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Lloyds of London Considers HQ Move From Iconic Building

Lloyds, the world’s largest insurance market, is considering moving from its 1 Lime Street headquarters, a site it has occupied since 1986. A spokesman for...

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4 Day Working Week Trial Set for 2022

A four-day working week is to be trialled for six months in June 2022, and it’s not just for office workers. Six companies have signed up for the flexible...

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Workman Appointed Property Manager for Heal’s Building

Workman, the UK’s largest independent commercial property management and building consultancy firm, has been appointed by General Projects as property manager for...

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KPMG Boss Apologises for Misconduct on Carillion Audits

Jonathan Holt has apologised for KPMG misleading the Financial Reporting Council during an investigation into the firm’s 2016 audit of the now-defunct FM company,...

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Citigroup Adopts ‘No Jab, No Job’ Policy

Citigroup is the first Wall Street bank to mandate COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace. According to a company memo seen by Reuters, employees in the USA will be placed...

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Corporate Receptionist of the Year Award 2022 Now Open

Open from 11 January 2022, this is the only award that recognises and celebrates the exceptional front of house receptionists working in the corporate sector. The...

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Aceleron – EMEX 2021 | Focus Interview

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High Performing Buildings – January's Roundup

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In Pictures – 22 Bishopsgate’s Latest Office

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Cleaning Trends for 2022

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COVID-19
Eight Nightingale Hospital Hubs Planned

Temporary hubs at hospitals across the country are being set up to help with potential admissions surges due to the omicron variant. These structures are able to...

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Building Services
Government Says Developers Must Pay to Fix Cladding Crisis

House building firms have until March 2022 to remediate unsafe cladding on 11-18 metre buildings. The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Michael Gove, is warning the...

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Contract Wins
Novus Celebrates Record Year of Contracts

National maintenance, refurbishment and compliance contractor Novus Property Solutions is celebrating its most successful year for securing new contracts to date, as it...

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Videos
Spotlight Interview – Shumon Choudhury

In this Spotlight Interview, we speak to Shumon Choudhury, a Residential Property Manager at Lendlease, based in London. Shumon has over 15 years of experience...

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Facilities Management
Spotlight Interview – McArthur Business Solutions

McArthur Business Solutions is a strategic management consultancy that embeds within an organisation to better understand and implement its core values. With over 20...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Cleaning Trends for 2022

Cleaning product manufacturer and distributor Robert Scott has revealed the findings of its latest customer research, identifying the key trends that will dominate the...

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Environment & Sustainability
Inside The Cabinet Office Net-Zero Playbook

Decarbonising the vast public estate will play a pivotal role in the UK’s climate change response. Let’s take a look inside the much anticipated Cabinet...

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Education & Training
London Mayor Calls for Temporary Visa Scheme for Construction Workers

Shortages caused by Brexit and COVID-19 must be dealt with by creating a temporary visa scheme for workers in the construction industry, says Sadiq Khan. In September...

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Technology
Katie King – AI Strategy for Sales and Marketing

Despite artificial intelligence having a firm place on the business agenda, many struggle with how to scale and strategise its opportunities. In her new book, Katie King...

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Products & Projects
Improving Indoor Air Quality This Winter

During the pandemic, COVID has raised the profile of the quality of the air we breathe in our buildings – how do we maintain this priority throughout the winter...

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Fleet & Transportation
Mitie Hits EV Target Ahead of Schedule

Mitie, the UK’s leading facilities management company, has accelerated past its target to convert 30 per cent of its fleet to zero-emission electric vehicles...

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Safety & Health
The Astroworld Tragedy – Crowd Management

On Friday 5 November 2021 an uncontrolled crowd surge took the lives of several people at a festival in the US. Could this accident have been avoided through competent...

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People
New Appointments in Facilities Management – December 2021

Let's take a look at the final new appointments roundup of 2021.   Picture: a graphic showing headshots of Julia, Dees and Reeta   Change in...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
SIA to Honour Women in Security With New Initiative

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. New for 2022, this annual initiative...

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Property
Google to Purchase Central Saint Giles Site

Google has announced that it will purchase the Central St Giles site where it is currently a tenant. MD of Google UK & Ireland Ronan Harris told the BBC: "We...

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

In this month's high performing buildings roundup, we’re looking at hotels that have world-leading sustainability features. The Sustainable Hospitality...

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Energy Management
Energy Transitions – Battery Energy Storage Systems

Matthew Lumsden, CEO of Connected Energy, answers some of the questions he is asked most often about the implication of installing EV chargers. In a new regular...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Is UV-C the Answer for Tackling Airborne Infection in Buildings?

Pressure is mounting for FMs and building owners to deliver solutions capable of reducing the threat of airborne disease transmission in buildings, so is UV-C a viable...

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