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New Covid-19 secure housekeeping standard launched

The UK Housekeepers’ Association (UKHA) has launched a new ‘Housekeeping Covid-19 Secure Standard’, developed through a strategic partnership with Umbrella Training. The standard has been designed to provide an industry-wide approach to cleaning, offering a clear process for housekeepers and ...

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Spectrum Industrial helps businesses to be socially safe

Social Distancing is at the top of mind for many at the moment as we face this current pandemic. Spectrum Industrial, manufacturer of safety signs has developed and extended their range of Social Distancing and Safety Signs. Many businesses are ...

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Safe and secure

The world is stuck in lockdown. What do you do to ensure your business premises are kept safe and secure? Darren Hyde, Managing Director of VIP Security tells us how to protect your premises during and beyond the pandemic Everyone ...

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BESA warns of mental health ‘second wave’

As more sites and buildings reopen, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that there could be another surge in mental health problems across the construction and building engineering sectors. It said Mental Health Awareness Week was an opportunity ...

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Businesses favour a phased return to the workplace

Most companies plan to take a gradual, cautious approach to bringing employees back to their workplaces according to a new survey conducted by global real estate advisor, CBRE. As governments begin to lift restrictions tied to Covid-19, roughly half of ...

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CH&CO strengthens position through refinancing and fundraise

Independent catering and hospitality business, CH&CO, has announced that it has completed a refinancing and fundraise with its existing lenders and shareholders. The proceeds of the fundraise, when combined with the facilities provided by the lenders, ensure the group has ...

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8 global mental health tips from the professionals

While it is important during this global health crisis that we isolate to reduce the spread of disease, distancing to keep everyone safe does have a downside. Many people will be suffering from higher levels of stress, anxiety and even ...

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Hudd.io, the simple way to create the perfect huddle room, launches

Hudd.io, an online platform for the design of huddle furniture with integrated technology, has launched in the UK with the aim of being a one-stop shop for all things ‘Huddle’. Huddle rooms, small meeting spaces designed for collaboration, have been ...

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United Capital expands with Saltire FM acquisition

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Investment group, United Capital, has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Glasgow-based Saltire Facilities Management, a company with over 320 direct employees and annual turnover of circa. £30 million. Saltire Facilities Management, was founded in 2000 as a public/private ...

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New award announced by LECS UK & University of Northampton in memory of young colleague

The University of Northampton in association with LECS (UK) is proud to announce the introduction of the Alex MacDonald Award for Lift Engineering. The award, for MSc Lift Engineering students, will be presented every year to the highest quality and ...

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