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Cleaning Industry Calls for UK Government Support Ahead of Seasonal Flu and Expected Covid-19 Resurgence

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is warning continuing staff shortages in the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector will amplify the impact of a feared ‘twindemic’ combining winter flu and new immune evasive Sars-Cov-2 variants. The cleaning, hygiene and waste sector – which is one of the ten biggest industries in the UK – has played…

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UK Real Estate Sector Reacts to BoE Interest Rates Rise

FM Magazine sounded out Paresh Raja, CEO of Market Financial Solutions (MFS) and Shojun CEO, Jatin Ondhia, on the 50 basis point hike in interest rates announced today by the Bank of England.  Paresh Raja, CEO, MFS, says: “The property market is being pulled strongly in two different directions. Today’s interest rate hike is significant, impacting…

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BCC Hits Out at UK Opposition Parties

Angry and disappointed cleaning and hygiene industry leaders have hit out after opposition parties so far avoided meeting with them to discuss key and pressing sector issues. Leading Trade association, The British Cleaning Council (BCC) wrote t,o the Labour, Scottish Nationalist, Lib Dem and Green parties in August but none of them have so far…

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Philips Professional Displays Certified for Use in US Governmental Projects

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays, has achieved TAA compliance status for an evolving line of advanced military-grade secure 4K UHD digital signage and videowall displays. Part of a continued investment, expansion and ambitious global growth strategy, TAA (Trade Act Agreement) compliance now permits the procurement of Philips professional displays for Federal,…

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UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation Launches Asset Information Management Common Data Environment

The United Kingdom Defence Infrastructure Organisation has launched the next phase of its Asset Information Management Common Data Environment (AIM CDE), using the intelligent data management platform, gliderbim®. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has successfully led a phased deployment of a new AIM CDE, using the gliderbim platform and with the support of Glider’s information…

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Bis Henderson Space Named on CCS Storage Distribution Framework

Bis Henderson Space has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Storage, Distribution, Kitting and Associated Services (RM6282) Framework Agreement for public sector procurement. Launched in February 2022, the commercial agreement will last for four years and offers public sector organisations in the UK, such as central and local government authorities,…

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Real Assets Publication of the Year: Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards

Aviva Investors is extending the deadline to enter the Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards 2022. The new deadline will be Friday, 12th August 2022. The Awards, which recognises excellence in reporting across sustainability-linked topics in the UK media, aim to celebrate the consistently high standards achieved by publications in the national press, institutional and wholesale…

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Cleenol Launches edencleen

Fourth generation family owned Cleenol Group, one of the UK’s oldest manufacturers and exporters of commercial cleaning products, has unveiled edencleen, a new range of commercial cleaning products formulated for a ‘cleaner and safer world’. The product lineup includes a washroom cleaner, toilet gel cleaner, urinal deodoriser, an all-purpose surface sanitiser, a degreaser and a…

Perspectives

Red Diesel in the UK: Helping Clients with the New Changes

Russel Rhodes, Business Development Manager at Adler and Allan, considers the operating consequences for facilities managers of legislation limiting the use of red diesel in the United Kingdom. April 1st has been, and gone, and red diesel has been banned from use in certain sectors. However, this wasn’t a standalone event. It is part of…

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Bringing Flexibility to Hospital Infection Control

Diversey Holdings consider the wide range of solutions that can be deployed to prevent infection in healthcare facilities. Healthcare housekeeping and infection prevention teams have increased the frequency of hand hygiene and surface disinfection since the start of the pandemic. These are both key to breaking the chain of infection but, with cleaning done more…

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Preparing a Chapel for the 40th Anniversary of The Falklands War

A collaboration between Mitie and several partner organisations has transformed the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel ahead of the 40th anniversary of the conflict. Opened in 2000 by Her Majesty the Queen as a memorial to those who fought and died in the South Atlantic in 1982, the chapel stands in the 230-acre grounds of Pangbourne…

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Queen Elizabeth II Centre Awards Security Contract

Atalian Servest has been awarded a three-year manned guarding contract by the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Centre, central London’s largest conference and exhibition venue. The contract which mobilised on the 25th April 2022, employs a team of 21 colleagues to provide manned guarding and front of house solutions. Underpinned by technology to enhance resilience and…

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Knowledge at your Fingertips

Industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has taken a major step towards achieving greater openness, transparency and information exchange within the construction industry in Scotland following its launch of a revolutionary new data dashboard. Available via its own website, the dashboard will benefit the sector, companies and individuals by collecting and disseminating…

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Sue Gray Report: Anger Over Finding Downing Street Cleaning Staff Treated with ‘Contempt’

Jim Melvin, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council (BCC), comments on the mistreatment of cleaning and security staff identified by senior civil servant Sue Gray in her full report into lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street. Industry leaders are ‘appalled and upset’ after Sue Gray’s report said there were ‘multiple examples of a lack of respect  and…

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CICV Calls for UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) Mark Intervention

The Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) is calling on the Scottish Government to intervene and help address concerns raised by Scottish construction businesses over the introduction of the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark. The unique trades organisation’s Post-Brexit and Trade Group has written to Business Minister Ivan McKee requesting assistance as CICV businesses grapple…

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Scottish Government Minister Urges Women to Play their Part in Earth Day Video

Scotland’s Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna Slater MSP, has highlighted the role women in engineering can play in building a a net zero society during a video interveiw to commemorate Earth Day 2022. During the interveiw with electrical trade association SELECT, Slater, who gained her degree in electro-mechanical engineering in her…

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What You Need to Know About Changes to PPE Regulations in the UK

Alex Minett, Head of Product & Markets at risk prevention, compliance and supply chain management advisory CHAS, explains key changes to the United Kingdom’s Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations that come into effect from 6 April. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2022 come into force on 6 April 2022, updating the 1992 Regulations to…

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Taqdeer Award for Farnek HSE Manager

Ranjit Raj, HSE Manager for UAE-based smart facility services provider Farnek, has received a Taqdeer Health & Safety Manager Award from the Government of Dubai at a gala ceremony in the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) on the Expo 2020 site.   Sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown…

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Solving the Recruitment Crisis in Asbestos

With reported recruitment shortages within the asbestos industry leading to delays and service cancellations, facilities managers would be wise to review their continuity planning, says OHS director, Aaron Dodd.   Over the last 12 years, Australia and New Zealand have worked hard at attracting expertise from the UK to solve their labour shortages in the…

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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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ESS, DIO Scoop Collaborative Working Award

Compass Group business ESS Defence and the UK’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have won the Institute for Collaborative Working Service Sector Award. The award recognises teams that excel in improving service delivery through a collaborative approach. It marks the successful relationship between ESS and DIO in the delivery of three large Defence Soft FM contracts…

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New Name, Same Vision

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has rebranded to reflect an expanding remit as its members increasingly collaborate on other issues its expanded remit and ongoing collaborative vision for the future.  The unique alliance of trade associations and professional bodies has been rebranded as the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV), putting more emphasis on its…

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Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022

Press Release: Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 London, 11 January 2022   Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 The impact of the pandemic to fade as we refocus on the road to net zero and the climate emergency   Siemens’ energy and smart infrastructure experts share their views on the…

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Comment: Achieving Fairer Private Parking Ticket Outcomes in the UK

26.11.2021, 12:48 Comment: Achieving Fairer Private Parking Ticket Outcomes in the UK Dyl Kurpil, managing director of parking management services provider District Enforcement comments on recent research by the RAC Foundation into the state of UK parking and a sitting of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee on 17 November that discussed the government’s…

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On the Road to Net Zero

11.11.2021, 23:10 On the Road to Net Zero Compass Group UK & Ireland has adopted a 100 per cent electric car policy for new fleet vehicles ordered by over 500 employees by the end of the year. The move follows the publication of the company’s Our Climate Promise and Roadmap to Net Zero policies which support its wider commitment to…

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CICV Forum Recognised in Scottish Parliamentary Motion

21.10.2021, 16:36 CICV Forum Recognised in Scottish Parliamentary Motion A cross-party selection of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) have recognised The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum for its collaborative approach to supporting the recovery of the country’s construction sector from the pandemic.   MSPs from the SNP, Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats backed a…

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Addressing the UK’s Public Toilets Crisis

23.07.2021, 12:05 Addressing the UK’s Public Toilets Crisis Raymond Martin, managing director of the British Toilet Association (BTA), explains why his organisation is calling for more government funding and legislation following findings of an ‘appalling’ lack of public toilet provision.   Public toilets are rapidly vanishing, with many that remain displaying totally unacceptable levels of…

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LIA Announces Senior Appointment

14.07.2021, 11:14 LIA Announces Senior Appointment The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has appointed immediate past President of the Society of Light and Lighting, Bob Bohannon, as Head of Policy and Head of training organisation, the Lighting Industry Academy. The appointment to dual posts is expected to facilitate a forward-looking handover of work undertaken by Peter…

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Planon Inaugurates Nijmegen Campus

06.07.2021, 10:53 Planon Inaugurates Nijmegen Campus Planon has opened a new state-of-the-art Innovation Campus in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The new building features a bar, gym and vegetable garden to promote social interaction, health and well-being, and is connected to the company’s headquarters in the city by a large ‘biophilic’ greenhouse constructed from glass and steel that has…

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IAQ and Occupational Health

28.06.2021, 14:06 IAQ and Occupational Health Susan Cassells, business development manager for SOCOTEC’s Environment & Safety division, explains how improving indoor air quality can safeguard employees from occupational health concerns. Assessing indoor air quality within the workplace involves evaluating the conditions in which employees operate and identifying possible factors which can cause the quality of…

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Making Historic Buildings Energy Efficient

Historic buildings can help tackle the climate crisis, according to a new report from Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. Produced in consultation with the National Trust, Historic England, Peabody, Southern Housing Group and The Crown Estate, and written with Donald Insall Associates, Heritage & Carbon argues for a decisive reformulation of planning policy as the United Kingdom prepares to…

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