Europe

Europe

UK Public Hopeful for Climate Change Solution

A survey by Veolia and research and consulting firm ELABE reveals a majority of people in Britain believe climate disruption can be avoided. Although 77 per cent of the survey sample indicated the risk of climate disruption is serious and immediate, only 11 per cent were of the opinion it is already too late to…

Belgium

European Partnership to Support Surplus Food Donations

Sodexo and Stop Hunger have launched a region-wide partnership with the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) to prevent food waste and help alleviate food insecurity. The new initiative builds on an existing collaboration between the organisations at the European and local levels by formally recognising FEBA, which represents a network of more than 340 food…

industry

Cash-back App Partners with Nielsen to Disrupt European Retail Data Market

Cash-back app Shopmium has announced a strategic partnership with global audience measurement leader Nielsen in a bid to improve data-driven marketing within the FMCG sector – post-cookies. Shopmium’s data combined with the Nielsen Marketing Cloud’s comprehensive consumer data willenable brands to gain an omnichannel view of consumers across different buying signals and retailers.Shopmium is the…

Europe

Comment on London’s Net Zero Targets

Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director EMEALA at Johnson Controls, comments on a recent announcement by the Mayor of London that the capital will need £75bn of private sector investment to meet net zero goal. Sadiq Khan said London needed to go “much further, much faster” to meet its net-zero goal. But as businesses across the UK…

News

First European Jack Nicklaus Branded Residential Golf Development Under Construction

Nicklaus Companies and award-winning developer FM Group have launched the first residential golf community in Europe to be carry the legendary golfer’s name at Stonehaven in Scotland. The development of luxury homes at the historic Ury Estate is being built around an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course which is also the site of a…

Appointments

F3GROUP Announces New CEO

UK real estate developer F3GROUP has appointed Jon Dixon as its new CEO, with current CEO Gavin Gleave taking up a new role within the company as Executive Chairman. A qualified chartered surveyor, Dixon brings with him a wealth of experience in the real estate investment and development industry across Europe and the Middle East.…

Appointments

CREFC Announces Chair Elect and Changes to Leadership Board

CREFC Europe, a trade association for real estate lenders and the European real estate finance market,  has announced its new Chair Elect at its Annual General Meeting. Nassar Hussain of Brookland, already a member of the CREFC Europe Board, has stepped into the Chair Elect role.  Chris Bennett of DekaBank takes over as Chair from…

Automation & AI

Harnessing AI to Meet the EU’s Gas Reduction Target for Member States

Adopting artificial intelligence can help EU member states reach the voluntary 15 per cent gas reduction target set by the EU Council in July 2022 according to Arloid Automation, which advocades coupling AI with building management systems to control and save on energy and coolant use. According to the Council of the EU’s press release…

Canada

Siemens Energy Selects EMCOR to Deliver Multi-country FM Contract

EMCOR Facilities Services, Inc. (EFS), a division of EMCOR Building Services, and EMCOR Group (UK) plc (EMCOR UK) have been awarded a five-year contract with Siemens Energy.The contract spans 49 sites across the United States and Canada in North America and 30 sites across 10 countries in Europe, including 15 sites in the UK. In…

Austria

Serco Acquires European Immigration Services Provider

Serco has announced the acquisition of ORS, a provider of specialist immigration services to public sector customers in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy. The business is to be acquired for a total consideration of up to CHF44 million (approx. £39 million).  ORS’s revenue for the year ended 31 December 2021 was CHF110 million (approx. £97…

Appointments

Hochiki Announces Senior Global Appointment

Global life safety solutions provider Hochiki has elevated Shinsuke Kubo, manaaging director of its operations in the Middle East who is based in Dubai, to the new role of Commercial Director for Hochiki Europe, Middle East, Africa (MEA) and India. Kubo will relocate to the company’s UK head office in Gillingham, Kent and undertaking regular…

Contracts

Tamoil-Autogrill Collaboration Wins 30-year Zürich Motorway Services Concession

Swiss Oil Company Tamoil SA, in close collaboration with Autogrill, has secured a new concession for the operation of the Herrlisberg Nord motorway service area in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland. The 30-year concession (with an option for a further 10 years) is expected to generate sales of around 400 million euros1 (over the 30…

Automation & AI

SoftBank Robotics UK and Keenon Robotics Enter Strategic Partnership

Companies to develop a variety of automated and intelligent tray delivery systems to help with challenges in the service industry, hospitality, education and elderly care.

Net Zero

The Emirates FA Cup Scores for Sustainability

Chelsea in blue, Liverpool in red – but green was the colour of Saturday’s 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup Final as sustainability took centre stage (literally) with a world first recycled pitch banner. Liverpool and Chelsea might have thought they were the only ones taking to Wembley Stadium’s legendary grass on Saturday, but Veolia, The Football…

Appointments

Kinly Announces Internal Appointment

Global AV and collaboration specialist Kinly has promoted Duncan MacPherson to UK & Ireland Services Director. MacPherson, who has held several positions at the company, assumes responsibility for further enhancing operational standards and maintaining the highest levels of service support for 2,500 clients around the world who are increasingly embracing new technologies to support hybrid…

Net Zero

Johnson Controls Named to 2022 FT European Climate Leaders List

Johnson Controls has been named to the FT Climate Leaders in Europe list for a second consecutive year. Europe’s 2022 Climate Leaders list recognises companies that have shown the highest reduction of their emissions intensity between 2015 and 2020 as measured by greenhouse gas emissions relative to revenue. The company was one of only 400…

News

PPDS to Host Teaser Event Ahead of ISE 2022

PPDS, the global licensee of Philips digital signage, display and direct view professional LED/TV products, will host an online event on 30th March for its partners and customers ahead of the ISE 2022 exhibition in Barcelona.     Open to ISE attendees and non-attendees alike, the live PPDS NEXT Spring 2022 event will highlight relevant…

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…

Finance

ASM Global to Manage Olympia London

ASM Global has been selected to manage Olympia London as it undergoes a dramatic transformation as one of Europe’s most historic exhibition venues.     The announcement is a critical step in the redevelopment of Olympia London and will see ASM Global take management responsibility for the exhibitions and events business. The move expands ASM’s…

Energy Management

Transforming Waste-derived CO2 into Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

One of the first synthetic eFuel production units in Europe could be implemented at LIPOR’s Energy Recovery Plant near Portugal’s second-largest city, Porto. With an innovative technology configuration and design, it is set to revolutionize the waste-to-energy industry while simultaneously decarbonizing the aviation sector. An interdisciplinary consortium, formed by LIPOR (Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater…

Japan

Savills IM Announces EUR 3.4 Billion of Transactions in 2021

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) transacted more than EUR 3.4 billion globally in 2021, with Europe accounting for around EUR 2.6 billion and Asia EUR 670 million of the total figure. Globally, transactions included around EUR 2.1 billion of acquisitions and around EUR 1.2 billion of disposals, resulting in a net investment of approximately EUR…

Energy Management

Jodie Eaton Appointed CEO of Shell Energy

Shell Energy UK Ltd, Shell’s B2B energy supply arm, has announced the appointment of Jodie Eaton as CEO. Jodie succeeds Paul Hellings, who stepped down in December. Eaton, who has also worked for E.ON UK and TXU Energy during a 30-year career in commercial, trading and retail energy businesses, led npower’s Business Solutions division prior…

Automation & AI

Energy Performance Certificates: Going Back to the UK’s Future?

Saurabh Saxena, founder of Buy To Let and AI property evaluation platform houzen, explains how artificial intelligence is delivering better value from EPCs in the UK. 2022 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in the United Kingdom. Originally a requirement of European Union Directive 2002/91/EC and enshrined in UK…

Blog

Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again

02.12.2021, 19:18 Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again Robert Presser, vice-president of Montreal-based Acme Engineering Products, explains why electric stream and hot water boilers are the logical choice in the race to achieve net zero The threat of global warming and government-level commitments to the Paris Accord on Climate Change are…

Appointments

ASM Global Names Chris Bray as EVP Europe

02.12.2021, 18:04 ASM Global Names Chris Bray as EVP Europe Chris Bray has joined ASM Global from Sodexo UK&I as executive vice president of European operations. In his new role, Bray, who will be based in Manchester in the United Kingdom, will assume responsibility for all aspects of the global entertainment company and venue operator’s…

COP26

Aramark Recognised for Sustainable Foodservice

09.11.2021, 12:06 Aramark Recognised for Sustainable Foodservice Aramark UK has received two Waste2zero 2021 awards following its successful introduction of measures to prevent and recycle waste.   The company was successful in winning the Best Recycling Project Award and the Best Waste Project Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Award, with Aramark also receiving a commendation in the Best…

Contracts

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…

News

Predicting the Return to the Office

A new report from Cushman & Wakefield considers the impact of the Delta variant and other factors on global return-to-office planning, and makes new forecasts based on declining Covid-19 cases and progress towards achieving herd resiliency through adequate vaccination rates. Many companies had been planning on a broad return to the office this summer and…

Contracts

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…

Australia

ISS Commits to Food Waste Reduction

13.09.2021, 10:01 ISS Commits to Food Waste Reduction ISS Facility Services has introduced a new programme targeted at achieving a 50 per cent reduction in food waste for clients of its U.S. food management business by 2024.   According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a third of all food is wasted and…

Blog

Beware the Long Arm of PIPL

02.09.2021, 18:30 Beware the Long Arm of PIPL David Smith, a Partner with The Lawyer “Top 100” firm JMW Solicitors, explains why China’s recently introduced data protection legislation matters to the UK and European property sector. JMW Solicitors LLP – one of The Lawyer’s “Top 100” Law Firm Last month, the People’s Republic of China…

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