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Bidvest Noonan launches VR training programme

Bidvest Noonan has launched its VR training programme, Altius, with more than 1,600 security officers onboarded for phase one of the programme. Altius see security officers train in virtual environments using VR headsets. These environments are perfect replicas of their ...

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Birmingham City Council extends Fortem deal

Fortem, a specialist property solutions business for the social housing sector, has extended its long-term partnership with Birmingham City Council (BCC)  for a further two years. As one of BCC’s suppliers of repairs, maintenance and 24-hour call-out services to homes ...

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OCS shortlisted for prestigious Cateys Award

OCS’ catering brand, Angel Hill’s Goodness initiative, has been shortlisted for a Cateys Award in the Health and Nutrition Award category. The Cateys acknowledge outstanding performers, inspiring brands, and top achievers within the hospitality sector, as determined by industry professionals. ...

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Linaker extends KFC partnership across UK and Ireland

Following a successful partnership with KFC’s equity business, which began in February 2022, national M&E specialist, Linaker has extended its contract with the increase of over 200 additional sites across the UK and Ireland for a three-year term. The new ...

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Managing properties and facilities with location intelligence  

Location intelligence is helping London Gatwick and Carter Jonas to manage large estates and assets. From property portfolios to housing associations, public buildings to airports, geospatial solutions are enabling owners and operators to make better decisions, driving efficiency, sustainability and ...

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Kier to design new Government Hub in Darlington

The Government Property Agency (GPA) has appointed Kier as its initial delivery partner to create a new state-of-the-art hub at the Darlington Economic Campus (DEC). The organisations have just agreed a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) in readiness to deliver the ...

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RICS survey shows signs of recovery for the UK commercial property market

The latest RICS Commercial Property Monitor has revealed that whilst the market in the UK showed some improvements in Q1 2024, certain areas of the market continue to struggle against structural headwinds. Tenant demand rose in Q1, (+4 per cent, ...

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Training recognition service launched by ASFP

A new training recognition service to offer an independent third-party evaluation of training courses specific to passive fire protection (PFP) has been launched by the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP). ASFP Recognition ensures that all recognised providers work to ...

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Retaining skilled talent a top challenge for employers this year

Some of the biggest challenges for UK organisations right now include skilled talent retention, meeting pay expectations, providing a good work-life balance, and supporting employees’ wellbeing. New research by HR software provider Ciphr of 300 UK HR decision-makers found that organisations ...

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UK expansion for Hygiacura following its acquisition of Clearlake Cleaning

Hygiacura Group Limited, an investment vehicle focused on building a nationwide network of commercial cleaning and facilities management companies, has acquired Clearlake Cleaning Limited. This move follows the successful acquisition of Sector Support Services Limited, further strengthening Hygiacura’s position in ...

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