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RICS announces wave of redundancies in response to the impact of Covid

Around 150 -170 RICS employees are at risk of redundancy Sean Tompkins, RICS Chief Executive Officer has announced. He said the decision followed: “An extensive review of the way RICS operates in order to chart a new way forward that ...

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Richard Pendleton promoted to Associate Contracts Director for J S Wright

Mechanical and electrical building services provider J S Wright has promoted Richard Pendleton to the position of Associate Contracts Director. The promotion follows the continued expansion of the 130-year-old Birmingham-based company which now operates across the UK as a £55 ...

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Deborah Rowland brings a European and UK focus as member of IFMA Foundation Board of Trustees

The Director of Public Sector Affairs at Sodexo, Deborah Rowland, has joined the board of trustees for the IFMA Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to making facility management (FM) a career of choice. Speaking exclusively to FMJ she said: “I joined ...

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Government campaign for a return to the office could be derailed by public transport fears

As the government prepares for a push to get people to return to the office, new research from Roadmender Asphalt, a Sheffield-based road repair SME, has found that two thirds of workers (65 per cent) no longer feel comfortable commuting ...

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Carbon Trust advises retrofit of heat pump systems in existing buildings to lower emissions

Heat pumps will have a critical role in tackling emissions from London’s buildings and delivering the Mayor’s 2030 net zero ambitions, says a new report from the Carbon Trust.  ‘Heat pump retrofit in London’, commissioned by the Mayor of London, ...

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Learnings from COVID-19 should extend beyond the crisis, finds construction report

Balfour Beatty, GKR Scaffolding, Kier, Mace, Morgan Sindall, and Skanska have published a new COVID-19 industry research report, conducted by Loughborough University: “COVID-19 and construction: Early lessons for a new normal?”. The independent report, based on research conducted by Loughborough ...

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Artic awarded the Hard FM contract for European HQ of leading games developer

Artic Building Services has been awarded the Hard FM contract for the European HQ London office of world-renowned video games developer Square Enix, at 240 Blackfriars. The contract was awarded through an advice and negotiation process and following the recommendation ...

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ASG to provide cleaning and security at North London shopping centre

Facilities services provider Aston Services Group (ASG) has been appointed cleaning and security services provider to Edmonton Green Shopping Centre. The flagship centre owned by Crosstree Real Estate sits inside the M25 in North London and is undergoing a programme ...

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Leading organisations plan to prioritise mental health as employees return to work

The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is one of 33 leading organisations including Unilever, Barclays and Santander, that have signed an open letter to The Times newspaper committing to prioritising the mental health of their employees as they ...

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New head of HR at phs Group to lead its people agenda

Hygiene services provider phs Group has appointed a new head of human resources. Mike Winstone joins phs as Group HR director and will champion the firm’s people agenda. His permanent role with phs follows an eight-month stint as contract director, ...

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