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Eurostar Multi-service Contract

Churchill Group is delivering train presentation, depot cleaning, office cleaning and visitor minibus services in London under a five-year £20 million contract with international high-speed rail service operator, Eurostar. Execution of the contract began in 2021, following a six-week technical implementation period under an interim transformation manager who was recruited to oversee key implementation milestones.…

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CrossCountry Trains Awards Hard Services Contract

UK long-distance train operator, CrossCountry, has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services to its portfolio of 27 properties. The contract will see Pareto FM deliver all associated hard services including water, fire, air-conditioning and general H&S planned maintenance. The contract runs across the rail network from Bournemouth to Birmingham to Edinburgh and locations in…

Case Studies

Supporting a Major Infrastructure Development in the Falklands Islands

A case study by the SOCOTEC Group relating to the construction of a new port facility in Stanley Harbour commissioned by the government of the Falkland Islands in 2020.. In April 2020, the Falkland Islands Government commissioned the design of a new port facility in Stanley Harbour. Work originally commenced on the project the following…

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Festive Sandwich Launch to Support Charity

16.11.2021, 03:08 Festive Sandwich Launch to Support Charity Proceeds from a new range of festive sandwiches from Westbury Street Holdings business, BaxterStorey, are being directed towards supporting UK charity, the Beyond Food Foundation (BFF).   10 per cent of all proceeds from sales of ‘Festive Turkey’ and ‘Cheeseboard Bloomer’ sandwiches will be donated to BFF’s Travel…

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Kier Re-Affirms 100 Per Cent EV Commitment at COP26

12.11.2021, 16:25 Kier Re-Affirms 100 Per Cent EV Commitment at COP26 In celebration of Transport Day at COP26, the UK’s Kier Group has become one of seven organisations to commit to the Climate Group EV100 initiative to electrify fleets of over 250,000 vehicles by 2030. EV100 is an initiative to bring together forward-looking companies committed…

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Saving Christmas with Interims

With rising ecommerce volumes combining with a driver shortage to create the perfect storm in the UK, Leigh Anderson, managing director at Bis Henderson Recruitment, explains how interim managers can provide the skills needed to save Christmas. At almost every point in every supply chain, companies are facing unprecedented levels of change and uncertainty. Challenges…

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Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year

19.10.2021, 09:51 Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year Rachel Houghton, managing director at Business Moves Group (BMG), has been named ‘Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year’ at the inaugural Great British Businesswomen awards.   The awards showcase role models, advocates and mentors; as well as inspirational women who are leading businesses or ‘ascending…

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Keeping Track of Healthcare Compliance

02.09.2021, 15:51 Keeping Track of Healthcare Compliance NHS Blood and Transplant is using an online software tool to help ensure its maintenance and service programmes conform with a range of legislative requirements. Launched in 1990 by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), SFG20 is recognised as the industry standard for building maintenance specifications and utilises…

FM Magazine

On the Road to a Low-carbon Future

15.06.2021, 08:34 On the Road to a Low-carbon Future Bernard Magee, Director of eMobility Infrastructure at Siemens, considers the challenges associated with installing infrastructure to support electrically powered public road transport in the United Kingdom. Road transport, which includes buses, is a significant contributor to air pollution, resulting in poor air quality.  Public Health England…

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Delaware North Strengthens Operational Leadership

10.06.2021, 17:34 Delaware North Strengthens Operational Leadership Delaware North has announced changes to the leadership of Delaware North Sportservice, its travel division and Australian subsidiary following a realignment of its group operating structure.   All three appointees will continue to report to group chief operating officer and executive vice president, Jim Houser. James Obletz James…

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Advocating Better Safety for Vehicle Crews

04.03.2021, 13:41 Advocating Better Safety for Vehicle Crews A new report commissioned from University College London (UCL) by Veolia recommends operators of waste collection vehicles to adopt enhanced safety measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.   By analysing how airborne particles travel in vehicle compartments, and the role of surface contamination, the report has made an…

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Five-year NMWTRA Contract

14.10.2020, 15:42 Five-year NMWTRA Contract SPIE UK has won a new five-year maintenance contract with the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA).    The work will see SPIE UK carry out ongoing maintenance and refurbishment as well as upgrading aging technology to support an Intelligent Transport System. For the duration of the contract,…

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Smart Heating Scheme Re-emerges from Lockdown

A smart renewable heating scheme forming part of the £41 million Energy Superhub Oxford project is being permitted to proceed following lockdown disruption. The recommencement of the scheme with leading housing provider, Stonewater, and Kensa Contracting, will contribute to the project’s anticipated savings of 10,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year by 2021;…

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On the Acquisition Trail

02.07.2020, 11:17 On the Acquisition Trail UK-based field service management software company Totalmobile has acquired Lone Worker Solutions (LWS) and Software Enterprises which trades as Global Rostering System (GRS). The lone worker technology provided by LWS is currently being used by over 70,000 field-based workers. LWS provides access to safety alerts, status updates and locational…

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ITV’s This Morning Showcases Incredible Recovery of Assaulted ex-Police Officer

23.06.2020, 12:32 ITV’s This Morning Showcases Incredible Recovery of Assaulted ex-Police Officer UK daytime TV show, ITV’s This Morning, has broadcast a moving interview with an Interserve security manager who has fought back from disability and PSTD following a brutal attack when he was a serving British Transport Police officer. Essex-based father-of-two, Russell Dean, was…

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Celebrating Covid-19 Haulage Heroes

19.06.2020, 15:17 Celebrating Covid-19 Haulage Heroes European cashless payment solutions provider to the haulage sector SNAP has delivered ‘Trucking Legend’ packages to hauliers and staff who have shown exceptional commitment during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nominated on SNAP’s website and Facebook page, recipients include drivers and office staff in the United Kingdom who have supported delivery of essential…

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Safeguarding Returning Visitors to London’s West End

17.06.2020, 19:29 Safeguarding Returning Visitors to London’s West End A unique scheme to support the safe reopening of London’s West End has recruited 15 Social Distancing Ambassadors (SDAs) to help visitors transition from lockdown. Launched in collaboration by Veolia, Heart of London Business Alliance (HOLBA) and New West End Company (NWEC), the SDA initiative will target shoppers and visitors…

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The Impact of Coronavirus on the Workplace

25.03.2020, 21:25 The Impact of Coronavirus on the Workplace Silicon Valley-based visitor management solutions provider Envoy has published global data on the impact of COVID-19 on employees travelling to other workplaces for meetings in February and March 2020. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading across the world, dramatically impacting our lives at home and at…

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First for Accessible Airport Facilities

26.02.2020, 15:57 First for Accessible Airport Facilities OCS and Bristol Airport have been recognised for providing accessible facilities at Bristol Airport in an international survey by Altogether Travel which ranked Bristol and Gatwick airports in joint-first place.   The survey ranked 17 UK and five international airports based on 28 criteria, including the information they…

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Driving Futureproofed Energy Efficiencies

27.01.2020, 12:47 Driving Futureproofed Energy Efficiencies SPIE UK has secured an eight-week contract with Scotland TranServ to upgrade the lighting infrastructure in the M8 Charing Cross Underpass on behalf of Transport Scotland. The new lighting system will deliver improved energy performance and is futureproofed to allow for the integration of new monitoring and performance products…

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Southampton Highways Scheme to Feature Hydrophonic Wall

07.08.2019, 11:00 Southampton Highways Scheme to Feature Hydrophonic Wall Balfour Beatty Living Places and green infrastructure experts Biotecture will install the UK’s first hydroponic living wall as part of a highways contract for Southampton City Council that completes this autumn. Hydroponic living walls are sustainable, vertical installations which contain living plants and foliage that grow…

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Bringing Pride to Birmingham

23.05.2019, 06:07 Bringing Pride to Birmingham Mitie is supporting diversity celebrations by working with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to transform bus shelters with a rainbow motif in the the lead up to Birmingham Pride 2019 which takes place this weekend. Mitie’s team has undertaken a deep clean of the Smallbrook Queensway bus shelter…

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Bringing Pride to Birmingham

23.05.2019, 06:07 Bringing Pride to Birmingham Mitie is supporting diversity celebrations by working with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to transform bus shelters with a rainbow motif in the the lead up to Birmingham Pride 2019 which takes place this weekend. Mitie’s team has undertaken a deep clean of the Smallbrook Queensway bus shelter…

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Trade Body Warns on Handling of Gas Cylinders

30.04.2019, 21:35 Trade Body Warns on Handling of Gas Cylinders National trade body, the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), is raising awareness of procedures for handling returned gas cylinders following a reported surge in metal theft. Doug Thornton, BCGA chief executive, has called for vigilance in the processing and return of cylinders, and says: “Gas…

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New Serco Middle East CEO

16.04.2019, 10:47 New Serco Middle East CEO Phil Malem, Atkins’ former managing director of engineering and design for the Middle East & Africa (MEA) has joined Serco Middle East as its new managing director. Malem is a specialist in the energy sector who has previously served as the managing director of Atkins’ global Power and…

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UK’s Best Cleaned Transport Hub

04.03.2019, 09:29 UK’s Best Cleaned Transport Hub Birmingham Airport has won Kimberley-Clarke’s Golden Service Award for the “Best Cleaned Transport Hub” for a second successive year. Cleaning, environmental cleaning and pest management services at the West Midlands airport (the UK’s third largest with over nine million passengers a year) are delivered by a team from…

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Serco Leisure Names MD

15.02.2019, 11:09 Serco Leisure Names MD Serco has appointed Simon Bailey, formerly regional director for a portfolio of Serco Health facilities management contracts with annual revenues of £90, as managing director of its leisure business in the United Kingdom. Bailey, who joined Serco from Virgin Trains where he led rail franchise bids worth in excess…

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