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Reckitt Appointed 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

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Health and Safety Innovation Award for Kentec

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.   The award celebrates products and services launched after January 2017 which demonstrate…

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OCS Wins Birmingham Airport Contract

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. Under the contract which commences on 1st May 2019, OCS teams will assume responsibility for cleaning throughout the terminal buildings both airside and landside,…

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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,…

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G4S Stripped of Birmingham Prison Contract

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. The early termination of the G4S contract which was due to expire in 2026…

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HMRC Hard Services Contract

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. The facility services provider which already provides key services to HMRC will additionally be responsible for the implementation of a computer-aided facility management (CAFM)…

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A Sustainable Future for Air Transport

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 global design, engineering and project management consultancy has announced it will also use the Human Centred Design approach it has…

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