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2018

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    EAVE Ltd  - 22.06.2018, 19:26

    Noise Mapping and Monitoring Solution

    EAVE is delighted to announce the launch of its its intelligent noise control and risk reduction technology: the EAVE WORK noise mapping, monitoring and dosimetry solution, at the recent Safety and Health Expo 2018 event in London.

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    Compass Group PLC  - 21.06.2018, 15:48

    A Winning Food and Drinks Offering

    Tottenham Hotspur and its official catering partner Levy UK have revealed the wide range of food and drinks outlets throughout the new Spurs stadium.

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    Sodexo S.A.  - 20.06.2018, 14:40

    Appointment of Chief People Officer

    Sodexo announces that Cathy Desquesses has been named Chief People Officer as of July 1st, 2018.

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    Emcor Group Inc.  - 20.06.2018, 13:57

    Consecutive RoSPA Award for EMCOR UK

    EMCOR UK has been presented with a RoSPA Facilities Management sector award for the second consecutive year for its work with AWE. The award, in recognition for outstanding and consistent health and safety performance, was presented at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards event held in London on 19th June, 2018. EMCOR UK and AWE have won a total of 17 RoSPA awards together, a significant number of RoSPAs within the facilities management sector.

  •  Intercept Pharma’s central London office. (Photo courtesy of K2 Space). (photo: K2 Space (www.k2space.co.uk))
    Evolution Electronic Security Systems  - 20.06.2018, 00:14

    Helping to Identify Security Priorities

    The challenge presented to integrated fire and security solutions provider Evolution was to develop a comprehensive security framework for biopharmaceutical company Intercept Pharma Europe.

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    Kentec Electronics  - 19.06.2018, 20:48

    Taktis Fire Panel for Larger Installations

    Life-critical control systems manufacturer Kentec today launched the next generation of its Taktis analogue addressable fire panel at the FIREX exhibition in London. The panel features an increased number of loops and enhanced integration and networking capabilities to meet the current and future needs of larger buildings and installations.

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    Dataflex International BV  - 15.06.2018, 11:59

    Desktop Accessories for Today's Office Environments

    Dataflex has recently launched Addit Bento®, a family of ergonomic desktop accessories designed for the way we work today. With an elegant design inspired by the Japanese lunchbox, Bento turns any on-the-go work environment into a stylish, well-organised, comfortable workstation.

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    EuroFM (European Facility Management Network)  - 14.06.2018, 18:23

    A Successful EFMC 2018

    More than 300 leading global facilities management professionals from over 40 countries attended the 26th Edition of The European Facility Management Conference (EFMC) at The Sofia Event Center in the Bulgarian capital from 5th to 8th June.

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    Axis Group  - 14.06.2018, 16:15

    Multi-service Mercury Shopping Centre Contract

    The Mercury Shopping Centre in Romford has selected two Axis Group companies, Axis Security and Axis Cleaning and Support Services, to deliver an integrated cleaning and security service.

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    Aircuity Inc  - 14.06.2018, 11:14

    NACUBO 2018

    Aircuity, Inc., will be showcasing its platform for optimizing ventilation in universities during the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) from 21-24 July at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center (Long Beach, CA).

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    Interserve PLC  - 13.06.2018, 09:52

    Flexible Offices Contract for Interserve

    Interserve has won a £2.5 million facilities contract with flexible offices provider, The Instant Group.

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    News Editor  - 12.06.2018, 15:27

    IoT-BACnet Integration

    A new white paper from Optigo Networks considers the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) for ASHRAE, ANSI and ISO 16484-compliant building automation protocol, BACnet.

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    Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)  - 12.06.2018, 14:46

    Shifting Workplace Trends

    A new global report released today looks at the drivers and perceived benefits of alternative workplace programmes, uncovering the leadership and workplace strategy implications for organisational leaders.

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    Livingstone Partners LLP  - 12.06.2018, 12:37

    Acquisition of CLEAN by Alsco, Inc.

    Livingstone’s Business Services sector team has advised the shareholders of CLEAN, a leading independent provider of textile rental and laundry services, on its acquisition by US-based Alsco, Inc. The deal represents an exit for MML Capital Partners, who originally invested in the business in December 2014.

  • Engineers working on the electrics study the plans. (photo: CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection)
    The Burrell Collection ,  Glasgow City Council  - 12.06.2018, 11:55

    Burrell Collection Receives Unprecedented Support from Scottish Businessman

    Plans to raise the profile of the Burrell Collection as a world-class display of Sir William Burrell’s magnificent and ambitious Collection continue to garner international recognition and very strong funding support. The Burrell Collection has announced that it will benefit from funding of £1 million from Chair of the Burrell Renaissance, Sir Angus Grossart, which will help the museum achieve an ambitious refurbishment and redisplay of some 9,000 objects in its Collection.

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    CBRE Group  - 12.06.2018, 10:29

    Best Use of Automation

    CBRE has won the Digie Award for "Best Use of Automation in Commercial Services" at Realcomm | IBcon for the third consecutive year.

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    Sodexo S.A.  - 12.06.2018, 10:04

    Creating Connected Workplace Experiences

    Sodexo today announces it will harness the capabilities of the IBM® Maximo® platform to handle and transform its worldwide asset management function, and meet the diverse needs of a wide array of client facilities and demographics - spanning offices, hospitals, research centers, schools, and factories.

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    Association of Noise Consultants (ANC)  - 12.06.2018, 09:51

    Acoustic Awards 2018

    Fifteen UK and international acoustic projects have been shorlisted as finalists for the Association of Noise Consultants' (ANC) annual Acoustic Awards, after entries were scrutinised by a distinguished panel of judges made up of academics, professionals, and representatives from sponsoring companies.

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    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH  - 11.06.2018, 16:05

    STRABAG Wins ORSAY German Retail Contract

    STRABAG PFS is expanding its retail facilities management (FM) business with the addition of 200 ORSAY GmbH outlets in Germany.

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    Mersive Technologies Inc  - 11.06.2018, 14:11

    Mersive Makes Executive Appointments

    Mersive Technologies announced that it has bolstered its leadership ranks by promoting Rick Emery to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and adding Martin Payne and Dan Hudspeth as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), respectively. The three executives bring key experience needed in scaling private-equity backed technology companies experiencing high growth and international expansion.

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    Sinerix (DTMS) Limited  - 11.06.2018, 13:33

    Fighting Online Fraud

    With online fraud and identity theft reaching record levels in the UK, technology company Sinerix has taken steps to combat this growing concern by developing a faster and more efficient onboarding service that will allow businesses to verify the true identity of their customers in just a few seconds.

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    Chubb Fire & Security  - 11.06.2018, 13:10

    Protecting the World for Two Centuries

    Chubb brothers’ innovation launched the global security industry.

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    Cordant Group  - 08.06.2018, 14:55

    Cleaning App Generates Quality Audit Data

    Cordant Cleaning has developed a bespoke app which captures and reports the activities of contract teams, and additionally uses realtime data to assess and monitor the cleanliness of vehicles and premises.

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    Plasloc Ltd  - 08.06.2018, 14:43

    Scoring with a Football Club Link Up

    Innovative hoarding solutions supplier Plasloc is hoping to help a local junior football team achieve success.

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    Supply Chain Sustainability School  - 08.06.2018, 12:58

    Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

    The Supply Chain Sustainability School is calling on the construction industry to take a lead in embedding change, following publication of this year's Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Culture Survey.

  • The award was accepted on behalf of the Chubb team by the company’s UK PR Director Sean Feast of Gravity London. (photo: Gravity London)
    Chubb Fire & Security  - 08.06.2018, 09:26

    Fire Safety and Security Award for Chubb

    Chubb Fire & Security has won the Fire Safety & Security award at the Electrical Review Excellence Awards 2018 for its design and installation of an innovative wireless fire detection system at the prestigious Queen’s Hotel in Penzance. Chubb, a leading provider of security and fire-safety solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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    Evolution Electronic Security Systems  - 06.06.2018, 12:19

    Countering Self-service Fraud

    The retail division of Evolution, the international fire and security systems integrator, has come up with a simple way of managing a modern-day scourge – preventing fraud at the self-scanning checkout tills. A new, IP-based self-scan till monitoring system is now available, designed specifically to reduce shrinkage in busy retail environments.

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    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 06.06.2018, 11:56

    Trade Association Partnership to Support Commercial Lighting

    The LIA (Lighting Industry Association) is pleased to announce a partnership with BSI, the business standards company. The LIA and BSI have joined together to combine their knowledge and extensive expertise in assurance and testing within the lighting sector. This partnership will see the two organizations collaborate on and develop product testing and certification solutions.

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    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 15.06.2018, 13:30

    Lighting Industry Academy Open Day

    The Lighting Industry Academy is holding its Open Day on Tuesday, 3 July at the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in Telford and invites all those interested in finding educational opportunities for working in and developing their careers in lighting.

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    Emcor Group Inc.  - 05.06.2018, 22:04

    Anthony J. Guzzi Appointed to EMCOR Chair

    EMCOR Group, Inc., today announced the election of President and CEO, Anthony J. Guzzi, to Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Guzzi succeeds Stephen W. Bershad who (per EMCOR's Director Retirement Policy), did not stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting (AGM) on June 1, 2018.

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    HEMCO Corporation  - 05.06.2018, 21:25

    Emergency Chemical Decontamination

    HEMCO is delighted to announce its custom-designed chemical decontamination booth.

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    Minted Box  - 04.06.2018, 17:58

    Millennials and Ageing Workforce a Threat to Productivity

    A new survey of senior HR professionals by employee engagement app provider MintCentral, reveals productivity concerns in respect of Millennials and an ageing workforce.

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    Wrightstyle Limited  - 04.06.2018, 17:14

    Leaf and Half Leaf Fire Resistant Door System

    Leading European advanced glazing systems supplier Wrightstyle has introduced an innovative fire resistant door system.

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    Mersive Technologies Inc  - 04.06.2018, 16:56

    Mersive Expands EMEA Footprint

    Wireless content sharing and collaboration solutions provider, Mersive Technologies, is expanding its footprint in the EMEA region after announcing the first two of a projected six-strong customer facing team hires, headed by Jeff Meyer as regional general manager.

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    Getronics NA  - 04.06.2018, 16:17

    Top Marks for Customer Satisfaction in IT Outsourcing

    Global ICT services group Getronics has maintaining leading customer satisfaction ratings according to the latest Whitelane UK IT outsourcing report.

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    Emcor Group Inc.  - 04.06.2018, 15:42

    Multiple RoSPA Awards for EMCOR UK

    EMCOR UK will be presented with four RoSPA Gold Awards in the internationally recognised 2018 RoSPA Health & Safety Award event in London on 4th July.

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    Incentive FM Group  - 01.06.2018, 16:22

    SouthGate Shopping Centre Contract for Incentive FM

    Incentive FM has been awarded a three-year contract to provide integrated facilities management (IFM) services at SouthGate Shopping Centre in Bath. The contract is valued at £2.7 million.

  • David Simms. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    Compass Group PLC  - 31.05.2018, 13:36

    Appointment of David Simms as Culinary Director

    Restaurant Associates and Levy Leisure have appointed esteemed chef David Simms as Culinary Director, effective from June 2018.

  • The new V4 Video Intercom Panel. (photo: Intratone)
    Intratone/Cogelec SAS  - 30.05.2018, 15:49

    UK Video Intercom Launch

    European access control specialist, Intratone, will be launching its V4 Video Intercom Panel at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Conference and Exhibition at Manchester Central from 26th to 28th June.

  • The HVAC installation at Fenwick's, Bracknell. (photo: Weatherite Group)
    The Weatherite Group  - 30.05.2018, 15:33

    Delivering Cooling Solutions for Fenwick’s New Bracknell Store

    When Weatherite were asked to tender for the design and manufacture of air handling units (AHU) at the new Fenwick store in Bracknell, Berkshire, they proved their efficiency in more ways than one.

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    Getronics NA  - 30.05.2018, 15:06

    NEC EMEA Partner Award

    ICT service provider Getronics was the recipient of a NEC EMEA "Top Unified Communication & Collaboration Partner 2017-2018" award, at the recent NEC’s EMEA Partner Conference in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

  • Riello UPS corporate account manager Chris Cutler at the DCS Awards ceremony. (photo: Riello UPS)
    Riello UPS  - 30.05.2018, 13:30

    Scoring a Hat-Trick with the DCS Awards

    Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and standby power systems manufacturer Riello UPS has been recognised with a DCS Award for the third year in succession. The awards celebrate excellence in the design, manufacture and supply of solutions for the UK's multi-billion pound data centre sector.

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    CBRE Group  - 30.05.2018, 12:24

    A Strong and Positive Impact

    Bobby Griffin, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion at CBRE, has been named to the 2018 Black Enterprise list of Top Executives in Corporate Diversity. The annual list honors leading professionals who drive innovation, productivity and profitability by ensuring across-the-board diversity.

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    ISS Facility Services  - 29.05.2018, 14:28

    ISS Wins Major Australian Schools Contract

    ISS Australia has won a contract with the Victorian State Government to provide cleaning services to 214 public schools in Western and North Eastern Melbourne. When mobilised, the contract will become one of the largest in the ISS Pacific business.

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    ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc  - 29.05.2018, 14:11

    Steven B. Hochhauser Appointed to ServiceMaster Board

    ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., has appointed Steven B. Hochhauser to its board of directors. The appointment takes effect from 1 1 June.

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    Interserve PLC  - 29.05.2018, 12:23

    Extension of Interserve Metropolitan Police Contract

    Interserve has won a seven year special events services contract worth over £15 million with the Metropolitan Police.

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    ONELAN Limited  - 24.05.2018, 16:33

    ONELAN at Infocomm 2018

    ONELAN is showcasing its latest digital signage and Reserva room booking technologies for the corporate, education and hospitality sectors at the forthcoming InfoComm exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 6th to 8th June 2018.

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    Dale Office Interiors  - 24.05.2018, 11:48

    Chilling Out

    Creating workplace relaxation areas may hold the key for employers seeking to recruit young talent, according to a recent poll.

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    Atalian Servest  - 24.05.2018, 11:21

    Atalian Servest Announces First Acquisitions

    Atalian Servest which was recently created by the merger of facility service groups Atalian and Servest, has announced a double acquisition.

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    Getronics NA  - 23.05.2018, 14:36

    Creating a Model for the Future of Work

    European organisational transformation practitioner Deborah Exell, has joined the executive team of global ICT integrator Getronics as Global Head of Human Capital and Change. Exell’s appointment follows Rogier Bronsgeest's as COO earlier this month.

  • Cardinia Real Estate UK property on London's Southbank. (photo: Signbox Ltd)
    Signbox Ltd  - 23.05.2018, 14:14

    Graphics Artwork Installation wins FESPA Gold

    UK signage specialist Signbox has won a FESPA Gold Award in the Decals & Printed Labels category for its work at Cardinia Real Estate UK’s Bankside offices in London.

  • The Xscape Yorkshire leisure centre. (photo: Savills)
    Access Security  - 23.05.2018, 13:30

    Savills Leisure Contracts for Axis

    Savills have chosen Axis Group companies, Axis Security and Axis Cleaning and Support Services, to deliver services at the Xscape Yorkshire and Cardigan Fields leisure centres which are both in Yorkshire.

  • LIA President Dave Ribbons, Outstanding Student Sarah Burke and LIA CEO, Steve Davies. (photo: The Lighting Industry Association)
    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 22.05.2018, 14:23

    Mackwell LIA Certificate Course Outstanding Student

    The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has announced the winner and runners up in its annual award to commend the highest-performing students enrolled on its Lighting Industry Academy’s LIA Certificate course. The award is sponsored by Mackwell Electronics.

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    Sodexo S.A.  - 22.05.2018, 08:57

    A Digital Day Out at Viva Technology 2018

    Sodexo will stage an interactive presentation focusing on essential moments in the daily lives of working people at this year's Viva Technology Show which takes place in Paris from May 24 to 26. The group's consecutive appearance at the event follows last year's award of a 'Prix d'Honneur' for Communication & Enterprise.

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    Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB)  - 22.05.2018, 08:24

    RLB Expands FM Consulting Capabilities

    Construction, property and management consultancy practice Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK), is delighted to announce two new senior appointments to its team.

  • ISM's IP Connect product range. (photo: Intergrated Security Management (ISM))
    Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM)  - 21.05.2018, 15:07

    ISM Shortlisted for Award

    Intergrated Security Manufacturing’s (ISM) new IP Connect Range has been shortlisted in the Access Control Hardware category of the 2018 Benchmark Awards.

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    Risk Warden  - 21.05.2018, 10:57

    Streamlining Risk Assessment and Management

    Risk Warden, a pioneering internet-based fire risk assessment and management tool, is now available to help assessors and building managers improve levels of safety. The most comprehensive solution of its kind, it simplifies the identification, management and ownership of risks. It gives users the intelligence they need to track risks across their buildings and allowing them to demonstrate regulatory compliance.

  • St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital. (photo: St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)
    Compass Group PLC  - 21.05.2018, 10:35

    St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Renews Medirest Contract

    Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, will continue to provide St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in Merseyside with portering, security, receptionist, retail, and patient catering services using the innovative Steamplicity cooking concept - which offers poached salmon, vegetarian Cottage Pie and fish and chips as meal options, following the extension of its facilities management contract from June.

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    Móz Designs  - 21.05.2018, 04:05

    Industrial Weathered Steel Look for Interior Design Projects

    Oakland, California-based Móz Designs have added a new series of elemental color offerings: Blackened Steel Patina.

  • The Red House, Port of Spain Trinidad. (Photo by Anthony Mendenhall). (photo: Anthony Mendenhall)
    CINTEC North America  - 17.05.2018, 15:53

    North American Firm in HIstoric Trinidadian Restoration

    CINTEC North America is helping restore the historic building and location of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's Parliament, The Red House.

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    Dussmann Group  - 17.05.2018, 14:45

    Dussmann Reports Strong Final 2017 Results

    Global multi-service provider, Dussmann Group, Berlin, has reported strong growth in its final 2017 results, with total sales revenues of € 2.222 billion (a 4 .4 per cent increase).

  • Commerzbank Tower, Frankfurt. (Photo by Chaouki). (photo: (CC BY-SA 2.0))
    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH  - 17.05.2018, 12:22

    Commerzbank Germany Contract for STRABAG

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH (STRABAG PFS), is pleased to announce it will be providing multi-technical facilities management (FM) services at several Commerzbank AG locations in Germany, including Frankfurt's iconic 259-metre “Commerzbank Tower”.

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    Atalian Servest  - 17.05.2018, 11:45

    Atalian-Servest Merger Creates FM Group with €3bn Turnover

    Atalian and Servest, have merged to form Atalian Servest, one of the world’s largest FM outsourcing companies. The new organisation has a turnover of €3 billion, employs more than 125,000 people worldwide and operates in 33 countries across four continents. The merger follows the formation of a joint venture between the two organisations in 2016.

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    Kentec Electronics  - 16.05.2018, 14:25

    Enhancing Fire Detection and Monitoring

    Kentec has launched its innovative new Ockular software solution, which gives building managers complete control over fire detection and monitoring.

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    Bennett Hay  - 16.05.2018, 11:55

    Celebrating World FM Day 2018 Through Positive Experiences

    In celebration of World FM Day (16th May), bespoke hospitality provider Bennett Hay has created a series of posts featuring key insights as a guide to enabling positive experiences.

  • Photo by David McBee. (photo: David McBee)
    Supply Chain Sustainability School  - 16.05.2018, 10:17

    Supply Chain Sustainability School Built Environment Survey

    Modern slavery, responsible sourcing, and community engagement have been identified as the priorities undergoing the biggest improvement in 2018, according to a sector-wide survey by the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

  • Pubs are being encouraged to service their bar and catering equipment in preparation for the World Cup. (photo: )
    Abraxas Catering  - 15.05.2018, 20:11

    Supplier Urges Pubs to Service Equipment Before 2018 FIFA World Cup

    With swarms of patriotic fans expected to venture into local pubs to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup games next month, pub landlords, Front of House Managers and chefs are being urged to have bar and catering equipment serviced to avoid breakdowns.

  • VCU student commons. (Photo by Jeff Auth). (photo: Jeff Auth)
    Aircuity Inc  - 15.05.2018, 19:42

    Aircuity to Improve Airside Efficiency at Virginia Commonwealth University

    Aircuity announces it will begin installation of its intelligent building platform and perform upgrades to controls and exhaust systems, at laboratory research buildings on the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine campus. Aircuity is acting as the single turnkey contractor for the works.

  • Photo by Kat Jayne. (photo: Kat Jayne)
    Magenta Associates  - 14.05.2018, 08:18

    Focus on Stress

    Today (14th May) marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, a campaign sponsored by the Mental Health Foundation which is focusing this year on a topic of increasing importance in workplaces across the world: stress.

  • The City Law School development. (photo: City Law School)
    Waterscan Limited  - 13.05.2018, 05:27

    New London Law School to Harvest Water

    Waterscan has been selected to provide a sustainable water system for The City Law School (part of City, University of London(, which is set to open in early 2019.

  • Rathbone Square. (photo: CBRE)
    Axis Group  - 13.05.2018, 05:27

    CBRE Extends Rathbone Square Security Contract

    CBRE has renewed its contract with Axis Security at the new Rathbone Square development in Central London.

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    Emcor Group Inc.  - 13.05.2018, 05:27

    Multi-service DECA Contract for EMCOR UK

    EMCOR UK has been awarded a multi-service contract with the Defence Electronics & Components Agency (DECA). The new contract commenced on 1st May and will be delivered over a three-year term with an optional extension of a further two years.

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    Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM)  - 13.05.2018, 05:27

    Security 2018 Scotland

    Intergrated Security Management (ISM) has hailed the success of Security 2018 Scotland.

  • Pictured (L-R): Gary Acheson, Head of HR & Learning - Rapport Guest Services, Greg Mace, Managing Director - Rapport Guest Services and Jane Sunley, Founder and Chairman - Purple Cubed. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    Compass Group PLC  - 09.05.2018, 10:51

    One of the Top 30 Best Places to Work

    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s specialist provider of exceptional guest services, Rapport Guest Services, has been named in the Top 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality for the fifth consecutive year.

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    News Editor  - 09.05.2018, 10:35

    ISS Profits Rise on the Back of Falling Revenue

    ISS has reported a 3.6 per cent increase in profits in the final quarter of 2017, following an earlier-than-expected contribution to its balance sheet from new contracts and a rise in non-portfolio related revenue.

  • Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán. (photo: Miguel Á. Padriñán)
    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH  - 09.05.2018, 09:51

    STRABAG Re-Awarded German Public Safety Digital Radio Network (Digitalfunk BOS) FM Contract

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH (STRABAG PFS) will continue to undertake technical facilities management (FM) at German Public Safety Digital Radio Network (Digitalfunk BOS) locations in Baden-Württemberg, following a public tender process.

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    Ricoh Group ,  Oxford Economics  - 09.05.2018, 09:00

    'Optimal Office' Productivity Could Unlock £39.8 Billion of GDP in the UK and Ireland

    The United Kingcom could reshape its economic future and unlock its share of £39.8 billion in untapped GDP if organisations were to optimise their workplaces, according to a new study by Ricoh and Oxford Economics, titled ‘The Economy of People’. The UK could achieve a 1.8 per cent increase in GDP, equal to £36.8 billion, which could pay for the cost of Brexit twice with change to spare.[i] Similarly, the Irish economy could expand by 1.0 per cent, or £3 billion, if businesses commit to creating the optimal office.

  • Keswick’s Deputy Mayor Cllr David Burn, outside Moot Hall, Keswick’s Market Square. (photo: Chubb Fire & Security)
    Chubb Fire & Security  - 08.05.2018, 10:31

    Keswick Town Council CCTV Installation

    Chubb Fire & Security is helping the Town Council in Keswick to combat crime and reduce anti-social behaviour in the town centre with the installation of a new high-definition CCTV system at The Moot Hall. Chubb is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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    Getronics NA  - 08.05.2018, 10:21

    Rogier Bronsgeest Appointed Getronics COO

    Global ICT integrator and business transformation specialist Getronics has appointed Rogier Bronsgeest as its new Chief Operating Officer and Head of Global Service & Delivery.

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    Servest Group  - 08.05.2018, 09:34

    FCO Extends Servest Contract

    Servest Group’s security contract with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the United Kingdom, has been extended for a further year, from 2019 to 2020.

  • Optigo's 8-port Smart Aggregation Switch and Network Controller. (photo: Optigo Networks)
    Optigo Networks  - 04.05.2018, 19:13

    Bigger, Faster, Stronger

    Optigo Networks is increasing the power of its smart building network platform, Optigo Connect, via a new 8-port Smart Aggregation Switch which hosts 10G of bandwidth and allows seamless expansion of building systems with thousands of devices.

  • ONELAN HQ complex in Reading, United Kingdom. (photo: ONELAN)
    ONELAN Limited  - 04.05.2018, 18:52

    Nashville-based Uniguest Acquires ONELAN

    ONELAN today announced its acquisition by Uniguest, a Nashville-based cybersecurity technology specialist in the secure operating system space. Uniguest delivers market-leading solutions which assist customers in driving guest, shopper, and resident engagement in the hospitality, office retail, and community living industries respectively.

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    Compass Group PLC  - 03.05.2018, 16:45

    Rapport to Celebrate International Receptionists’ Day (Wednesday 10 May)

    Rapport, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s guest services business, is proudly championing International Receptionists' Day which is celebrated on the second Wednesday in May each year and in 2018 falls on Wednesday 10th May.

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    Borg and Overström  - 03.05.2018, 16:17

    Borg & Overström Updates Water Dispensers

    Following the announcement of new U1 and U2 models, Borg & Overström have updated its B3 and B4 water dispensers as an even more attractive alternative to bottled water.

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    Panduit Corp  - 03.05.2018, 13:25

    Panduit Cassettes Simplify FM in Universal Rack Systems

    Panduit Europe has announced the launch of fibre optic cassettes with universal polarity.

  •  (photo: Bartlet Mitchell)
    Bartlett Mitchell  - 03.05.2018, 12:45

    A Fruitful World

    Leading UK caterer Bartlett Mitchell has prevented more than 500,000 coffee cups from going to landfill, according to figures from its annual CSER report.

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    Aramark Corporation  - 03.05.2018, 01:07

    Aramark and Jamie Oliver in Exclusive Partnership

    Aramark and Jamie Oliver have announced a new 10 year partnership which will see the two companies work together on an exclusive basis to enhance food concepts and delivery across workplaces in Northern Europe, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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    Codelocks Ltd  - 01.05.2018, 15:55

    Codelocks BDM Elected Chair of Institute of Architectural Ironmongers

    Jo Milne-Rowe, business development manager for Codelocks, has been announced as the new chair of UK national trade association, the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI).

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    Mitie Group PLC  - 01.05.2018, 15:27

    Creativevents to Cater at The Biggest Weekend

    Mitie's specialist outdoor catering business, Creativevents, has been contracted to provide bar and food services during the "Biggest Weekend" - a one-off festival to be hosted by BBC Music and broadcast overTV, radio, and online.

  • MD Andy Havard presenting Ashley Ward with the Ian Williams’ Best Apprentice Mentor 2018 at the recent Qualification Celebration Lunch. (photo: Ian Williams Ltd)
    Ian Williams Limited  - 30.04.2018, 14:12

    South West England Mentor Of The Year

    Ian Williams is delighted to announce contracts manager Ashley Ward has been named "Mentor Of The Year by the CITB Generation for Change programme, at the Constructing Excellence South West awards .

  • Keith Ludeman. (photo: Interserve plc)
    Interserve PLC  - 30.04.2018, 10:34

    Interserve Announces Directorate Change

    Interserve, the international support services and construction group, today announces that Non-Executive Director, Keith Ludeman, is to step down from the Board following the AGM on 12 June 2018.

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    International Facility Management Association (IFMA)  - 30.04.2018, 10:14

    IFMA Approves Petition for UK Chapter

    The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has approved a petition for the formation of a regional chapter within the United Kingdom. The new chapter will offer facility management (FM) professionals direct localised support that taps into the global industry in ways not currently available in the UK market.

  • MasterSeal 7000 CR is the new waterproofing and concrete protection system that meets the challenges in aggressive wastewater environments. (photo: BASF Construction Chemicals)
    BASF SE  - 30.04.2018, 09:58

    Concrete and Steel Protection for Wastewater Environments

    With MasterSeal 7000 CR from Master Builders Solutions, BASF announces an innovation in concrete and steel structure protection for extreme wastewater environments, and builds on its new Xolutec technology which combines application with performance.

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    ISS Facility Services  - 27.04.2018, 13:17

    Superstardom for ISS in the IAOP "Global Outsourcing 100"

    ISS has achieved the highest possible rating for a sixth consecutive year during an annual assessment of leading outsourcing companies from all industries undertaken by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for its "Global Outsourcing Top 100" listing.

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    Sodexo S.A.  - 26.04.2018, 18:01

    Shaping the Future of the Workplace

    Sodexo today released its 2018 Global Workplace Trends report, featuring fresh insights to global workforce leaders and decision makers.

  • The private residential development in Woodford, Essex, which is managed by Strettons. (photo: )
    Delta Security  - 26.04.2018, 15:55

    Securing a Residential Development in Essex

    CCTV and access control specialist Delta Security has further enhanced security at a private residential development in Woodford, Essex, following the installation of a new security system which includes audio-visual access control and aluminium security doors.

  • General's Typhoon™ trailer jet. (photo: General Wire Spring Co)
    General Wire Spring Company  - 26.04.2018, 15:40

    Storming Through Big Line Clogs

    General Pipe Cleaners has upgraded the Typhoon™ trailer jet from General Pipe Cleaners to blow away blockages in even quicker time!

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    Dale Office Interiors  - 26.04.2018, 15:17

    Remote Working Improves Staff Retention

    Using specific colours in discrete ‘zones’ around the workplace can increase productivity, according to top colour psychologists and design consultants interviewed by office fit-out specialist Dale Office Interiors who said choosing the right shades should be a key part of any business’s design strategy.

  • Cardiff (photo: Firestone Building Products)
    Firestone Building Products  - 26.04.2018, 14:48

    Firestone Roof Membrane Applied at Landmark Cardiff Scheme

    Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard™ EPDM roofing membrane has been used to finish the roofs of Three Capital Quarter; a seven storey landmark commercial scheme in the centre of Cardiff’s Commercial Enterprise Zone.

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    Lanes Group PLC  - 25.04.2018, 16:47

    Teletubbies, Toys, Boxer Shorts, Dental Instruments Blocking Britain's Sewers

    Drainage industry professionals at Lanes for Drains - part of Lanes Group, the UK’s largest drainage contractor, have been sharing some of the strangest items they have found in the UK’s drains and sewers over the past couple of years, as part of a drive to encourage the public to think more about what they put down the drain.

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    Abintra Consulting  - 25.04.2018, 12:14

    What CIOs Need to Know About Future-proofing Offices

    Companies should future-proof corporate real estate to avoid costs down the line, says Abintra'sTony Booty.

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    Trimble Inc  - 24.04.2018, 16:36

    Trimble to Acquire Viewpoint

    Trimble announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Viewpoint from Bain Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.2billion. Viewpoint is highly complementary to Trimble’s e-Builder business, and will extend Trimble's ability to provide more complete and integrated project, jobsite and business workflows across the construction lifecycle.

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    Cordant Group  - 24.04.2018, 17:27

    Riverside Housing Contract for Cordant Cleaning

    Cordant Cleaning has been awarded a significant contract to provide a range of specialist cleaning services across 560 locations belonging to The Riverside Group, a leading national housing association. This represents the first time that Cordant Cleaning has supplied cleaning services to the UK’s housing sector.

  • A gallant effort: Michael Gallucci at the London Marathon. (photo: MPG QS)
    MPG QS  - 24.04.2018, 16:57

    Charity Run Raises £2,000

    International construction consultant Michael Gallucci raised more than £2,000 for a national disability charity by participating in the London Marathon.

  • St Stephen’s shopping centre in Hull. (photo: Incentive FM Group)
    Incentive FM Group  - 24.04.2018, 12:43

    Winning Big at the REVO ACE Awards

    Incentive FM has been recognised for its work in the retail sector at this year’s REVO ACE Awards which showcase people and places that achieve excellent customer experience.

  • Members of the HVAC-R Expo Saudi team receiving the Best Trade Show Under 10,000 sq.m. Gross award. (photo: dmg events)
    dmg events  - 24.04.2018, 12:14

    HVACR Expo Saudi Wins "Best Trade Show" Award

    HVACR Expo Saudi has received the "Best Trade Show Under 10,000 sq.m" award at the Middle East Special Event Awards 2018.

  • Front elevation of RCS's historic Barry Building which is currently undergoing renovation works. (photo: indy_slug (Wikimedia Commons))
    Churchill Contract Services  - 24.04.2018, 11:51

    Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Contract

    Churchill London, a division of Churchill Contract Services, has been awarded a combined cleaning and security contract by The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) for its premises in London.

  • Pictured at the merger announcement: David Walsh, CEO, Netwatch Group, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD and Martin Scott, The Riverside Company. (Photo by Conor McCabe Photography). (photo: Conor McCabe Photography)
    Netwatch Group  - 23.04.2018, 18:01

    Onwatch Merges with Irish and US Industry Leaders to form Global Monitoring Group

    Netwatch, the Irish security monitoring company, has announced the establishment of Netwatch Group, following investment from global private equity firm The Riverside Company “Riverside”.

  • Photo by Sigismund von Dobschütz. (photo: Sigismund von Dobschütz)
    ISS Facility Services  - 24.04.2018, 11:19

    Patient Tablet App Wins Australian FM Award for ISS

    ISS Australia is the winner of the healthcare category at this year's Australian FM Innovations Awards, after developing an app to facilitate real-time patient feedback reporting on the cleanliness of sites operated by Northern Health across Victoria.

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    Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)  - 23.04.2018, 16:11

    New York City's Coolest Brands to Support Workplace Week 2018

    NEUBERGER BERMAN, DELOS, NICKELODEON and VIACOM are just some of the big names participating in WORKPLACE WEEK 2018 to celebrate and showcase workplace innovation and creativity, with all proceeds donated to the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – New York (IHDF-NY).

  • The location of the Management Recruitment Group's new offices. (photo: )
    The Management Recruitment Group  - 23.04.2018, 13:02

    MRG Relocates to New Offices

    The Management Recruitment Group has opened its new office at the City of London's Gracechurch Street, just 60 metres from Monument tube station.

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    RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)  - 23.04.2018, 09:23

    RICS Award for Hitachi Rail Europe

    Hitachi Rail Europe's Newton Aycliffe assembly and manufacturing plant has been named ‘Project of the Year' at this year's RICS Awards, North East, which celebrate inspirational land, property and construction initiatives across eight categories.

  • Photo by Carmen Valino. (photo: BIFM)
    Proxyclick SA/NV  - 23.04.2018, 08:49

    Bringing Smart Workplace Experiences to ThinkFM

    Next generation visitor management specialist, Proxyclick, will be on hand at ThinkFM 2018 (stand 5) to inspire and educate FMs about the latest technologies facilitating modern workplace management in the UK’s move towards smart buildings and cities.

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    Axis Group  - 20.04.2018, 14:54

    Commercial Manager Appointment

    Axis Cleaning and Support Services has appointed Pamela Hamilton as its new commercial manager. Pamela will be responsible for growing the company’s portfolio within the Manufacturing, Food and Transport (MFT) sectors.

  •  (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    Compass Group PLC  - 20.04.2018, 14:16

    SCA Training Campus Accreditation for Compass House

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has become the first Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) accredited Premier Training Campus in the United Kingdom's contract catering industry.

  • NEC Users' Group seminar. (photo: Thomas Telford/Institution of Civil Engineers)
    Thomas Telford/Institution of Civil Engineers  - 19.04.2018, 15:09

    Lord Adonis to Deliver Keynote Seminar Presentation to NEC Users’ Group

    Lord Adonis, Labour peer and former National Infrastructure Commission chair, is to deliver the keynote address at the 2018 NEC annual seminar on Wednesday, 20 June, where finding a better approach to delivering high-performing infrastructure across the UK will take centre stage.

  • Breezair air conditioners installed in the tent city of Mina Valley in Saudi Arabia. (photo: Seeley International)
    Seeley International  - 19.04.2018, 12:47

    World's Largest Evaporative AC Order

    Seeley International has successfully completed the world’s largest order for evaporative air conditioners, resulting in around 50,000 Australian-made Breezair air conditioners being installed in the tent city of Mina Valley, Saudi Arabia.

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    Bodet Ltd  - 19.04.2018, 12:00

    Are Your Factory Staff Really Safe?

    International time management specialists Bodet have extended their Harmonys bell and PA system which runs across existing IT networks using Power Over Ethernet (POE), to support evacuation and emergency procedures in industrial and manufacturing facilities.

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    Wrightstyle Limited  - 19.04.2018, 11:22

    Enhanced Class EI90 Fire Door System

    Wrightstyle has introduced a new E190 door system that provides 90 minutes of integrity and insulation.

  •  (photo: thyssenkrupp Materials Services)
    thyssenkrupp Group  - 18.04.2018, 15:43

    World's Biggest Virtual Warehouse

    thyssenkrupp Materials Services is making rapid advances with its digital transformation as it goes "Omnichannel" by digitizing its entire product catalogue for inclusion in the world's biggest virtual warehouse.

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    Abraxas Catering  - 17.04.2018, 17:56

    Celebrating CHAS Accreditation

    Abraxas Catering Equipment are pleased to announce their health and safety systems have received accreditation from UK government-sponsored third-party committee, The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) .

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    Newburn Power Rental  - 17.04.2018, 15:14

    Construction and FM Power Specialist Shortlisted for Award

    Newburn Power Rental are finalists for the "SafeHire Company of the Year" award at Hire Awards of Excellence 2018 which will be held at Grosvenor House in London later this month.

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    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 17.04.2018, 14:27

    Championing New Lighting Distribution Standards

    NET LED Lighting, a specialist LED lighting distributor to commercial businesses in the UK, has become the latest company to join the Lighting Industry Academy as an ambassador.

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    Heightsafe Systems  - 16.04.2018, 12:20

    RoSPA Award for Heightsafe Systems

    Heightsafe Systems have been recognised with a prestigious award in acknowledgement of its practices and achievements for providing its staff, clients, and contractors with the tools to get home safely at the end of the working day.

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    Intratone/Cogelec SAS  - 16.04.2018, 12:06

    Access Control Trial Leads to Housing Portfolio Roll-out

    A trial of Intratone access control systems at Network Homes’ sites across London has been so successful that it resulted in zero faults over two years.

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    Electronics For Imaging Inc  - 16.04.2018, 10:00

    Achieving Unparalleled Colour Results

    Textile companies can take full advantage of expanded print opportunities with the groundbreaking EFI™ Reggiani COLORS digital printer which Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is launching at the ITM Exhibition in Istanbul (14-17 April ). EFI's exhibit in hall 6, stand 607 also highlights important advances in traditional manufacturing, with new EFI Mezzera technology offering environmentally sustainable dyeing for denim fabric.

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    Kafoodle Limited  - 16.04.2018, 09:43

    Kafoodle and Vacherin Launch Bespoke App for Diners

    Kafoodle has partnered with specialist London caterer Vacherin to produce an innovative diner App using the Kafoodle communications framework. The framework will help Vacherin to communicate menu information to diners more effectively.

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    FM Editor  - 13.04.2018, 15:51

    Think Tank Calls for Changes to UK Apprenticeship Levy

    Leading policy think tank Reform has joined the growing clamour for the government to rethink the Apprenticeship Levy introduced a year ago.

  • Merchiston School is Scotland's only all-boys independent school. (photo: Merchiston School)
    Compass Group PLC  - 12.04.2018, 13:48

    Scottish Contract for Chartwells Independent

    Chartwells Independent, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s specialist provider of catering to the independent education sector, has been awarded a new contract to provide catering, hospitality and cleaning services to Merchiston School, in a deal worth £5 million over five years.

  • Telekom AG Zentrale, Bonn Landgrabenweg. (photo: Deutsche Telekom AG/Thomas Ollendorf)
    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH  - 12.04.2018, 13:20

    ISS to Retain STRABAG PFS Deutsche Telekom Staff

    STRABAG PFS and ISS have reached agreement over the future of more than 3,000 STRABAG personnel affected by the award of Deutsche Telekom's German facilities management (FM) contract to ISS. The contract takes effect from 1 July 2019.

  • Quorn meat-free packaging. (photo: Marlow Foods)
    WPL International  - 11.04.2018, 12:29

    Quorn Manufacturing Plant Wastewater Contract

    WPL has won the contract for wastewater treatment equipment to support expansion of the Quorn production line for Marlow Foods’ Teesside plant. The company is investing £150m in production of the protein-rich meat substitute over the next five years due to fast-growing global demand.

  • (L-R) Serco Asia Pacific CEO Mark Irwin with Lina Edmunds, Robert Meek, and Serco Group CEO Rupert Soames. (photo: Serco ASPAC/Serco Group plc)
    Serco Group Plc  - 11.04.2018, 11:48

    Serco Officers Save Driver

    Patient Transport Officers Lina Edmunds and Robert Meek from Fiona Stanley Hospital in Murdoch, Western Australia, have been recognised with a global award for coming to the aid of an unconscious woman lying in a car on the side of the road.

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    British Pest Control Association  - 10.04.2018, 15:34

    Incorporating Pest Control into Your Maintenance Cycle

    The United Kingdom's national trade body for pest control has released a free guide for facilities managers which highlights the value of an effective maintenance cycle for pest control.

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    Siemens AG  - 01.05.2018, 19:26

    Siemens Joins buildingSMART International

    In March, Siemens' building technologies division became the first building technology vendor to become a strategic partner of buildingSMART International (bSI) by joining the not-for-profit organisation's Strategic Advisory Council and several National Chapters.

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    Borg and Overström  - 09.04.2018, 16:55

    Borg & Overström Unveil New U1 and U2 models

    Borg & Overström has added to its popular range of U1 and U2 integrated tap systems. The new models offer stylish dispenser taps together with an impressive throughput of 40 litres per hour, making them ideal for providing a consistent supply of fresh drinking water in busy commercial, hospitality and leisure environments.

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    Electronics For Imaging Inc  - 09.04.2018, 16:39

    Welcoming the Digital Age

    Alliance Packaging, the Northwestern U.S.’s largest independent corrugated box manufacturer, is adopting high-end direct-to-board digital printing with the purchase of an EFI™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass corrugated packaging press from Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

  • Cobb has served on the boards of Orbitz, Pacific Sunwear, Och-Ziff, and is a former president of eBay's North American Marketplace. (Photography by Nick M. Vedros) (photo: Nick M. Vedros)
    ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc  - 09.04.2018, 13:21

    Former H&R Block CEO Appointed to ServiceMaster Board

    ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., today announced the appointment of William C. Cobb to its board of directors.

  • The AvantiGas ON team headed by Dean Ewart (second from left). (photo: AvantiGas ON)
    AvantiGas ON  - 09.04.2018, 13:07

    New Entrant to UK Gas Supply Market

    Britain's commercial gas market is welcoming new mainline supplier AvantiGas ON, a team dedicated to supplying natural gas to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  • The Mayor of Harrogate joins Belzona shareholders and directors for the opening ceremony. (photo: Belzona International)
    Belzona International  - 09.04.2018, 12:35

    Belzona Inaugurates Training and Distribution Centre

    Industrial protective coatings and repair composites manufacturer Belzona has held the opening ceremony for a £6 million state-of-the-art Training and Distribution Centre at its head office site in Harrogate.

  • Sarah Lavell, Lighting Industry Academy operations manager, with Luxbox director, Simon Fox. (photo: Lighting Industry Association (LIA)/Lighting Industry Academy)
    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 09.04.2018, 12:04

    Thinking Inside the Lightbox

    The latest industry player to support the vision of the Lighting Industry Academy is relative newcomer to the emergency lighting world, Lux Box Lighting Technology Ltd.

  • Clearabee waste collection operatives in action. (photo: Clearabee)
    Clearabee  - 06.04.2018, 14:58

    FT Names Clearabee one of Europe’s Fastest-growing Companies

    The rapid growth experienced by Clearabee, the on-demand rubbish removal business, has been recognised today through its inclusion in the FT 1000, the Financial Times’s comprehensive ranking of Europe’s fastest-growing companies.

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    Russell Richardson  - 06.04.2018, 14:03

    Risking Data Breach Fines

    HR managers and recruiters are putting employers at risk of penalties of up to £17.5 million (€20 million) under new rules for protecting job applicants’ CVs that will come into effect on 25th May with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to Russell Richardson.

  • Sick bay: Mitie's 'Moptimus Prime' cleaning robot parked in a hospital corridor. (photo: Mitie Group plc)
    Mitie Group PLC  - 06.04.2018, 10:47

    Mitie to Deploy Cleaning Robot at Hertfordshire NHS Sites

    Mitie has announced ‘Moptimus Prime’, its latest generation cleaning robot, will work alongside teams involved with the delivery of a new £55 million multi-service facilities management contract with West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

  • Restaurant Associates' new managing director, Alice Woodwark. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    Compass Group PLC  - 05.04.2018, 15:06

    Restaurant Associates Announces New Managing Director

    Alice Woodwark has been appointed Managing Director of Restaurant Associates, the fine-dining experience provider that is part of Compass Group (UK & Ireland).

  • Photograph courtesy of Negative Space (photo: Negative Space)
    Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN)  - 04.04.2018, 15:56

    APOLAN on a Smart Building "Fundamental"

    The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), the non-profit organization driving both education and adoption for passive optical local area networks (POL), is providing a roadmap for how POL can streamline an organization’s smart building digital transformation to keep pace with the massive growth in Internet of Things (IoT) and mobility applications.

  • Lake Crescent Lodge in Washington State. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
    Aramark Corporation  - 04.04.2018, 14:52

    Reinventing the Vacation Experience

    Aramark has unveiled extensive building renovations and included some of the United States' most renowned national and state parks as new US destinations for the Spring/Summer 2018 travel season.

  • Visual BACnet capture tool for MS/TP. (photo: Optigo Networks)
    Optigo Networks  - 04.04.2018, 14:18

    Edge-to-Cloud Networks with Visual BACnet Capture

    The future of centralized, Edge-to-Cloud systems has arrived. Vancouver-headquartered Optigo Networks is happy to announce an exciting new suite of Capture Tools, for complete network visibility from server to MS/TP.

  • Photograph courtesy of Thierry Cardineau. (photo: Thierry Cardineau)
    Axis Group  - 03.04.2018, 17:57

    Fronting a Major Lloyd's Underwriter

    Acuity, the Axis Group’s front-of-house division, is providing professional reception and meeting room management services at the London headquarters of Antares Underwriting, an independent Managing Agent at Lloyd’s.

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    Oxford Direct Services (ODS)  - 03.04.2018, 12:28

    ODS to Generate £10.4 Million Funding for Oxford City Council

    Oxford Direct Services (ODS), the newly launched commercial division of Oxford City Council, plans to deliver £10.4 million back to the Council over the next 4 years to support additional council services. The commitment is the next step in Oxford Direct Services’ plan to grow its commercial services business, alongside improving the efficiency of services provided for the Council.

  • Kevin Swann (left) with Kevin Restell (right). (photo: Kentec Electronics)
    Kentec Electronics  - 03.04.2018, 11:24

    Kentec Appoints Managing Director

    Life safety control systems manufacturer Kentec has appointed Kevin Swann as its new Managing Director. He succeeds Kevin Restell, who is retiring after more than 25 years with the business and its parent company, Hochiki.

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    Oxford City Council  - 03.04.2018, 08:59

    Launch of Oxford Direct Services (ODS)

    Oxford City Council has today transformed its direct services operations into a wholly-owned social enterprise called Oxford Direct Services Ltd (ODS).

  • CBRE Group  - 30.03.2018, 11:33

    CBRE Urban Photography Competition

    With more than 80,000 entries from 180+ countries, CBRE’s Urban Photographer of the Year competition’s 11th year was its largest and broadest reaching. Richard Morgan, from the United Kingdom, has been named the overall winner of the competition. Mr. Morgan’s image, “What are you looking at?” captures a fascinating street side scene in Poznan, Poland, of a group of onlookers, entranced by a tourist attraction, disrupted by one, direct stare.

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    Sensai Corporation  - 30.03.2018, 00:09

    Modernizing Manufacturing With AI

    Augmented productivity platform for manufacturing operations Sensai has announced the launch of its pilot program in the United States. Sensai increases throughput and decreases downtime with an innovative AI technology that enables manufacturing operations teams to effectively monitor machinery, accurately diagnose problems before they happen and quickly implement solutions.

  •  (photo: General Piple Cleaners/General Wire Springs' Company)
    General Wire Spring Company  - 29.03.2018, 16:50

    Half a Century of Unclogged Drains

    General Pipe Cleaners is celebrating 50 years since the launch of The Kinetic Water Ram™ which harnesses compressed air to unblock drains.

  • Offering the best of both worlds: Janam's XM75 rugged mobile computer. (photo: Janam Technologies, LLC)
    Janam Technologies LLC  - 29.03.2018, 16:26

    Rugged Mobile Computer for Input-intensive Applications

    Leading provider of rugged mobile computers capable of scanning barcodes and communicating wirelessly, Janam Technologies LLC, today introduced the newest and most powerful addition to its XM series of key-based, rugged mobile computers.

  • Sam Bailey seeks to continue the Partnership model and capitalise on Miele’s reputation. (Photograph by Piers Cunliffe). (photo: Piers Cunliffe)
    Miele AG  - 29.03.2018, 10:24

    Miele Appoints GB Sales and Marketing Director

    Miele has appointed Sam Bailey as its new Sales and Marketing Director for the Professional Division in the GB territory. Bailey joins Miele from Dyson where he held a number of key roles overseeing European marketing and global digital operations in its Professional division before spending time in a global senior commercial role within a high growth category.

  • Hubgrade performance monitoring centre. (photo: Veolia)
    Veolia Environnement SA  - 26.03.2018, 11:46

    Reducing Cost and Cutting Carbon

    Veolia has launched a range of energy efficiency and monitoring services designed to help organisations cut emissions, reduce costs and consumption, and achieve ISO 50001 energy management standard compliance.

  • New chargepoint installation at Southampton Airport. (photo: Southampton Airport)
    AGS Airports  - 26.03.2018, 11:30

    Southampton Airport Adds EV Chargepoints

    Southampton Airport is helping power the growing number of electric vehicle (EV) drivers on UK roads with the installation of seven new Pod Point 7kW chargepoints in its short stay and priority parking areas.

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    Axis Security Services  - 26.03.2018, 10:28

    Axis Security to Host Breakfast Briefing

    Axis Security is hosting a Security Briefing which will cover the success of Project Servator – a programme to deny, disrupt and detect hostile reconnaissance by would-be criminals and terrorists – and explore the future developments for the partnership between the Police and the private security sector. The event is being held at BMA House in London on Wednesday 11th April.

  • N117/3000 Delta wind turbine (3.0 MW). © Nordex/Michael Kottmeier. (photo: Nordex Energy GmbH, K.foto/Michael Kottmeier)
    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH  - 26.03.2018, 09:16

    Nordex Energy Contract for STRABAG

    STRABAG PFS will perform technical facility management (FM) at multiple locations for Nordex Energy GmbH from 1 April 2018. The locations have a total area of approximately 220,000 square. metres, and include administrative and production sites in Hamburg and Rostock.

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    Firestone Building Products  - 22.03.2018, 16:13

    Firestone Refreshes its Online Presence

    Leading supplier of EPDM rubber-based roofing membranes and lining systems, Firestone Building Products UK and Ireland, has made accessing information about the company’s products, capabilities and technical support easier than ever with the launch of a dedicated UK and Ireland website.

  • The Bouwdokken wind farm. (photo: AkzoNobel Global)
    AkzoNobel Global  - 22.03.2018, 09:33

    Purchasing Power

    AkzoNobel, DSM, Google and Philips have begun receiving power from the Bouwdokken wind farm in the Netherlands – a milestone achievement resulting from a unique green energy purchasing consortium they jointly established. All four companies consume a substantial amount of power in the Netherlands, and by working together they are making a significant contribution to delivering on the Netherlands’ renewable energy target of 14 per cent by 2020.

  •  (photo: Peak Oil)
    Cameron Forecourt  - 21.03.2018, 19:27

    Unmanned Fuel Pumps in Peak Condition

    Five years ago, Peak Oil added another facet to their jewel of services when they made the decision to provide their customers with an unmanned fuelling payment facility, giving their customers and the public round the clock self-service fuelling.

  •  (photo: Interserve plc)
    Interserve PLC  - 21.03.2018, 18:58

    Interserve Refinancing

    Interserve announces that discussions with lenders and other financial stakeholders have continued to progress well, with agreement in principle on major commercial terms now reached. These commercial terms remain subject to credit approval from all providers before the new facilities are finalised. In addition, the lenders have agreed to extend the covenant test deferral date and the maturities of the financing facilities agreed in December 2017 to 30 April 2018 to enable the successful execution of all documentation required for the refinancing.

  • Alan Nathan: already engaging with Axis Security's existing and prospective clients. (photo: Axis Security)
    Axis Security Services  - 21.03.2018, 18:47

    New Business Continuity and Risk Manager

    UK manned guarding and security group Axis Security has appointed Alan Nathan to the newly-created national position of Business Continuity and Risk Manager.

  • New cycle parking facility. (photo: Siemens AG)
    Siemens AG  - 21.03.2018, 18:23

    Safer Cycle Parking for Dutch Railway

    Siemens is delivering 47 self-service cycle parking facilities at Dutch railway stations under a contract that includes system monitoring for eight years.

  •  (photo: FORTUNE Magazine)
    Aramark Corporation  - 21.03.2018, 10:45

    One of the 'World’s Most Admired Companies'

    Aramark Corporation is pleased to once again be named one of FORTUNE's World’s Most Admired Companies, an honor we have proudly shared with our 270,000 team members around the world since 1998.

  •  (photo: Riello UPS)
    Riello UPS  - 21.03.2018, 10:22

    Innovative UPS Maintenance Solution

    A leading manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems is launching a ground-breaking new maintenance plan that promises an emergency response within a set timeframe and guaranteed fix time.

  • Photograph courtesy of Tim Geow. (photo: Tim Geow)
    Okappy Ltd  - 21.03.2018, 09:47

    DNA of the Perfect FM Leader

    It is widely accepted that Facilities Managers must be multi-skilled in order to execute their work. But how can FM leaders adapt to their ever changing environment?

  • STULZ Micro DC. (photo: STULZ)
    STULZ Klimatechnik GmbH  - 21.03.2018, 09:21

    Micro Data Center with Optional Direct Liquid-to-chip Cooling

    STULZ's new micro data center, The STULZ Micro DC, can be configured with all the key design aspects of a bricks and mortar data center, including critical power control and monitoring, fire suppression, physical security and precision cooling.

  • New trivago Headquarters Building (© SOP Architekten). (photo: SOP Architekten)
    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH  - 20.03.2018, 14:12

    IMMOFINANZ Expands STRABAG Dusseldorf FM Partnership

    STRABAG PFS is extending its technical facility management services for commercial property group IMMOFINANZ. In addition to the “PANTA RHEI” office building at Düsseldorf Airport, the company will manage two new buildings at Düsseldorf’s MedienHafen: “FLOAT” (at Speditionsstrasse 15) and the future headquarters of global hotel search platform trivago (at Kesselstrasse 5-7) .

  •  (photo: pexels-photo-243722)
    Novus Property Solutions  - 20.03.2018, 13:06

    Scottish Decorating and Repair Contracts

    Novus Property Solutions are celebrating more than £700,000 of decorating and repair contract wins with seven organisations in Scotland, including Almond Housing Association and the University of St Andrews.

  • Asst Chief Constable Steve Cooper, Custody Inspector Duncan Collins, MD Care & Custody Health Seb Stewart, Contract Manager Jonathan Montgomery, Asst Mobilisation Manager Nigel Siemen, Relationship Manager Angela Hudson, Custody Inspector David Marsh. (photo: Mitie Group plc)
    Mitie Group PLC  - 20.03.2018, 11:08

    Medical Support Services Contract

    Mitie’s Care & Custody business has been awarded a three-year contract, by the Nottinghamshire Police. Mitie will provide medical support services across two custody suites in the county.

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    Mitie Group PLC  - 29.03.2018, 09:54

    Excellence in Roofing Health and Safety

    Mitie has been awarded the Gold standard at this year’s Safety in Roofing Awards. Run by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), this is the seventh year in a row that Mitie has been awarded Gold by the UK’s largest roofing trade association.

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    Magenta Associates  - 20.03.2018, 09:14

    Former i-FM Editor Joins Magenta Associates

    Magenta Associates has appointed Simon Iatrou as its new content manager.

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    Interduct UK  - 19.03.2018, 15:19

    New Accessibility Service

    Northamptonshire-based kitchen ventilation and duct cleaning specialist Interduct UK is adding accessibility to its services offering. The organisation is also welcoming new project manager, Milan Crooks.

  •  (photo: Ian Williams Ltd)
    Ian Williams Limited  - 19.03.2018, 14:51

    Celebrating UK National Apprenticeship Week

    To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week 2018, leading property services specialist Ian Williams held its second Qualification Celebration Lunch at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium. The event which was attended by 32 people, celebrated the company’s apprentice, trainee and staff achievers and recognised the vital contribution they make to the business. Ian Williams is committed to direct delivery of its services and has pledged that 10% of its trade workforce will be made up of apprentices. This programme is managed by the Ian Williams Academy which delivered over 4,000 days of training and personal development in 2017.

  • Photography by Nancy Kuehn. (photo: Nancy Kuehn)
    News Editor  - 19.03.2018, 14:38

    Ecolab Posts Strong Sales Growth

    Ecolab has published its annual report for fiscal year 2017, revealing sales growth of 5 per cent and adjusted (diluted) earnings per share of 7 per cent.

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    Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)  - 19.03.2018, 09:21

    Speak up During National Conversation Week

    Today's the start of ‘National Conversation Week’ in the United Kingdom, which aims to promote better engagement and interaction between people.

  •  (photo: Financial Reporting Council)
    Carillion PLC  - 19.03.2018, 07:21

    FRC Investigates Carillion Financial Statements

    The UK's Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has commenced an investigation into the conduct of Mr Richard Adam and Mr Zafar Khan, former Group Finance Directors of Carillion plc and members of the ICAEW, in relation to the preparation and approval of the financial statements of Carillion plc for the years ended 31 December 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the six months ended 30 June 2017, and the preparation and reporting of other financial information during the period 2014-2017 .

  • HRH, The Princess Royal, presenting Jacquie Smart with her Butler Trust Awards certificate. (photo: Mitie Care & Custody)
    Mitie Group PLC  - 16.03.2018, 16:20

    Mitie Employees Recognised for Outstanding Service

    Mitie Care & Custody employees Dorothy Coomber and Jackie Smart have received Butler Trust Awards from HRH, The Princess Royal, at a ceremony yesterday at St James' Palace.

  •  (photo: Waterscan)
    Waterscan Limited  - 16.03.2018, 11:18

    Taking the Water Sector by Storm

    Waterscan is delighted to unveil Intellistorm® - the future of water reuse and flood resilience.

  • Full house: more than 160,000 supporters are expected to visit Twickenham for the championships. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    Compass Group PLC  - 16.03.2018, 10:55

    Catering for The Six Nations' Return to Twickenham

    As Levy UK and Twickenham Stadium prepare to welcome the final NatWest Six Nations match this weekend, England face Ireland at the home of England Rugby, where more than 80,000 fans will be catered for in one of the country’s biggest catering operations in UK sport.

  • Michigan State University research center. (photo: Michegan State University (MSU))
    Aircuity Inc  - 16.03.2018, 14:03

    Michigan State University Migrates to Next-Generation Ventilation Platform

    Aircuity has migrated systems at Michigan State University from its original airside solution platform to the next-generation Aircuity 2.0. To date two of the nine systems installed on campus have been migrated with the remaining seven scheduled to be completed. MSU has already used the next generation web app for insight into the operation of their labs.

  • Ian Williams' board of directors. (photo: )
    Ian Williams Limited  - 15.03.2018, 14:15

    Ian Williams 2017 Full-Year Results

    Ian Williams, one of the UK’s largest property services companies within the education, commercial and housing sectors, announces good full-year results to 5 November 2017.

  •  (photo: Pxhere)
    Proxyclick SA/NV  - 15.03.2018, 13:36

    Free GDPR Workshop

    Get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the latest in Proxyclick’s educational workshop series next week (Thursday March 22nd, 4pm GMT).

  •  (photo: AkzoNobel Global)
    AkzoNobel Global  - 15.03.2018, 11:20

    The Story of a Remarkable Year

    AkzoNobel’s integrated Report 2017 is now available online. Featuring interactive content, infographics and videos, the dedicated site includes the company’s financial results and business highlights from 2017.

  • Scaling new heights: The Abraxas team's charity fundraising initiative will begin with a 240ft abseil. (photo: Abraxas Catering)
    Abraxas Catering  - 15.03.2018, 10:56

    Commemorating 20 Years

    Abraxas Catering are pleased to announce they will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in business with charity events to support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC).

  • Photograph by Gregor Rom. (photo: Gregor Rom)
    News Editor  - 15.03.2018, 09:26

    Serco and Saudi Medical Group Expand IFM Partnership

    Serco and Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group have agreed to ‘expand and develop' their Serco Saudi Services integrated facilities management joint-venture (JV) which was established in 2013.

  • Reem Central Park - Al Reem Island. Developer: Aldar properties. Est. Completion Date: Q4, 2019. (photo: dmg events)
    dmg events  - 15.03.2018, 08:58

    World's Largest Theme Park Nearing Completion

    Dubai is no stranger to world records. The world’s tallest building (the 828 m Burj Khalifa), the world’s largest indoor theme park (the IMG Worlds of Adventure, as big as 28 football fields), and the world’s biggest shopping mall (the Dubai Mall, with over 1,200 shops), are just some of the landmarks that elevated the Arabian city to a leading tourist destination, with over 15 million visitors in 2017.

  •  (photo: Interserve plc)
    Interserve PLC  - 15.03.2018, 02:09

    OHSAS 18001 Accreditation for Interserve

    Interserve is among one of the first ten UK and worldwide companies to have been independently assessed by BSI and achieve conformity to ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety.

  • Anaheim Angels vs Boston Red Sox at Angels Stadium. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
    Aramark Corporation  - 15.03.2018, 01:50

    Out of the Park

    Aramark has spent the off-season reviewing consumer insights and exploring local food trends, to identify the foods and flavors Major League Baseball fans are craving.

  • VSG's managerial team at The OSPAs. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    Compass Group PLC  - 15.03.2018, 01:37

    Outstanding Contract Security Company of the Year

    Compass Group subsidiary VSG has been named ‘Outstanding Contract Security Company of the Year’ at the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) ceremony held in the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.

  • Image courtesy of Andrew Weber. (photo: Andrew Weber)
    Association of Noise Consultants (ANC)  - 15.03.2018, 01:19

    Acoustic Awards Programme

    The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) in the United Kingdom is expanding the number of categories for its acclaimed awards programme from four to seven in 2018.

  • (Photograph by BJP Photography). (photo: BJP Photography Ltd)
    Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM)  - 14.03.2018, 11:52

    Success at UK Government Global Security Event

    Integrated Security Management (ISM) has hailed the success of Security and Policing 2018, the official UK Government global security event held in March, reporting positive interest in its latest Integrated Security Management System (ISMS) – a technology that takes Physical Information Management (PSIM) technology to another level.

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    Vacherin Limited  - 13.03.2018, 15:53

    Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018

    This week marks Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018 in the United Kingdom - an awareness campaign which aims to bring attention to the importance and necessity of keeping hydrated and well-nourished.

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    Emcor Group Inc.  - 13.03.2018, 15:36

    OHS First for Emcor UK

    EMCOR UK has become one of the first companies in the world to receive ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety certification, following an independent assessment by business improvement company BSI.

  • (Photograph courtesy of Burst). (photo: Burst.)
    Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)  - 13.03.2018, 15:22

    World Sleep Day

    Friday, 16th March 2018, marks World Sleep Day, an annual celebration of sleep and call to action on important sleep issues organised by the World Sleep Society.

  •  (photo: Sodexo S.A.)
    Sodexo S.A.  - 12.03.2018, 14:12

    Group Executive Committee Changes

    Sodexo has announced two changes within its Group Executive Committee.

  • The now even better Harmonys product range. (photo: Bodet Ltd)
    Bodet Ltd  - 12.03.2018, 13:52

    Upgrade to Industry Leading IP/POE Lockdown Alert, Bell & PA System

    Following positive feedback from customers, Bodet has dramatically extended the range of features and benefits available for Harmonys - the lockdown alert, bell and PA system that takes its power and transmits data over an existing IP/POE network, minimising cabling so installation is quick and easy.

  •  (photo: dmg events)
    dmg events  - 12.03.2018, 13:17

    Success Lies in the Finer Details

    Dubai Media Office has released a stunning video update on Expo 2020 Dubai, putting Middle East mega-builds back in the spotlight. The video, available on twitter, shows development of the centrepiece Al Wasl Plaza, the Sustainability and Mobility pavilions, and the Dubai Metro expansion.

  •  (photo: Vega Global/Vega Europe)
    VEGA Global  - 12.03.2018, 13:35

    Listen with Your Eyes

    Vega Europe are pleased to announce the recent addition of an "Acoustic Treatment and Furnishings" division.

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    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 09.03.2018, 16:20

    Switch to Energy-efficient Street Lighting

    Upgrading street lighting to more efficient LED technology can offer huge benefits, lower energy costs, controllability, improved landscape aesthetics and reduced light pollution, and enhanced safety for pedestrians and motorists. Yet only around 1 in 5 of the street lights in the UK is currently LED.

  • The new demonstration facility at Woburn Place, near London's Euston Station. (photo: Eyevis UK)
    eyevis UK  - 09.03.2018, 15:04

    London Demo Venue

    Control room video wall and audio visual company eyevis UK has opened a new London demonstration venue to cope with increased demand for its technology.

  •  (photo: Optex Europe)
    OPTEX Europe  - 09.03.2018, 09:34

    Intertraffic Launch for ViiK Sensors

    OPTEX has announced the EMEA launch of a new series of easy-to-install vehicle sensors at Intertraffic–the world’s leading traffic solutions event, in Amsterdam from 20th to 23rd March.

  • (Photography by CLS Graphics). (photo: clsgraphics)
    News Editor  - 08.03.2018, 17:32

    Showcasing Female Leadership

    London-based property insurance repairs specialist Sarrani is attributing its success to being female-led, as it commemorates International Women’s Day.

  •  (photo: Association of Noise Consultants (ANC))
    Association of Noise Consultants (ANC)  - 07.03.2018, 11:11

    Contribute to The Acoustics, Ventilation and Overheating Guide

    ANC, the Association of Noise Consultants, has made a draft of its "Acoustics Ventilation and Overheating (AVO) Residential Design Guide" available for comment and further technical input.

  • Photography by Mirceau Iancu. (photo: Mirceau Iancu)
    Incentive FM Group  - 07.03.2018, 10:57

    SWC Gains IRATA Certification

    SWC, part of Incentive FM Group, has been recognised for its high standard of rope access working and been awarded Corporate membership of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA). The body aims to promote a high standard of working practices across the industry providing clients with peace of mind that they are receiving a professional service that fully complies with health and safety regulations.

  • Donor Wall panel. (photo: Michael Courtney Design )
    Michael Courtney Design  - 07.03.2018, 10:04

    Recognizing Advocacy and Action

    The College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University (APDesign) selected Seattle-based Michael Courtney Design (MCD) to design two recognition elements for the expansion of their home, Seaton Hall. The $75 million renovation project included 80,000 square feet of Seaton Hall and added 114,000 square feet of new construction. The building includes integrated design labs, collaborative spaces, new technology, consolidated fabrication capabilities and a 300-seat auditorium.

  • (L-R) Luca Tibaldini, UL, Steve Davies LIA CEO, Anton Borovy, LIA, Tariq Malik, LIA, Roberto Inclinati, UL, Steven Wong, UL. (photo: Lighting Industry Association (LIA))
    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 06.03.2018, 16:22

    Simplifying Luminaire Testing and Certification

    UK lighting industry trade body the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and the global safety science organisation, UL, have announced a new agreement aimed to establish a strong collaboration that will simplify the testing and certification services for UK lighting manufacturers wishing to achieve third party testing and approval.

  • Business people walking together in the city (photo: pexels-photo-429248)
    Sodexo S.A.  - 06.03.2018, 13:30

    Gender-Balanced Management Teams Perform Better

    Research by Sodexo reveals gender-balanced teams (with a male-to-female ratio of between 40 and 60 per cent), are more successful when measured by a range of management metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) - including operating margins, client satisfaction and employee retention.

  • ISM's IP Connect range. (photo: ISM UK Ltd)
    Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM)  - 06.03.2018, 11:44

    Launch of IP Connect Range

    Door entry and intercom system designer and manufacturer Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM) has announced a new portfolio of IP-based solutions.

  •  (photo: British Pest Control Association (BPCA))
    British Pest Control Association  - 05.03.2018, 16:35

    Extending Pest Control Services

    The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) will be signposting the FM industry to options for diversifying skillsets at a key national event.

  •  (photo: Allegion UK)
    Allegion Plc  - 05.03.2018, 11:32

    Senior UK Sales Appointment

    Allegion UK has appointed Philip Hamilton as business development manager of its UK business to strengthen Allegion’s new and existing business opportunities in the North.

  • Photograph courtesy of Alexander Dummer. (photo: Alexander Dummer)
    FM Editor  - 05.03.2018, 11:16

    UK National Apprenticeship Week

    Today, Monday 5th March, marks the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), an annual awareness event that highlights the importance of alternative routes into work.

  •  (photo: Electronics for Imaging, Inc. )
    Electronics For Imaging Inc  - 05.03.2018, 09:07

    EFI Strengthens Leadership Team

    Electronics For Imaging has announced three additions to its senior leadership team.

  • Kate Cook. (photo: Bartlett Mitchell)
    Bartlett Mitchell  - 01.03.2018, 23:18

    Appointment Strengthens Commitment to Healthy Eating

    Leading UK independent caterer Bartlett Mitchell has strengthened its commitment to nutrition and wellbeing with the appointment of Kate Cook.

  •  (photo: Incentive FM Group)
    Incentive FM Group  - 01.03.2018, 22:56

    New Group Finance Director

    Independent UK-based facilities management company Incentive FM Group has appointed Alan Terhoven to Group Finance Director.

  • Gen-Eye® USB video inspection system. (photo: General Wire Springs Company)
    General Wire Spring Company  - 01.03.2018, 22:36

    Gen-Eye® USB Video Inspection

    The new Gen-Eye® USB video inspection system from General Pipe Cleaners lets you record videos and photos on popular USB flash drives.

  • The Simpson Tower in Toronto. (photo: CINTEC North America)
    CINTEC North America  - 01.03.2018, 22:12

    Restoration of Toronto's Historic Simpson Tower

    CINTEC North America announces it recently helped restore the Simpson Tower, a famous Canadian landmark, and one of the tallest buildings in Toronto.

  • Janam XT100. (photo: Janam Tellecommunications LLC)
    Janam Technologies LLC  - 01.03.2018, 20:46

    Value-Driven Rugged Smartphone

    Janam Technologies LLC, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the launch of the XT100 rugged touch computer.

  •  (photo: Delta Security)
    Delta Security  - 01.03.2018, 11:39

    Protecting People and Robots

    CCTV and access control specialist Delta Security is helping to protect employees, delivery robots and intellectual property at a London-based transportation and logistics company with the installation of an integrated, Cloud-based security solution.

  • The Voyager SaaS platform will streamline Atlas Residential UK's build to rent portfolio management and reporting. (photo: Yardi)
    Atlas Residential  - 01.03.2018, 10:46

    Atlas Residential UK Appoints Yardi for Build to Rent Portfolio

    Build to rent owner-operator Atlas Residential UK has selected Yardi Voyager 7S® as its property, marketing and accounting management platform.

  •  (photo: Lorin Industries, Inc.)
    Lorin Industries Inc  - 01.03.2018, 09:43

    Superior Strength and Flexibility

    Lorin Industries has pioneered a new coil anodizing process that protect and strengthens aluminum/aluminium whilst improving its aesthetic properties.

  •  (photo: Rentokil Initial plc)
    News Editor  - 01.03.2018, 08:30

    Strong Growth from Rentokil Initial

    FTSE 100 business services group Rentokil Initial has announced revenue growth of 14.5 per cent and on-going operating profits of 14.8 per cent in preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2017.

  •  (photo: AkzoNobel Global)
    AkzoNobel Global  - 28.02.2018, 10:45

    Rotterdam Waste-to-Chemistry Facility

    A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam.

  • Image courtesy of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). (photo: United Nations Development Programme)
    ISS Facility Services  - 28.02.2018, 10:26

    ISS Corporate Responsibility Report

    ISS has published its 2017 Corporate Responsibility report which provides an overview of the facility services provider's impact on the lives of millions of people through its global operations.

  • Kasbah des Oudaias et Oued Bou Regreg (Rabat, Maroc). (photo: Pline (Commons Wikimedia))
    dmg events  - 28.02.2018, 09:56

    $49.8 Billion of Moroccan Construction

    The construction sector in Morocco is experiencing sharp growth on the back of government investments that seek to meet the needs of a rising population, according to the "Morocco Construction Market Outlook” report.

  • SEAFUEL project team. (photo: Logan Energy)
    Logan Energy  - 27.02.2018, 19:24

    European Hydrogen Project

    From the dockside of Methil to the seaside of Tenerife – a revolutionary hydrogen project is set to change the way island nations are fuelled.

  • CyberCool 2 series
    STULZ Klimatechnik GmbH  - 27.02.2018, 11:42

    Climate-friendly CyberCool 2 'ze chillers'

    STULZ has expanded its product portfolio by introducing additional “ze chillers” to the CyberCool 2 series.

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    Mitie Group PLC  - 27.02.2018, 11:17

    Mitie Mobilises App to Combat UK Cold Weather Snap

    With Siberian winds sweeping in from the East, snow falling across the country, and predicted temperatures feeling like -15 degrees, Mitie's winter maintenance team is geared up for action in a bid to keep Britain moving and protect the public from slips, trips and falls on icy grounds.

  • Welcoming apprentices: Halsmere Studios in London. (photo: Collegiate AC)
    Collegiate AC  - 27.02.2018, 10:42

    Opening the Doors to Apprentices

    Although claims by the chairman of the House of Commons' Education Select Committee that many graduates receive ‘paltry returns’ from conventional university degrees have sparked a debate about the need for radical change to address students and employer needs, much is being done to support degree apprenticeships.

  • (© Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH) (photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH)
    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 27.02.2018, 10:17

    Shining Bright

    After its success in 2016 the LIA Lighting Pavilion returns bigger and better to Light+Building (18 - 23 March 2018, Frankfurt), the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology.

  • Photograph courtesy of Aero Icanis. (photo: Aero Icanis.)
    Siemens AG  - 26.02.2018, 23:43

    Improving Safety at LaGuardia International Airport

    A major redevelopment and construction project is designed to completely modernise New York’s LaGuardia Airport into a world-class transportation hub that will better serve the tens of millions of passengers that use the airport each year.

  •  (photo: hfx Ltd)
    hfx Ltd  - 26.02.2018, 12:55

    Driving Productivity in FM

    hfx and Autotime Solutions have joined forces to launch EveryOneCloud, a cloud-based Attendance and Location Management portal which provides Facilities Management contractors with the convenience to track their workforce in real-time.

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    Russell Richardson  - 26.02.2018, 12:34

    Businesses Failing to Destroy Sensitive Documents

    Almost a third of UK businesses are failing to destroy sensitive data despite the imminent introduction of strict data security legislation, according to a recent survey.

  •  (photo: ISS A/S)
    ISS Facility Services  - 26.02.2018, 12:07

    Disposal of UK Landscaping Business

    ISS UK has successfully exchanged contracts to sell its Landscaping Business to Tivoli Group Limited, a company backed by Sullivan Street Partners. The divestment is in line with ISS’ overall strategy and will see the transfer of around 1,100 operational staff and support functions to Sullivan Street Partners.

  • 'Meticulously planned' construction: care is being taken to minimise disruption from installation works. (photo: Keele University)
    Vital Energi  - 26.02.2018, 11:52

    Keele University Contract

    Vital Energi have been successful in their bid to expand Keele University’s current Horwood energy centre, and install an additional district heating network to connect the new Central Science Laboratories (CSL) building.

  •  (photo: APEX, Vega Global)
    VEGA Global  - 23.02.2018, 12:47

    AV Provider of Excellence

    Vega Global has received AVIXA "AV Provider of Excellence" recognition for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Kevin McCarthy and Frank Casey of ResourceKraft proudly accept the 2018 Green Technology Award. (photo: ResourceKraft)
    ResourceKraft Ltd  - 23.02.2018, 12:02

    Green Ireland Technology Award

    ResourceKraft has been named winner of The Green Technology Award at The 2018 Green Ireland Awards. The Awards, now in their tenth year, honour key innovators and leaders in best green practice within the Republic.

  • Restroom. (photo: Signbox Ltd)
    Signbox Ltd  - 23.02.2018, 11:33

    Wayfinding and Signage Installations

    Signbox has provided innovative wayfinding and external illuminated signage solutions for the five-storey Charter Building in Uxbridge.

  • Bartlett Mitchell is creating a pipeline of talent to support future growth. (photo: Bartlett Mitchell)
    Bartlett Mitchell  - 23.02.2018, 10:40

    PEAR Talent Scheme

    Bartlett Mitchell today launched a new people development scheme aimed at nurturing talent, supporting succession planning and attracting new stars to the business.

  • Chartwell teams at Will Perrin Court Elm Park Kitchen Social Club. (photo: Compass Group)
    Compass Group PLC  - 22.02.2018, 10:20

    Supporting Hungry London Children

    Social mobility charity, Mayor’s Fund for London is pleased to announce a new partnership with Chartwells, specialist provider of catering to the education sector, to support the Fund’s Kitchen Social programme.

  •  (photo: Kentec Electronics)
    Kentec Electronics  - 20.02.2018, 11:48

    In the Spotlight at SICUR 2018

    Life safety system specialists Kentec Electronics’ Taktis Fire fire alarm control range is taking centre-stage at the SICUR 2018 International Security Safety & Fire Exhibition at Feria de Madrid.

  •  (photo: Cambridge Maintenance Services)
    Cambridge Maintenance Services  - 20.02.2018, 11:26

    First FM Company to Use Pioneering Monitoring Technology

    Cambridge Maintenance Services (CMS) has become the first company in its industry to provide its clients with innovative cloud-based monitoring solutions using Watchman Monitoring technology.

  •  (photo: Vantage Space)
    Vantage Space  - 20.02.2018, 10:44

    Visualizing Workplace Utilization Data

    Vantage Space is prototyping an augmented reality analysis platform for workplace utilization and occupancy studies. Augmented Reality is the overlaying of digital images onto a real world view in real time through a camera of an electronic device.

  • Photograph courtesy of ODI Design. (photo: ODI)
    Servest Group  - 19.02.2018, 12:07

    Acquisition of Aktrion Group

    Servest has acquired the Aktrion Group, a specialist in the provision of bespoke manufacturing support services, to further its growth and diversification strategy. The acquisition now sees the Group’s annual turnover increase to in excess of £1 billion globally.

  • SLENTITE®:
    BASF SE  - 16.02.2018, 10:09

    2018 German Design Award

    SLENTITE®, the high-performance insulating material from BASF based on PU aerogel, has received the 2018 German Design Award ("Building and Elements" category) from the Design Council for excellent design.

  • Photograph courtesy of Scottish Canals. (photo: Scottish Canals)
    Servest Group  - 15.02.2018, 15:15

    Scottish Canals Contract for Servest

    Servest has won a building services contract from Scottish Canals following a competitive tender. Scottish Canals is the public corporation of the Scottish Government responsible for managing the country's inland waterways.

  •  (photo: CBRE Group)
    CBRE Group  - 15.02.2018, 11:56

    CBRE Makes Senior Appointments

    CBRE Group has announced that Jack Durburg, Danny Queenan and Martin Samworth have been named Group Presidents.

  •  (photo: Carillion Group plc)
    Serco Group Plc  - 15.02.2018, 00:10

    Update on Health FM Acquisition

    Further to the announcement on 13 December 2017, Serco Group plc has provided an update on its planned acquisition of a portfolio of selected UK health facilities management contracts from certain subsidiaries of Carillion plc.

  • Cheshire West and Chester Delamere Street car park. (photo: WPS Parking Systems BV)
    WPS Parking Systems BV  - 14.02.2018, 12:44

    Intelligent Parking Award Nomination

    Cheshire West and Chester Council’s new concessionary parking system which was designed and installed by WPS, has been nominated for the "Intelligent Parking Award" at the British Parking Awards.

  • Photography by Umezo Kamata. (photo: Umezo Kamata.)
    Proxyclick SA/NV  - 14.02.2018, 16:56

    Paper Logbooks and EU GDPR Compliance

    Visitor management specialist Proxyclick is urging organisations to consider digital alternatives to visitor books, in light of The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25 May.

  •  (photo: British Pest Control Association (BPCA))
    British Pest Control Association  - 13.02.2018, 20:53

    Poison-resistant Rats Spark Trade Body Warning

    The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is highlighting the importance of expert pest control after a report revealed a new generation of rats carrying a genetic mutation which makes them resistant to conventional poison.

  • Legionella awareness training seminar. (photo: SOCOTEC Group)
    The SOCOTEC Group  - 13.02.2018, 16:10

    Legionella Training Achieves UK City & Guilds Accreditation

    SOCOTEC (formerly ESG) has recently been accredited by City & Guilds for Legionella training.

  • Getting the job done: Interserve will keep planes on schedule and ensure they are in flawless condition. (photo: Interserve Group Plc)
    Interserve PLC  - 13.02.2018, 10:57

    Groundforce Spanish Airports Contract for Interserve

    International support services and construction group, Interserve, has won a facilities services contract worth over £10 million with Globalia’s handling division – Groundforce - to provide aircraft cleaning services for planes across multiple airports in Spain.

  •  (photo: ISS A/S)
    ISS Facility Services  - 13.02.2018, 09:01

    Best German Service Provider for Mid-Sized Companies

    ISS Germany has been recognised as “Best Service Provider for Medium-Sized Companies 2018” within the property and facility services sector by WirtschaftsWoche magazine for the second year running.

  • Supported by the industry's biggest brands: The Lighting Industry Academy. (photo: Lighting Industry Association/Luxonic)
    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 12.02.2018, 16:23

    Luxonic Becomes Lighting Industry Academy Ambassador

    For over 30 years, Luxonic’s passion for developing and manufacturing energy efficient equipment has seen the company deliver a portfolio of lighting products to some of the world’s most innovative businesses - and earn its accolade as one of the UK’s foremost designers of lighting solutions.

  • Now helping even more end-users: the PACOM 8003 intelligent control panel. (photo: Stanley Product & Technology)
    STANLEY Product and Technology  - 12.02.2018, 13:21

    PACOM 8003 Achieves BS8243 PD662-2017 Compliance

    PACOM Systems, part of leading provider of security and access control solutions STANLEY Product & Technology, has announced its PACOM 8003 intelligent security control panel has achieved BS8243 PD662-2017 approval.

  • New lighting installation at Cardiff Airport. (photo: Salisbury Group)
    Salisbury Group  - 12.02.2018, 12:41

    Transforming Lighting at Cardiff Airport

    Salisbury Group has completed a landmark contract with Cardiff Airport to transform its energy usage.

  • The Odyssey Complex in Belfast (Photograph courtesy of William Murphy). (photo: William Murphy)
    Axis Communications  - 12.02.2018, 10:54

    Securing the Future

    The Odyssey Complex, a premier entertainment venue in Belfast that plays host to many of the city’s high-profile concerts, exhibitions and sporting events, has installed a future-proofed IP security solution that ensures its 1,000,000 visitors each year can enjoy the facilities in a safe and secure environment.

  • Gareth Fanning (left) and Stephen Connolly (right). (photo: Mitie Group)
    Mitie Group PLC  - 12.02.2018, 10:24

    Senior Hires for Mitie Ireland

    Mitie Ireland today announces that it has appointed Gareth Fanning as Business Development Director and Stephen Connolly as People Director. These appointments further bolster the breadth of experience in Mitie’s Executive Team in Ireland.

  • Mitie's new Group Head of Corporate Real Estate, Andrew Smart. (photo: Mitie Group)
    Mitie Group PLC  - 09.02.2018, 12:23

    Mitie Appoints Group Head of Corporate Real Estate

    Mitie Group has appointed Andrew Smart as Group Head of Corporate Real Estate. Andrew will be a member of the senior leadership team in the Professional Services and Connected Workspace division.

  •  (photo: Klaxit)
    Sodexo S.A.  - 09.02.2018, 11:41

    Acquisition of Minority Stake in Klaxit

    Sodexo's strategic investment fund, Sodexo Ventures, has acquired a minority stake in Klaxit, a start-up pioneer in home-to-work carpooling.

  •  (photo: pexels-photo-208674)
    European Rental Association (ERA)  - 08.02.2018, 15:46

    The Millennial Mismatch and Workforce Imbalances

    A new, Europe-wide study supported by ERA, the European Rental Association, has unearthed a number of worrying trends the rental equipment industry must counter to attract and retain its future workforce.

  • Adam Kingl, Executive Director of Thought Leadership, Executive Education at The London Business School (LBS). (photo: London Business School)
    Speakers Corner  - 08.02.2018, 14:57

    Reconsidering the Workplace Dynamic

    Adam Kingl, Executive Director of Thought Leadership, Executive Education, for London Business School, recently joined Speakers Corner for the fifth and final instalment of their “In Conversation With…” video series, in which business leaders and creative minds share their experiences and give business advice.

  •  (photo: Thomas Telford/Institution of Civil Engineers)
    Thomas Telford/Institution of Civil Engineers  - 08.02.2018, 12:01

    On-the-go 'Digital Library' Access to NEC4’s Contracts Suites

    NEC4 users can now access the full suite of contracts anywhere and anytime from any computer or mobile device, following the pioneering launch of the NEC ‘Digital Library’ platform this week.

  • Wakefield BID Ambassadors with PCSO and BID Manager, Elizabeth Murphy. (photo: Wakefield BID)
    Wakefield BID  - 07.02.2018, 17:52

    Wakefield BID Appoints Business Ambassadors

    Wakefield Business Improvement District (BID) has hired two ambassadors as part of its commitment to make the city in Northern England a better place to do business.

  • First of its kind: the b2b event was well received by real estate industry representatives. (photo: UK Apartment Association (UKAA))
    Dominic Martin  - 07.02.2018, 16:35

    Inaugural UKAA Trade Show Expo

    Dominic Martin, Operations Director at Atlas Residential and Chair of the UK Apartment Association (UKAA)'s Policy Committee, shares his thoughts on the association's first Trade Show Expo which took place yesterday on 6 February.

  • Photography by Kong Ruksiam. (photo: Kong Ruksiam)
    Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM)  - 07.02.2018, 13:47

    Enterprise ISMS Technology Receives UK CPNI Approval

    Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM) has received formal notification from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) that its Genesys integrated security management system (ISMS) has met the CPNI standard for CAPSS.

  • The new app provides for the easy identification of  (and concentration of cleaning resources on) “grot spots”. (photo: Serco Group plc)
    Serco Group Plc  - 06.02.2018, 13:41

    Global Award for Serco Street Cleaner

    A Serco street-cleaning supervisor working on our environmental services contract with Hammersmith and Fulham Council has been recognised by the company with a global award after he developed an innovative app in his own spare time which helps to ensure cleaner streets for local residents.

  •  (photo: ServiceMaster Global)
    ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc  - 06.02.2018, 13:26

    ServiceMaster to Announce Q4 and Full-Year 2017 Results

    ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), today announced a plan to release its unaudited fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 financial results after 6 a.m. central time (7 a.m. eastern time) on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

  • The  survey-based LeesmanIndex facilitates workplace performance benchmarking. (photo: pexels-workplace-coworking)
    Emcor Group Inc.  - 06.02.2018, 12:19

    Sector First for EMCOR UK

    EMCOR UK announces it has recently become the facilities management sector's first Leesman® consulting partner and will offer clients the Leesman standardised benchmarking survey for assessing how the entire workplace experience is supporting occupants.

  • Photograph courtesy of WDnet Agency. (photo: WDnet Agency)
    RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)  - 06.02.2018, 09:35

    Ombudsman Services Withdraws ADR

    Ombudsman Services has announced it will no longer be offering alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in the UK, with regard to building surveyors, managing agents, estate agents and letting agents, and their services, from 6 August 2018.

  •  (photo: Ian Williams Limited)
    Ian Williams Limited  - 05.02.2018, 17:00

    UK National Housing Maintenance Forum Apprenticeship Award

    Ian Williams was delighted to be announced the winner of the National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) Best Apprentice Scheme in their 2018 awards which highlight ingenuity and success within the housing sector.

  •  (photo: RobecoSAM)
    Sodexo S.A.  - 05.02.2018, 14:21

    11th Consecutive RobecoSAM Award for Sodexo

    Sodexo has received the prestigious RobecoSAM “Sustainability Yearbook” award for the eleventh year in a row.

  •  (photo: The Lighting Industry Academy)
    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 05.02.2018, 13:51

    Right Light, Right Place, Right Time

    Need help getting your energy saving lighting installation off the ground?

  • Cardinia Real Estate UK Ltd Bankside (photo: Signbox Ltd)
    Signbox Ltd  - 05.02.2018, 13:29

    Bringing Life and Character to the Southbank

    Signbox has printed and installed 39 graphic artworks at new Cardinia Real Estate UK properties in London. Previously home to RBS, the two adjacent buildings on the Southbank now house a leading marketing communications firm and needed an injection of colour and character to reflect the ethos of the new occupants.

  • The Suffragette that Knew Jiu-Jitsu. The Arrest. By Arthur Wallis Mills, originally published in 1910 in Punch and The Wanganui Chronicle. (photo: Punch)
    Bartlett Mitchell  - 05.02.2018, 12:51

    "Women Who Inspire" Awards

    Bartlett Mitchell has launched the ‘Women Who Inspire’ awards to commemorate the centenary of female enfranchisement in the United Kingdom.

  •  (photo: Thames Valley Awards)
    Active Workplace Services  - 05.02.2018, 12:01

    Thames Valley SME of the Year

    Workplace specialists and relocation firm, Active, has been awarded ‘SME of the Year’ at the prestigious Thames Valley Business and Community Awards.

  • Simon Alderson brings a wealth of security industry experience, and will oversee First Response Group's rebrand. (photo: Russ Witherington 2012)
    First Response Group  - 05.02.2018, 10:59

    New CEO for UK Security Company

    First Response Group (FRG) has announced the appointment of Simon Alderson as its CEO. Simon will implement the multiservice and security provider's partnership business plan and rebrand the group to "FRG".

  •  (photo: e-builder)
    Trimble Inc  - 02.02.2018, 20:54

    $500 Million Acquisition Enhances Trimble's Construction Management Platform

    Trimble announced today it has acquired privately-held e-Builder, a leading SaaS-based construction program management solution for capital program owners and program management firms. e-Builder extends Trimble's ability to accelerate industry transformation by providing an integrated project delivery solution for owners, program managers and contractors across the design, construct and operate lifecycle.

  • Photography by Achilles Demircan. (photo: Achilles Demircan)
    Dale Office Interiors  - 02.02.2018, 16:48

    Colour Zones Key to Workplace Performance

    Using specific colours in discrete ‘zones’ around the workplace can increase productivity, according to top colour psychologists and design consultants interviewed by office fit-out specialist Dale Office Interiors who said choosing the right shades should be a key part of any business’s design strategy.

  • The Midea/FG Europe team at HVACR 2018. (photo: Midea/FG Europe )
    Midea Group ,  FG Europe  - 02.02.2018, 15:51

    Midea and FG Europe at HVACR 2018

    Midea and FG Europe kicked off 2018 with a 100sq. m. stand at The HVACR Show in ExCeL London, where they met more than 1,600 customers.

  •  (photo: Qatar Metal Industries (QMI))
    Allegion Plc  - 01.02.2018, 15:48

    Allegion Completes QMI Acquisition

    Allegion has finalised the previously announced acquisition of leading middle east commercial door frame manufacturer QMI, through one of its subsidiaries.

  •  (photo: Giraldi Associati Architetti)
    Giraldi Associates Architects (GAA)  - 01.02.2018, 15:27

    GAA Appoints David Rosola CEO of Berlin Practice

    Davide Rosola has been announced managing director of Giraldi Associates Architects (GAA) Berlin GmbH.

  •  (photo: Electronics for Imaging, Inc. )
    Electronics For Imaging Inc  - 01.02.2018, 14:52

    EFI Announces Record Q4 Revenues

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.

  •  (photo:  Signal Architecture + Research)
    Signal Architecture + Research PLLC  - 01.02.2018, 14:35

    Celebrating a Decade

    2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the expansion of Icicle Creek Center for the Arts and the breath-taking Canyon Wren Recital Hall—a redevelopment project that transformed the site into a Pacific Northwest (PNW) destination in western North America for musicians, artists and students.

  • Treating food with respect: Bryn Williams. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    Compass Group PLC  - 31.01.2018, 18:44

    Bryn Williams at Somerset House

    Celebrated Welsh chef Bryn Williams is set to open his first London restaurant in a decade within renowned arts and cultural centre, Somerset House.

  •  (photo: Mackwell Lighting)
    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 30.01.2018, 12:50

    Mackwell Becomes Lighting Industry Academy Ambassador

    Mackwell has cemented its established relationship as sponsor of the LIA's annual Mackwell Student of the Year Awards for the LIA Certificate Course, by becoming a Lighting Industry Academy Ambassador.

  •  (photo: Vega Global)
    VEGA Global  - 30.01.2018, 12:34

    Accelerating Vega Global's Expansion

    Vega Global have launched several strategic initiatives to expand and accelerate their international business. These include updates to their platform to improve global business operations, service offerings, and the expansion of its global sales force.

  • Computer-generated image of The Oldway Centre in Orchard Street, Swansea which is currently under development with a 2019 completion date.  (photo: Sam)
    Oldway Swansea  - 29.01.2018, 16:49

    FM Operator Sought for Largest Student Development in Swansea

    Developers Oldway Swansea are inviting expressions of interest from experienced facilities management operators to manage a 556-unit student accommodation development scheduled to open in time for the 2019 academic year.

  • The Optitex 3D Design Illustrator plug-in in use.  (photo: Electronics for Imaging, Inc. )
    Electronics For Imaging Inc  - 29.01.2018, 15:36

    EFI Launches 3D Garments Design Illustrator

    EFI Optitex has launched the 3D Design Illustrator, a plug-in tool allowing designers the freedom to validate and customize 3D garments in Adobe® Illustrator®. The new 3D Design Illustrator was announced at the 19th annual EFI Connect users’ conference in Las Vegas.

  •  (photo: IFSEC)
    OPTEX Europe  - 29.01.2018, 15:43

    OPTEX to Introduce Iberia Team at Sicur 2018

    Sensor manufacturer OPTEX will be demonstrating its product portfolio at Sicur for the first time at stand no. 10C02 from 20th-23rd February, - and introducing its newly created Iberia team.

  •  (photo: Aggregate Industries)
    Cameron Forecourt  - 29.01.2018, 14:57

    Fuelling House Building

    Aggregate Industries, a leading player in the UK construction and infrastructure industries, found what it was looking for on the internet to supply the Bardon Hill quarry with the fuel improvements it needed.

  • SAFPRO sales director, Roy Jones. (photo: SAFPRO)
    Safpro Industrial Supply Co  - 26.01.2018, 14:01

    Workwear and PPE Contract

    SAFPRO has secured a contract to supply workwear and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the plant equipment hire Speedy Hire's entire UK workforce of more than 4,000 employees.

  •  (photo: General Pipe Cleaners/General Wire Springs Company)
    General Wire Spring Company  - 25.01.2018, 18:33

    Stop Seasonal Basement Flooding

    Rough winters can mean excessive ice jams, snow melt and rain. Prevent basement flooding and messy floors...with the Flood-Guard™ from General Pipe Cleaners!

  • @ThorpeParkLeeds (photo: Thorpe Park Leeds)
    Scarborough Group International  - 25.01.2018, 18:07

    Walk Friendly Accreditation

    Thorpe Park Leeds has become the first business park in West Yorkshire to achieve an official ‘Walk Friendly Workplace’ accreditation. It was presented through CityConnect Walking, a joint initiative with UK Charity Living Streets which supports improvements to sustainable and active travel on behalf of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

  • The University of Warwick has installed Mersive Solstice pods in a variety of learning and conference spaces to enable wireless content sharing. (photo: Mersive Technologies, Inc.)
    Mersive Technologies Inc  - 25.01.2018, 17:32

    Warwick Quadruples Mersive Solstice Installation

    Mersive Technologies announces that the University of Warwick in England has expanded its deployment of Solstice Pods to over 90 units, in its Oculus Building and in a variety of learning and conference spaces across the campus.

  • Victoria Square: Belfast's biggest shopping centre. (photo: Victoria Square)
    ABM Industries Inc  - 25.01.2018, 13:39

    ABM Awarded Prestigious Belfast Shopping Centre Contract

    ABM today announced a contract win with Belfast's largest shopping centre, Victoria Square.

  • 3M Privacy Filter for Widescreen Laptop. (photo: The 3M Company)
    The 3M Company  - 25.01.2018, 13:39

    Are You Ready for Data Privacy Day?

    3M shares advice with organisations in the United Kingdom on how to make printed or on-screen information less visible to onlookers, ahead of Data Privacy Day on Sunday 28 January (which will also be known as "Data Protection Day" in Europe).

  •  (photo: pexels-photo-356056)
    CMD Ltd  - 25.01.2018, 13:38

    Jeopardising Workplace Safety

    Employees are unwittingly undermining workplace safety by using ‘untested’ electrical devices.

  •  (photo: Cleardata Group)
    Cleardata Group  - 24.01.2018, 11:50

    Two-thirds of UK Businesses Hoard Paperwork

    UK businesses could be putting themselves at risk of document loss due to the mismanagement of vital business paperwork, with many lacking any document management strategy and leaving themselves open to serious threats including GDPR fines.

  •  (photo: Ameripride Inc)
    Aramark Corporation  - 23.01.2018, 22:53

    US$1.0 Billion AmeriPride Services Acquisition

    Aramark has completed the acquisition of AmeriPride Services Inc.

  • AHR Expo 2018, Chicago, runs from 22-24 January. Visit Intellihot at booth #3149. (photo: AHR Expo 2018)
    Intellihot Green Technologies Inc  - 23.01.2018, 22:27

    Launch of World's Largest Ondemand Tankless Water Heater

    Intellihot Inc., have launched the iQ3001 (the largest and most powerful on-demand tankless water heater in the world) at AHR Expo 2018 in Chicago.

  •  (photo: wikimedia commons)
    Aeromark Optimatics  - 23.01.2018, 11:24

    A Million Automated Landlord Gas Safety Records

    Aeromark has announced that over a million Landlord Gas Safety Records (LGSR) have been automatically created using it’s mobile app.

  • (Photography: PurchY0). (photo: PurchY0)
    Capita PLC  - 23.01.2018, 10:39

    Transforming Teaching & Learning

    Capita Managed IT Solutions and C2k have announced the opening of the fourth Northern Ireland annual ICT Excellence Awards.

  •  (photo: ISS A/S)
    ISS Facility Services  - 23.01.2018, 10:14

    ISS Makes Group Executive Changes

    ISS has today announced changes to its group structure and executive management board which will become effective on 1 March 2018.

  • Photograph by Sebastiaan ter Burg. (photo: Sebastiaan ter Burg )
    Savills PLC  - 22.01.2018, 12:43

    Utrecht Opening for Savills

    Savills has today announced that it will be opening a second Dutch office, in Utrecht, to support the rapid growth of the business in this region as the Netherlands consolidates its position as one of Europe’s most popular real estate markets.

  • Photograph courtesy of Ananya Jain. (photo: Ananya Jain)
    Skyco Skylights Inc.  - 19.01.2018, 17:31

    Working with Footcandles

    Although the Footcandle is the most common unit of measurement used by lighting professionals in the United States, The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) makes specific recommendations for different building application which are summarised by Skyco Skylights.

  •  (photo: SSiFM)
    SSiFM Ltd  - 19.01.2018, 13:22

    Seeking Specialist Agents

    UK-based Total Facilities Management (TFM) company SSiFM are excited to announce the launch of their latest project, Conforta, which aims to grow the company’s resource pool within the West Midlands by encouraging businesses across a wide variety of trading services to partner as specialist agents.

  • Allegion's new End User Solution Strategy Manager, James Keith. (photo: Allegion UK)
    Allegion Plc  - 19.01.2018, 11:14

    Appointment of End User Solution Strategy Manager

    Allegion has appointed James Keith as end user solution strategy manager for its UK business to strengthen its profile with architects and end users.

  • Generators at Ener-G's production plant in Salford. (Photograph by Mark Waugh). (photo: Mark Waugh)
    Centrica PLC  - 18.01.2018, 15:03

    Major Milestone for Centrica Business Solutions

    Centrica Business Solutions has started production of its 3,000th ENER-G combined heat and power (CHP) unit.

  • Photography by Jabbi. (photo: Jabbi)
    ISS Facility Services  - 18.01.2018, 10:37

    5-Year Food & Beverages IFM Contract

    ISS has entered into a five-year partnership with a large international production company in the food & beverage segment. The partnership covers Integrated Facility Services at offices, warehouses and production facilities in 20 countries across Europe.

  • 3M Privacy Filter for iPad Air 12 (©  The 3M Company). (photo: The 3M Company)
    The 3M Company  - 17.01.2018, 13:26

    Results of Public Spaces Survey

    3M has announced the results of its Public Spaces Survey, underlining concerns and risks around mobile working and ‘visual hacking’: in other words, being able to view sensitive or confidential data on someone’s laptop, tablet or phone.

  •  (photo: pexels-photo-567633)
    Hillarys Blinds  - 17.01.2018, 11:56

    Haggling Over House Prices

    A survey has revealed that first-time buyers in the North East of England and Wales knock the biggest values from the asking prices of their properties, whilst those in London and Scotland are more likely to pay the asking price or higher.

  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian hotel. (photo: Wikipedia)
    JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)  - 17.01.2018, 10:21

    Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Sale

    JLL and HVS Hodges Ward Elliott have jointly advised on the sale of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian to an offshore investor in the largest single asset hotel to trade in the regional UK market over the past 12 months.

  •  (photo: Ideal Heat Solutions)
    Ideal Heat Solutions  - 15.01.2018, 12:19

    BoilerMag Filters as Standard on Temporary Boilers

    Ideal Heat Solutions is pleased to announce that BoilerMag magnetic boiler filters will be fitted as standard to its temporary 500kW boilers.

  •  (photo: AkzoNobel)
    AkzoNobel Global  - 17.01.2018, 13:01

    New Mexican Manufacturing Facility

    AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is investing more than €12 million to expand production capacity and upgrade its organic peroxides facility in Los Reyes, Mexico. Organic peroxides are essential ingredients in the manufacturing of a wide range of polymers.

  •  (photo: Collegiate AC)
    Collegiate AC  - 16.01.2018, 16:28

    Achieving Advantage

    UK student accommodation provider Collegiate is offering full-service partnerships for 2018.

  • Photograph by Aleksandar Pasaric. (photo: Aleksandar Pasaric)
    ECO Integrated Property Solutions  - 16.01.2018, 15:12

    Pioneering Cloud-Based Work Management

    Property management specialist ECO Integrated Property Solutions has developed a cutting edge work management system thought to be the first of its kind used by a property service company in the UK.

  • Photograph courtesy of London Luton Airport Ltd. (photo: London Luton Airport)
    Incentive FM Group  - 16.01.2018, 14:11

    London Luton Airport Contract

    Incentive FM Consultancy, part of Incentive FM Group, has been chosen to help further improve the standard of cleanliness at London Luton Airport (LLA).

  •  (photo: THSH)
    Churchill Contract Services  - 16.01.2018, 13:43

    Performances Birmingham Cleaning Contract

    Churchill Contract Services has been awarded a three-year contract by Performances Birmingham to provide cleaning services at two of Birmingham's most iconic venues.

  •  (photo: Anchor Group Services)
    Anchor Group Services  - 16.01.2018, 11:32

    Expanding FM Company Strengthens Core Support

    Anchor Group Services has appointed David Bryce Group as HR Manager. David joins the company from Mitie where he spent four years as HR Manager and, more recently, Head of Human Resources.

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    Interserve PLC  - 16.01.2018, 10:43

    Spanish Airports Contract

    Interserve has been awarded a £37 million passenger support contract with Spanish airports operator, AENA.

  •  (photo: Pixabay)
    Aramark Corporation  - 15.01.2018, 13:59

    Aramark Top 50 Company for Diversity

    Aramark has again been named one of the top 50 companies for diversity in the United States by BLACK ENTERPRISE for its professional inclusion of people from all races and demographics.

  • Wates' headquarters, Leatherhead, Surrey (photo: Wates Group)
    SAVortex Ltd  - 15.01.2018, 13:40

    Contributing to Wates' Sustainable Redevelopment

    As part of an extensive refurbishment of its Leatherhead headquarters building in Surrey, the Wates Group opted to replace its current hand drying system with SAVORTEX's EcoCurve 550A.

  •  (photo: Pixabay)
    Magenta Associates  - 15.01.2018, 12:02

    Beat the Carillion Blues

    Today marks the most depressing day of the year, supposedly. With the combination of the darkest, coldest and often wettest days of the year, alongside the post-Christmas blues, the majority of the nation is also worn out, strapped for cash and battling with new year resolutions.

  •  (photo: London Stock Exchange)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2018, 07:33

    Carillion Goes into Liquidation

    In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, Carillion's board has confirmed that one of Britain's biggest construction and support service firms has entered into compulsory liquidation.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2018, 13:32

    Carillion on Verge of Collapse

    Carillion is holding weekend crisis talks with the UK government after failing to secure extensions to its banking covenants on Friday, and is expected to go into administration as early as Monday with estimated debts of £1.4bn (of which £580m is accounted for by a pensions deficit).

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    Sodexo S.A.  - 12.01.2018, 10:26

    Sodexo Acquires "Virtual Restaurant"

    Sodexo has taken a majority stake in French start-up FoodChéri, a Food-Tech pioneer.

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    Electronics For Imaging Inc  - 12.01.2018, 01:13

    Streamlining Reggiani Textile Printing Workflows

    Businesses looking to grow with digital industrial textile production for apparel and décor can advance their operations with the new EFI™ Fiery® Textile Bundle - a set of design and production workflow innovations from Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

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    Yonder Digital Group  - 11.01.2018, 17:16

    UK Utilities Providers Poor on "Contactability"

    UK consumers deem ease of contact with utilities companies to be far from satisfactory, according to recent research.

  • The new charging point provision service for workplaces including consultancy and planning, equipment supply and installation, ground works and cabling, testing and maintenance. (photo:  ICEE Managed Services, Rapid)
    ICEE Managed Services  - 11.01.2018, 16:23

    ICEE and Rapid Launch One-Stop EV Charging Solution

    A fully integrated, single-source service for the implementation of high quality electric vehicle (EV) charging systems has been formed between ICEE Managed Services and UK Schneider Electric premium brand EV charging and related equipment distributor, Rapid.

  • BASF's citral plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. (Photography by Bernhard Kunz). (photo: Bernhard Kunz)
    BASF SE  - 11.01.2018, 12:29

    New BASF Website Provides Updates on Citral Plant Repairs

    BASF has launched a website to update customers, industry stakeholders and the general public about progress of repair works at its Citral production plant in Ludwigshafen, following a fire on 31 October 2017.

  • Transforming local leisure provision: the new leisure centre in Stechford, Birmingham. (photo: Serco Group plc)
    Serco Group Plc  - 11.01.2018, 09:37

    Leisure Centre Opens in Stechford

    Serco Leisure has opened the doors to a state-of-the-art new leisure centre in Stechford, Birmingham as part of an investment programme which is transforming leisure provision in the city.

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    CBRE Group  - 10.01.2018, 15:03

    Enhancing Workplace Experiences

    CBRE Group today launched a new global capability called CBRE 360 which uses digital technologies to enhance employee workplace experiences.

  • Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) milk plant, Garden City, Kansas. (photo: Dairy Farmers of America (DFA))
    Emcor Group Inc.  - 10.01.2018, 14:27

    2018 Sustainable Plant of the Year

    The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) milk plant in Garden City, Kansas has recently been named “Sustainable Plant of the Year” by Food Engineering magazine for its new state-of-the-art, 267,000 sq ft whole and skim milk powder drying facility, the largest single milk dryer in North America.

  •  (photo: Super Bowl London)
    Compass Group PLC  - 10.01.2018, 13:56

    Keith Prowse Appointed Super Bowl LII Sales Agent

    On Location Experiences, the official hospitality partner of the National Football League (NFL), is proud to announce the appointment of Keith Prowse as one of its Authorized Sales Agents in the United Kingdom for Super Bowl LII.

  •  (photo: Interserve plc)
    News Editor  - 10.01.2018, 13:04

    Interserve in Upbeat Profits Forecast

    Interserve has announced it is expecting operating profits 'ahead of market expectations' in 2018.

  • Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman of Sodexo (left), Sun Yafang, Chairwoman of Huawei (right).​ (photo: Sodexo S.A.)
    Sodexo S.A.  - 10.01.2018, 12:31

    Sodexo-Huawei Global IFM Partnership

    Sodexo and Huawei have announced a new global partnership for the delivery of integrated facilities management (IFM) services, during the state visit of French premier Emmanuel Macron to China.

  • HEMCO canopy hood. (photo: HEMCO Corporation)
    HEMCO Corporation  - 10.01.2018, 01:04

    Updates to Canopy Hood Range

    The HEMCO Corporation has upgraded its canopy hood range to provide even better capture of exhaust fumes and steam that is corrosive, heated, or of a noxious odor.

  • Michigan State University's Grand Rapids Research Center. (photo: Michigan State University)
    Aircuity Inc  - 10.01.2018, 01:08

    Next Generation Aircuity Platform for Michigan State University

    Aircuity has migrated systems at Michigan State University from its original platform to the next generation Aircuity 2.0.

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise installs new signage on the exterior of its Palo Alto, CA headquarters. CREDIT: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (photo: Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
    ISS Facility Services  - 09.01.2018, 14:33

    Extension of Hewlett Packard Enterprise-ISS Partnership

    ISS’ current integrated facility service contract with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which was set to expire by the end of 2018, has been extended to 2021.

  •  (photo: Sony Corporation)
    Sony Professional Solutions  - 09.01.2018, 14:15

    Creating Solutions Together at ISE 2018

    Sony is pleased to announce it will be returning to ISE 2018 in Amsterdam. This year, attendees will get to experience Sony’s industry-leading solutions in a real-life setting, thanks to an innovative, forward thinking stand design.

  •  (photo: Electronics for Imaging, Inc. )
    Electronics For Imaging Inc  - 09.01.2018, 09:27

    Imaging Solutions for Décor at Heimtextil

    Electronics For Imaging is coming to the 2018 Heimtextil exhibition with a showcase of the imaging possibilities EFI™ Reggiani digital inkjet printers provide.

  •  (photo: London Stock Exchange)
    News Editor  - 09.01.2018, 08:53

    Carillion Cautions Hedge Fund Speculators

    Carillion's board has issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in relation to a recent rally that saw the value of its shares increase by 28 per cent between 2 January and 8 January.

  • Symmetry Park, Doncaster. (photo: db symmetry)
    db symmetry  - 08.01.2018, 16:06

    Speculative Doncaster Development Achieves Milestone

    Work is progressing apace for the delivery of a major new logistics development in Doncaster following the completion of steelwork for the first 150,000 sq ft., and the announcement of an anticipated July 2018 completion date.

  • Photograph courtesy of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. (photo: Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service)
    Chubb Fire & Security  - 08.01.2018, 15:19

    Multi-location Chubb Fire Service Contract

    Chubb Fire & Security is helping to protect employees, visitors and property through a significant new contract with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to install, upgrade, maintain and monitor fire alarm systems throughout the Service’s entire estate.

  •  (photo: Serco, Inc.)
    Serco Group Plc  - 08.01.2018, 10:03

    FEMA Contract Awarded to Serco

    Serco Inc., has been awarded a position on the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Technical Assistance Contract (PA TAC) IV.

  • Anne Fahy (photo: John Cassidy The Headshot Guy®)
    Interserve PLC  - 08.01.2018, 09:23

    Anne Fahy to Join Coats as Non-Exec Director

    Interserve announces Non-Executive Director, Anne Fahy, will join the Board of Coats Group plc, the world's leading industrial thread manufacturer, as a Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2018.

  •  (photo: CitySprint)
    Mitie Group PLC  - 08.01.2018, 09:00

    Ground-breaking Hydrogen Van Courier

    Mitie’s document management business is set to trial the use of a specially designed hydrogen van in partnership with same-day distribution company CitySprint.

  •  (photo: pexels.com)
    Renaissance Ltd  - 05.01.2018, 11:09

    Curtain Accessory Company Enhances Customer Service

    Curtain and blinds accessory specialist Renaissance has boosted its customer service capabilities with two new hires.

  • Thomas Cook branch at The Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, London. (photo: Thomas Cook)
    Interserve PLC  - 04.01.2018, 18:36

    Thomas Cook Expands Interserve Partnership

    Interserve has won a significant new contract with Thomas Cook to deliver facilities services across the holiday company’s UK property portfolio.

  • Bill Heath. (photo: Polyteck Group)
    Polyteck Group  - 04.01.2018, 11:42

    Bill Heath to Advise Polyteck Board

    Polyteck has appointed award-winning FM expert Bill Heath to its board of directors.

  • (Photography by Andy Greenhouse). (photo: Andy Greenhouse)
    Ecosurety Limited  - 04.01.2018, 09:14

    Appointment of Policy Manager

    UK waste compliance specialist Ecosurety has announced the appointment of its commercial manager Robbie Staniforth to a new policy role.

  • St Thomas Hospital, London. (photo: )
    Plasloc Ltd  - 03.01.2018, 19:21

    Supporting a Challenging Hospital Project

    A ground-breaking screening solution has helped to protect staff and patients during the construction of a Rare Diseases Centre at a major London hospital.

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    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 03.01.2018, 17:39

    Join the LIA's Training Event on 31 January

    The Lighting Industry Academy introduced delegates to the range of educational programmes it organises for fulltime Lighting Industry Association (LIA) members at Lux Live 2017.

Perspectives

  • Maintenance partnerships can ensure prompt service for customers. (photo: Sulzer Ltd)
    Ross Barraclough  - 20.06.2018, 12:39

    Extolling the Benefits of OEM Partnerships

    Ross Barraclough, regional operations director (North) for Sulzer, examines how partnerships formed by a maintenance service provider can benefit the wider customer base.

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    Proto Labs  - 18.06.2018, 10:13

    Plastic Injection Moulding Market Set To Double Over 10 Years

    Injection moulding is a highly popular form of manufacturing in both low-volume and mass production. It delivers numerous benefits along the quantity spectrum and, as a manufacturing process, is expected to grow considerably in both developed and emerging markets across the globe over the coming decade.

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    Andrew Shaw  - 11.06.2018, 13:47

    Keeping University Students Safe

    University campus buildings and student accommodation facilities are complex infrastructures and, with so many security requirements, it can be difficult to keep on top of them and the challenges they impose. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK, discusses how to ensure the security and safety of the students of today and tomorrow.

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    Keith Chanter  - 05.06.2018, 20:59

    Statement on EU Sustainable Energy Week

    Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK, provides a perspective on sustainability in facilities management.

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    Sensai Corporation  - 25.05.2018, 18:33

    Mitigating Manufacturing Risks with AI

    Despite embracing new technologies and innovations in plant and machinery, manufacturers continue to encounter pain points which hinder optimisation of production processes, and even endanger safety, according to Sensai.

  •  (photo: Allegion UK)
    Karen Trigg  - 21.05.2018, 15:31

    The Key to Efficient Healthcare

    Protecting the physical environment of a healthcare facility by implementing effective safety and security solutions, creates an environment that enhances employee productivity and even improves patient outcomes, says Allegion UK's Karen Trigg.

  • A pothole repair survey specialist. (photo: Renoo/Gritit)
    GRITIT Ltd  - 18.05.2018, 18:31

    Pothole Repairs without Pitfalls

    With roads and car parks crumbling because of the high cost of road surface repairs, RENOO believe their infrared repair solution is the cheapest, simplest, and most convenient for property owners and managers...

  • Photo by  Alexander Dummer. (photo: Alexander Dummer)
    Keith Chanter ,  Emcor Group Inc.  - 17.05.2018, 19:34

    Poor Office Conditions and Mental Health

    Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK, gives his response to a research finding that mental health issues affect almost 15 per cent of employees in their workplace, and cause 13 per cent of all sick days.

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    Mar Beltran  - 16.05.2018, 14:29

    Work and Pensions Committee Report on Carillion

    Mar Beltran, senior director and Infrastructure sector lead, EMEA, for S&P Global Ratings comments on the Work and Pensions Parliamentary Committee’s report into Carillion's collapse.

  • Photo by BURST. (photo: BURST)
    Jane Embury  - 14.05.2018, 08:51

    Adjusting for Human Behaviour

    Wrightstyle's Jane Embury looks at the different responses when a fire alarm sounds.

  • Martin Reed, Chief Executive Officer of Incentive FM Group. (photo: Incentive FM Group)
    Martin Reed  - 27.04.2018, 16:42

    Why the UK Government is Pricing Smaller FM Companies Out

    Martin Reed, CEO of Incentive FM Group, says systemic barriers to the procurement of facilities management services from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), make it highly unlikely the government of the United Kingdom will meet a promise to award £33 billion of public sector contracts to smaller industry players.

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    Stephanie Smith  - 19.04.2018, 15:30

    Why Pets are Becoming a Rental Norm

    Welcoming tenants with pets is a growing trend in the United Kingdom, according to operations director for Atlas Residential, Stephanie Smith.

  • Photo by Zoe Pappas. (photo: Zoe Pappas)
    Michael Gallucci  - 16.04.2018, 10:35

    Don’t Litigate, Mediate

    We don’t know just how many construction contracts end in dispute, but it’s plain to see the sector is far more prone to legal wrangling than other spheres of business, says Michael Gallucci, managing director of construction consultancy MPG.

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    Chris Robinson  - 12.04.2018, 14:19

    Warming up Customer Communications

    Many utility providers are missing a trick when it comes to providing customer service, says Yonder Digital Group CEO, Chris Robinson.

  • Bow Square, Southampton. (photo: Atlas Residential)
    Stephanie Smith  - 10.04.2018, 11:05

    One Size Doesn't Fit All

    Stephanie Smith, operations director with Atlas Residential, discusses the impact of changes within the build to rent market on future planning and services delivery.

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    Peter Barker  - 06.04.2018, 14:36

    There’s More to Data Privacy in 2018 than Digital Security

    Peter Barker, EMEA Market Development Manager for 3M's Display Materials and Systems Division, argues the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact private and public sector organisations of all sizes, regardless of the UK's future in the European Union.

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    Richard Harris  - 04.04.2018, 15:25

    Encouraging Gender Equality Within FM

    Okappy's Richard Harris considers some of the barriers which are preventing the more rapid progression of women up the career ladder.

  • Photograph courtesy of George Becker. (photo: George Becker)
    James Piper  - 28.03.2018, 12:32

    UK Bottle Deposit Return Scheme

    James Piper, managing director of waste compliance firm Ecosurety, comments on the bottle return scheme announced by the United Kingdom government today.

  • Photography by Jessica da Silva Estrela-Gerritsen. (photo: Jessica da Silva Estrela-Gerritsen)
    Jane Embury  - 27.03.2018, 14:31

    Raising Awareness of Arson in the Workplace

    Jane Embury, marketing director at glazing systems supplier Wrightstyle, believes the United Kingdom should follow the United States in raising awareness about the threat from workplace arson with a National Arson Awareness Week.

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    Karen Trigg  - 22.03.2018, 15:32

    Door Hardware in the Battle Against Infection Control

    The risk of cross-contamination in hospitals needs to be minimised by tackling threats to a sterile working environment at their source. Allegion UK's Karen Trigg explains how selecting the right door hardware.

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    Jason Petsch  - 09.03.2018, 14:38

    Back to the Future of Grounds Maintenance

    Jason Petsch, GRITIT co-founder and CEO of GRITIT Grounds Maintenance, says service providers with lacklustre grounds maintenance (GM) solutions should draw inspiration from their industry's innovative past.

  • (Photograph courtesy of Tookapic). (photo: )
    Marissa Francis  - 05.03.2018, 17:13

    The Definition of 'Clever'

    Marissa Francis, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Improver with ABM UK, explains why university isn't the only route into facilities management.

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    HSM GmbH  - 24.02.2018, 01:58

    Are You on Track with GDPR?

    HSM discusses one of the most overlooked options for ensuring businesses in the UK comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect in May.

  • Photograph courtesy of Marina Torch. (photo: Marina Torch)
    Lyle Simonton  - 20.02.2018, 17:09

    The Value of Geotechnical Consultants

    Lyle Simonton explains how geotechnical engineering contractors optimise foundation design and resolving issues that arise during the construction phase of buildings.

  • Simplicity should be the over-riding concern in selecting software for your business. (photo: Pexels-7375)
    Richard Harris  - 05.02.2018, 16:38

    Bespoke v Off-the-Shelf Software

    Although internal software can be a powerful business tool, care in its selection and deployment are essential for deriving all its benefits. Okappy's Richard Harris explains why.

  • Photography by Kanishiotu. (photo: Kanishiotu)
    GRITIT Ltd  - 02.02.2018, 15:03

    Dilemmas in Digitisation

    Facilities management won’t escape the rise of the robots but winter maintenance specialists GRITIT are working towards a future where man and machine work in harmony.

  • Photograph courtesy of Bruce Potter. (photo: Bruce Potter)
    Alexandra Richards  - 24.01.2018, 11:17

    Choosing Office Space in Hobart

    Although Hobart, the financial and administrative capital of Tasmania, may not immediately spring to mind as a place for setting up business operations, the busy seaport and setting-off point for Antarctic expeditions is home to over 220 000 people who include a burgeoning population of returning young entrepreneurs.

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    Tony Booty  - 17.01.2018, 12:57

    The New Rules of Meeting Room Etiquette

    Tony Booty, director of workplace flexibility specialist Abintra, takes a long-overdue look at the rules of meeting room etiquette in light of advances in office technology and the growth of collaborative working.

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    Minted Box  - 12.01.2018, 15:15

    Boosting Workplace Productivity

    Iain Bell, co-owner of Minted Box - developers of the MintCentral branded staff app, on improving employee advocacy in the workplace to boost productivity.

  • Atlas Residential & IP Investment Management's MediaCityUK 2017 BtR acquisition. (photo: Atlas Residential)
    Jonathon Ivory  - 11.01.2018, 18:30

    Outlook for UK Build to Rent Market

    The evolution of the UK's nascent Build to Rent sector will continue in 2018 with several factors influencing assets developers deliver, says Jonathon Ivory, UK managing director of Atlas Residential.

Interviews

  •  (photo: Bodet S.A.)
    Bodet Ltd  - 18.06.2018, 19:51

    Celebrating A Timely Future

    FM Magazine spoke with Sylvain Bodet, communications director and great-great-grandson of Bodet founder Paul Bodet, about the Trémentines-based time solutions specialist's 150th anniversary.

Best Practice

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    Kelly Friel  - 05.06.2018, 22:41

    Essential Maintenance in Preparation for Summer

    If you work in facilities management, you'll already know just how busy the spring months can be. There's the damage, dirt, and wear and tear left by the winter months to contend with, and you'll also need to make sure essential equipment is ready for the summer months, says Kelly Friel.

  • Photo by S. Braun. (photo: BraunS)
    Andrew Shaw  - 23.04.2018, 15:19

    The Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Security

    When students feel their safety is compromised it affects their learning performance and gives even more importance to school lockdown procedures, says Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK.

  •  (photo: Cameron Forecourt)
    Barry Jenner  - 23.04.2018, 12:45

    A Brief Primer on Tank Gauging

    Cameron Forecourt managing director Barry Jenner explains why tank gauging has achieved almost 100 per cent penetration of the UK's retail fuel station market, and is just as essential for operators of commercial fuelling environments.

  • Whittlebury Hall hosts numerous corporate events every year. (photo: Whittlebury Hall)
    Parallels International GmbH  - 16.03.2018, 15:30

    Case Study: Windows-based Property Management App on iOS

    Whittlebury Hall & Spa switched to virtualization solution, Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS), to empower its sales team by providing mobile access to a Windows-based property management application on Apple® mobile devices.

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    Andrew Shaw  - 19.02.2018, 12:31

    Securing Schools

    Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK, calls for more schools to consider a number of security solutions to further improve their lockdown protocols.

  • The Millennium Centre in St Helens. (photo: Sentinel Commercial/Richard Cumber)
    Sentinel Commercial  - 07.02.2018, 18:21

    Restoring Heat Output at St Helens' Millennium Centre

    Corrosion is the most common cause of major problems in heating systems; something that the three-storey Millennium Centre building in St Helens knows only too well.

  • Defibrilator being carried onto a pitch. (photo: Medcare)
    BTME Group  - 19.01.2018, 12:02

    A Primer on Medical Safety for UK Sports Clubs

    Medtree provides guidance and advice for sports club operators on their duty of care towards players, staff and visitors under the United Kingdom's Health and Safety at Work Act.

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    Allegion Plc  - 09.01.2018, 23:53

    Is Your Fire Safety Training Up-to-Date?

    Allegion UK's South East business development manager Karen Trigg says staff training for personnel with fire safety duties is imperative to avoid potentially costly and dangerous situations.

Events

  • CIFF press conference. (photo: CIFF)
    China International Furniture Fair (CIFF)  - 20.06.2018, 14:15

    CIFF Shanghai 2018

    2018 has been a year of growth for FM Industry/FM Magazine event partner, The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), which continues to cement its position as the largest and fastest-growing event for the global furniture industry and, more generally, as a metaphor for economic growth in China.

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    China International Furniture Fair (CIFF)  - 04.05.2018, 19:33

    195,082 Visitors Attend CIFF Guangzhou 2018

    FM Industry event partner the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF is the world's largest furniture industry event), has announced the conclusion of CIFF Guangzhou 2018 which was supported by 4,100 exhibitors and 195,082 Chinese and global visitors.

  • Photography by Elliott Brown. (photo: Elliott Brown)
    The Facilities Event  - 15.03.2018, 09:49

    The Facilities Event Adds Networking Opportunities

    Western Business Exhibitions announces partnerships with FM North and The Hill Club to bring new networking opportunities to The Facilities Event 2018 taking place from 10–12th April at the NEC Birmingham.

  • Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. (photo: Commons Wikimedia)
    News Editor  - 26.02.2018, 10:26

    FM Industry—International Facility Management Expo Partnership

    FM Industry and Singapore-based Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS) have formed a media partnership to promote the International Facility Management Expo (iFaME).

  • China International Furniture Fair (CIFF). (photo: )
    China International Furniture Fair (CIFF)  - 21.02.2018, 11:10

    Focusing on People

    The 41st edition of FM Industry event partner and the world's largest furniture exhibition, CIFF, will take place in two stages from 18 to 21 March and 28 to 31 March 2018. Countless new products, reflecting the face of a China that is changing rapidly; a China that is increasingly looking to quality, design, innovation and to protected social categories, such as the elderly.

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    dmg events  - 24.01.2018, 12:17

    Spike in Visitors to Saudi Trade Shows

    The more than 5,000 visitors at last week’s HVACR Expo Saudi and co-located FM EXPO Saudi & Saudi Clean Expo events, represented an 18 per cent increase on 2017 figures, according to dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa.

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    dmg events  - 16.01.2018, 17:10

    Hotting Up Jeddah's Biggest HVACR Expo

    HVACR has become a discussion-point in Saudi Arabia in 2018 following increases to power/fuel tariffs and a strengthened sense of environmental responsibility. Facing a new paradigm in their industry, thousands of HVACR professionals have already visited the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events over the first two days of Saudi’s largest dedicated indoor climate and refrigeration event, HVACR Expo Saudi.

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    dmg events  - 15.01.2018, 11:33

    Leaders’ Summit Returns to FM EXPO Saudi

    After its success last year, the Facilities Management Leaders’ Summit has returned on the opening day of FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo, which runs until 16 January at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events.

  •  (photo: China International Furniture Fair (CIFF))
    China International Furniture Fair (CIFF)  - 11.01.2018, 11:32

    understand, decode, offer

    The 41st edition of The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), the world’s largest furniture exhibition and FM Industry/FM Magazine event partner, will be held from 18 to 21 March and 28 to 31 March in Guangzhou, China.

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    The Facilities Event  - 11.01.2018, 09:49

    The Facilities Event Signs Top Industry Players

    The Facilities Event (10th – 12th April 2018, NEC Birmingham) will deliver its strongest and most practical training and education offering in April, as leading international specialists demonstrate how the profession can boost the bottom line as a strong strategic partner to UK Plc.

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