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The collapse of Carillion & the inevitable blame game

Blog from Mark Whittaker, Business Development Manager for Integral UK Limited and Chair of BIFM, North Region, on the demise of outsourcing and construction firm, Carillion The liquidation of Carillion this week is terrible news on many, many levels. The stress, ...

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End of the road for Carillion

Facilities management and construction services firm, Carillion, has announced its decision to initiate insolvency after a number of meetings held last week with its key financial and other stakeholders, including government, failed to produce suitable financing options to reduce the ...

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Bill Heath joins the Polyteck board

Construction and facilities management firm, Polyteck, has appointed FM expert Bill Heath to its board of directors. Heath joins the business in the role of Non-Executive Director where he will advise the board, support business development and help to shape ...

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Davies to commence his role as Carillion CEO in January

On 27 October 2017, Carillion announced the appointment of Andrew Davies as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 2 April 2018. It has now been agreed by the Board of Carillion that Davies will assume his appointment at an earlier ...

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Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith joins Mace

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, the former Chief Executive of Mitie has been appointed as a Senior Adviser at Mace. In her most recent role in the industry following almost a decade at the helm of outsourcing firm Mitie, Baroness McGregor-Smith will ...

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Over a third of workers are using the wrong fire extinguisher

More than 38 per cent of workers are using the wrong type of fire extinguisher on an electrical fire, according to a recent survey. Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, carried out a fire safety survey to ...

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Forward with BIM

Facilities management practice is changing as FMs find new ways to collect and use data for improved building management. BIM is central to this, as Gary Watkins, CEO of Service Works Group, explains BIM (building information modelling) has been hailed ...

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Carillion JV signs letter of award for hospital deal in Oman

Carillion Alawi, a 50:50 Joint Venture (JV) with the Zawawi family, has signed a letter of award with the Oman Ministry of Health as the preferred bidder in respect of the design and build of the New Sultan Qaboos Hospital ...

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Wates Group’s Andrew Davies to take up CEO role at Carillion

Carillion has named Andrew Davies as the new Chief Executive officer of the business. Davies will take up the role from 2 April 2018, at which point he will also join the Board. Until then, Keith Cochrane will continue to lead ...

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Pollution, politics and productivity hot topics at BESA Conference

The first Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) national conference and awards event took on a wide range of political, technical and business issues at a top London hotel last week. The one-day event focussed in on the industry’s most topical ...

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