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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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Lewis & Graves wins back Handsworth School

Lewis & Graves Partnership (L&G), part of the Atlas Group, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the cleaning contract at Handsworth School in London E4. The 3+2 year contract commenced on 1st September 2023 and was awarded ...

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ISS publishes White Paper on AI and its impact on the future of facilities services

Authored by AI thought leader Inma Martinez (a participant at the UK’s recent AI Safety Summit hosted at Bletchley Park), the new white paper from ISS examines how AI can elevate human potential and reshape future of workspaces.  AI thought ...

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Majority of UK managers believe in importance of air quality in the workplace but fewer investing in improvements

The majority (90 per cent) of UK leaders, managers and owners believe that air quality in the workplace is important, according to Dyson’s ‘Air Purity Pulse Check’ report. This directly correlates with the public, with 90 per cent saying that ...

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BCIS calls for more support for construction industry in Autumn Statement  

The Building Cost Information Service is calling for the Government to do more to support the construction industry ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement. BCIS data forecasts that new work output will not return to growth until the end of ...

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Liverpool-based facilities management firm Avrenim announces project wins worth over £3.6m

Provider of people orientated facilities management, consultancy, design and project delivery Avrenim, has secured a raft of new project wins across the country, with a combined value in excess of £3.6m during the third quarter of this year. Recent project ...

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SOCOTEC UK acquires building pathology specialists to enhance end-to-end building expertise

SOCOTEC UK, the market leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) in the construction and infrastructure sectors, has acquired Hutton + Rostron (H+R), renowned specialists in Building Pathology. This strategic move establishes SOCOTEC as the sole UK company offering end-to-end ...

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Matrix Booking reaffirms its commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility

Workplace management solutions provider Matrix Booking, has announced its certification as a B Corporation (B Corp). This accomplishment reflects the company’s dedication to social and environmental performance beyond profit. The employee-owned company, Matrix Booking has long been passionate about supporting ...

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New Guide launched to help facilities managers establish a successful returnable cup scheme

A new report has been launched which provides a blueprint for introducing and scaling circular systems for hot drinks in the UK. The guide, published by the pioneers of circular design Circular&Co and environmental organisation City to Sea, outlines a ...

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