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Aramark Manages Grounds at Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center

In spring 2022, Aramark Facilities Management was chosen to lead the grounds management at a California facility where the world’s top athletes train to compete in the events of their lives. Whether it’s a residence or a commercial property, a lush lawn, stately trees, and professional landscaping are highly sought-after. For athletes who rely on a perfectly…

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Bringing Major Acts and Community Engagement to Kentucky Derby Week

Derby season is in full swing, and Louisville ASM Global-managed venues, The KFC Yum! Center, Lynn Family Stadium and Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center, have all stepped up to bring more entertainment options to local residents and visitors than ever before. The Louisville Initiative is part of ASM Global Acts, which is designed to…

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Scouts Catering Services Contract

ESS, the defence, energy and government services business of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a new catering services contract with Scouts Scotland at the Scout Adventures facility in the Scottish Highlands. The residential centre at Lochgoilhead in Argyll offers high-quality outdoor learning in hill, forest and water environments, accommodating up to 150…

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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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Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego

29.10.2021, 01:33 Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego Tenant advisory and occupier services veterans Andrew Ewald and Sean Fitzmaurice have joined Cushman & Wakefield’s San Diego office from CBRE. Ewald, who joins as executive director and Fitzmaurice who joins as managing director, will focus on advising occupiers in the life sciences, medical device and…

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Schools Achieve European GRESB Benchmark Rankings

21.10.2021, 19:48 Schools Achieve European GRESB Benchmark Rankings Two UK schools managed under a PFI contract by BAM FM have been assessed and ranked against the global GRESB Environmental, Social and Governance benchmark for real estate.   The schools in Somerset and West Dunbartonshire achieved fourth and seventh place respectively in the annual GRESB Infrastructure Asset Assessment…

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Sustainable Catering Comes to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

07.10.2021, 13:58 Sustainable Catering Comes to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Sodexo Live! recently supported the delivery of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the UK’s ultimate celebration of all things horticultural. Hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society, the annual event which has been held annually for over a century ran from Tuesday 21 September until…

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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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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…

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Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens California Investment Sales

19.08.2021, 08:31 Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens California Investment Sales Veteran commercial land and investment sales professional John Kaufman has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a senior director of its Sacramento office. During the last two decades, Kaufman has brokered numerous transactions throughout California and Nevada. He has worked with many high-profile clients and dozens of…

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Recognition for President of Aramark Sports and Entertainment

Alison Birdwell, President and CEO of Aramark Sports and Entertainment, has been selected to Sports Business Journal’s 2021 Class of “Game Changers: Women in Sports Business.” Every year the award, which debuted in 2011, acknowledges the achievements of 50 women who have demonstrating broad, deep, and varied responsibilities and contributed to the sports sector in…

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Developing the UK’s Most Sustainable Leisure Centre

03.08.2021, 13:53 Developing the UK’s Most Sustainable Leisure Centre A partnership between Schneider Electric and Associated Technology Services (ATS) is set to deliver the first leisure centre in the United Kingdom to meet the Passivhaus standard for sustainability. Operated by Exeter City Council, the leisure centre at St Sidwell’s Point in Exeter is a centrepiece…

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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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Climate Pledge Arena Food and Beverages Contract

27.05.2021, 22:16 Climate Pledge Arena Food and Beverages Contract Climate Pledge Arena, the future home of the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, four-time WNBA champions Seattle Storm and a premier live music and entertainment, has selected Delaware North to manage its on-site food and beverage services.   Climate Pledge Arena is a complete redevelopment of a historic…

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Delivering New Drinks Experiences at UK Sports and Music Events

26.03.2021, 13:04 Delivering New Drinks Experiences at UK Sports and Music Events Levy, Compass Group’s sports, leisure and hospitality subsidiary, has announced an exclusive partnership with Peppermint to provide premium bar solutions at sporting and music events across Levy venues in the UK. Founded in 2003, Peppermint has built a reputation for improving the quality…

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Reviewing the Safety of Your Facility

26.02.2021, 05:36 Reviewing the Safety of Your Facility Although maintaining a safe workplace is a requirement for all employers, the prevalence of hazards which are specific to certain industries and verticals must not be overlooked by facility and building managers. Construction The construction industry is a big one, as so many things can go wrong. …

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47th Edition of CIFF Guangzhou

09.02.2021, 07:23 47th Edition of CIFF Guangzhou CIFF, the world’s largest furniture exhibition and FM Magazine partner event, will welcome an estimated 300,000 visitors in Guangzhou from March 18th to 21st and 28th to 30th.   Organised under the theme, “Design Trend, Global Trade, Full Supply Chain”, the 47th Edition of the event will host…

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Loo of the Year Awards 2020

08.12.2020, 17:56 Loo of the Year Awards 2020 Axis Cleaning and Support Services has added to its tally of Loo of the Year Awards, after being chosen as a recipient in six categories, including “UK Washroom Cleaner of the Year”. The awards celebrate the best washrooms in the UK as adjudged by their quality and…

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Serving Our Local Communities

20.11.2020, 11:12 Serving Our Local Communities Despite the closure of sports venues to fans across the United States, Delaware North Sportservice associates have found meaningful ways of serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Truist Park (Atlanta) Delaware North and the Atlanta Braves this spring announced the Braves Home Plate Project to respond to food…

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Record UK Investment in Plastic Recycling Technology

16.10.2020, 00:11 Record UK Investment in Plastic Recycling Technology UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £20 million in four cutting-edge recycling plants that reduce landfill and incineration of waste plastics, and recycle waste into sustainable plastics. The investment from the organisation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund combines with £65 million of industry funding to create…

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Lighting Partnership Achieves Savings for UK Council

28.09.2020, 17:52 Lighting Partnership Achieves Savings for UK Council A partnership between Siemens and LED lighting supplier the Lynx Group is reducing Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s annual energy bill by over £205,663. New energy-efficient LED lighting systems have been installed across the council’s property portfolio in a 9-month project to enhance the lighting environment across the…

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UniFirst Chevy to Make Final 2020 NASCAR Appearance

21.09.2020, 14:53 UniFirst Chevy to Make Final 2020 NASCAR Appearance The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE driven by Chase Elliott will make its final appearance at this year’s South Point 400 NASCAR stock car cup series at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday 27th September. The fourth race of the Cup Series…

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Serco Reopens Leisure Facilities

30.07.2020, 14:58 Serco Reopens Leisure Facilities Serco Leisure has reopened sports and fitness facilities it operates under contract following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in the United Kingdom. The company operates many of the highest-profile leisure sites in the country, including the National Sports Centres Bisham Abbey, Lilleshall and Stoke Mandeville Stadium, which it operates…

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COVID-19 Impacts Sodexo Fiscal Q3 Results

07.07.2020, 11:49 COVID-19 Impacts Sodexo Fiscal Q3 Results Sodexo has reported a -29.9 per cent slide in organic revenue growth as a result of falling demand from the education sector during Covid-19, with its FM division reporting a more modest decline of just 2 per cent. Q3 Highlights Q3 Fiscal 2020 Group revenue was 3,910…

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National 4-H Conference Center Contract

03.03.2020, 15:01 National 4-H Conference Center Contract U.S. Youth development organization National 4-H Council has selected Aramark to manage the operation of the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD. The contract award follows a multi-year analysis of the Center’s requriements, and marks the beginning of a partnership that will maximize value and secure…

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Lockheed Martin Hospitality Contract

Lockheed Martin has selected Aramark to deliver comprehensive hospitality services at its 300,000 square foot Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) conference center and lodging facility in Bethesda, Maryland. The CLE supports the company’s training courses, business meetings and conferences and comprises of a 250-seat amphitheater, eight large training rooms, 18 conference rooms, two full service…

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OCS UK Young Sports Person of the Year 2019

02.10.2019, 15:10 OCS UK Young Sports Person of the Year 2019 OCS UK has marked its mentoring and bursary programme by naming disability athlete, India Oates from County Durham, as its Young Sportsperson of the Year. Competing against seven other athletes for the title which is now in its twenty-second year, India was announced as…

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RoSPA Health and Safety Awards

13.08.2019, 19:26 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards Atalian Servest has achieved Gold and Silver status in the 2019 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards.   Atalian Servest’s technical services division was the recipient of a Gold RoSPA Achievement Award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping employees…

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Wowing Spectators at Wimbledon

01.07.2019, 06:58 Wowing Spectators at Wimbledon Keith Prowse and The Championships, Wimbledon, will be unveiling new dining concepts, visual innovation and standout hospitality facilities on the roof of No.1 Court at this year’s Championships. The new No.1 Court roof has opened in-time for this summer’s event and adds another dimension for hospitality guests attending The…

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Wowing Spectators at Wimbledon

01.07.2019, 06:58 Wowing Spectators at Wimbledon Keith Prowse and The Championships, Wimbledon, will be unveiling new dining concepts, visual innovation and standout hospitality facilities on the roof of No.1 Court at this year’s Championships. The new No.1 Court roof has opened in-time for this summer’s event and adds another dimension for hospitality guests attending The…

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UK Leisure Industry First

06.06.2019, 10:17 UK Leisure Industry First Serco’s leisure division has become the first operator in the United Kingdom, and only one of a handful, globally, to achieve accreditation of its energy management systems to the new (BSI) ISO 50001:2018 energy management standard. The company operates in an energy-intensive sector and has a large carbon footprint…

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