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Former RICS Directors say Group Rejected Their Request to Go Public

RICS’ claim that four sacked non-executive directors asked for their departure to be kept secret, has been debunked by the NEDs themselves. As reported on...

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Facilities Show To Go Ahead at ExCeL in 2021

Facilities Show has announced its plans for 2021 and new dates for an in-person event. Facilities Show, the largest gathering of FM professionals, has...

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Parliamentary Group Calls for Key Worker Status and Vaccines for Cleaners

A proposed All-Party Parliamentary Group for the cleaning and hygiene industry will push for key worker status for cleaners, for the vital work they are doing in tackling...

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Amey IT Security Attack Still Unresolved

A “complex IT security incident” of Amey’s systems in December 2020 remains unresolved, meaning parts of their system are still offline. As stated on...

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Swansea DVLA – Not COVID Secure?

Concerns for the safety of staff at the DVLA centre in Swansea have now reached a critical stage, with the Public and Commercial Services Union calling for imminent...

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Mitie One of UK’s Top Employers

For the third year running, Mitie has been named as a Top UK Employer. The certification from the Top Employer Institute recognises the FM and professional services...

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School Closures – How Effective Are School’s COVID Safety Measures?

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Editorial Review | Free School Meals Supplier Controversy and Ethical Business Values

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Manchester Studio Completes Iconic Office Refurbishment Projects

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Veganuary – CSR During COVID-19

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COVID-19
Major Rail Company Uses Swabbing Service to Test for COVID

A major rail company, thought to be Govia Thameslink Railway, is using a sterile swabbing service to test for traces of COVID-19 across their trains and stations. The...

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Building Services
Building Services Maintenance Firm Launches Income Protection Scheme

Bosses at Combined Technical Solutions have announced a new Income Protection Scheme for their 171 team members. This includes anyone working for Combined Technical...

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Contract Wins
NG Bailey to Provide Maintenance Services for Southampton Football Club

NG Bailey has secured a three-year contract to provide a full range of mechanical, electrical and building fabric maintenance services for Southampton Football...

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Videos
2020 in Review – Top Stories of the Year

We look back at the defining moments of the past year with summaries of a selection of our top stories. As presented on the Workplace Excellence channel at...

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Facilities Management
No Reception Desk for Accountancy Firm – Outsourcing Call Handling

Jo Giles, Head of Facilities at Cooper Parry, explains how the removal of their formal reception desk and outsourcing their call handling has changed the dynamic of their...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
CHSA Audits Show 93% Compliance for Cleaning Suppliers 

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has continued its member audits throughout the pandemic and has reported a 93 per cent compliance rate across all...

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Environment & Sustainability
Sustainable Upgrades for the Defence Training Estate

Soldiers using Salisbury Plain and Nesscliff Training Areas are the first to benefit from new carbon efficient accommodation, delivered as part of the £45m Net...

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Education & Training
Sodexo Launches Apprenticeship Programme for Future Engineers

Sodexo has launched a technical apprenticeship programme to attract new engineering talent and develop a pool of skilled engineers and future managers. The first...

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Technology
Should FM Companies Develop Mobile Apps In-House?

Research shows that employee-facing mobile apps play a key role in facilities management firms’ enterprise mobility strategies, but more than 9 out of 10 FM...

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Products & Projects
Sterilisation from CPA’s Biojet to Enable Safer Indoor Air

Biojet, from CPA Engineered Solutions, is a high volume air cleaning device that claims to deactivate up to 99.99 per cent of viruses (including coronavirus), mould and...

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Fleet & Transportation
Volvo Group Confirms Commitment to Hydrogen-Fuelled Fleet

Daimler Truck AG, IVECO, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group have committed to work together to help create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in...

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Safety & Health
Musculoskeletal Injuries in UK Employees on the Rise

Working from beds and dining tables is contributing to a rise in work-related musculoskeletal cases. In 2020, there were 37.7 per cent work-related musculoskeletal...

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People
2021 Lockdown - Workplace Guidance For Employers

England has entered its toughest nationwide lockdown since March, with Boris Johnson warning that the weeks ahead “will be the hardest yet”.  Alan...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Security Trends Report Predicts Industry’s Role in COVID Risk Management

STANLEY Security’s annual report reveals a key trend for the security industry will be mitigating health and safety risks, a direct response to the COVID-19...

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Property
Infogrid Raises $15.5m to Make “Any Building Smart”

Infogrid, the artificial intelligence technology company that automates facilities management and makes any building smart, has raised $15.5m from a combination of UK and...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Willmott Dixon's Interiors Arm to Overhaul Brindleyplace

CBRE Global Investors has selected Willmott Dixon Interiors to deliver the £38.8 million full refurbishment of a landmark Birmingham office block. The fit-out...

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Energy Management
Energy Saving Tips for Businesses During Lockdown

As COVID-19 puts pressure on businesses to reduce costs, what can be done to optimise energy consumption before buildings return to full occupancy? Lockdown means...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Sustainability in Business is Driven by the Will of the Employee, Says JLL

Professional services firm JLL puts the global shift towards sustainability as being driven by employee demand.   The report, "Reimagine: the new future...

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