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Research reveals the cost of pest infestations on UK businesses

Pest infestations in 2014, cost British businesses £1.2 billion according to new research revealed by Rentokil Pest Control which looked into the threats posed by pests to businesses in the UK and worldwide. The report, commissioned by Rentokil and produced by ...

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Moneypenny launches in the United States

UK telephone answering specialist Moneypenny has launched its service into the US market. The company which has a growing presence in the FM sector, has in 15 years gone from a £10,000 start-up to the biggest business of its kind ...

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Severe weather warnings put vacant properties at risk

With severe weather alerts currently in place for parts of the UK, vacant property specialists, VPS are urging vacant property owners to move to Levels 2 and 3 of their Cold Weather Plan to limit damage and ensure insurance compliance. As ...

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Micromarket 24 offers innovative solution to UK work place catering

24, the first micromarket of its kind to be introduced to the UK foodservice industry, has experienced huge success last year having grown rapidly in the 12 months since launch. Eurest, part of Compass Group UK and Ireland, launched the ...

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Interserve acquires Employment & Skills Group

International and support services group Interserve, has announced its acquisition of the Employment & Skills Group (esg), a UK-based provider of vocational training, skills and employability services, from Ares Capital. esg is one of the UK’s largest private sector providers of ...

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Bilfinger Europa lands triple education deal

Three new deals worth a combined total in excess of £15 million have been awarded to Bilfinger Europa by universities in the UK and Ireland. A four plus two-year deal with London Metropolitan University sees Bilfinger Europa provide integrated facilities ...

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New Living Wage rates announced

As of today (3 November 2014), the UK Living Wage has been set at £7.85 per hour, benefitting 35,000 low-paid workers across the country who are employed by more than 1,000 Living Wage accredited organisations. The new rate an increase of ...

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2014 set to be a strong year for EMEA outsourcing

The outsourcing industry in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region is on course to achieve one of its strongest years in a decade according to a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company. Information Services Group ...

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Phoenix Beard and Eco FM scoop property management deal

GBR Phoenix Beard and Eco FM have been appointed to manage international real estate investor and developer, Scarborough Group International’s UK property portfolio. Within the UK, Scarborough Group’s portfolio consists of 40 commercial properties, valued at around £200 million, including offices ...

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M&A activity bounces back in the FM sector

The UK’s facilities management (FM) sector has bounced back in activity relating to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) according to analysis carried out by business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP. In its latest ‘Insights into Facilities Management‘ report, a total ...

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