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2019

In Focus

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    Staff Reporter  - 17.08.2020, 12:53

    Backing the UK's Green Economic Recovery

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

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    FM Editor  - 10.02.2020, 13:16

    BakerHicks Restructures and Rebrands DACH Subsidiary

    BakerHicks has rebranded its European Life Sciences division after integrating it with its operations in the United Kingdom.

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    FM Editor  - 18.12.2019, 16:08

    The Drains of Christmas Future

    UK wastewater and drainage solutions provider Lanes Group has reimagined "A Christmas Carol" into a story about the importance of clean drains.

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    FM Editor  - 18.12.2019, 13:27

    University of Manchester Clean Room Contract

    SPIE UK has won an 18-month design, supply, install and commission contract for a clean room at The University of Manchester, as part of a new build being constructed by Balfour Beatty.

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    FM Editor  - 17.12.2019, 21:00

    Solar Power Northeast Annual Conference 2020 (19-20 February, Boston)

    Siemens Business and manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, Russelectric, will be attending the Solar Power Northeast Annual Conference from 19-20 February in Boston, Massachusetts.

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    FM Editor  - 16.12.2019, 13:38

    Divestment of ISS Hygiène et Prévention

    ISS has completed a divestment of ISS Hygiène et Prévention in France to Weinberg Capital Partners after entering into exclusive negotiations on 6 September.

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    FM Editor  - 16.12.2019, 13:02

    Sodexo CSR Chief Elected President of French Services Professions Association (GPS)

    Damien Verdier, Sodexo's Group Chief Strategy and Corporate Responsibility Officer, will succeed Christian Nibourel, former chairman of Accenture France and Benelux, as President of the French Services Professions Association (“GPS”) in January following his selection by its members.

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    FM Editor  - 16.12.2019, 12:36

    Transforming FM

    New research from Mitie suggests almost half (48 per cent) of Facilities Managers are missing out on the benefits of digital transformation by failing to adopt new technologies quickly enough.

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    FM Editor  - 16.12.2019, 12:24

    Christmas Lunch for Worthing Town Cryers

    Steamplicity, Compass Group UK & Ireland's steam cooking system, has continued its annual tradition of sponsoring and hosting a ‘thank you’ Christmas lunch forWest Sussex-based local dementia support group, ‘Worthing Town Cryers’.

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    FM Editor  - 16.12.2019, 12:12

    feRFA Awards 2019

    UK surfacing company Limegate has been highly commended at this year's Resin Flooring Association (FeRFA) Best Practice Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 16.12.2019, 11:31

    Codelocks Offers New KL1000 SlamKit

    Codelocks is offering its KitLock Slam Latch as part of a complete KL1000 SlamKit package.

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    FM Editor  - 16.12.2019, 11:11

    Improving Community Life at Christmas

    More than half of 2,839 small businesses surveyed by Hitachi Capital Business Finance in the UK are participating in initiatives to support their local community.

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    FM Editor  - 12.12.2019, 10:53

    Making a Smart Workplace Reality

    LeasePlan Hellas, the Greek subsidiary of automotive business and Cars-as-a-Service (CaaS) provider, LeasePlan, is using Sony TEOS workplace tools to streamline room and AV management, and support collaboration.

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    FM Editor  - 11.12.2019, 18:12

    Packaging Manufacturer Invests in Corrugated Printing Solution

    Saudi packaging company United Carton Industries Company (UCIC) has installed a digital printer for corrugated packaging applications from Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

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    FM Editor  - 11.12.2019, 17:24

    Mantle to Operate The Bradfield Centre in Cambridge

    Regional commercial property investor and developer Mantle has assumed responsibility for operation of Cambridge's flagship deep tech collaborative workspace, The Bradfield Centre, on behalf of owner Trinity College Cambridge.

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    FM Editor  - 11.12.2019, 16:44

    ISIA Awards 2019

    Abloy UK has presented D15 Locksmiths with the "Locksmith Of The Year Award" at this year's Irish Security Institute Association (ISIA) Awards ceremony.

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    FM Editor  - 11.12.2019, 16:15

    Gunning London Takes to the Pitch

    The senior team from Chartered Building Company, Gunning London, recently visited the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London to celebrate its recent rebrand from T Gunning Ltd.

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    FM Editor  - 11.12.2019, 15:50

    Going Crackers Over Sustainabiliy

    As a company with a keen focus on the environment, UK contract caterer, Blue Apple, is withdrawing 20,000 crackers as an option from client sites over the festive season.

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    FM Editor  - 11.12.2019, 15:12

    Former SAS Soldier to Deliver Keynote BGCA Address

    Colin Maclachlan, the former SAS soldier who has appeared on Channel 4's SAS: 'Who Dares Wins', and Channel 5's 'Secrets of the SAS' series, will make a keynote address at next year's British Compressed Gases Association's (BCGA) conference at The Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Worsley Park, Manchester on 23rd April.

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    FM Editor  - 11.12.2019, 13:29

    Polyteck Group Restructures

    Polyteck has announced a restructuring of its operations into distinctive maintenance and specialist services, and property development divisions under separate managing directors.

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    FM Editor  - 10.12.2019, 16:42

    Flying a Brand New Flag for Britain

    Trade body, British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM), has implemented a bold new look to help buyers identify products made by its members.

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    FM Editor  - 10.12.2019, 16:26

    Incentive QAS Praised for Contract Mobilisation

    CBRE has commended Incentive QAS for mobilising a cleaning contract at refurbished, City of London contemporary office building, 12 Arthur Street, within 7 days of being awarded a bespoke three-year cleaning contract.

  • The BB3 pump is one of the most widely used high energy pumps in the world. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 10.12.2019, 13:14

    Life Begins at 40

    A 40-year-old Sulzer BB3 refinery pump has been reconditioned and returned to service as the fluid engineering specialist extends its maintenance capabilities to widely used legacy equipment.

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    FM Editor  - 10.12.2019, 12:54

    Inspiring Change in London this Christmas

    Veolia, in partnership with New West End Company (NWEC) and Westminster City Council, has unveiled "The Giving Bear" - a life-size light sculpture of a polar bear made from reused plastic to symbolise climate change and the vulnerability of London's homeless.

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    FM Editor  - 06.12.2019, 12:43

    Washing Away the Chocolate

    Slattery Pâtissier and Chocolatier in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, has acquired a third machine manufactured from Miele's Professional range.

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    FM Editor  - 04.12.2019, 14:46

    ServiceMaster Appoints New Terminix Residential President

    Kim Scott has joined ServiceMaster as president of its Terminix Residential pest control business from waste, recycling and smart cities solutions provider, Rubicon Global.

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    FM Editor  - 04.12.2019, 09:53

    T Gunning Rebrands as Gunning London

    Refurbishment specialist and Chartered Building Company T Gunning Ltd has rebranded as Gunning London to reinforce its geographical focus on London and South East England.

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    FM Editor  - 04.12.2019, 09:32

    Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

    Axis Cleaning and Support Services is a nominee for two categories of the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 03.12.2019, 13:21

    Lighting Up Winter Working

    The latest addition to VSafety's personal protective equipment (PPE) range addresses health and safety concerns associated with working in cold, low-light conditions.

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    FM Editor  - 03.12.2019, 12:47

    Darent Valley Hospital Pine Therapy Ward Garden Renovation

    UK hard services provider, Artic Building Services, have recently renovated the Pine Therapy Ward Garden at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent in collaboration with the hospital’s charity.

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    FM Editor  - 02.12.2019, 20:39

    Virgin Media Inaugurates Reading HQ

    Virgin Media has opened a new headquarters building in Reading in a multi-million pound investment that will see as many as 1,500 staff relocate to the city's Green Park district.

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    FM Editor  - 02.12.2019, 15:45

    Red and Gold Top Choice for Christmas

    Mitie is installing more than 500 Christmas trees across the UK this festive season, with traditional red and gold colour schemes proving to be the most popular

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    FM Editor  - 02.12.2019, 15:23

    Protecting Cyclists in Bedfordshire

    A tailor-made traffic solution from SWARCO is helping to keep cyclists protected on busy country lanes with limited visibility in Bedfordshire.

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    FM Editor  - 02.12.2019, 15:05

    Partnership to Distribute Flood Doors

    Adler and Allan have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to supply Bradbury Group flood doors to UK businesses.

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    FM Editor  - 02.12.2019, 14:29

    Moneysupermarket Group Video Wall Controller

    Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has installed control solutions for the LED video wall at the new innovation centre of FTSE 250 company, Moneysupermarket Group, in Manchester.

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    FM Editor  - 02.12.2019, 14:12

    Sony Launches TEOS Manage 2.1 Workplace Management Solution

    Sony Professional Solutions Europe has unveiled a major update to the TEOS Manage 2 workplace management solution that adds wayfinding capabilities and integration with the company's BRAVIA Professional display range.

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    FM Editor  - 02.12.2019, 13:52

    Ensuring Compliance with Fire Safety Standards

    Chartered building company T. Gunning has completed refurbishment works on six apartment blocks on the Fair Acres estate in Bromley to ensure compliance with fire safety standards.

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    FM Editor  - 02.12.2019, 13:33

    Care Charity Selects Alcumus SafeContractor for Safety Certification

    The Abbeyfield Society which provides housing, residential care and support to 8,000 older people in 400 family-like homes and houses in the UK and overseas with support from volunteers, has selected Alcumus SafeContractor as its health and safety accreditor.

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    FM Editor  - 28.11.2019, 09:57

    Exhaust Filters for Harsh Industrial Environments

    Pfannenberg, Inc., has announced the launch of NEMA Type 3R/4/4x Filterfan® rainhoods for exhaust filters used in industrial thermal management.

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    FM Editor  - 28.11.2019, 09:11

    Helping Gdańsk Accommodate Larger Container Ships

    Swedish and U.S. steel company SSAB has supplied steel piles for a combi wall retaining structure that is being used to support a new 1,220 metre (4,000 foot) wharf at the Port of Gdańsk in northern Poland.

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    FM Editor  - 27.11.2019, 11:21

    Sony at ISE 2020 (RAI Amsterdam, 11-14 February)

    Sony will return to ISE 2020 to showcase its latest cutting-edge corporate and education products and solutions designed to future proof working and learning environments.

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    FM Editor  - 27.11.2019, 11:02

    Go:Tech 2019 Award for IT and Telecoms Support

    Swindon-based Excalibur Communications is the recipient of this year's Go:Tech Award for IT/Telecoms Support.

  • An artist's rendering of Grange University Hospital. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 27.11.2019, 09:50

    Welsh Hospital Curtain Wall Contract

    Wrightstyle is to design and install advanced glazing for the £350 million Grange University Hospital, in Llanfrechfa, near Cwmbran - one of the largest NHS projects ever seen in Wales.

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    FM Editor  - 27.11.2019, 04:01

    Aramark Dominates NFL Vegan-friendly Stadium List

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has included 5 stadiums served by Aramark in its inaugural listing of the Top Ten Most Vegan-friendly NFL Venues.

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    FM Editor  - 27.11.2019, 01:21

    Inspiration in HR

    Integrated UK security, cleaning, front-of-house and support services provider Axis Group has won an "Inspiration in HR" award at this year’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 26.11.2019, 14:58

    Monitoring a 100-vehicle Fleet

    UK property preservation and repair contractor Richardson & Starling has awarded a five-year contract to Ctrack by Inseego for the provision of an advanced vehicle tracking system.

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    FM Editor  - 26.11.2019, 14:35

    UK's Most Popular Employer

    Rentokil Initial has been named Best Company to Work for in the UK in Indeed's annual survey of major employers, after ousting Apple from the top spot the international tech giant has occupied since 2018.

  • The library at The Wing's new London headquarters building. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 25.11.2019, 21:18

    Pareto FM Partners with Women's Coworking Network

    The Wing has selected Pareto FM to provide total facilities management (TFM) services at its new UK headquarters building in Great Portland Street, London.

  • Danny Moody is a veteran in protecting high-profile assets and has helped secure London's most iconic buildings. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 25.11.2019, 16:01

    Launch of Tobruk Security Management Services

    A new security business is offering a fresh approach to security management in the UK by balancing retained and outsourced services to maximise client budgets.

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    FM Editor  - 25.11.2019, 13:27

    Haulier Payment Solution Expands to Germany

    SNAP Account, a smart payment solution used by almost 4,000 haulage fleets in the UK and France for parking and washes, is launching in Germany.

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    FM Editor  - 25.11.2019, 12:29

    An Easy New Look

    A new website from Axent Embroidery & Print makes sourcing and customisation of workwear even simpler.

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    FM Editor  - 25.11.2019, 12:08

    Heat Network Monitoring App

    A collaboration between Insite Energy and SAV Systems has created KURVE, the UK’s first Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)-compliant app metering solution for heat networks.

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    FM Editor  - 25.11.2019, 11:11

    Verifying Employees' Right to Work

    UK commercial contract cleaner Ecocleen will be using the uAuthenticate mobile application from uComply for employee identity document authentication across its network of franchises.

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    FM Editor  - 22.11.2019, 14:18

    Compass Group (UK & Ireland) Appoints New MD

    Compass Group (UK & Ireland) has announced the appointment of Robin Mills as Managing Director with effect from 25th November,.

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    FM Editor  - 22.11.2019, 13:31

    MRI Software Acquires Multifamily Insurance Partners

    Global real estate software company MRI Software has acquired Multifamily Insurance Partners, a leader in resident insurance programs for the US multifamily rental market.

  • The intelligent BCM:Connect device. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 22.11.2019, 13:10

    Enabling Connected Boiler Control

    Vericon Systems has launched BCM:Connect, an intelligent device that monitors a boiler’s health and status in real time to facilitate preventative maintenance in residential housing.

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    FM Editor  - 22.11.2019, 12:49

    Disrupting Building Operations and Maintenance

    New York-based facilities operations and maintenance data-based platform, Facilio Inc., has been named as an emerging challenger in separate IoT for Smart Buildings and IWMS analyses.

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    FM Editor  - 22.11.2019, 12:08

    Axis Enhances Training Capabilities

    UK-based Axis Group’s learning and development initiative, The Axis Academy, has opened a head office in Sidcup, Kent as part of a move to expand its training and development programme.

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    FM Editor  - 21.11.2019, 20:48

    Taking J.E.E.P. to 250 New Students

    ABM UK is entering the third year of its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.) which aims to tackle widely-held pupil and parent misconceptions about the facilities management (FM) industry and develop future technical talent.

  • The LX Living mixed-use development in Amoreiras, Lisbon. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 19.11.2019, 12:23

    Wecan Tokenize Raises £9 Million in First Token Sale

    Novel real-estate tokenization platform Wecan Tokenize has raised just under £9-million in its first token sale allowing investors to buy into two projects in Lisbon, Portugal.

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    FM Editor  - 18.11.2019, 16:15

    Putting the Spin on a Community Project

    A new launderette in the Anfield area of Liverpool is doubling up as a community centre and helping to create a new local spirit.

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    FM Editor  - 15.11.2019, 13:54

    Sodexo Rolls Out Wx Workplace Consultancy

    Sodexo has announced it will be offering its Wx data-driven workplace analytics and optimisation at its locations in Paris, London, Singapore and Montreal.

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    FM Editor  - 14.11.2019, 17:57

    Axis Announces Key Appointment

    UK cleaning contractor Axis Cleaning and Support Services has appointed Gail Sinton as Sector Director Designate for the Midlands region.

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    FM Editor  - 14.11.2019, 16:23

    Pfannenberg Introduces Next Day U.S. Delivery

    Pfannenberg, Inc., has added next day delivery as an option for U.S. purchasers of select Filterfans and exhaust filter models.

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    FM Editor  - 14.11.2019, 16:04

    CITB Apprentice of the Year 2019

    Ian Williams’ apprentice Zoe Evans has won awards in three categories at this year's Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Apprenticeship Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 14.11.2019, 15:41

    Dulux Trade Updates Colour Schemer Tool

    AkzoNobel brand Dulux Trade has upgraded its commercial Colour Schemer tool which allows designers and customers to create professional branded mood boards in a few clicks.

  • Duncan Booth, Kore Solutions managing director. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 14.11.2019, 12:41

    Kore Solutions in MBO

    Duncan Booth, managing director of Edinburgh-based intelligent building, life safety and electrical solutions company Kore Solutions, has led a management buyout of the business.

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    FM Editor  - 14.11.2019, 12:16

    Cloud-based Telematic Fleet Monitoring

    Facilities engineering business, Edwin James Group, is deploying Cloud telematics solution Ctrack by Inseego to monitor its fleet of 265 vans and drivers for road safety and productivity.

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    FM Editor  - 12.11.2019, 18:11

    A Novel Access Control Concept

    Allegion UK has unveiled the ISONAS Pure IP family of patented reader access controllers which utilise existing security networks to obviate the requirement for traditional door control panels.

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    FM Editor  - 12.11.2019, 13:35

    Focusing on Hidden Disabilities in Retail

    A new initiative from OCS UK at centre:mk in Milton Keynes aims to make the shopping destination even more inclusive by meeting the needs of an estimated 18 per cent of visitors with a hidden disability.

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    FM Editor  - 11.11.2019, 20:06

    Aramark in Veterans Recruitment Drive

    Following the involvement of its employees in activities to mark Veterans Day today, Aramark has announced it will be recruiting thousands of former armed services personnel in 2020.

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    FM Editor  - 08.11.2019, 15:04

    HubbleHQ Listed in Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

    UK Office search website HubbleHQ has been ranked 26th in this year's Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 ranking of the country's fastest-growing technology companies.

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    FM Editor  - 08.11.2019, 13:46

    Fire Rated Screens Contract

    Steel glazing systems supplier Wrightstyle will design and install fire rated screens for the new Tube station at Battersea Power Station which forms part of the Northern Line extension.

  • (L to R:) Sarah Dillon, Lucy Gordon and Nina Robinson will be helping to host ESPLawLive. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 07.11.2019, 15:55

    UK Workshop on In-house Abuse (London, 12th November)

    Workplace grievances and sexual harassment in the #MeToo era will be the focus of an interactive day for HR and Employee Relations (ER) managers who wish to learn about handling potentially complex cases impacting their organisations.

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    FM Editor  - 07.11.2019, 15:28

    W-2 Job Opportunities in Minneapolis-Saint Paul

    Contingent workforce solution MyWorkChoice has expanded its workforce communities to the Twin Cities, enabling hundreds of flexible self-scheduling jobs immediately through its mobile app.

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    FM Editor  - 07.11.2019, 13:13

    Standout Corporate Décor

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

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    FM Editor  - 07.11.2019, 01:48

    Transforming Enterprise-Wide Network Segmentation

    A new cloud-based offering from Forescout Technologies, Inc., promises to support critical application development by accelerating network segmentation projects used in mitigating exposure from IoT devices.

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    FM Editor  - 06.11.2019, 16:39

    Kramer Announces New CEO

    Kramer Electronics has appointed Itzhak Bambagi as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

  • Wärtsilä Helsinki Campus working spaces on the office floors. (photo: N/A)
    FM Editor  - 06.11.2019, 14:52

    Wärtsilä Joins Leesman+ Elite

    Wärtsilä's is the first company in Finland to receive Leesman+ certification after its Helsinki campus scored above 70 Lmi on Leesman’s standardised performance scale which captures employee feedback on how effectively their workplace supports their work.

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    FM Editor  - 05.11.2019, 21:46

    Enabling Smart Safety Equipment with the IIoT

    A partnership between industrial wearables company ProGlove and safety solutions provider Ansell will harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to ensure personal protective equipment (PPE) compliance.

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    FM Editor  - 05.11.2019, 20:56

    Report Criticises Understaffing at HMP Bronzefield

    The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at HMP Bronzefield has criticised a severe shortage of nurses and mental health facilities operating at or near capacity at the all-female prison in Ashford, Middlesex.

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    FM Editor  - 05.11.2019, 20:11

    ServiceMaster Q3 2019 Results

    ServiceMaster has reported a year-on-year revenue increase to $528 million and net income of $25 million in a quarter described by CEO, Nik Varty, as "challenging".

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    FM Editor  - 01.11.2019, 12:44

    The Clink Charity Partnership

    A new partnership between Bartlett Mitchell and The Clink Charity will provide prisoners enrolled on the independent UK caterer's training programmes with barista skills.

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    FM Editor  - 01.11.2019, 11:57

    UK Construction Industry Supports Common Assessment Standard

    CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) is reporting widespread support for a new prequalification scheme for construction supply management.

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    FM Editor  - 01.11.2019, 11:16

    Rentokil Initial Acquires Florida Pest Control

    Rentokil Initial has acquired Florida Pest Control in a deal that extends its presence in the South East United States where it has also acquired Oliver Exterminating, Allgood, Active, Heron, Johnson and Russell Pest Control.

  • Gavin Graveson, Executive Vice-President, Veolia UK & Ireland receives the award from HRH Princess Anne. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 31.10.2019, 14:42

    Princess Royal Training Award (PRTA)

    Veolia's 'Respect at Work' training programme has been recognised with a Princess Royal Training Award (PRTA).

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    FM Editor  - 31.10.2019, 14:23

    Hoarding Specialist to Donate Recycling Revenue

    Plasloc has pledged to donate all funds received from the recycling of its sustainable PVCu cladding system to environmental charity, Just One Ocean.

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    FM Editor  - 31.10.2019, 13:49

    USB Camera for Huddle and Small Conference Rooms

    The new CAM340+ huddle room USB camera from AVer is designed specifically for smaller meeting spaces.

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    FM Editor  - 30.10.2019, 09:04

    A Perfect Fit for LED Displays

    A new version of Datapath's Wall Designer software allows LED video wall integrators to downscale content whilst maintaining original aspect ratios.

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    FM Editor  - 30.10.2019, 08:36

    UK Engineering Companies Missing out on R&D Funding

    New research suggests engineering companies in the UK are missing out on over £10 billion of R&D funding every year.

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    FM Editor  - 29.10.2019, 14:09

    T.CON's Opens U.S. Office

    T.CON has opened a new sales location in Austin, Texas - the SAP Gold Partner's first outside Germany.

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    FM Editor  - 29.10.2019, 13:30

    HSEQ Accreditation for Aramark's North Sea Teams

    Aramark's BP North Sea HQ (NSHQ) teams have achieved health, safety, environmental and quality (HSEQ) accreditation to ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001.

  • Paul Zuidema is joining Ergotron at a time when employers are increasingly recognising the importance of good ergonomics in workplaces. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 28.10.2019, 11:10

    Ergotron Appoints EMEA Managing Director

    U.S. workspace furniture manufacturer and pioneer of the "sit-stand" workstation design concept, Ergotron, has appointed Paul Zuidema as managing director of Ergotron EMEA.

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    FM Editor  - 28.10.2019, 10:35

    Kampag Named as Swedish Steel Prize 2019 Finalist

    Brazilian agricultural machinery supplier Kampag has been nominated as a finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2019 after developing a harvester feeder application to reduce wastage from soya bean farming.

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    FM Editor  - 28.10.2019, 10:09

    UK Hire Company Offers HVO for Packaged Boilers

    Ideal Heat Solutions is the first boiler hire company in the UK to offer hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) as standard across its packaged boiler range.

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    FM Editor  - 25.10.2019, 13:38

    IFMA and RICS Join Workplace Week London 2019

    The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) UK Chapter and RICS are joining forces with annual workplace festival in support of BBC Children in Need, Workplace Week London, to discuss the impact of co-working on the wider workplace market.

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    FM Editor  - 25.10.2019, 12:06

    When Energy Crisis Meets Climate Crisis

    Veolia is urging immediate action in the wake of massive power disruption caused by the recent, temporary loss of just 5 per cent of the UK's electricity generating capacity and an expected doubling of demand by 2050.

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    FM Editor  - 24.10.2019, 22:41

    Online Marketplace for Used Robots Goes Live

    NRTC Alabama, Inc. brand, NRTC Automation, has launched e-commerce platform iGAM.com to offer affordable used robots, parts, and industrial machinery from ABB, Fanuc, Kuka, Yaskawa and other leading manufacturers of automation solutions.

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    FM Editor  - 24.10.2019, 11:58

    Best Practice in Cleaning Sustainably

    Incentive QAS, Incentive FM Group's specialist cleaning business, was the recipient of an award in the Sustainability – Best Practice category at the European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 23.10.2019, 12:08

    Addleshaw Goddard Document Management Contract

    Mitie’s Document Management business has been awarded a new five-year contract by UK law firm Addleshaw Goddard at sites in London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Scotland.

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    FM Editor  - 23.10.2019, 11:53

    Leading the Way in Reducing Food Waste

    Compass Group subsidiary Levy UK is spearheading an initiative to prevent food waste in the kitchen of the QEII Centre, the largest dedicated conference, events and exhibition space in central London.

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    FM Editor  - 23.10.2019, 11:09

    Telford Shopping Centre Awards Hard FM Contract

    ABM UK has secured a hard services contract with Telford Centre, the largest shopping centre in Shropshire in the West Midlands with over 160 stores.

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    FM Editor  - 23.10.2019, 10:34

    Cloud Workspace Solutions Provider Accredited to ISO 27001

    Next-gen workplace scheduling solutions company, Smartway2's data security practices, have been certified to ISO 27001 (Information Security Standard).

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    FM Editor  - 23.10.2019, 10:01

    Vibration-Tolerant LED Multifunction Light

    Pfannenberg, Inc., has launched PMF LED-Hi LED, a multifunction light designed for industrial environments prone to vibration.

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    FM Editor  - 22.10.2019, 23:16

    Future Office Awards Inviting Entries

    A "first of its kind" award is being offered to the winner of the inaugural Future Office Awards by London-based office fit-out specialists, ThirdWay (entries close on 13th December, 2019).

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    FM Editor  - 22.10.2019, 22:46

    Solving a Residential Alarm Challenge

    An residential alarm monitoring system in Henley-on-Thames has been configured to alert the housekeeper and security team at a private property rather than an alarm receiving centre (ARC).

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    FM Editor  - 21.10.2019, 21:55

    Deliveroo Awards UK TFM Contract

    Online food company Deliveroo has appointed Pareto FM to provide total facilities management (TFM) services across eight sites in the UK, including its ultra-modern workspace headquarters on Cannon Street in London.

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    FM Editor  - 21.10.2019, 15:18

    Supporting Successful Mums

    A partnership between Axis Group and IT supplier, LP Networks, has recycled and donated laptops for use by Successful Mums which provides training and advice for women returning to work.

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    FM Editor  - 18.10.2019, 16:36

    Saving Residential Council Heating Bills

    Croydon Council is piloting a low-carbon ground source heat pump system from Kensa Contracting in one of its residential blocks under an initiative to reduce heating bills for tenants and lower carbon emissions.

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    FM Editor  - 18.10.2019, 16:58

    BIM Objects for Voice Alarms

    Baldwin Boxall has announced the availability of BIM objects for their VIGIL3 and VIGIL2 voice alarm systems.

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    FM Editor  - 18.10.2019, 16:07

    Security Monitoring for Industrial Applications

    A new asset risk framework from Forescout Technologies allows organisations to aggregate and prioritise threats to operational technology (OT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices.

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    FM Editor  - 17.10.2019, 16:31

    100 Most Influential Women in Engineering

    Jo Davis, Group HR Director at Mitie, has been included in the top "100 Most Influential Women in the Engineering Sector" list published by board appointments firm, Inclusive Boards and the Financial Times.

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    FM Editor  - 17.10.2019, 16:03

    Ecolab "Reviewing" UK Competition Authority Decision

    Ecolab has announced it is reviewing the decision of the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to oppose its 2018 acquisition of Holchem on anti-competitive grounds.

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    FM Editor  - 17.10.2019, 15:08

    The Role of HR is Changing

    A recent study by eProcurement specialists Wax Digital has revealed over 40 per cent of HR professionals have experienced changes in their job because of digital transformation.

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    FM Editor  - 17.10.2019, 14:38

    Marine Grade Mechanical Locks

    Codelocks has completed its CL500 range of mechanical lock range with the launch of the CL510 and CL515 Mortice Latch Black Marine Grade models which are suitable for outdoor and coastal applications.

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    FM Editor  - 17.10.2019, 14:19

    Runners Raise Thousands for Local Charities

    Newbury Racecourse was the place to be on Sunday 13 October when over nine hundred runners took to the start line for Greenham Trust’s all-inclusive Step Up 4 Good 10K and family fun runs event.

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    FM Editor  - 17.10.2019, 12:37

    Demographic Data Key to Successful Build to Rent Communities

    UK Institutional landlord revenue enhancement partner Houzen has created a unique algorithm to unlock tenant demographic data (TDD) for investors and operators.

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    FM Editor  - 17.10.2019, 12:00

    Supporting Laundry Insourcing at Dorfold Hall

    Miele's Professional division recently installed laundry equipment at Grade I listed Jacobean mansion and wedding venue, Dorfold Hall, in Acton, Cheshire.

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    FM Editor  - 16.10.2019, 18:36

    Does Today’s Market Favour the Smaller Player?

    A new white paper from Active Workplace Solutions examines the pathways to outsourcing within facilities management and barriers, as well as opportunities, for smaller providers bidding on contracts.

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    FM Editor  - 16.10.2019, 14:01

    Tech for Good Award

    Sodexo has achieved 10th place in this year's eCAC40 ranking of the digital performance of France's biggest companies, with its data-driven food waste prevention program receiving a "Tech for Good" award at a ceremony organized by Les Echos.

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    FM Editor  - 16.10.2019, 13:22

    Sharebox to Launch White Label Platform at Host 2019

    Global key sharing app Sharbox will showcase a new white label solution for clients from the property, hospitality and car rental sectors during HOST 2019, from 31 October to 1 November 2019 at the Business Design Centre in London.

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    FM Editor  - 16.10.2019, 12:53

    Simplifying Development of LoRa Smart Building Solutions

    Semtech's new Smart Building Reference Kit includes tools for accelerating development of IoT-based smart building solutions based on LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol.

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    FM Editor  - 16.10.2019, 12:00

    Reverse Engineering Delivers Critical Compressor

    Sulzer has achieved cost savings of 40 per cent for an industrial company in the Philippines by reverse-engineered a compressor essential to its operations.

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    FM Editor  - 16.10.2019, 11:27

    Celebrating the Contribution of Cleaning Operatives

    OCS Group UK staff have joined colleagues in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the outstanding contribution of cleaning operatives on Thank Your Cleaner Day™ for a second successive year.

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    FM Editor  - 15.10.2019, 16:16

    Celebrating 120 Years

    Miele has launched the Octoplus 120 series of commercial washing machines and dryers for medium-scale laundry needs including care homes and boutique hotels, as it marks its 120th year in business.

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    FM Editor  - 15.10.2019, 15:52

    More Choice than Ever

    MRI Software has unveiled new solutions for the real estate and facilities management industries at MRI Ascend, its North American users conference in Anaheim, California.

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    FM Editor  - 15.10.2019, 14:38

    IWFM Awards 2019

    OCS Group UK's IMPACT training programme has been selected for an "Innovation in Product and/or Processes" award at the IWFM Awards 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 14.10.2019, 21:58

    Cushman & Wakefield Appoints New West Region Lead

    Cushman & Wakefield has announced the appointment of Sandra Boyle, CPM, LEED AP, as Asset Services Lead for the West Region of the United States.

  • C.A 8436 Qualistar+ low-voltage power quality analyser. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 14.10.2019, 21:14

    Power Quality Analyser for Maintenance Applications

    Chauvin Arnoux have launched the C.A 8436 Qualistar+, a new power quality analyser designed for accurate and reliable measurements in low-voltage installations for preventive and corrective maintenance.

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    FM Editor  - 14.10.2019, 20:52

    Yellowstone Appoints Chief of Resource & Visitor Protection

    U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has announced Sarah Davis as its new Chief of Resource and Visitor Protection at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

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    FM Editor  - 14.10.2019, 19:32

    IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards Nominations

    UK integrated service provider Axis Group has received three nominations at the IFSEC Fire and Security Excellence 2019 Awards, including "Security Guarding Company of the Year", which subsidiary.Axis Security has won on four occasions.

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    FM Editor  - 14.10.2019, 18:47

    BRE Announces New Chair

    BRE Group has appointed Piers White MBE as its new Chair with effect from the end of November 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 14.10.2019, 18:12

    ServiceMaster Continues European Acquisition Spree

    ServiceMaster has acquired Dublin-based technology led pest control startup Pest Pulse less than a month after its US $200 million acquisition of Nomor Holding AB, Europe's fourth-largest pest control company.

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    FM Editor  - 14.10.2019, 12:45

    Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS)

    New York FM tech start-up Facilio and UAE innovator Smart IoT LLC will be supporting development of a new Smart Living as a Service (SLaaS) solution for Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) subsidiary, Digital DEWA.

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    FM Editor  - 11.10.2019, 21:15

    Living Green Wall Systems

    A partnership between GSky Plant Systems and Moerings USA will promote GSky living green wall systems in the upper Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.

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    FM Editor  - 11.10.2019, 20:30

    Cornish Wastewater Contract

    Wastewater treatment specialist WPL has won the contract to provide wastewater treatment at a holiday park in Juliots Well in North Cornwall.

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    FM Editor  - 10.10.2019, 23:30

    Aircuity Approved for NYSERDA Energy Management Program

    Aircuity have been named a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Qualified Vendor for the Real-Time Energy Management (RTEM) Program.

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    FM Editor  - 10.10.2019, 14:03

    Data Centres Ireland 2019 (19-20 November)

    Vimpex will be showcasing its Hydrosense water leak detection solution for mission critical applications at Data Centres Ireland 2019 from 19-20 November at RDS Dublin.

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    FM Editor  - 10.10.2019, 13:23

    Relocating Movers and Shakers

    Centrica recently selected Bishop’s Move for a series of office moves involving sites in the UK.

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    FM Editor  - 10.10.2019, 11:55

    Supporting Fox News in Turkey

    The Fox Corporation's new Istanbul studio is utilising a Sony CLED display system as the backdrop for news bulletins broadcast to millions of people every day.

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    FM Editor  - 09.10.2019, 13:53

    Acquisition of Japanese Knotweed Management

    The Grounds Care Group (TGCG) has acquired invasive weed specialists, Japanese Knotweed Management (JKM).

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    FM Editor  - 09.10.2019, 12:06

    New UK Kodak NEXPRESS Reseller

    Kodak have appointed UK managed-office services supplier ASL Group as a key reseller of KODAK NEXPRESS digital presses.

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    FM Editor  - 08.10.2019, 15:04

    Brio 286DL Locking Handle

    Allegion UK has has added the 286DL locking handle to its range of Brio dual point locks for exterior folding applications.

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    FM Editor  - 08.10.2019, 14:31

    ServiceMark Accreditation for Customer Service

    With National Customer Service Week underway in the United Kingdom, Axis Group has become the first company in the cleaning, security and reception services sectors to receive ServiceMark Accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service.

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    FM Editor  - 08.10.2019, 14:05

    Gold Level Status with Constructionline

    Composite flooring and facade specialists Dura Composites have achieved Gold Level status with procurement pre-qualification and supply chain platform, Constructionline.

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    FM Editor  - 17.10.2019, 15:37

    Sulzer at ADIPEC 2019 (November 11-14, ADNEC)

    Sulzer will be presenting technology trends and innovation in the oil and gas sector at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) where a virtual reality app will allow visitors to experience the company's separation processes.

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    FM Editor  - 08.10.2019, 10:48

    ABM Announces Senior UK Appointment

    ABM UK has appointed Nick Tanti as managing director of its hard services division, ABM Technical Solutions. 

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    FM Editor  - 04.10.2019, 21:55

    Flashing Lights for Industrial Safety

    A new visual signalling device from Pfannenberg U.S.A. is designed as a highly visible alarm system to ensure safety in even the harshest environments.

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    FM Editor  - 04.10.2019, 12:55

    Wind-Resistant Roofing

    Polyglass U.S.A. have launched Velociflex, an independently tested bituminous roof assembly system for applications requiring a high degree of wind-resistance.

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    FM Editor  - 03.10.2019, 21:10

    New Manila International Airport Contract

    Jacobs has been selected as program management consultant for the New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project in Bulacan, the Philippines by San Miguel Corporation (SMC).

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    FM Editor  - 03.10.2019, 20:38

    New CEO to Lead CIEHF

    The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF) has appointed Dr Noorzaman Rashid as its new CEO with a remit to lead the professional member organisation for ergonomists and human factors specialists towards world-class membership body status.

  • Chef Apprentice Emanuele Ciafardini with his mentor, Alex Lovell at the Ready Steady Cook awards ceremony in Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden on 26th September. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 03.10.2019, 19:27

    Ready Steady Cook

    Emanuele Ciafardini, a talented chef apprentice at Blue Apple’s Tata Technologies operation in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, has won the Young Chef Award at the Association of Catering Excellence (ACE) Ready Steady Cook competition.

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    FM Editor  - 03.10.2019, 12:38

    G4S Included in FTSE4Good Index

    G4S has been included as a constituent member of the FTSE4Good Index Series in 2019 for the third year running, following an independent assessment of the group's sustainable business practices and commitment to social responsibility.

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    FM Editor  - 03.10.2019, 12:07

    Protecting the Western World's Largest Collection of Apes

    Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, Warwickshire, has extended the coverage provided by a remote access control system from ASSA ABLOY to its new £3.5 million Chimpanzee Eden facility.

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    FM Editor  - 03.10.2019, 10:33

    NHSBT Engineering Contract

    Mitie has been awarded a five-year engineering services contract by NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) - the executive non-departmental public body of England's Department of Health and Social Care which provides blood and organ donation services through permanent donor centres.

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    FM Editor  - 03.10.2019, 10:13

    Sensing Solutions for Access Control Applications

    Sensata Technologies has launched a new range of switches, relays and pressure sensors for access control equipment in demanding and remote environments.

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    FM Editor  - 02.10.2019, 23:35

    Serco Selected for US $968 Million U.S. Navy Contract Vehicle

    The United States Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) has named Serco Inc., as one of eight awardees for an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) multiple award contract.

  • The Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) is adjacent to Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 02.10.2019, 21:21

    Lockheed Martin Hospitality Contract

    Lockheed Martin has selected Aramark to deliver comprehensive hospitality services at its 300,000 square foot Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) conference center and lodging facility in Bethesda, Maryland.

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    FM Editor  - 02.10.2019, 20:52

    Pushing the Boundaries of Cloud-based Building Services

    Building performance tech firm arbnco and the University of Strathclyde have announced a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) to develop an IoT powered solution for collecting sensor data to provide facilities managers with operational insights and help reduce energy use.

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    FM Editor  - 02.10.2019, 19:46

    G3 Systems Welcomes New Business Development Manager

    Portland, Dorset based IAP Worldwide subsidiary, G3 Systems, have appointed Chris Thain as Business Development Manager for their industrial fire protection services business in the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

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    FM Editor  - 02.10.2019, 15:10

    OCS UK Young Sports Person of the Year 2019

    OCS UK has marked its mentoring and bursary programme by naming disability athlete, India Oates from County Durham, as its Young Sportsperson of the Year.

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    FM Editor  - 02.10.2019, 14:33

    Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

    Integrated UK fire and security solutions business Evolution has been recognised with Cyber Essentials Plus Certification.

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    News Editor  - 02.10.2019, 11:17

    CPSH Facilities Management Contract

    Mace Macro has been awarded a facilities management contract by City Plumbing Supplies Holdings Limited (CPSH), the UK and Ireland's largest distributor of plumbing and heating products with over a million square feet of space across a portfolio of over 370 properties.

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    FM Editor  - 02.10.2019, 10:30

    Stulz Upgrades Mission-Critical Cooling Solution

    STULZ has upgraded the CyberAir 3 DX series of precision cooling units for data centre and other mission-critical applications conforming with ASHRAE guidelines.

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    FM Editor  - 01.10.2019, 22:06

    Collaboration Creates Innovative Recycled Paint

    A team of chemists at Dulux Trade working in partnership with Veolia have produced a ground-breaking matt emulsion (latex) paint formulated from 35 per cent recycled materials.

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    FM Editor  - 01.10.2019, 13:38

    The Perfect Work-Light-Balance

    LEDVANCE has introduced a suspended edge-lit, stand-alone luminaire with direct (70 per cent) and indirect (30 per cent) light emission for a variety of office applications.

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    FM Editor  - 01.10.2019, 09:22

    Dancing to Success

    English National Ballet has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services at its newly built, 93,000 sq ft, headquarters in City Island, East London.

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    FM Editor  - 01.10.2019, 09:10

    From Farm to Fork

    Sodexo is the first global food services company to connect its corporate financing to food waste reduction targets, following a pledge by CEO Denis Machuel at the annual meeting of Champions 12.3 coalition partners which supports UN efforts to reduce food loss and waste.

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    FM Editor  - 30.09.2019, 22:39

    Promoting Alfa Romeo and Maserati with an Escalator Handrail

    Canadian luxury car dealership The Mark Motors Group, implemented EHC's ADRail™ escalator handrail solution to promote Alfa Romeo and Maserati at the 2019 Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show.

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    FM Editor  - 30.09.2019, 15:12

    Improving Time Management at a Care Home

    A Kent-based residential care home has improved efficiency and reduced wage costs following the installation of an interactive, biometric time and attendance system.

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    FM Editor  - 30.09.2019, 14:53

    Registers of Scotland Security Contract

    Corps Security has been awarded a three-year contract to provide security services to Registers of Scotland at Meadowbank House in Edinburgh.

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    FM Editor  - 30.09.2019, 13:29

    Next Gen Project Rooms

    European office furniture and workplace design solutions specialist Kinnarps has launched Next Gen Project Rooms which it describes as a "first of its kind" solution for solving the common problem of locked down project rooms.

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    FM Editor  - 30.09.2019, 11:53

    From China to Yorkshire

    A power storage station built in Hefei, China for delivery to Yorkshire in Northern England, is being protected by a fire extinguishing panel from Kentec.

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    FM Editor  - 30.09.2019, 11:10

    EDUcatering Excellence 2019 Awards

    Compass Group education business Chartwells UK is celebrating after winning two top awards at the 10th EDUcatering Excellence Awards, held at the Royal Garden Hotel on Tuesday 8th October.

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    FM Editor  - 30.09.2019, 10:18

    A Wrap for Sweet Wrappers

    With plastic high on the public agenda, Veolia has launched Procycle, a service for recycling harder-to-treat materials, as well as those previously deemed unrecyclable - including sweet wrappers, straws and plastic toys.

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    FM Editor  - 27.09.2019, 14:38

    Claire Waysand to Succeed Pierre Mongin at Engie

    ENGIE has announced Claire Waysand will replace Pierre Mongin as Group Executive Vice-President and General Secretary from the beginning of October.

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    FM Editor  - 27.09.2019, 13:52

    Maintaining Industrial Uptime

    With increasing demand for electric vehicles, energy storage and new devices, global industrial stored energy provider Enersys is relying on predictive and reactive maintenance solutions from Rotamec to maintain uptime at its its manufacturing facility in Newport, Wales.

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    FM Editor  - 27.09.2019, 13:08

    Phase II of Stoke-on-Trent Heat Network Breaks Ground

    Stoke-On-Trent’s ambitious heat network project has entered into its second phase following a ground-breaking ceremony for the installation of a 1.4Km flow and return pipework.which was attended by civic and business leaders, and students from Stoke on Trent College’s Urban Heat Academy.

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    FM Editor  - 27.09.2019, 11:00

    Transforming the Tipper Truck Market in Argentina

    Industrias Baco has transformed the Argentinian tipper truck market after switching the material used for the production of vehicle wear plates from standard to high-tensile steel.

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    FM Editor  - 26.09.2019, 14:23

    Making Buildings Safer

    FläktGroup subsidiary, Fläkt Woods, has chosen Danfoss HVAC VLT® variable speed drives (VSDs) for its new high temperature fan/VSD range.

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    FM Editor  - 25.09.2019, 14:23

    Cisco Selects Spie for Lifecycle Replacement Contract

    SPIE Group subsidiary, SPIE UK, has won a four-month contract to undertake replacement works in the live building environment of Cisco's UK flagship office in Bedfont Lakes, Feltham.

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    FM Editor  - 25.09.2019, 08:32

    EHC Announces Key Turkish Appointment

    Handrail, roller and component manufacturer for the elevator market, EHC Global Inc., has appointed Eren Altmişdört to the newly-created position of General Manager, EHC Turkey.

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    FM Editor  - 24.09.2019, 13:45

    Supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Agenda

    Independent UK caterer Bartlett Mitchell has committed to aligning its activities with seven United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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    FM Editor  - 23.09.2019, 17:24

    Exploring the Future of Wellness

    A research collaboration between Sodexo and uOttawa LIFE Research Institute will assess the impact of emerging technologies on wellbeing and healthcare delivery.

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    FM Editor  - 20.09.2019, 17:12

    A Tale of Two Storeys

    ThirdWay Architecture recently completed the two-storey extension of a Victorian warehouse at 34-38 Provost Street in Hoxton, London.

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    FM Editor  - 20.09.2019, 16:52

    Shakespeare's Globe Extends Security Contract

    Cordant Security has won a two-year extension of its security contract with Shakespeare’s Globe on Bankside in London.

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    FM Editor  - 19.09.2019, 14:14

    BPF Embraces Boardroom Diversity

    The British Property Federation (BPF) is inviting expressions of interest from across its membership for a new Board appointment for the first time in its history.

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    FM Editor  - 19.09.2019, 13:41

    Helping to Prevent Cancer

    A new 3D breast scanner at Darent Valley Hospital has been made possible by donations to its charity’s Cancer Fighting Fund by local businesses, including Artic Building Services.

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    FM Editor  - 18.09.2019, 12:47

    ByBox Appoints CEO

    Richard Agostinelli has succeeded Stuart Miller as the chief executive officer (CEO) of smart locker technology and field service solutions provider, ByBox.

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    FM Editor  - 18.09.2019, 12:05

    Fire Door Safety Week 2019

    To coincide with Fire Door Safety Week in the United Kingdom, Abloy UK has created an infographic presentation which includes statistics on fire door safety and information about risks associated with non-compliance under current legislation.

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    FM Editor  - 18.09.2019, 11:42

    SMC Upgrades Alarm Receiving Centre

    Carrier UK subsidiary Security Monitoring Centres Limited (SMC), has completed a major refurbishment and re-fit of its Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) in Nottingham.

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    FM Editor  - 18.09.2019, 11:29

    Acquisition of Purple Grape Catering

    London-based flexible workplace and venue food company, Grazing, has acquired Purple Grape Catering which operates in the retail and corporate events catering sector.

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    FM Editor  - 13.09.2019, 14:47

    Design Museum Contract

    Pareto FM has been retained as hard services contractor by the Design Museum, the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary architecture and design which is located in Kensington, London.

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    FM Editor  - 13.09.2019, 14:16

    Transformerless UPS for Smaller Data Centres

    Riello UPS has launched Sentryum (S3T), its third generation of transformerless online UPS system designed for smaller data centres and mission-critical environments.

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    FM Editor  - 13.09.2019, 13:43

    Colour Alerts for Video Walls

    A unique alarm system developed for traders at a major financial institution in New York is being used in other applications that benefit from communicating status changes visually in on-screen colour changes.

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    FM Editor  - 13.09.2019, 12:21

    Mobile IP Live Production Studio

    Sony Professional Solutions Europe, which is currently exhibiting at this year's International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, has helped DPG Media create a next-generation mobile IP Live production studio and control room based on SMPTE ST2110.

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    FM Editor  - 12.09.2019, 14:13

    Taking Cleaning Greener

    Interserve Group is reducing the number of spent bottles of cleaning products sent to landfill as part of a wider initiative to tackle the environmental footprint of its cleaning operations in client premises.

  • Dr. Martens headquarters building in Camden, London. (photo: CasaCeramica)
    FM Editor  - 12.09.2019, 10:24

    Workplace Week London 2019 (11-15 November)

    More than 30 iconic brands will open their workplaces to the public for Workplace Week London - the brainchild of Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) which has raised over £100,000 for BBC Children in Need.

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    FM Editor  - 11.09.2019, 11:30

    RoNik Inspectioneering Approves ELIOS 2 Drone

    RoNik Inspectioneering, one of Europe's largest providers of inspection services for industrial, hazardous and enclosed spaces, has approved use of the Elios 2 drone in indoor inspection applications.

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    FM Editor  - 11.09.2019, 10:34

    Codelocks Expands Door Controller Range

    Codelocks has launched its first keyless door controller range, Access by Codelocks, which features three different models that provide proximity access control without requiring software purchases, external programmers or licensing fees.

  • Mitie's first electric van outside Edinburgh Castle. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 11.09.2019, 10:18

    Celebrating EV Milestones in Scotland

    Edinburgh Castle and Fife College have taken delivery of Mitie's 100th and 101st electric vehicles (EV) as part of the facility services group's commitment to switch 20 per cent of its car and small van fleet to electric by the end of 2020.

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    FM Editor  - 10.09.2019, 21:27

    Veolia's Annual Wonder Day (21 September)

    Veolia is inviting Londoners to get smart about recycling by visiting the UK’s most advanced recycling facility on Saturday 21 September.

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    FM Editor  - 10.09.2019, 17:19

    Reducing Food's Environmental Impact

    Sodexo is working with Unilever brand Knorr and conservation organisation WWF-UK who co-authored a recent "Future 50 Foods" report into sustainable food options to introduce plant-based recipes at 5,000 kitchens in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Belgium.

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    FM Editor  - 10.09.2019, 20:48

    St Paul's Security Supervisor Nominated for Award

    Iris Groenewald, a site supervisor for Axis Security's St Paul's Cathedral site, has been nominated for a 2019 Women in Security award.

  • Katarina Goodwin. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 10.09.2019, 12:44

    Bartlett Mitchell Appoints People & Talent Director

    UK independent caterer Bartlett Mitchell has appointed Katarina Goodwin to the newly created position of People and Talent Director.

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    FM Editor  - 10.09.2019, 12:23

    Cloud Fob System Installed at Multiple Apartment Blocks

    Your Housing Group, which manages more than 28,000 homes in the Midlands and North West England, has installed fob readers and a Cloud management system from Intratone during refurbishment works to 34 apartment blocks in Liverpool and Manchester.

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    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 19:53

    Ecolab Launches Industrial Water Management Platform

    Ecolab has launched the ECOLAB3D™ Cloud Platform which leverages predictive analytics to facilitate enterprise-scale industrial water management.

  • Seasoned financial veteran, Grant Fitz. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 19:00

    EFI Appoints Grant Fitz as CFO

    Electronics for Imaging has appointed Grant Fitz who formerly served in the same position with Valassis and Xerox Technology, as its new Chief Financial Officer.

  • Teck's Quebrada Blanca copper mine. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 18:34

    Aramark to Support Chilean Copper Mining Operation

    Aramark will support Phase Two of Teck Resources' Quebrada Blanka copper mining operation following the award of a 27-month food and facility services contract.

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    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 17:49

    Kramer to Host Seminars at InfoComm India

    Kramer Electronics will hold a series of seminars and talk sessions at the InfoComm India Summit from September 18th to 20th at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.

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    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 15:29

    Protecting the World's Longest Sea-crossing

    Kentec Sigma A-XT gas extinguishing panels are at the heart of a new fire safety solution protecting users of the magnificent Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB).

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    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 14:28

    ServiceMaster Enters European Pest Control Market

    ServiceMaster has announced the $200 million acquisition of Nomor Holding AB, Europe's fourth-largest pest control company with operations throughout Sweden and Norway.

  • Jon Leigh. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 11:08

    Bike Ride Raises £33,750 for Alzheimer's Society

    Jon Leigh, Compass Group UK & Ireland's Head of Operations for the North of England, has cycled from London to Paris to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society.

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    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 11:56

    'Best Annual Report' Award

    ISS A/S is the recipient of a 'Best Annual Report' award from the Confederation of Danish Industry (Dansk Industri) and FSR - Danish Auditors which represents auditors, accountants, tax and corporate finance professionals, for its 2018 group accounts

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    FM Editor  - 05.09.2019, 18:09

    #RETAS Award for Mindspace

    Mindspace was the recipient of a 3rd Place Award in the co-working category at this year's Real Estate Tech Awards (#RETAS) which were sponsored by JLL Spark.

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    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 17:14

    WELL Building Standard Vodcast & Webinar (24 September)

    Angela Spangler, director of market development at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), discusses the WELL Building Standard in a vodcast sponsored by Aircuity, with a professional development webinar on the standard also scheduled for 24 September.

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    FM Editor  - 04.09.2019, 17:41

    Former LIA President to Retire

    Alasdair McRury, the former Lighting Industry Association (LIA) President credited with setting the organisation on a new path following the phasing-out of incandescent lighting products in Europe, is stepping down as managing director of Holophane Europe.

  • Construction is underway on the site located on family-run farm, Mitchell Fruit Garden. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 04.09.2019, 16:20

    Ground Source Heating for Cornish Social Housing Development

    A new build social housing project on the family-run Mitchell Fruit Garden Farm in Cornwall will soon be extracting heat from a ground source heat pump solution.

  • Kentec EliteXT+. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 15:09

    Integration-friendly Gas Suppression System

    Life-critical control systems manufacturer Kentec has launched Elite XT+, a multi-addressable extinguishant control panel designed for integration into wider fire safety solutions.

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    FM Editor  - 04.09.2019, 13:43

    New Elastomeric Base Sheet for Bitumen Roof Systems

    Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., has unveiled a self-adhering base sheet for inclusion in low-slope bituminous roofing systems.

  • Rear Admiral John Weale OBE and Gavin Graveson, Executive Vice-President Veolia UK & Ireland, at the signing of the armed Forces Covenant. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 02.09.2019, 14:28

    UK Ministry of Defence Recognition for Veolia

    Veolia is the first environmental solutions provider to be recognised with a 'Gold' status Defence Employers Recognition Scheme (ERS) Award for its work with the British Armed Forces.

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    FM Editor  - 28.08.2019, 12:44

    RICS Sheds Light on Code of Practice for FM Procurement

    Stephen Morris, Global Head of FM at RICS, discusses the RICS Global Code of Practice for Procurement of FM Services which is scheduled for publication in early 2020 in a webinar hosted by FM Expo.

  • Mytime Active leisure facilities. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 28.08.2019, 12:09

    Mytime Active Contract

    Social enterprise Mytime Active which operates 22 golf and leisure sites in the United Kingdom has selected B38 Group to provide mechanical, engineering, HVAC maintenance, and strategic advisory services under a three-year Hard FM contract.

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    FM Editor  - 23.08.2019, 14:09

    Sodexo Joins G7 Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) Coalition

    The OECD has recognised Sodexo's leadership in tackling gender inequality by including the French multinational food and facility services group in its listing of G7 Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition partners.

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    FM Editor  - 22.08.2019, 16:16

    Atalian Servest to Support Leading Charities

    Employees of Atalian Servest have voted to support Mind, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland until December 2020 under a fundraising initiative that will be overseen by a dedicated charity committee.

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    FM Editor  - 22.08.2019, 13:40

    Embodying the School Spirit in Houston

    Oakland, California-based metal manufacturer Móz Designs supplied eye-catching panels from its Gradient collection as the exterior façade of the new Madison High School in Houston, Texas.

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    FM Editor  - 22.08.2019, 12:27

    St George's University Hospitals Contract

    Interserve Group has been selected to deliver major multiple projects as part of the estates infrastructure improvement programme for St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in South London.

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    FM Editor  - 21.08.2019, 13:24

    Wikborg Rein Supports "Twinning" Initiative to Fund Classrooms

    Elite global law firm Wikborg Rein is supporting a boardroom and toilet "twinning" partnership to help fund a school classroom build in a remote community in Pakistan.

  • Hebe Richardson. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 21.08.2019, 12:25

    UK Caterer Appoints Wellness Manager

    Independent caterer Bartlett Mitchell (BM) has appointed Hebe Richardson to the newly created position of ‘Wellness Manager’.

  • Borehole drill rig for the Kensa heat pumps at Ashton Rise. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 20.08.2019, 08:38

    Bristol in Innovative Sustainable Housing Development

    Bristol’s commitment to achieving a carbon neutral pledge by 2030 is being realised with the aid of a new housing development that will feature innovative low-carbon heating.

  • Simon Gorski, Lendlease's new managing director for construction. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 19.08.2019, 13:51

    Lendlease Appoints New Managing Director for Construction

    Lendlease has announced Simon Gorski as its new managing director for Construction, following the promotion of Neil Martin to Chief Operating Officer for Europe.

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    FM Editor  - 19.08.2019, 10:46

    Vattenfall Extends Contract with ISS Energy Services

    State-owned Swedish power company Vattenfall has renewed its integrated facilities management contract with ISS in Germany until 2021.

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    FM Editor  - 15.08.2019, 11:32

    FCO to Implement MRI Horizon IWMS Platform Globally

    The United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has selected an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) developed by MRI for implementation in its portfolio of more than 5,000 Properties.

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    FM Editor  - 15.08.2019, 10:43

    Refurbishment of Landmark East London Riverside Block

    Gunning London has refurbished Sovereign View, an imposing residential apartment block in the banks of the river Thames at Rotherhithe in south-east London.

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    FM Editor  - 15.08.2019, 10:16

    App-based Visual ID Verification

    OPTEX has announced the launch in English-speaking countries of a new 180° day/night Wi-Fi camera module that integrates with its outdoor VX Infinity (VXI) sensor to create an App-based visual verification solution.

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    FM Editor  - 15.08.2019, 09:54

    Securing a North London Primary School

    Delta Security has installed an integrated access control and IP-based HD CCTV system at Grasmere Primary School in Stoke Newington, north-east London.

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    FM Editor  - 15.08.2019, 00:52

    Aberdeen Cleaning Business Acquires Maintenance Provider

    Aberdeen-based cleaning business franchisor Tidy Green Clean (TGC) has acquired AMG Contracts, a long-standing commercial property maintenance company that is also headquartered in Scotland's third largest city.

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    FM Editor  - 13.08.2019, 19:26

    RoSPA Health and Safety Awards

    Atalian Servest has achieved Gold and Silver status in the 2019 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 13.08.2019, 12:17

    Shell Malaysia Safety Award

    A commitment to employee safety and worker welfare have won Safeguards G4S a Silver Award at the prestigious Shell Malaysia Safety Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 13.08.2019, 11:26

    New UK & Ireland Managing Director

    Crown Worldwide Group subsidiary, Crown Workspace, has appointed Phil Oram as regional managing director for the UK and Ireland,

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    FM Editor  - 09.08.2019, 15:51

    Dataflex Tour to Visit Four European Countries

    Ergonomics and consumer accessories specialist Dataflex will showcase its latest solutions at V8 Motorworld in Stuttgart, Allianz Arena (the home of FC Bayern Munich) and eight other cities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland during its annual roadshow from 5th September to 17th October.

  • Repton School, Dubai. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 09.08.2019, 14:36

    Evolvence Renews Private Schools IFM Contract

    Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI) which offers a British independent school education at locations across the GCC region through a partnership with Repton School has extended its integrated facilities management contract with Mace Macro.

  • Artist: Clet Abraham, Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London. (photo: 	 )
    FM Editor  - 09.08.2019, 13:27

    Anti-graffiti Road Signs

    UK-based safety signage retailer SafetySigns4Less has added anti-graffiti coating options to its range of reflective traffic management signs.

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    FM Editor  - 08.08.2019, 16:49

    High Performance Control Valves

    CIRCOR International, Inc., brand, Leslie Controls, is incorporating a novel aerodynamic and hydrodynamic flow design into its “smart” valve design into its Aeroflow high-performance control valves for the global power generation, industrial, marine, and oil and gas markets.

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    FM Editor  - 08.08.2019, 16:11

    BCGA Adds 100th Document to Information Resource

    The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has added the 100th guidance document to its comprehensive reference library which has been created as a useful source of information for the FM sector.

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    FM Editor  - 08.08.2019, 12:21

    Gather & Gather Opens ‘Primarket Café’ in Glasgow

    Gather & Gather, Mitie’s specialist catering business, has opened an in-store café for fast fashion retailer Primark at the Braehead Shopping Centre in Glasgow.

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    FM Editor  - 08.08.2019, 05:47

    Real-time ID Verification Secures Corporate Buildings

    Proxyclick has launched ID Match, a cloud solution which uses facial recognition technology to verify a visitor's true identity.

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    FM Editor  - 08.08.2019, 02:45

    Good Uncle Acquisition

    Aramark has acquired Good Uncle, an app-based on-demand fresh food delivery service for university and college students in the United States.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 18:08

    BACnet Support for Aircuity Smart Building Platform

    Aircuity has added BACnet Client capabilities to its smart energy management platform to provide users with cost-effective access to an overview of a facility's operation.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 17:10

    Supporting Food Innovation

    Ecolab and Cargill are accelerating innovation within the food industry by supporting a second class of startups through the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator for a second year.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 16:48

    Step Up 4 Good 2019

    Since 2016, Greenham Trust’s annual 10k and family fun runs event, Step Up 4 Good has encouraged more than 1,800 people to get active whilst giving back to their communities.

  • Jaime de Gouveia. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 14:19

    Incentive Lynx Announces Internal Promotion

    Incentive Lynx, the security arm of the UK's Incentive FM Group, has appointed Jaime de Gouveia as Business Development Manager.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 14:02

    Datapath Adds KVM Support to WallControl 10

    Datapath has enhanced its popular WallControl 10 video management software by incorporating KVM control functionality for connected PCs.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 12:06

    Launch of ‘Hospitality Superheroes’ Mentoring Programme

    With Hospitality Apprenticeship Week underway in the United Kingdom, Umbrella Training has introduced the ‘Hospitality Superheroes’ mentoring programme to inspire and support apprentices in the sector.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 11:24

    Student Roost Expands B38 Hard FM Partnership

    Purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) provider Student Roost has appointed B38 Group as mechanical and electrical (M&E) and HVAC maintenance contractor for its latest property on Pittodrie Street, near the University of Aberdeen's central campus and Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

  • Artist's impression of the UK's first highway hydrophonic wall in Southampton. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 11:00

    Southampton Highways Scheme to Feature Hydrophonic Wall

    Balfour Beatty Living Places and green infrastructure experts Biotecture will install the UK's first hydroponic living wall as part of a highways contract for Southampton City Council that completes this autumn.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 03:05

    Roof Membranes for Cold Weather Application

    Roofing and waterproofing systems manufacturer Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., has added two self-adhesive elastomeric roof membranes to its product range.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 02:20

    Feeding Athletes at the 2019 Pan-American Games

    Sodexo is the official catering and foodservice supplier for the Pan American and Parapan American Games in Peru which end on Sunday.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 09:00

    Digitising Access to Managed Lets

    An innovative partnership between smart intercom company Klevio and home rental service provider Hostmaker will give digital access to Airbnb guests in the UK.

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    FM Editor  - 06.08.2019, 22:34

    Adler and Allan Rebrands Subsidiaries

    Adler and Allan has rebranded its subsidiaries and introduced a new logo to emphasise its capabilities as one of the UK's largest single-source environmental response service providers.

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    FM Editor  - 05.08.2019, 12:31

    Mitie Enhances Security Technology Capabilities

    Mitie Security has acquired niche intelligent software and security solutions provider, Global Aware International Group (GAIG), for an undisclosed sum.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 01:29

    Birmingham Cleaning Contract

    Incentive QAS has been awarded a cleaning services contract by a leading property management company at 55 Colmore Row, a Grade-A office building in Birmingham which was recently refurbished for £30 million.

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    FM Editor  - 02.08.2019, 02:15

    Hard FM Contract Award

    Regional UK law firm Foot Anstey has retained Cordant Group subsidiary, Cordant Technical, to deliver Hard FM solutions at seven offices in the South and South West.

  • The 150kW Raption rapid EV charger. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 02.08.2019, 01:46

    SWARCO eVolt at LCV 2019

    SWARCO eVolt will be exhibiting the newest addition to its range of rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Event from 4th to 5th September at the Millbrook car testing facility in Bedford.

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    FM Editor  - 02.08.2019, 01:13

    Worried About Wasps

    The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has published a guide to assist facilities managers in combating threats to people and assets from wasps.

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    FM Editor  - 01.08.2019, 23:41

    Turn Your Hand to Nature Conservation

    Family board game favourite Monopoly has received a makeover with a little help from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), with woodlands, wetlands and coastal reserves taking the place of prime real estate locations.

  • ABM UK will continue to provide cleaning services at multiple locations in Edinburgh, including  conference and events venue, The Assembly Rooms. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 31.07.2019, 18:55

    Renewal of Edinburgh Cleaning Contracts

    National Galleries of Scotland and Edinburgh City Council have renewed cleaning contracts with ABM UK for several arts and cultural venues in advance of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, which takes place from 2nd to 26th August.

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    FM Editor  - 31.07.2019, 02:24

    Eco-Conscious Workwear

    Aramark has partnered with recycled materials textile solutions manufacturer, Unifi, Inc., to launch a new clothing range.

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    FM Editor  - 30.07.2019, 22:18

    University of Dundee Framework Contract

    SPIE Group subsidiary, SPIE UK, has been awarded a three-year framework contract with the University of Dundee for the design, upgrade and replacement of mechanical and electrical (M&E) installations.

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    FM Editor  - 30.07.2019, 22:42

    TEC Hosts Client Event

    TEC Electric Motors has hosted a technical conference for Fluid Power Group at its extensive new meeting facilities in Hartlebury, Worcestershire.

  • Matt Dougan from Osram Opto Semiconductors and Ruth Barker from Tameside MBC with Course Leader, Dr Gareth John. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 29.07.2019, 15:48

    HNC Lighting Design and Technology Graduates

    The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) is celebrating the graduation of its first student intake from the UK Higher National Certificate (HNC) course in Lighting Design and Technology introduced in 2017.

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    FM Editor  - 29.07.2019, 15:18

    Reliance High-Tech Relocates to Bracknell

    Independent security technology integrator and lone worker protection services provider Reliance High-Tech has relocated its headquarters from Winnersh in Berkshire to a new, state-of-the-art, facility in Station Road, Bracknell.

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    FM Editor  - 29.07.2019, 14:41

    Deborah Caplan Joins ServiceMaster Board

    ServiceMaster has appointment Deborah Caplan, executive vice-president of Human Resources and Corporate Services for NextEra Energy, Inc., to its board of directors.

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    FM Editor  - 26.07.2019, 14:45

    Next-gen Wireless Mortise Lock

    Allegion UK has launched its innovative wireless mortise lock solution in the UK.

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    FM Editor  - 25.07.2019, 16:15

    CTS in Office Relocation

    Electromechanical and building services maintenance specialist CTS has moved to new offices at 42-44 Bishopsgate in the City of London.

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    FM Editor  - 24.07.2019, 15:57

    ABM Awarded Broadgate M&E Contract

    ABM Technical Solutions has been appointed M&E service partner at Broadgate, the 32-acre mixed-use neighbourhood in central London which is jointly owned by British Land and GIC.

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    FM Editor  - 24.07.2019, 16:37

    London Heathrow 'Super Power' Artwork Structure

    BakerHicks has participated in the ADHD Foundation's 'Umbrella Project' at London Heathrow which aims to raise awareness of neurodiversity and challenge stigma surrounding behavioural issues by celebrating the 'super powers' of many sufferers.

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    FM Editor  - 13.08.2019, 18:19

    EFI Announces New CEO

    Electronics for Imaging has announced Jeff Jacobson, its Executive Chairman and a former CEO of Xerox, has assumed a second role as chief executive officer following the resignation of Bill Muir.

  • Paul Hastings, managing director of TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 24.07.2019, 15:22

    TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman Creates Senior Role

    TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman has appointed Paul Hastings to the newly created post of managing director.

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    FM Editor  - 18.07.2019, 11:33

    Supporting Female Coffee Producers

    Bartlett Mitchell has launched Huskup, an eco-friendly reusable coffee cup that will support the community that produces the caterer's premium coffee brand, Perkee.

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    FM Editor  - 18.07.2019, 09:13

    Keeping Brenntag Safe in Sunderland

    A Taktis fire alarm and control panel from Kentec is protecting the Sunderland facility of chemical distributor Brenntag UK & Ireland.

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    FM Editor  - 18.07.2019, 14:02

    "Android Enterprise Recommended" Rugged Touch Computer

    Janam Technologies, Inc., have launched a rugged touch computer with a 5 inch display and Google "Android Enterprise Recommended" (AER) certification.

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    FM Editor  - 18.07.2019, 00:06

    University Health Network Saves on Energy

    University Health Network (UHN), Canada's largest research hospital, is reporting lower energy costs and indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements after adopting Aircuity's intelligent building platform.

  • Pictured (Left to right): director David Ridsdale, estimator Karl Cockroft and engineer Tom McCabe of G&H Maintenance. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 17.07.2019, 23:13

    Leeds City College & Leeds College of Music Maintenance Contract

    G&H Maintenance has won a three-year contract to provide planned, reactive and emergency call out maintenance at educational facilities across eleven sites in Leeds.

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    FM Editor  - 17.07.2019, 22:40

    Royal College of Pathologists Hard Services Contract

    Professional membership organisation, The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath), has appointed Pareto FM as hard services contractor to its award-winning headquarters building on Alie Street in Whitechapel, London.

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    FM Editor  - 17.07.2019, 15:25

    Cooling IT Infrastructure

    STULZ’s new EC Tower is designed for rapid deployment in server room environments and boasts a footprint of up to one-third that of conventional precision air-conditioning units.

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    FM Editor  - 17.07.2019, 15:02

    Contract Wins for Grazing Group

    Flexible workplace and venue food company Grazing has won a raft of new contracts and secured a re-listing as an approved supplier at The View from the Shard on levels 68 to 72 at The Shard building in London.

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    FM Editor  - 17.07.2019, 14:25

    A Successful CIH 2019

    Access control and door entry specialist Intratone is reporting success at this year's Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Conference & Exhibition following the introduction of a branding revamp and new-look exhibition stand.

  • The Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 17.07.2019, 14:05

    Manhattan Loft Gardens Hard FM Contract

    Polyteck Group has secured a contract to deliver hard FM services at the ground-breaking £250 million Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford, East London.

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    FM Editor  - 17.07.2019, 11:46

    Enhancing Security at Aon

    UK fire and security solutions integrator Evolution is delivering high-end CCTV and access control solutions at sites operated by professional services firm Aon in the UK, Austria and the Netherlands.

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    FM Editor  - 17.07.2019, 11:21

    18 More Businesses Penalised for Late Payment

    Eighteen companies, including BT, British American Tobacco and Centrica have been suspended from the UK's Prompt Payment Code for failing to pay suppliers on time - with Atos IT Services UK re-instated after demonstrating it is meeting its commitments, the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) announced today.

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    FM Editor  - 15.07.2019, 08:06

    Banking on Corps Security

    Corps Security has won a three-plus-two-year integrated security contract to provide manned and event guarding, close protection and remote systems monitoring services for multinational French bank, BNP Paribas' London locations.

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    FM Editor  - 17.07.2019, 12:29

    Sceptre Award for Axis

    Axis Security’s team at Mercury Mall in Romford has been named ‘Security Team of the Year’ at the Sceptre Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 12.07.2019, 09:51

    Kensa Announces Senior Appointments

    UK ground source heat network delivery partner Kensa Group has made several internal promotions within its heat pumps, contracting and utilities subsidiaries as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary.

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    FM Editor  - 11.07.2019, 13:55

    Shining New Light On Energy Security

    Riello UPS has published a comprehensive report on the consequences of an electricity grid failure in the UK, following widely reported power outages that affected almost 50 million people in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay last month.

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    FM Editor  - 11.07.2019, 11:50

    Adding Social Value Through Hard FM

    GRAHAM Group has been appointed as single-point hard FM services provider to the Place Partnership and will returns 'social value' to communities in six local authority areas in the West Midlands under a novel service delivery model.

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    FM Editor  - 10.07.2019, 11:41

    Sony Updates Workplace Management Solution

    Sony Professional Solutions Europe has released TEOS Manage 2, an overhaul of its scalable workspace solution for facilities in corporate and education environments.

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    FM Editor  - 10.07.2019, 09:38

    Smarter EV Charging is Key

    Smarter technology, and more intelligent charging solutions, are essential for encouraging mass adoption of electrical vehicles (EV) according to Justin Meyer, General Manager at SWARCO eVolt.

  • Carol Lee at the awards ceremony. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 10.07.2019, 09:17

    Probation Service Award for Interserve Employee

    Carol Lee, a community support navigator with Interserve's Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) in Greater Manchester, has been recognised for her work in supporting offenders to make positive changes to their lives.

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    FM Editor  - 09.07.2019, 18:44

    Smart Building and City Security

    Axis Communications have published a white paper on the benefits and challenges of smart building and city management, in association with Virtually Informed and Unified Security.

  • Pictured (L to R): Simon Whapshott, Robin Newton, Nick Brown and Mark Garius. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 09.07.2019, 14:26

    ASL Acquires Reprotec

    UK managed office services supplier ASL Group has acquired Reprotec, the largest independent office equipment supplier in the East Midlands.

  • University of Bristol Security Services Manager, Guy Worrall (left) with Open Parking's Justin Ben-Nathan (right). (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 08.07.2019, 16:10

    Bringing Fairness to Staff Parking

    The University of Bristol is harnessing new parking technologies.to make life easier for over 7,000 members of staff.

  • Morag Freathy. (photo: Douglas Kurn)
    FM Editor  - 08.07.2019, 15:39

    Compass Announces New B&I Managing Director

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has appointed Morag Freathy as Managing Director for Business & Industry (B&I).

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    FM Editor  - 08.07.2019, 15:15

    Acquisition of STS Group

    German multinational facilities management provider, Dussmann Group, has acquired specialist Waterford, Republic of Ireland-based, electrical engineering, building automation and technical engineering solutions provider STS Group for an undisclosed figure.

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    FM Editor  - 08.07.2019, 12:25

    Beyond Stereotypical Vegetarian Fare

    UK independent caterer Bartlett Mitchell has announced a new partnership with top vegetarian and vegan chef Andrew Dargue of restaurant Vanilla Black.

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    FM Editor  - 08.07.2019, 11:49

    Evolution Appoints HR Manager

    UK fire and security solutions business Evolution has appointed Louise Gough as its new HR Manager.

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    FM Editor  - 08.07.2019, 11:27

    Refurbishment and Fit-out Contract

    UK office interiors contractor Active Workplace Solutions has been awarded a £950,000 refurbishment and fit-out contract with a multinational technology organisation in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, following a competitive tender.

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    FM Editor  - 08.07.2019, 10:39

    Mitie Expands Document Management Capabilities

    Mitie Document Management has announced plans to double the number of invoices it processes for clients annually to 2 billion following the installation of new high-speed scanners with OCR software.

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    FM Editor  - 04.07.2019, 20:59

    Senior Appointment at Corps Security

    Manned guarding business Corps Security has appointed Fred Lambrechts to the newly created position of mobilisation and transformation manager.

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    FM Editor  - 04.07.2019, 20:13

    BMWi Recognition for American University Project

    MeteoViva is the recipient of an Energy Efficiency award from Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for its work at the McKinley Building on the American University Campus in Washington, D.C.

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    FM Editor  - 03.07.2019, 22:10

    LEDVANCE Introduces New LED Strips

    A new range of flexible LED strip lighting and accessories from LEDVANCE covers the majority of professional lighting applications

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    FM Editor  - 03.07.2019, 08:41

    T.CON's Asian Expansion

    T.CON has acquired Hong Kong-based Pacific Textiles - one of the world’s largest textile manufacturers. as an implementation partner for its TRIM Suite of SAP solutions.

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    FM Editor  - 02.07.2019, 12:48

    American Workers Struggling with Healthy Lunches

    A Harris Poll survey for the Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 initiative from the American Heart Association (AHA) and Aramark has identified a dearth of nutritious food options as a key problem for employees.

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    FM Editor  - 01.07.2019, 21:43

    Extending the Mapping Capabilities of Drones

    Coptrz has partnered with camera specialist Phase One Industrial to make iXM Series high-productivity metric cameras available on its drone platforms.

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    FM Editor  - 01.07.2019, 20:24

    Equinix and Singapore in European Data Centre JV

    A US $1 billion joint-venture between U.S. data centre operator Equinix and GIC, the government of Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, will meet the requirements of hyperscale data centre operators in Europe by developing new data centres utilising the xScale platform.

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    FM Editor  - 01.07.2019, 18:53

    Awards Shortlist for Newbury Business Park

    Greenham Business Park and new community arts and exhibition venue and café, The Base, have been selected as a finalist in the Creative Spaces category of the 2019 EG Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 01.07.2019, 15:27

    White Paper on Pressure Sensors in Water Pumps

    Sensata Technologies has published a white paper demonstrating how new technology water pumps with pressure sensors are meeting the needs of 21st Century living.

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    FM Editor  - 01.07.2019, 15:15

    ASL in Private Equity Buyout

    UK managed office services supplier ASL Group is accelerating its growth strategy following the acquisition of Mobeus Equity Partners' stake in the business by Primary Capital Partners, LLC.

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    FM Editor  - 01.07.2019, 12:48

    2019 LIA Challenge Cup

    Signify were crowned champions of the sixth Lighting Industry Sailing Regatta at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.

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    FM Editor  - 01.07.2019, 12:22

    Baldwin Boxall Joins FIA

    Baldwin Boxall has become a corporate member of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) - the UK's largest trade association for the fire protection industry with over 800 members.

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    FM Editor  - 01.07.2019, 07:19

    Mitie Appoints Head of Defence

    Mitie has appointed Charles Antelme DSO to the newly created role of Head of Defence.

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    FM Editor  - 01.07.2019, 06:58

    Wowing Spectators at Wimbledon

    Keith Prowse and The Championships, Wimbledon, will be unveiling new dining concepts, visual innovation and standout hospitality facilities on the roof of No.1 Court at this year's Championships.

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    FM Editor  - 28.06.2019, 07:42

    Making Data Acquisition Easy

    ICP DAS USA has announced the launch of a new high-speed data acquisition module with a built-in Ethernet communication port for network data transfer.

  • Group of diverse people having a business meeting (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 27.06.2019, 18:40

    Bringing Big Data to FM

    Autonomous FM has launched autoAnalytics, a standalone Big Data solution which is being provided free-of-charge to introduce Facilities Managers to dedicated data analytics and business intelligence reporting.

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    FM Editor  - 27.06.2019, 16:34

    Under Construction

    Sulzer has embarked on the relocation of its Camp Hill customer services centre to the Birmingham Business Park in Birmingham after more than a century at the site.

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    FM Editor  - 27.06.2019, 16:11

    Meeting the UK's Carbon Heating Ambitions

    Groun source heat network delivery partner Kensa Contracting has released a new video about the largely unknown and untapped energy sources which can be used to deliver low carbon heating.

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    FM Editor  - 26.06.2019, 16:41

    SAP Recognised Expertise

    T.CON's expertise in milling processes has been recognised by SAP.

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    FM Editor  - 25.06.2019, 19:43

    Philips Launches "Futureproofed" Pro TVs

    Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) has launch a new range of Google-certified Android MediaSuite Pro TVs in the EMEA region.

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    FM Editor  - 24.06.2019, 18:31

    Amsterdam Cycle Ride Supports Baby Unit

    A team from Artic Building Services has joined other cyclists in a gruelling 344-mile charity bike ride to Amsterdam.

  • Danske Bank's global headquarters are located in the Erichsens Palace building in Copenhagen. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 24.06.2019, 17:39

    Danske Bank Extends Global IFM Contract

    Danske Bank has renewed its global service level agreement with ISS for the provision of integrated facility services until 2022.

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    FM Editor  - 21.06.2019, 17:38

    Greening Chessington's Furniture

    Chessington World of Adventures has installed furniture manufactured from 100 per cent recycled high-density polyethylene in its outdoor spaces as part of its plan to become fully sustainable.

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    FM Editor  - 20.06.2019, 17:57

    Intratone at CIH 2019

    Access control specialist Intratone will showcase solutions for tenants at the Chartered Institute of Housing's (CIH) annual conference and exhibition from 25th to 27th June in Manchester.

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    FM Editor  - 20.06.2019, 12:30

    FM Sector Leads in Combatting Modern Slavery

    An impact survey by The Supply Chain Sustainability School has identified modern slavery, community engagement, and fairness, inclusion and respect (FIR) as areas where the facilities management industry is surpassing other sectors in addressing.

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    FM Editor  - 19.06.2019, 22:16

    Creating 500 Jobs in South Carolina

    Getronics has announced it will establish a new, 32,000 sq. ft, global customer service center in Greenville County, South Carolina.

  • The council's selection team with Ian Williams representatives. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 19.06.2019, 20:08

    Maintaining 4,200 Council Homes in Devon

    East Devon District Council has appointed Ian Williams to maintain its portfolio of 4,200 council properties under a ten-year contract commencing on Monday 1 July.

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    FM Editor  - 13.06.2019, 15:40

    Improving "AI" alfred

    The Western world's largest materials distribution operation, thyssenkrupp Materials Services, has reached a milestone in integrating alfred, it's AI solution powered by Microsoft's Azure platform, in its global supply chain.

  • Donald Monistere brings almost three decades of industry experience to his new role. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 13.06.2019, 14:23

    IBML Announces New COO

    Information capture solutions provider IBML has appointed Donald Monistere as chief operating officer, effective immediately. Monistere brings more than 29 years of executive management experience within the IT industry to the position.

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    FM Editor  - 13.06.2019, 13:35

    Using Predictive Analytics in the Power Industry

    GE is applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to data analytics from power transmission and distribution networks to set new targets for operational efficiency.

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    FM Editor  - 13.06.2019, 12:51

    Unlocking Intelligence in Cloud Access Control

    Allegion subsidiary SimonsVoss Technologies is expanding its cloud-based security portfolio beyond Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) to the US$ 2 billion Access Control-as-a-Service (ACaaS) market as a result of a partnership with Swiss high tech company, Morphean.

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    FM Editor  - 13.06.2019, 11:18

    UK's First Complete Carbon Reporting Platform

    Veolia has launched the web-based GreenPath platform which measures carbon impacts from energy, water, and waste operations, and facilitates biodiversity diagnoses at the scale of a physical site.

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    FM Editor  - 12.06.2019, 15:40

    Applying AI to Self-Checkout Kiosks

    A partnership between Aramark and Palo-Alto based technology company Mashgin, is using computer vision to reduce queuing times for visitors using food and beverage kiosks.

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    FM Editor  - 12.06.2019, 13:58

    Supporting UCL Estates at Clare Hall

    An engineering team from Artic Building Services is delivering a range of hard FM services at Clare Hall, one of the newest additions to the University College London (UCL) property portfolio.

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    FM Editor  - 12.06.2019, 14:27

    Visual Verification Solutions at IFSEC 2019

    OPTEX Europe will be showcasing two intruder identification solutions it has recently released at the IFSEC 2019 security industry exhibition in London from 18-20 June.

  • (L to R): Nichola Maher (EH&S Manager) and Jonathan Sibbles (Service Engineer) with Chubb Systems, and Mark Redding (Head of EH&S) for Chubb Fire & Security. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 11.06.2019, 17:50

    Seventh Consecutive RoSPA Award for Chubb Systems

    Chubb Systems has received a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for a seventh consecutive year, with Chubb Fire & Security also receiving a fourth Gold Award.

  • Marta Bannister has been promoted to the newly created position of Operation Manager. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 11.06.2019, 17:27

    Acuity Fills New Post with Internal Appointment

    Axis Group’s front-of-house services division, Acuity, has promoted Marta Bannister to Operations Manager.

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    FM Editor  - 11.06.2019, 17:02

    Sony Professional POE+ Cameras

    At InfoComm 2019, Sony is adding two new PoE+ camera models to its IP-based pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera family.

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    FM Editor  - 11.06.2019, 13:31

    Testing for Security Vulnerabilities

    Fire and security solutions provider Evolution is warning about the potential exposure of poorly procured and designed network security systems to cyber criminals.

  • The Hatters Way site in Luton, Bedfordshire. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 11.06.2019, 11:52

    Kier-Investec JV in New Brown Field Development

    Kier Property and Investec Structured Property Finance have announced plans to develop a six acre brown field site at Hatters Way in Luton, Bedfordshire into a 120,000 sq ft. Trade City and Logistics City.

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    FM Editor  - 10.06.2019, 17:12

    Advanced Controls for Professional Displays

    Software from Kramer will bring new control, automation and analytics capabilities to Sony BRAVIA Pro Series displays under a collaboration announced today.

  • Celena Fernandez. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 10.06.2019, 13:02

    Footprint Award for Celena Fernandez

    Celena Fernandez, Compass Group's Head of Environment, has been recognised for her contribution to the environment.

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    FM Editor  - 10.06.2019, 12:15

    Protecting ICT from Power Loss

    Riello UPS has launched a 5-10 kVA product range designed to protect critical telecoms and IT systems.

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    FM Editor  - 07.06.2019, 12:22

    Supporting Scotty’s Little Soldiers

    Incentive FM Group's inaugural Charity Motorcycle Run has raised over £5,000 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers which supports children who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces.

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    FM Editor  - 02.10.2019, 15:48

    Innovation Trends of the Year

    Funding specialists MPA Group have identified major trends in innovation to look out for in advance of the annual Advanced Engineering event in Birmingham on 30th October.

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    FM Editor  - 06.06.2019, 11:28

    Sodexo Included in Euronext Vigeo Eiris Index

    Sodexo has been included in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris environmental, social and governance (ESG) index of the 120 companies with the most "advanced" sustainability agendas in the European region.

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    FM Editor  - 06.06.2019, 10:42

    Chubb Extends Contract with Social Housing Provider

    Chubb Fire & Security’s Community Care business has extended its contract with UK social housing provider, North Devon Homes, to deliver a range of planned preventative maintenance services to warden call systems protecting residents across 11 sites.

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    FM Editor  - 06.06.2019, 10:17

    UK Leisure Industry First

    Serco’s leisure division has become the first operator in the United Kingdom, and only one of a handful, globally, to achieve accreditation of its energy management systems to the new (BSI) ISO 50001:2018 energy management standard.

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    FM Editor  - 06.06.2019, 09:52

    Acquisition of PORREAL Poland and Czech Republic

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has acquired PORREAL Polska and PORREAL Česko in a deal that strengthens its position in the European market and establishes it as a "Top 5" facilities management company in Poland.

  • Bas Ambachtsheer, president of Croonwolter&dros and Gooee CEO, Andrew Johnson. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 06.06.2019, 01:57

    World's Largest IoT PropTech Contract

    Dutch electromechanical contractor Croonwolter&dros (CW&D) will connect more than 5,000 commercial buildings to the Gooee Building Intelligence Platform under a ground-breaking subscription-based agreement.

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    FM Editor  - 05.06.2019, 23:43

    Securing Collaboration at BNL BNP Paribas

    BNP Paribas subsidiary, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL BNP Paribas), has deployed 100 wireless Mersive Solstice pods at its 75,000 sq. ft., multi-award winning HQ building in Rome, 20 pods at a second site in the city, and 15 in Milan.

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    FM Editor  - 05.06.2019, 13:25

    IAQ More Important than Airborne Outdoor Pollution

    Seventy-two per cent of Brits know little or nothing about indoor air quality (IAQ) which is estimated to be a factor in some 20,000 premature deaths every year, according to YouGov research commissioned by Veolia for World Environment Day, today.

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    FM Editor  - 04.06.2019, 14:20

    New Sigma Extinguishing Range to Launch at Firex

    Kentec will launch the Sigma ZXT single-area extinguishing control panel boasting improved displays and multiple configuration options for a targeted response to a fire incident at the forthcoming Firex event in London.

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    FM Editor  - 04.06.2019, 13:58

    US Debut for Industry-first Audio Matrix with DSP

    Kramer Electronics will unveil its industry-first 20-port audio matrix with DSP and interchangeable inputs and outputs for the U.S. market at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Florida, from June 8-14.

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    FM Editor  - 03.06.2019, 14:57

    Banking on Speed

    OSG Group subsidiary and omnichannel billing and payment solutions provider, Communisis, has achieved key milestones in BPO contracts with UK retail banks, following the installation of ultra-high volume scanners and capture software.

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    FM Editor  - 03.06.2019, 13:39

    Extension of St George's Hospital IFM Contract

    St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has extended its £150 million integrated facilities management (IFM) contract with Mitie to 2030 following a competitive tender process.

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    FM Editor  - 31.05.2019, 15:28

    Synergising Multi-site Lone Worker Protection

    FTSE 100 global corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa Group has unified lone worker protection across 19 United Kingdom sites with the help of ANT Telecom.

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    FM Editor  - 31.05.2019, 14:58

    Young Leader of The Year Award 2019

    Emerging Workplace Leaders (formerly the Young Manager’s Forum) will be launching the Young Leader of the Year (YLOTY) award on Tuesday 4th June at The Crystal in London's Royal Victoria Dock.

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    FM Editor  - 30.05.2019, 15:52

    Financing Important Brain Tumour Charity Research

    The Brain Tumour Charity (BTC) has raised £700,000 during the 2018/19 financial year with the support of several corporate supporters and individual volunteers.

  • Pictured: LIA’s CEO, Steve Davies presenting the award to Ansell Lighting's Operations Director, Jason Dwan. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 30.05.2019, 15:19

    LIA 2019 Award for Quality Assurance

    Ansell Lighting is the recipient of the LIA 2019 Award for Quality Assurance which acknowledges a commitment to standard within the lighting industry.

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    FM Editor  - 30.05.2019, 14:03

    University of Bath Environmental Services Contract

    Churchill Environmental, the environmental compliance division of the Churchill Group, has secured a £280,000 contract to provide water sampling and analysis services across a portfolio of 60 teaching, administrative and residential buildings at the University of Bath.

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    FM Editor  - 30.05.2019, 13:28

    Leading the Way to Safety

    Baldwin Boxall will showcase its next generation EN54-certified VIGIL3 voice alarm system at Firex 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 30.05.2019, 14:37

    Tackling the Silver Tsunami

    The Housing Forum has established an Older People’s Housing Working Group to address personal, health and housing challenges presented by the United Kingdom's ageing population.

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    FM Editor  - 29.05.2019, 18:35

    Weatherproofing a School's Quad

    Pupils of Alsager School in Cheshire are enjoying a ground-breaking all weather structure following their school's £320,000 redevelopment.

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    FM Editor  - 29.05.2019, 17:48

    Staying on the Job

    A new premium service agreement from UK motor, gearbox and pump engineering specialists Rotamec Engineering Services states work instructed by clients will continue twenty-four hours a day until completed.

  • Apprenticeships and staff training ensure Sulzer retains the knowledge it has acquired. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 29.05.2019, 17:05

    Sulzer Employs Apprentices in Southampton

    Sulzer is continuing to invest in engineering talent as part of a commitment to retain essential skills and expertise within its Southampton facility.

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    FM Editor  - 28.05.2019, 15:52

    Enhancing Video Collaboration

    Kramer Electronics has joined the Complimentary Solutions track of the Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP) to leverage both companies’ core conferencing capabilities for users of the [email protected] meeting room solution.

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    FM Editor  - 28.05.2019, 15:30

    Robotic Vacuums Introduced to College

    UK Commercial cleaning contractor TTB has introduced robotic vacuum cleaners to support its team of cleaning operatives at Christopher Whitehead Language College in Worcester.

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    FM Editor  - 28.05.2019, 15:04

    Another Year of Record Revenues

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has reported another record year, with 2018 revenues of € 1.12 billion matching the group's previous record in 2017.

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    FM Editor  - 28.05.2019, 12:31

    Volunteers Help Boy to Make Home Safe

    A team of Kier volunteers have joined other volunteers in transforming the family home of a six-year-old boy who suffers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a severe degenerative disease that causes muscle weakness.

  • The signing ceremony took place at the Electric Vehicles Symposium 32 (EVS32) at Lyon Eurexpo on 21 May. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 28.05.2019, 12:03

    Zero Emission Valley

    The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional council, Michelin, ENGIE, Banque des Territoires and Crédit Agricole have formalised a financial commitment to support Hympulsion, a project company established to encourage renewable hydrogen-driven mobility in France.

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    FM Editor  - 28.05.2019, 11:30

    Novartis Not Expected to Renew ISS Contract

    ISS is not expecting an extension to its DKK 2.0 billion (£266.2 million) integrated facility services contract with global pharmaceutical company, Novartis.

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    FM Editor  - 28.05.2019, 10:28

    Deka Immobilien Chooses MeteoViva Smart Building Solution

    Smart buildings and AI solutions provider MeteoViva has entered into a three-year framework agreement to equip at least 100 properties in global real estate asset management company Deka Immobilien's portfolio with its patented MeteoViva Climate platform.

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    FM Editor  - 24.05.2019, 13:14

    Optex Turns 40

    Global sensor manufacturer OPTEX Group is celebrating 40 years in business and reflecting on its pivotal role in the development of an industry that is shaping the future of facilities.

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    FM Editor  - 24.05.2019, 11:22

    Incentive Lynx Introduces Dedicated Relief Security Cover

    Incentive FM Group security subsidiary Incentive Lynx has created a team of 'Elite' relief cover guards to ensure continuity of service in the event of unexpected staff absences.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 22:18

    ISSA Certifications for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) has completed certification of its management systems to the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) standard.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 21:08

    Georgia Tech Selects Aramark

    The Georgia Institute of Technology has appointed Aramark as its new on-campus dining services provider with effect from 1st July.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 17:00

    Essity Investit Dans Une Technologie de Fibre Durable

    Essity, connu notamment pour ses marques Tork, TENA, Libresse, Edet, Demak’UP, Tempo et Plenty, va investir environ 37 millions d'euros dans une fabrique de fibres alternatives durables pour son usine de production de papiers hygiéniques à Mannheim, en Allemagne.

  • The Richard Hoggart Building: Goldsmiths' College the main College building on Lewisham Way in New Cross, South East London. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 11:28

    T Gunning Re-appointed to Goldsmiths’ Framework

    Chartered building company T Gunning has been re-appointed to Goldmsiths University of London's framework for the delivery of internal and external refurbishment projects.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 11:07

    Energy From Water

    The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) have produced a new Code of Practice offering guidance on harnessing energy from water in the ground for heating and cooling.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 06:07

    Bringing Pride to Birmingham

    Mitie is supporting diversity celebrations by working with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to transform bus shelters with a rainbow motif in the the lead up to Birmingham Pride 2019 which takes place this weekend.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 05:44

    Display of the Year 2019

    Sony's Crystal LED display system has been recognised with a "Display of the Year" award at the Display Industry Awards (DIA) which are organised annually by the Society for Information Display (SID) under three categories: Display of the Year, Display Application of the Year and Display Component of the Year.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 05:23

    The Finest Arabica Beans

    Blue Apple Catering has launched Pip & Bean Coffee, a bespoke blend of the finest Arabica beans, developed in-house with Bewley’s Tea and Coffee

  • Stephen Hawking (center) enjoys zero gravity during a flight aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft owned by Zero Gravity Corp. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 04:36

    Most Inspirational Briton

    Stephen Hawking has been named the "Most inspirational Briton" in a survey of 2,000 adults conducted for innovation specialists, MPA Group.

  • Nina Maan. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 03:55

    Can You Ignore Workplace Mental Health?

    Accelerator Solutions have introduced an accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course following a research finding that mental health issues affect one-in-six workers and account for 91 million lost workdays in the UK.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 03:22

    Reinventing the Guest Experience

    British Land has appointed Bennett Hay to deliver an innovative foodservice at its new Storey Club flexible workspace location in London Paddington's Central campus under a three-year multimillion pound contract.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 05:04

    Ricoh MFP Cloud Scoops BLI PaceSetter Award

    Global document imaging solutions evaluator Buyers Lab has selected Ricoh's evolving multifunction printer (MFP) Cloud ecosystem for a BLI PaceSetter award.

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    FM Editor  - 21.05.2019, 11:44

    When Clean Is Not Enough

    Dustcontrol has launched the "Good For Food" (GFF) process extraction and general cleaning range for the food industry.

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    FM Editor  - 20.05.2019, 14:10

    Protecting Commercial Property from Water Damage

    Life safety products manufacturer Vimpex is marketing a configurable water leak detection system which is designed to protect commercial property from water damage which is estimated at around £800 million annually in the United Kingdom.

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    FM Editor  - 20.05.2019, 13:45

    Gala Dinner Raises £125,000 for Duchenne UK

    Food procurement organisation Foodbuy has raised over £125,000 fot its charity partner, Duchenne at a gala dinner at Twickenham Stadium.

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    FM Editor  - 20.05.2019, 04:48

    Checking in to Data Privacy

    A new whitepaper from visitor management company Proxyclick and international law firm, Crowell and Moring, considers data privacy in front desk operations on the anniversary of GDPR.

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    FM Editor  - 20.05.2019, 04:19

    APT Skidata Upgrades Cloud Parking Platform

    UK SWARCO and SKIDATA joint-venture company, APT Skidata, has introduced new modules for its Cloud-based car park management and reporting solution, INS Reports.

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    FM Editor  - 20.05.2019, 01:32

    Annual Barista Champion

    Sarah Reynolds is the Bartlett Mitchell Barista Champion for 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 16.05.2019, 17:20

    St. Katharine Docks Reception Contract

    Bennett Hay been appointed to provide reception and concierge services at St. Katharine Docks, central London’s only marina, following a competitive tender process.

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    FM Editor  - 16.05.2019, 17:03

    Philips Professional Signs with Bees Buzz PR

    DOOH display specialists Philips Professional Display Solutions have appointed Bees Buzz Public Relations, a communications agency that operates exclusively in the professional AV arena.

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    FM Editor  - 16.05.2019, 16:41

    Sony Announces Availability of AI Video Solution

    Sony is now shipping its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, which allows users to create video content in real time without specialized training, additional staff or equipment.

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    FM Editor  - 16.05.2019, 16:24

    Warning Drivers of Floods

    An intelligent flood warning system from SWARCO Traffic is diverting drivers from a busy, low-lying section of road near Aberystwyth that is prone to flooding.

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    FM Editor  - 16.05.2019, 15:47

    New Folding Door Hardware System

    Allegion has launched its new Brio Weatherfold 5c folding door hardware system which supports panels of up to 80 kilograms in commercial and residential sites.

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    FM Editor  - 15.05.2019, 00:33

    Sector-First ISO 45001:2018 Accreditation

    Cordant Security is the first security company to achieve ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational health and safety management systems) certification.

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    FM Editor  - 14.05.2019, 22:54

    Compass Pledges to Stop Food Waste

    Compass Group has signed the UK government's "Stop Food Waste" pledge which includes a commitment to halve its food waste by 2030, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.

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    FM Editor  - 14.05.2019, 04:05

    SIMA Snow Professionals Scholarships

    BOSS Snowplow is sponsoring four scholarships on The Snow & Ice Management Association's (SIMA) professional training program.

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    FM Editor  - 14.05.2019, 03:39

    Small Apparel Orders on a Single Roll

    Electronics For Imaging is promoting the newest version of the EFI™ Optitex® 2D/3D CAD platform which adds enhancements to Optitex's capabilities for fashion, apparel and textile manufacturers.

  • Angagaw joins ServiceMaster from Sodexo where she was CEO of its North American Healthcare division which employs more than 6,000 people. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 14.05.2019, 03:00

    Aster Angagaw Named President of ServiceMaster Brands

    ServiceMaster has appointment Aster Angagaw who was formerly CEO of Sodexo's North American Healthcare division as president of ServiceMaster Brands.

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    Sony Professional Solutions  - 10.05.2019, 00:04

    Sony Launches 20 New BRAVIA Professional Displays

    Sony announces its latest BRAVIA Professional Displays, including its first-ever 8K model.

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    FM Editor  - 09.05.2019, 23:43

    Tenancy Deposits Alternative Rolls Out Across North East

    InsurTech company Reposit has partnered with estate agency network Pattinson to offer a tenancy deposit alternative across North East England.

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    FM Editor  - 09.05.2019, 23:09

    Access North Relocates to Larger Offices

    West Yorkshire-based Access North Ltd is moving to new offices following a recruitment drive that has seen the company double in size.

  •  (photo: Janice Haney Carr; provided by CDC/ Margaret Williams, PhD; Claressa Lucas, PhD;Tatiana Travis, BS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention))
    FM Editor  - 09.05.2019, 19:22

    Trialling the World's First On-site Legionella DNA Test

    Landsec and Spartan Bioscience have unveiled plans to trial the first ever on-site Legionella DNA testing kit in the United Kingdom beginning this month.

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    FM Editor  - 09.05.2019, 22:07

    New Installation Video for Singaling Alarms

    Pfannenberg has produced a video tutorial for installers of its audible and audible plus visual PATROL® signaling devices.

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    FM Editor  - 09.05.2019, 03:51

    Raising Dough for the Big Bandana Bake

    Staff at contract caterer Blue Apple have raised more than £2,500 in support of the the Brain Tumour Charity's Big Bandana Bake initiative to fund a researcher and work into new treatments.

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    FM Editor  - 09.05.2019, 03:04

    Harley House Fire Safety Contract

    Polyteck Group has completed a £200,000 contract to replace and upgrade the fire detection and alarm system at a prestigious mansion block in London’s Marylebone.

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    FM Editor  - 08.05.2019, 09:55

    Going Greener

    Artic Building Services has updated its vehicle fleet to comply with London's new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

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    FM Editor  - 07.05.2019, 12:15

    ABM Retains London City Hall Contract

    The Greater London Authority (GLA) has re-awarded the contract to deliver housekeeping, cleaning, porterage, hygiene and laundry services at the iconic City Hall building to ABM UK.

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    FM Editor  - 07.05.2019, 09:16

    Celebrating Engineering Talent

    CIBSE is inviting entries for this year's Young Engineering Awards, which include the Employer of the Year and prestigious CIBSE ASHRAE Group Graduate of the Year award.

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    FM Editor  - 07.05.2019, 02:50

    Top ESG Ranking for ISS

    ISS has been named in first place for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies by a Sustainalytics report on 89 companies in the commercial services sector.

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    FM Editor  - 07.05.2019, 02:18

    SAKOR Upgrades Manufacturing Facility

    High-performance dynamometer system supplier SAKOR Technologies Inc., has increased the electrical capacity of its 20,000 sq ft Owosso, Michigan factory and LED lighting to support the production of larger dynamometers and a new range of testing services.

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    FM Editor  - 07.05.2019, 01:52

    Dubai Rollout for Hubgrade 4.0

    Enova, the Middle East facilities management joint-venture company of the Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Group and Veolia, has opened a control room dedicated to the new Hubgrade 4.0 smart FM platform in its Dubai headquarters building.

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    Aramark Corporation  - 07.05.2019, 00:58

    Improving Patient Satisfaction

    A dining and facilities management partnership between Aramark and Pennsylvania based not-for-profit health system, Main Line Health (MLH), has contributed to better patient scores and levels of nursing engagement.

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    FM Editor  - 07.05.2019, 00:00

    Russell & Bromley Contract

    B38 Group will deliver cleaning and associated services at 38 high street stores operated by British footwear and handbag retailer Russell & Bromley under a new, four-year, contract.

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    FM Editor  - 03.05.2019, 14:57

    Bartlett Mitchell Appoints Chef Director

    UK independent caterer Bartlett Mitchell has promoted David Steel to the position of chef director for business development.

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    Electronics For Imaging Inc  - 03.05.2019, 14:42

    Acquisition of BDR Boya Kimya San

    Electronics For Imaging today today announced the acquisition of BDR Boya Kimya San. Tic. A.S., a leading manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing which is based in Turkey.

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    FM Editor  - 03.05.2019, 14:25

    Chiller Replaced at ICBC Standard Bank

    Artic Building Services have replaced a key chiller at the UK Headquarters of financial markets and commodities bank, ICBC Standard, under a planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and reactive works contract.

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    FM Editor  - 03.05.2019, 13:56

    Swedish Steel Prize 2019

    Applications are being accepted for the Swedish Steel Prize, the only international award for engineers in the steel industry which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 03.05.2019, 08:41

    Coming to the Rescue of a Scout Hut

    BAM Construction, Dortech Maintenance and Senior Architectural Systems have been involved in a charitable project to install new fire doors at the 1st Rugeley Scout Hut in Staffordshire.

  • Kentec's Fire-Cryer Plus voice sounder. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 03.05.2019, 08:40

    Voice Sounders with Visual Emergency Indicators

    Kentec Electronics has launched the Fire-Cryer Plus visual sounder as an enhancement to its extinguishing control panels.

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    FM Editor  - 02.05.2019, 14:33

    Crown Workspace Announces Key Appointment

    Crown Workspace, the office design, interior fit-out, and relocation division of the Crown Worldwide Group, has appointed Darren Nice as Head of New Business UK & Ireland.

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    FM Editor  - 02.05.2019, 11:51

    Supporting Mitie's Clean Van Commitment

    Pod Point is supporting Mitie's commitment to electrify 20 per cent of its smaller vehicle fleet within two years by installing 800 chargepoints at Mitie and client locations, and at the homes of Mitie employees.

  • The EmeRed intelligent device automates routine testing. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 01.05.2019, 14:13

    Automating Emergency Light Testing

    Building management systems specialist Vericon Systems has launched EmeRed, an intelligent device which is designed to automate testing of emergency lighting to comply with health and safety legislation.

  • Naren Gursahaney. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 01.05.2019, 13:58

    Naren Gursahaney to Chair ServiceMaster

    ServiceMaster has announced Naren Gursahaney, a former president and CEO of The ADT Corporation, will succeed Mark Tomkins as Chair of its board of directors.

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    FM Editor  - 01.05.2019, 13:03

    Highway Safety Innovation Award

    Kier Highways has been recognised with a Safety Innovation Award at the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) annual conference, after introducing a new conveyor floor lorry for dressing road surfaces.

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    FM Editor  - 01.05.2019, 10:51

    Drake & Scull Confirms Historic Losses

    Dubai-based Drake & Scull International has reported 2018 losses of 4.5 billion UAE dirhams (£938,290), and confirmed the Emirate's Public Prosecutor is investigating the contents of the prospectus issued prior to its 2009 listing on the Dubai Financial Market.

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    FM Editor  - 01.05.2019, 09:05

    Future-Orienting Building Systems

    A new BACnet/IP automation station from Sauter interfaces with common field bus protocols, the IoT and Cloud storage solutions to facilitate the control of critical building systems.

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    FM Editor  - 30.04.2019, 22:11

    Intuitive Indoor Inspections

    Flyability has launched Elios 2, a new range of inspection UAVs for confined spaces.

  • BGCA Chief Executive, Doug Thornton. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 30.04.2019, 21:35

    Trade Body Warns on Handling of Gas Cylinders

    National trade body, the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), is raising awareness of procedures for handling returned gas cylinders following a reported surge in metal theft.

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    FM Editor  - 30.04.2019, 14:20

    EMCOR Posts Record First Quarter Results

    EMCOR Group has announced a record, 13.6 per cent quarterly year-on-year increase in revenues to US $2.16 billion for the first quarter of 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 30.04.2019, 13:51

    Millennium Point Cleaning Contract

    Millennium Point in Birmingham City Centre has awarded a three-year cleaning contract to Churchill Services which already provides concierge, front-of-house and event management services at the meeting venue.

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    FM Editor  - 30.04.2019, 13:39

    Office Move for Interduct UK

    Kitchen extractor and ventilation systems cleaning specialist Interduct UK has relocated to new offices in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

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    FM Editor  - 30.04.2019, 11:24

    Cloud Centre of Excellence

    Getronics have partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) managed services provider HeleCloud to launch a new Cloud Centre of Excellence for AWS-based solutions.

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    FM Editor  - 30.04.2019, 10:29

    Applying Digital Technologies to Mining

    A collaboration between Dassault Systèmes and BHP promises to generate insights into the potential for geoscience and resource engineering of technologies developed in other industries.

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    FM Editor  - 29.04.2019, 14:41

    Zero Tolerance Campaign Gains Momentum

    Serco is rolling out the "Respect and Protect" campaign it introduced last month to protect its UK customer-facing staff from aggressive or abusive behaviour.

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    FM Editor  - 29.04.2019, 14:23

    ICFF 2019

    LUMA Design Workshop will launch two new pieces at this year's ICFF furniture exhibition from 19 to 22 May at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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    FM Editor  - 29.04.2019, 13:47

    JLL Nominates Non-exec Director

    Jeetu Patel has been nominated for election as an independent, non-executive Board member of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

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    FM Editor  - 29.04.2019, 13:14

    Mitie Appointed to CCS Facilities Management Frameworks

    Mitie has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management frameworks for Security and Defence.

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    FM Editor  - 29.04.2019, 12:34

    DfI Roads Framework Agreement

    SWARCO Traffic has signed a new framework agreement to provide traffic solutions and smart technologies for the Department for Infrastructure (DfI Roads) in Northern Ireland.

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    FM Editor  - 29.04.2019, 12:20

    Kramer to Showcase VS-34FD at InfoComm

    Kramer Electronics will exhibit its VS-34FD 34-port modular 8K multi format digital matrix switcher with interchangeable inputs & outputs at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Florida from June 8-14.

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    FM Editor  - 29.04.2019, 11:36

    Axis Group Appoints Head of Recruitment

    UK integrated facility services provider Axis Group has appointed Billy Horgan as its new Head of Recruitment.

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    FM Editor  - 29.04.2019, 12:02

    AIMDA Website Launch

    The new Association of Independent Meter and Data Agents (AIMDA) website includes information on its lobbying of the United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM).

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    FM Editor  - 29.04.2019, 08:54

    Late Payers Removed from Prompt Payment Code

    BHP Billiton, DHL, GKN, John Sisk & Son and R. Twining have had their subscriptions to the UK government's Prompt Payment Code (PPC) revoked for failing to pay their suppliers on time.

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    FM Editor  - 25.04.2019, 16:04

    Appointment of Operations Director

    Incentive Tec, the specialist mechanical and electrical (M&E) arm of the United Kingdom's Incentive FM Group, has appointed Craig Lyon as Operations Director for Projects.

  • L to R: Sean Lock (Comedian and Presenter), Liz Millward (Kentec Marketing Manager), Peter Bone (Training and Technical Manager), Mark Sennett (event organiser). (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 25.04.2019, 15:24

    Health and Safety Innovation Award for Kentec

    Kentec Electronics' next-gen 16L Taktis addressable fire panel was the recipient of the "Fire Innovation of the Year Award" at the UK's second National Safety and Health Excellence Awards in Birmingham this month.

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    FM Editor  - 25.04.2019, 16:35

    Staying True to Texas A&M University's Past

    When the design team at Gensler Houston was handed a project for student housing project for Texas A&M university, it knew it needed to create something which would stand out from other residential solutions.

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    FM Editor  - 25.04.2019, 14:46

    OCS Wins Birmingham Airport Contract

    Birmingham Airport has awarded a five year contract to deliver cleaning and associated services across its property portfolio to OCS, following a competitive tender.

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    FM Editor  - 25.04.2019, 12:53

    Stop Food Waste Day 2019

    Compass Group yesterday observed Stop Food Waste Day, a global event first introduced in 2017 by the foodsevice company's U.S. subsidiary to encourage caterers and consumers to reduce volumes of discarded food.

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    FM Editor  - 24.04.2019, 14:18

    Bringing New Levels of Intelligence to Retail

    Trueform Digital has signed a major contract with leading OoH advertising firm Pikasso to build, supply and support bespoke ‘state of the art’ multipurpose displays inside shopping centres in Africa and Asia.

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    FM Editor  - 23.04.2019, 10:40

    Million Meals for Notre Dame

    Sodexo will be offering a million free meals to artisans, tradespeople and companies working on the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris which was ravaged by fire on Monday April 15th.

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    FM Editor  - 24.04.2019, 13:58

    First Aid for Independent Workers

    A personal issue first aid kit from Value Products has been created with employer assessments of the first aid needs of lone and mobile workers in mind.

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    FM Editor  - 18.04.2019, 13:47

    Mini Challenge Race Car Ready

    Integrated UK security and fire solutions business Evolution is sponsoring a JCW Mini as part of this year's Mini Challenge.

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    NBB Recycled Furniture  - 18.04.2019, 13:26

    Decreasing Plastic Furniture Pollution

    The need for plastic has increased substantially since the first fully synthetic plastic, Bakelite, was invented in 1907.

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    FM Editor  - 17.04.2019, 23:14

    Design Solutions for Transit Environments

    Móz Designs rose to the challenges presented by two large-scale airport projects by creating unique metal architectural features for columns, walls, accents and facades.

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    European Rental Association (ERA)  - 17.04.2019, 21:43

    Better Transparency for Equipment Stakeholders

    The European Rental Association (ERA) has redesigned and upgraded its free-to-use ‘calculator’ which works out the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for equipment.

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    FM Editor  - 17.04.2019, 18:05

    Supporting Access to Education

    ThirdWay Group has announced a new partnership between its charity venture, ThirdWay Trust, and educational charity, Sabre Education, to help tackle poverty in developing countries and the United Kingdom by funding access to early education.

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    FM Editor  - 17.04.2019, 17:34

    Vericon Systems Announces Appointments

    Building management systems (BMS) startup Vericon Systems has made two senior appointments to its senior management team.

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    FM Editor  - 17.04.2019, 15:55

    Vinci Proposes Notre Dame Skills Sponsorship

    VINCI has proposed leading construction firms sponsor a collective of artisans to work on the restoration of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris which suffered extensive fire damage on Monday.

  • The new agreement will provide Sulzer’s expertise to Kato’s customers. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 17.04.2019, 15:29

    Sulzer Becomes Kato Maintenance Partner

    Sulzer has signed a partnership deal with Kato Engineering to provide repair and maintenance services for generators in North America and Australia.

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    FM Editor  - 16.04.2019, 20:56

    Multifunctional Working Surfaces

    Springboard, a North Carolina based manufacturer, has launched AX - a reinterpretation of classic working surface design which supports mobile collaboration and acts as a space divider.

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    FM Editor  - 16.04.2019, 14:03

    Gilbane Addresses Rhode Island Opiod Crisis

    Gilbane Building Company is equipping project sites in Rhode Island with opiod rescue kits following research showing a quarter of fatal drug overdoses in Massachusetts involved construction workers.

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    FM Editor  - 16.04.2019, 13:09

    Time Management System Improves Productivity

    UK glass rooflight manufacturer Glazing Vision has installed a Bodet biometric time and attendance system at its Norfolk factory which employs 125 staff.

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    FM Editor  - 16.04.2019, 12:32

    Student Loans Company Contract

    Atalian Servest has been awarded a new three-year facilities management contract with Student Loans Company.

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    FM Editor  - 16.04.2019, 10:47

    New Serco Middle East CEO

    Phil Malem, Atkins' former managing director of engineering and design for the Middle East & Africa (MEA) has joined Serco Middle East as its new managing director.

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    FM Editor  - 15.04.2019, 15:30

    Datapath to Debut VSN1192 at InfoComm 2019

    Datapath will be launching its VSN1192 video wall controller in the United States on 12th June at InfoComm in Orlando. The company describes the product as the "world's most powerful".

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    FM Editor  - 15.04.2019, 13:59

    Mitie NHS Property Services Contract

    NHS Property Services have extended a three-year integrated facilities management contract awarded to Mitie in 2016 by a further year.

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    FM Editor  - 15.04.2019, 13:36

    Acquisition of JH Catering

    ISS Austria has acquired Austrian fresh food menu and workspace catering and vending machine specialist JH Catering.

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    FM Editor  - 15.04.2019, 13:16

    Maximising Fire Point Station Visibility

    UK safety sign manufacturer SafetySigns4Less has launched a range of fire point stations designed to maximise visibility from all angles and educate users with colour coded information.

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    FM Editor  - 15.04.2019, 12:13

    Millennium Point Security Contract

    Amulet - the security business of Churchill Group, has won a three-year contract to provide concierge, front-of-house and event management services at the Millennium Point multi-use auditorium, flexible workspace and meeting complex venue in Birmingham.

  • The Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland. (photo: Bowman Riley Architects)
    FM Editor  - 15.04.2019, 10:47

    OCS Achieves Success at Revo ACE Awards

    OCS UK has been named "Top Scoring Service Supplier 2019" at this year's Revo ACE Awards which celebrate retail destinations and people that deliver a consistently positive experience for customers.

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    FM Editor  - 12.04.2019, 13:18

    Top Office Grumbles

    Noisy, annoying colleagues and items disappearing from the office fridge top the list of grievances compiled from a YouGov survey of 650 workers for Crown Workspace in the United Kingdom.

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    FM Editor  - 11.04.2019, 16:18

    FRC Investigates Grant Thornton

    The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the independent regulator for auditors, accountants and actuaries in the UK and Ireland, has opened an investigation into Grant Thornton's audits of Interserve's 2015, 2016 and 2017 financial statements.

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    FM Editor  - 11.04.2019, 15:12

    Lendlease to Develop €2.5 Billion Milan Innovation District

    Lendlease has been announced as the preferred development partner for the Milan Innovation District (MInD) urbanisation project, a major new district for science, knowledge and innovation on the Expo Milano 2015 site in Cassano d’Adda.

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    FM Editor  - 11.04.2019, 14:33

    Budget Video Wall Controller and Software

    A new brand of video wall controller from Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) fills the gap for video wall solutions which do not require full enterprise functionality.

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    FM Editor  - 10.04.2019, 15:31

    One of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality”

    Aramark has earned a 100 per cent rating and designation as one of the “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for a fifth consecutive year.

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    FM Editor  - 10.04.2019, 13:51

    Gateway Housing Security Maintenance Contract

    Delta Security has been awarded a new contract to provide maintenance and repairs to CCTV, access control and gate systems installed at a portfolio of 3,000 residential properties owned by Gateway Housing Association in the East-End of London.

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    FM Editor  - 10.04.2019, 11:45

    G4S Stripped of Birmingham Prison Contract

    The UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is permanently transferring management of Category B men's prison HM Prison Birmingham from G4S to Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) with effect from 1 July 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 10.04.2019, 10:30

    Kier Living Offers Innovative Smarthomes

    Kier Living, the homebuilding division of the Kier Group, is the first UK housebuilder to offer the full suite of Nest and Google Home Hub smart home systems to purchasers of its properties.

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    FM Editor  - 09.04.2019, 16:49

    Supporting Care Leavers into Work

    Compass Group has launched a commitment to the Care Leaver Covenant - a promise made by private, public or voluntary organisations in the United Kingdom to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 to help them to live independently.

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    FM Editor  - 09.04.2019, 16:27

    Bringing Mobile Access to Elevators

    Openpath has launched its new smartphone access control solution for lifts, Elevator Board, at ISC West 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 09.04.2019, 15:09

    Empowering Workforces to Focus on Core Activities

    Ricoh has launched a series of smart compact multi-function printers (MFPs) to help automate everyday document processes.

  • Bodet Kelio Visio X7 time and attendance terminal in use. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 09.04.2019, 15:23

    Bodet Launches Timebox 4.3

    Bodet has just launched a major upgrade to its time and attendance monitoring solution for SMEs.

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    FM Editor  - 08.04.2019, 13:13

    Babcock Shares Rally

    Shares in troubled engineering support services group Babcock International have rallied following the announcement last week that Rolls Royce and ContourGlobal non-executive director Ruth Cairnie will replace retiring Chairman, Mike Turner.

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    FM Editor  - 08.04.2019, 10:58

    Superbrands® Status for Shred-it

    Secure document and media destruction specialist Stericycle's Shred-it brand has achieved 'Business Superbrands' status in 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 08.04.2019, 10:22

    ISS Awarded DKK 2 Billion Danish FM Contract

    The Danish Building and Property Agency (DBPA) has awarded ISS a seven-year DKK 2 billion (£230.46 million) contract to deliver the first phase of the government of Denmark's ambitious integrated facility services outsourcing programme.

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    FM Editor  - 05.04.2019, 14:56

    Landsec Awards FM Contract for Multiple Shopping Centres

    Commercial property firm Landsec has awarded Incentive FM a five-year contract to provide a full range of FM services at five premium outlet shopping centres across the UK.

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    FM Editor  - 05.04.2019, 12:16

    GV Group Chief Executive Supports Youth Event

    Tevin Tobun, chief executive of logistics company for the foodservice sector Gate Ventures (GV Group), joined other high-profile business leaders to speak to young people at a special event at the House of Commons.

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    FM Editor  - 05.04.2019, 09:50

    Nudging Pupils to Eat Healthily

    Compass Group education catering subsidiary Chartwells is rolling out a new menu at 450 secondary schools in the United Kingdom after successfully piloting ‘'nudging’ techniques developed by behaviour therapists.

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    FM Editor  - 04.04.2019, 14:27

    A Decade After Detonation

    Ten years ago, glazing supplier Wrightstyle tested one of its systems against a lorry bomb, followed immediately by a car bomb, in a breakthrough test to determine the impact of secondary blast injuries caused by flying glass.

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    British Pest Control Association  - 03.04.2019, 16:23

    BPCA Sets Out its Stall at PestEx

    The key role pest management plays within the UK’s facilities management sector was on display with a record turnout at the British Pest Control Association’s exhibition and conference PestEx.

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    FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 14:02

    Mace Consortium Selected for UK Defence Estate Optimisation

    The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has appointed Mace - in partnership with Turner and Townsend, and supported by PA, Atkins and GL Hearn, as Client Side Partner (CSP) for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Defence Estate Optimisation (DEO) programme.

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    FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 13:36

    A Game Changer for Our Railways

    Costain and Bryden Wood Technology will work alongside other winners of a collaborative research and development competition delivered by Innovate UK for Network Rail to explore the potential of smart technology to transform the construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure.

  • Rotamec’s field service teams are multi-skilled and equipped with test and diagnostic equipment to help customers carry out fault-finding tasks. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 13:06

    A Complete Engineering and Repair Service

    Turnkey engineered products supplier Rotamec is committed to delivering a comprehensive round-the-clock AC and DC motor and bearing repair service from its locations in Cheddar (South Wales), Exeter and Redditch.

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    FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 09:19

    US Air Force NexGen IT Task Order

    Serco has been awarded a new US $82 million task order by the US Air Force (USAF) to manage, configure, deploy, sustain, and enhance NexGen IT solutions for US Air Force Civil Engineering (AFCE).

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    FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 02:08

    The Origins of Big Brands

    Less than a third of adults are aware of the origins of household name brands including Bubble Wrap™, Kleenex™ and Coca-Cola™ according to research carried out by innovation funding specialists MPA Group.

  • Artic Cycle to Dover team: Paul Lucas (Managing Director), Lee Rumble (Project Manager), Charlotte Pinder (Business Development Co-ordinator), Derek Parker (Head of Business Development). (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 02:08

    Supporting Valley Hospital Charity

    A team from Dartford-based hard facilities management services company Artic has raised £600 for the hospitals Valley Hospital Charity in a warm-up for the ‘Cycle to Amsterdam’ Ride4Life Cycle Ride from 12th to 16th June 2019.

  • Vimpex will be showcasing its Identifire and Fire-Cryer ranges on Stand FX940 at Firex International which is co-located with IFSEC. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 02:08

    Vimpex at IFSEC International

    Independent manufacturer and distributor of fire alarm evacuation and building infrastructure products and accessories Vimpex will be exhibiting at IFSEC International from 18 to 20 June at ExCeL London.

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    FM Editor  - 02.04.2019, 16:56

    Supporting The Great Bandana Bake!

    Contract caterer Blue Apple took the reins of the Association of Catering Excellence (ACE) Instagram account to raise awareness of The Brain Tumour Charity.

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    FM Editor  - 02.04.2019, 13:48

    OCS Awarded DPDgroup Contract

    International parcel delivery service DPDgroup's UK subsidiary has awarded OCS a three year contract to deliver bespoke cleaning services at its depots.

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    FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 02:08

    Celebrating Emerging Talent

    UK planned and responsive maintenance company Ian Williams' annual Qualification Celebration Lunch for apprentices, trainees and staff achievers was held at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium.

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    FM Editor  - 01.04.2019, 12:48

    Miele Marketing Manager Appointment

    Miele has appointed Melissa Kershaw as senior marketing manager of its professional division in the United Kingdom. Kershaw joins the company from Arval, BNP Paribas Group's vehicle leasing company, where she held key roles in strategic and tactical marketing.

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    FM Editor  - 01.04.2019, 11:16

    IoT Water Monitoring

    Cistermiser has launched a website for its LinkThru TMU temperature monitoring unit and water flow measurement solution for building engineers and facilities managers in the healthcare and education sectors.

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    FM Editor  - 29.03.2019, 14:50

    Workplace Week New York 2019

    Workplace Week New York from 24th June will be supported by Boston Consulting Group, Blackstone, GroupM and over twenty other organisations. Last year's activities raised US $20,000 for the I Have A Dream Foundation (NY).

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    FM Editor  - 29.03.2019, 13:36

    The Factory of the Future

    Renishaw will be demonstrating the integration of Industry 4.0 and 3D printing technologies with manufacturing workflows at the China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT) from 15th to 20th April in Beijing.

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    FM Editor  - 29.03.2019, 12:18

    Reshaping the Workplace Food Landscape

    Restaurant Associates and Levy Leisure have rebranded as RA Venues and Rapport following a restructuring exercise that brings both companies and several restaurants under the control of new Compass Group operating subsidiary, RA Group.

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    FM Editor  - 28.03.2019, 16:13

    Lintec Europe at MECSPE

    Lintec Europe will be exhibiting labelstocks for manufacturing applications at MECSPE 2019 which is taking place at the Parma Fairground in Italy until 30 March.

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    FM Editor  - 28.03.2019, 15:45

    Revolutionary Power Quality Monitoring

    Limerick-based energy measurement and management solutions developer ResourceKraft has launched a novel tool to allow engineers to monitor power quality remotely on mobile devices.

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    FM Editor  - 28.03.2019, 12:20

    MedStar Health Contract for Sodexo

    MedStar Health which operates more than 120 community entities in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, has awarded an integrated food services contract for ten hospitals to Sodexo.

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    FM Editor  - 28.03.2019, 11:30

    Digital Display Installations at London Shopping Centres

    Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has completed the installation of more than 250 bespoke digital display solutions at its Westfield London and Westfield Stratford Centre shopping malls.

  • Paul Lotter. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 28.03.2019, 10:56

    Corps Security Announces New Managing Director

    Manned guarding business Corps Security has appointed Paul Lotter as managing director.

  • Aston Barclay's vehicle auction centre in Normanton, Wakefield. (photo: Aston Barclay)
    FM Editor  - 28.03.2019, 10:39

    Vehicle Auction Centre Contract

    Vehicle remarketing business Aston Barclay has selected B38 Group to supply a full range of property support services at anew 70,000sq ft vehicle auction centre near Wakefield, Yorkshire.

  • Karl Smith. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 28.03.2019, 10:00

    ESS General Manager to Run London Marathon

    Karl Smith, general manager of Compass Group UK & Ireland's defence and government catering subsidiary, ESS, will participant in The Virgin Money London Marathon on 28 April to raise money for SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity.

  • Berkeley Group is the company behind several luxury developments, including the new marina at Imperial Wharf in London. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 27.03.2019, 14:39

    Smart Parking Solutions

    SWARCO and SKIDATA AG joint-venture APT Skidata has signed a framework agreement to provide smart parking solutions at sites operated by FTSE 100 house builder The Berkeley Group in London, the Midlands and South East England.

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    FM Editor  - 27.03.2019, 14:20

    Equiniti Extends UK TFM Contract

    Administration and payment solutions provider Equiniti Group has extended its five-year total facilities management (TFM) contract with Incentive FM by a further three years following a competitive tender process.

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    FM Editor  - 27.03.2019, 13:11

    Rack-Mounted Version of Sentinel Pro

    Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) manufacturer Riello UPS has added two rack-mounted products to its Sentinel Pro range.

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    FM Editor  - 26.03.2019, 15:29

    Space to Change

    Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has refurbished public conveniences at Abbey Meadow Park in Abingdon under its first contract for the Vale of White Horse District Council.

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    Greenham Trust  - 26.03.2019, 14:47

    Transforming the Business Park Experience

    Repurposing Greenham Business Park in Newbury from an abandoned military base to the largest strategic employment site in West Berkshire is setting new standards for business parks.

  • Graham Prothero. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 26.03.2019, 13:13

    Graham Prothero to Lead Galliford Try

    Graham Prothero has been appointed Galliford Try Chief Executive with immediate effect.

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    FM Editor  - 25.03.2019, 15:48

    CMA Investigates UK Construction

    The United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has opened a preliminary investigation into suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the supply of construction services in the United Kingdom.

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    FM Editor  - 25.03.2019, 15:29

    B&I StrEATfood Awards 2019

    Dan Kirkpatrick, executive development chef for Atalian Servest’s B&I catering brand Angel Hill Food Co., has been awarded the ‘2019 B&I Street Food Chef of The Year award.

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    FM Editor  - 25.03.2019, 15:11

    Supporting SECR Compliance

    Veolia has launched a range of energy services to help organisations comply with the UK government's Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme which comes into force on 1st April.

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    The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 22.03.2019, 10:50

    Third-party Luminaire Testing

    A revolutionary Gonio photometry luminaire testing scheme allows lighting manufacturers to offer efficient 3rd party accredited luminaire performance testing.

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    FM Editor  - 22.03.2019, 10:28

    Next-gen Traffic Messaging

    SRL Traffic Systems have purchased 100 solar-powered Variable Message Signs (VMS) in a deal worth over £2.25 million.

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    FM Editor  - 22.03.2019, 09:47

    Caterer Adopts Woodland to Offsets Printing

    Blue Apple Contract Catering has "adopted" a quarter of an acre of woodland as part of a 'Green Apple' pledge to offset carbon emissions and resources used printing documents.

  • Gemma Powell says the new solution from CascadeGo simplifies HR compliance. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 22.03.2019, 09:00

    Streamlining HR with the Cloud

    Uk estate manager Centrick is using a cloud-based HR solution from CascadeGo to standardise its in-house HR administration.

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    FM Editor  - 21.03.2019, 19:01

    Keeping Sisal Flooring Clean

    Fiber-Shield Industries Inc., has announced the worldwide availability of a super-hydrophobic treatment for professional carpets and rug cleaners based on nano-coating technology.

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    FM Editor  - 21.03.2019, 18:14

    HMRC Hard Services Contract

    Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has awarded Atalian Servest a new, five-year multiservices contract which includes engineering, building maintenance and the provision of technical support.

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    FM Editor  - 21.03.2019, 17:36

    Identifying BIM Health and Safety Risks

    Morgan Sindall Group subsidiary BakerHicks have launched an innovative method of protecting the health and safety of construction workers and building users.

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    FM Editor  - 21.03.2019, 14:27

    Better Quality Control

    A new app from Danish digital microscope manufacturer TAGARNO removes peripheral blurring from captured photographs of multi-dimensional objects.

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    FM Editor  - 20.03.2019, 14:31

    Supporting the Unemployed

    Compass Group has partnered with industry charity Springboard, One Housing Group and Your Story to host a UKHospitality and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) event to provide support for unemployed people in London.

  • (Steve Smith, managing director of ISM (left), pictured with UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox (right), (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 20.03.2019, 13:31

    Sharing the Right Company

    Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM) has joined other members of the Nukleas security solutions consortium at an exclusive security and policing exhibition for international buyers.

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    FM Editor  - 20.03.2019, 12:46

    Dubai Property Festival 2019 (26-28 March)

    Preparations are being finalised for this year's Dubai Property Festival which is organised by Dubai Land Department's Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Center.

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    FM Editor  - 19.03.2019, 22:13

    Christophe Beck Announced as Ecolab President

    Christophe Beck will succeed Thomas Handley as Ecolab President and COO on 1 April 2019.

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    FM Editor  - 19.03.2019, 13:12

    ISS Commits to Cage-free Eggs

    ISS has made a global commitment to sourcing eggs produced by cage-free hens by 2025 as part of a group-wide initiative to support sustainable agriculture, forestry, fishing and aquaculture under the United Nation's Global Compact.

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    FM Editor  - 19.03.2019, 12:40

    An Alternative to Tenancy Deposit Schemes

    A partnership between PropTech company Reposit and property management company Way of Life provides a deposit replacement alternative for UK residential tenants.

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    FM Editor  - 19.03.2019, 11:58

    2019 Signaling Product Catalog

    Pfannenberg's new North American Signaling Product Catalog includes a full listing of the company's audible and visual signal solutions for industrial applications.

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    FM Editor  - 19.03.2019, 10:53

    Celebrating a Year of Growth

    London-based hospitality company Vacherin reports turnover increased 33 per cent to £26.2 million in its second full year under a new management structure.

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    FM Editor  - 19.03.2019, 09:55

    Behavioural Analysis 2019

    Securing places of worship, AI in border security and extremist risk assessment in workplaces are some of the topics on the agenda at this year's International Conference on Tactical Risk Analysis and Non-racial Profiling in Minneapolis from 21-23 May.

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    UBM Live  - 19.03.2019, 08:59

    Inspirational Speaker Lineup

    Facilities Show is delighted to announce the three inspirational keynote speakers set to enthral and inform audiences at this year’s event, held on 18-20 June at ExCeL London.

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    FM Editor  - 18.03.2019, 17:37

    Welcoming the Next Generation of Chefs

    Eighteen Aramark chefs have graduated from The Culinary Institute of America's ProChef certification program, joining more than 250 colleagues since 2008.

  • Pictured: LIA Commercial Manager Julie Humphreys, LIA Customer Relationship Manager Kirstin Shortt, and Ansell's Marketing Manager, Rachel Morris. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 18.03.2019, 13:36

    Supporting the Lighting Industry

    Ansell Lighting is supporting the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) as the newest Ambassador to its central hub for students and professionals seeking access to educational materials and lighting-related learning, the Lighting Industry Academy.

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    FM Editor  - 18.03.2019, 10:40

    Akzo Nobel Inaugurates R&D Campus

    AkzoNobel has officially opened a new lab complex for testing paint and coatings products in conditions that mimic the world’s most extreme environments at its research hub in Felling near Gateshead.

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    FM Editor  - 18.03.2019, 10:06

    A Sustainable Future for Air Transport

    Atkins has been appointed lead designer and project manager for Birmingham Airport's terminal expansion under a contract that will use VR design modelling to minimise disruption.

  • The Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC). (photo: South Australia Department for Correctional Services)
    FM Editor  - 18.03.2019, 09:11

    Serco Awarded Adelaide Remand Centre Contract

    Serco has signed a AU$115 million contract with the South Australian Government to operate and upgrade Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC) which currently accommodates up to 274 prisoners.

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    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 19:29

    Lenders Assume Control of Interserve

    The assets of FTSE 250 outsourcer Interserve have been transferred to a new company owned by a consortium of creditors after the international support services and construction firm called in administrators on Friday.

  • Paul Kelly. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 17:08

    Paul Kelly to Head Strategic Advisory at Mace

    Mace has appointed Paul Kelly to lead 50 consultants working with clients across the built environment and infrastructure sectors, as part of the group's reorganisation of consultancy services under a single director.

  • Pictured (L to R): Talent acquisition Team Partners Elizabeth Gerrity, Elita Nicholson, Michael Vella and Catalina Dongo. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 15:55

    Recognition for UniFirst Development Program

    UniFirst Corporation's LEAP (Leadership, Education, and Performance) management development program has received a Bronze Stevie Award.

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    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 14:02

    Top Company for Executive Women

    The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) has recognised JLL's Americas Business for advancing female employees with a fourth consecutive "Top Companies for Executive Women" award.

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    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 13:23

    Hire Awards of Excellence 2019

    Newburn Power Rental has been nominated as a finalist in three categories at the forthcoming Hire Awards of Excellence organised by Hire Association Europe (HAE).

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    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 11:52

    Social Mobility Through Employment

    A partnership between Axis Group’s front-of-house division, Acuity, and into work programme from the Jane James Consultancy (JJC), Growing Talent, is finding full-time jobs for people struggling to secure work.

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    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 11:20

    Ecolab Launches Water Conservation Tool

    Ecolab has launched Smart Water Navigator, a free online tool that helps companies establish realistic targets for reducing water consumption.

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    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 10:28

    Major Expansion of Al Ain Mall

    Abu Dhabi-based master developer Aldar Properties has added 33,000 sq metres of gross leasable area (GLA) to the Al Jimi Mall in the neighbouring Emirate of Al Ain.

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    Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)  - 15.03.2019, 09:39

    The Season of All Natures

    On World Sleep Day 2019, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) and the Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa) summarise their research on the impact of sleep on cognitive performance.

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    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 08:10

    International Property Award for APAC House

    Sodexo's APAC House regional headquarters building in Singapore has won an award in the Office Category of the 2019 International Property Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 14.03.2019, 19:51

    Championing Hard Services Apprenticeships

    ABM UK has rolled out the Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P) it piloted last year to nine schools in London, Leeds, Manchester and Bradford.

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    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 09:05

    In the Spirit of the Racing Past

    BrandCulture has created racetrack-inspired wayfinding designs for the Oran Park Library in south-west Sydney.

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    FM Editor  - 14.03.2019, 10:37

    Setting New Standards for Collection Care

    Science Museum Group (SMG) has appointed Kier to construct a new collection management facility at its National Collections Centre in Wroughton, Wiltshire.

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    FM Editor  - 14.03.2019, 09:51

    Chelmsford Residential Development

    Grosvenor Britain & Ireland is partnering with Hammonds Estates, Chelmsford City Council and private investors to deliver around 5,000 homes at a location a short distance from the English city which lies northeast of London.

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    FM Editor  - 13.03.2019, 14:59

    Migrating Syncro to Taktis

    Life safety systems control manufacturer Kentec Electronics has unveiled a unique solution for migrating Syncro panel networks to the latest Taktis technology.

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    FM Editor  - 13.03.2019, 14:41

    Facilitating Access to Headway East London

    Delta Security has installed a secure automatic door solution at the offices of brain injury charity, Headway East London.

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    FM Editor  - 13.03.2019, 13:30

    Partnering to Save the Planet

    Churchill Group is eliminating 60,000 plastic product containers used by its cleaning operatives every year as a result of a pioneering partnership with Jangro, the largest network of janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland.

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    FM Editor  - 12.03.2019, 17:12

    SWC Awarded Iconic Birmingham Contract

    Specialist Window Cleaning (SWC), a subsidiary of Incentive FM Group, has been selected for a contract at The Cube, a landmark, mixed-use development in Birmingham.

  • Serco's 'Respect and Protect’ campaign was launched at an event attended by union representatives and clients in West London. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 12.03.2019, 15:05

    Respect and Protect

    Serco has a new zero tolerance policy towards aggressive and abusive behaviour directed at customer-facing employees on environmental services contracts in the UK.

  • Ed Warner (right) pictured in 2017 at the Blue Badge Style Awards. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 11.03.2019, 20:49

    Championing Accessible Design

    The UK Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton FRSA, appointed Ed Warner, co-founder of accessible design company Motionspot to the newly created role of sector champion for the ‘Design of Products and Spaces’ at a ceremony in Lancaster Gate, London, earlier today.

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    FM Editor  - 11.03.2019, 17:04

    Catering to Gen Z

    Aramark has produced a Slideshare presentation on the impact of Gen Zers on college catering in the United States.

  • 2019 Umbrella Awards winners. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 11.03.2019, 16:20

    Purple Umbrella Award for Ritz Apprentice

    Holly Langan, an apprentice with The Ritz London, has been presented with a ‘Purple Umbrella' award by Brian Turner CBE and Adele Oxberry, managing director of Umbrella Training, at a high-profile ceremony in London.

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    T. Gunning Ltd  - 11.03.2019, 14:51

    Transforming Stewart House

    The University of London turned to Chartered Building Company T Gunning to deliver internal refurbishment and lighting upgrade work at Stewart House in the heart of Bloomsbury.

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    FM Editor  - 11.03.2019, 12:57

    Changing Vibration Analysis Forever

    Erbessd Instruments have launched a world-first universal 4-channel wireless triaxial accelerometer, paving the way for real-time wireless vibration data measurement in predictive maintenance applications.

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    FM Editor  - 11.03.2019, 11:40

    Encourage Mums into Leadership

    Compass Group and Mumsnet, the UK’s largest network for parents, have launched a Leadership Accelerator Programme with training provider, Corndel, to support mothers returning to work.

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    FM Editor  - 08.03.2019, 12:47

    A Decade of Artic Apprentices

    UK hard FM contractor Artic Building Services is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the apprenticeship scheme introduced by founder, Vince McAnallen, who was, himself, an engineering apprenticeship graduate.

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    FM Editor  - 07.03.2019, 17:03

    Shaping Future Cities

    Global design, engineering and consulting business Arcadis has launched a three-month "City of 2030" accelerator at its new digital innovation hub in Amsterdam, in collaboration with U.S. seed capital provider, Techstars.

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    FM Editor  - 07.03.2019, 14:42

    Bellrock Supports HMRC Smart Building Vision

    Bellrock has won the competition to deliver M&E, building maintenance and workplace services to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the North of England under the Crown Commercial Services facilities management framework.

  • Bartlett Mitchell's senior management team. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 07.03.2019, 13:21

    Senior Appointments at Bartlett Mitchell

    Bartlett Mitchell has appointed Neil MacLaurin, former managing director of Keith Prowse and former Chair of event caterer Absolute Taste and hospitality group Fabulous Fan Fayre, as a non-executive director.

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    FM Editor  - 07.03.2019, 12:35

    Equality as a Business Issue

    SPIE UK is raising awareness of workplace gender inclusivity through its parent company's So’SPIE Ladies Network, in advance of International Women's Day 2019 on Friday which will focus on the theme, "BalanceforBetter".

  • Atkins' new managing director for Asia, Catherine Li. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 07.03.2019, 11:16

    Catherine Li to Lead Atkins Asia

    SNC-Lavalin has appointed Catherine Li as managing director of Atkins' business in Asia which includes Hong Kong, mainland China, and other countries in South East Asia.

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    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 20:58

    Top Workplaces Award for Rollins

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has named Rollins Inc., the US's biggest pest control company, in sixteen place in its annual ranking of the 150 largest "Top Workplaces" in the Metro Atlanta area.

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    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 18:34

    Aircuity Educational Vodcast

    Luca Mazzei, Chief Growth Officer with Aircuity Inc., discusses the company's 'airside efficiency' conversation platform for colleges and universities in a vodcast on competitive energy services performance contracting.

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    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 17:25

    Bluewater Extends Incentive FM Contract

    Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, one of Europe's largest retaila and leisure destinations, has renewed its integrated facilities management contract with Incentive FM.

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    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 13:49

    Chubb Showcases Lockdown Procedures

    Carrier subsidiary Chubb Fire & Security will be showcasing lockdown technology at the Schools and Academies Show 2019 at ExCeL London from 3-4 April.

  • Pauline Cox, Gather & Gather Ireland's new managing director. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 12:08

    Pauline Cox Joins Gather & Gather Ireland

    Mitie has appointed Pauline Cox as managing director of its workplace catering subsidiary, Gather & Gather Ireland. Cox was formerly Director of Food Services with Apleona HSG and has held senior roles with Compass Group Ireland and Sodexo.

  • Canon Medical Systems UK has been supporting local communities in East Africa. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 10:42

    UNDESA Recognises Canon Medical Systems

    The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has awarded official partner status to Canon Medical Systems for its promotion of sustainability, gender equality and welfare in developing countries.

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    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 12:41

    Celebrating Best Companies Day

    UK contract caterer Blue Apple celebrated Best Companies Day on Friday 1 March. The occasion also marked its recent, independent One Star Accreditation and inclusion in the "op 75 list of "Best Companies to Work for in the East of England".

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    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 09:09

    IFMA Foundation Scholarship Program

    The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program from students of facility management and related disciplines worldwide.

  • A new control centre at Falkirk provides remote visualizations of performance test data. (photo: )
    Sulzer Ltd  - 05.03.2019, 18:11

    Sulzer Improves High-voltage Coil Manufacturing

    Sulzer is enhancing design, manufacturing and electrical load capabilities at its service centre in Falkirk, Scotland, to enable faster turnaround times for customers of its electrical test-bed facilities.

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2019, 17:13

    STRABAG PFS Acquires CORPUS SIREO Property Management Business

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has acquired the property management business of Swiss Life Asset Managers subsidiary, CORPUS SIREO Real Estate GmbH, in a deal involving the parallel delivery of property services at 340 buildings operated by the Swiss Life Group.

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2019, 12:55

    Robots at GE Healthcare Buildings

    GE Healthcare is using robotic vacuum cleaners in a cleaning programme created by TemcoUK Facility Services for its offices in Amersham and Little Chalfont.

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2019, 12:08

    A Career Path into Engineering

    Engineering apprentices Tyra Garrett, Sarah Hewitt and George Stewart give their verdict on Thales Group's apprenticeship programme in the United Kingdom.

  • Sophie White, Apprentice Chef of the Year 2018 award winner. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 05.03.2019, 06:04

    All Things Being Equal

    From apprenticeships to career mentoring, Compass Group UK & Ireland is paving the way for gender parity. Three chefs and the Chair of the company's Women in Food Programme, Emma Pearson, explain how.

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    FM Editor  - 04.03.2019, 14:28

    Ecolab Investor Webcast (6 March)

    Ecolab Chief Financial Officer Daniel J. Schmechel will address financial analysts at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference on Wednesday in New York. A webcast of the presentation will be broadcast live from 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time.

  • Divya Hansora is working towards a level-six apprenticeship qualification. (photo: Chubb Fire & Security)
    FM Editor  - 04.03.2019, 14:07

    Chubb Expands UK Apprenticeship Programme

    Carrier subsidiary Chubb Fire & Security employed more apprentices in 2018 than in any previous year, also expanding its intake to 28 apprentices across multiple engineering and non-engineering disciplines, including IT, finance and project management.

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    FM Editor  - 04.03.2019, 13:39

    Veolia Awarded Scottish Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency Contract

    Veolia is helping cultural, sporting and learning charity Glasgow Life which works with Glasgow City Council to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions at multiple sites.

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    Active Workplace Solutions  - 04.03.2019, 11:29

    The Benefits of Apprentices

    As National Apprentice Week gets underway in the UK, workplace specialist Active Workplace Solutions has compiled a checklist of the benefits of hiring apprentices.

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    FM Editor  - 04.03.2019, 11:00

    The Law of Unintended Consequences

    A white paper by Julian Roche, Cavendish Maxwell's chief economist, explores the impact of Brexit on real estate investment in the UK as well as the Gulf region.

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    FM Editor  - 04.03.2019, 09:29

    UK's Best Cleaned Transport Hub

    Birmingham Airport has won Kimberley-Clarke's Golden Service Award for the "Best Cleaned Transport Hub" for a second successive year.

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    FM Editor  - 01.03.2019, 17:06

    Rise in UK FM Market Debt

    MTW Research reports the UK's facilities management market is growing at its slowest rate since 2012, with uncertainty and Brexit-related delays eroding confidence and raising net debt levels by £1 billion.

  • The Royal Arsenal Riverside luxury residential development in Woolwich. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 01.03.2019, 13:11

    London Riverside Contract for Artic

    Artic Building Services have been selected to provide a semi-permanent engineering resource and Hard FM services for seven buildings in the Rendall and Rittner-manged Royal Arsenal Riverside residential development in Woolwich, South-East London.

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    FM Editor  - 28.02.2019, 16:29

    EMEA Launch for Critical Facilities Solutions

    U.S. data centre services company Critical Facilities Solutions has established Critical Facilities Solutions UK, a data centre infrastructure and cleaning provider that will be led by Mike Meyer as managing director and Gary Hall as operations director.

  • Photo shoot:: Barry and Steve after announcement of the acquisition. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 28.02.2019, 16:05

    TSG Acquires Cameron Forecourt

    Global fuel mobility company TSG has acquired UK fuel management specialist, Cameron Forecourt to expand the services offered by its TSG UK subsidiary.

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    CINTEC International  - 28.02.2019, 15:44

    Solving Tile Anchoring at Frederick Douglas Academy VI

    CINTEC North America overcame a technical challenge presented by ageing terracotta tiling at the Frederick Douglas Academy VI High School in Queens, New York.

  • GV Group's new business director, Darren Weeks. (photo: GV Group)
    FM Editor  - 28.02.2019, 11:54

    GV Group Strengthens Senior Management

    GV Group (Gate Ventures), the holding company behind several brands offering logistics services to the UK's foodservice sector, has appointed Darren Weeks as group business director.

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    FM Editor  - 28.02.2019, 09:51

    The Spoils of Cleaning

    Cleaning operatives working on Cordant Group's contract with Stagecoach have uncovered shocking items left by bus passengers, according to a list compiled by a lucky (and, arguably, unlucky) member of staff.

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    FM Editor  - 28.02.2019, 07:57

    Rentokil Initial Announces Chairman Designate

    Richard Solomons, the former InterContinental Hotels Group plc chief executive, will succeed current Rentokil Initial Chairman John McAdam who steps down at the company's AGM on 8 May, subject to shareholder approval.

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    FM Editor  - 27.02.2019, 12:20

    New Approach to Contract Cleaning

    UK support services provider Churchill Group has launched Portfolio, a high-spec cleaning service for organisations that consider their facilities critical to their core business.

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    FM Editor  - 27.02.2019, 11:51

    World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

    Wilton Engineering Services selected SPIE UK to install 20 transition pieces at the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) Hornsea Project One.

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    FM Editor  - 27.02.2019, 10:39

    Dussmann Partners with Planon

    Dussmann Group is rolling out Planon's "Universe for Service Providers" facilities management optimisation platform to support efficiency targets announced in its Strategy 2023 and Dussmann Next Level strategic plans.

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    FM Editor  - 27.02.2019, 12:39

    Video Wall Set-up and Diagnostics

    Datapath’s video wall controllers are now being offered with a newly developed Display Driver Configuration Tool (DCCT) and Diagnostic Suite embedded as standard.

  • T. Gunning team (left to right): Tom Gunning, Nick Watson, Simon Fifield, Lynn Smith, Lynn Schofield, Hannah Brown, Steve Wright, Mike Gawadzyn. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 27.02.2019, 08:45

    Investors in People

    Chartered refurbishment specialist T Gunning has achieved Investors in People (IIP) accreditation.

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    FM Editor  - 26.02.2019, 20:40

    Applying New Technology to a Very Old Problem

    UK integrated services provider Axis Group has used technology designed to protect lone-workers to overcome barriers to traditional emergency alarms at the iconic Old Spitalfields Market (OSM) in London.

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    AkzoNobel Global  - 26.02.2019, 14:33

    Inspiring a Generation of Science Students

    Science students in the United States have been involved in the restoration of a retired United Airlines Douglas DC-8 aircraft which has been coated with a system supplied by AkzoNobel.

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    FM Editor  - 26.02.2019, 14:05

    ServiceMaster Q4 2018 Results

    ServiceMaster has announced revenue growth of 12 per cent, including 5 per cent organic growth at its pest control business, Terminix, in the final quarter of 2018.

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    Administrator  - 26.02.2019, 13:28

    Ending Plastic Waste

    Cryovac and Bubble Wrap protective packaging manufacturer Sealed Air Corporation has joined The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a new global organisation whose members have pledged US $1.5 billion towards ending plastic waste.

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    FM Editor  - 26.02.2019, 12:48

    RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2019

    Sodexo has received a SAM Gold Class award in recognition of its sustainability practices for the 12th consecutive year. The award recognises the top 1 per cent of companies in their industry peer group.

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    FM Editor  - 26.02.2019, 12:17

    ISS 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

    ISS has published its 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report which outlines measures the group is taking to refocus on key global accounts and provides policy updates on sustainability, compliance and talent management.

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    FM Editor  - 25.02.2019, 17:25

    ISS Restructures Executive Board

    ISS has restructured its Executive Group Management (EGM), announced a newly created post of CEO - Strategic Transformation will be filled by Richard Sykes (currently, the group's regional CEO for Northern Europe), and also merged its Continental and Northern European operating companies into a single new organisation..

  • Center For Family Services administrative headquarters building in Camden, New Jersey. (photo: Sue Burrough)
    FM Editor  - 22.02.2019, 16:41

    Family Support Provider Honoured

    A Camden, NJ based Human Services Organization is the recipient of an Aramark Building Community Organizational Leadership Award.

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    FM Editor  - 22.02.2019, 15:35

    Sensitive Car Park Projects

    Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has completed sensitive alterations to parking at Aston Rowant, a popular Natural England-managed nature reserve.

  • Freemasons' Hall in the City of London. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 22.02.2019, 14:23

    2019 IWFM Conference

    The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) annual conference will be held on 14 March at Freemasons' Hall, London, one of the UK’s finest Art Deco buildings, under the theme "FM as a disruptor".

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    FM Editor  - 22.02.2019, 13:25

    Hot, Cold, Sparkling Water

    Global brewing dispenser manufacturer Marco Beverage Systems has launched FRIIA, its first foray into the cold and sparkling water market.

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    FM Editor  - 22.02.2019, 12:37

    The Last Straw

    IFMA UK has joined forces with Greenpeace and children-run charity Kids Against Plastic! in the environmental battle against single use plastic.

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    FM Editor  - 21.02.2019, 16:55

    Best of the Best Workplace Experiences

    ISS has been named a "Leader" by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) "Best of The GO100" programme which celebrates the first decade of Global Outsourcing 100 (GO100) awards.

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    FM Editor  - 21.02.2019, 13:18

    Record 2018 for EMCOR

    EMCOR Group has announced record revenues of US$8.13 billion and a 27.7 per cent increase over 2017 figures in diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations, in full-year 2018 results published today.

  • Will Rose at the Bartlett Mitchell Chef of the Year award ceremony. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 20.02.2019, 11:50

    Copenhagen's Culinary Delights

    Bartlett Mitchel Chef of the Year, Will Rose, has visited Copenhagen's leading restaurants accompanied by Michelin starred chef Adam Byatt and the UK caterer's chef director, Pete Redman.

  • Syncro AS control panel. (photo: Kentec Electronics)
    FM Editor  - 20.02.2019, 10:59

    Protecting a National Theatre

    An intelligent Kentec life safety control panel and COSMO PSIM+ software are protecting a historic National Theatre in Lisbon, Portugal.

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    FM Editor  - 20.02.2019, 16:08

    Keeping Oxford Beautiful

    Oxford Direct Services (ODS) is supporting Oxford Civic Society’s annual Spring Clean community event, OxClean, where volunteers come out in force to tidy up rubbish.

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    FM Editor  - 19.02.2019, 10:04

    Goods to Man

    Weland Solutions has announced a new vertical lifting solution designed to integrate with automated manufacturing and warehousing workflows.

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    FM Editor  - 15.02.2019, 11:09

    Serco Leisure Names MD

    Serco has appointed Simon Bailey, formerly regional director for a portfolio of Serco Health facilities management contracts with annual revenues of £90, as managing director of its leisure business in the United Kingdom.

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    FM Editor  - 14.02.2019, 16:04

    Maximising Biophilic Design Phygitally

    Acuity, the Axis Group’s front-of-house division, is hosting a breakfast briefing in London to explore the power of first impressions in reception and corporate lobby environments,

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    FM Editor  - 14.02.2019, 15:28

    Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies List

    CBRE Group has been listed in 33rd place in Barron's annual analysis of the most sustainable of the 1,000 largest cap companies in the United States.

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    FM Editor  - 14.02.2019, 12:27

    Inspired by the World

    The latest additions to 3form's Full Circle collection feature ideas from artisans in countries where the sustainable building materials supplier supports social, environmental and economic initiatives.

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    FM Editor  - 14.02.2019, 11:30

    Mechanical Services Explained (6-8 March, London)

    A three day CIBSE training course will focus on HVAC and water systems in buildings and improving energy efficiency.

  • The new ExDec Decoder. (photo: )
    Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS)  - 14.02.2019, 10:37

    Connecting Analogue CCTV to Digital Video Walls

    UVS has launched a unique new product to help a growing number of security and CCTV monitoring centres connect their outdated CCTV systems to modern, high spec video walls and displays.

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    FM Editor  - 13.02.2019, 13:38

    Bearing the Weight

    Preventative maintenance of double-girder bridge cranes is essential to the production and safe operation of Palm Paper's manufacturing facilities in Germany.

  • The Perkee coffee team. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 13.02.2019, 10:41

    Caterer Makes Internal Appointments

    Bartlett Mitchel has made several appointments within its coffee team.

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    FM Editor  - 13.02.2019, 10:04

    Connect Group IFM Contract

    News wholesaling and mixed-freight distributor Connect Group has selected Mitie to consolidate over 100 local level agreements into a UK-wide integrated facilities management (IFM) contract.

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    FM Editor  - 13.02.2019, 09:02

    SIA ACS Pacesetter

    Incentive FM has achieved "Pacesetter" status under the UK Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), after being benchmarked in the top 15 per cent of 830 accredited security guarding companies.

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    Association of Noise Consultants (ANC)  - 13.02.2019, 08:17

    Trade Body Adds Acoustics Award

    The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC), has added a new category focusing on the role of acoustics in the workplace to its 2019 awards programme.

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    BASSETTI Group  - 12.02.2019, 16:53

    Launch of BASSETTI Americas

    Technical expertise management leader BASSETTI announces the official launch of its newest subsidiary, BASSETTI Americas.

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    FM Editor  - 12.02.2019, 12:25

    Healthy for Life® 20 By 20

    Aramark and the American Heart Association (AHA) have reported a third year of impressive results from their Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 health impact model.

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    FM Editor  - 12.02.2019, 11:47

    Compass Beats Schools Nutrition Deadline

    Compass Group subsidiary Chartwells has reduced the sugar content in menus at its portfolio of primary school contracts by 20 per cent, in advance of a 2020 Public Health England (PHE) deadline for education sector caterers.

  • Prodigal son: Matt Chapman is returning to the Atalian Servest fold following a spell with Interserve. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 12.02.2019, 09:39

    Key Appointment at Atalian Servest

    Matt Chapman has joined Atalian Servest as Chief Marketing & Development Officer for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

  • Dougie Sutherland. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 12.02.2019, 08:32

    Dougie Sutherland to Leave Interserve

    Interserve has announced Dougie Sutherland, the managing director of its Developments Division has stepped down from its Board of Directors with immediate effect and will be leaving the group on 28th.

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    Delta Security  - 12.02.2019, 08:07

    Delta Secures a Local Primary School

    UK high-security specialist Delta Security has installed a sophisticated 1080p HD CCTV system at the Rushmore Primary School in Hackney.

  • Riders Charlotte Pinder and Lee Rumble with joint Artic managing directors, Colin Trowell and Paul Lucas. (photo: )
    Artic Building Services  - 11.02.2019, 15:02

    Raising Money for Darent Valley Hospital

    Artic Building Services is partnering with Darent Valley Hospital to raise money for its Little Buds special baby care unit.

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    Incentive FM Group  - 08.02.2019, 15:57

    Nottingham Building Society FM Contract

    Nottingham Building Society (NBS) has renewed its contract with Incentive FM for a further three-year term.

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    Riello UPS  - 08.02.2019, 15:41

    Riello UPS Extends Power Range

    Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and standby power systems manufacturer Riello UPS has expanded its super-efficient NextEnergy (NXE) range with a new 400 kVA model.

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    FM Editor  - 08.02.2019, 14:59

    Incentivising Maternity Leave

    Mitie has announced changes to its support package for new mothers, parents on adoption leave and employees returning to work from maternity leave.

  • Mary Bilbrey, JLL's new Global Chief HR Officer. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 08.02.2019, 12:42

    Mary Bilbrey Appointed JLL Global CHRO

    JLL has promoted Mary Bilbrey, Chief HR Officer (CHRO) Americas, as its new Global CHRO in an appointment that takes effect on 1 February.

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    Evolution Electronic Security Systems  - 07.02.2019, 15:03

    Evolution Refreshes Brand

    Integrated security and fire solutions business Evolution has launched a new website and marketing collateral as part of a brand refresh to coincide with the acquisition of its HQ building in Buckinghamshire.

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    Churchill Contract Services  - 07.02.2019, 15:15

    Caldicot School Extends Churchill Contract

    Churchill has been re-appointed as the cleaning contractor for Caldicot School in Monmouthshire, south-east Wales, following a competitive tender.

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    Kramer Electronics  - 07.02.2019, 15:31

    Enterprise Cloud Room Booking

    Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce Kramer Kronos – a secure, enterprise-class cloud-based room booking and scheduling platform.

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    Ramco Foodservices  - 07.02.2019, 15:39

    Ramco Returns to Casual Dining Show

    Specialist UK surplus equipment handler Ramco Foodservices is exhibiting at the Casual Dining Show after reporting an increase in revenue.

  • Winners of the Nourished Life honours. (photo: )
    Compass Group PLC  - 07.02.2019, 12:39

    Health & Vitality Honours for Compass

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is the recipient of three awards at this year's Health & Vitality Honours organised by Footprint Media.

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    FM Editor  - 07.02.2019, 12:08

    European Commission Blocks Mobility Merger

    The European Commission has prohibited the proposed merger of Siemens Mobility and Alstom's mobility businesses on anti-trust grounds.

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    FM Editor  - 07.02.2019, 11:10

    Sodexo Fatality in Brazilian Dam Tragedy

    Sodexo has confirmed one employee died and eight others are still missing following the Minas Gerais dam tragedy on 25th January.

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    WPS Parking Systems BV  - 06.02.2019, 16:29

    WPS to Launch Ticketless Parking at Traffex

    Parking equipment manufacturer WPS will launch two major new technologies at Traffex 2019 (Birmingham NEC, 2-4 April).

  • Fever-Tree's Headquarters building in Hammersmith, London. (photo: )
    ThirdWay Group  - 06.02.2019, 15:25

    Fever-Tree's London HQ Redesign

    Fever-Tree appointed ThirdWay Interiors to design its headquarters building in Hammersmith spanning 7,000 sq ft.

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    FM Editor  - 06.02.2019, 11:17

    Serco Confirms Bupa ADF Contract

    Serco has signed a £560 million sub-contract with Bupa to provide a Human Resources Managed Service for primary healthcare facilities at more than 50 Australian Defence Force (ADF) bases.

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    FM Editor  - 06.02.2019, 08:50

    Interserve Shareholder Demands Chairman's Removal

    New York and Cayman Islands-based hedge fund, Coltrane, has proposed a special resolution calling for the removal of Interserve Chairman, Glyn Barker, and seven other directors.

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    Heightsafe Systems  - 05.02.2019, 15:06

    Heightsafe-Fallprotec S.A. Partnership

    Heightsafe are delighted to announce a partnership with innovative European Work at Height specialists, Fallprotec.

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    British Pest Control Association  - 05.02.2019, 14:27

    Opportunity Calls at PestEx

    Facilities managers can diversify their skillset and explore opportunities within new markets at the British Pest Control Association’s exhibition and conference PestEx, which runs alongside the Cleaning Show this spring.

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    Sony Professional Solutions  - 05.02.2019, 14:47

    Sony at ISE 2019

    Sony returns to ISE 2019 to showcase its latest AV and IT solutions designed to inspire collaboration, enhance efficiencies and create unique and immersive experiences in education and corporate environments.

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    Lanes Group PLC  - 05.02.2019, 10:56

    Be a Binner, Not a Sinner

    A local initiative between UK drainage firm, Lanes Group Plc and a period poverty charity, has raised funds and improved public awareness of responsible sanitary products disposal.

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    G4S PLC  - 05.02.2019, 09:20

    Clearing a Path to Safety

    As organisations collaborate to support peace building and post-conflict development in South Sudan, G4S is identifying and removing explosive remnants of war in the country’s most affected areas, working with communities to understand the risks they pose.

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    Kramer Electronics  - 05.02.2019, 08:56

    Kramer Unveils Audio Matrix with DSP

    Kramer Electronics unveils the industry first ever 20-port audio matrix with digital signal processing (DSP) and interchangeable inputs as well as outputs at ISE 2019.

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    Artic Building Services  - 04.02.2019, 16:36

    Supporting Komfort with Hard FM

    Artic Building Services are delighted to have been awarded the Full Hard FM maintenance contract for Park Academy in partnership with Komfort Services.

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    Cordant Group  - 04.02.2019, 14:14

    Stagecoach Renews Cordant Contract

    Cordant Group subsidiary, Cordant Cleaning, has secured a significant contract renewal with leading bus operator Stagecoach to provide cleaning, shunting and fuelling services at ten depots across London.

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    Mitie Group PLC  - 04.02.2019, 13:48

    Mitie Recognised by Top Employers Institute

    Mitie is the only UK facilities management company to be named in Top Employer UK 2019, the Top Employers Institute's annual listing of organisations committed to progressing outstanding people strategies.

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    JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)  - 04.02.2019, 11:16

    FM Professional of the Year 2019

    Pierce McAllorum, EMEA Engineering and Sustainability Manager on the Linkedin Account for JLL, has been named "FM Professional of the Year" at this year’s Facilities Management Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 01.02.2019, 12:23

    Dussmann Supports GEFMA FM Awareness Campaign

    Dussmann Service has joined other leading service providers supporting the German Facility Management Association's “Die Möglichmacher” campaign to raise public awareness of the facilities management industry.

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    FM Editor  - 01.02.2019, 09:25

    Grupo Serza Acquires ISS Latin American Interests

    ISS A/S has announced the acquisition of its interests in Argentina and Uruguay by a group of shareholders behind regional facility services provider, Grupo Serza.

  • The REA-C1000 uses AI-based video analytics technology to analyze the input from connected cameras.  (photo: Sony Professional Solutions)
    Sony Professional Solutions  - 01.02.2019, 08:31

    Sony Launches AI Video Analytics Solution

    Sony has announced the launch of its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, which allows users to create video content in real time without specialist training, additional staff or equipment.

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    Aramark Corporation  - 31.01.2019, 23:22

    Plant-forward Meals in Healthcare

    With today's consumers making more educated decisions, hospital employees, patients and café goers are more likely to choose plant-forward meals as surveys find 60 per cent of consumers aspire to reducing their meat intake.

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    SSAB AS  - 31.01.2019, 22:56

    Success for Hyundai Motor

    Hyundai Motor has experienced surging demand following a decision to switch to SSAB Hardox steel for the production of its concrete mixer and special truck ranges.

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    General Wire Spring Company  - 31.01.2019, 22:30

    Stop Seasonal Basement Flooding

    Flood-Guard™ from General Pipe Cleaners provides a novel solution for flooding caused by flooding caused by heavy rains, snow melt, and excessive ice jams.

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    Medserena AG  - 31.01.2019, 22:11

    Hangover or Genuine Back Pain?

    Monday, 4 February will mark "National Sickie Day" (the day when employees are most likely to tell their boss they’re too unwell to work) in the UK. Distinguishing the genuinely ill from an estimated 4.2 million drinkers who are expected to overindulge following their first payday since Christmas, can be difficult, however.

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    VuWall Technology Inc  - 31.01.2019, 21:19

    VuWall in French Partnership

    Videowall controller and control room management solutions provider VuWall has announced a partnership in France with Convergencie, a specialist provider of collaboration and signal distribution solutions.

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    Axis Group  - 31.01.2019, 20:04

    NAS Accredits Essex Shopping Centre

    Member companies of the Axis Group have helped The Mercury Shopping Centre achieve Autism Friendly accreditation.

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    International Facility Management Association (IFMA)  - 30.01.2019, 18:55

    IFMA UK-The Facilities Event 2019 Partnership

    The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) UK chapter has entered into a partnership for the next edition of The Facilities Event which returns to the NEC Birmingham from 9th-11th April.

  • Pictured on the left is Neil Mulhearn, Head Chef, Eurest accepting his award from Salon Culinaire Chef-Director, Steve Munkley. (photo: )
    Compass Group PLC  - 29.01.2019, 16:39

    Salon Culinaire Medals for Compass

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is celebrating the achievements of its chefs who were awarded a raft of medals at the prestigious Salon Culinaire competition last week.

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    Glasdon Group  - 29.01.2019, 16:26

    Echelon™ Bike Shelter

    Glasdon has launched the Echelon™ bicycle shelter which is designed to provide resistance against corrosion and common acts of vandalism.

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    Bennett Hay  - 29.01.2019, 15:58

    Another Successful Year

    Bennett Hay has held its annual "Guest First" awards ceremony for staff members following a successful twelve months of trading.

  • Maidstone Studios. (photo: )
    Kentec Electronics  - 28.01.2019, 14:53

    Protecting Maidstone Studios

    DPJ Fire and Security has installed a sophisticated Taktis life safety control systems panel from Kentec to protect visitors, staff and actors at Maidstone Studios, one of the UK’s largest independent broadcasting facilities.

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    Aramark Corporation  - 28.01.2019, 14:22

    Alliance Of American Football Partnership

    Aramark has been appointed as the official retail merchandise concessionaire and e-commerce provider to The Alliance of American Football under the terms of a multi-year contract.

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    CBRE Group  - 28.01.2019, 14:08

    World's Most Admired

    CBRE Group has been ranked in first place within the real estate category of Fortune's 2019 World’s Most Admired Company listing.

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    Grosvenor Group  - 28.01.2019, 13:50

    Former U.S. Ambassador Joins Grosvenor

    Grosvenor Group has announced the appointment of Matthew Barzun, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, as non-executive director.

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    IMServ Europe  - 28.01.2019, 13:23

    Transforming Industrial Energy

    IMServ, one of the UK energy data collection and meter operations services provider, IMServ, welcomes the government's Industrial Energy Transformation Fund which is scheduled for an April 2020 launch.

  • Artist's rendering of Crossrail Paddington station. (photo: )
    Wrightstyle Limited  - 28.01.2019, 10:55

    Crossrail and fire safety

    Wrightstyle is completing work on six Crossrail stations after recently designing and installing glazing solutions for other major transport projects in Dubai and Hong Kong.

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    Apleona GmbH  - 24.01.2019, 16:06

    Apleona Girls’ Day 2019 (28 March)

    Apleona is offering schoolgirls in Germany the opportunity to participate in its annual Girls’Day event which offers exciting insights into the work of a leading real estate and building services provider.

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    Engie Group  - 24.01.2019, 15:39

    ENGIE Issues €1 billion Green Hybrid Bond

    ENGIE has issued its first corporate hybrid green bond for 2019, for an amount of €1 billion. The perpetual subordinated bond bears a coupon of 3.25 per cent and its first non-call period is 6 years and 1 month.

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    Emcor Group Inc.  - 24.01.2019, 14:52

    Emcor Recognized for Safety Innovation

    EMCOR Group has received its fourth safety award in recent years from global commercial insurance leader, CNA, for its outstanding promotion of safety innovation in the construction and services industries.

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    Oxford Direct Services (ODS)  - 23.01.2019, 13:28

    ODS to Service World's First Purpose-built Electric Cab

    Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has been approved as an authorised service dealer for the world’s first purpose built electric taxi, the TX.

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    Incentive FM Group  - 23.01.2019, 13:09

    Incentive Lynx Awarded Prestigious Cube Contract

    UK security provider Incentive Lynx has been awarded a contract worth in excess of £1.5 million to provide a range of services at The Cube following a comprehensive competitive tender.

  • Valentina Zarivchatska. (photo: )
    VuWall Technology Inc  - 23.01.2019, 13:02

    VuWall Global Sales Appointment

    Videowall controller and control room management solutions manufacturer VuWall is pleased to announce the appointment of Valentina Zarivchatska as director of business development for Central-Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

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    SAP SE  - 23.01.2019, 11:06

    SAP to Fund Female and Minority Entrepreneurs

    SAP has announced SAP.iO No Boundaries, an initiative to offer venture capital and incubation support to underrepresented entrepreneurs.

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    Jaguar Building Services  - 23.01.2019, 10:49

    M&E and Building Maintenance Contract

    Jaguar Building Services are delighted to announce the award of a new, two-year agreement to provide mechanical, electrical and building fabric maintenance services to an international law firm located at One Bishops Square in London.

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    G4S PLC  - 23.01.2019, 10:26

    G4S Settles California Class Action

    G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc, (previously The Wackenhut Corporation) has reached agreement for full and final settlement of a class action relating to claims for meal and rest breaks under California law, covering approximately 13,500 employees over the period 2001 to 2010.

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    Sodexo S.A.  - 22.01.2019, 12:27

    2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

    Sodexo is one of 230 companies to be included in this year's Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), an annual listing which distinguishes organisations committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.

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    Getronics NA  - 22.01.2019, 11:57

    IT in Social Enterprises

    A new partnership between Getronics and UK charity, Social Business Trust (SBT), aims to enhance the global technology provider's staff development and engagement programmes and address the growing need for digital transformation within social enterprises.

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    Mace Limited  - 22.01.2019, 11:43

    Megan Webb Joins Mace as APAC MD

    Mace has appointed Megan Webb to lead Macro (its facilities management practice) across the Asia Pacific region. Megan joins the group from ISS China.

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    Ricoh Group  - 21.01.2019, 15:17

    Ricoh Unveils Intelligent Devices

    Ricoh has announced the launch of its first series of Intelligent Devices to meet the constantly changing needs of today’s digital workplaces. The range is part of the company’s Dynamic Workplace Intelligence approach and features Ricoh’s new Always Current Technology, ensuring the technical capabilities of products evolve in parallel with customer requirements.

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    Premier Technical Services Group Plc  - 21.01.2019, 14:41

    Acquisition of Trinity Fire & Security Systems

    Premier Technical Services Group Plc (PTSG) is delighted to announce the acquisition of Trinity Fire & Security Systems Ltd. (Trinity), a market-leading fire and security provider in the United Kingdom.

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    Den Automation  - 21.01.2019, 08:58

    Smart Home Products Launch

    Den Automation today launches a suite of smart products based on a new method of controlling and monitoring electrical equipment, following a £2 million round of seed funding that raises total investment in the British startup to £5 million.

  • Fairfield Hall in Bedfordshire. (photo: )
    T. Gunning Ltd  - 18.01.2019, 18:07

    Fairfield Hall Renovation

    Chartered UK refurbishment specialist, T. Gunning Ltd., has completed a major renovation project at Grade II listed Fairfield Hall in Bedfordshire, which served as a psychiatric hospital from 1860 to 1999.

  • The Wistar Institute. (photo: )
    Aircuity Inc  - 18.01.2019, 17:38

    Energy Savings at Wistar

    Following the installation of the Aircuity intelligent energy management platform in the laboratory and vivarium areas of its main campus, globally renowned biomedical research center, The Wistar Institute, is achieving savings of US $89,000 annually.

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    ISS Facility Services  - 18.01.2019, 08:26

    Oxleas NHS Trust Contract

    Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has selected ISS for a five-year contract worth approximately £40 million to provide a range of soft facility services, including cleaning, catering and housekeeping.

  • Andrew Cooper, who joined Firestone in 2014, brings two decades of experience to his new role. (photo: )
    Firestone Building Products  - 17.01.2019, 18:38

    Firestone Appoints UK & Ireland Sales Manager

    Firestone Building Products has appointed Andrew Cooper as sales manager for its portfolio of roofing and lining products in the UK and Ireland, as it launches a website to provide accessible product information tailored to both countries.

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    Hitachi Ltd.  - 17.01.2019, 13:40

    Horizon Suspends UK Nuclear New Build Activity

    Horizon Nuclear Power has today announced the suspension of its UK nuclear development programme following a decision by parent company, Hitachi, Ltd. Horizon is developing the Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant on Anglesey in North Wales and has a second site at Oldbury on Severn in South Gloucestershire.

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    Evolution Electronic Security Systems  - 17.01.2019, 12:17

    ISO 9001 Certification for Evolution

    UK-based fire and security solutions provider Evolution has received Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification to ISO 9001:2015.

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    Mitie Group PLC  - 16.01.2019, 14:07

    Flying High at Gatwick

    Mitie has won a five-year extension to a contract with Gatwick Airport worth £17 million which includes a new agreement to maintain electrical services.

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    Bartlett Mitchell  - 16.01.2019, 13:20

    Partnering for a Premium Tea Experience

    UK caterer Bartlett Mitchel has entered into an exclusive partnership with Sri Lankan tea company, Dilmah.

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    Intratone/Cogelec SAS  - 16.01.2019, 12:15

    Keeping Social Housing Tenants In the Loop

    Intratone has installed 25 communal digital noticeboards in tower blocks within Stockport Housing Group’s property portfolio.

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    OPTEX Europe  - 16.01.2019, 12:16

    Optex at INTERSEC 2019

    OPTEX will exhibit its long-range RLS-3060 LiDAR series and 180-degree perimeter protection sensor solutions at Intersec 2019 in Dubai from 20-22 January.

  •  (photo: Akzo Nobel N.V.)
    AkzoNobel Global  - 16.01.2019, 11:15

    Revelling in Colour

    Colour is transforming the lives of residents of a coastal town in Turkey as a result of a community project involving AkzoNobel’s Marshall paint brand.

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    JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)  - 15.01.2019, 22:51

    JLL Launches Curae Approach

    JLL Property Management has launched JLL Curae Approach, a service philosophy and integrated suite of products offering dedicated to experience management programming,

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    Incentive FM Group  - 15.01.2019, 15:39

    Multi-service Agfa Graphics UK Contract

    Agfa Graphics has extended its contract with Incentive FM to 2023.

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    Incentive FM Group  - 15.01.2019, 14:29

    Bringing Las Vegas to Sheffield

    Members of Sheffield’s business community have been invited to don their finest attire and put their best foot forward for a charity ball in February.

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    Aramark Corporation  - 15.01.2019, 11:55

    Aramark Recognised by Black Enterprise

    Aramark has again been named a Black Enterprise magazine "Top 50" company for its policy of inclusion of people from all races and demographics.

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    Maria Martinez  - 16.01.2019, 23:59

    Credit Repair for Business Owners

    A comparison site is providing business owners in the United States with a platform for choosing between different credit repair companies, as banks and financial institutions tighten commercial lending criteria.

  • Lite.UI is a controller for ticketless smart barriers, including including the SWARCO Lite.Gate. (photo: )
    SWARCO Traffic  - 15.01.2019, 11:09

    Novel AI Parking Solution

    APT Skidata has launched Lite.UI, a modular solution that allows optional barriers and columns to be controlled via the web or through a single platform.

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    Pareto FM  - 15.01.2019, 10:36

    Continued Growth at Pareto FM

    UK facility and engineering services provider Pareto FM has reported a fourth consecutive rise in annual turnover to £9.2 million for the year ending September 2018.

  • Riello UPS iPlug. (photo: Riello UPS)
    Riello UPS  - 14.01.2019, 14:19

    UPS Supplier's Warranty Pledge

    Award-winning manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) Riello UPS is offering facilities managers some New Year cheer by introducing a standard five-year warranty.

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    FM Editor  - 14.01.2019, 13:54

    Serco Australia in Negotiations to Support Bupa Defence Contract

    Serco Australia is in negotiations to provide Human Resources (HR) managed services to Bupa Health Services which today entered into a contract to provide healthcare services to the Commonwealth of Australia's Department of Defence.

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    VuWall Technology Inc  - 14.01.2019, 13:07

    VuWall Integrates with Genetec™ Security Center

    VuWall, a manufacturer of videowall controllers and control room videowall management solutions, have strengthened their market offering by integrating with the Genetec™ Security Center platform.

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    Mitie Group PLC  - 11.01.2019, 10:08

    Mitie's Clean Van Commitment

    Mitie has joined other leading brands in signing a Clean Van Commitment as part of a promise to ensure 20 per cent of the group's small van and car fleet is electric in two years' time.

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    International Facility Management Association (IFMA)  - 10.01.2019, 18:39

    IFMA Continues Expansion

    New chapters approved in France and Croatia, Religious Facilities Council renamed to Nonprofit Facilities Council & Health Care Council restored to full council status.

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    FM Magazine  - 10.01.2019, 15:07

    In Line with Expectations

    Sodexo has reported organic revenue growth of 2.6 per cent on the back of stronger-than-expected revenues of € 5.7 billion for the first quarter of Fiscal 2019.

  • Granary Court (photo: )
    Kentec Electronics  - 10.01.2019, 11:49

    Protecting a Grade I Listed Building

    A Kentec addressable fire alarm panel is protecting employees, residents and property at Granary Court, a Grade I Listed building in Norfolk, East Anglia.

  • FSI's carpet drops in action. (photo: Fiber-Shield Industries Inc)
    Fiber-Shield Industries Inc  - 19.09.2017, 18:28

    Super-hydrophobic Carpet and Rug Protection

    In a global rug and carpet market expected to reach $40 billion annually by 2020, Fiber-Shield Industries, Inc., is delighted to announce the global launch of its KARPETCRYL® carpet and rug protection solution.

  • Carpet sample after application of FAST-KLEEN. (photo: Fiber-Shield Industries Inc.	)
    Fiber-Shield Industries Inc  - 09.01.2019, 22:23

    Spot Cleaner for Carpets and Rugs

    Fiber-Shield Industries has launched the professional grade VOC-free FAST-KLEEN spot and stain remover for carpets and rugs.

  • The Valley Milk manufacturing facility at Turlock, CA. (photo: Valley Milk, LLC)
    FM Editor  - 09.01.2019, 13:40

    Top Award for Dairy Products Facility

    Valley Milk's 142,000 sq.ft manufacturing facility in Turlock, California which was designed and built by EMCOR Group subsidiary, Shambaugh & Son, has been named as Food Engineering Magazine’s "2019 Plant of the Year".

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    Atalian Servest  - 09.01.2019, 11:29

    Reducing Single-use Plastics

    Atalian Servest UK B&I catering division replaces plastic disposables at two of its largest sites.

  • The Highlight Towers complex in Munich. (photo: Gernot Saborowski)
    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH  - 08.01.2019, 10:20

    STRABAG PFS Awarded HighLight Towers Contract

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) is delivering property management and technical services at the prestigious HighLight Towers office skyscraper complex in Munich, following the award of a new contract that came into effect on 1st January.

  • Screw fastenings through the glazing of capless skylights typically cause cracks and weaken domes. (photo: Skyco)
    Skyco Skylights Inc.  - 08.01.2019, 09:59

    Capped Skylight Conversion

    Skyco has launched a dome-only changeout option for converting cracked old capless industrial skylights.

  • The Lodges at Feldon Valley. (photo: )
    Firestone Building Products  - 07.01.2019, 15:53

    Creating a Woodland Haven

    Firestone Building Products roofing membrane has been applied at the prestigious ‘The Lodges at Feldon Valley’ hotel development in The Cotswolds region of south central England.

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    Datapath Ltd  - 07.01.2019, 15:31

    Datapath's US Appointment

    Engineered visual solutions provider Datapath has appointing Greg Dieckhaus as its sales manager for the Southeastern United States.

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    Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS)  - 07.01.2019, 14:43

    M247 Videowall Installation

    One of the UK’s leading connectivity and infrastructure providers has chosen a videowall installed by Ultimate Visual Solutions for its busy Network Operations Centre.

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    B38 Group  - 07.01.2019, 10:18

    B38 Acquires Woods Building Maintenance

    Outsourced contracting and facility services provider B38 Group has acquired Leeds based Woods Building Maintenance Limited.

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    General Wire Spring Company  - 07.01.2019, 03:05

    IBS/KBIS 2019

    General Pipe Cleaners will be exhibiting at the International Builders' Show (IBS) which is co-located with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 19-21 February.

Perspectives

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    FM Editor  - 18.12.2019, 15:55

    Circor to Open New Facility in China

    Control valves specialist CIRCOR International, Inc., has announced the opening of a new centrifugal and displacement pump manufacturing facility in Weihai, Shandong Province, China in 2020.

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    Uri Bar-Joseph  - 18.12.2019, 14:42

    Happy Employees Make for Happy Results

    Uri Bar-Joseph, Mindspace's Vice-President for Marketing, discusses recent data linking company performance to levels of employee loyalty.

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    Tim Barclay  - 18.12.2019, 10:28

    A New Opportunity for Facilities Managers

    Tim Barclay, Appello CEO and former COO of BT’s Global Government & Health organisation, presents the case for telecare and telehealth.

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    Prettpal Somel  - 10.12.2019, 14:12

    The Nitty-gritty of Preventing Winter Slips and Falls

    Prettpal Somel, UK marketing executive with Rentokil Initial subsidiary, Ambius, says cold spells are an opportunity for businesses to review their use of gritting in safeguarding employees and visitors.

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    Byron BeMiller  - 13.12.2019, 15:20

    Bringing Intelligence to Buildings the Smart Way

    Byron BeMiller, director of the Smart Building vertical market with LoRa Alliance IoT ecosystem sponsor, Semtech, considers the benefits and pitfalls associated with different approaches to connecting buildings.

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    Klaus Allion  - 02.12.2019, 14:46

    A Smarter Approach to Critical Alert Communication

    ANT Telecom managing director, Klaus Allion, discusses the use of smartphones for communicating critical information and alerts effectively.

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    Imogen Palmer  - 27.11.2019, 01:52

    Enhancing Corporate Recycling through Communication

    Imogen Palmer, marketing communications manager with UK online B2B marketer of workplace supplies, Poole Bay Holdings, considers the use of internal communication channels by facilities managers to promote company-wide recycling schemes.

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    Ian McKinnon  - 26.11.2019, 11:52

    Health & Safety Non-compliance in Construction

    Ian McKinnon, managing director of The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), explains how third party accreditation can offset the rising cost of health and safety non--compliance in the UK construction industry.

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    Steve Iles  - 25.11.2019, 15:25

    Supporting Busy Retail Events with Cleaning

    With Black Friday (29th November) and the Christmas shopping season approaching rapidly, Steve Iles, ABM UK general manager, discusses how cleaning adds value to busy retail events.

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    Jaimie Woodhall  - 22.11.2019, 12:22

    Keeping Ventilation Compliant this Christmas

    Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, takes a close look at the Building Engineering Services Association's (BESA) TR19 standard for duct, kitchen extract, and air handling cleaning.

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    Jason Petsch  - 18.11.2019, 11:31

    Respecting the Environment

    With a deep freeze forecast for the UK, Gritit managing director, Jason Petsch, discusses mitigating the environmental impact of using salt to keep roads free of ice and snow.

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    Amy Highland  - 12.11.2019, 12:24

    Sleep and Mental Health

    Amy Highland from The Sleep Help Institute explains why a good night's sleep is essential for our physical as well as mental wellbeing.

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    Mick Hickman  - 11.11.2019, 20:33

    Compass Partners with Armed Forces Recruiter

    Mick Hickman MBE FIH, Compass Group (UK & Ireland) Foodservice Director and Chair of the Compass Group Armed Force Covenant Committee, explains why the foodservice and facility services company is partnering with the Force Families Jobs (FFJ) recruitment platform.

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    Meri Braziel  - 07.11.2019, 01:05

    Why Co-living is Driving the UK's Private Rental Sector

    Meri Braziel, Glide Group Chief Operating Officer and managing director of Glide Student and Residential, explains why 4.5 million households in the United Kingdom are private rental homes.

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    David Cross  - 30.10.2019, 21:51

    Don’t let Rodents Trick or Treat You

    David Cross, Head of the Technical Training Academy, Rentokil Pest Control, says Halloween is a time for facilities managers to look out for rodent infestations - in addition to ghosts, zombies and other creepy crawlies.

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    Jamie Woodhall  - 12.11.2019, 12:02

    Containing E. coli

    Jamie Woodhall, Technical and Innovation Manager at Initial Washroom Hygiene, says effective washroom hygiene is essential to preventing the spread of E. coli infections.

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    Paul Casson ,  Jaimie Woodhall  - 17.10.2019, 11:09

    Stopping Norovirus in its Tracks

    With winter approaching, Paul Casson, Technical Field Manager, Rentokil Specialist Hygiene and Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovation Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene, provide timely advice on preventing one of the most common stomach bugs.

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    Mark Harper  - 14.10.2019, 17:38

    Avoiding GDPR Fatigue

    David Coleman, operations director at HSM UK, asks whether 'GDPR fatigue' is behind recent research finding that a third of businesses in the European Union are still non-compliant with the directive.

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    Jamie Woodhall  - 19.11.2019, 15:10

    Making Washrooms Truly Accessible

    As the UN officially marks World Toilet Day 2019, Jamie Woodhall, Technical and Innovation Manager at Initial Washroom Hygiene, asks if the United Kingdom is doing enough to ensure accessibility to washroom facilities.

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    Jaimie Woodhall  - 08.10.2019, 11:26

    Is Your Office a 'Hygiene Haven'?

    With Global Hygiene Day scheduled for 15 October, Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager at Initial Washroom Hygiene, explains the importance of workplace hygiene standards.

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    Jason Petsch  - 04.10.2019, 12:11

    Delivering Safer Winters

    Gritit managing director, Jason Petsch, considers the role of mobile technology in safeguarding facility managers and operators of business premises against litigious claims for falls and injuries.

  • Where HEPA filters in airplanes clean the air throughout the entire plane cabin, in hand dryers they will not contribute to the creation of a hygienic washroom environment. (photo: )
    Neil Butler  - 26.09.2019, 14:49

    HEPA Filters and Hand Dryers

    Neil Butler, business development manager within Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.'s Automation Systems Division, asks whether there are any real advantage to equipping hand dryers with HEPA air filters.

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    Colin Dulson  - 30.09.2019, 13:03

    Respecting Client Corporate Culture in FM

    Berrison Group managing director, Colin Dulston, says a proper understanding of different organisational cultures is essential to the delivery of large FM contracts.

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    Reuben Richings  - 11.09.2019, 01:01

    The Health and Safety of Spills

    Despite the often significant environmental impact of spills, thought is rarely given to risks assumed by cleanup operators. Reuben Richings, group technical manager at Adler and Allan, provides insight into how the environmental consultancy safeguards employees and clients.

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    Karen Trigg  - 05.09.2019, 17:12

    Losing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance

    Karen Trigg considers statutory fire safety precautions required of specialist accommodation providers, including sheltered housing operators and landlords responsible for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in the UK.

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    Louise Coombs  - 30.08.2019, 15:03

    The Dos and Don'ts of Office Redesign

    Louise Coombs, design associate with Crown Workspace and founder of interior design consultancy, The Jones London, considers current and future trends in office redesign.

  •  Google office. (Photo courtesy of PARADIGM Structural Engineers, Inc.) (photo: )
    Dari Shechter ,  Lily Stanger  - 30.08.2019, 11:42

    Going "Glocal"

    Dari Shechter, vice-president for art and design at Mindspace and Lily Stanger, the global coworking space provider's design lead, consider the impact of local influences on global office design.

  • Veolia Environmental Services' Little Bushywarren near Basingstoke, Hampshire. (photo: )
    Richard Kirkman  - 16.08.2019, 16:00

    Why Peat-free Compost is an Environmental Imperative

    Richard Kirkman, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Veolia UK & Ireland, says the United Kingdom's failure to safeguard precious peatlands is causing unnecessary damage to ecosystems and undermining the government's zero-carbon targets.

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    Mark Griffiths  - 12.08.2019, 14:44

    Preparing Your Business for Flooding

    With an estimated 70 per cent of UK businesses unprepared for flooding, Mark Griffiths, flood resilience specialist with environmental consultancy Adler and Allan, explains the importance of risk assessment to business continuity planning.

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    Trevor Ball  - 07.08.2019, 13:44

    Bolstering Security With Big Data

    Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland for Allegion UK, explains how facilities can improve security by harvesting and harnessing big data.

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    Alex Blake  - 02.08.2019, 16:01

    The Evolution of Data Centre Management in Financial Services

    Alex Blake, Business Development Director for ABM Critical Solutions, considers the challenges associated with operating data centres in the financial sector.

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    Sandra Bell  - 25.07.2019, 14:31

    What the Office Really Means to Businesses

    Dr Sandra Bell, Head of Resilience Consulting at Sungard Availability Services, considers the importance of contingency planning within facilities management.

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    George Adams  - 24.07.2019, 11:01

    Is London Any Smarter?

    George Adams, UK Director of Energy and Engineering at SPIE (and a past CIBSE President), casts a critical eye over the Mayor of London’s smart city roadmap on the anniversary of its launch.

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    Klaus Allion  - 24.07.2019, 11:36

    Are ARC the Best Way to Manage Critical Alarms?

    ANT Telecom managing director, Klaus Allion, considers the benefits and disbenefits of Alarm Receiving Centres (ARC) which typically monitor alarm systems to provide operational continuity and worker safety in factories and logistics environments.

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    Guy Cuthbert  - 24.07.2019, 14:28

    Clarifying the Purposes of Food Waste Management

    Atheon Analytics CEO, Guy Cuthbert, says grocers and the food services sector need to adopt new ways of thinking to meet ambitious global targets for reducing food waste.

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    Guy Cuthbert  - 03.07.2019, 21:25

    Consumer Packaging and Food Waste

    Atheon Analytics CEO, Guy Cuthbert, explains how new retail food portions and packaging materials can help reduce consumer waste.

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    FM Editor  - 28.06.2019, 06:26

    Data is Key to Food Sustainability

    Peter Ruffley, Chairman of cloud-based analytics service provider Zizo, argues ambitious UK government targets for reducing food wastage require better sharing and analysis of data from manufacturers, Third Party Logistics (3PL) providers, processors, and the hospitality industry.

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    Klaus Allion  - 27.06.2019, 18:22

    Out of Time, Out of Mind

    Klaus Allion, ANT Telecom managing director, considers risks associated with failing to respond punctually to critical alarms.

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    Karen Trigg  - 27.06.2019, 15:55

    Why UK Care Homes Present Fire Risks

    Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses the importance of addressing fire safety in buildings that house elderly residents.

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    George Adams  - 14.06.2019, 15:18

    Tackling the Cocktail of Pollutants in Our Buildings

    George Adams explains why he supports calls by The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) for the UK government to include indoor airborne contaminants in its forthcoming Environment Bill.

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    James Hennessy  - 14.06.2019, 14:30

    London Office Space and the Realities of Brexit

    James Hennessy on why demand for office space in London is continuing to defy even the gloomiest Brexit predictions.

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    George Adams  - 05.06.2019, 13:46

    Combating Pollution with Smarter Cities

    George Adams, Director of Energy & Engineering with SPIE UK and a past President of CIBSE, says air pollution which came under the spotlight on World Environment Day 2019, requires a rethink of the health, social and economic impact of urbanisation.

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    David Khanna  - 20.05.2019, 13:34

    Managing Obsolescence

    Arolite director David Khanna discusses the importance of proactive and reactive maintenance in managing legacy machinery and equipment on an estate.

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    Trevor Ball  - 20.05.2019, 01:02

    Improving Security in More Ways Than One

    Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland at Allegion provides insight into the physical security and cybersecurity benefits associated with the Cloud.

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    FM Editor  - 09.05.2019, 09:15

    Making Security Integral to BIM

    Integrated life systems and security business Evolutionsays the security industry has been slow in bringing the benefits of building information modelling (BIM) to the design and commissioning of new security installations.

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    Sue Corrick  - 02.05.2019, 16:26

    Preparing for the Unknown

    Sue Corrick, EMEA Product Manager with Allegion UK, discusses the balance between school safety and security - and how to factor in the unexpected.

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    George Adams  - 30.04.2019, 12:08

    Improving Efficiency and Reducing UK Emissions

    George Adams, Director of Energy & Engineering with SPIE UK and a past CIBSE President, comments on a motion the Labour Party has proposed for tomorrow to declaring a national environmental and climate emergency in the UK.

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    Lara Coutinho  - 30.04.2019, 17:30

    Taking Cleaning Carbon Neutral

    Lara Coutinho, ABM UK’s newly appointed Environment and Sustainability Manager, reflects on the path to going carbon neutral.

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    Chris Cerisola  - 18.04.2019, 12:25

    What's New in BS 7671:2018?

    Chris Cerisola, a NICEIC Qualified Supervisor (QS) with Artic Buliding Services, considers recent changes to the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018) standard.

  • The Seven Ps. (photo: )
    Mark Harper  - 16.04.2019, 12:08

    Document Shredding and GDPR

    Despite a global increase in document shredder sales since the introduction of GDPR, HSM's Mark Harper says data handlers need to align the destruction of confidential documents more closely with EU standard DIN 66399.

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    Liz Minshall  - 12.04.2019, 14:17

    The UK's New Environmental Reporting Framework

    Liz Minshall, environmental compliance consultant with Valpak, comments on the UK government's new mandatory Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework.

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    GRITIT Ltd  - 12.04.2019, 11:28

    The Grounds Maintenance Calendar

    As few facilities managers are likely to be expert horticulturalists, GRITIT advocates seasonal planning of grounds maintenance activities.

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    Adam Branson  - 08.04.2019, 14:02

    Partners in Crime?

    Adam Branson asks whether the UK government's anti-money laundering (AML) regime for property transactions measures up to other leading international jurisdictions.

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    Carl Standertskjold-Nordenstam  - 03.04.2019, 02:09

    Freedoms and the Workplace of the Future

    Carl Standertskjold-Nordenstam, European Corporate Segment Marketing Manager with Sony Professional Solutions Europe, explains why workplaces that work for everyone are usually more productive.

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    MSL Property Care Services  - 02.04.2019, 11:14

    Minimising Disruption from Maintenance

    MSL Property Care Services discuss the role of planned maintenance scheduling in maximising business continuity.

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    Jim Jenkins  - 20.03.2019, 09:39

    Catering for Lifelong Learning

    Jim Jenkins, CEO of Universities East for Sodexo North America, considers the practices tertiary education providers can follow to make job-related training even more fulfilling for an estimated 63 per cent of U.S. employees who are professional learners.

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    Lanes Group PLC  - 18.03.2019, 14:23

    UK Period Poverty Pledge Must Address Environment

    Drainage specialist Lanes Group says a UK government pledge of free sanitary products in all secondary schools and colleges in England insufficiently redresses period poverty, and raises concerns about the disposal of sanitary items.

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    Steve Loughney  - 13.03.2019, 11:38

    Is Anyone Listening?

    Steve Loughney, Head of building management systems (BMS) for Siemens' Building Technologies division, considers allowances emergency planners must make for bystander apathy – the condition where people ignore alarm sounders in the belief someone else will take responsibility.

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    Deborah Exell  - 08.03.2019, 12:16

    Empowering Women in ICT

    Deborah Exell, Global Head of Human Capital at Getronics, asks whether our need to mark International Women’s Day is a sign of success or an acknowledgement too many employers are still failing their female employees.

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    Peter Tetlow  - 06.03.2019, 15:11

    Does ‘Digital’ Really Exist?

    Peter Tetlow, client solutions director for outsourced contact centre provider Ventrica says thinking about digitalisation needs to change despite the fashion for digital transformation in the customer management industry.

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    Chris Townsend  - 04.03.2019, 17:32

    Squaring Apprenticeships with Skills Shortages

    ABM UK HR Director, Chris Townsend, says apprenticeships are an obvious solution to widely reported skills shortages reported in the facilities management industry.

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    Karen Trigg  - 04.03.2019, 17:00

    When Design Meets School Security

    Karen Trigg, business development manager with Allegion UK, considers security challenges presented by the design of school buildings.

  • Jamie Wright is crusading to change perceptions of contract cleaning within FM. (photo: Incentive FM Group)
    Jamie Wright  - 01.03.2019, 11:57

    Cleaning Up

    Jamie Wright, managing director of Incentive QAS, the contract cleaning arm of UK-based Incentive FM Group, discusses life, his former family business and perceptions of the cleaning industry within facilities management.

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    Jane Embury  - 27.02.2019, 15:07

    Learning from the House of Pain

    Jane Embury reveals how a minor but fatal blaze in a townhouse in the Fort Lincoln neighbourhood of northeastern Washington, D.C., two decades ago, changed our understanding of fire dynamics.

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    Dino Forte  - 20.02.2019, 13:56

    Changing Customer Service Metrics

    Dino Forte, CEO of outsourced multilingual contact centre business, Ventrica, argues transformative customer experience (CX) within the real estate sector requires a new culture focused on quality, satisfaction and loyalty.

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    Swift Payment Solutions  - 18.02.2019, 20:46

    Incentivising Millennial Multifamily Ownership

    According to a survey by a leading U.S. prepaid payment solutions provider, 52 per cent of U.S. millennials and Generation Z are delaying home ownership

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    Karen Trigg  - 07.02.2019, 15:52

    Is Funding Harming Public Safety and Security?

    Financial constraints and overly generous budget allocations can both compromise safety and security in public buildings, says Karen Trigg, Allegion UK business development manager.

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    Lucy Turgoose  - 06.02.2019, 16:10

    Efficiency is Key in Catering

    Lucy Turgoose, Green Apple Ambassador at Blue Apple Catering, considers the reduction of carbon emissions in contract catering.

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    Dee Ward-Thompson  - 01.02.2019, 08:48

    Bird Management And Safety

    Dee Ward-Thompson, Technical Manager with the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), considers the health issues associated with feral pigeons and measures that are available to help organisations protect building occupants and visitors.

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    FM Editor  - 23.01.2019, 12:49

    A Turning Tide for Women in Security?

    Kendra Partlow, a senior security officer with ABM UK's retail division, says the security industry is beginning to acknowledge the importance of gender balance in creating strong security teams.

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    Joe Young  - 14.01.2019, 15:05

    Disrupting Commercial Security

    Senior Director of Cloud and Enterprise Solutions for G4S, Joe Young, explains how advances in video games, mobile phones, televisions and more will disrupt commercial security.

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    Karen Trigg  - 14.01.2019, 15:26

    Securing Schools in Winter

    Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses how to keep schools safe and secure during long winter nights.

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    Megger Group  - 11.01.2019, 12:15

    BS7671:2018 Amendment 1 Statement from Megger

    Megger Limited would like to address unsubstantiated and false claims made by a test equipment importer regarding the additional need for Volt Drop measurement and Power Quality Analysis in Amendment 1 of BS7671:2018.

FM Magazine

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    Timothy Connor  - 16.12.2019, 11:41

    Planning for the Future of Data Centers

    Tim Connor, Principal at Chicago and London based Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects (SNHA), addresses the facilities management requirements of hyperscale data centers.

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    Yunusa Aminu  - 27.11.2019, 12:10

    From Service Provider to Strategic Partner

    Yunusa Aminu, FM consultant with Dubai-based Gregory & Jones Consultants, makes the case for the wider adoption of ISO 41001:2018 as a benchmark for customer collaboration in facilities management.

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    Matthias Mosig  - 26.11.2019, 14:14

    Consolidating Building Data Under One Roof

    Matthias Mosig, Real Estate Consulting & Advisory for TÜV SÜD Advimo, looks at how one elite European university institution is using computer-aided facility management (CAFM) systems following its relocation to one of the continent's largest campuses.

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    Richard Kirkman  - 25.10.2019, 17:37

    Keeping the Lights On

    Richard Kirkman, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer with Veolia, explains why a sea change in government thinking is necessary to protect the United Kingdom from an inevitable energy catastrophe.

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    Steve Foxley  - 23.10.2019, 20:15

    For Art's Sake

    Steve Foxley, managing director of Smart Infrastructure (Solutions & Services) at Siemens Plc, discusses how to protect art treasures - the smart way.

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    FM Magazine  - 19.06.2019, 04:05

    An Audience with Bill Heath

    FM Magazine spoke to Polyteck Group non-executive director and former Mace Macro Chairman, Bill Heath, about his latest career move, Dubai, and the future for facilities management.

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    Richard Ash  - 18.06.2019, 04:10

    Digitising Healthcare through Workflow Processes

    Richard Ash, Ricoh's UK National Sales Director for Business Process Services, explains why healthcare providers should look beyond merely cutting the paper trail when 'going digital'.

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    Mar Beltran  - 18.06.2019, 03:28

    PFI Not to Blame

    Despite often vociferous claims by its detractors, Mar Beltran, S&P Global Ratings’ senior director for infrastructure, EMEA, argues the private finance initiative (PFI) model wasn't to blame for Carillion's demise.

Best Practice

  •  (photo: Rafael Soldi (www.rafaelsoldi.com))
    FM Editor  - 02.12.2019, 20:10

    New Athletic Space Opens in Seattle's Columbia Center

    Best Practice Architecture reimagined several former retail storefront spaces to design WORKout, the newest hospitality amenity to open in Seattle's iconic Columbia Center.

  • Allied Mechanical Services commissioning Direct Flush Discreet urinal flush controls at Cambridge Assessment’s HQ. (photo: )
    Cistermiser Ltd  - 02.05.2019, 15:28

    Helping Conserve Water at Cambridge Assessment

    The washrooms in the prestigious new international headquarters of exams group Cambridge Assessment feature the latest infrared water management technology.

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    FM Editor  - 27.11.2019, 08:41

    Making Millions Safer

    G4S is delivering emergency first aid, fire and evacuation safety training to 10,000 employees of the Dutch railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) every year.

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    Ecolab Inc  - 03.10.2019, 11:00

    Enhancing JW Marriott Singapore’s Food and Beverage Operations

    A collaboration between JW Marriott Singapore South Beach and Ecolab has helped the hotel, already a recipient of two Green Mark Platinum Awards for its environmetally conscious design and green technologies, achieve new levels of food safety, simplicity, and sustainability.

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    Rene Buhay  - 06.11.2019, 18:09

    The Perfect Video Conferencing Space

    Rene Buhay, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, EMEA and APAC for AVer Europe, provides advice for video conferencers.

  •  (photo: Mike Dinsdale / Midi Photography)
    Hermes Group  - 08.08.2019, 14:56

    Driving Quality and Efficiency with Flexible Working

    Smart technology, a games area and bench desking are supporting flexible working practices and creating an 'experiential' journey for guests and visitors at the UK subsidiary of global parcel delivery service, Hermes Europe GmbH.

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    David Cross  - 02.05.2019, 15:08

    Defending Facilities from Gulls

    David Cross, Head of Technical Training at Rentokil Pest Control, provides advice on tackling and preventing bird infestations for facilities managers.

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    FM Editor  - 10.09.2019, 11:02

    CRM in FM Client Acquisition

    British customer relationship management (CRM) vendor, Workbooks, explains how TC Facilities Management (TCFM) leveraged its cloud platform to secure a large financial services sector client.

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    FM Editor  - 31.07.2019, 01:18

    Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center

    A multi-use facility in Central Oregon’s newest state park pays homage to the region's glorious past and cements its future.

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    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 12:41

    Protecting a Highland Treasure

    G4S is helping to secure production of six million litres of single malt whisky a year at sites operated by The Glenmorangie Company.

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    Carl Webb  - 30.08.2019, 09:21

    Climate Control in the FM Industry

    Carl Webb, UK Operations Director at Andrews Sykes, considers the relative merits of hiring, rather than purchasing, climate control solutions.

  •  (photo: Alexander Isreb)
    Deb Marotta  - 19.08.2019, 09:21

    Managing Retail Supply Chain Risk

    Deb Marotta, Vice President for Retail at Hitachi Solutions America, considers supply chain risk mitigation in the retail sector.

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    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 11:25

    Bondalti's Visual Chemical Alarm

    Bondalti, Portugal's largest process manufacturer, has created a custom visual chemical alarm system that utilises Sony TEOS Manage and BRAVIA displays.

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    Adam Brindle  - 02.07.2019, 13:11

    Managing Japanese Knotweed

    Adam Brindle, managing director of UK grounds contractor, The Grounds Care Group, explains the challenges for facilities managers of eradicating one of the most pesky of plants.

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    FM Editor  - 11.06.2019, 12:39

    Transforming One of Greece's Busiest Ports

    G4S recently won the tender to supply and implement a technology-led security solution for the port of Rhodes, one of the busiest in Greece, with approximately 700,000 passengers a year.

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    Bodet Group  - 23.05.2019, 18:29

    Managing Industrial and Organisational Lockdown

    While most organisations have a procedure in place should a fire occur, very few - with the exception of schools and a some hospitals, have a similar protocol for emergency situation. Time management specialists Bodet consider the measures businesses must take to remedy this situation.

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    Aircuity Inc  - 20.05.2019, 00:29

    Uncovering Savings Opportunities

    Georgetown University's Energy and Utilities Department has reduced energy consumption and achieved improvements in laboratory safety with the assistance of Aircuity's 2.0 Platform.

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    G4S PLC  - 01.04.2019, 13:37

    Protecting a World-class Data Centre

    A monitoring and control centre developed for RagingWire by G4S Secure Integration and sister company AMAG Technology is integrating multiple on-site security systems at more than two million square feet of data centre infrastructure.

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    G4S PLC  - 15.03.2019, 16:24

    Thwarting Electronic Bike Theft

    A track and trace security solution developed by G4S and AXA is making life difficult for thieves of electronic bicycles in the Netherlands.

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    FM Editor  - 16.01.2019, 22:05

    Blockchaining Real Estate Records

    A collaboration between America's oldest real estate company and a Grand Cayman software developer that utilises public blockchains is set to revolutionise commercial building records management.

Events

  • Rob Charlton. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 06.11.2019, 17:38

    ‘BIM for Good’ in the Spotlight

    Visitors to BIM Show Live 2020 (Newcastle, 26-27 February, 2020) will be treated to a series of discussions on how the digital construction industry is embracing BIM for good.

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    FM Editor  - 17.10.2019, 13:55

    Recruitment at Teknologia 19 (5-7 November, Helsinki)

    Leading Nordic technology event Teknologia 19 will open with an "Employer of the Future" day allowing students and other applicants to discuss career opportunities and attend interviews with exhibiting companies.

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    FM Editor  - 10.10.2019, 12:54

    Record Numbers Attend CIFF Shanghai Hongqiao

    The 44th edition of FM Industry partner event, the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), has closed at the NECC in Shanghai Hongqiao after attracting 150,766 visitors and 1,500 plus furniture, soft furnishings and workplace solutions exhibitors.

  • Sheikh Ahmed at today's opening ceremony at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 17.09.2019, 13:45

    FM Expo 2019

    FM Expo, the largest event dedicated to the Middle East's facilities management industry, has officially opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today.

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    FM Editor  - 15.08.2019, 12:16

    FM Expo 2019: Transforming the GCC FM Landscape

    With the GCC's facilities management sector embracing change, FM EXPO will be returning to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 17th to 19th September.

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    FM Editor  - 11.07.2019, 14:36

    Tivi Future of 5G Seminar (@Teknologia 19, November 6, Helsinki)

    Leading Nordic technology expo, Teknologia 19, will feature a seminar on the application of fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology in industrial environments and public administration.

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    FM Editor  - 29.05.2019, 19:33

    A Paradigm for Global Living

    The 44th edition of FM Industry partner event, the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), will take place in Shanghai Hongqiao from 8-11th September. More than 297,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors participated in the 2018 event.

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    FM Editor  - 05.04.2019, 10:21

    A Successful CIFF Guangzhou

    The 43rd edition of CIFF Guangzhou, the world's largest furniture exhibition and FM Industry partner event, attracted a record 297,759 trade visitors and 4,344 exhibitors.

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    FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 02:08

    ANC Annual Conference and Awards

    Hearing and vulnerable groups, WHO environmental noise guidelines and entertainment noise pollution are just some of the topics under consideration at The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) annual conference and awards at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Manchester City Centre on 6 June.

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    FM Editor  - 27.03.2019, 13:56

    Dubai Property Festival 2019

    The Dubai Property Festival has opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), with developers from twelve countries showcasing an estimated US $30 billion of luxury real estate investments.

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2019, 06:03

    CIFF Guangzhou (18 to 21 March)

    The Home Décor & Home Textile Zone at the 43rd edition of CIFF Guangzhou, the world's largest furniture exhibition and FM Industry event partner, will focus on transforming interior living spaces.

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    FM Editor  - 20.02.2019, 15:08

    International Property Show

    The 2019 edition of FM Industry and Facilities Management Magazine™ partner event, The International Property Show (IPS), will be take place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 26-28 March.

Blog

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    FM Editor  - 10.12.2019, 13:42

    Destructive Workplace Paper Waste

    Mark Harper of HSM UK provides insight into how and why businesses need to introduce and maintain the correct processes when disposing of paper waste, to ensure they don't get into hot water.

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    Cathy Spears  - 09.12.2019, 17:44

    Tips for Digital Marketers in 2020

    Cathy Spears explains why modern businesses require a clearly defined digital marketing strategy, and at how leading brands use content marketing to reach a targeted audience.

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    Steve Marsden  - 27.11.2019, 10:42

    The Impact of Brexit on Future Workspaces

    Steve Marsden, Co-founder of flexible workspace search agency Domain Office Search considers the impact of the continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit on the UK's workspace market and economy.

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) headquarters building at 7 More London Riverside near Tower Bridge. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 25.10.2019, 13:37

    What Property Owners Can Learn from London’s Most Sustainable Office Spaces

    With sustainability on everyone’s minds, more and more businesses and large companies are making huge strides to ensure that the way they operate leaves the smallest footprint on the plant and the communities in which they are located.

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    FM Editor  - 24.10.2019, 22:18

    The True Cost of a Cuppa

    According to data from online retailer, Tea and Coffee, employees spend time equivalent to £27,500 in salaries making hot drinks over the typical working lifetime.

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    David Coleman  - 09.09.2019, 14:07

    One Bale at a Time

    David Coleman, operations director at HSM UK, makes the case for baling plastic waste to facilitate transportation and storage.

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    Will Keer  - 30.08.2019, 13:35

    Going 'All In' on Resources and Waste

    Will Keer, corporate account director with UK waste and recycling services provider, SWRnewstar, comments on the government's Resource and Waste Strategy, and potential issues arising from Brexit.

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    Cory Hussey  - 20.08.2019, 09:58

    The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance

    Preventative maintenance is essential for ensuring elevators operate efficiently throughout their life cycle, says Cory Hussey, COO and General Counsel for Stanley Elevator Company, Inc.

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    Mark Harper  - 19.07.2019, 13:47

    Don't Forget Paper Documents

    Mark Harper of HSM says media focus on cyber-attacks and digital data breaches is detracting from the need for organisations to enhance physical information security.

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    Martin O’Rourke  - 18.07.2019, 15:12

    The Unstoppable Rise of the North

    Martin O’Rourke, commercial director for Birchwood Park near Warrington in the North West of England, explains the attractiveness of the region for business and growth.

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    Louise Hosking  - 16.07.2019, 15:58

    Recognising the Dangers of Dust

    Louise Hosking considers the impact of dust on the wellness of employees and other building users, and calls for governments to introduce new protective measures.

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    Phil Hammett  - 10.07.2019, 10:28

    The Lessons of Failing in Business

    Phil Hammett, MPA Group marketing director, considers the stumbling blocks which have been overcome by renowned entrepreneurs, inventors and brands on their way to business success.

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    Thea Cooper  - 04.07.2019, 22:48

    All You Need to Know About Office Kitchen Appliances

    Thea Cooper, business account manager with Miele, says choosing the right appliances is key to the success of any office kitchen redesign.

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    David Coleman  - 20.06.2019, 13:08

    Avoiding Detrimental Downtime

    David Coleman, operations director at HSM UK, considers the impact of downtime on industrial organisations which rely on environmental technologies.

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    Cathy Spears  - 31.05.2019, 03:26

    The Benefits of Conservatory Insulation

    Despite the popularity of conservatories as a home improvement option, conservatory insulation in the UK is rarely considered, despite its critical importance in ensuring your new space is usable from the very start.

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    Jo Gibbs  - 23.05.2019, 16:48

    Optimising Waste Management in Buildings

    Jo Gibbs, corporate sector director for waste management services provider SWRnewstar considers current best practices in waste and recycling management.

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    Jeffrey Burkhardt  - 23.05.2019, 02:16

    Addressing Office Under-performance

    Poor use of space, wasted energy and health and safety hazards often contributing to the under-perfromance of office spaces, says CMD director, Jeffrey Burkhardt.

  • Sam Coulstock speaking at the conference. (photo: Paul Griffiths)
    FM Editor  - 20.05.2019, 03:29

    Doing More to Support Apprenticeships

    Over 90 per cent of delegates polled at a recent Umbrella Training conference for the hospitality industry agreed the UK government should provide more support to employers offering apprenticeships.

  •  (photo: Alexander Isreb)
    Cathy Spears  - 16.05.2019, 15:18

    Keeping Small Business Premises Well Maintained

    Regular preventative maintenance of small business premises is important for the safety of employees and customers, and engenders a positive workplace atmosphere

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    Cathy Spears  - 16.05.2019, 15:01

    Common Workplace Health and Safety Hazards

    Health and safety at work is a hot topic, with employers around the world subject to rules and regulations that protect staff from harm.

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    Cathy Spears  - 15.05.2019, 05:10

    Managing Manufacturing Workflows

    Optimising work order administration and processes can help improve manufacturing throughput and support social and environmental goals.

  •  (photo: Marc Mueller)
    Cathy Spears  - 14.05.2019, 04:24

    Designing Productivity

    The physical space of any business is as important as any digital tool in improving productivity and cost-effectiveness.

  •  (photo: Marc Mueller)
    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 09:32

    Design Features for Modern Offices

    Does the fashion for modernising offices mean the end of desks cramped full of bulky technology, more green indoor spaces, and more stylish furniture designs?

  •  (photo: Rafael De Lancer)
    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 09:50

    Approaching Commercial Refurbishments

    Renovation planning can avoid many of the pitfalls associated with refurbishing business premises.

  •  (photo: Alexandre Godreau)
    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 10:00

    Repurposing Retail Spaces

    New retail premises frequently require robust design features that extend beyond visual and aesthetic considerations.

  •  (photo: Samuel Zeller)
    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 10:27

    Making Small Properties Energy Efficient

    There are financial as well as environmental incentives to going energy efficient with your small business premises or home.

  • Japanese knotweed can cause extensive damage to a property's retaining and garden walls.erty. or garden building (photo: Dankogreen)
    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 11:02

    Caveat Emptor

    Potential homeowners should never overlook the importance of property surveys.

  •  (photo: Santeri Viinamäki)
    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 11:25

    Working Safely with Miter Saws

    Miter saws requires extreme care as they are often a cause of injury to the eyes, hearing and parts of the body that come into contact with their blades.

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    Cathy Spears  - 19.12.2018, 11:13

    Why Workplaces Need Smart-Technologies

    Cathy Spears considers areas where smart technologies in helping businesses to achieve improvements.

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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.

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