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Simon Bailey moves up a gear as MD of Serco Leisure

Serco has appointed Simon Bailey as the new Managing Director of its leisure business, Serco Leisure. Bailey has held a number of senior leadership positions in Serco over the last nine years. Starting in the transport business, he moved on ...

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Hit the ceiling when opening up design potential 

An innovative package is enabling architects, designers and specifiers to reach new heights in commercial interior design, whilst ensuring the space below is a comfortable working environment. Through the package, Gilberts Blackpool can not only provide the ventilation but can, ...

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Could you support Eastwood Park’s mechanical | lift training?

Do you have the experience and knowledge to become a technical trainer in specialist areas across engineering and estates & facilities management? Eastwood Park Training is searching for individuals to support the delivery of its training, in particular, its lift ...

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Improving evacuation with adaptive exit guidance

More than 70 per cent of people won’t notice your building’s conventional exit signs in an emergency. So how can you make sure they evacuate safely? A new white paper from Eaton looks at high-risk factors, current exit sign requirements, ...

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IFMA UK invites collaborative input from FM community

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest and most widely recognised association for facility management professionals. Its mission, in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), is to improve the practice and visibility of facility management on ...

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Sutherland steps down at Interserve

Dougie Sutherland, Managing Director of Interserve’s development division has stepped down from the Board of Directors with immediate effect, a week after a major shareholder of the company called for the removal of eight board members, which included Sutherland. Sutherland ...

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Mitie links with Connect Group in £7.5m deal

Mitie has secured a five-year integrated facilities management contract, worth £7.5 million with specialist distribution and logistics company Connect Group. The deal will see Mitie manage a host of services including engineering, cleaning, security, reception and landscaping across 78 distribution centres ...

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Imtech Inviron expands Parliamentary Estate deal

Imtech Inviron has retained and extended its technical facilities maintenance contract at the Houses of Parliament. The new eight-year deal will see the Imtech Inviron team provide planned preventative maintenance and reactive support, along with undertaking additional project work, across ...

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Atalian Servest appoints chief marketing & development officer

Atalian Servest has named Matt Chapman as its Chief Marketing & Development Office for the UK and Ireland. Having previously worked for the Guardian Media Group and Arsenal Football Club, Chapman originally joined then Servest in 2011 as Retail Sales ...

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Skanska headlines at the Financial Times

Skanska’s facilities management team has won a contract in London worth £1.7 million, with the Financial Times. The  three-year deal will see the team deliver hard FM services at Bracken House, London. The contract was secured in competitive tender following ...

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