Diversity

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Noelle Jones – Compass Group Women in Food Lead Ambassador

Noelle Jones was recently appointed Lead Ambassador of Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Women in Food network. With Compass Group UK & Ireland for almost 12 years, Noelle’s appointment as managing director of Chartwells Independent in 2020 followed on from her previous role as Business Director within ESS Government Services. In her current role she…

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Aramark Receives DiversityInc Recognition

Aramark has been recognized by DiversityInc has recognised Aramark as a Top Company for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for the first time, also recognising the foodservice and facility services provider as a “Top 50” company for diversity for a sixth consecutive year. During the 21st annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity event hosted by DiversityInc,…

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BM Announces FOODIES Award Winners

UK caterer BM has announced the winners of its annual celebration of internal talent, the FOODIES, including Owen Stanford who received an inaugural ‘BM Family’ award following the addition of the new category in 2022.   Stanford was recognised for his work around mental health with the BM family and wider community that includes offering…

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Levelling-Up the Gender Imbalance

Paul Simpson, commercial director of roofing solutions provider, Gradient UK, explains why the European construction sector needs more women in managerial roles. Organised by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Women in Construction Week from March 6th to 12th highlighted the increasing role women are playing in the building sector, whilst emphasising the…

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Spotlight on Female Employees Building a Construction Career with Sika

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual commemoration of the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. Taking place on 8th March, this year’s event is designed to raise awareness against gender bias and calls for ‘action for equality’. Through a long-term commitment to equal opportunities and professional development of employees, Sika fully supports the…

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Challenging Unconscious Bias

Caterer CH&CO is proactively challenging unconscious bias by launching a dedicated campaign to support International Women’s Day’s global campaign, #BreakTheBias. As well as challenging gender bias, CH&CO’s training and communications programme encompasses all forms of unconscious bias. The online training course, supported by a fact sheet, is designed to help people understand what unconscious bias…

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Improving Diversity within Scottish Construction

The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) is celebrating International Women’s Day by highlighting its work on a National Equity and Inclusion Plan for the sector. Funded by Scottish Government this latest initiative is part of the wider plan for the industry to develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce, giving the sector access to a…

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ABM UK: Readdressing the Gender Balance

On International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022), Jenna Pollock, ABM UK’s divisional director for Scotland, tells FM Magazine fostering gender diversity is crucial to the future of facilities management. Q. The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022) is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” – in recognition of the contribution of women and…

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Sodexo Recognised for LGBT+ Inclusion

Sodexo has received a Silver Employer award from Stonewall, the world’s second-largest LGBT+ charity, for its commitment and efforts in being an LGBT+ inclusive employer.     The award comes as part of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index and Bring Yourself to Work campaign, which highlights the importance of inclusive work environments. Every year Stonewall publishes…

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PSNI Global Alliance Appoints Board of Directors for 2022

AV integrator network PSNI Global Alliance has confirmed a new Board of Directors for 2022. John Laughlin, CEO of Conference Technologies, has been elevated to the position of President, having previously served as Vice-President, and will lead the Alliance as it launches several new managed services initiatives. Kevin Groves, CEO of Alpha Video, moves from…

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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…

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Security in Diversity

25.11.2021, 18:58 Security in Diversity Corps Security’s “Corps Together” campaign is improving equality, diversity and inclusion engagement across the organisation. The programme, which began over a year ago with the internal recruitment of volunteers who are referred to as ‘guardians’, to take personal responsibility for the six protected characteristics of age, sex, religion, disability, gender…

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Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London

17.11.2021, 11:24 Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London ABM has pledged £192,000 of unspent Apprenticeship Levy funding as part of a new initiative with the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) to support small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises with low paid workers.   LPC, an innovative project that supports Londoners with starting high…

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Leveraging Brand Values to Deepen Customer Loyalty

16.11.2021, 01:26 Leveraging Brand Values to Deepen Customer Loyalty Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute has entered into a strategic partnership with Vrity, a data company dedicated to helping brands measure the financial impact of their corporate and social values on customers. The partnership will enhance the leadership consultancy’s “Truly Human Loyalty” customer loyalty consulting practice by…

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Takeaways from COP26 for Smaller UK Contractors

15.11.2021, 10:07 Takeaways from COP26 for Smaller UK Contractors The Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) comments on how COP26 and legislation announced by the UK government in anticipation of the agreement will impact on SMEs operating in the construction sector. There is a lot of good work already underway to tackle climate change…

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Sodexo Recognised for LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion

05.11.2021, 13:00 Sodexo Recognised for LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion For a second consecutive year Sodexo has achieved Advocate status in the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark which measures LGBTIQ+ inclusivity among top employers. The benchmark consists of a detailed review and analysis of eight categories that show progress on LGBTIQ+ inclusion within the workplace: Policy & Communication, Employee…

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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…

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Why Defra’s Organic Oversight Risks Backfiring

01.11.2021, 13:50 Why Defra’s Organic Oversight Risks Backfiring Roger Kerr, chief executive of UK community interest company Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G) comments on a damning new report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Parliamentary Select Committee into the UK’s lack of strategic vision in implementing its ‘flagship’ land management policy for the agricultural…

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Schools Achieve European GRESB Benchmark Rankings

21.10.2021, 19:48 Schools Achieve European GRESB Benchmark Rankings Two UK schools managed under a PFI contract by BAM FM have been assessed and ranked against the global GRESB Environmental, Social and Governance benchmark for real estate.   The schools in Somerset and West Dunbartonshire achieved fourth and seventh place respectively in the annual GRESB Infrastructure Asset Assessment…

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Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year

19.10.2021, 09:51 Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year Rachel Houghton, managing director at Business Moves Group (BMG), has been named ‘Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year’ at the inaugural Great British Businesswomen awards.   The awards showcase role models, advocates and mentors; as well as inspirational women who are leading businesses or ‘ascending…

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Venue Operator Launches New CSR Platforms

14.10.2021, 15:44 Venue Operator Launches New CSR Platforms Stadium and convention center operator ASM Global has launched ASM Global Acts, the ASM Global Acts Foundation, and a scholarship program to support its commitment to corporate social responsibility, and community and environmental initiatives around the world. The group is also supporting philanthropic and community-based endeavors guided by…

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Getting Smarter with Equality, Diversion and Inclusion

RoSPA and L’Oréal are reporting a ‘phenomenal’ response to their Leading Safely for Women programme which launched earlier in the year as part of a wider [email protected]@Home partnership. The programme aims to develop the abilities of women with an entrepreneurial spirit in health and safety, enhancing their visibility in the sector and working towards creating…

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Changing European Supply Chains for the Better

30.09.2021, 09:44 Changing European Supply Chains for the Better A new initiative led by Social Enterprise UK with backing from Compass Group, SAP and Zurich Insurance Group, is encouraging corporate buyers across Europoe to open up their supply chains to social enterprises. Like traditional businesses, social enterprises aim to make a profit but do so…

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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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Mitie Welcomes Technical Apprentices

28.09.2021, 13:21 Mitie Welcomes Technical Apprentices Mitie has surpassed a target of recruiting 50 new technical apprentices in 2021 with the addition of a new intake of 41 apprentices to its Technical Services Apprenticeship Programme. The programme is offered by Mitie’s Technical Services Academy which offers development opportunities, including formal training and mentorship, to help colleagues…

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EMCOR Announces Senior UK Appointments

15.09.2021, 12:12 EMCOR Announces Senior UK Appointments EMCOR UK has appointed Marcia Ore as Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Cheryl McCall to the role of Chief Financial Officer.   Ore was previously with the police service for over three decades in a variety of posts challenging barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion. These…

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Sodexo Announces Senior Corporate Services Appointments

24.08.2021, 16:46 Sodexo Announces Senior Corporate Services Appointments Sodexo has made three appointments to its Corporate Services leadership team in the United Kingdom and Ireland as it strengthens its Vital Spaces workplace services proposition. Paula Stevenson has been appointed managing director, with Libby Escolme joining as marketing director and brand head, and Harpreet Cheema becomings Head of…

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Managing Blended Workforces for Effective Facility Management

13.08.2021, 14:11 Managing Blended Workforces for Effective Facility Management Samir Gulati, chief product officer at ServicePower, explains how digital service management platforms are helping the FM sector implement hybrid working post-Covid-19. As employees return to the workplace, facility and buildings managers across the world must prepare for an influx of activity and ensure their building…

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Veolia Urging Mums to Consider a Career in Driving

11.08.2021, 15:15 Veolia Urging Mums to Consider a Career in Driving As the United Kingdom experiences a national shortage of HGV drivers, Veolia is calling on mums to get behind the wheel.   Businesses across the country are experiencing a drop in trained HGV drivers due to a combination of factors from Brexit, Covid-19 and…

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Appointment of Social Impact Director

19.07.2021, 19:22 Appointment of Social Impact Director UK hard FM services provider Pareto FM has recruited Emma Wilson to the new post of Social Impact Director.   Wilson’s role will focus on developing Pareto’s sustainability initiatives, growing their community based projects and creating opportunities for Pareto team members to broaden their involvement in community based…

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One of The Best Companies for Multicultural Women

05.07.2021, 14:31 One of The Best Companies for Multicultural Women Aramark has been named one of the 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount. Since 2003, Seramount’s Best Companies for Multicultural Women award has tracked corporations’ progress in creating cultures that encourage multicultural women to join and rise through the ranks – with its…

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