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Reconomy expands waste and recycling contract with Grafton Group

DIY retailer Leyland SDM has joined its parent company Grafton Group Plc in appointing Reconomy for the management of its waste and recycling services. The outsourced resource management and recycling services provider is managing waste across all store branches of ...

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Willmott Dixon wins £40m contract for Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration project

Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £40m contract to build Block J, the latest phase of Gascoigne estate’s regeneration project in Barking. Appointed by Be First, Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company, the contract will involve delivery of 124 new ...

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Organisations trialling test labs to monitor post pandemic work patterns

Organisations are turning to experimental ‘pilot working labs’ to monitor working patterns of their employees before making changes to the actual office, according to data from Freespace, which reveals that global office occupancy rates decreased in June compared to May ...

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Novus wins £44 million maintenance contract with Home Group

Novus Property Solutions has been awarded a £44 million maintenance contract with Home Group in Scotland to carry out a range of planned and reactive maintenance works on approximately 4,000 properties across Scotland over a period of six years, with ...

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New research suggests negative impact of home working during pandemic

Working from home during the pandemic has led to increased levels of loneliness and mental distress, according to new research by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The biggest increases in mental distress and loneliness compared with pre-pandemic levels ...

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AM Services Group wins security contract at Leeds Arena Quarter

AM Services Group has been awarded the contract to deliver security services at The Merrion Centre, 123 Albion Street and three residential schemes in Leeds owned by property investment and car parking operator Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS). Over three ...

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TUC raises concerns about back to work safety plans

The TUC has written to ministers to raise urgent concerns about the government’s back-to-work safety plans. The union fears that new guidance – which is due to be published before restrictions are lifted on 19 July – will be “vague” ...

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Mitie exceeds industry leading ESG targets with new 2021 Social Value report

Mitie’s new Social Value report outlines excellent progress across all areas of Mitie’s ESG strategy, with the facilities management company on track to reach zero operational emissions by 2025, 25 years ahead of the UK Government’s target. As well as ...

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International Workplace launches new IOSH course on occupational health and wellbeing

International Workplace has announced the launch of a brand new IOSH course to add to its portfolio. Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing is a management training solution to help line managers address a range of health and wellbeing management issues ...

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Building Safety Bill is published with aim to create lasting generational change

The Building Safety Bill on the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained has been published today and includes plans for a new regulator who forms the heart of a building safety changes. The Bill, said Housing ...

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