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Amey secures £40m contract to provide FM across Highways England estate

Infrastructure support service provider Amey has secured a five-year £40 million contract to provide facilities and estate management services across Highways England’s extensive and growing operational estate. Starting on 1 November 2020, Amey will provide maintenance, cleaning project and asset ...

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New Facilities Management Framework worth £500m for NHS & Public Sector

A new £500 million procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to offer high-quality soft facilities management services to the NHS and wider public sector. The Soft FM, Asset Compliance and Security Services Framework provides ...

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Just a third of UK workers want to return to the office full time

Only a third (26 per cent) of full time UK workers want life to return to the way it was before lockdown, a new survey suggests. More than 40 per cent of respondents revealed that they like working from home, ...

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Elior UK in five-year catering partnership with Scottish Arts Centre

Leisure caterer Elior UK has secured a five-year contract with renowned arts centre, An Lanntair, as its new catering partner. The contract will see Elior manage the catering and hospitality at the influential arts centre based in Stornoway, Scotland, managing ...

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New apprentice support service launched by Engineering Trade Association

Engineering services trade association ECA has launched a new apprentice secondment service. This extends ECA’s already well-established ‘loan labour scheme’ that allows employers to both loan out apprentices and hire them on a temporary secondment basis. The necessity for businesses ...

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Demand for office space stable, but full recovery not expected until end of 2021

While full recovery to its pre-Covid level is not expected until the end of 2021, demand for office space remains stable and supply limited, finds the latest property snapshot by Colliers. In Central London, office take-up in in the first ...

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World Green Building Council celebrates milestone in Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has announced that the total number of signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment has reached 100, marking a doubling of participation in the programme in just over one year. The Commitment is ...

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ISS awarded new healthcare contract with Bed’s NHS Trust

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed ISS Healthcare as its new provider of catering and domestic services at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital (L&D). The new contract, that follows a 12-month tendering and evaluation process, will begin in ...

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