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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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The Science of Air: Installing Modular Structures in Manufacturing Facilities

Paul Jakse, VP Sales for industrial solutions supplier AeroGo explains how largely redundant hovercraft transport technology is being used to resolve obstacles to erecting modular structures within factories. Construction of modular structures in many manufacturing facilities has historically proven challenging, especially the material handling process. Space available tends to be too restricting and the modular…

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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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ABM Aviation Names New Managing Director

ABM has appointed Jim Niblock as Managing Director of its UK aviation business.   Previously the Operations Director at the company for almost four years, and with 25 years of aviation experience, Jim brings a deep understanding of the ABM business as well as a wealth of industry expertise.   Sean Bromfield, President, Aviation at…

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Honeywell Launches Connected Forge Warehouse Solution

Honeywell Forge Connected Warehouse, the latest enhancement to the company’s enterprise performance management software solution, promises to assist customers accelerating the digital transformation of their operations. Launched as part of the technology supplier’s Spring 2022 solutions’ offering, the solution is being promoted for its ability to help organizations simplify operations and lower costs by providing…

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Information Management for HMPS Estates

Digitalised building information management (BIM) solutions provider Glider recently worked alongside the UK Ministry of Justice to implement its flagship Common Data Environment (CDE at new prison, HMP Wellingborough, as part of a complex project involving a substantial data set. Due to the extent of data involved, and the project being mandated as ISO 19650-4 deliverable,…

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Creating Smiles and Breathing Kindness at Cribbs Causeway

Independent UK facilities management company Incentive FM has won a new three year contract with CBRE at Cribbs Causeway, the premier shopping destination in the South West of England. Incentive FM were originally appointed as the soft services facilities management provider at Cribbs Causeway in April 2017. Following a robust tender process during 2021, Incentive…

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Wigan Athletic Signs Risk Software Provider

English League one side Wigan Athletic Football Club is implementing compliance and asset management software from Sypro across its estate which includes the DW Stadium in Robin Park, and  first team and academy training sites. Sypro’s Risk Manager platform allow organisations to keep on top of regular maintenance through simple management, easy allocation of tasks…

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Bidvest Noonan Strengthens Executive Team

Bidvest Noonan has appointed Eddie Ingram to the newly created role of Chief Services Officer and named Sarah Cork as Managing Director of its National Security Solutions Business Unit. As Chief Services Officer, Eddie Ingram will be responsible for developing strategies to improve the performance of its operations and ensure the business provides the very…

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Emery Winslow Scale Announces Senior Appointment

The Emery Winslow Scale Company has promoted Melody Moccia to the position of vice president of operations. In her new role, Moccia will lead all aspects of operations, including supply chain, production planning, human resource management, systems implementations, financial budgeting, warehouse design and organization, and strategic business development, for The Emery Winslow Scale company –…

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Why Real-time Data is Essential for Efficient Cleaning

Dan Teare, sector director for the mpro5 field service management platform from Crimson Tide, explains how data can unlock value during cleaning operations. The pandemic has been an eye-opening experience, with millions of us now questioning just how clean our everyday environment is. In a time when personal health should be a number one priority,…

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Ensuring Operational Resiliency at the World’s Largest Soluble Coffee Facility

Nestlé is deploying EcoStruxure Asset Advisor, Schneider Electric’s connected operational resiliency and efficiency platform at the Nescafé plant in Toluca, Mexico City.   With daily production of approximately one million jars of coffee a day, the plant is Nescafé’s – as well as the world’s – largest facility of its type, and key to the…

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Cloudfm Announcess New COO

Terry Mills has been appointed to the board of Cloudfm and assumes the new role of chief operating officer. Mills, who joined the company as technical services director last year, will lead its transition to technology and data-led total asset care. Jeff Dewing, Cloudfm CEO, says: “Terry’s appointment brings a wealth of experience to Cloudfm’s…

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Abloy UK appoints Digital Access Solutions Academy Manager

Abloy UK has appointed Ian Miller as Manager of its new Digital Access Solutions Academy, a purpose-built facility to showcase, work with, install and test the company’s range of products, with particular focus on new digital solutions and ecosystems. The soon-to-be launched Digital Access Solutions Academy is a very important and exciting milestone in the…

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Johnson Controls Launches IAQ as a Service Solution

Johnson Controls has launched an OpenBlue Indoor Air Quality Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The new offering is the first dedicated “as-a-service” Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solution for buildings, delivering energy-efficient, turnkey clean air outcomes with an innovative financing model. “Johnson Controls believes the best healthy buildings strategy is a holistic one,” explains Ganesh Ramaswamy, vice president and president, Global…

Events

LloydsPharmacy Deploys MRI Lease Management Software

LloydsPharmacy, one of the UK’s largest pharmacy operators, has selected MRI’s Horizon CRE software solution to support its portfolio management activities and financial compliance in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS 16).The accounting standard came into effect on 1 January 2019 and requires that all leases be recorded on balance sheets to increase…

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Toyota Offers Lithium-ion, Lead-acid and Hydrogen Forklifts

Toyota Material Handling UK has launched a new range of electric counterbalance forklifts. Designed for both indoor and heavy-duty outdoor applications, the Traigo80 80-volt electric counterbalance range is offered with a choice of lithium-ion, lead-acid or fuel cell power solutions. Customers who opt for lithium-ion batteries can select two intelligent energy packs based on Toyota’s own…

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Frost & Sullivan Recognition for Facilio

Frost & Sullivan has recognised IoT building operations and maintenance platform Facilio with a Best Practices’ Product Leadership Award.  With multiple nominees in the category, Frost & Sullivan evaluates participating companies across two dimensions—product portfolio attributes and business impact. Facilio emerged as the winner of the award demonstrating 5-times growth over the last 6 quarters,…

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G3 Systems supports Falklands Helicopter Search and Rescue

Global engineering and service solutions provider G3 Systems has completed its first field service visit to British International Helicopters (BIH) at Mount Pleasant Airfield in the Falkland Islands. The purpose of the visit was to provide condition assessment surveys and servicing of essential Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for two Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopters based…

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Datapath Expands European Business Development Team

Video wall display and control solutions brand Datapath has expanded its business development team with two senior European appointments. For Southern Europe, covering Spain, Portugal and Italy, the company welcomes Carmen Jerez as regional sales manager. Based in Madrid, Carmen brings extensive experience in AV technical support and management following a strong history of success…

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Why Ocean-bound Plastic Could Soon Have a Place in your Office

Oliver Cripps, Sustainability Manager for Herman Miller, explains why upcycling ocean-bound plastics for use in offices is a logical extension of product life cycle planning. COP26 has now been and gone, but the focus by companies to consider sustainability as a fundamental aspect of the way they do business remains critical in the path to…

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Westfield Shopping Centre Contracts

05.11.2021, 13:35 Westfield Shopping Centre Contracts Mitie has won a new three-year contract with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) to deliver security services at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s two largest shopping centres. The contracts, which also cover site patrol and control room management, include bespoke training for all 230 Mitie Security Officers on site to…

Events

UBS Arena to Offer “New York” Flavors

04.11.2021, 18:07 UBS Arena to Offer “New York” Flavors UBS Arena, the metropolitan New York area’s most anticipated live entertainment venue and future home of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, will feature distinctive menu choices when it opens later this month.   Global hospitality company Delaware North has partnered with an array of New…

Events

Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021

18.10.2021, 15:09 Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021 With Hospitality Apprenticeship Week underway in the United Kingdom, Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass Group UK&I, explains why apprenticeships are relevant to people of all ages. At Compass Group UK and Ireland, we fully support any initiative which shines a light on our…

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Celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Culinary Talent

16.09.2021, 07:47 Celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Culinary Talent Aramark is recognising the contribution of Hispanic and Latino American employees through two initiatives dedicated to Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. Launched by Congressman George E. Brown in 1968 in appreciation of the cultural and economic contribution of U.S. citizens whose families originated from Mexico, Spain, the…

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Taking Culinary Apprenticeships Forward with Marcus Wareing

26.08.2021, 08:56 Taking Culinary Apprenticeships Forward with Marcus Wareing Compass Group has launched a new apprenticeship programme in collaboration with Michelin-starred celebrity chef Marcus Wareing and hospitality training provider, HIT Training. ‘Forward with Marcus Wareing’ is an enhanced programme that complements the UK Level 4 Senior Culinary Chef and Level 5 Operations Departmental Manager apprenticeship…

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Sodexo Announces Senior Corporate Services Appointments

24.08.2021, 16:46 Sodexo Announces Senior Corporate Services Appointments Sodexo has made three appointments to its Corporate Services leadership team in the United Kingdom and Ireland as it strengthens its Vital Spaces workplace services proposition. Paula Stevenson has been appointed managing director, with Libby Escolme joining as marketing director and brand head, and Harpreet Cheema becomings Head of…

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Seasoned Multifamily Executive Joins Cushman & Wakefield

05.08.2021, 22:19 Seasoned Multifamily Executive Joins Cushman & Wakefield Tina West has joined Cushman & Wakefield from CBRE as Senior Managing Director, Multifamily Asset Services for the western United States. West, who previously served as Managing Director and Multifamily Practice Leader for CBRE’s Property Management business in the Americas, brings more than three decades of…

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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…

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Railway Cleaning Partnership Shortlisted for UK Award

30.06.2021, 21:38 Railway Cleaning Partnership Shortlisted for UK Award London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and cleaning partner Atalian Servest have been named finalists for the Public Sector category of this year’s Professional Facilities Management ‘Partners in Cleaning’ awards.   The company’s inclusion in the list of finalists recognises the achievement of a team of 360…

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Perceptions of Clean in Healthcare

24.06.2021, 15:21 Perceptions of Clean in Healthcare Donna Mitchell, Sector Marketing Manager, Healthcare, Diversey, UK & Ireland, explains why the perception of cleanliness can be as important a consideration for hospital patients and their visitors as the quality of medical care. Cleaning teams in hospitals and care homes put a huge amount of effort into…

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