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Thursday, 2 July

News
Compass Group Signs up to the Race at Work Charter

Compass Group UK & Ireland has signed up to the Race at Work Charter, in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC). The initiative has been designed...

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Facilities Management Marketplace Launched for the Public Sector

A new digital portal to make it easier for the public sector to find suppliers for a range of FM services has been launched. Buyers from both central government and...

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PM Reveals Economic Recovery Plans

Boris Johnson has revealed the government's plans for a post-COVID economic recovery, stressing that it will build the foundations now for "future...

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Imtech Inviron to Provide Technical FM at Jewish Care Properties

Imtech Inviron has secured a new five-year deal to provide technical facilities maintenance services across 26 Jewish Care properties. Jewish Care is the largest...

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£14 Billion Gap in Public Investment to Meet Post-COVID Green Recovery

Analysis from Green Alliance suggests that the UK’s infrastructure pipeline is “incompatible” with the government’s long-term climate...

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Intu to Call in Administrators

The UK's biggest shopping centre group, intu, has revealed that it’s to call in the administrators, with KPMG being appointed. Updated 15:58 26 June...

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Front-Of-House Strategies For Dealing With Aggressive Behaviour Post-Lockdown

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Ross Abbate | CEO for Operate | Mace | Spotlight Interview

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How To Preserve The Diversity Agenda - CIPD Festival Of Work

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How Can Customer Feedback Analytics Help Facilities Managers? Spotlight Video Interview | Jessica Bethune | HappyOrNot

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COVID-19
Introducing the TWinFM COVID-19 Resources Section

Guidelines to help businesses to re-open and operate safely have been published by the government, but what products and services are available to facilitate...

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Videos
How could the role of FM change post COVID-19? | Scott Newland | D-I-S-Ce FM

Scott Newland is a senior FM consultant working with an extensive portfolio of clients. His company, D-I-S-Ce FM, delivers a variety of facilities management consultancy...

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Facilities Management
How has the Premier League Managed Behind Closed Doors Football Safely?

After a 100 day gap, the Premier League officially resumed on 17 June 2020, after working with clubs to ensure risks are assessed and minimised. The remaining games...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
ABM Works with UK Airports to Improve Customer Confidence

Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports are reimagining the customer journey and introducing new hygiene measures to increase visitor confidence. ABM UK, a provider...

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Environment & Sustainability
Office Lighting And Whole-Life Carbon

Over-lighting offices not only increases energy use, but it can also drive up the embodied carbon of a building. We spoke to sustainability professionals Mark...

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Education & Training
FM Careers – Breaking into the Facilities Management Industry

Representing a substantial piece of the wider UK economy, the potential market for facilities management is estimated to be £121.8 billion, says the Career...

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Technology
Bureau Veritas Launches App to Assess Readiness to Reopen

The free app enables users to complete an industry-specific questionnaire and receive a “readiness score”, along with safety and hygiene feedback. As...

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Products & Projects
Legionella Checks on Water Heating Systems Essential, says Rinnai

As buildings are reoccupied, Rinnai is recommending a series of procedures on continuous flow hot water systems before bringing them into active service. All hot water...

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Fleet & Transportation
49 Per Cent of Commuters Plan to use Their Own Vehicle, as Travel Habits Shift

COVID-19 will revolutionise the way we commute, stemming from a lack of confidence in public transport, says Addison Lee. Research shows that 6 out of 10 London...

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Safety & Health
Ventilation a Key First Step to Prepare Pubs for Reopening

Evaluating ventilation systems before pubs reopen on 4 July is one of the first steps to take before reopening, as laid out in the government’s new guidance. In...

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People
UK Report On Jobs – COVID-19 Leads To Delay In Hiring Plans

In a report on the latest recruitment activity from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and KPMG, the availability of workers in the UK has risen at the...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Research Shows Reasons Behind Security Staff’s Susceptibility to COVID-19

Age, working location, ethnicity, and working in close proximity to others have all been identified as factors that may contribute to security officers having one of the...

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Property
FirstPort and Mainstay Join Forces to Deliver Property and Asset Management

FirstPort has announced that it will combine with property and asset manager, Mainstay Group. For FirstPort and Mainstay customers, clients, employees,...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Central London Maintenance Association Takes New Tech-Led Direction with BESA

The Central London Maintenance Association (CLMA) has developed a new strategy around new and emerging technology in building services and has rebranded as TEMA, the...

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Energy Management
Business Smart Meter Rollout to Gain Momentum

After an initial delay, the government is now planning to set suppliers annual targets for smart meter installations. The original programme deadline was 2020, with...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Wearing Headphones in the Office – Acceptable or Not?

Working in headphones is the norm for many individuals and industries, but others feel that it shuts down communication and prevents true collaborative...

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