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Tuesday, 20 August

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Monday, Bloody Monday - ER In Attack Plan As Thunberg Calls Strike

Plans are underway for a global strike - centred in the UK - of union workers and concerned citizens to call for action on climate change while Extinction Rebellion have...

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Landmark Acquisition Sees PTSG Valued At £300 Million

PTSG the major player in a number of FM related business activities has been bought at the staggering value of £300 million by Macquarie’s Principal Finance...

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PET's Alright - Recyclable Question Answered

In a recent article, ThisWeekinFM applauded ISS for selling bottles and carton of water for charity but questioned whether those receptacles could actually be...

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I'd Rather Be Replaced By A Robot Than A Human Being

While people generally prefer to see jobs go to people rather than to robots, this preference reverses when they consider their own jobs. In that case, they prefer to...

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Free Wi-Fi May Have High Cost

New research has revealed that 79% of public Wi-Fi users take significant risks when choosing hotspots. Instead of taking the time to check that a hotspot is legitimate,...

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It's G Jim - But Not As We Know It

5G will transform not just the speed of our mobile phones but also how our properties can communicate with each other, yet the average John, Jan, Jessica or Jim knows...

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RIP The CV

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Extra Hours Affecting Relationships

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Howzat - River Boat Party Is Catch Of The Day

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Businesses Want To Lead Climate Change Fight

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Facilities Management
British Library Books Long-term FM Deal

The British Library has taken on CBRE Global Workplace Solutions on a four year contract - with up to three one year extensions. The contract will see CBRE provide FM...

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Environment & Sustainability
Helsinki - Sustainability Reported As It Appens

The capital of Finland  launched an App so residents and visitors can rate restaurants, attractions, businesses, shops and accommodation against bespoke...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Facial Recognition Now Available - But Trouble Brewing Ahead

A commercially available facial recognition system has just been launched. Meanwhile, developer Argent could be in hot water for using LFR and both the ICO and a...

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Energy
Efficient Energy Management Starts With Quality Data

Tom Anderton explains why his company puts quality data at the heart of their digital energy management solutions - and so should you. Anderton writes, utility costs...

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Education & Training
Guidance To Help Tackle One-Sided Flexibility

Hot on the heels of a new government consultation to improve the rights of variable hours workers, the CIPD has launched employer guidance to help ensure such atypical...

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Technology
Workbooks Helps FM Co Win Big Financial Customer

Workbooks, a CRM and marketing automation vendor, says the platform has helped TCFM to win its biggest financial customer. TCFM had been using Workbooks to manage...

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Products & Projects
Grease - The Time, The Place, The Motion

Dublin Airport has solved the problems and seen the light of grease from all its catering outlets clogging up the works and causing a maintenance headache. The busy...

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People
Immoral Compass Finds Right Direction

A Compass Group company has agreed to the 'return' of working weeks 'stolen' from employees according to the workers' union Unite. ESS had put their...

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Fleet & Transportation
Bristol Rovers To Find New Spark At Airport

Bristol Airport has switched on the power for electric vehicle drivers with the installation of a ten-bay charging zone, along with the capability to extend in the...

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Property
Ballymore Light Up Embassy Number One

Ballymore has submitted a planning application for a 13-storey office building which will provide 217,000sq.ft of flexible, contemporary space at Embassy Gardens, Nine...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Climbing On The Bandwagon - Wellness Is Big Business

Wellbeing in small business initiatives are to be recognised with a new award as research from the ULI says that the wave of interest in wellbeing in the UK will...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Getting On Top Of Energy And Vandalism

A primary school in Elgin, Moray, Scotland, has had a flat roof refurbishment which has improved the building’s thermal performance and provided a solution tough...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Wrong Formula - Chemical Firms May Not Mix

The merger of two cleaning chemical firms has raised competition concerns. The CMA has provisionally found that Ecolab’s merger with Holchem may mean...

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Safety & Health
Clancy Docwra Hit With £1 Million Fatality Fine

Clancy Docwra and one of its employees have been sentenced after a worker was struck by an excavator and was killed. The company was fined £1 million and ordered to...

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