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CBI Boss Calls for “Economic Migration” to Tackle Labour Shortage

The UK’s low economic growth could be solved by immigration, says the Director-General of the CBI. On the first day of the CBI Annual Conference 2022,...

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CHAS Acquired by Veriforce

CHAS 2013 Ltd, the provider of compliance and risk management solutions, is to be acquired by supply chain risk company Veriforce for an undisclosed fee. Established...

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Bidvest Noonan Security Staff Strike At UCL Over Pay

Outsourced security staff have been striking at University College London this week, in a protest over pay. Over 150 people attended the strike on Monday 14 November,...

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Sodexo’s Tom Martin Wins Young Leader of the Year Award

Tom Martin, Contract Manager for Student Living by Sodexo at Northumbria University, has been named Young Leader of the Year at the 2022 PFM awards. Tom joins a list...

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UK Government Publishes Facilities Management Strategy

The government has released a guide to establishing a coordinated and aspirational FM strategy. In the document, Alex Chisholm, Chief Operating Officer for the Civil...

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Imtech Sells Irish Subsidiary Suir Engineering

Imtech has signed an agreement to sell Suir Engineering to private equity investor Duke Street. Technical services provider Imtech, which is jointly owned by Dalkia...

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High Performing Buildings – November's Roundup

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Spotlight Interview – Oliver Boote | Mace for Colt

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Which Countries Love Working From Home the Most?

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UK Government Publishes Facilities Management Strategy

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EMEX 2022
From Net-Zero to Energy Transitioning – The UK’s Climate Data From Space Community Points the Way

Space4Climate gathers the UK’s Earth Observation community focussed on researching and delivering trustworthy environmental data in support of climate action. We...

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Building Services
In-Person BESA Conference and Awards Returns After 3 Years

This year’s Building Engineering Services Association’s conference saw its highest-ever attendance, with 270 delegates and more than 400 guests gathering at...

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Contract Wins
ISS Signs 2-Year Contract Extension with Warwick Hospital

Warwick Hospital has agreed on an extension to its five-year full FM contract with ISS UK and Ireland. The renewed contract, valued at £7.8 million, includes...

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Videos
Spotlight Interview – Oliver Boote | Mace for Colt

Oliver Boote is the UK Facilities Manager at Mace for Colt. He manages 10 sites across the UK, delivering first-class facilities and workplace services across his...

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Facilities Management
CBRE’s Vision for Sustainable Facilities Management

Workplace experts from CBRE outline a practical framework for delivering sustainable facilities management, aimed at helping FMs deliver on their business'...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Hive Cleaning Certified as a B Corporation

Hive Cleaning, an office cleaning company, has announced its certification as a B Corporation, after receiving the highest Impact Score among all the UK facilities and...

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Environment & Sustainability
BOHS Highlights Link Between Workplace Health and Sustainability Goals

Worker health protection standards directly relate to sustainable development goals, according to The British Occupational Hygiene Society and the Chartered Society for...

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Education & Training
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – BGES Welcomes BEMS Apprentices

Coinciding with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, BGES Group has enrolled three school leavers on an apprenticeship aimed at delivering smart, low-carbon...

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Smart Buildings & Technology
Infogrid Acquires Aquicore to Strengthen ESG Reporting Offering 

UK smart building technology firm Infogrid has announced the acquisition of Aquicore, an ESG data and analytics company. The acquisition will merge...

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Products & Projects
FMs Warned to Prepare for Fluorescent Lamp Ban

Trade association LightingEurope is urging facilities managers to hurry their buildings’ transition to LED lighting systems, ahead of the August 2023...

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Fleet & Transportation
Grosvenor Services Wins Security Contract for TfL’s Silvertown Tunnel Project

Charter Security, a subsidiary of Grosvenor Services Group, has secured a three-year contract with Riverlinx CJV to provide security for the Silvertown Tunnel...

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Safety & Health
Arco Opens New £2m Safety Training Centre

Safety products and services company Arco has launched its latest safety centre in Bracknell, Berkshire. Investing over £ 2 million in the project, and bringing...

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People
The Impact of the Cost of Living Crisis for Survivors of Abuse – How Can Employers Help?

Ayesha from The Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse outlines how employers can provide extra support to those at risk of experiencing domestic abuse during the...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Fire Door Safety Week 2022 – Spotting the Faults

Kirk Smith of Allegion UK discusses fire door neglect and how to spot the potential faults that could be compromising your fire safety procedures. Kirk Smith is...

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Property
9/10 Real Estate Professionals Will Use Virtual Tours by 2024

A recent research report suggests that computer vision and augmented reality will be widely adopted across the commercial real estate sector in the next two years. The...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
High Performing Buildings – November's Roundup

This month’s high performing buildings roundup looks at the enduring workplace trend of biophilic offices. Biophilia is the human drive to connect with nature...

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Energy Management
Savills Saves 302 Tonnes of CO2 a Year at Dublin Office

Real estate company Savills has achieved significant energy cost savings by optimising the operational performance of their office in George's Quay, Dublin. The...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Willmott Dixon Awarded UK’s Best Workplace Award

Willmott Dixon has been recognised as one of the UK’s top workplaces. The construction company came first in the Big Company category of the Best Companies...

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