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Rapport Appoints New MD as Greg Mace Steps Down

Dirk Talsma is to be the new Managing Director at Rapport Guest Services when Greg Mace steps down at the end of July. Talsma attended one of Europe’s most...

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Leaked Report Suggests Perspex Screens in Offices Should be Scrapped

According to a draft cabinet report seen by POLITICO, ministers are being advised perspex screens do little to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. The report...

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Ban on Commercial Evictions to be Extended Until March 2022

The UK Treasury have announced an extension to the ban on commercial evictions, until March 2022. The debt moratorium was originally extended until 30...

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Mitie Wins Maintenance Contract With Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Mitie has won a new seven-year contract to deliver maintenance services on the Future Defence Infrastructure Services programme for sites across Scotland and Northern...

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Goldman Sachs Bankers Required to Declare Vaccination Status

Bankers at Goldman Sachs' US offices will be required to disclose whether they have had a COVID-19 vaccination, according to reports. The staff memo seen by...

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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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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
Be At One Installs Indoor Air Quality Technology

Be At One, a UK cocktail bar brand, has installed Clenzair at its Birmingham site to eliminate airborne and surface bacteria and viruses. Be At One had...

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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
RICS UK FM Market Survey Shows Demand Continues to Rise

The latest RICS UK Facilities Management Survey results show that, for the first time since the COVID-19 crisis, profit margins in the sector are expected to...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
BICSc Chair Joins Mitie as New Director of Cleaning Services

Mitie has announced that Lorraine Davis has been appointed as Director of Cleaning Services. Davis has over 40 years of experience in the cleaning industry,...

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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
First FM Degree Apprenticeship at Bolton University

Bolton University will deliver the first dedicated degree apprenticeship in facilities management having won approval as an IWFM Recognised Centre to deliver the IWFM...

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Technology
Great Portland Estates Integrates Digital Twin Technology Into Office Refurbishment

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Products & Projects
Washroom Innovation has Far-Reaching Sustainability Benefits

Washroom water conservation specialists HSG continue to win major contracts with a wide range of businesses and venues across the UK that share the company’s...

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Fleet & Transportation
Willmott Dixon Rolls Out Electric Vehicle Charging Points at Over 100 Sites

Willmott Dixon is installing charging points at more than 100 locations across its sites and offices in England and Wales in 2021. Working with electric vehicle...

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Safety & Health
Hard Hat Awareness Week – Workers Urged to Check Head Protection

Research shows that 20 per cent of all fatal and non-fatal injuries in the UK are head-related, yet head protection accounts for only three per cent of personal...

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People
Accessibility and Our Cities – Why is This Relevant to Inclusion?

How is the erosion of the traditional high street impacting access and inclusion in our cities? Whilst much is being written about how socially distanced,...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Portico Launches Security Offering

Portico, the tailored guest services provider, has launched Portico Safe. This is the company's new security offering, designed to complement an...

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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
UK Workers Reportedly Disengaged Yet Content

Gallup’s latest State of the Global Workplace report finds that the UK and Western Europe have the lowest employee engagement levels globally at just...

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