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FSI Rebrands as MRI Software

FSI has begun trading as MRI Software following its August 2021 acquisition, with the Concept Evolution CAFM/IWMS platform also rebranded as ‘MRI Evolution’. “Integrating FSI with MRI Software strengthens both organisations’ ability to support FM teams across a range of industry sectors by delivering an enhanced, scalable technology platform to manage and maintain facilities effectively,”…

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Crown Commercial Service awards major new ‘social value enabled’ FM framework

UK government executive procurement agency Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded 44 supplier places on its  new Facilities Management and Workplace Services framework. The new framework supports the principles of the Government’s Sourcing Playbook by heavily weighting ‘quality’ in its contract award criteria, rather than lowest cost – emphasising the importance of social value and…

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Pareto Awarded Place on CCS FM Framework

Pareto Facilities Management has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service Facilities Management & Workplace Services framework (RM6232). The company applied successfully to be prequalified as a service vendor under 1(a), 1(b), 3(a) and 3(b) of the framework, entitling it to tender on individual contracts worth up to a value of £10m annually.…

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Don’t Forget IAQ on Clean Air Day

Comment from Alastair Reynolds, vice president and general manager of global services, Honeywell Building Technologies

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Aramark Receives DiversityInc Recognition

Aramark has been recognized by DiversityInc has recognised Aramark as a Top Company for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for the first time, also recognising the foodservice and facility services provider as a “Top 50” company for diversity for a sixth consecutive year. During the 21st annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity event hosted by DiversityInc,…

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Envoy Expands Hot Desking Features for Hybrid Employees

Envoy latest additions to its hot desking platform bring a personalized touch to hybrid working by allowing emloyees to tailor their experience via the addition of favourites, photo profile, multi-day scheduling and “desk” features. The updates also allow admin and workplace teams to complete tasks more efficiently with its admin booking and neighborhoods and proof…

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Verdantix Recognises Service Works Global as IWMS Leader

Service Works Global (SWG) has been named a ‘Leader’ in Verdantix’ Green Quadrant: Integrated Workplace Management Systems 2022, which ranks the software developer’s QFM solution top for ‘maintenance and asset management functionality’. Gary Watkins, Service Works Global CEO, says: “The Green Quadrant report shows that we have demonstrated a market-leading and strong functionality across a…

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Colliers Appointment Heralds Allianz ‘New Ways of Working’ Review

Allianz Holdings has appointed Colliers as its preferred UK real estate partner to deliver a new ways of working review focused on the insurer’s ESG objectives, with the additional objective of maximising the efficiency of its real estate through the use of technology and innovation. Allianz’s Property and Workspace Services team issued a competitive request…

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Verdantix Recognises Planon as IWMS Leader

Planon has been named a ‘Leader’ in Verdantix’ 2022 Green Quadrant: Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) report. The company’s digital workplace and smart building solutions were acknowledged for delivering end-to-end real estate management capabilities, comprehensive workplace services tools for employees, advanced business intelligence integrations, and broad functionality for facility management service providers. The Verdantix Green…

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Sodexo Recognised for LGBT+ Inclusion

Sodexo has received a Silver Employer award from Stonewall, the world’s second-largest LGBT+ charity, for its commitment and efforts in being an LGBT+ inclusive employer.     The award comes as part of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index and Bring Yourself to Work campaign, which highlights the importance of inclusive work environments. Every year Stonewall publishes…

Whitepapers

PROTECTION AGAINST AIRBORNE VIRUSES

Considerations for choosing your clean air solutions for your work place. Choosing-the-right-clean-air-solution_booklet_ENG_FINISH

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What the T.W.a.T Phenomenon Means for Facilities Managers

John Nicklin, managing director of workplace technology specialist Juggl Desks, provides insights into one of the newest, and rudest of terms to enter into the post-Covid-19 workplace vernacular. There’s a new term for employees who go into the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and work from home on Mondays and Fridays, and it’s making some people blush. So-called…

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A Focus on Wellbeing

Sodexo UK and Ireland have announced a strategic health and wellbeing partnership with Spectrum.Life to provide their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to all colleagues with a comprehensive suite of health and wellbeing solutions to support their mental and physical health. Since 2015, Sodexo has provided an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support colleagues with life’s…

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JLL: Perspectives for Enterprise 2022

Despite widespread acknowledgment hybrid working will be a mainstay of the post-Covid-19 era, employers are experiencing considerable structural difficulties implementing strategies that work, according to the latest research on the EMEA market from JLL. JLL-Perspectives-for-Enterprise-2022-1

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Companies Unprepared for Hybrid Working

Over half of companies in the EMEA region are still not ready to implement a structural shift to support hybrid working and must do more to create responsible, personalised and experiential workplaces, according to a new report from JLL. A key finding of the research is that organisations, globally, are looking to continue flexibility in…

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Enhancing Workplace Services

EMCOR UK has launched AXIS, a mobile and desktop app that provides employees with instant access to a range of workplace services. The app which interfaces with common computer-aided facility management platforms, can be configured to assist with performing common tasks and functions, including: Book desks and meeting rooms Book EV charging points and car…

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Remobilisation Strategies for the Workplace

Despite wide acceptance of the role of ventilation in containing transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in multi-occupant spaces, facilities managers continue to encounter difficulties upgrading HVAC filtration systems to support recommended high-efficiency particular air (HEPA) filtration capabilities. In this whitepaper, Swedish multinational clean air solutions provider, Camfil A/S, considers alternative solutions currently available. Remobilisation_Strategies_for_the_workplace

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Dramatic Post-Pandemic Shift in UK Workplace Preferences

23.11.2021, 12:40 Dramatic Post-Pandemic Shift in UK Workplace Preferences A new survey of 500 UK employees suggests a halving of the numbers of staff working full time in offices following the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey results also reveal only 24 per cent of employees who were asked to express their preference would chose to return…

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Sodexo Recognised for LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion

05.11.2021, 13:00 Sodexo Recognised for LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion For a second consecutive year Sodexo has achieved Advocate status in the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark which measures LGBTIQ+ inclusivity among top employers. The benchmark consists of a detailed review and analysis of eight categories that show progress on LGBTIQ+ inclusion within the workplace: Policy & Communication, Employee…

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Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow

29.10.2021, 11:39 Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has recognised the contribution of Erik Jaspers, Global Strategy & Innovation Director at Planon, to its international development by naming him as a Fellow. Jaspers, a consummate FM Technology expert who has helped define the agenda for information technology in the…

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Door Hardware and Hygiene in Public Buildings

19.10.2021, 09:07 Door Hardware and Hygiene in Public Buildings Daniel May, director, Consort Architectural Hardware, discusses the contribution of door hardware to maintaining hygiene in public facilities. Health and hygiene are delicate themes, particularly in today’s settings. Both our homes and public building environments can have a huge impact on our wellbeing, and over the…

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Ensuring Fire Safety At Work

08.10.2021, 08:50 Ensuring Fire Safety At Work Fire safety is possibly one of the most important things that employers need to consider, alongside other health and safety measures.   Workplaces often have a high number of people entering the building, and workplaces often hold highly flammable materials such as chemicals and paper documents.    Luckily,…

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The Future of Lunch

23.09.2021, 12:33 The Future of Lunch A Karakuri Semblr food robot is preparing 4,000 lunches for returning office-based employees of British online grocer Ocado in what is believed to be the world’s largest deployment of the technology in a high-volume catering environment.   The initiative which has also involved Angel Hill Food Co – the…

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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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MRI Adds FSI Cloud Platform to IWMS Portfolio

16.08.2021, 16:02 MRI Adds FSI Cloud Platform to IWMS Portfolio MRI has acquired UK developer of enterprise class cloud-based facilities management software, FSI, in a move that will strengthen its integrated workplace management software capabilities. FSI has more than 300 clients around the world, including Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The…

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Keeping Compliance on the Menu

30.07.2021, 12:06 Keeping Compliance on the Menu Jeremy Harrison, managing director of MSL Property Care Services, explains why the UK’s hospitality sector needs to pay attention to facility compliance following the lifting of lockdown restrictions. With the end of lockdown now a reality in the United Kingdom, those within the hospitality sector will be preparing…

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Workplace Wellbeing Before Innovation

06.07.2021, 12:05 Workplace Wellbeing Before Innovation Workplace wellbeing will be more important to organisations than product or service innovation according to research conducted by catering brand, Bartlett Mitchell.    Appearing in a report entitled, ‘Reimagining Catering post Covid’, the research finds 80 per cent of employees are still formulating how their company will implement remote…

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Dedicated Hybrid Workplace Management Solution

24.06.2021, 11:41 Dedicated Hybrid Workplace Management Solution MRI Software has launched Workplace Central, a unified workplace management offering targeted at businesses with hybrid workforces. According to the company, the new platform allows property and facility managers to gain visibility across all facets of the commercial sites they operate to ensure they are well-run and safe,…

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[email protected]

21.06.2021, 12:56 With LGBT Pride Week celebrations underway in the United Kingdom, Securitas is launching its LGBTQ+ staff network, [email protected] – a first for the security industry. What is [email protected]? “The purpose of [email protected] is to work in partnership with managers and colleagues from across the business to create an inclusive and diverse working environment…

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Supporting Workplace Optimization with Real-time Insights

27.05.2021, 20:33 Supporting Workplace Optimization with Real-time Insights Workplace asset management SaaS provider iOFFICE and IoT sensor company VergeSense have announced a new partnership. As employees in many countries return to the office, businesses are under intense pressure to provide safe, sanitized workspaces that also reflect the flexibility and autonomy employees gained while working from…

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Championing Workplace Mental Health

05.05.2021, 12:17 Championing Workplace Mental Health Aramark Northern Europe is introducing Mental Health Champions as part of its long-standing effort to support employees struggling with mental health difficulties. The new champions will support all businesses that come under the Aramark Northern Europe structure in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and offshore.   Following…

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