Aston University Partners with Bruntwood to Develop Birmingham Knowledge Quarter

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Aston University and property developer Bruntwood SciTech will support the university’s 2030 Strategy growth plan for the Birmingham Knowledge Quarter. Leaders from Aston University and Bruntwood SciTech, a Joint Venture partnership between Bruntwood and Legal & General, formalised the MoU on Wednesday 15 March during the international property…


Aston University to Establish Digital Futures Institute

Aston University is launching a new research institute to support digital innovation and transformation. Aston Digital Futures Institute will work at the frontier of the development of the global digital economy and digital society, bringing together big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and autonomous systems to create new value using digital…


Appointment Enhances Atalian Servest Digital Capabilities

Atalian Servest has appointed Andy Porter as digital solutions manager with the remit of extending its technology offering across its FM services portfolio. Porter, who brings over a decade of experience in project management, data analytics, logistics, innovation and process development to the role, will implement new solutions focused on elevating efficiencies and services to…


Cistermiser Scoops Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) Sustainability Award

Cistermiser‘s EasyflushEVO product has been praised for introducing a “new and novel approach” to tackling water loss and eradicating the dreaded #leakyloo issue at the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) Sustainability Awards 2022 where it was selected for an award in the Water Efficiency category. Richard Braid, Managing Director, commented: “Cistermiser has spent more than a…


Atalian Servest ‘ONE Project’ Winner to Implement Workflow Portal

Atalian Servest has named Frank Greenwood-Feane, Head of Governance & Business Support on its Tesco account, as the winner of its annual ONE Project innovation challenge which is open to employees across the business. Greenwood-Feane’s winning innovation will create a workflow portal to increase earning potential for frontline operatives, enhance employee retention, realise cost savings…


Painting the Future

Indian startups HyperReality Technologies and Fluid AI have been named as winners of AkzoNobel initiative, Paint the Future, which oversees several global incubator programmes to accelerate innovation in the paint and coatings sector through collaboration. The winning submissions answered a call from AkzoNobel for innovative ways to enhance the digital consumer experience for its Dulux…


Johnson Controls Named to Fortune’s 2022 Change the World List

Johnson Controls has been named to the 2022 Fortune Change the World list for its OpenBlue solutions and OpenBlue Net Zero Buildings as a Service offering. Fortune’s Change the World list recognises companies that use creative tools to address society’s unmet needs and is evaluated based on measurable social impact, business results and degree of…


Sodexo Live! Introduces Robot Busser at Dulles International Airport

The Lufthansa lounge at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. has welcomed a futuristic new employee. Named LUFTH-I, this beta-stage robotic busser from Bear Robotics is helping employees by quickly collecting dirty dishes and glassware as it roams the lounge. LUFTH-I is then able to autonomously go to the cleaning area to drop off dishes…


Food4Climate Pavilion Launches COP27 Agenda

Food systems transformation will take centre stage at Food4Climate’s first Pavilion at the UN climate summit in Egypt next month. The Food4Climate Pavilion which is supported by ProVeg International, Compassion in World Farming, Food Tank, FOUR PAWS, IPES-Food, A Well-Fed World, and 16 other NGOs, think-tanks – as well as commercial organisations, plans to highlight…


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.…


Bennett Hay Appoints Culinary Director

Candice Webber has joined Bennett Hay to lead the boutique UK hospitality operator’s focus on food and drink and to head its culinary team. As Culinary Director, Candice will take on a senior role in the operator’s leadership team which already has a notable female headcount. Candice will be responsible for developing Bennett Hay’s company-wide…


Rescheduled CIFF Guangzhou Attracts 50.19 Million Online Visits

The 49th edition of FM Industry partner event, the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), has concluded successfully with a hybrid event hosted in Guangzhou following postponments caused by the Covid-19 pandemic attracting 50.19 million online visits. Organised under the marketing tagline, ‘Build a Better Home Together, Serve the New Pattern’, a seminar series at the…


Diversey Presents Derrycourt with Special Sustainability Award

A special sustainability award presented to Derrycourt, one of Ireland’s leading contract cleaning and facilities management businesses, by Diversey recognises the contribution the company has made to promoting sustainable cleaning. Eugene Grogan, Sector Sales Lead for BSC at Diversey Ireland, made the presentation to Gerard McCarthy, Operations Manager at Derrycourt, at a recent event in…


Pioneering Collaboration

EMCOR UK’s collaborative practices have been recognised with a ‘Pioneers in Collaboration’ award from the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), with the facility services provider additionally being re-elected as a corporate member of the institute’s Advisory Council. Established in 1990, ICW promotes collaborative working as a professional business discipline, assisting organisations in the public and…


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…

Automation & AI

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.


Blended Food Concept Wins Casual Dining Competition

New food concept Rama Social, which blends Japanese flavours with Latin soul, has been selected as the winner of Elior UK brand, Lexington Catering’s annual casual dining competition. The winning team’s concept will be introduced across Lexington’s business, with members also enjoying a dinner at a top London restaurant, and a masterclass with Dhruv Baker,…

Automation & AI

Honourable Mention for Schneider Electric IntenCity Net-zero Carbon Building Operation

Schneider Electric has achieved an Honourable Mention in the Architecture category of Fast Company’s 2022 ‘World Changing Ideas Awards’ for IntenCity, its new net-zero carbon in building operation Building of the Future in Grenoble, France. With buildings responsible for an estimated 40 per cent of global CO2 emissions and more than 30 per cent of the…

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