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How a Washroom Engineer Reimagined Hand Towel Core Plugs to Support Sustainability

The brains behind Kimberly-Clark Professional’s (KCP) new ground-breaking 100 per cent bio-based and recyclable core plug is talented engineer Loic Wozny, who joined the global personal care team 11 years ago and is now Lead Engineer for Hand Towel, Bath Tissue and Wiper in the B2B division of Kimberly-Clark across Europe, the Middle East and…

industry

New Partnership Extends Online Hospitality Training to MEA Region

United Kingdom-based online hospitality training provider The National Hospitality Academy will offer courses internationally after joining forces with UAE-based training provider Save Fast which operates across the MEA region. The National Hospitality Academy will provide Save Fast with 70 e-learning courses covering everything from food hygiene to GDPR, and from cellar training to customer service.…

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…

Appointments

Former Intern Appointed as Kimberly-Clark Professional UK&I General Manager

Kimberly-Clark Professional has confirmed Craig Bowman as its new General Manager for the United Kingdom and Ireland, 14 years after joining the American multinational personal care corporation as an intern on an industrial placement from university. Bowman, 34, has held roles in sales and marketing for Kimberly-Clark Professional in the UK as well as Dubai,…

Australia

Seeley International Celebrates Golden Jubilee in Dubai

Seeley International has celebrated 50 years of climate control solutions and its decade-long partnership with Climagulf in the Middle East at a special event in Dubai. The celebration on 25th May featured speeches from company founder and Executive Chairman, Frank Seeley, and Group Managing Director, Jon Seeley. Sabu Abraham, Climagulf CEO, welcomed Sealey representatives and…

News

MRI Expands Global Executive Team

MRI Software has named three experienced technology leaders to key senior vice president roles in sales, services and revenue operations, and expanded company president John Ensign’s role to Executive Managing Director for North America. The software developer has also appointed Sherry Lautenbach as Senior Vice President (SVP) of North America Sales, Eric Walsh as SVP…

Finland

UAE Hotels Include Sustainable Straws in Luxury Guest Experience

A partnership between Finnish eco materials company Sulapac and Dubai-based sustainability startup BIRD Collaborative has seen millions of sustainable straws made from a patented wood chip and plant resin delivered to luxury hotels, restaurants, wellness centres and clubs in the United Arab Emirates since 2021. Hotels already offering the sustainable straws as part of the…

Contracts

JLL Awarded EDGNEX FM Data Centre Contract

JLL has been selected by global digital infrastructure provider EDGNEX to provide facilities management services to its expanding data centre operations across Africa, Asia, CIS, Europe and the Middle East. EDGNEX provides access to digital infrastructure in rapidly growing local markets with the same service levels available in global destinations. Its parent company, DAMAC Properties,…

News

Companies Unprepared for Hybrid Working

Over half of companies in the EMEA region are still not ready to implement a structural shift to support hybrid working and must do more to create responsible, personalised and experiential workplaces, according to a new report from JLL. A key finding of the research is that organisations, globally, are looking to continue flexibility in…

Foodservice & Catering

Lead. Inspire. Transform.

20.10.2021, 11:38 Lead. Inspire. Transform. Multiple Autogrill employees have been named as “Fab Superstars” at an annual event organised for the travel catering sector by The Moodie Davitt Report. Organised under the theme, “Lead. Inspire. Transform.” to reflect dramatic changes faced by the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s awards celebrate the dedication of everyday…

Healthcare

Partnership Targets Healthcare UV Disinfection Market

24.08.2021, 11:06 Partnership Targets Healthcare UV Disinfection Market A novel LED UV disinfection technology will become more widely available in healthcare facilities across Europe, the Middle East and ANZ under a partnership between Mackwell Group and Daintree company, GE Current. The partnership involving Mackwell Group subsidiary, Mackwell Health, will offer GE Current’s 365DisInFx™ UV technology…

Energy Management

UAE Building Management Provider in Johnson Controls Partnership

28.03.2021, 16:32 UAE Building Management Provider in Johnson Controls Partnership Sustainable UAE-based integrated building management service provider and SB Group subsidiary, ODS Global, and Johnson Controls have entered into a strategic partnership to promote better building operations reporting.   The partnership will add Johnson Control subsidiary, EasyIO’s Building and Energy Management Systems (BEMS) solution to the UAE…

News

Leading Real Estate Investment Sales

18.03.2021, 16:29 Leading Real Estate Investment Sales Real Capital Analytics (RCA) has ranked CBRE in top place for global commercial real estate investment sales for a tenth successive year. RCA credited CBRE with 24.2 per cent of market share across all property types in 2020—an 860-basis point lead over its nearest competitor, and 460 basis point…

Austria

Acquisition of Hospital Cleaning and Disinfection Provider

01.03.2021, 11:11 Acquisition of Hospital Cleaning and Disinfection Provider The Dussmann Group has acquired Janus Group Vienna through its subsidiary, Dussmann Service Austria. The Janus Group, which employs 1,300 people, is a specialist provider of cleaning and disinfection services to healthcare facilities and offers a portfolio of services for sensitive areas such as operating theaters, Covid-19…

News

Big Project Award

27.01.2021, 11:37 Big Project Award Serco Middle East’s inaugural graduate development programme has been recognised as “Skills Development Programme of the Year 2020” at the Big Project Awards. The regional awards celebrate the excellence of leading companies – with the judges recognising Serco’s investment in local talent as well as the launch of the graduate…

China

From Globalisation to Glocalisation

26.01.2021, 16:25 From Globalisation to Glocalisation A report from PwC and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) discusses the glocalisation of manufacturing in 2021. Entitled, ‘The journey from globalisation to glocalisation, how COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to more local and flexible operations‘, the document highlights an emerging requirement for companies to regionalise their footprint,…

Bahrain

LiftEx 2021 Relocates to Bahrain

18.01.2021, 15:40 LiftEx 2021 Relocates to Bahrain The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has announced LiftEx 2021 and its annual awards ceremony will be held at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain & Convention Centre in Manama from 27 to 28 November. Explaining the decision to relocate the events from their original location in the United Kingdom,…

News

A New View from Above

20.11.2020, 11:37 A New View from Above Serco Middle East has entered into a MoU with NG Aviation for the development of a unique product for conducting airport obstacle surveys with satellite data. The agreement which was signed on 15 November at the company’s Dubai headquarters building supports Serco’s strategy of transforming its core capabilities…

News

Improving Access to Water and Sanitation

22.10.2020, 15:01 Improving Access to Water and Sanitation Ecolab has partnered with Water.org to provide access to clean, safe and sustainable water and sanitary conditions for 100,000 people in at-risk watersheds in India. An estimated one-in-nine people around the world currently lack access to clean water. As communities grapple with the impacts of climate change,…

Appointments

A Bright Future for Saudi Arabia

21.09.2020, 13:09 A Bright Future for Saudi Arabia Serco Middle East CEO, Phil Malem, has described the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 development blueprint as a catalyst for transformation in the wake of Covid-19. His upbeat assessment was delivered during a special podcast from the company in advance of Saudi National Day on 23 September, in which he…

Appointments

Serco Middle East Appoints New Managing Director

24.06.2020, 09:17 Serco Middle East Appoints New Managing Director Wallace Weatherill has been appointed as managing director of Serco Middle East in a role that will include spearheading the operations of Dubai Metro – the largest automated transport system in the region, as well as the Emirate’s tram system. Wallace has worked in the Middle…

Construction

Big 5 Postponed to 2021 (Dubai WTC)

01.06.2020, 14:04 Big 5 Postponed to 2021 (Dubai WTC) The Big 5, the Middle East’s largest construction event, has been rescheduled for 12-15 September 2021. The new dates also apply to the specialised events that are staged alongside The Big 5 – The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone,…

Environment

The ‘Nudges’ of Nudge Theory

28.05.2020, 10:53 The ‘Nudges’ of Nudge Theory Serco Middle East explain why COVID-19 is changing how businesses manage employee experience in the UAE and wider Gulf region. The management of employee experience is changing rapidly as the Covid-19 pandemic forces organisations to place restrictions on how staff perform their work with employees, themselves, learning new ways of working. The restrictions and changes…

Appointments

Kentec Expands International Sales Team

07.05.2020, 12:36 Kentec Expands International Sales Team Kentec Electronics has expanded its senior in-country team with the appointment of Morné Müller as Business Development Manager – Africa.   Morné joins recent recruits Ibrahim Ariqat, Business Development Manager Middle East, and Eloi Del Valle, International Business Development Manager. Eloi, based in Barcelona, works within the life…

China

Helping Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19

05.05.2020, 23:59 Helping Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 The Dussmann Group has reported record revenue growth of 6.3 per cent to €2.13 billion in 2019, as it continues to support critical workers in Germany and at its care home operations in Italy. In 2018 the group announced major new strategic vision, “Dussman Next Level”, and…

News

Successful Intersec Dubai for Optex Group

18.02.2020, 11:19 Successful Intersec Dubai for Optex Group OPTEX and Fiber SenSys Inc., both OPTEX Group companies, have hailed the success of Intersec Dubai where they exhibited locating sensor solutions for high-end applications and the latest range of IP connected beam towers.   The new Terrain Defender TD100™, buried sensor from Fiber SenSys, shown for…

Contracts

Celebrating Outstanding Talent

12.02.2020, 10:30 Celebrating Outstanding Talent Serco Middle East has celebrated the people behind its business at the annual Serco Middle East Pulse Awards which recognise exceptional work by staff in the region. A gala dinner event which was attended by 200 Serco employees and Group CEO, Rupert Soames, honoured employees for their roles in delivering…

News

Proudly Supporting those who Serve

29.01.2020, 23:16 Proudly Supporting those who Serve ABM UK has pledged its support for the armed services community by becoming a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant.   The covenant which undertakes to support serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families is fulfilled by different groups that have formally committed to making a difference, including: Central…

Contracts

HM Courts & Tribunals Service Contract

13.01.2020, 15:51 HM Courts & Tribunals Service Contract OCS Group UK will be providing specialist security and alarm monitoring services from April as part of HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HCTS) recently announced £1 billion reform programme. HMCTS has invested in new contracts to deliver more time efficient, consistent and user-focused services across its sites.…

Australia

Celebrating the Contribution of Cleaning Operatives

16.10.2019, 11:27 Celebrating the Contribution of Cleaning Operatives OCS Group UK staff have joined colleagues in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the outstanding contribution of cleaning operatives on Thank Your Cleaner Day™ for a second successive year.   Originating in New Zealand in 2015 and now in its fifth year, Thank Your Cleaner…

Appointments

New Manila International Airport Contract

03.10.2019, 21:10 New Manila International Airport Contract Jacobs has been selected as program management consultant for the New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project in Bulacan, the Philippines by San Miguel Corporation (SMC). One of the largest and most ambitious infrastructure projects in the country, the development includes construction of a new terminal, four runways and…

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