo: Rentokil Initial)
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 18:17

    LED-Powered Fly Control

    Rentokil Pest Control has launched Lumnia Suspended, the latest innovation to its UV-LED-powered fly control range.

  • The Pareto FM team. (photo: Pareto Facilities Management Limited)
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 17:27

    Sixth Year of Growth for Pareto FM

    UK facilities and engineering services provider Pareto FM has reported a sixth consecutive increase in its annual turnover sixth consecutive year to to £16.2 million in the year ending September 2020.

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    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 16:02

    Sword of Honour 2021 Award

    EMCOR UK has received the prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.

  • Artist's rendering of Ebbsfleet Green Primary School. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 15:10

    First Phase of Modular Teaching Space Installation

    Kier has begun installing 98 modular units at Ebbsfleet Green Primary School in Ebbsfleet Garden City, its largest offsite construction project for Kent County Council to date.

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    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 17:11

    Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities with Covid Security

    Aramark will donate face masks to Ronald McDonald House locations across the United States under a new charity initiative launched today.

  • Pictured (pre-Covid-19-lockdown): Serco Asia Pacific CEO Peter Welling with staff at Clarence Correctional Centre. (photo: Serco Asia Pacific)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 14:11

    Setting the Benchmark on National Corrections Day

    Serco Asia Pacific CEO Peter Welling has paid tribute to the dedication of his staff at several correctional facilities in the ANZ region as Australia commemorates National Corrections Day 2021.

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    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 04:00

    Ravensbourne University London Hygiene Contract

    Churchill Group has been awarded a three-year contract with Ravensbourne University London to provide cleaning services and implement its PRISM workplace hygiene programme.

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    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 03:34

    COVID-Secure Construction Essential to Scotland

    Construction companies and workers in Scotland are being urged to follow updated guidance on operating safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Mitie's Global Security Operations service. (photo: Mitie Group PLC)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 03:35

    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  - 15.01.2021, 03:35

    Raising the Bar for Drylining and Fixing

    FIS, the representative body for the UK's finishes and interior sector, has published new guidance on certifying professional competencies in drylining and ceiling fixing.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 22:06

    Celebrating Diverse Culinary Talent

    Aramark's new Chef Spotlight program will celebrate the diverse talent of chefs who make an impact on the organization and its guests.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 20:52

    IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year

    Johnson Controls' OpenBlue digital platform and implementation of a global network of OpenBlue Innovation Centres have been recognised with an "IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year" Breakthrough award.

  • Matt Chatham, Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield in Northern California. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 20:02

    Cushman & Wakefield Names New Managing Principal for Northern California

    Cushman & Wakefield has appointed veteran real estate professional Matt Chatham as Managing Principal of its operation in the Northern California market.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 13:20

    Kier Highways Awards A50 Meir Tunnel Refurbishment Contract

    Kier Highways has appointed SPIE UK to replace critical tunnel cladding, fire and radio rebroadcasting system as part of the refurbishment of the A50 Meir Tunnel in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 12:56

    Philips Professional Display Solutions Rebrands

    PPDS, the organisation behind Philips professional display and professional TV solutions, has launched a new website at ppds.com showcasing its new logo, visual identity and tagline, 'Powering evolution'.

  • The Phoenix Paver site. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 13.01.2021, 17:19

    Sale and Leaseback of Phoenix Manufacturer's Premises

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented Phoenix Paver, a privately-owned manufacturer of residential and commercial pavers, in the US $ 14 million sale and leaseback of its headquarters and production facilities in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 17:21

    Seed Funding for Maintenance Software Developer

    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform FaultFixers which helps building users report maintenance issues has raised £100,000 of funding via the University of Sussex's incubator and investor matching service, Suss Ventures.

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 14:06

    Poor Digital Infrastructure Hindering SIDS

    Poor internet access is hindering the development of Small Island Developing States according to the panelists in a virtual discussion organised by the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS).

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 12:55

    UK Launch of COVID-19 Test Kit Treatment Service

    Veolia has announced a new COVID-19 test kit treatment services to help organisations in the United Kingdom meet new safety and compliance requirements.

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 12:30

    Digital Retrofit to Improve Safety and Facilitate Flexible Working

    Schneider Electric has announced it is deploying its innovative EcoStruxure™ Workplace Advisor system across its London, Warrington, and Coventry offices.

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 11:53

    BSI Approved for UKCA

    BSI has been confirmed as an Approved Body for UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) marking which is replacing CE marking in England, Wales and Scotland following Brexit.

  • Pima Crossing in North Scottsdale, Arizona. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 22:53

    Acquisition of Arizona Shopping Center

    Retail real estate owner-operator YAM Properties has acquired the 238,275 sq. ft. Pima Crossing shopping center in Scottsdale, AZ for US $51.5 million in a transaction brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.

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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, 20:13

    Equiniti Extends TFM Contract

    Equiniti has extended its integrated facility services contract with Incentive FM by an additional two years.

  • Brendan McGarrity. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 17:44

    Fire and Security Business Announces Senior Appointment

    UK integrated fire and security business Evolution has promoted Brendan McGarrity to the role of Director for its risk and design business.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 17:20

    Removing Airborne Viruses from Indoor Air

    New study by leading research institute demonstrates the role of technology in making indoor air safer.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 17:05

    LEEA Academy Awards

    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) presented its Academy Awards for 2020 during a special Zoom event on the morning of 17 December 2020.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 16:19

    Work Dead Safely: Stay Alive

    Scottish electrical trade body SELECT has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of observing safe isolation practices for electricians and apprentices.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 15:54

    EV Charging Enhances Renewable Microgrid

    Siemens business and manufacturer of commercial distributed energy and microgrid control systems, Russelectric, has added electrical vehicle charging capabilities at its Hingham, Massachusetts, facility.

  • Pictured: Compass Group PLC CEO, Dominic Blakemore. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    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: Veolia UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 08.01.2021, 09:18

    Wood Recycling Plant Opens Ahead of COP26

    A new facility in north west England expands Veolia's wood recycling capacity by 50,000 metric tonnes and bolsters biomass energy production.

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    News Editor  - 08.01.2021, 08:31

    Environmental Pest Service Acquisition

    Rentokil Initial has acquired Environmental Pest Service (EPS), a Tampa, Florida-based commercial and residential pest control company with revenues of US $82 million (£60 million) in 2020.

  • Computer-generated rendering of 3960-3980-Fabian-Way. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 17:41

    Repurposing a Former Medical Device Company's HQ

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented commercial real estate firm Graymark Capital estate firm during the acquisition of a vacant single-story office/R&D asset in Palo Alto, California.

  •  (photo: TUV Rheinland)
    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 18:41

    Hailing Building Materials Testing

    A specialised testing service from TÜV Rheinland can prevent damage to buildings, cars and caravans caused by hailsontes.

  •  (photo: Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS))
    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 19:05

    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.

  • Delware North team at Jake’s 58 Casino Hotel on Express Drive North Islandia, NY. (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 21:49

    Supporting Local Communities with Charity Donations

    Delaware North teams at gaming locations in the United States are continuing to engage in community fundraising activities.

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    News Editor  - 07.01.2021, 00:21

    Bringing Contrast and Brightness to LED Displays

    Sony is heralding the wider availability of modular direct view display systems following the launch of its C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) Crystal LED models.

Perspectives

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    Mark Bouldin  - 14.10.2021, 10:48

    Why COP26 is Now Even More Critical

    Environmental specialist Mark Bouldin comments on The Climate Transparency Report 2021 finding released today that CO2 emissions will rise by 4 per cent across the G20 this year despite falling 6 per cent during the pandemic.

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    David McCormack  - 05.10.2021, 15:35

    Tackling UK Staff Shortages with Employee Benefits, Not Visas

    Following the announcement that the UK government will not be extending temporary visas outside the HGV transportation and poultry sectors, David McCormack, CEO of HIVE360, considers alternatives for employers experiencing recruitment shortages.

  •  (photo: Depot Digital Solutions Newton Assets)
    Bernard Magee ,  Mark McLoughlin  - 08.09.2021, 15:12

    Grid-to-Vehicle Approaches in EV Fleet Management

    Bernard Magee, director of eMobility Infrastructure at Siemens GB&I and Siemens Financial Services director Mark McLoughlin, explain why charging electric vehicles directly from the grid makes sense.

  •  (photo: Karl Gerber)
    Ellen Huelin  - 02.09.2021, 16:31

    Addressing Building Carbon Targets

    Ellen Huelin, Associate Director at Whitecode Design Associates, explains why whole lifecycle environmental costing is essential for reducing the contribution of buildings to climate change.

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    Jonathan Rhodes ,  Rob Burke  - 13.08.2021, 13:33

    Beware of MEES

    Jonathan Rhodes, head of commercial valuations and Rob Burke, director of building consultancy at Cluttons, caution commercial property owners and lenders following the closure of the UK government's consultation on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).

  • Pictured: Paul Mulcahy, oyota Material Handling UK's Quality, Health & Safety and Environment manager.  (photo: Toyota Corporation)
    Paul Mulcahy  - 12.08.2021, 14:39

    The Need for Forklift Safety

    Paul Mulcahy, QHSE Manager at Toyota Material Handling UK, explains why vigilance is needed to prevent accidents involving forklift trucks.

  •  (photo:  Marcus Aurelius)
    Stuart Finnie  - 29.07.2021, 11:44

    Accessibility: More than an Afterthought

    Stuart Finnie, Regional Principal, Design - EMEA at commercial interior design practice Unispace, comments on the UK government's National Disability Strategy.

  •  (photo: Inti Tupac)
    Raymond Martin  - 23.07.2021, 12:05

    Addressing the UK's Public Toilets Crisis

    Raymond Martin, managing director of the British Toilet Association (BTA), explains why his organisation is calling for more government funding and legislation following findings of an ‘appalling’ lack of public toilet provision.

  •  (photo: Cottonbro)
    Jaimie Woodhall  - 19.07.2021, 13:29

    IAQ: Ticket to Freedom?

    As the United Kingdom lifts restrictions on 'Freedom Day', Jamie Woodhall, technical and innovations manager at Initial Washroom Hygiene, comments on government guidance relating to CO2 monitoring.

  •  (photo: Cleyder Duque)
    Paul Freeman  - 08.07.2021, 14:23

    Automating Warehouse Operations

    Paul Freeman, managing director of Toyota Material Handling, explains why SME warehouse operators and e-commerce retailers are increasingly deploying automated intralogistics technology in response to demand for online shopping.

  •  (photo: Cottonbro)
    Andrew Barry  - 01.07.2021, 13:14

    Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

    OUTCO managing director Andy Barry explains why packaged outdoor FM services makes sense for estates managers.

  •  (photo: Alleksana)
    Kas Mohammed  - 24.06.2021, 15:35

    Why the UK Needs a Retrofit Revolution

    Kas Mohammed, VP of Digital Energy at Schneider Electric UK & Ireland, comments on the annual report of independent statutory body, The Climate Change Committee (CCC), to the United Kingdom Parliament.

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    Donna Mitchell  - 24.06.2021, 15:21

    Perceptions of Clean in Healthcare

    Donna Mitchell, Sector Marketing Manager, Healthcare, Diversey, UK & Ireland, explains why the perception of cleanliness can be as important a consideration for hospital patients and their visitors as the quality of medical care.

  •  (photo: Sevenstorm Juhaszimrus)
    Stephen Higgins  - 21.06.2021, 10:52

    Customer-first Relationships in Property Management

    Stephen Higgins, Head of CRM at Columbus UK, explains how Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems can transform customer engagement within the property sector.

  •  (photo: Pixabay)
    G4S PLC  - 16.06.2021, 09:45

    Detecting and Countering Drones

    Steen Sorensen and Noah Price from the G4S Academy and Erik Deleersnyder, Regional Manager, G4S Europe, discuss the group's two new guides on drone technology for businesses.

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    News Editor  - 10.06.2021, 01:11

    LIA Response to UK Government Lighting Regulations Press Release

    The United Kingdom's Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has identified multiple inaccuracies in a recent government press release on new lighting regulations that it believes likely to confuse suppliers as well as consumers.

  •  (photo: Veolia UK & Ireland)
    Malcolm Marshall  - 18.05.2021, 17:36

    Comment on UK Government Peat Consultation

    Malcolm Marshall, General Manager - Compost, Veolia UK, comments on the United Kingdom government's recent announcement of a new consultation on the phasing out of peat.

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    Mark Bouldin  - 11.05.2021, 16:09

    Why Occupancy is the Foundation of Healthy Buildings

    Mark Bouldin, a healthy buildings specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why Covid-19 is changing attitudes to healthy buildings forever.

  •  (photo: Marcelo Moreira)
    Tom Roche  - 13.05.2021, 14:59

    Two Unsprinklered Factory Fires, Same Outcome

    Tom Roche, Secretary of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains why operators of industrial facilities in the United Kingdom need to look well beyond the Fire Safety Order to protect people and property.

  •  (photo: Fernando Arcos)
    Dan Harding  - 05.05.2021, 10:41

    Is GDPR a casualty of Covid-19?

    With a return to the workplace on the cards and hospitality opening back up, Dan Harding, CEO of Sign In App, discusses the need for businesses to tighten their security and champion GDPR whilst ensuring safety and wellbeing remain a priority.

  •  (photo: George Tsiagalakis)
    Miguel Aguado  - 06.04.2021, 10:52

    Retrofitting Lighting to Net-Zero

    Miguel Aguado, Marketing & Technology Manager at Luton (and LightingEurope executive board member), explains how policymakers can do more to support the UK's commitment to reducing net greenhouse gas emissions.

  •  (photo: Diversey, Inc)
    Donna Mitchell  - 26.03.2021, 11:32

    Infection Control in Care Homes

    Donna Mitchell, Sector Marketing Manager, Healthcare, Diversey, UK & Ireland, provides guidance to care home operators on keeping residents, families and staff safe inside communal areas as many countries begin to lift restrictions on visits.

  •  (photo: Mindspace)
    Efrat Fenigson  - 25.03.2021, 13:44

    Why Employees Need Better Options

    Efrat Fenigson, Mindspace VP Marketing, explains why decisions about remote work require companies to look beyond possible financial savings.

  •  (photo: Ant Rozetsky)
    Jamie Cameron  - 23.03.2021, 17:11

    Comment on UK Government Commercial Building Energy Proposals

    Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK & Ireland, comments on UK government proposals for a performance-based framework for measuring commercial energy consumption in buildings.

  • Concrete Canvas® is used for a wide range of erosion control and weed suppression applications. (photo: Concrete Canvas)
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    Dominic Ponniah  - 09.03.2021, 15:03

    Quality of Service Underpins Resilience for Office Working

    Despite lockdown-related office closures and reports of businesses experiencing tough times, Dominic Ponniah, CEO of London-based Cleanology, says recent contract wins point to the emergence of new and significant commercial trends.

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    Hannah Koole-Browne  - 04.03.2021, 13:21

    Building Successful Working Relationships in CRE

    Hannah Koole-Browne, associate director at CRE consultancy Incendium, discusses the growing importance of collaborative approaches in developing corporate real estate strategy.

  •  (photo: Danesman)
    Rufus Grig  - 24.02.2021, 18:06

    Going Past the Point of No Return

    Rufus Grig, Chief Strategy Officer with managed SIP trunk services provider Maintel, comments on HSBC's announcement of a significant reduction in the office space it occupies.

  •  (photo: Kimberly-Clark Professional)
    Kimberly-Clark Professional  - 09.02.2021, 15:44

    Why Not All Germ Spreaders Wear Masks

    With science taking the lead in the battle against Covid-19, Kimberly-Clark Professional is making a stance against claims made by many global hand dryer manufacturers about their products.

FM Magazine

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    Robert Burke ,  Ben Warman  - 04.08.2021, 11:39

    Building Maintenance, Insurance and the 'New Normal'

    Cluttons' Head of Project and Building Consultancy Robert Burke and Ben Warman, Partner, Real Estate & Construction at Lockton, discuss the implications of the UK's Covid-19 lockdowns on building maintenance and insurance practices.

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    Thomas Helliwell  - 03.08.2021, 10:00

    Ensuring Hybrid Working Really Works

    Thomas Helliwell, Regional Principal, Strategy at workplace creation consultancy Unispace, explains why new expectations of work are driving development of hybrid working models post-Covid-19.

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    Bernard Magee  - 15.06.2021, 08:34

    On the Road to a Low-carbon Future

    Bernard Magee, Director of eMobility Infrastructure at Siemens, considers the challenges associated with installing infrastructure to support electrically powered public road transport in the United Kingdom.

  •  (photo: Jones Lang LaSalle)
    Lauren Hetherington  - 24.05.2021, 12:50

    Is Mentoring Key to Real Gender Parity in CRE?

    Lauren Hetherington, Associate Director for Healthcare Capital Markets at ‎JLL, explains how mentoring schemes can help bridge a widely reported gender disparity within the corporate real estate sector.

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    Steven Fox  - 10.05.2021, 22:14

    Leveraging PropTech to Safeguard the Future of the Office

    Steven Fox, MRI Software's director for occupier solutions, explains how facilities managers are using PropTech to reimagining office spaces in the post-Covid-19 environment.

  •  (photo: Yoss Traore)
    George Adams  - 06.05.2021, 16:42

    Securing a Sustainable Future with Hydrogen

    George Adams, Director of Energy and Engineering for SPIE UK, presents the case for green hydrogen in the UK energy mix.

  •  (photo: Tove Liu)
    Sanjeevv Bhatia  - 12.04.2021, 15:38

    Saving Trillions on Building Operating Costs

    Sanjeevv Bhatia, CEO of IoT and AI based building automation solutions provider Netix Global, explains how Building Management Systems can optimise operational expenditure from day one.

  • Burkhard Dallosch, Deka Immobilien managing director. (photo: )
    FM Magazine  - 24.03.2021, 13:21

    Reducing Building Carbon Footprints with Automation

    Burkhard Dallosch, managing director of global real estate portfolio operator Deka Immobilien, explains why an intelligent building partnership with MeteoViva is delivering above expected carbon reductions.

  • Measuring progress: Morris says it's unacceptable always to be asked why she's doing the job she does. (photo: )
    FM Magazine  - 08.03.2021, 13:29

    What Women Really Want

    Sophie Morris, Head of Customer Success at construction management automation startup Buildots, discusses the importance of workplace inclusivity and equality.

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    Shannon Bergstrom  - 13.01.2021, 16:21

    LEEDing the Green Revolution

    Shannon Bergstrom, LEED Green Associate and TRUE zero waste system advisor, explains why facility managers are the key leaders of the green revolution.

Best Practice

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 21:32

    From Invention to Injection

    Ecolab has been providing vital support to pharmaceutical companies developing Covid-19 vaccines.

  •  (photo: Meritt Thomas)
    Simon Green  - 06.01.2021, 19:50

    Smoke Bombing or Air Sanitisation Units?

    Simon Green, Head of Value Engineering, Sourcing & Quality for the Airdri Group, explains why air sanitisation units are preferable to the practice of smoke bombing in workplaces post-Covid-19.

Events

  •  (photo: China International Furniture Fair (CIFF))
    News Editor  - 13.08.2021, 16:03

    Postponement of CIFF Shanghai 2021

    FM Industry partner event - and the furniture sector's largest exhibition globally, CIFF Shanghai, has been postponed to 25th to 28th September in light of the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in China.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 09:17

    LiftEx Bahrain Rescheduled to 2022

    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has postponed LiftEx from 27-28 September 2021 to 21-22 March 2022 when the annual event will be held at the Gulf Hotel and Convention Centre in Manama, Bahrain.

  •  (photo: China International Furniture Fair (CIFF))
    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 12:53

    A Preview of CIFF Guangzhou 2021 (18-21 March and 28-31 March)

    Guangzhou's Canton Fair Complex is preparing to welcome 4,000 exhibitors and 300,000 visitors on 18th March when the 47th edition of CIFF - the world's largest furniture event, and FM Industry partner, opens its doors.

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    News Editor  - 04.03.2021, 12:53

    GMIS2021 to Co-locate with EXPO Dubai

    This year's edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) will be held alongside EXPO Dubai from 22 to 27 November.

  •  (photo: China International Furniture Fair (CIFF))
    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 07:23

    47th Edition of CIFF Guangzhou

    CIFF, the world's largest furniture exhibition and FM Magazine partner event, will welcome an estimated 300,000 visitors in Guangzhou from March 18th to 21st and 28th to 30th.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 12:29

    Sussex Village to Become Zero Carbon Model

    As the UK moves towards net zero, residents in Barcombe, East Sussex, are helping their local electricity network operator establish a replicable blueprint for greener home heating.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 12:06

    Facilities Show Announces New Plans for 2021

    Facilities Show, the UK's largest gathering of FM professionals, has announced it will now take place from 12th to 14 July ExCeL London.

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    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 15:40

    LiftEx 2021 Relocates to Bahrain

    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has announced LiftEx 2021 and its annual awards ceremony will be held at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain & Convention Centre in Manama from 27 to 28 November.

Blog

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    Kirk Smith  - 11.10.2021, 21:43

    The Importance of Proper Fire Door Closer Adjustment

    Kirk Smith, business development manager at Allegion UK, explains why adjusting fire door closers post-installation is essential for protecting people and premises.

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    Kiasu Workforce  - 08.10.2021, 08:50

    Ensuring Fire Safety At Work

    Fire safety is possibly one of the most important things that employers need to consider, alongside other health and safety measures.

  •  (photo:  Kaique Rocha)
    Cathy Spears  - 08.10.2021, 08:06

    Boosting Your Startup Retail Business

    Starting a retail business is never easy and keeping it trading successfully can be tough in the current environment.

  •  (photo:  Joyce Dias)
    Cathy Spears  - 23.09.2021, 19:34

    What Design Features Does Your Livery Yard Need?

    The design of equestrian facilities is an important but often overlooked aspect of start-up planning for stables designed for paying customers.

  •  (photo:  Philipp Birmes)
    Cathy Spears  - 23.09.2021, 18:43

    Investing in Commercial Real Estate

    Despite a tail-off in demand for commercial real estate during the Covid-19 pandemic, the asset class is expected to return to growth rates similar to those of the last decade within five years.

  •  (photo: Mali Maeder)
    Cathy Spears  - 16.09.2021, 18:27

    How the Environment is Changing Our Relationship with Plastic

    Planning and outsourcing non-core activities are essential for entrepreneurs seeking to grow smaller businesses.

  • No excuses: Trigg believes there can be little excuse for misunderstanding fire door safety given the wealth of freely available resources on the subject. (photo: Allegion UK)
    Karen Trigg  - 13.09.2021, 12:32

    Closing the Fire Door Safety Gap

    Fire safety doesn’t happen by chance but requires vigilance and an organisation-wide commitment to staff training, according to Karen Trigg, Allegion UK (South East) business development manager.

  •  (photo: BURST)
    Cathy Spears  - 09.09.2021, 08:43

    Creating a Stable Business Structure

    Planning and outsourcing non-core activities are essential for entrepreneurs seeking to grow smaller businesses.

  •  (photo: Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA))
    Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA)  - 13.09.2021, 14:54

    A Cautionary Tale

    The Business Sprinkler Alliance comments on a recent fire at an unsprinklered warehouse in Coventry in the United Kingdom which was attended by ten fire engines and 70 firefighters.

  •  (photo: Kindel Media)
    David Smith  - 02.09.2021, 18:30

    Beware the Long Arm of PIPL

    David Smith, a Partner with The Lawyer "Top 100" firm JMW Solicitors, explains why China's recently introduced data protection legislation matters to the UK and European property sector. JMW Solicitors LLP - one of The Lawyer's "Top 100" Law Firm

  •  (photo:  Mohamed Almari)
    CINTEC International  - 30.08.2021, 23:11

    Fire Resistant Anchors

    Following a series of highly publicised losses of life to fire in refurbished buildings, Cintec International provides guidance on the importance of fire resistant remedial anchors and reinforcements.

  •  (photo:  Christina Morillo)
    Staffcircle Ltd  - 30.08.2021, 20:01

    The Importance of Performance Management In Business

    Understanding employee performance management as a function of talent management is essential for businesses wishing to maximise workforce productivity and engagement.

  •  (photo: Kaboompics)
    MO Agency  - 30.08.2021, 20:58

    Protect Your Business By Investing In The Future

    As businesses in the United Kingdom reinvent and reposition themselves for the Next Normal, many once-accepted commercial certainties are giving way to a new reality.

  •  (photo: Sagar Soneji)
    Charlie Walker  - 24.08.2021, 12:07

    Throw-away Lines

    Charlie Walker, head of marketing at fulfilment operator Walker Logistics, comments on recent news coverage of excessive wastage of unsold stock in the UK by online retailer Amazon.

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    Wessex Site Inspection  - 20.08.2021, 16:47

    Why a New Approach to Construction Defect Minimisation is Imperative

    Defective construction is estimated to cost the UK construction industry at least £20 billion annually in direct and indirect charges.

  •  (photo:  Ronan Kruithof)
    Diversey Holdings  - 13.08.2021, 14:54

    Controlling Food Service Cleaning Costs

    Diversey provides guidance to catering and food service businesses on managing Covid-19 related increases in food hygiene and cleaning costs.

  •  (photo: Oleg Magni)
    Samir Gulati  - 13.08.2021, 14:11

    Managing Blended Workforces for Effective Facility Management

    Samir Gulati, chief product officer at ServicePower, explains how digital service management platforms are helping the FM sector implement hybrid working post-Covid-19.

  • Oasis at Highwoods. (photo: Z-Wave)
    Mitch Klein  - 13.08.2021, 12:26

    Smart Multi-Dwelling Units: What Facility Managers Need to Know

    Mitch Klein, executive director of The Z-Wave Alliance - an industry initiative to promote Z-Wave as the global standard for interoperability, considers the impact of smart building technology on MDU management.

  •  (photo: Alex Knight)
    Cathy Spears  - 11.08.2021, 14:44

    Understanding AI

    With artificial intelligence transforming the operation of business across industries, managers of all levels are flocking to understand how the technology can be deployed in their organisation.

  •  (photo:  Andrea Piacquadio)
    Jeremy Harrison  - 30.07.2021, 12:06

    Keeping Compliance on the Menu

    Jeremy Harrison, managing director of MSL Property Care Services, explains why the UK's hospitality sector needs to pay attention to facility compliance following the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

  •  (photo: Jonathan Borba)
    Cathy Spears  - 19.07.2021, 18:24

    Working in the Food Industry

    Opening a restaurant or food processing business can be very rewarding but usually requires compliance with a host of regulatory and food safety requirements.

  •  (photo: Rodolfo Clix)
    Valpy Fitzgerald  - 16.07.2021, 13:42

    Beware of Power Purchase Agreements

    Valpy Fitzgerald explains why hidden charges are derailing promises of higher purchase prices for businesses supplying energy into the UK's National Grid under power purchase agreements (PPAs).

  •  (photo: TFoxFoto/Allegion PLC)
    Allegion Plc  - 16.07.2021, 12:09

    Sustainable Ironmongery: Why Product Life Cycle Really Matters

    Sustainability is set to play an increasingly important role in ironmongery, as in other sectors where it is driving discussion globally.

  •  (photo: Sontay)
    Stacey Lucas  - 15.07.2021, 16:47

    Making Sense of Particulate Matter

    Stacey Lucas explains how a technology used to protect building users during the Covid-19 pandemic is also used to monitor CO2 levels in indoor air.

  •  (photo:  Kateryna Babaieva)
    Steven Dunn  - 15.07.2021, 10:42

    Covid-19: Bringing Sustainable Improvements to Construction

    Site manager Steven Dunn on Covid-19's positive legacy for construction site management.

  •  (photo: Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA))
    Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA)  - 09.07.2021, 15:35

    Lessons from the Recent Fire at a Lancashire Primary School

    A major fire at a school in Lancashire, North West England, has led to its closure and further disruption to students’ education in the run up to the summer holidays.

  •  (photo: Anna Dziubinska)
    Chris Potts  - 06.07.2021, 12:37

    Thermal Temperature Monitoring: Why Prevention is Better than Cure

    Chris Potts, ANT Telecom marketing director, presents a case for the continued use of thermal imaging technologies in post-Covid-19 lockdown environments.

  •  (photo: Christina Morillo)
    Cathy Spears  - 05.07.2021, 17:48

    Why Virtual Events are Still the Best Choice this Summer

    Despite the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in many countries, continuing concerns over safety continue to favour virtual events over in-person ones.

  • Jeanette MacIntyre, Indeglass founder. (photo: Indeglass Limited)
    News Editor  - 28.06.2021, 14:41

    Napier University Edinburgh Recognises Glass Czarina

    The creative and entrepreneurial spirit of Indeglass founder Jeanette MacIntyre has been recognised by her induction into the University of Edinburgh's Hall of Fame.

  •  (photo: Yoss Traore)
    Susan Cassells  - 28.06.2021, 14:06

    IAQ and Occupational Health

    Susan Cassells, business development manager for SOCOTEC’s Environment & Safety division, explains how improving indoor air quality can safeguard employees from occupational health concerns.

  •  (photo: Recticel)
    Paul Simpson  - 23.06.2021, 12:52

    Creating a Better Built Environment with Information Sharing and Digital Twin Technology

    Paul Simpson, Recticel Commercial Director, explains how digital design and building information modelling (BIM) are transforming roof insulation.

  •  (photo: Negative Space)
    Rene Buhay  - 22.06.2021, 09:01

    How AI is Enhancing the Business Meeting Experience

    Rene Buhay, VP Sales and Marketing at AVer Europe, explains how artificial intelligence is being deployed to make meetings more effective.

  •  (photo: BURST)
    Gareth Rondel  - 21.06.2021, 08:09

    What you Need to Know About the Environment Bill

    Gareth Rondel, Sustainability Lead at the Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), explains why the UK's proposed Environment Bill will impact environmental governance of the built environment sector.

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    Mark Bouldin  - 17.06.2021, 16:16

    IAQ in a Post-Covid-19 World

    As the United Kingdom marks Clean Air Day 2021, Mark Bouldin, project operations manager and healthy buildings expert at Johnson Controls, explains why now is the time to focus on indoor air quality (IAQ).

  •  (photo: Bis Henderson Consulting)
    Leigh Anderson  - 02.06.2021, 15:23

    HR Strategy Key to Post-Covid-19 Logistics

    Leigh Anderson, managing director at Bis Henderson Recruitment, explains why the 'new normal' is generating demand for for senior Human Resource executives within supply chain logistics.

  •  (photo: Max Vakhtbovych)
    Cathy Spears  - 28.05.2021, 10:50

    New Build Cleaning: What It Is and How To Do It Properly

    Preparing new build projects to welcome their first occupants invariably requires specialised knowledge and expertise.

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    Cathy Spears  - 27.05.2021, 12:11

    Spruce Up your Office with the Help of Decorating Apps

    Refreshing office spaces can provide a welcome incentive for workers returning to the office following long periods at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Dave Morris  - 14.10.2021, 14:10

    Making Warehouses More Productive

    With distribution and fulfilment operations in the UK under pressure to perform despite reported labour shortages, Dave Morris, a director of logistics software company Vitesse, explains how businesses can balance the need for capacity against fairer staff outcomes.

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    Terminix Global Holdings  - 20.05.2021, 15:11

    Beware the Dangers of Termite Damage

    A Harris Poll survey for Terminix has identified multiple misconceptions among U.S. homeowners relating to termite damage.

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    Iain Cox  - 20.05.2021, 14:19

    What's Missing from School Fire Protection?

    Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains why many schools in the United Kingdom are falling short on fire safety.

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    Matt Whittaker  - 19.05.2021, 09:08

    Addressing Warehousing in the Food Sector

    Matt Whittaker, commercial director at Bis Henderson Space, considers the strategies that are available to companies within the food sector that are experiencing reported shortages of highly specified flexible warehousing space.

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    Jamie Cameron  - 14.05.2021, 15:33

    Achieving Better IAQ

    Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK & Ireland, comments on recent calls for a post-Covid 'revolution' in building indoor air quality.

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    The SOCOTEC Group  - 13.05.2021, 00:28

    Getting the UK Back on Track

    With rail operators preparing for an increase in passenger footfall as the UK eases out of its third national lockdown, SOCOTEC provides timely guidance for operators of 'mothballed' rolling stock and station facilities.

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    Cathy Spears  - 20.05.2021, 18:16

    Extending Your eCommerce Capabilities

    Third party service providers play an increasing role in eCommerce as companies selling online focus on their core capabilities and cut costs by leaving fulfilment to others.

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    Dan Shields  - 06.05.2021, 08:41

    Optimising Building Operations with the IoT

    Dan Shields, CEO of Shields Energy, extolls the virtues of the IoT as a platform for optimising services and achieving efficiency savings in buildings.

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    Iain McIlwee  - 04.05.2021, 13:25

    Welcoming the UK's Sector-Wide Construction Skills Plan

    Iain McIlwee, Chief Executive of representative body for the UK's finishes sector, the FIS, explains why his organisation welcomes the recently published sector-wide construction skills plan - with some caveats.

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    Cathy Spears  - 11.05.2021, 00:35

    Packaging Automation and The Food Industry

    The global food packaging industry is becoming a key benefactor of the migration of automation technology and innovation.

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    Dominic Ponniah  - 27.04.2021, 18:43

    Why We've Gone Electric

    Dominic Ponniah, CEO of UK cleaning and facilities management provider Cleanology, explains why his company has taken delivery of a new all-electric Nissan vehicle fleet in London.

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    Matt Whittaker  - 23.04.2021, 18:45

    Where's the Flexibility in Warehousing?

    Matt Whittaker, commercial director at Bis Henderson Space, explains how a shortage of storage space might derail forecasts from UK economists of a dramatic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Cathy Spears  - 30.04.2021, 13:43

    Branding Your Business

    Branding helps businesses establish a positive and powerful reputation.

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    Klaus Allion  - 21.04.2021, 14:54

    Achieving Competitiveness with Communication

    Klaus Allion, ANT Telecom managing director, explains how effective communication can unlock productivity gains for organisations operating with fewer onsite staff post-Covid-19.

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    Paul Sear  - 21.04.2021, 13:22

    Derailing Legionnaires

    Paul Sear, a technical manager within SOCOTEC's Water Hygiene team, considers Legionella management in the UK's rail industry.

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    Cathy Spears  - 21.04.2021, 13:21

    Covid-Safe Office Cleaning

    With more and more people returning to work, it’s important to keep office facilities as Covid-safe as possible.

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    Dan Davies  - 19.04.2021, 11:50

    Why it's Time to Make Room for Collaborative Working

    Dan Davies, Maintel CTO, comments on HSBC's decision to replace the executive floor of its global HQ in Canary Wharf with a collaborative workspace.

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    Karen Trigg  - 12.04.2021, 15:38

    Decrypting UK Sheltered Housing Fire Standards

    With new fire safety legislations demanding a renewed focus on safety in all residential settings, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explains why care home and sheltered housing associations must prioritise fire door maintenance.

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    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 14:09

    Making a Career of Construction

    Rachael Groves, a newly appointed contracts manager with UK metal fabricator Ambar Kelly, explains why she loves her career in construction.

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    Cathy Spears  - 12.04.2021, 14:52

    In-sourcing for Business Growth

    Although predicting the post-Covid-19 trading environment is anything but an exact science, many businesses can achieve greater control by reducing their reliance on third-party service providers.

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    Cal Lee  - 19.03.2021, 13:22

    Flex Space and London's 'Doughnut' Boroughs

    Cal Lee, global head of Savills venture Workthere, comments on predictions from UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak of a rise in hybrid and flexible working in London's local hubs when the pandemic ends.

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    The SOCOTEC Group  - 17.03.2021, 16:18

    Monitoring Railway Lighting

    Ensuring the safety and security of employees and passengers is a key priority for every railway operator. The SOCOTEC Group explains why lighting has a crucial role to play.

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    David Newton  - 16.03.2021, 13:20

    Why Pocket Doors are Featuring in Home Project Extensions

    David Newton, general manager of Allegion subsidiary, Brio UK, considers the rising use of 'pocket' doors by employees and families adjusting to the demands of remote working.

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    Cathy Spears  - 29.03.2021, 17:54

    Getting Paid Faster as a Smaller Business

    Securing a contract is often the easiest stage in negotiations with clients who later choose to delay payment to smaller companies and service providers.

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    Mark Harper  - 08.03.2021, 14:51

    Hybrid Working and Desk Data

    Mark Harper explains why businesses and their remote workers must remain vigilant when it comes to physical document security in homes.

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    Adam Wells  - 08.03.2021, 14:37

    Selecting Packaged Standalone Chillers

    Solutions engineer Adam Wells discusses sizing, liquid media and controls in packaged chiller integrations.

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    Stacey Lucas  - 08.03.2021, 13:54

    The Road Less Travelled

    Stacey Lucas, commercial and marketing director at Sontay, on why International Women's Day is important to her.

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    Cathy Spears  - 16.03.2021, 20:03

    DIY Tips for Making Your Home Your Own

    With Covid-19 transforming how we work and live, the importance of our homes as comfortable, multifunctional spaces capable of accommodating the requirements of of our employers as well as our families, has never been greater.

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    David Coleman  - 09.09.2019, 14:07

    Bringing Environmental Technology to Warehouse Spaces

    David Coleman, HSM UK operations director, explains why disruption from Covid-19 is accelerating the implementation of new technologies within retail supply chains.

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    Simon Downe  - 15.02.2021, 11:58

    Creating a Sound Roof

    Ahead of the launch of a new webinar series, Simon Downe, an area business manager with IKO Group Plc, compares the performance of mastic asphalt against cementitious screeds used in roofing applications.

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    Cathy Spears  - 26.02.2021, 05:36

    Reviewing the Safety of Your Facility

    Although maintaining a safe workplace is a requirement for all employers, the prevalence of hazards which are specific to certain industries and verticals must not be overlooked by facility and building managers.

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    Marta Kalas  - 10.02.2021, 09:26

    Covid-19 Screening and SMEs

    Thomson Screening co-founder Marta Kalas comments on plans by the UK government to expand Covid-19 testing to staff who cannot work from home during lockdown.

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    Jonathan Foot  - 09.02.2021, 08:59

    Hiring the Smile, Training the Skill

    Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships & Early Careers at Compass Group UK & Ireland, considers some of the benefits of apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week.

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    Del Williams  - 02.02.2021, 08:23

    Smart Moisture Measurement in Manufacturing Facilities

    As "smart" technologies migrate from consumer products to the world of manufacturing and processing, condition monitoring is increasingly being left to sensors, robots and the Industrial IoT.

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    Cathy Spears  - 22.02.2021, 19:17

    How to Keep Common Areas Clean Post COVID

    The propensity of SARS-CoV-2 to lurk on doorknobs, handrails, elevator buttons and keyboards is making decontamination of workplace surfaces an essential part of facility management.

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    Karen Trigg  - 27.01.2021, 13:01

    Beyond Document Q Compliance

    Karen Trigg, business development manager South East at Allegion UK, considers Document Q approval requirements for security products used in dwellings.

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    Shaon Shahnewaz  - 15.01.2021, 12:59

    CMMS and the Business of Managing Facilities

    Shaon Shahnewaz, marketing lead at CloudApper, explains why computerized maintenance management systems are becoming increasingly popular.

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    Johan Paulsson  - 14.01.2021, 14:16

    Covid-19 and The Future of Physical Security

    Johan Paulsson, Axis Communications CTO, highlights the smart applications that are re-shaping service delivery within the physical security industry in the post-Covid-19 environment.

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    Cathy Spears  - 26.01.2021, 16:48

    Why your Business Should Embrace HR Software

    Regardless of their stage of development, most businesses can implement or tweak HR software to improve efficiencies and transparency across operations.

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    Cathy Spears  - 18.01.2021, 10:25

    Tips For Risk Managers Assessing Automation Hazards

    Despite allowing manufacturers to replace people with robots in high risk and hazardous processes, automation can create new and often unforeseeable work risks which need to be managed.

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    Karen Trigg  - 13.01.2021, 12:52

    Reviewing Building Safety in Specialised Housing

    Karen Trigg looks at the safety and environmental measures operators of sheltered, extra care or supported housing in the UK are required to adhere to.

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    Clare Snaith  - 08.01.2021, 15:13

    The Alternative Market for Warehouse Space

    Companies with underutilised warehouse space are ignoring a potentially significant, and effort-free, revenue stream says Clare Snaith, Head of Business Development at Bis Henderson Space.

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    Cathy Spears  - 07.01.2021, 22:10

    When You Need a Trailer

    A thorough needs assessment is essential for trailer or commercial vehicle selection.

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