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Launch of Toyota Traigo24 Compact Electric Forklift

The new Toyota Traigo24 electric counterbalance range offers a choice of models with capacities of 1, 1.25 and 1.5 tonnes with lift heights up to 6.5 metres. The easy-to-drive compact 3-wheel truck allows for safe and efficient operations in tight spaces or congested areas. A wide range of light to mid-duty applications can be handled by this driver-friendly truck and its…

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Abloy Delivers Hybrid Training Course

Abloy UK has created a new hybrid style of training that blends in-person seminars with online courses, to help organisations learn more about its Incedo ecosystem. Coleraine-based Advanced Overwatch, who install a range of security systems, wanted to understand more about the company’s new Incedo solution, and were the first organisation to receive the new style of training. Incedo is…

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Abloy UK Digital Access Solutions Academy

Abloy UK has launched a Digital Access Solutions Academy as part of its comprehensive training and CPD offering. Education has been a critical focus at Abloy UK since it first launched the Abloy Academy back in 2008, which is now widely regarded as a centre of excellence for education within the industry. The company recognised there was a need to…

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Toyota to Sponsor Safer Logistics Seminars

Toyota Material Handling is the sponsor of a brand new feature at the Health & Safety Event 2022 – this year’s largest gathering of professionals responsible for running safe and efficient workplaces (NEC, Birmingham, 5-7 April 2022). The Safer Logistics Theatre will be an expert-led, free-to-attend seminar programme featuring a range of high profile speakers who will provide valuable insights…

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Sustainable Cleaning and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Global hygiene products manufacturer Diversey Holdings considers some of the lessons learnt by businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses large and small rushed to introduce additional and stricter cleaning and hygiene processes during the Covid-19 pandemic. The overriding requirement has been to protect customers and staff while also providing additional reassurance by cleaning more frequently and more visibly. Ready-to-use products…

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TÜV SÜD Launches UK Academy

As part of a new global training initiative, TÜV SÜD has launched a training academy to offer safety compliance and business process optimisation courses to the UK’s construction and real estate sectors. The TÜV SÜD Academy will offer more than 60 knowledge transfer courses to individuals and entire organisations. A mix of instructor-led workshops and e-learning courses will aim to…

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Landmarc Welcomes UK Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan

The release of the UK government’s Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan: 2022-2024 is a great step forward in supporting and empowering the UK’s military veteran community, says Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc). The Action Plan aims to provide a solid foundation on which the government can continue to build over the next two years and beyond. Reinforced by research and data to…

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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 ongoing development of the comprehensive…

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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 high-density lithium-ion battery solutions. This…

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Milestone for UK’s Tallest Premier Inn Hotel

01.11.2021, 14:11 Milestone for UK’s Tallest Premier Inn Hotel Rockwell and Whitbread have marked the official topping out ceremony for the UK’s tallest Premier Inn hotel at Westferry in London.   Located adjacent to Westferry DLR station, the £151 million project comprising a 400-bedroom hotel and 68 new homes will now mark Westferry as a destination in its own right, rejuvenating a…

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Toyota Introduces Lithium-ion Forklift Models

23.09.2021, 22:52 Toyota Introduces Lithium-ion Forklift Models Toyota reports nearly a quarter of its electrically powered forklift truck models in the United Kingdom are now powered by Lithium-ion cells. The global Lithium-ion battery market is expected to be worth around US $1,400,000 by 2026 according to a recent forecast by India-based analysts, Research Dive which attributes growth to savings in…

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Princess Royal Training Award

15.09.2021, 10:47 Princess Royal Training Award Tailored guest services provider Portico has been chosen for a Princess Royal Training Award.   Now in their sixth year, The Princess Royal Training Awards recognise organisations in the United Kingdom which have demonstrated exceptional commitment to training and development. Portico is one of only 46 businesses to receive the accolade in 2021.  Portico…

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The Impact of Brexit on Future Workspaces

08.09.2021, 00:20 The Impact of Brexit on Future Workspaces A collaboration between UK trade body, Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Supply Chain Sustainability School, is working to deliver Net Zero carbon emissions within the finishes and interiors sector. Following the establishment of a virtual training portal that is being hosted on the Supply Chain Sustainability School website, a…

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Rollout of Training Programme

23.07.2021, 10:53 Rollout of Training Programme UK contract cleaning company Indepth Managed Services is launching a new employee development programme supported by training provider, Momentus. Following the publication of a new strategic roadmap with a focus on training and development, the company sought an external partner with the capabilities and credentials to design and deliver a future-focused programme. Momentus will…

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BCC Elects Chairman and Deputy Chair

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has elected a new Chairman and Deputy Chair at its recent Annual General Meeting. Jim Melvin, Group Chief Executive of Exclusive Services Group who has served as Deputy BCC Chairman for two years takes over as Chair from Paul Thrupp. The meeting also elected a new Deputy Chair, Delia Cannings, who has been a BCC…

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Sponsoring a Daring Atlantic Rowing Challenge

25.06.2021, 13:11 Sponsoring a Daring Atlantic Rowing Challenge Landmarc Support Services is the latest company to sponsor Team Emotive, a participant in The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, one of the world’s most difficult ocean rowing challenges – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge which raises money for mental health charity Veterans at Ease and is considered one of the world’ most…

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Celebrating Extraordinary Female Engineering Talent

23.06.2021, 09:51 Celebrating Extraordinary Female Engineering Talent On International Women in Engineering Day 2021 water safety specialist WCS Group shines a light on two of its talented engineers, Holly Waterman and Mónica Rodrigues. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an awareness campaign which raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to…

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Supporting Regulation of the Electrical Industry in Scotland

21.06.2021, 08:37 Supporting Regulation of the Electrical Industry in Scotland Scotland’s largest construction trade association SELECT has welcomed several new additions to its Wall of Support for better regulation of the electrical industry.   Electrical businesses and individual electricians that have added a digital ‘brick’ to the online resource in support of the campaign, include:  Atalian Servest AMK Stensons John Noble Electrical…

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Net Carbon Accommodation Opens at Military Training Facility

17.06.2021, 13:24 Net Carbon Accommodation Opens at Military Training Facility UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Climate Change and Sustainability Lead, Lt Gen Richard Nugee, has officially opened three new environmentally friendly buildings at the Nesscliff Training Camp in Shropshire. The accommodation blocks form part of a wider investment being undertaken by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). The programme is being…

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Investing in the Future of Welsh Construction

16.06.2021, 11:42 Investing in the Future of Welsh Construction The construction industry in Wales is being boosted by an investment in four construction training and employment hubs by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The training organisation is working with Kier, Cardiff Council, Procure Plus and Cyfle Building Skills to invest £3.6 million in the hubs, covering more than half…

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Britain Builds Back

09.06.2021, 14:19 Britain Builds Back According to a forecast by the UK’s Construction Skills Network (CSN), the sector will return to 2019 levels within a year as a result of demand from the HS2 railway project and need 217,000 new workers by 2025. The forecasts is based on survey data for a report published by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)…

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LEEA Awards 2021

09.06.2021, 13:49 LEEA Awards 2021 Nominations have opened for the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) annual awards, with the winners to be celebrated in a ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane, London, on 5 November. The awards represent a great opportunity to give your company and colleagues the recognition they deserve, with the LEEA promising a memorable awards…

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Princess Royal Thanks Veolia Key Workers

21.05.2021, 14:42 Princess Royal Thanks Veolia Key Workers Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has visited Veolia’s Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Southwark, London to celebrate workplace training and thank key workers who have continued to serve the country during the COVID-19 crisis.   Her Royal Highness greeted school children learning about the recycling process, before undertaking a tour…

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UK Employee Experience Awards 2021

20.05.2021, 16:29 UK Employee Experience Awards 2021 Tailored guest services provider Portico has been selected for multiple UK Employee Experience Awards at an annual ceremony organised by UK EXA.   In addition to a gold award for its use of digital technologies to engage employees during the Covid-19 pandemic, Portico scooped silver in the “Best Company to Work For –…

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Industry Veteran Joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Oakland Team

05.05.2021, 19:38 Industry Veteran Joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Oakland Team Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Cori English as Managing Principal for the San Francisco East Bay Area market. Based in the firm’s downtown Oakland office, the dynamic and accomplished professional will oversee the company’s East Bay operations in Oakland, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, and Stockton. As Managing Principal, English’s primary role…

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Mental Health Training for the Security Industry

04.05.2021, 14:25 Mental Health Training for the Security Industry The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has teamed up with learning and development specialists Ethos Farm to create an avatar-led online programme for security personnel called ‘Being Human’. Announcing the new programme, Mike Hurst CPP MSyI and IFPO UK & Ireland director, said: “We are hugely excited to launch the…

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Delivering Carbon-efficient Army Accommodation

16.03.2021, 21:22 Delivering Carbon-efficient Army Accommodation The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recognised the commitment of Landmarc Support Services, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Reds10 to sustainable construction.   The recognition in this year’s MoD Sanctuary Awards was announced on 16 March 2021 at a virtual event with Jeremy Quin, Minister for Defence Procurement and Lt Gen Richard…

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EETF Announces Key Appointments

18.02.2021, 11:56 EETF Announces Key Appointments The Electrical Engineering Training Foundation has appointed Gordon McArthur, managing director of family run contractor WMQ Building Services, as Chairman, and elected Atalian Servest AMK director Mike Stark to its board.   Based in Midlothian (in the east-central Lowlands), the organisation funds training and skills development within the electrotechnical sector in Scotland at a time…

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UK Levy Transfer Scheme Underutilised

11.02.2021, 13:20 UK Levy Transfer Scheme Underutilised A recent virtual roundtable attended by several leading organisations concluded the United Kingdom’s hospitality sector should be making better use of the levy transfer scheme for unused apprenticeship to tackle pending post-Covid-19 skills shortages. During the discussion which was organised by Umbrella Training to mark National Apprenticeship Week, the leaders of five major…

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Accolade for UK Apprentice

Apprentice Jude Kirkwood-Thompson has been named “Apprentice of the Year”, with her employer, property services company Ian Williams, also receiving an award for its training academy at this year’s National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) Awards. The NHMF is a leading source of best practice for the social housing sector, with a focus on building maintenance and asset management. It was…

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Hiring the Smile, Training the Skill

09.02.2021, 08:59 Hiring the Smile, Training the Skill Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships & Early Careers at Compass Group UK & Ireland, considers some of the benefits of apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week. This week we are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week across England and Wales. At Compass Group UK & Ireland we have a passion for food, our people and…

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