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Samsic contracted to clean UK’s largest dance centre outside London

Specialist provider of facilities management services Samsic UK, has been appointed to provide cleaning services to the Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre, the UK’s largest dance centre outside London. Built in 2010, the purpose-built, six-storey facility on Quarry Hill ...

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Compass Scotland launches bespoke Apprenticeship Programmes

Compass Scotland has launched its first bespoke Modern Apprenticeship Programme, with a commitment to creating and developing 100 new Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in its first year. The apprenticeship programmes create a career progression roadmap for an individual to work toward, ...

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ISS and Barclays extend global facilities partnership

Barclays has extended its 8-year partnership with ISS for the delivery of Integrated Facility and Workplace Services across the Barclays portfolio in more than 30 countries until 2025. ISS have worked with Barclays since 2012 providing an integrated Facility Services ...

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Not enough being done to reduce call waiting times ‘due to Covid’ finds survey

UK businesses that attribute long call waiting times to ‘unprecedented demand due to Covid’ are leaving customers unimpressed, according to new research. The survey of 1000 people by outsourced comms company Moneypenny reveals that 85 per cent of people believe ...

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New All-Party Parliamentary Group to champion Cleaning and Hygiene worker’s rights

The new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the cleaning and hygiene sector has been inaugurated to represent the interests of the cleaning and hygiene sector in Parliament and influence MPs, ministers and Government. The British Cleaning Council, which sponsors the ...

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Increased levels of FM investment in digital tech says RICS

Demand for FM services continues to rise across the healthcare, manufacturing and education sectors, according to the November 2020 RICS UK Facilities Management Survey, which also reveals increased levels of investment in digital tech. The survey reports that employment levels ...

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Signs of post-Covid demand for smaller localised office space

There’s been a 19 per cent increase in demand for smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home, according to figures from IWG, operator of Regus. From its current 320 centres in the ...

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Salisbury Group wins award for most customer-centric FM business

The Global Business Awards has announced Salisbury Group as the winner of its award for “Most Customer-Centric Facilities Management Business – UK & Ireland”. Salisbury Group was recognised by the award panel as the company has established a bespoke model ...

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FM industry is held back by short term thinking says VINCI

Research by VINCI Facilities argues that the FM industry is held back by short-term thinking. In a survey of over 200 respondents, drawn from leaders within the FM and built environment sectors, focussing on four key issues: wellbeing, climate change, ...

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Hybrid and ‘hub and spoke’ offices to overtake remote working next year

Once employees are no longer at significant risk of contracting Covid-19 in the UK, businesses will start to roll-out a combination of remote and on-site work, which may see employees come to the office for only a few days a ...

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