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Student Loans Company signs Atalian Servest for FM deal

Atalian Servest has won a three-year facilities management contract with the Student Loans Company. Under the contract terms, Atalian Servest will provide several key services to the Glasgow and Darlington portfolio including critical engineering, statutory compliance, security, cleaning, helpdesk and ...

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BSRIA publishes Soft Landings and BFM topic guide

BSRIA has launched a free to download topic guide on Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance (BFM). The guide is an ‘at a glance publication’ and aims to inform those involved in the design, construction and operation of a building about ...

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Lovett named as new CEO of ENGIE UK & Ireland

ENGIE has appointed Nicola Lovett as the new CEO of its UK & Ireland business, with effect from 1 May 2019. Lovett has been with ENGIE since 2013 having held a number of executive roles, most recently as Divisional CEO for ...

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Knauf Airless Finish wows at new Sir Robert Ogden Cancer Centre

Knauf Airless Finish, part of the Knauf Readymixed Finishes range (RMF) was specified on a project led by construction giant Interserve to build a new care centre for Macmillan Cancer Support and South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Northallerton, Yorkshire. For such a well-known client, it was important to design ...

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Easy does it with Crown’s Clean Extreme product performance guide

Crown Trade has launched a comprehensive new product performance guide to support its market-leading and recently expanded Clean Extreme range of high performance water-based paints. Last year Crown extended its popular Clean Extreme range to arm professional painters and decorators with the tools needed to win the fight against stains, dirt, mould and bacteria. The new Clean Extreme product performance guide is packed full ...

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Mitie awarded extension on major FM contract

Mitie has won a fourth year on a major contract delivering engineering, landscaping and security services to NHS Property Services. The new award will see Mitie continue to deliver mechanical and electrical services, building maintenance, security and grounds maintenance to ...

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Backup plan

We’re going through some uncertain times, what with Brexit and the collapse of leading players in the FM sector. Here, Julian Fris, Director at Neller Davies explores the role of emergency procurement in helping to weather the storm There seems ...

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ISS acquires Austrian catering business

ISS Austria has acquired JH Catering Ltd based in Graz. Founded by Josef and Edith Hermann in 1992, JH Catering Ltd’s core focus includes business catering at medium-sized and large companies, as well as snack services via workplace shops and ...

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FRC opens investigation into Interserve financial statements

UK audit watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has commenced an investigation into the audit by Grant Thornton UK LLP of the financial statements of Interserve Plc for the years ended 31 December 2015, 2016 and 2017. The investigation will ...

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Amulet secures Millennium Point deal

The specialist security arm of Churchill Group, Amulet, has won a three-year contract to provide security services for Birmingham’s iconic Millennium Point.  The contract, which commenced on 1 April, will see Amulet provide a full suite of security services, including ...

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