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Incoming CIBSE President Says Industry Must Prioritise Diversity 

The Incoming President of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers spoke at length about the importance of diversity and inclusion in...

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HSBC Cleaner Receives Thanks from British Cleaning Council

A resignation note from an HSBC cleaner has led to several messages of support on social media for the nation’s cleaning staff, including a personal thanks from the...

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UK Construction Sector Workloads Rise

The construction industry in Britain is experiencing the most significant increase in its workload in five years, according to the latest RICS Global Construction...

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Mace Appoints New Regional FM Leads

Mace has announced the appointment of two new regional leads to its facilities management business, Operate.  CEO for Operate Ross Abbate has announced new leads...

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DVLA Staff to Strike After Office COVID Safety Fears

There are to be four days of industrial action at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's Swansea offices, after a dispute regarding COVID safety and office...

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Eco Business Village Planned for Cambridgeshire

One of the UK’s greenest innovation business villages is being planned in Cambridgeshire, centred on landscape-led sustainability and low carbon...

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Birmingham - The New Place to Invest?

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Is the Use of AI in the Workplace Ethical?

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Spotlight Interview | CPA Engineered Solutions | The Biojet

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Spotlight Interview – Samantha West and Ryden Ravenwood | Supporting Transgender People in the Workplace

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COVID-19
UK Workers Unsure on Returning to Office Without Vaccine

Around half of UK office workers feel confident about returning to work without a fully vaccinated workplace. Research shows that 80 per cent of UK office...

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Building Services
BESA to Help Cut Red Tape for Contractors

The Building Engineering Services Association has become the first trade body to adopt a new industry agreed prequalification standard that promises to cut expensive and...

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Contract Wins
CleanEvent Secures Brentford Community Stadium Cleaning Contract

Stadium, venue and healthcare specialist soft services provider, CleanEvent Services Limited has secured an initial three-year cleaning contract at the new home...

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Videos
Spotlight Interview – Samantha West and Ryden Ravenwood | Supporting Transgender People in the Workplace

How can FM employers offer a more supportive environment for transgender people? We explore this with Samantha West, Commercial Director at VINCI Facilities and...

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Facilities Management
Jones FM Acquires Funding From Thincats

Jones FM, the London-based facilities management company, has been supported with a share buyback funding package by finance provider...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
World Hand Hygiene Day – Only One in Five People Wash Their Hands Correctly

Research from a smart hand sanitiser technology company shows that just one in five people cleanse their hands correctly. Additionally, 33 per...

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Environment & Sustainability
Carbon Battle Bus to Tour UK for Net Zero Support

UK’s first "Carbon Battle Bus" announced to support all businesses in meeting net zero carbon targets.  An ambitious Zero...

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Education & Training
MGS Enrols First Automatic Door Engineer Apprentices

MGS has appointed two apprentices through the new Apprenticeship Standard “Powered Pedestrian Door Installer and Servicer.”  MGS, a UK-based aluminium...

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Technology
Digital Transformation Needed to Decarbonise

Major advances in energy sources, electric transport and heating will not be enough to reach net-zero by 2050, unless our cities and innovations are digitally...

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Products & Projects
Restoring Our Cities – The Power of the Built Environment

Seeking reassurance from our physical environment is a natural human reaction – perhaps even more so during times of uncertainty.   Mark Styles, Managing...

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Fleet & Transportation
EV Revolution – Battery Waste Left Behind?

The electric vehicle market is growing at such a rate that we must consider the after-life of their batteries, warn experts. In the race to net zero, lithium ion...

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Safety & Health
Allergy Awareness Week - Optimising Indoor Air Quality for Hay Fever Sufferers 

As allergy season gets underway, an indoor air quality monitoring company is introducing pollen level tracking to its app, to help employers learn how to make the...

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People
New Appointments in Facilities Management – April 2021

ISS and NG Bailey are amongst the organisations that welcomed new appointments this April. Here are some of the latest staff changes within facilities management and...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Emotional Intelligence Training for the Security Industry Launches

The International Foundation for Protection Officers has announced a mental health training programme for the security industry this week, focussing on an empathetic...

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Property
New London Architecture to Reside at Coal Drops Yard

New London Architecture has chosen Coal Drops Yard for its initial residency from 21 June. The organisation will be creating a space where its members, community...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Willmott Dixon Named as Top Employer for Women

Willmott Dixon has again been listed by The Times as one of the UK’s Top 50 places to work for women. This is the construction and fit-out company's third...

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Energy Management
FMs Must Embrace IoT to Make Efficiency Savings

Facilities managers that don’t embrace IoT will be left behind in the race to optimise services and make efficiency savings, warns Shields Energy. Over 30...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
The New Office Dynamic – What's Expected?

More than a third of US and UK office workers describe the prospect of going back to the office as the equivalent of going out to meet with friends, according to a...

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