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ESS Partners with Olio to reduce food waste and support local communities

The Defence, Marine & Aerospace sector of ESS, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is partnering with community sharing app Olio to redistribute good-to-eat surplus food to members of the local community. The company is donating pre-packed products and ...

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CIBSE introduces mandatory CPD on building safety and sustainability

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has introduced mandatory CPD topics for its members. From January 2024, in addition to their existing CPD requirements, members must undertake and reflect on at least two CPD activities, one on sustainability ...

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UKGBC publishes new guidance for construction sector to accurately model and report on embodied carbon emissions

The UK Green Building Council has published new guidance to improve how embodied carbon emissions are modelled and reported on, enabling more informed and sustainable decision-making across projects. Although embodied carbon is being increasingly factored into how we design new ...

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NHSPS appoints new head of service operations and security

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has announced the appointment of Sasha Griffiths as the new Head of Service Operations and Security. Griffiths will act as the single point of accountability for the live service of the Digital and Data function at ...

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Mitie demonstrates cutting-edge technology with the launch of its Facilities Transformation Hub

In a special preview this week, FMJ visited Mitie’s new Transformation Hub based in its London headquarters in The Shard to see the facilities management provider’s investment in the latest innovations. These aim to help customers embrace five key mega-trends: ...

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Hybrid working patterns continue to flourish around the world, finds JLL study

Employees globally are spending just over three days in the office on average, meaning leaders must now consider how to meet new expectations around work and where it’s done, suggests a new JLL report, Is hybrid really working? Creating a ...

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Tivoli to deliver grounds & winter maintenance services for Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust

Tivoli Group Ltd has been awarded a new contract to deliver grounds maintenance and associated services at 30+ schools that make up Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust (BCCET) across South Tyneside, Sunderland, and East Durham. Due to commence on 1st ...

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Government Property Agency appoints Mark Bourgeois Interim CEO

The Government Property Agency (GPA) has appointed Mark Bourgeois as its interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), taking over from Steven Boyd, who is stepping down from the CEO role this month. Bourgeois will join the GPA towards the end of ...

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OCS lands five-Year contract with HM Land Registry, with key focus on social value

HM Land Registry (HMLR) has awarded facilities service providers OCS, a five-year contract to provide a total facilities management solution across its UK office estate. Under the term of the deal, procured through the Crown Commercial Services framework RM6232 – ...

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Supporting street food vendors can help overcome cost barrier for workplace diners

Fuel, BaxterStorey’s street food agency, has set in place minimum spend guarantees, cancellation policies and increased minimum cost per head expectations for all vendors. The move follows the findings of a report it commissioned looking at how changing trends and ...

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