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design

RS Announces Winner of Global Engineering Talent Competition

RS Group has named the winner of its Air Quality Project which was launched last year as part of a wider DesignSpark #ActivistEngineering programme to cultivate new engineering talent across the globe.The initiative was created to engage and inspire design engineers to create new ideas and technology to help deal with the vast challenges presented…

Education

42nd GAI Education Awards

Allegion brand Briton will be co-sponsoring this year’s Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards at iconic London sporting venue The Oval on Thursday 17th November 2022. The 42nd GAI Education Awards will celebrate the outstanding educational achievements of architectural ironmongery professionals and will award a new class of GAI Diploma holders before showcasing the…

Finance

EIB and Community of Madrid Agree Financing for Line 11 Metro Extension

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Community of Madrid (CAM) have agreed EIB financing of €554 million of financing and R&D loans for the line 11 Metro extension between Plaza Elíptica and Conde de Casal in Madrid. Separate agreements for project finance and the financing of research and development activities have been signed in Madrid…

ESG

Mitie on Target for 2025 ESG Goals

Mitie’s most recent annual ESG report highlights the progress the facilities management outsourcer has made in incorporating 13 ambitious targets within its social value framework. According to the report, all 13 of the targets which were set in 2021 have been achieved or exceeded, spanning Mitie’s People, Environment, Supply Chain and Community pillars. Primary focuses…

Argentina

Aramark Employees Volunteer for Annual Day of Service

Thousands of Aramark team members around the world have participated in Aramark Building Community (ABC) Day, the hospitality, facilities, and uniform services company’s annual day of service which took place on 22nd September. Volunteers from 14 countries, including the U.S., U.S Virgin Islands, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Mexico,…

France

Ticktin Law Group Partner Selected for Oral Argument Before Florida Second District Court of Appeal

Michael Vater, a Partner with The Ticktin Law Group, has been Selected for Oral Argument in a case before the Florida Second District Court involving a mortgage foreclosure action against a homeowner in which the primary defense is based on the Plaintiff’s failure to prove its standing and comply with conditions precedent. The appellate court…

News

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…

Cleaning

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…

Contracts

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…

Perspectives

Safeguarding Communities From Anti-social Behaviour

Dyl Kurpil, managing director of District Enforcement, explains how Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), which were introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour in the UK, can reduce the day-to-day burden on the police. From dog fouling to graffiti, drinking in town centres to illegal eScooter riding, towns and cities across the UK are blighted by the…

design

Architectural Studio Rebrand Reflects New Multidisciplinary Design and Community Focus

After five decades of leadership in architecture, interiors, branding, and planning, U.S. design practice Gould Evans has rebranded as Multistudio to reflect its renewed focus on multidisciplinary design which embraces interconnectedness and collaboration.   The rebrand also reinforces the studio’s commitment to building a culture that seeks diverse perspectives and utilizes design to positively impact the communities…

Foodservice & Catering

Elior UK Renews Armed Forces Corporate Covenant Commitment

Elior UK has re-affirmed its support for The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant at a signing ceremony attended by CEO, Cathering Roe and Air Vice Marshal, Ranald Munro. The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their…

Finance

Aramark Recognizes Community Volunteers

With National Volunteer Month underway in the United States, Aramark is recognizing several outstanding employee volunteers from around the world for their service to local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The group’s Be Well. Do Well sustainability plan outlines Aramark’s goal of making a positive impact by working to reduce inequity, supporting and growing communities,…

Corporate Social Responsibility

Leveraging Technology to Support Hungry Communities

ISS Guckenheimer has teamed with certified woman and minority-owned food recovery and distribution business Goodr to reroute surplus food from corporate cafeterias and dining venues to people in need. A primary challenge to businesses operating in the food services industry is creating enough product to meet customer need demand while also minimising excess production in…

Energy Management

New Self-Assessment Tool to Support Cooperative and Community Bionergy Projects

Following the International Energy Agency’s publication of a 10-Point Plan for reducing the European Union’s reliance on Russian natural gas, BECoop is launching a new assessment tool to help cooperative and community organisations realise the full potential of bioenergy projects. Earlier studies by BECoop, a project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, have demonstrated wide…

Education

Aramark Recognises Black Leadership and Excellence

Aramark has announced the recipients of its 2022 Leaders & Employees of African Descent (LEAD) Awards which recognize the commitment, and contributions, of exceptional Black and African American employees. The 2022 LEAD Awards recipients were honored at the second annual LEAD Summit, “LEADing the Way—Black Excellence Personified Through Established and Emerging Leaders,” which occurred last…

News

Restaurant Associates Announces Winners of Inaugural Barista Championships

Compass Group hospitality brand Restaurant Associates has celebrated its first ever Barista Championships on 17th February, showcasing perfection at franchised as well as independent coffee brands from across the United Kingdom. With three levels of award – foundation, intermediate and expert, the championships invite baristas from across the business with different experience sets to enter…

News

A Helping Hand for the Homeless

Calderwood House in Cumbria offers a safe place to live and helps homeless individuals build a better future through a 12-week recovery programme. The hostel is run by Time to Change (a not-for profit Community Interest organisation), and its aims and approach reflect two of Securitas key values—integrity and helpfulness. Shaun Kennedy, Securitas UK Country…

Government

Collaboration Is Key for Rent Collection

As commercial landlords continue to grapple with rent arrears and struggling tenants breaching the terms of leases during the pandemic, Matthew Peake, partner and head of Strategic Asset Management at Cluttons, comments on the UK government’s new Code of Practice and draft Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill. Covid has brought many challenges to the fore, with…

Foodservice & Catering

Dietitian Acknowledged with British Dietetic Association Fellowship

05.11.2021, 13:14 Dietitian Acknowledged with British Dietetic Association Fellowship Medirest Dietitian, Maxine Cartz, has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship by the British Dietetic Association (BDA), for her outstanding work in driving forward standards of health and nutrition in the healthcare food service sector. The British Dietetic Association awards and honours the outstanding contributions individuals make…

COP26

Just Transitioning and Net Zero

03.11.2021, 12:06 Just Transitioning and Net Zero Following the UK’s decision to require large companies to demonstrate their commitment to climate change targets, Justin Kelly, Siemens PLC corporate communications director, presents key findings of new research that is to be unveiled at COP26 demonstrating why climate action is a corporate imperative. The halfway stage has…

Energy Management

Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow

29.10.2021, 11:39 Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has recognised the contribution of Erik Jaspers, Global Strategy & Innovation Director at Planon, to its international development by naming him as a Fellow. Jaspers, a consummate FM Technology expert who has helped define the agenda for information technology in the…

Construction

San Diego Awards Contracts for New Fire Station

14.10.2021, 12:04 San Diego Awards Contracts for New Fire Station The City of San Diego has awarded the architectural contract for the new Torrey Pines Fire Station to The Miller Hull Partnership, and announced Level 10 Construction as general contractor for the civic facility. The fire station is located on the border between the UC San…

Events

National Inclusion Week 2021

28.09.2021, 14:10 National Inclusion Week 2021 UK Caterer Bartlett Mitchell has committed to initiatives focused on equality, diversity and inclusion at the start of National Inclusion Week.   Celebrated in several countries, the ninth anniversary of the week-long programme of events is being organised under the theme of  ‘unity’. By participating in Inclusion Week, organisations…

Construction

Work to Commence on Maybole Community Education Campus

22.09.2021, 13:42 Work to Commence on Maybole Community Education Campus hub South West – a public-private partnership between local authorities, the NHS, blue light services and multiple contractors, has concluded financial terms with Morgan Sindall for the construction of a £55 million Community Education Campus in Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland.   Scheduled to open in…

Canada

Giving Back to Communities

24.08.2021, 17:17 Giving Back to Communities Terminix employees and customers in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are participating in week-long volunteering activities during Terminix Cares Week 2021. For an eighth consecutive year, the company is supporting national and local community partners and organizations involved with causes as diverse as healthcare and…

Environment

Transforming Wellbeing at Work

29.07.2021, 11:18 Transforming Wellbeing at Work A new report from Business in the Community, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, includes insights from EMCOR UK and other leading companies and business organisations on the measures business can take to transform wellbeing at work.   ‘What if your Job was Good For You?’ describes best practices in collaborative…

Environment

Grants for UK Community and Environmental Projects

04.06.2021, 15:24 Grants for UK Community and Environmental Projects Launching on World Environment Day (5 June), Veolia UK’s new Sustainability Fund is making grants worth £60,000 available to local community and environmental projects.   After a challenging year where many communal spaces and services have suffered, the company is looking to back projects that make…

News

Certifying Logistics Talent

12.05.2021, 23:22 Certifying Logistics Talent Prologis and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) have unveiled plans for a new industry certificate targeted at logistics professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, warehouse employment reached the highest level ever recorded with 1.25 million workers in 2020, and the transportation, warehousing and related fields…

Contracts

Hertfordshire NHS Trust Contracts

11.05.2021, 13:16 Hertfordshire NHS Trust Contracts Mitie has been awarded four multi-service contracts by the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. The new contracts, which were managed by Interserve prior to its 2020 acquisition by Mitie, will operate for five years and include the option of a two-year extension. with…

Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Novel Self-Service Community Store Concept

22.04.2021, 11:24 Novel Self-Service Community Store Concept A collaboration between Compass Group subsidiary ESS, Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton and the UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation has developed a new convenience outlet concept dedicated to supporting local supply chains and charities. The store brings together fresh food to go, made in house, under the Deli…

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