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Link Group Renews Incentive QAS FM Partnership

Institutional fund administrator Link Group has renewed and extended the scope of a contract with Incentive QAS to include provision of total facilities management (TFM) services at five sites it acquired in the United Kingdom following its 2017 acquisition of London based Capita Asset Services (CAS) from Capita plc. The new three-year contract followed a competitive tender process and will…

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Planon Acquires Controlling Stake in ANZ Asset Management Solutions Specialist

Planon has taken a majority shareholding in SPM Assets, an Aukland based provider of specialised asset management services and software in Australia and New Zealand for owners and managers of building portfolios. The acquisition heralds the start of a new partnership that will allow Planon to expand its geographical reach and partner ecosystem whilst providing SPM Assets with an expanded…

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PROTECTION AGAINST AIRBORNE VIRUSES

Considerations for choosing your clean air solutions for your work place. Choosing-the-right-clean-air-solution_booklet_ENG_FINISH

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Solving the Recruitment Crisis in Asbestos

With reported recruitment shortages within the asbestos industry leading to delays and service cancellations, facilities managers would be wise to review their continuity planning, says OHS director, Aaron Dodd.   Over the last 12 years, Australia and New Zealand have worked hard at attracting expertise from the UK to solve their labour shortages in the construction industry.  A quick look…

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Enhancing Meeting Room Connectivity

A partnership between connected workspaces solutions supplier Utelogy Corporation and Sydney-based voice, video and collaboration monitoring platform developer, IR, will enhanced communication monitoring in meeting rooms, boardrooms and meeting booths. Adding Utelogy’s remote management capabilities to the IR Collaborate platform will allow organizations to deliver and monitor experiences seamlessly. “This strategic partnership benefits IR and Utelogy customers in several ways,”…

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Progressing Gender Equality in the Asia Pacific Region

ISS Pacific has committed to the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles at a signing ceremony attended by regional CEO, Stuart Rose. The Women’s Empowerment Principles offer guidance to businesses on how to promote gender equality and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community by embracing seven core enterprise-wide policies: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality. Treat all women…

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HRH The Prince of Wales Terra Carta Seal

Johnson Controls has been named as an inaugural recipient of the Terra Carta Seal from HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of its commitment to creating a sustainable future. The inaugural Terra Carta Seal award recognises global corporations that are demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of genuinely sustainable markets. It is being awarded to firms…

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COP26: Why Technology is Essential

21.10.2021, 19:31 COP26: Why Technology is Essential Following the leak of documents suggesting Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia and several other countries have been lobbying the United Nations to alter its recommendations for tackling climate change, Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, comments on how technology can aide the race to net-zero and the fight against climate…

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EML Welcomes David Curneen As Group COO

19.10.2021, 08:33 EML Welcomes David Curneen As Group COO EML Payments has appointed David Curneen to the newly created position of Group Chief Operating Officer. Curneen brings over two decades of experience in senior leadership, executive and board level positions gained within the financial services, fintech and blockchain sectors to the business and will assume responsibility for financial and operational…

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ISS Commits to Food Waste Reduction

13.09.2021, 10:01 ISS Commits to Food Waste Reduction ISS Facility Services has introduced a new programme targeted at achieving a 50 per cent reduction in food waste for clients of its U.S. food management business by 2024.   According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a third of all food is wasted and food waste accounts for approximately…

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ISS Announces New VP Communications

19.07.2021, 12:36 ISS Announces New VP Communications ISS has appointed Nicki Allitt as Vice President of Group Communications.   Allitt, who was born in Australia and holds dual French nationality, brings 25 years of experience in global communications across various industries. She joins ISS from Basel-based agricultural technology solutions provider Syngenta Group which operates in more than 100 markets, where she held…

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Connecting Critical Remote Workers During the Pandemic

15.06.2021, 06:46 Connecting Critical Remote Workers During the Pandemic Sodexo’s MyWay app is making life more connected for critical workers living and working on remote sites in the energy sector. Staying away from home for work can be tough. Research suggests it creates work-family conflicts that impact on on psychological safety and psychological wellbeing. People working on remote sites are frequently away…

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Delaware North Strengthens Operational Leadership

10.06.2021, 17:34 Delaware North Strengthens Operational Leadership Delaware North has announced changes to the leadership of Delaware North Sportservice, its travel division and Australian subsidiary following a realignment of its group operating structure.   All three appointees will continue to report to group chief operating officer and executive vice president, Jim Houser. James Obletz James Obletz has been appointed president of…

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Climate Pledge Arena Food and Beverages Contract

27.05.2021, 22:16 Climate Pledge Arena Food and Beverages Contract Climate Pledge Arena, the future home of the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, four-time WNBA champions Seattle Storm and a premier live music and entertainment, has selected Delaware North to manage its on-site food and beverage services.   Climate Pledge Arena is a complete redevelopment of a historic landmark on the Seattle Center…

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ANZ Property Management Software Contract

20.05.2021, 14:43 ANZ Property Management Software Contract Real estate fund manager Centuria Capital Group has selected MRI Software to provide a cloud-based property management solution for a portfolio of around 200 assets. The solution will automate the full lifecycle management of the real estate assets which are part of Centuria Capital’s AUD $10 billion property portfolio across Australia and New…

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Decarbonising LNG Production

15.04.2021, 13:18 Decarbonising LNG Production Total and Siemens Energy have expanded the scope of a technical collaboration to develop sustainable solutions for reducing CO2 emissions in natural gas liquefaction facilities and power generation. Each partner will contribute best-in-class technologies and combine their know-how to deliver industrial-stage solutions such as combustion of clean hydrogen in gas turbines, competitive all-electrical liquefaction, optimized…

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Why Miners are Benefiting from Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats

22.03.2021, 14:22 Why Miners are Benefiting from Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats The mining industry has always been a place where technical innovation has been pushed to improve results and productivity. These innovations can be as simple as improved safety equipment to protect workers and powered machinery to reduce the physical stresses of the work, all the way to three-dimensional mapping…

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Setting the Benchmark on National Corrections Day

15.01.2021, 14:11 Setting the Benchmark on National Corrections Day Serco Asia Pacific CEO Peter Welling has paid tribute to the dedication of his staff at several correctional facilities in the ANZ region as Australia commemorates National Corrections Day 2021. Highlighting the achievements of Serco staff employed at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, Clarence Correctional Centre, Adelaide Remand Centre, Acacia Prison, and…

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Closing the Gap

12.11.2020, 12:32 Closing the Gap As Australia celebrates its Indigenous communities during NAIDOC Week, Serco is highlighting the tireless dedication of Angela Newchurch, its Aboriginal Liaison Officer at the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC). After a long career working with Indigenous organisations and communities, Angela has attained a wealth of knowledge as well as lived experience and is accustomed to differing…

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Supporting Recycling with Deposit Schemes

13.10.2020, 11:45 Supporting Recycling with Deposit Schemes Andrea Falco, Head of Sales at HSM, explains why the rest of the UK will follow Scotland’s decision to introduce a deposit scheme for bottles and cans in 2022 to support recycling. It’s estimated consumers in the United Kingdom drink their way through a staggering 14 billion plastic drinks bottles, 9 billion drinks…

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A Unique Opportunity for Student Nurses

12.08.2020, 11:37 A Unique Opportunity for Student Nurses In partnership with the University of Southern Queensland, Serco Australia is offering professional placements for nursing students at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre (SQCC). The initiative pairs students with experienced mental health nurses and involve a variety of workplace experiences that typically include assisting with medical and mental health assessments and medical rounds,…

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Serco Invites Nominations for Healthy Communities Grants

15.07.2020, 09:29 Serco Invites Nominations for Healthy Communities Grants Serco Australia is accepting nominations for its Healthy Communities grants program for not-for-profit organisations engaged in health and wellbeing activities Perth’s South Metropolitan region. The programme which provides grants of up to AUD 1,500 is managed by the Serco team at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH). Serco FSH Contract Director, Helen Robinson, comments: “Serco’s…

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MRI Announces Senior Appointments

23.04.2020, 20:33 MRI Announces Senior Appointments MRI Software has promoted Roman Telerman to Chief Financial Officer and appointed software executive, David Bowie, as SVP and Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Telerman, who replaces outgoing CFO, Bruce Duner, joined MRI in 2010. He has seen the company expand its global presence from 35 countries to over 170. Responsible for managing global financial strategy, operations…

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MRI Extends Acquisitions Spree

15.04.2020, 15:06 MRI Extends Acquisitions Spree MRI Software has announced the acquisition of Castleton Technology PLC for £82.2 million, its second acquisition of a UK-based social housing software provider since March. The acquisition, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of both companies, is pending shareholder approval and follows MRI’s acquisition of privately held Orchard Information Systems which was announced last month. Castleton’s…

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Delaware North Places Staff on Temporary Leave

27.03.2020, 15:45 Delaware North Places Staff on Temporary Leave Delaware North has placed a majority of its full-time employees on temporary leave following the closure of many of its 200 operating locations in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia in response to COVID-19. In the early days of the pandemic, Delaware North took immediate emergency actions to stabilize the…

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Celebrating the Contribution of Cleaning Operatives

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.   Originating in New Zealand in 2015 and now in its fifth year, Thank Your Cleaner Day™ is a chance for…

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More Choice than Ever

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.   The event at the Anaheim Convention Centre which ends tomorrow (16th October) involves 1,300 attendees, including representatives of more than 60 of the company’s technology partners, and involves…

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Supporting Food Innovation

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. The accelerator, which is located in Ecolab’s global headquarters building at St. Paul, Minnesota, engages early stage entrepreneurs as well as late stage startups focused on advancing key aspects…

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Sulzer Becomes Kato Maintenance Partner

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. The new agreement brings local maintenance and repair services support for Kato generators in the United States and Australia through Sulzer’s extensive network of service centers, and also expands on an…

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Partners in Crime?

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 against provisions that are in place in other leading international jurisdictions. In July 2015, the UK government set out its stance on foreign criminals using the country’s property as a way to launder their ill-gotten gains. The prime minister…

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