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Friday, 27 April

News
Atalian Buys Servest In £Multi-Million Deal

The Atalian Group has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Servest Limited. Atalian is an international provider of facility services operating in 31 countries...

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Fire Tests Are Utterly Inadequate Says ABI and Which?

New post-Grenfell tests show real-life fires could burn at least 100 degrees hotter - exposing the inadequacy of the laboratory tests currently used to check the fire...

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Woe The Phone - Vodafone Voted Worst Provider Seven Years Running

Vodafone has been rated the most woeful mobile phone provider in Which?’s annual mobile customer satisfaction survey for the seventh year running, while smaller...

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Looking For A New England - FM Workers Strike For New Employment Deal

Ageing semi-punk, socialist Billy Bragg will lead a chorus of dispute at one of England's top universities as outsourced workers look for a new employment...

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£17 Million Or 4% Of Turnover - Will Hacked Sodexo Face Crippling Fine?

Sodexo Engage has been hacked - seriously hacked - with the company having to advise users of one of its services to cancel their credit and debit cards as a...

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Disabled Access Recommendations - Government Responds

It has taken the Government a little under a year to publish its response to the 'Building for Equality, Disability and the Built Environment' report produced in...

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What Can You Do About Plastic In The Workplace?

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From Russia with Loath - What Has Happened?

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Hacking Made Easy - Wi-Fi Makes Mobile Malicious

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FM Procurement Standards Updated

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Facilities Management
Raising The Standard - Winners All Round

  A new standard for facility management systems; new ops man at Norse; Churchill at Royal College of Surgeons - and the results of the Women’s PFA Awards...

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Technology
Rates Exemption To Encourage Broadband Rollout

Exempting new broadband fibre from business rates will give businesses across England better broadband according to Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local...

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Safety & Health
Manual Handling Training Is A Waste Of Time And Money

A safety training firm is urging businesses to review manual handling training after the HSE revealed that simplistic and off the shelf courses – which involve...

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People
Mental Health First Aider Initiative

Willmott Dixon has trained over 130 people, a fifth of its workforce, to become mental health first aiders on construction sites and in offices nationwide to support its...

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Products & Projects
Big Foot Spied At Manchester Royal Infirmary

Big Foot Systems has supplied a custom plant deck to support a chiller on the asphalt roof of Manchester Royal Infirmary. Big Foot Technical worked with the...

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Property
Down Town - LAs Spend Big On Commercial & the High St

Local Authorities have spent £3.8 billion on commercial property assets in the last five years according to Carter Jonas, the national property consultancy, and...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Construction Output Forecast to Flatline in 2018

After a weak start to the year following the demise of Carillion in January and adverse weather across the country in February and March, the Construction Products...

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Education & Training
The Great Training Robbery

Basic training being disguised as apprenticeships and a  decline in apprenticeships is the damning assessment of the first year of the apprenticeship levy by the...

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Energy
Clevor Trevers - Blockheads Come Up With Energy First

Veolia has a new range of energy efficiency and Air Products and Engie have put their heads together to employ blockchain technology to certify the traceability of green...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Filtering Out the Crud For A Happy Workforce

Flexible working, comfortable office spaces, hydration stations, access to outside areas and natural lighting are the key ingredients for a healthy and happy workforce...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Keeping Cool Under Fire

A security guard has received commendations from his bosses for the way he acted when fire broke out at the building he was guarding. It was the end of a typical day...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Ringo Stars As Major Cleaning Cos Combine

Diversey and Zenith Hygiene have combined to create the UK and Ireland’s largest manufacturer and supplier of cleaning and hygiene products - led by Ringo Francis,...

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Environment & Sustainability
Biofuels - 15 Year Target To Double Their Use

Tough new biofuel targets came into force on April 15 which will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector within 15 years, according to the...

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Fleet & Transportation
Texting Killer Driver Has Sentence Extended

A man who killed a highways worker and paralysed another when he hit them whilst texting and driving has been jailed for a longer term than his original...

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