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Logistics Entrepreneur Attends Clarence House Reception

GV Group CEO Tevin Tobun was one of 40 attendees at a reception hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of the annual “Powerlist” of the most influential black people in Britain. Tobun has been included on the list for four consecutive years because of the success of his logistics company, with philanthropic…

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Boosting the Circular Economy in Wales

Veolia is helping in the drive to make Wales greener by increasing recycling moving towards a circular economy. As recycling typically saves between 30 and 80 per cent of the energy used to extract and process virgin resources, the approach will also cut the carbon emissions, and make a valuable contribution to the net-zero carbon…

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Kier Recruitment Drive to Fill Over 1,200 Vacancies

Kier has launched a recruitment drive with over 1,200 jobs available across the Group. As one of the UK’s leading construction and infrastructure providers, the jobs will support new schools, hospitals, roads and rail projects in communities right across the UK. The recruitment drive will also help Kier to achieve its ambitions to bring a…

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ESS, DIO Scoop Collaborative Working Award

Compass Group business ESS Defence and the UK’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have won the Institute for Collaborative Working Service Sector Award. The award recognises teams that excel in improving service delivery through a collaborative approach. It marks the successful relationship between ESS and DIO in the delivery of three large Defence Soft FM contracts…

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HRH The Prince of Wales Terra Carta Seal

Johnson Controls has been named as an inaugural recipient of the Terra Carta Seal from HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of its commitment to creating a sustainable future. The inaugural Terra Carta Seal award recognises global corporations that are demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of genuinely sustainable markets. It…

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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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Anglesey Awards Schools Catering Contract

17.06.2021, 11:45 Anglesey Awards Schools Catering Contract Anglesey County Council has awarded Compass Group subsidiary Chartwells a five-year contract for the tdelivery of meals to more than 9,500 pupils attending the Island’s 39 primary schools, five secondary schools and one special needs school. September will see Chartwells launching its new menus across Anglesey’s primary schools,…

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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…

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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…

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The Queen’s Green Canopy

18.05.2021, 01:04 The Queen’s Green Canopy Rentokil Initial has become a founding platinum supporter of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022   Plant a Tree for the Jubilee His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the QGC’s Patron, has planted a tree to launch The…

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Backing the ‘Mow Way’ Biodiversity Campaign

Mitie is supporting the ‘Mow May’ campaign which encourages businesses and members of the public to pause some of their mowing and weeding. With the UK officially entering spring and flowers beginning to bloom, many people are getting their gardening gloves ready. Research suggests, however, that reducing gardening activities allows plants to produce up to…

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Costain Joins UK Hydrogen Advisory Council Working Group

22.04.2021, 23:17 Costain Joins UK Hydrogen Advisory Council Working Group Costain has been appointed to the UK Government’s Hydrogen Advisory Council Working Group, and has announced its further appointment as Chair of industry initiative, the Decarbonised Gas Alliance (DGA). Both advisory groups support regional and national decarbonisation projects to deliver the Government’s net zero carbon…

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Supporting the Hospitality Industry in Wales

20.04.2021, 13:05 Supporting the Hospitality Industry in Wales The launch of Compass Cymru by the UK’s largest food and support services firm introduces a novel approach to developing regional talent and supply chains. Headed by managing director, Jane Byrd, the new organisation already operates in more than 60 sites across Wales and employs thousands of…

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Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls HVAC Capabilities

03.03.2021, 10:44 Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls HVAC Capabilities Johnson Controls has acquired Cool Solution, a prominent service provider of air conditioning and refrigeration within the UK and Ireland.   With offices in Cardiff and Tewksbury, the acquisition allows Johnson Controls to fill a geographic service gap in Wales and the South West. This will enable…

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Mineral Insulating Materials Applied at Cardiff Schools

26.02.2021, 14:39 Mineral Insulating Materials Applied at Cardiff Schools A trio of Welsh schools are benefiting from major ugrades to their wall insulation. Ysgol Glan Morfa, Howardian Primary School and Ysgol Hamadryad in Cardiff have all reported a significant improvement in thermal performance following the application of a mineral external wall insulation system which was…

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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…

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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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Supporting Recycling with Deposit Schemes

13.10.2020, 11:45 Supporting Recycling with Deposit Schemes Andrea Falco, Head of Sales at HSM, explains why the rest of the UK will follow Scotland’s decision to introduce a deposit scheme for bottles and cans in 2022 to support recycling. It’s estimated consumers in the United Kingdom drink their way through a staggering 14 billion plastic…

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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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Training UK Radiographers

31.03.2020, 14:40 Training UK Radiographers Mersive’s Solstice in-room wireless collaboration platform is facilitating training at NHS facility, the National Imaging Academy Wales.   The Academy has installed 15 Solstice units in 13 spaces ranging from a full lecture theatre to smaller meeting rooms.  The National Imaging Academy Wales is an NHS facility that trains radiologists…

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UWTSD Trials Sony AI Platform

03.02.2020, 11:26 UWTSD Trials Sony AI Platform The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is evaluating the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics after implementing Sony’s REA-C1000 Edge Analytics Appliance for video presentation content. The trial will allow UWTSD staff and students to experiment with new workflows and lesson styles, and provide…

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UK Cities with the Most Stylish Homes

14.01.2020, 17:30 UK Cities with the Most Stylish Homes An analysis of 1,700 homes for sale on Rightmove has identified properties in Edinburgh as featuring the “most desirable” characteristics.   A “stylishness” rank was awarded to each city in the Arlo & Jacob survey after detailed comparison of images of desirable (as well as less desirable)…

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UK FM Organisations Raising Money for Australian Red Cross

10.01.2020, 11:29 UK FM Organisations Raising Money for Australian Red Cross IFMA UK Chapter, IWFM and RICS have joined forces with volunteer groups – including LGBT+ in FM and Emerging Workplace Leaders (EWL), to fundraise for the current bushfire emergency that is devastating Australia. At this point in time the most efficient way to help…

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Happy Employees Make for Happy Results

18.12.2019, 14:42 Happy Employees Make for Happy Results Uri Bar-Joseph, Mindspace’s Vice-President for Marketing, discusses recent data linking company performance to levels of employee loyalty. What sets successful businesses apart from unsuccessful ones, and guarantees better performance among employees? What creates loyalty among your staff, more creative ideas in the board room and better bottom…

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CITB Apprentice of the Year 2019

14.11.2019, 16:04 CITB Apprentice of the Year 2019 Ian Williams’ apprentice Zoe Evans has won awards in three categories at this year’s Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Apprenticeship Awards. The 21-year old painter and decorator beat off the competition to win awards in the Regional Apprentice of the Year Wales West, Apprentice of the Year…

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Veolia’s Annual Wonder Day (21 September)

10.09.2019, 21:27 Veolia’s Annual Wonder Day (21 September) Veolia is inviting Londoners to get smart about recycling by visiting the UK’s most advanced recycling facility on Saturday 21 September.   As part of Open House London, Veolia will share a rare glimpse inside its Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF), where London’s most curious recyclers…

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HNC Lighting Design and Technology Graduates

29.07.2019, 15:48 HNC Lighting Design and Technology Graduates The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) is celebrating the graduation of its first student intake from the UK Higher National Certificate (HNC) course in Lighting Design and Technology introduced in 2017.   Matt Dougan of Osram Opto Semiconductors and Ruth Barker of Tameside MBC were presented with certificates…

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Managing Japanese Knotweed

02.07.2019, 13:11 Managing Japanese Knotweed Adam Brindle, managing director of UK grounds contractor, The Grounds Care Group, explains the challenges for facilities managers of eradicating one of the most pesky of plants. The Japanese have long provided the UK with a wealth of precious commodities, from reliable cars to ingenious electronics. However, one of their…

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Most Inspirational Briton

23.05.2019, 04:36 Most Inspirational Briton Stephen Hawking has been named the “Most inspirational Briton” in a survey of 2,000 adults conducted for innovation specialists, MPA Group.   Participants in the poll were asked to name the people who have inspired them most and why. Theoretical physicist and author of A Brief History of Time, the late Stephen…

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Most Inspirational Briton

23.05.2019, 04:36 Most Inspirational Briton Stephen Hawking has been named the “Most inspirational Briton” in a survey of 2,000 adults conducted for innovation specialists, MPA Group.   Participants in the poll were asked to name the people who have inspired them most and why. Theoretical physicist and author of A Brief History of Time, the late Stephen…

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Warning Drivers of Floods

16.05.2019, 16:24 Warning Drivers of Floods An intelligent flood warning system from SWARCO Traffic is diverting drivers from a busy, low-lying section of road near Aberystwyth that is prone to flooding.   The A44 Trunk Road to the east of the historic market town in West Wales is prone to flooding several times a year…

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