Workspace Design Show to Return for Third UK Edition

Workspace Design Show will be bringing together the UK workplace design community when it returns to London’s Business Design Centre from 27-28th February, 2024. The exhibition organisers report a 75 per cent increase in visitor events for the 2023 event, which attracted exhibitors from over 20 countries. Next year’s event will revolve around the theme,…


Amulet Joins Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

Security provider Amulet has taken a step towards promoting best employment practices by joining the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, a voluntary initiative to cultivate a culture of fairness, inclusivity, and equitable compensation in workplaces across the Greater Manchester region. Amulet is one of 22 new Supporters who have recently joined the Charter, which boasts…


Why Hotel-Style Amenities Are the New Office Norm

James Massey, managing director of Facilities Management at MRI Software, says FM teams need to satisfy a growing expectation of ‘hotel-style’ amenities among office workers. There is little doubt that hybrid working is here to stay in the wake of the pandemic. But in 2023, the offer of hybrid working alone is not enough to…


Supporting Refugees Entering the FM Sector

Soft services provider Churchill Group has made a commitment to supporting refugees living in the United Kingdom by joining the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent) network Tent, which was established to mobilising the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 36 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their…


Kimberly-Clark Claims Global First for Recyclable Hand Towel Core Plug

Kimberly-Clark Professional™ has added 100 per cent bio-based and recyclable core plugs in its Scott® and Kleenex® hand towel ranges in the EMEA region in what the company’s describing as an industry first. The plastic-free core plugs are made primarily from starch and fibre, replacing plastic core plugs currently in use. It is estimated to…


Lexington Expands Cloud-based Food Delivery in London

LexUnboxed, a cloud-based delivery service from Lexington Catering, is being extended to a six-mile radius of the company’s dedicated kitchen facilities at Cheapside in the City of London. Chefs have created a menu that appeals to all dietary requirements and is prepared using seasonally available, locally-sourced ingredients. Meals are transported in plant-based and fully compostable…


Cleaning Industry Calls for UK Government Support Ahead of Winter Flu and Covid-19 Resurgence

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is warning continuing staff shortages in the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector will amplify the impact of a feared ‘twindemic’ combining winter flu and new immune evasive Sars-Cov-2 variants. The cleaning, hygiene and waste sector – which is one of the ten biggest industries in the UK – has played…


Bennett Hay Appoints Culinary Director

Candice Webber has joined Bennett Hay to lead the boutique UK hospitality operator’s focus on food and drink and to head its culinary team. As Culinary Director, Candice will take on a senior role in the operator’s leadership team which already has a notable female headcount. Candice will be responsible for developing Bennett Hay’s company-wide…

Best Practice

What FMs Need to Know About EV Charging at Client Locations

Clive MacKinnon, a project director with ABM Technical Solutions in the United Kingdom, considers the technical and operational challenges that are typically encountered by facilities managers overseeing EV charging installations. The electric vehicle revolution is here and EV charging is set to become an expected part of all built environments. From this year, large buildings…

Life Safety

EMCOR UK Recognised for Safety

EMCOR UK has won three international safety awards from The British Safety Council. The facility services provider was named jointly as a “Best in Country Winner” for the UK, as one of 11 Sector winner, and also received a Chief Adjudicator’s Award at the council’s annual International Safety Awards ceremony in recognition of its commitment…


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,”…


Don’t Forget IAQ on Clean Air Day

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


Recognising Colleagues in Unprecedented Times

Robin Mills, managing director of Compass Group (UK & Ireland), acknowledges and discusses the extraordinary efforts of colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic. We all find ourselves in uncertain times as the coronavirus crisis evolves rapidly, and the service sector is right on the frontline. As the Managing Director of Compass Group UK & Ireland, my…

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