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Test & Trace – Cost Effective?

NHS Test & Trace identified almost 390,000 positive cases between 31 December and 6 January ‒ the highest weekly figure to date. However, it has also been...

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IWFM and NEC Launch First Bespoke Procurement Suite for FM Sector

A new suite of contracts has been developed specifically for the facilities management industry, developed by NEC, one of the construction industry’s leading...

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BESA Backs Air Quality Campaign for Ella’s Law

BESA is supporting plans to introduce Ella’s Law, named in memory of Ella Roberta Kissi-Debrah, the first person in the world to have her death directly attributed...

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Real Estate Companies Cut Ties With Trump Organisation 

JLL and Cushman & Wakefield are just two in a long list of high-profile companies that have distanced themselves from the Trump Organisation. After recent attack...

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Chartwells Boss Apologises For Free School Meal Mistake

The Managing Director of Compass Group has apologised for the lack of quality in the free school meals provided by its catering company Chartwells this...

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UK Science Facilities to be Upgraded in £213 Million Government Investment

Thanks to a major investment to upgrade the UK’s scientific infrastructure, computers to track infectious diseases and a floating offshore wind testing lab are...

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Manchester Studio Completes Iconic Office Refurbishment Projects

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Veganuary – CSR During COVID-19

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School Closures – How Effective Are School’s COVID Safety Measures?

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ThisWeekinFM Presents Workplace Excellence – Our Speakers

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COVID-19
COVID-19 Testing in the Workplace – What Do Employers Need to Consider?

With businesses interested in conducting their own private workplace coronavirus testing for employees, what do employers need to bear in mind? The government’s...

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Building Services
Building Industry Urged to Redouble Site Safety Efforts

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned against safety complacency on construction sites during the new lockdown period. It congratulated the...

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Contract Wins
Unify by Bruntwood Secures Contract with Liverpool Science Park

Unify by Bruntwood, a facilities management venture launched by the Bruntwood Group, has been awarded a contract providing cleaning services at Liverpool Science...

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Videos
2020 in Review – Top Stories of the Year

We look back at the defining moments of the past year with summaries of a selection of our top stories. As presented on the Workplace Excellence channel at...

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Facilities Management
No Reception Desk for Accountancy Firm – Outsourcing Call Handling

Jo Giles, Head of Facilities at Cooper Parry, explains how the removal of their formal reception desk and outsourcing their call handling has changed the dynamic of their...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
BICSc Launches NHS Compliant Cleaning Skills

The British Institute of Cleaning Science has announced the imminent launch of a selection of NHS compliant cleaning skills, which have been adapted from the...

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Environment & Sustainability
Islay Distillery Targets Net-Zero with Hydrogen Innovation

Protium Green Solutions, the UK‐based green hydrogen energy services company, has received more than £70,000 in funding to complete a...

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Education & Training
Sodexo Launches Apprenticeship Programme for Future Engineers

Sodexo has launched a technical apprenticeship programme to attract new engineering talent and develop a pool of skilled engineers and future managers. The first...

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Technology
How Lidar Sensors are Helping Airports to be COVID-Safe

A lidar-based real-time crowd analytics solution has recently helped Orlando International Airport create one of the world’s safest terminals during the COVID-19...

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Products & Projects
Sterilisation from CPA’s Biojet to Enable Safer Indoor Air

Biojet, from CPA Engineered Solutions, is a high volume air cleaning device that claims to deactivate up to 99.99 per cent of viruses (including coronavirus), mould and...

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Fleet & Transportation
Volvo Group Confirms Commitment to Hydrogen-Fuelled Fleet

Daimler Truck AG, IVECO, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group have committed to work together to help create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in...

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Safety & Health
Marlowe Acquires WPL in £10 Million Deal

Wastewater treatment and compliance services provider WPL has been acquired by specialist services company Marlowe for an enterprise value of £10...

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People
2021 Lockdown - Workplace Guidance For Employers

England has entered its toughest nationwide lockdown since March, with Boris Johnson warning that the weeks ahead “will be the hardest yet”.  Alan...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Security Trends Report Predicts Industry’s Role in COVID Risk Management

STANLEY Security’s annual report reveals a key trend for the security industry will be mitigating health and safety risks, a direct response to the COVID-19...

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Property
Infogrid Raises $15.5m to Make “Any Building Smart”

Infogrid, the artificial intelligence technology company that automates facilities management and makes any building smart, has raised $15.5m from a combination of UK and...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Willmott Dixon's Interiors Arm to Overhaul Brindleyplace

CBRE Global Investors has selected Willmott Dixon Interiors to deliver the £38.8 million full refurbishment of a landmark Birmingham office block. The fit-out...

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Energy Management
Pathway Planning for Green Recovery in 2021

COVID-19 has disrupted organisations for the best part of 2020. Whilst the pandemic is not completely behind us, the focus going forward must be on recovery – using...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Blue Monday – Mental Health in 2021

Blue Monday is the third Monday of January, on which Sky Travel calculate to be an annual low point for mental health on average. Due to the unique circumstances...

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