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New desk launched to fight child obesity

With NEARLY half the UK’s primary school children in certain parts of Britain either overweight or obese*, comes the welcome launch of an exciting new ‘standing’ desk workstation from Evo Office designed to help curb and reduce this very worrying ...

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Elior wins record-breaking education deal

The University of Sunderland has awarded a 10-year contract to Elior UK in a record-breaking education sector win for the contract caterer. Under the terms of the deal, Elior is making substantial investment to transform facilities at the University’s two ...

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Sodexo enrols in eight-year deal with Tyne Coast College Group

Sodexo has been awarded an eight-year contract, worth £11.2 million with Tyne Coast College Group, to supply a combination of catering and student accommodation services on six sites in North and South Shields. The contract builds on a six-year relationship with ...

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Amey takes over former Carillion schools contract in Barnsley

Public service provider, Amey, has today taken over the facilities management of 11 secondary schools in Barnsley which were previously run by Carillion. The new contract will now see Amey delivering FM services including caretaking, cleaning, grounds and building maintenance. ...

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Pinnacle secures three of Carillion’s former schools contracts

Pinnacle PSG, a part of Pinnacle Group, has won three new total facilities management (TFM) schools contracts, previously operated by Carillion with Education Support Limited.  Since 1 April 2018, Pinnacle has been delivering TFM, which includes planned preventative maintenance, lifecycle planning ...

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Sodexo enrols in FM and catering deal at 7 Swindon schools

Sodexo has secured a five-year contract, worth £10 million, to provide hard and soft FM services and catering to seven schools in Swindon. The PFI contract with ESSL (Education Services Swindon Ltd) includes two secondary schools (Abbey Park School and Nova Hreod), ...

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Vertas enrols in £2.9m schools deal with Skanska

Vertas Group has agreed a contract to deliver an integrated soft facilities management services solution to five Essex schools built and operated by Skanska, until 31 December 2021. The contract will see Vertas providing Woodlands School, Castle View School, Cornelius Vermuyden ...

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Sodexo wins catering contract with multi-academy trust

Sodexo has won a three-year, £3.9 million contract with Wellspring Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust (MAT) operating in Yorkshire and the Humber region, to manage and deliver catering and hospitality services across initially 12 schools. The schools will benefit from ...

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Wilson Vale adds Kent College Pembury to its portfolio

Wilson Vale has won a catering contract with Kent College Pembury, an independent day, boarding, nursery and preparatory school for girls in Pembury, Kent. The independent caterers commenced the three-year deal worth £750K in annual turnover on 8 January, taking over from ...

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University shake-up needed to meet the demands of Generation Z

Analysing data from across the sector, the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) has produced a report looking at how universities need to develop to meet the needs of Generation Z. The report, titled ‘Jellybean Learning, The Future of ...

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