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Venues Face Fines of up to £4K if Rule of Six is Not Enforced

Leisure and hospitality venues in England are legally required to enforce the rule of six from today, or risk a fine of up to £4,000. Designated venues will also...

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United Airlines to use Zoono Anti-Bacterial Products on Aircraft

A sanitiser company which recently had to withdraw its 30-day germ protection claims in the UK is to be used by United Airlines. In August it was reported that...

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CMA Launches Investigation Into Interserve and Mitie Deal

The Competition and Markets Authority is investigating whether the deal between Interserve Support Services and Mitie might reduce competition in the FM sector. The...

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#KeepBrumSafe – What Does it Mean for Birmingham Residents?

The #BirminghamLockdown comes into force today. But how is it affecting the local community? We turn to Twitter for the lowdown.    Earlier this month,...

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News
October's Manchester Cleaning Show Postponed to 2021

The organisers of the Manchester Cleaning Show have confirmed that the event will be rescheduled for September 2021, with a virtual conference replacing the original...

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Integrated Workplace Management System Market Set for Significant Growth

The Integrated Workplace Management System market is expected to grow at a rate of 14.25 per cent from 2020 to 2027. The report from Data Bridge Market Research,...

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Working Securely Online – Cyber Hygiene

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Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitiser Offers Green Alternative to Hand Hygiene

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Spotlight Interview | Alex Willmore | Tempus FM

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Haz-Mat Suits in Cleaning – Due Diligence or Scaremongering? 

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COVID-19
phs Compliance Launches COVID Surface Swab Test

phs’ new surface testing service claims that it will alert businesses if their premises are contaminated by COVID-19. Property and facilities management services...

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Videos
Spotlight Interview | Alex Willmore | Tempus FM

The Tempus FM team provide bespoke and scalable solutions for any building, regardless of the size or problem. From their self-delivered 24/7 Helpdesk to how effectively...

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Facilities Management
Artic Wins Hard FM Contract with British Medical Association

Artic Building Services has been awarded the hard facilities management contract for the British Medical Association, at its Grade II listed HQ building, in Tavistock...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Italian Airport First in the World to Receive COVID Five-Star Rating

Rome Fiumicino Airport is the first airport in the world to be certified with the COVID-19 Five-Star Airport Rating, by international air transport rating agency...

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Environment & Sustainability
UK Must Create New Green Jobs, Says CBI Boss

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn has said that the UK must become a global leader in climate action to create new green jobs and lift productivity post-pandemic. Speaking at the...

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Education & Training
New Digital BESA Academy Praised by Youth Leader

Jack Parsons, CEO of The Youth Group and known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer, has welcomed the launch of a new online training academy for the building services...

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Technology
Templa Acquired by Innovise to Strengthen Offering to Cleaning Markets

The software company Templa has been acquired by Innovise, the UK subsidiary of TEAM Software.  The acquisition brings together the two UK market leaders in the...

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Products & Projects
The Changing Landscape of Underfloor Heating and Smart Technology 

A new guide shows that the role of smart control technology in creating sustainable space heating methods should not be underestimated. The built environment sector...

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Fleet & Transportation
Europcar Introduces Safety Programme

Europcar has put special measures in place to provide customers with a safe and flexible travel experience, as explained in a recent video. Their group-wide Safety...

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Safety & Health
Three-Quarters of Businesses’ Operating Costs Have Risen to Maintain COVID-Secure Measures  

Over 76 per cent of businesses in the UK have seen a substantial increase in operating costs, as a result of implementing COVID-secure measures. The latest figures...

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People
Rosh Hashanah – Celebrating During A Pandemic

Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year, begins today, and the British Jewish community will be looking to observe as many traditions as possible. Owing...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Security Officer Appreciation Week – #ThankYourSecurityOfficer

A security services provider is hosting a series of thank-you visits to their colleagues to mark Security Officer Appreciation Week. Corps Security, a security...

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Property
FirstPort Completes Acquisition of Mainstay 

Forming a larger property management group, FirstPort has completed its acquisition of Mainstay. Following the news in June that FirstPort was to join forces with...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Construction Industry Continues To Recover From COVID-19

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that monthly construction output grew by 17.6 per cent in July 2020. This follows the record monthly...

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Energy Management
Top Energy Companies Commit to Better Gender Balance 

Six leading energy companies have committed to improving gender diversity and inclusion within their own organisations and across the UK energy sector. BP, Drax,...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Stand Up for Food Month – Tackling Food Waste in the Commercial Sector

Stand up for Food Month is an awareness campaign bringing attention and reduction to the £3 billion of food thrown away at hospitality and foodservice outlets....

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