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FMIndustry.com covers the latest news, trends and opinion from the facilities management (FM) and corporate real estate (CRE) sectors. The FM market is currently estimated to be worth USD 1 trillion annually and is projected to grow at a compounded annualised rate of approximately 5% between now and 2026.
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    Tennent Caledonian Breweries Awards Scottish Catering Contract

    Elior UK have been awarded a staff catering contract at Tennent Caledonian Breweries’ Wellpark brewery in Glasgow. The three-year contract will see Elior provide an all-day service in the brewery’s canteen, for up to 375 staff, comprising breakfast and a lunch offer which includes a deli bar and grab and go service. The offer will…

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    Supporting Sustainability with Flexi Logistics

    VNA materials handling solutions provider Narrow Aisle recently hosted a series of distributor open days at its UK Flexi Truck manufacturing plant in Great Bridge, West Midlands. Attended by some 150 visitors, the three open days gave guests the opportunity to see some of the recent additions to the Flexi Truck range of articulated warehouse…

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    Veolia to Sell Suez UK Waste Business to Macquarie

    Veolia has announced an agreement to sell Suez’s UK waste business to Macquarie for €2.4 billion in a deal that addresses concerns raised by the UK competition authority at the time of the French multinational environmental services provider’s acquisition of Suez. PR_EN_Veolia-x-Macquarie_8-aout-1

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    IMHX 2022

    UK storage solutiosn provider BITO will be exhibiting at IMHX from 6-8th September at the NEC, Birmingham. The company’s team is looking forward to meeting visitors from key sectors including retail, manufacturing and logistics on Stand: 5B15. They will be keen to discuss visitors’ challenges and offer potential solutions, drawing on BITO’s lengthy experience working…

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    Philadelphia Eagles and The Bellwether District Redevelopment in Multi-Year Deal

    The Philadelphia Eagles have announced a multi-year partnership with The Bellwether District, the 1,300-acre sustainable development in Southwest Philly being reinvigorated into an economic engine and welcoming space for all of Philadelphia. Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP), the developer behind The Bellwether District, specializes in transforming complex properties across the United States with their uniquely holistic…

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    Pinnacle Group Regains Community Housing Contract

    Solihull Community Housing (SCH) which operates housing services on behalf of Solihull Council in England’s West Midlands has selected Pinnacle Group as the cleaning contractor for a council-owned portfolio of over 600 homes and administrative facilities. Pinnacle previously held the £1 million contract between 2010 and 2015. As part of the latest agreement which came…

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    Atalian Servest Introduces Financial Wellbeing Support for Employees

    Atalian Servest has begun a phased rollout of a new financial wellbeing solution for its workforce after partnering with instant access-to-pay provider Wagestream to help address the impact of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis on employees. The facilities management services provider says it is deeply committed to supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of its people,…

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    Green Cleaning Products Manufacturer Appoints Alliance Scotland as Exclusive Country Distributor

    GreenTeck Global have signed a five-year partnership with Alliance Scotland for distribution of its  innovative range of natural cleaning solutions throughout Scotland. As part of the relationship, Alliance Scotland will represent GreenTeck Global’s COSHH-free products across all sectors, from local authorities and public transport bodies to hospitality companies. The move will see more of Alliance’s…

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    Thomson Broadcast Complets GatesAir Acquisition

    Thomson Broadcast has completed its acquisition of wireless spectrum and over-the-air TV and radio content delivery solutions provider, and The Gores Group affiliate, GatesAir.  “The acquisition of GatesAir is an excellent and significant step for Thomson Broadcast to further reinforce its worldwide leadership in the fast-evolving world of broadcast technology,” says Ylias Akbaraly, Chairman of…

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    Rakuten Americas Extends Salt Lake Union Park Center Lease

    Investment manager Stanton Road Capital, LLC, has executed a five-year lease renewal with Rakuten Americas for a full floor and a half of the Union Park Center III in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Union Park Center is a premier Class A office complex located approximately 12 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Rakuten’s offices are located…

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    Real Assets Publication of the Year: Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards

    Aviva Investors is extending the deadline to enter the Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards 2022. The new deadline will be Friday, 12th August 2022. The Awards, which recognises excellence in reporting across sustainability-linked topics in the UK media, aim to celebrate the consistently high standards achieved by publications in the national press, institutional and wholesale…

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    Charlton Athletic Extends Gather & Gather Catering Contract

    CH&CO business Gather & Gather has won a five-year contract extension from Charlton Athletic Football Club as the exclusive caterer for The Valley stadium and Sparrows Lane training ground. Gather & Gather’s specialist stadia team will continue to provide all hospitality and retail concourse catering at The Valley on matchdays, as well as selling conferences…

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    Comment on Suspension of French Decree Banning “Meaty” Plant-based Food Names

    ProVeg International has welcomed the suspension by France’s highest court of a Decree banning “meaty” names for plant-based products, which was scheduled to take effect in October 2022. The Conseil d’Etat expressed doubts over the legality of the Decree after ruling that providing consumers with information was insufficient justification for its introduction. Jasmijn de Boo,…

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    Clayton, Dubliner & Rice Tables Irrevocable Undertaking for Acquisition of Atalian

    Atalian Holding Development & Strategy (“AHDS”), the majority shareholder of La Financiere Atalian (“Atalian”), and the minority shareholders of Atalian, have received a binding and irrevocable offer from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”), a global private investment firm, for the acquisition by CD&R of the entire share capital and voting rights of global facility services…

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    Governor of Queensland Visits Cambridge Liquid Sensor Business

    AI and machine learning technology business InferSens has welcomed Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland to its new headquarters at the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge, UK. InferSens currently applies its expertise in tinyML – an emerging branch of machine learning that shrinks deep learning networks to fit…

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    Regent Properties Sells Three Class A Assets in San Diego for US $131M

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented Regent Properties in the disposal of three Class A assets in Carlsbad (San Diego), California for a combined price of US $130.75 million. The North San Diego County portfolio consists of ATLAS, a 230,957-square-foot office/R&D campus along with two single-tenant creative corporate headquarters facilities totaling 114,835 sf. ATLAS, which completed…

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    LiftEX 2022 to Host Biggest Ever Lifting Industry Careers Event in Aberdeen on 6 October

    The lifting industry’s largest ever careers event will take place at this year’s LiftEx exhibition in Aberdeen, and is being organised by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) in conjunction with TechFest, a local specialist in the promotion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. Keen to fill the gap between school and industry…

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    Diversity and Inclusivity Essential to Closing UK Construction Skills Gap

    Thirty-six per cent of construction companies recently surveyed by UK recruitment firm and job board Monster are experiencing difficulty in recruiting.  More positively, 23% of construction businesses have diversity and inclusion programmes specifically for neurodivergent staff. These findings are contained in t he first part of Monster’s multipart “Future of Work” survey released in April…

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    Veolia and TotalEnergies to Build Oman’s Largest Desalination Solar Plant in Regional First for the Gulf

    Global multi-energy company TotalEnergies and Veolia have signed an agreement to start the construction of the Sultanate of Oman’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system providing power for a desalination plant in the city of Sur. The power plant will be located on the site of the Sharqiyah Desalination plant, which is a reference in Oman…

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    Sickness Absences Fall After Groundbreaking Flexible Working Pilot

    Contractors BAM Construct, BAM Nuttall, Skanska UK and Willmott Dixon have reported reduced sickness absence rates in a follow-up study to an 18-month flexible working pilot. The follow-up study which was commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) from social enterprise and flexible working consultancy, Timewise, obtained updated data on sickness absences from the…

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    The White Company to Reduce Emissions with Cloudfm

    Lifestyle brand The White Company has appointed Cloudfm to manage its 67 sites in the UK and Ireland under a three-year contract that will introduce an innovative approach to reducing carbon emissions. Cloudfm’s technology-driven approach will provide greater transparency throughout the process to improve cost-control and boost response times to improve the customer experience. In…

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    Hochiki Announces Senior Global Appointment

    Global life safety solutions provider Hochiki has elevated Shinsuke Kubo, manaaging director of its operations in the Middle East who is based in Dubai, to the new role of Commercial Director for Hochiki Europe, Middle East, Africa (MEA) and India. Kubo will relocate to the company’s UK head office in Gillingham, Kent and undertaking regular…

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    Delaware North to Operate Retail Store at Jackie Robinson Museum

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation has selected longtime sports hospitality company Delaware North to operate the retail store in the Jackie Robinson Museum, which has opened at One Hudson Square in New York City after 14 years of planning. Delaware North, a retail and hospitality partner at 11 Major League Baseball ballparks, will manage the store…

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    Parr FM Secures Place on New £800m NHS Hard FM Framework Agreement

    UK facility services provider Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM) which operates offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, has been named as a supplier on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) second-generation Hard Facilities Management framework agreement. The Hard Facilities Management 2 (Hard FM) framework agreement offers a compliant route to market to all NHS…

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    Tamoil-Autogrill Collaboration Wins 30-year Zürich Motorway Services Concession

    Swiss Oil Company Tamoil SA, in close collaboration with Autogrill, has secured a new concession for the operation of the Herrlisberg Nord motorway service area in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland. The 30-year concession (with an option for a further 10 years) is expected to generate sales of around 400 million euros1 (over the 30…

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    State of Access Control Report Highlights Demand for Future-Proof Mobile Solutions

    According to a new 2022 State of Access Control Report from IFSEC Global and identity solutions provider HID Global, 42 per cent of participants in a survey indicated they plan to upgrade to mobile-ready systems. The report surveyed just over 1,000 respondents from across North America (56 per cent), EMEA (29 per cent) and Asia…

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    Sodexo India Celebrates Silver Jubilee

    Sodexo is celebrating its first quarter of a century operating in India. Since entering the market in 1997, the multinational foodservice and facility services provider has demonstrated agility and innovation by expanding its offering year-on-year to become a comprehensive employee experience services provider. With a team of 40,500+ professionals, Sodexo India is improving the quality…

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    ESS and Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Celebrate Platinum Partnership

    Compass Group business ESS Defence has been recognised as a Platinum Partner of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC). ESS enjoys a longstanding relationship with the RNRMC which is the principal charity of the Royal Navy, and exists to support sailors, marines and their families for life. This was marked at a recent…

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    SSEN Transmission Launches Digital Journey with IBM Maximo and Peacock Engineering

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission has appointed Peacock Engineering, a class-leading specialist in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, as part of its digital investment strategy, aligned with Ofgem’s RIIO-T2 price controls for electricity providers to deliver world-class service and reliability.    Using an IBM Maximo cloud-based solution fully managed by Peacock Engineering, the new…

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    PPDS Announces New European Sales Director

    PPDS has appointed AV specialist Jae O Choi Park as its new European Sales Director. Part of an ambitious five-year growth strategy, and an ongoing global expansion and recruitment drive, Park is one of the AV industry’s leading international talents, achieving extensive financial, sales and account management experience within the world’s leading professional displays specialists…

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    ISS Guckenheimer Ranks Top for Protein Sustainability

    ISS Guckenheimer has achieved the top rank in The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) annual protein sustainability scorecard assessment of initiatives by food services companies to offer climate-friendly plant-based diets. The top ranking highlights the actions the catering business of ISS is taking on climate-friendly foods and its commitment to making 55 per…

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