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Cloudfm Announces Senior ESG Appointment

Cloudfm has appointed Katrina Christopoulos as head of ESG.Christopoulos will drive environmental and social policies within the company, working with customers and suppliers to accelerate change. Her previous roles include leading sustainability at Bloomberg in their London Headquarters, dubbed one of the most sustainable offices in the world, and having global responsibility as ISS’s head…

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Totaljobs Awards Hard FM Contract

Totaljobs has selected Pareto FM to deliver hard services across its offices in London and Belfast, and project support at locations in Birmingham, Havant, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Glasgow. Under the contract, Pareto FM will assume responsibility for all mechanical and electrical (M&E), and building fabric-related planned and reactive maintenance. UK job board Totaljobs…

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ABM Expands Junior Engineering Engagement Programme

ABM UK has opened its doors to a fifth cohort of participants on its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.), and added another school to its roster.  The 2022 programme kicked off at Bobby Moore Academy in London with the immersive course then touring schools in Bradford, Manchester and London between September and December. While previous years have focused primarily on the engineering side of…

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Pareto FM Selected for Business of the Year Award

Pareto FM has been named Business of the Year at the 2022 Signature Awards which are dedicated to championing the ‘Best in British Business’. The awards ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane in London which was sponsored by Investec and Cobra Beer attracted over 500 guests including representatives from the legal, financial and social enterprise…

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Compass Pays Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

Compass Group (UK & Ireland) has paid tribute following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In a statement, Robin Mills, managing director, writes: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and send our sympathies and condolences to the Royal Family. “The Queen was a shining example of public…

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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…

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ABM Supporting Conference on Suicide in the Security Industry

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), ABM will be joining other founding member of the Security Consortium for Suicide Prevention (SCSP) at a conference in London to consider strategies for preventing unnecessary loss of life within the security industry. Launched earlier this year with ABM’s support, the SCSP is a network of security…

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Acquisition Bolsters Compass Procurement Capabilities

Compass Group UK & Ireland has expanded the range of services offered by its procurement business Foodbuy folowing the acquisition of Essex-based procurement and supply chain systems management company, Equinoxe Solutions. Both businesses strive to offer bespoke solutions by understanding individual customer needs and Equinoxe Solutions brings a wealth of sector experience, in particular in…

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IFMA White Paper on Navigating Transformation in FM

With facilities management currently navigating new inflection points which call for new working methods, IFMA Director of Research Jeffrey Saunders Mark Mobach, Ph.D., and IFMA Fellow Nancy Sanquist have authored a new white paper that discusses some of the most critical issues facing the industry. seeking_higher_ground_wp.61bf69baacc2

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Atalian Servest Announces Senior UK&I Appointments

Atalian Servest has made two senior appointments to its team in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Laura Phillips will take a lead role in driving the facility services provider’s sustainability and social value strategy as Head of Sustainability & Social Value. Previously with Incentive Group which was recently acquired by Atalian Servest for over 15…

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STRABAG PFS Names Dr Marion Henschel as Chair Designate

STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH (STRABAG PFS) has announced Dr Marion Henschel will succeed Martin Schenk as the Chair of its Management Board on 31 December 2022. As co-Chief Executive Officer, Henschel has served alongside Schenk who has voluntary indicated he will not be renewing his employment contract when it expires in December, since…

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Wates FM Launches Apprenticeship Programme at Twycross Zoo

UK facilities management provider Wates FM is investing in the future workforce with a year-long apprenticeship programme at its flagship residency contract at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire. The apprenticeship programme will see local 17-year-old Abi complete a Level 2 NVQ in facilities management, working full time on site with Wates FM while undertaking online study…

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Jaguar Building Services Retains St Botolph Building for CBRE

Following a recent retender process for CBRE on behalf of Deka Properties, Jaguar Building Services have retained the M&E contract at the St Botolph Building in the City of London for a further 3-year period. The building is located in the prestigious EC3 insurance district and provides over 500,000 sq ft of office space for…

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Pinnacle Group Secures Six Lots on CCS FM Framework

Pinnacle Group has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management and Workplace Services Framework. Having secured a place on six of the CCS Facilities Management and Workplace Services framework lots, the business will be eligible for work across the spectrum of total, hard and soft facilities management opportunities. Just 44…

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Robertson Facilities Management Secures Place on New CCS FM Procurement Framework

Robertson Facilities Management has been awarded a place on the new Crown Commercial Services, Facilities Management and Workplace Services Framework – RM6232 after applying successfully for two lots.  Robertson FM has over twenty years of experience in the industry and acceptance on the framework, which will be in place for the next four years, will…

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Mitie Supports Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Effort with Hygiene Equipment

Mitie has shipped vital PPE and other hygiene supplies to the GE Operator Humanitarian Centre in Warsaw, which will be used for essential medical care and general hygiene for people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The centre offers temporary refuge and aid to those displaced by the war and has so far supported more than…

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Sodexo Awarded £264 Million UK Prison Contract

Sodexo’s government business has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to manage HMP Lowdham Grange in Nottinghamshire following a competitive tender process. The new contract has an estimated value of £264 million over a ten-year term, and MoJ has the option to extend for a further two one-year terms. The…

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New Scope 3 Emissions Guidance for Net Zero Buildings in the UK

New guidance published by the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) and BAM FM sets out how all carbon sources that fall outside an organization’s scope 1 and 2 boundary for emissions can achieve net zero carbon. According to their joint authors, the new guidelines transform the ability of building operators and managers to measure and…

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Atalian Servest Introduces Financial Wellbeing Support for Employees

Atalian Servest has begun a phased rollout of a new financial wellbeing solution for its workforce after partnering with instant access-to-pay provider Wagestream to help address the impact of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis on employees. The facilities management services provider says it is deeply committed to supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of its people,…

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The White Company to Reduce Emissions with Cloudfm

Lifestyle brand The White Company has appointed Cloudfm to manage its 67 sites in the UK and Ireland under a three-year contract that will introduce an innovative approach to reducing carbon emissions. Cloudfm’s technology-driven approach will provide greater transparency throughout the process to improve cost-control and boost response times to improve the customer experience. In…

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Delaware North to Operate Retail Store at Jackie Robinson Museum

The Jackie Robinson Foundation has selected longtime sports hospitality company Delaware North to operate the retail store in the Jackie Robinson Museum, which has opened at One Hudson Square in New York City after 14 years of planning. Delaware North, a retail and hospitality partner at 11 Major League Baseball ballparks, will manage the store…

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Parr FM Secures Place on New £800m NHS Hard FM Framework Agreement

UK facility services provider Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM) which operates offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, has been named as a supplier on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) second-generation Hard Facilities Management framework agreement. The Hard Facilities Management 2 (Hard FM) framework agreement offers a compliant route to market to all NHS…

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Sodexo India Celebrates Silver Jubilee

Sodexo is celebrating its first quarter of a century operating in India. Since entering the market in 1997, the multinational foodservice and facility services provider has demonstrated agility and innovation by expanding its offering year-on-year to become a comprehensive employee experience services provider. With a team of 40,500+ professionals, Sodexo India is improving the quality…

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Churchill Named as Supplier on CCS FM and Workplace Services Framework

Churchill Group have been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM6232 Facilities Management and Workplace Services Framework.  Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8bn – supporting…

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Managing Underside Fuel Tank Corrosion in Accordance with New DIO Guidelines

Matt Graystone, national account manager – defence at Adler and Allan, provides a checklist to help managers of defence estates comply with new guidance from the UK’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) on underside fuel tank corrosion. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has released new guidance for the management and maintenance of rectangular single-skin or double-skin…

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EMCOR UK Named as Supplier on Crown Commercial Service FM Framework

EMCOR UK has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management and Workplace Services (RM6232) framework.  CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn – supporting world-class public…

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Momentum Group Awarded FM Contract for One of Liverpool’s Oldest Buildings

Yakel Property Investment has awarded a facilities management contract for Oriel Chambers in Liverpool to The Momentum Group. The Grade I listed building on Water Street, situated in the heart of the commercial district, was recently purchased by Yakel Property Investments with an ambition to create a central hub and business community whilst preserving, updating,…

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CoreNet Recognises ISS as a Global Innovator of AI Recruitment Technology

Innovative application of AI-based technology supports inclusive recruitment and accelerates internal procedures used by the global facility services provider and its client organisations.

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Churchill Services Recognised for UK Armed Forces Commitment

Multi-service provider Churchill Services has received a Gold Award from The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in recognition of its support for the defence and armed forces community, and the alignment of its values with the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant. The ERS is designed primarily to recognise private sector support for the military, although public…

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What FMs Need to Know About EV Charging at Client Locations

Clive MacKinnon, a project director with ABM Technical Solutions in the United Kingdom, considers the technical and operational challenges that are typically encountered by facilities managers overseeing EV charging installations. The electric vehicle revolution is here and EV charging is set to become an expected part of all built environments. From this year, large buildings…

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Pareto Facilities Management Expands Senior Management Team and Launches New Brand Identity

Following a management buyout in March 2021and revenue forecast of £30 million for the fiscal year ending September 2022, Pareto FM has added five new roles to its Senior Team and also launched a new brand identity. The new branding emphasises the service provider’s commitment to social value and relationship-based facilities management delivery. Managing director,…

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