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Security Sector to March at London Pride 2022

On 2 July, the security industry will come together for the first time to celebrate pride and LGBTQIA+ identities within the sector. Organised by Satia Rai, Director...

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10 Construction Firms Involved in Contract Bid Rigging

The Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found that ten construction companies have been involved in “illegal cartel agreements” when...

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9 in 10 Health Leaders Think Ageing NHS Building Stock is a Health Risk

A significant number of health leaders polled by the NHS Confederation feel that patient safety is at risk from “old and sometimes extremely dilapidated buildings...

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Maintenance in Women’s Refuges – A Call for Female Contractors

Stephanie Rampton, who owns a fire risk assessment company, is creating a database of female FM contractors to work on maintenance jobs in women’s refuges. After...

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World First Optical Waste-Sorting for Swedish Hospital

Östra Sjukhuset, one of four sites that form Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden’s largest university hospital, is setting the global standard in...

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Lord Bichard’s RICS Review Results Published

Lord Bichard, in his independent review of RICS, recommends “nothing less than a transformation of the Institution carried out at pace.” He found that the...

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Flying Ferries – A New Era of Transport?

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EU Sets New Rules For Tackling Corporate Greenwashing

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Revised Building Regulations 2022 – What is Part O?

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High Performing Buildings – June'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
Revised Building Regulations 2022 – What is Part O?

A new UK building regulation came into effect on 15 June 2022, which deals with the growing issue of buildings being designed and constructed without due consideration to...

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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
Festival of Sustainable Business 2022 – Mini Highlights Reel

ThisWeekinFM attended Bristol’s Paintworks for The Festival of Sustainable Business 2022, finding out about different approaches that can future-proof our...

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Facilities Management
Mace Named a Top FM Service Provider

Mace has been named as the top international facilities management service provider by consultancy firm Hospitality Group. Mace, Flexim Group, JLL, Sodexo, ISS and...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Golden Service Awards 2022 – The Winners

The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards were presented to winners across 19 categories, recognising exceptional standards in the FM and cleaning...

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Environment & Sustainability
EU Sets New Rules For Tackling Corporate Greenwashing

From 2024, large companies will need to publicly disclose information on the way they operate and manage social and environmental risks.   Watch the...

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Education & Training
Development and Technical Engineers in High Demand Across UK

Several engineering professions are experiencing significant shortages in the UK, particularly within the design and development sector. Research from the beginning of...

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Smart Buildings & Technology
The UK’s 2025 Switch to Telephone Cloud

January 2025 is set to see potentially the biggest shake-up to the UK telecoms network for decades. During 2025, the Government and telecomms industry leaders...

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Products & Projects
Creating Standards – Whole Workforce Training

UhUb explains how cross-company skill building via the UhUb community is the way to ensure new standards of cleaning operations are adopted and upheld...

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Fleet & Transportation
Flying Ferries – A New Era of Transport?

The world’s fastest, longest-range and most energy-efficient electric ship ever, the Candela P-12 Shuttle, is set to hit Stockholm’s waters in...

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Safety & Health
Protecting Workers and Your Business at Heights

A building maintenance company has been fined £20,000 for their lapse in competent management of work carried out on a roof and gutters in Wolverhampton, resulting...

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People
Rachel Nolan Appointed as Operations Manager at Portico

Rachel Nolan has joined Portico, the tailored guest services provider. As operations manager, Rachel will help on-site teams to grow and develop, as well as support...

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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
The Largest Offshore Turbine Base Factory in the World Receives Go-Ahead

A £300 million, 40-metre-tall offshore turbine base factory at Teesside’s Freeport has received planning approval. The factory, SeAH Wind’s first in...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Leeds College Launch Unique Football & Construction Course

Leeds College of Building may have scored the perfect course after launching a unique programme aimed at students interested in building, but who love football...

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Energy Management
What Role Does Building Maintenance Play in Energy Saving?

Steve Tomkins, Director of Product and Business Development at SFG20, talks us through the energy impact of correctly maintained facilities. Steve is a chartered...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Should You be Netwalking, Not Networking?

Networking events have traditionally taken a form that tends not to drastically vary from venue to venue. However, are there more wellbeing benefits to facilitate...

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