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WSP Adds RPS to Recent Acquisitions

WSP, who recently acquired two real estate and infrastructure consultancy businesses from Capita, is also intending to take over the UK-based consulting firm RPS. The...

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UK Business Energy Bills Could Increase Fivefold From October

Some UK businesses might face bills five times their current price, due to global concerns over gas supplies and tight electricity markets in Europe. According to data...

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Capita Sells Real Estate and Infrastructure Consultancy Businesses to WSP

WSP will acquire two real estate and infrastructure consultancy businesses from Capita: GL Hearn Ltd and Capita REI. Capita expects to receive proceeds of around...

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Bouygues and Equans Offer Proposals to Address CMA’s HS2 Contract Concerns

In the latest update of the Competition and Markets Authority’s enquiry into a possible breach of competition law by the merger of Bouygues and EQUANS, the two...

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Hinkley Point B Nuclear Power Station Set to Close

The process of decommissioning Hinkley Point B in Somerset, the UK’s most productive nuclear power station, has begun with the closure of its second reactor. In...

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NFU Mutual Sells Eight Prime UK Logistics Assets to Barings

Barings, a subsidiary of MassMutual, is to acquire a portfolio of logistics properties from NFU Mutual in a deal worth £234 million. The eight assets are all...

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Hiring in FM – Looking Beyond University Degrees

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The Best Cities for International Business Trips

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Spotlight Interview – Kiran Kachela | Continuous Improvement Projects 

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High Performing Buildings – July’s Roundup

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COVID-19
What Does The Coronavirus Bill Mean For Commercial Landlords and Tenants?

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 has recently been passed into law – ending the extended moratorium on tenant evictions for non-payment of...

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Building Services
Nurture Group Acquires Trio of Grounds Maintenance Businesses

Nurture Landscapes Group has increased its presence in the Midlands and North of England with the completion of three acquisitions. Barton Grange Landscapes, near...

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Contract Wins
Merseyside Police Appoints BAM FM in £7m Contract

BAM FM has secured £7 million worth of contracts with Merseyside Police, for services including hard FM and mechanical maintenance. BAM FM will provide hard...

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Videos
Hiring in FM – Looking Beyond University Degrees

Employers that use degrees to screen candidates could be missing out on key talent and exacerbating the skills gap. The CIPD asked over 2,000 senior decision-makers...

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Facilities Management
Barnet Council Votes to Stop Key Service Outsourcing by 2026

As their ten-year support services contract with Capita draws to an end, Barnet Council has voted to bring HR, finance, IT and estates back in-house. Barnet Council...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Next-Step for Cleaning Robot Innovation

Avidbots and Maplesoft collaboration produces innovation to meet growing demand for autonomous commercial cleaning systems. Avidbots, one of the world’s leading...

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Environment & Sustainability
BRE Urges Tory Leadership Candidates to Pledge to Decarbonise the UK’s Buildings

Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of the Building Research Establishment, has penned an open letter to Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, to urge them to publish credible and effective...

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Education & Training
IFM Innovators Programme – Shedding New Light on Maintenance 5.0

87 per cent of professionals that completed The IFM Innovators Programme online course agreed that it had “impacted their vision and plans for the...

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Smart Buildings & Technology
JLL Acquires Envio Systems

JLL is to acquire Envio Systems, a cloud-based IoT platform for enhanced performance and operations of commercial buildings. The Berlin-based company’s smart...

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Products & Projects
Infogrid Unveils Global Rebrand

As part of its next phase of growth, Infogrid has revealed a global rebrand featuring a new logo, brand expression, and website. The brand takes inspiration from urban...

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Fleet & Transportation
Hydrogen Vehicles – EV Killers?

A new study from Juniper Research has found the number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally will exceed one million in 2027, from just over 60,000 in 2022...

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Safety & Health
Compliance Fines after Electrician’s Injuries at B&M Warehouse

B&M and Daker have been fined after an electrician suffered serious burns to 15 per cent of his body when he was caught in an explosion at a warehouse in...

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People
New Appointments in Facilities Management – July 2022

Let's take a look at July’s new appointments roundup, featuring ISS, Mace and Office Space in Town.   Picture: a graphic showing headshots of...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
SecuriGroup Supports Knight Frank in Preparing for the Protect Duty

SecuriGroup is working with Knight Frank to ensure security teams are fully aware of the challenges in preparing for the Protect Duty law. Led by SecuriGroup’s...

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Property
Tata Motors Acquires Ford’s India Car Plant for $91.5m

Tata Motors, owner of Jaguar Land Rover, has signed a deal to take over a Ford manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat, to help meet car production demand. The deal...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Campaigners Launch Crowdfunder to Fight M&S Oxford Street Store Demolition

SAVE Britain's Heritage campaigners are crowdfunding to help save M&S’ flagship Oxford Street store ahead of a two-week public enquiry on the matter in...

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Energy Management
New Housing in London at Risk as Electricity Networks Near Capacity

New developments in London may be stalled due to the electricity grid running out of capacity. According to a letter seen by the Financial Times, The Greater London...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
World Breastfeeding Week – How to Provide a Supportive Work Space

On World Breastfeeding Week, ThisWeekinFM looks at how to create a work environment suitable for breastfeeding and what is required by law in this area. Officially...

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