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Staff still concerned their offices aren’t COVID-secure

More than a third of workers (35 per cent) are still concerned their offices aren’t COVID secure, according to new research from Mitie. With COVID-19 restrictions set to end on July 19, more than half (52 per cent) of British ...

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VR training introduced for Corps Security officers at two London sites

More than 70 Corps Security officers at BNP Paribas and the Royal Opera House are to undertake immersive and interactive training on topics including patrolling, managing protests, dealing with suspect packages or aggressive people and being aware of potential hostile ...

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Workers do want to return to the office, but in a flexible way

Demand for office working remains strong among both employers and workers but on a flexible basis, suggests new research from Office Space in Town (OSiT). While two-times the number of people are now working from their office than in May ...

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Compass in retail partnership with Northampton General Hospital

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Healthcare Retail team is working with Northampton General Hospital, as one part of three major developments improving staff welfare, as well as enhancing patient and visitor experience. Compass has been working in partnership with the hospital ...

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New Head of Academy and Policy at Lighting Industry Association

Bob Bohannon has joined the management team of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in the role of Head of Academy and Policy. This is a key role for the LIA and will provide strategy and leadership in the Academy, as ...

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Sodexo awarded FM contract for new COVID-19 laboratory

Sodexo has been awarded the contract to provide a range of facilities management services at the new Department of Health and Social Care owned and run Rosalind Franklin Laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa. The new laboratory, named after Rosalind Franklin, ...

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Former Carillion workers gain significant legal victory

Workers who lost their jobs when construction and outsourcing giant Carillion collapsed in January 2018 have secured a significant legal victory in their battle for compensation. Trade union Unite is representing 263 members who are seeking compensation due to Carillion’s ...

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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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