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Facebook Cleaner Exhaustion Claims 'Without Substance'

Claims that Facebook’s facilities management firm demanded the removal of a union activist because of their protest against workloads have been refuted. The...

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Leadec Acquires Partners in Hygiene

Leadec, the global service specialist for factories, has acquired Partners in Hygiene, a UK-based service provider for the food industry. This move...

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A NAAFI Break with JobOppo – TWinFM Joins for Episode One

ThisWeekinFM’s Dave Mapps and Ray Cooksley from ISS join “A NAAFI Break with JobOppo” to highlight FM as an ideal employment sector for service leavers...

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TEAM Software to be Acquired by WorkWave

WorkWave is to purchase TEAM Software, in a deal that's expected to close at the end of September. With the addition of TEAM Software, the provider of...

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Apleona Re-Awarded Electricity North West FM Contract

Apleona HSG Facility Management UK is to continue its partnership with Electricity North West with a new FM contract. The company has been re-awarded Electricity...

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Sustainable Deliveries at 22 Bishopsgate to Lower City Emissions

A sustainable delivery system at 22 Bishopsgate is set to reduce the number of weekly vehicle trips to the building from 1,300 to just 50. AXA IM Alts, developer of...

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Pandemic Mode for Buildings  – The World's Safest Offices

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The Staff Shortage Crisis – Recruiting and Retaining Cleaning Staff

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RICS Suppression Scandal an Accident Waiting to Happen, Says QC

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Spotlight Interview | SafetyCulture

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COVID-19
New CIBSE Air Cleaning Guidance Considering COVID

Two new pieces of guidance on reducing COVID-19 transmission through ventilation and air cleaning technologies have been issued by the Chartered Institution of Building...

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Building Services
Biochar – The Latest Carbon-Friendly Material

Researchers and scientists are experimenting with Biochar, the carbon-rich soil, to examine its use within the built environment. Discovered via observing the man-made...

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Contract Wins
Mitie’s New Life Systems Contract with the DWP

Mitie’s Central Government and Defence team has won a new life systems contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The contract, worth £29...

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Videos
The UK’s Hydrogen Economy – Industry Reactions

The UK’s first-ever hydrogen strategy launched this week, defining the energy source as critical in the country’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050. The...

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Facilities Management
RICS Survey Points to FM Job Opportunities

The latest survey from RICS points to further job opportunities across the sector as more companies increase their focus on FM services, especially in...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Sodexo Launches Infection Prevention Programme for Hospitals

With an aim to reducing preventable infections in hospital settings, Sodexo is launching Protecta, an evidence-based infection prevention...

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Environment & Sustainability
Festival of Sustainable Business Returns

After a two-year hiatus, The Festival of Sustainable Business returns to the Bristol Hotel on 21 September 2021. With sustainability high on the corporate agenda and a...

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Education & Training
Contract Caterer Fooditude to Feature in Google’s Sustainability Training

Fooditude, a London-based contract caterer is to be featured in sustainability training developed by Google and The Planet Mark, for the UK Government’s Together...

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Technology
Digital Twins and Smart Buildings – An Expert's View

Dogu Taskiran, a software developer, a smart city thought leader and the CEO of Stambol Studios, shares his views on digital twins and smart buildings.  Based in...

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Products & Projects
Field Service Workers – Managing the Challenges

Martin O'Neill from Klipboard summarises the biggest challenges faced by field service workers in 2021. Many field service businesses are turning to technology to...

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Fleet & Transportation
Driving Concerns for Staycations

With Summer holidays across much of the UK now in full swing, many families will be setting off on staycations. However, new research commissioned by Europcar UK has...

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Safety & Health
Top Tips on How to Avoid Common Workplace Injuries

After nearly 18 months of working from home, offices across the UK are now back open for business. Many are looking forward to catching up with colleagues and resume...

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People
The Changing Needs of the Workforce – A Psychotherapist's View

Psychotherapist Noam Sagi explores how facilities managers can better respond to a post-pandemic workforce. Noam Sagi is a Psychotherapist, Change...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
51% of Security Guards are Attacked Every Time They Work

Levels of verbal and physical abuse towards security professionals have been revealed in a new survey. In a survey of over 1,000 security professionals by...

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Property
Healthier Hotel Design

As the hotel sector thrives amid the UK staycation boom, a report has revealed opportunities for hotel design to include further wellbeing and comfort measures to...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
BESA Highlights Shortcomings of Government IAQ Report

A report commissioned by the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has highlighted the crucial role played by building ventilation in...

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Energy Management
Hydrogen Energy – How Will it Affect the Commercial Market?

Rinnai's Chris Goggin offers guidance on future international and continental energy proposals, that will likely affect the UK commercial market. The UK is...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Sodexo Re-Accredited as Disability Confident Leader

Sodexo has had its leader status in the UK Government's Disability Confident scheme re-accredited for a further three years. The Disability Confident scheme...

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