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Workplaces in South West Could be Affected by Incorrect PCR COVID Results  

COVID-19 testing has been suspended at a centre in Wolverhampton, after reports that up to 43,000 people may have been wrongly given negative results. The errors were...

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ThisWeekinFM’s Celebrity Open – In Aid of Centre Algarve

ThisWeekinFM, together with Clarion.Golf, got back to their annual golfing event after a year hiatus during the pandemic. The event raised £3.5K for...

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RICS Advertises for Independent Governance Review Lead

The application process for an individual to lead the external review of purpose, governance and strategy recommended by Alison Levitt QC has begun. Gatenby Sandersen,...

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News
The British Antarctic Survey – Is this the Coolest Job in Facilities Management?

Most tend to think of facilities management as a job sector based in hospitals, large office buildings or universities – but some FMs work in the coldest and most...

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News
IWFM Impact Awards 2021 Winners Revealed

FM’s contribution was celebrated at the annual IWFM Impact Awards 2021 in-person, for the first time since 2019. Healthcare, wellbeing and sustainability...

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News
First Response Group Founders Named Black British Businesspeople of the Year

Jamal Tahlil and Edgar Chibaka, co-founders of security and facilities management provider First Response Group, have been named Black British Businesspeople of the...

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The British Antarctic Survey – Is this the Coolest Job in Facilities Management?

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Spotlight Interview | Mary-Jane Pettit

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National Inclusion Week 2021 – What's Happening in UK Workplaces?

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COVID-19
What Does the PM's COVID-19 Winter Plan Mean for Employers?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently laid out his COVID-19 winter response plan to the public, but how will it impact existing working policies? The winter...

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Building Services
Biochar – The Latest Carbon-Friendly Material

Researchers and scientists are experimenting with Biochar, the carbon-rich soil, to examine its use within the built environment. Discovered via observing the man-made...

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Contract Wins
Bouygues UK Appointed for Pentre Awel Development

Carmarthenshire County Council has appointed Bouygues UK to design and build Zone One of its prestigious Pentre Awel development. Pentre Awel is the first development...

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Videos
The EnviroKlenz Air System Plus Applied

The EnviroKlenz Air System is used to ensure clean air in a variety of high traffic environments, such as dentistry studios and school classrooms. According to...

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Facilities Management
Nominate a Worthy Cause for Novus’ Build Back Better Challenge

Novus Property Solutions is offering support for a good cause, community project or charity. Throughout 2021, the construction contractor is choosing community...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Schoolboy Designs Quiet Hand Dryer for Global Handwashing Day

A hand drying manufacturer has unveiled a new model inspired by the design of a 12-year old schoolboy. Zach Cosham, a budding engineer from Hove, approached Handy...

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Environment & Sustainability
Coldplay Prepares for Net-Zero Music Tour

Coldplay’s 2022 tour will have a net-zero carbon footprint, working in conjunction with direct air capture specialists, Climeworks. The British band is...

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Education & Training
Compass Group Wins at BAME Apprenticeship Awards

Compass Group UK & Ireland has won the Employer of the Year Award in the Retail, Hospitality & Tourism category at the BAME Apprenticeship Awards. Organised by...

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Technology
UKNAR Seeks Investment to Develop Asbestos Smart Technology 

The UK National Asbestos Register is to raise £275,000 to develop its asbestos smart technology to better alert and inform people about the...

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Products & Projects
Field Service Workers – Managing the Challenges

Martin O'Neill from Klipboard summarises the biggest challenges faced by field service workers in 2021. Many field service businesses are turning to technology to...

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Fleet & Transportation
Record Order for Volvo Electric Trucks

Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe's largest shipping and logistics company. The deal is the largest...

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Safety & Health
Back Care Awareness Week – Risks to Home Workers

Most of us have probably been guilty of working in unusual places over the last eighteen months, but is your sofa desk contributing to your back pain? In 2019-20...

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People
Transgender Woman Engineer Suffers Discrimination at Jaguar Land Rover

A transgender woman has successfully brought claims against Jaguar Land Rover, saying she had suffered abuse and a lack of support whilst working as an engineer for the...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
UK’s First Store Detective Qualification Launches

Mitie has launched the UK’s first specialist store detective qualification, equivalent to an A-Level. The five mandatory modules include gathering evidence and...

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Property
RICS Revises Standards of Conduct for Members

Diversity and inclusion are at the centre of new conduct guidelines for RICS’ regulated members and firms worldwide. The new rules highlight transparency,...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Could Future Offices be 3D Printed by Robots?

3D printing innovations in house building could indicate future trends in commercial real estate. Xcavate, a London-based robotics company, combines a team of...

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Energy Management
How Long Does it Take to Heat the World’s Grandest Buildings?

As the temperature dips and energy prices rise, Britain’s households aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch. According to The Telegraph,...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
National Work Life Week 2021 – Balancing Life as Working Parent

Data from Working Families shows a wide gulf in how parents and carers are managing to balance their work and home lives as we come out of the...

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