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Mitie moves a step closer towards its Plan Zero commitment by joining EP100 initiative

Mitie has signed up to the EP100 commitment, pledging to double its energy productivity –measured by the amount of energy used per pound of revenue generated – over the next 25 years. However, based on current targets to improve its ...

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NHS Property Services launches #HiddenHeroes campaign

NHS Property Services (NHSPS), a provider of around 5,000 frontline NHS workers, has launched the #HiddenHeroes campaign to shine a light on non-clinical frontline staff – including cleaners, porters, technical teams, receptionists and caterers – who are playing a critical ...

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Interserve to provide FM services to NHS Nightingale North West Hospital

Interserve Group Limited has been commissioned by the UK Government to provide facilities management services to the NHS Nightingale North West Hospital that will be treating Covid-19 patients. The new hospital, located in the heart of Manchester, at the Manchester ...

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Cistermiser’s new CPD presentation explains the benefits of IoT remote monitoring

Intelligent washroom controls and water efficiency specialist Cistermiser has launched a new CPD learning module entitled: “Using the Internet of Things for Water Temperature Monitoring to Help Reduce Risk of Legionella”. The fourth edition of ACoP L8, published by the ...

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Artic supports NHS in Covid-19 battle

Facilities Management firm, Artic Building Services, is supporting the NHS in a bid to fight the Coronavirus. The company already provides FM to several NHS sites in London and the South East and is currently providing additional resource to their ...

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Serco faces the Coronavirus crisis from a position of ‘relative strength’

Serco has provided an unscheduled update on its current trading and its approach to meeting the challenge of the Coronavirus. The company has reported that although the financial results for March have not yet been consolidated, early indications are that ...

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The knowledge economy

David Sharp, CEO of International Workplace, explains to Sara Bean why continuous learning at work is the best way to upskill FM personnel and improve their performance The government’s plans to restrict visas for lower-skilled, lower-paid overseas workers as part ...

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Coronavirus cleaning taskforce launched by phs

Hygiene services firm phs Group has launched an emergency-response cleaning service for organisations affected by coronavirus. Premises which have had a case of coronavirus can be deep cleaned and sanitised by the emergency taskforce from phs Interclean, the specialist cleaning division of phs Group. Reported cases will ...

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Communicating with furloughed employees in the FM sector

Communications experts in the built environment, Magenta Associates, has published a guide to communicating with furloughed employees. Prior to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s launch in March of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, many had never used the word furlough before. ...

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Fooditude re-opens kitchen to serve those most in need

Contract Caterer, Fooditude, has re-opened its kitchen to serve those most in need during Covid-19 outbreak With the rapidly developing situation around Covid-19, the beginning of March saw a considerable shift in lifestyles for all workers across London. The tech ...

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