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Mitie Reports 2021 Revenue Rise

FM company Mitie has forecast a strong 2022, despite low annual profits and the loss of public sector contracts in the last year. Group revenue increased by 18 per...

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Morgan Stanley Launches Tool Kit to Support Diversity in Investment

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has launched a Racial Equity Investing Tool Kit as part of its Investing with Impact Platform. Investors will now have access to a...

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Sustainable Buildings – What Needs to Happen at Cornwall's G7 Summit Tomorrow?

Johnson Controls has given its support to an open letter issued by the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, urging the G7 and other global leaders to...

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Sodexo Appoints Permanent Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Sodexo UK & Ireland has made Raj Jones its permanent Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Jones started her career with Sodexo in 2007, taking on a role in learning...

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Mace and Amey to Tackle Gender Inequality in Construction

Two industry leaders from Mace and Amey have been appointed to spearhead a campaign to challenge gender inequality in the construction sector. Amanda Fisher,...

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Banks to Be Tested on Key Climate Change Scenarios

The Bank of England is to test banks and insurers on how resilient they would be in the event of extreme climate change scenarios. The Climate Biennial...

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Pioneering Sustainable Design – Norway’s Eco School

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Health and Safety Breach Fines 142% Higher Than Compliance Costs

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In Pictures – The UK’s Biggest Design and Build Project on Record

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Spotlight Interview | EnviroKlenz

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COVID-19
COVID-Safe Desks – ACCO UK Presents Desktop Sanitation Solution

A desktop monitor stand with a built-in sanitation compartment complete with fully contained UV LEDs is to launch at this year's Facilities Show Connect...

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Building Services
BESA Backs Fast Tracking of Indoor Environment Quality Measurement Standard

The Building Engineering Services Association has praised the British Standards Institute for speeding up the development of a new standard for measuring indoor...

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Contract Wins
Willmott Dixon Appointed to Build Somerset Regeneration Project

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Sedgemoor District Council for the £16 million contract to build Northgate Yard, a mixed-use regeneration project in Bridgwater...

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Videos
In Pictures – The UK’s Biggest Design and Build Project on Record

Office design and build company Oktra has delivered the refurbishment to One Portsoken Street – the UK’s biggest design and build project on...

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Facilities Management
New Appointments in Facilities Management – May 2021

RICS, Compass Group UK & Ireland, DMA Group and Crown Records Management have all appointed new members of staff this May.     Picture: a...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Report Shows Cleaning and Hygiene Sector is in UK's Top Ten Industries

The British Cleaning Council research report for 2021 shows that the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector is one of the UK’s top ten industries. The...

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Environment & Sustainability
ISS Creates Net-Zero Roadmap for UK Government Department

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is working with ISS to help it achieve true net-zero across its property portfolio.  The...

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Education & Training
ABM Introduces Mental Health First Aid Training 

ABM, the integrated facilities solutions provider, has introduced a mental health first aid training programme across its aviation and business and industry...

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Technology
Monitoring Energy Usage at Met Office HQ

Ralph James, FM & Technical Services Manager at the Met Office, explains how the latest sensor technology has allowed him to monitor the temperature and gather air...

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Products & Projects
Restoring the Palace of Westminster – St Stephen's Hall

The Palace of Westminster, built during the Middle Ages, has recently undergone a refurbishment to salvage the renowned floors of St Stephen’s Hall. UK...

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Fleet & Transportation
FMs – What Are Your Current Priorities?

The role of the facilities manager has a hugely broad remit, but what do you think should be prioritised in a post-pandemic world? FMs cover all aspects of health...

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Safety & Health
What is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor Air Quality has been at the front of our minds as we navigate through a global pandemic, and we have learned that effective air distribution can minimise the risk...

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People
The UK’s Most LGBTQ+ Inclusive Employers – What Practical Steps Do They Take?

This Pride Month, we are looking at what practical tips businesses can learn from the best-performing organisations from the UK Workplace Equality...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
New Requirements for Fire, Emergency and Security Occupations 

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme has issued a reminder to ECS cardholders that from 1 July 2021, anybody renewing an ECS Fire Detection & Alarm Systems...

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Property
British Land Complete 1 Triton Square at Regents Place

British Land is celebrating the practical completion of 1 Triton Square at Regents Place. This sustainable refurbishment is a result of genuine collaboration and a...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Buildings as Batteries – the Future of Concrete?

Thanks to unique research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, entire twenty storey concrete buildings which can store energy like giant batteries could...

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Energy Management
BCIA Course to Improve Energy Management Knowledge Launches

With efficient building management taking on increasing importance, the BCIA is encouraging trades personnel to improve their basic knowledge of Building Energy...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Post-COVID Working – What’s the Future of Co-Working Spaces? 

During initial national lockdowns, co-working companies incurred losses along with several other businesses, but what’s the future of these flexible...

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