Northern Ireland


Viaplay Acquires UK’s Premier Sports

Viaplay Group AB has agreed to acquire sports streamer and TV channel operator Premier Sports, which holds UK rights to La Liga, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and Coppa Italia football; United Rugby Championship, Rugby Football League and Top 14 rugby, NASCAR motorsport, and the Elite Ice Hockey League. The acquisition marks a significant acceleration…


ABM Expands Footprint in Ireland

ABM has acquired Dublin-based Momentum Support, a provider of janitorial and related facility services across the Republic and Northern Ireland, in an all cash transaction. The acquisition supports ABM’s ELEVATE strategy which focuses on achieving growth via strategic acquisitions that expand the company’s footprint in attractive geographies and end-markets.The addition of Momentum gives ABM access…


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…


Serco Announces Major New Appointment

07.07.2021, 12:59 Serco Announces Major New Appointment Serco has announced the appointment of Simon Lane in the newly created position of Director, Leisure, leading all contracts within the group’s leisure portfolio. The move will allow current managing director, Simon Bailey, to assume a more strategic and overarching role, and take on new business priorities. Serco’s…


What you Need to Know About the Environment Bill

21.06.2021, 08:09 What you Need to Know About the Environment Bill Gareth Rondel, Sustainability Lead at the Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), explains why the UK’s proposed Environment Bill will impact environmental governance of the built environment sector.   After several Covid-related setbacks, the Environment Bill, which provides a post-Brexit framework for environmental…


Two Unsprinklered Factory Fires, Same Outcome

13.05.2021, 14:59 Two Unsprinklered Factory Fires, Same Outcome Tom Roche, Secretary of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains why operators of industrial facilities in the United Kingdom need to look well beyond the Fire Safety Order to protect people and property. When industrial fires broke out in two different locations in the United Kingdom in April,…


Supporting Home Bargains in Northern Ireland

05.05.2021, 19:07 Supporting Home Bargains in Northern Ireland Belfast-based Parr Facilities Management is delivering fit out works and FM support at a newly opened 30,000SF Home Bargains store location in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. The 6-month project has represented a significant investment by Home Bargains, with the new site on the Longwood Retail Park now its…


Fundraising to Support Mental Health Awareness

22.01.2021, 10:20 Fundraising to Support Mental Health Awareness Teams at Parr Group and Parr Facilities Management in East Belfast have raised £22,290 in support of mental health charities AWARE and Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues (TAMHI) following a very cold dip in the sea.   Marking the festive season and recognising the mental health…


BSI Approved for UKCA

12.01.2021, 11:53 BSI Approved for UKCA BSI has been confirmed as an Approved Body for UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) marking which is replacing CE marking in England, Wales and Scotland following Brexit. The organisation will also continue to be a Notified Body for the Northern Ireland market. The UKCA mark replaces CE marking in Great…


Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19

19.11.2020, 22:56 Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19 Teams from Veolia have been providing essential water treatment services at wastewater treatment plants in Northern Ireland throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.   Implemented at all wastewater treatment it operates, the company’s Optimised Operations and Maintenance (VOOM) methodology is now showing how it can work effectively through the…


Regulatory Support for Wastewater Guidance

18.06.2020, 08:20 Regulatory Support for Wastewater Guidance British Water has published new technical guidance for users of packaged treatment plants which includes updated information on environmental regulatory standards and legislation. The UK’s four environmental regulators, the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, all support publication of…


DfI Roads Framework Agreement

29.04.2019, 12:34 DfI Roads Framework Agreement SWARCO Traffic has signed a new framework agreement to provide traffic solutions and smart technologies for the Department for Infrastructure (DfI Roads) in Northern Ireland.   Under the new contract, the company will supply school signs and Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) that are already fully-equipped with wi-fi accessibility to…

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