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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Harris Health System Announces New Chair

04.03.2021, 16:31 Harris Health System Announces New Chair Dr. Arthur Bracey has been elected chair of the Harris Health System Board of Trustees, the governing body for the public healthcare system in Harris County, Texas. A professor of pathology and immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, and chief of clinical pathology at CHI Baylor St.…

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Sussex Village to Become Zero Carbon Model

27.01.2021, 12:29 Sussex Village to Become Zero Carbon Model As the UK moves towards net zero, residents in Barcombe, East Sussex, are helping their local electricity network operator establish a replicable blueprint for greener home heating. Over 600 households are involved in the ‘CommuniHeat’ project, run by network operator UK Power Networks. Throughout the two-year…

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Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities with Covid Security

15.01.2021, 17:11 Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities with Covid Security Aramark will donate face masks to Ronald McDonald House locations across the United States under a new charity initiative launched today. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of…

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Serving Our Local Communities

20.11.2020, 11:12 Serving Our Local Communities Despite the closure of sports venues to fans across the United States, Delaware North Sportservice associates have found meaningful ways of serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Truist Park (Atlanta) Delaware North and the Atlanta Braves this spring announced the Braves Home Plate Project to respond to food…

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Supporting Community and Home Owner Associations

30.10.2020, 10:23 Supporting Community and Home Owner Associations MRI has added a new software solution for community and home owner associations following its acquisition of the Jenark platform from CoreLogic. Jenark aligns with MRI’s existing product set for the management of residential property portfolios, addressing the unique needs of community and homeowner associations by facilitating…

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Committing to Workplace Racial Inclusion

28.10.2020, 09:48 Committing to Workplace Racial Inclusion Atalian Servest has committed to uphold the UK’s Race at Work Charter as part of a broader commitment to racial equality under its CHROMA diversity and inclusion (D&I) platform. The charter is a government initiative, launched in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC) and has been designed…

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Moving Forward Together

22.10.2020, 14:24 Moving Forward Together Hospitality group Bennett Hay has launched the Forward Together support initiative for employees who have been impacted by redundancy during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The initiative is built around a private community and focuses on four pillars: Community support, Wellbeing, a Foundation Fund and What’s Next. The online resource provides far reaching information and advice along with interactive sessions to help employees navigate a…

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Nurturing Equality and Unity

13.10.2020, 14:52 Nurturing Equality and Unity Siemens UK has signed up to the Race at Work Charter initiative developed by Business in the Community (BiTC) in partnership with the government of the United Kingdom to improve outcomes for BAME employees. The charter builds on the work of the 2017 McGregor-Smith Review, ‘Race in the workplace’,…

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ServiceMaster Employees Host “Virtual We Care Week”

22.09.2020, 13:16 ServiceMaster Employees Host “Virtual We Care Week” Thousands of ServiceMaster and Terminix employees are volunteering their support for community organizations across the United States as We Care Week enters its second day. 2020 marks the seventh consecutive occasion on which ServiceMaster and its subsidiary brands have celebrated annual signature event, “We Care Day”.…

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