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Japan Lifts Ban on Hand Dryers 

The Japan Business Federation has revised its COVID-19 guidelines regarding the use of hand dryers, asking businesses and commercial facilities to use them...

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Ecocleen Acquires The JPM Group

Ecocleen has acquired The JPM Group in a deal worth in excess of £5 million. Ecocleen, a commercial contract cleaning provider, has announced the...

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HSBC Managers to Hot Desk Instead of Having Private Offices

HSBC’s Chief Executive has told a national newspaper that an entire executive floor of its Canary Wharf office is now to be used as meeting rooms and collaborative...

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MRI Software Acquires Trimble's Real Estate and Workplace Solutions, Manhattan

MRI Software has completed the acquisition of Manhattan, the real estate and workplace solutions business of Trimble. Announced in February, the transaction...

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MPs and Peers to be Briefed by Cleaning and Hygiene Sector

Some of the most prominent figures from the cleaning and hygiene sector will brief MPs and Peers on Tuesday April 20 about how to restore people’s confidence in...

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NHS Contract Awarded to Health Secretary’s Firm

It has been revealed that Health Secretary Matt Hancock and his sibling own shares in document management company Topwood, that has been granted business...

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

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Spotlight Interview | Security Assured

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In Pictures – Bristol North Baths Transformation 

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Editorial Review | Managing Stress in the Workplace

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COVID-19
Mitie Launches Post-Lockdown Workplace Guide

As UK lockdown restrictions begin to ease, Mitie has published a new guide to help businesses prepare their workplaces for the future. ​The guide has been launched...

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Building Services
Building Services Sector Backs Industry Prequalification Standard

Companies from the building services sector are encouraging the construction industry to embrace the new Common Assessment Standard, following the announcement of a...

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Contract Wins
SmartSec Solutions Awarded Security Contract at 10 Old Bailey

SmartSec Solutions are to manage the site security at 10 Old Bailey, London. The specialist front of house security provider, has been appointed by Colliers...

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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
Global Net Lease Acquires McLaren Group Headquarters

Global Net Lease has announced that they are to acquire the site that serves as the current world headquarters for McLaren's Automotive, Racing, and Applied...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Infection Risk in Care Homes Drops 41% with Vacuum Robots

In a UK Government funded trial, robots were used to clean the floors in 25 care homes and the results showed that pathogen levels dropped by 41 per cent in just...

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Environment & Sustainability
Green Recovery – What is a Green Job?

In green recovery plans, the creation of so-called “green jobs” is a common pledge, but what exactly defines this type of role? Director-General of The...

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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
British Land to use SAAS Solution Throughout Retail Portfolio

PlanRadar has announced a new partnership with British Land, one of the UK’s largest property development and investment companies. From May 2021,...

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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
Cleanology Launches All-Electric London Fleet

Following a deal signed with Nissan last autumn, UK cleaning and FM firm Cleanology has taken delivery of its brand new all-electric London fleet. Cleanology has...

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Safety & Health
Biosite Launches Facial Recognition for Construction Site Entry

Biosite Systems Ltd has developed a facial recognition solution to respond to increased demand for contactless site entry.  At site entry and exit points,...

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People
37% of UK Workers Given Less Than a Week's Notice of Shifts

Close to two-fifths (37 per cent) of UK workers in full or part-time employment are given less than a week's notice of their...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
COVID-19 Accelerates Adoption of Video Analytics

Video Surveillance as a Service innovator AVA Security found that more than four out of every five of IT, Operations, Facilities Management and Security systems decision...

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Property
587 London Skyscrapers in Pipeline This Year

The 2021 London Tall Buildings Survey has revealed 587 skyscrapers in this year’s pipeline. 37 per cent of the total pipeline will be in outer London...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Carpets in Commercial Properties – Five Maintenance Tips

As workplaces begin to reopen, the appearance of a workspace is a key factor in inspiring employee confidence when returning to work. Perhaps a workplace’s floor...

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Energy Management
Four Things FMs Need to Know About Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

What do the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards mean for commercial property landlords and tenants in the context of a growing drive to improve the energy efficiency...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Most UK Employees Now Believe the Office is Unnecessary

New research from IWFM has revealed that 63 per cent of employees now believe the office to be unnecessary - a rise of a fifth since the first lockdown. The poll,...

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