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Are we Returning to Smaller Hybrid Offices?

Ian Ellis, Marketing & Sales Specialist Manager at Siemens Building Products, consider the impact of office downsizing on hybrid working. At the height of the lockdowns during COVID-19 technology helped us to carry on seamlessly working from the home.  We met our work colleagues virtually on videoconferencing platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and…

Events

Siemens to Host Innovation Event at Manchester Central in June

Siemens will host a two-day conference and exhibition in Manchester on July 12th and 13th, 2022. Transform 2022 will be held at the city’s iconic Manchester Central venue, bringing together hundreds of industry leaders, influencers and regulators from across the UK and Ireland to collaborate and solve some of the most pressing organisational challenges. From…

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Co-op Live Arena Signs Official Sponsor-Suppliers

The Co-op Live which will open in Manchester as Britain’s largest outdoor arena in December 2023 has announced a raft of new sponsor-supplier partners taking total revenue generated from sponsorships to 50 per cent of its initial target, with supporting brands including Britvic, Elavon, Unilever, and Schneider Electric.   Britvic joins as official soft drink…

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Siemens Offers Female University Students Early Career Opportunities

Siemens has continued its drive to increase the number of women in engineering with a recruitment event to spot future STEM talent. Female students from universities across the UK attended Siemens’ UK headquarters in Manchester where they met inspirational women engineers at various stages of their careers. Of the 42 students who attended, 33 have…

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Thornton Hall Country Park Goes Electric

A trail-blazing family business near Skipton has been named as the first location in Yorkshire to launch a Be.EV electric vehicle charging hub. Emma and Chris Harrison, who run Thornton Hall Country Park in Thornton-in-Craven, transformed their family farm into a thriving business and tourist attraction after they took over the business from Chris’ parents.…

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Homeless Charity Unveils Modular Home Development

Centrepoint, one of the UK’s largest charities dedicated to combating youth homelessness, has released images of a new, 33-modular-home development for young people in Peckham, South London.  Reuben House is part of the charity’s Independent Living Programme, which seeks to provide 300 young people a home and entry-level or apprenticeship roles that lead to full time…

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Manchester Central Installs Innovative Hand Dryer Solution

As part of a £30 million renovation programme, the 9,500-seat capacity Manchester Central Convention Complex has installed internet-enabled video screen hand hygiene technology from Savortex across its estate. Build-in video engages users of the adDryer hand dryer model with real-time messaging that can be used for hygiene awareness or to generate advertising revenue for re-investment…

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Waterproofing a Prime City Centre Development

Eleven York Street, a 10-storey mixed-use development in Manchester city centre features a waterproof roofing system installed by BriggsAmasco. Combining prime office space, retail units and Grade A accommodation, the high-profile development which occupies an area of 26,000 square metres, was completed by Kier Construction on behalf of Aviva Investors to a design by AHR…

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Feedr Launches in Edinburgh

Compass Group has introduced Feedr, the workplace delivered food technology platform it acquired in March 2020 to the City of Edinburgh. Developed in the United Kingdom, the foodservice solution offers employers a scalable way to feed teams, either on-site in the workplace or at home. Following its success in serving clients across London, Manchester and…

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M7 Acquires West One Retail Park from Frogmore

M7 has acquired the West One Retail Park in Eccles, Greater Manchester from the Frogmore Real Estate Fund III for a  purchase price of £27.5 million.The retail park comprises 13 ‘big box’ retail units anchored by Lidl, The Range, McDonald’s, Subway, Home Bargains, The Food Warehouse, Jollyes Petfood Superstores, Pure Gym and Smyths Toys. Frogmore…

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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…

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ABM Receives UK Aviation Accreditation

12.11.2021, 15:52 ABM Receives UK Aviation Accreditation ABM has been awarded in-flight supplier accreditation by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as it strengthens its aviation offering following the opening a new, 2,000 SF international distribution centre (IDC) at Manchester Airport.   The IDC is the second of its kind for ABM, following the…

Events

DW Stadium Announces Venue Partnership

09.09.2021, 13:14 DW Stadium Announces Venue Partnership DW Stadium—the home of Wigan Athletic Football Club and rugby league side Wigan Warriors, has appointed Sodexo to provide hospitality and catering under an 11-year contract. Sodexo will deliver matchday and non-matchday experiences at the stadium which is a major conference and events centre in the Greater Manchester…

FM Magazine

Exhibition Celebrates NHS Staff and Key Workers

20.08.2021, 08:59 Exhibition Celebrates NHS Staff and Key Workers Launching in Birmingham, Gratitude is a spectacular public art installation and tribute to the ongoing courage and dedication of NHS Staff and all key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Organised by global public art producer, Wild in Art, the event will be touring four locations. Curator, Dame Zandra Rhodes,…

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Hospitality Employer of the Year

The Trafford College Group has named Compass Group UK and Ireland ‘Hospitality Employer of the Year’ at its annual Apprenticeship of the Year Awards. The award recognises the foodservice giant’s commitment to training and development during a two-year collaboration with the Manchester based Further Education provider. Lola Docherty, Apprentice Business Development Manager – Hospitality, Hair and Beauty at…

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint this Christmas

08.12.2020, 14:43 Reduce Your Carbon Footprint this Christmas Advice from Siemens on how households can lower their carbon footprint over the festive season. From Christmas trees to cards and presents, and of course a Christmas dinner, we go through a whopping amount of resources at Christmas. As well as our waistlines getting a little bigger…

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Shouting it from the Rooftops

01.12.2020, 14:28 Shouting it from the Rooftops Steve Ricketts, a branch manager with roofing contractor BriggsAmasco, welcomes recent revisions to the BS 6229:2018 code of practice for roof installations.   Codes of practice throughout all strands of the construction industry are under constant review to reflect changes in legislation or improve working processes. But in…

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New UK EcoXpert Partner

25.11.2020, 12:42 New UK EcoXpert Partner Schneider Electric has approved Impact Control Systems as a UK supplier of building automation and control solutions under its EcoXpert partner programme. Providing Schneider Electric solutions further enhances Impact Control Systems’ decades of experience in delivering design and equipment solutions from tender through to installation and commissioning. Impact  Controls…

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Driving Social Change

19.11.2020, 23:54 Driving Social Change Manchester’s largest independent waste business, Kenny Waste Management, has completed its initial target under a social enterprise initiative to provide long-term employment for local adults.   The recruitment of the company’s first degree-level apprentice under its new ‘Driving Change’ initiative meets its initial target of adding 20 people to the…

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ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Re-accreditation

30.10.2020, 00:13 ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Re-accreditation Planned preventative maintenance and compliance services provider Parr Facilities Management renewed its electrical services accreditation with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).   The company employs a team of over 100 at locations in Belfast, Manchester and Dublin, with clients receiving additional support from helpdesk staff.   Key Parr FM…

Case Studies

Collecting COVID-19 Test Kits

03.06.2020, 13:42 Collecting COVID-19 Test Kits G4S staff are assisting the national effort to ramp up Covid-19 testing in the UK by collecting test kits at multiple temporary testing facilities. On a Tuesday in early April, Jo Pipes received a call asking her to oversee the rollout of a COVID-19 testing site at Haydock Park which…

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Catering Engineering Company Named Northern Powerhouse Partner

27.01.2020, 16:32 Catering Engineering Company Named Northern Powerhouse Partner Bolton-based NWCE Foodservice Equipment has been admitted to The Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme, a UK government-sponsored initiative to accelerate the economic development of the North of England. As one of over 100 partners from various business sectors, NWCE will support the region’s future regeneration. Announcing the…

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UK Platform Lift Installer Partners with KONE

16.01.2020, 13:56 UK Platform Lift Installer Partners with KONE The Platform Lift Company has entered into a distribution and service partnership with Swedish KONE Group subsidiary, Motala Hissar AB. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will serve as a key UK distributor of Motala Hissar’s range of platform lift products to other trade…

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University of Manchester Clean Room Contract

18.12.2019, 13:27 University of Manchester Clean Room Contract SPIE UK has won an 18-month design, supply, install and commission contract for a clean room at The University of Manchester, as part of a new build being constructed by Balfour Beatty.   Encompassing the company’s first contract win with Balfour Beatty, SPIE is responsible for the…

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Former SAS Soldier to Deliver Keynote BGCA Address

11.12.2019, 15:12 Former SAS Soldier to Deliver Keynote BGCA Address Colin Maclachlan, the former SAS soldier who has appeared on Channel 4’s SAS: ‘Who Dares Wins’, and Channel 5’s ‘Secrets of the SAS’ series, will make a keynote address at next year’s British Compressed Gases Association’s (BCGA) conference at The Marriott Hotel & Country Club…

Blog

Tips for Digital Marketers in 2020

09.12.2019, 17:44 Tips for Digital Marketers in 2020 Cathy Spears explains why modern businesses require a clearly defined digital marketing strategy, and at how leading brands use content marketing to reach a targeted audience.   Nowadays, any modern business requires a clearly defined digital marketing strategy. Any successful business model has one and it needs…

News

Washing Away the Chocolate

06.12.2019, 12:43 Washing Away the Chocolate Slattery Pâtissier and Chocolatier in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, has acquired a third machine manufactured from Miele’s Professional range. Slattery is much more than just a cake shop. The three-story food emporium in Whitefield, Greater Manchester is truly one of a kind and attracts visitors from far and wide. The…

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Taking J.E.E.P. to 250 New Students

21.11.2019, 20:48 Taking J.E.E.P. to 250 New Students ABM UK is entering the third year of its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.) which aims to tackle widely-held pupil and parent misconceptions about the facilities management (FM) industry and develop future technical talent.   Building on the success of the programme which has been delivered by…

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The Clink Charity Partnership

01.11.2019, 12:44 The Clink Charity Partnership A new partnership between Bartlett Mitchell and The Clink Charity will provide prisoners enrolled on the independent UK caterer’s training programmes with barista skills. Under the collaboration, the caterer will also roll out its sustainable Fairtrade coffee offer across The Clink’s four restaurants and Manchester café. In addition to introducing…

Events

Preparing Your Business for Flooding

12.08.2019, 14:44 Preparing Your Business for Flooding With an estimated 70 per cent of UK businesses unprepared for flooding, Mark Griffiths, flood resilience specialist with environmental consultancy Adler and Allan, explains the importance of risk assessment to business continuity planning.   Less than a week after a temperature of 38.7 degrees Centigrade was recorded at…

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Gather & Gather Opens ‘Primarket Café’ in Glasgow

08.08.2019, 12:21 Gather & Gather Opens ‘Primarket Café’ in Glasgow Gather & Gather, Mitie’s specialist catering business, has opened an in-store café for fast fashion retailer Primark at the Braehead Shopping Centre in Glasgow. The Primarket Café offers shoppers a range of speciality coffees, frappes, iced teas and soft drinks, and hot and cold snacks…

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