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Net Zero

Driving Innovation in East Birmingham with Digital Twin Modelling

A ‘digital twin’ which can model and test pathways to clean energy and net zero emissions in East Birmingham is being planned in a partnership between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City Council and Siemens. A feasibility study has been commissioned which demonstrates how a virtual representation of the energy and transport infrastructure within East…

News

Bringing Better Business to Birmingham

Flexible workspace operator x+why has signed tenant and fellow B Corp, Too Good To Go, as a tenant of  its new Birmingham site, Foundry at Brindleyplace. The fast-growing company and developer of a free app which bears the same name allows users to rescue food waste. Every day, delicious, fresh food goes to waste at…

Engineering

Enabling an Ultra-efficient and Sustainable Smart University Campus

Schneider Electric is supporting the development of the University of Birmingham’s Smart Campus with a suite of digital tools and services which will be delivered with the implementation of a range of smart IoT technologies. As the original ‘red brick university’, part of the prestigious Russell Group and among the world’s top 100 universities, the…

Bangladesh

Commonwealth Games 2022: How Nudge Theory is Driving Better Hygiene Behaviour

Katy Slater, Regulatory Director, New Growth Platforms at Reckitt, explains how ‘nudge theory’ is boosting hygience confidence at large-scale events, and informing protocols at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. After two years of the pandemic, a greater understanding of hygiene and the role we collectively play in enhancing hygiene habits to help reduce the spread…

Net Zero

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games: Inspiring Sustainable Large-scale Events

Michael Topham, CEO of FTSE 250 listed waste management solutions provider Biffa, explains why the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham are a source of inspiration as well as celebration. Having been an avid fan of the Commonwealth Games all my life (my best memory is the exciting 200 metre final in the 1982 Brisbane Games where…

Best Practice

The Commonwealth Games: Saving Time and Labour with Targeted Hygiene Protocols

Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Engagement – Hygiene at Reckitt, explains how the development of targeted hygiene protocols is helping to create a more hygienic, time-saving and cost-saving Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. With Dettol as the Official Hygiene Partner, Targeted Hygiene approach is being put into action at the Birmingham…

Hygiene

Reckitt Appointed as Official Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Partner

Dettol science-led protocols and products will enhance hygiene during the Games in Birmingham whilst Durex condoms will be available for athletes

flexspace

Flexible Workspace Specialist Signs First Enterprise Member

B Corp certified flexible workspace specialist x+why has signed the social care staffing app Florence as the first enterprise member of its new Birmingham site, Foundry at Brindleyplace. The fast-growing company will take 48 desks with its own meeting room and break out space. Founded in 2017 to help relieve the UK’s social care crisis,…

News

MRI Social Housing Platform Featured on Channel 5 Council House Swap

HomeSwapper, MRI Software’s sector-leading mutual exchange platform for social housing, is being used by participants in the new Channel 5 series, Council House Swap, which follows social housing residents across the United Kingdom looking to swap their homes. HomeSwapper has helped over 250,000 households find new homes since it first launched in 2007. The platform…

Construction

Protecting an Award-winning School from the Weather

A high-performance hybrid roofing membrane from global building product manufacturer Sika is providing a watertight finish for a new school that was constructed using innovative offsite building techniques.   The King Edward VI Northfield School for Girls in Birmingham – the UK’s second largest city – which was designed by architect Atkins Global on behalf…

Foodservice & Catering

On the Road to Net Zero

11.11.2021, 23:10 On the Road to Net Zero Compass Group UK & Ireland has adopted a 100 per cent electric car policy for new fleet vehicles ordered by over 500 employees by the end of the year. The move follows the publication of the company’s Our Climate Promise and Roadmap to Net Zero policies which support its wider commitment to…

FM Magazine

Exhibition Celebrates NHS Staff and Key Workers

20.08.2021, 08:59 Exhibition Celebrates NHS Staff and Key Workers Launching in Birmingham, Gratitude is a spectacular public art installation and tribute to the ongoing courage and dedication of NHS Staff and all key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Organised by global public art producer, Wild in Art, the event will be touring four locations. Curator, Dame Zandra Rhodes,…

Contracts

Law Society Awards TFM Contract

11.08.2021, 13:14 Law Society Awards TFM Contract The Law Society, the professional body for solicitors in England and Wales, has awarded Anabas a three-year total facilities management contract.   The new contract for the delivery of integrated facility services, will see the service provider deliver security, reception, helpdesk, mechanical electrical (M&E) support, cleaning and account…

Energy Management

ERFs and the Battle Against Covid-19 Waste

21.06.2021, 09:39 ERFs and the Battle Against Covid-19 Waste Recent data from Veolia UK highlights the pivotal role of Energy Recovery Facilities in treating clinical and medical waste during the COVID-19 pandemic.   At a time of reduced clinical waste disposal capacity in the UK the company has rapidly adapted to develop a response on…

Contracts

Sir Trevor McDonalds Opens New LFS Headquarters

04.06.2021, 15:51 Sir Trevor McDonalds Opens New LFS Headquarters Newsreader and journalist Sir Trevor McDonald OBE joined the Mayor of Lichfield, Councillor Robert Yardley and Mayoress Jayne Marks during the opening of a new HQ building for Legionella and Fire Safe Services in Rugeley, Staffordshire. The company, which provides legionella compliance and passive fire protection…

Environment

Update on Sulzer’s Birmingham Service Centre

08.09.2020, 12:58 Update on Sulzer’s Birmingham Service Centre Work on Sulzer’s new state-of-the-art service center in Birmingham, the United Kingdom’s second largest city, is progressing to schedule with an anticipated opening in Autumn 2020. The building is now watertight, and attention is turning to the internal construction of the workshop area and the offices. Located…

Education

Reimagining the Future of Work

Birmingham University Business School lecturers Dr. Holly Birkett and Dr. Sarah Forbes consider research undertaken with the University of Kent into the lasting legacy of Covid-19 on employment practices. The COVID-19 lockdown has significantly changed our daily lives by disrupting and quite often changing our usual work and family routines. The outcome has been new…

Energy Management

BCIA Awards 2020

03.03.2020, 14:09 BCIA Awards 2020 The Building Control Industry Association (BCIA) has shortlisted Tony Smith of Schneider Electric as a finalist for its Engineer of the Year award.   Tony is being recognised for his vital role in a number of education, manufacturing and government projects in South Wales. He has consistently helped customers to…

Contracts

Birmingham Museums Trust Contract

17.02.2020, 10:13 Birmingham Museums Trust Contract Birmingham Museums Trust has awarded OCS a three-year cleaning and support services contract to OCS.. The Trust operates nine museum venues across Birmingham, including the innovative Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery which showcases a world class collection and offers a fascinating glimpse into Birmingham’s…

Healthcare

Thwarting Cyber Crooks with Testing as a Service

10.02.2020, 12:34 Thwarting Cyber Crooks with Testing as a Service An innovative cyber security service from Arasti provides continuous testing of IT systems to identify security weakness which can then be tackled before they are exploited by an attacker over the internet or from within an organisation.   Harj Singh, Arasti CEO. The Testing as…

Education

Supply Chain Sustainability School to Launch People Matter Charter

17.01.2020, 14:33 Supply Chain Sustainability School to Launch People Matter Charter The People Matter Charter has been created by the Supply Chain Sustainability School and delivery partner Action Sustainability to help organisations involved in the UK’s construction supply chain to address challenges including poor diversity practices, skills shortages and modern slavery, The Charter has eight…

Blog

Tips for Digital Marketers in 2020

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.   Nowadays, any modern business requires a clearly defined digital marketing strategy. Any successful business model has one and it needs…

Automation & AI

Innovation Trends of the Year

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. The engineering and technology worlds never stand still; in fact, their rates of progress only seem to increase with each passing…

Cleaning

Birmingham Cleaning Contract

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. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Incentive QAS will assume responsibility for cleaning communal areas across the…

Environment

Under Construction

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. The company is working with Canmoor Developments to deliver a new service centre with best-in-class service for electromechanical repairs, as well as new…

Environment

Under Construction

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. The company is working with Canmoor Developments to deliver a new service centre with best-in-class service for electromechanical repairs, as well as new…

Healthcare

Managing Industrial and Organisational Lockdown

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.   In this…

Healthcare

Managing Industrial and Organisational Lockdown

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.   In this…

News

Bringing Pride to Birmingham

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. Mitie’s team has undertaken a deep clean of the Smallbrook Queensway bus shelter…

News

Bringing Pride to Birmingham

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. Mitie’s team has undertaken a deep clean of the Smallbrook Queensway bus shelter…

Cleaning

Millennium Point Cleaning Contract

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. The agreement, which is understood to be worth £170,000 annually, will cover general cleaning across the site, as well as window…

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