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Hultafors Group completes the acquisition of Fristads, Kansas and Leijona Workwear

They join Snickers Workwear in Europe’s market-leading portfolio of Protective Wear and PPE brands. The Hultafors Group has completed the acquisition of the Fristads, Kansas and Leijona protective wear brands following approval by the relevant competition authorities. Peter Dumigan, managing ...

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Has COVID-19 permanently changed our view of the office?

The corridors are buzzing with rumours about what’s going to happen when offices reopen – or at least the virtual corridors are! Are employees going to accept returning to their old lives, including commuting on public transport and working in ...

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Green goals

Andrew Sparrow, Head of Energy and Sustainability, Platinum Facilities on the way service providers can help clients reduce energy costs Energy is a top priority for FMs, not only to reduce carbon emissions but to operate buildings more efficiently and ...

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Real estate revolution

Corporate Real Estate is going through something of a revolution at the moment as the impact of COVID-19 accelerates trends in health and wellbeing, hybrid working, and the use of technology to improve space utilisation. FMJ reports The long-term effects ...

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Supply Chain Sustainability School continues to positively impact UK built environment

The Supply Chain Sustainability School, a multi-award-winning initiative which represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within supply chains, has released its Impact Report, which surveyed over one thousand of its members across the country, to get their thoughts on what ...

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SOCOTEC rebrands Butler & Young

The testing, inspection and compliance services provider has announced the rebrand of Butler & Young, specialists in building control and fire consultancy services. Acquired by SOCOTEC in 2019, the Butler & Young portfolio includes Butler & Young Approved Inspectors, one of ...

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ISS sells its activities in four Eastern European markets

In line with ISS’ strategy to simplify and focus its business towards key account customers, the global facilities services provider has entered into an agreement to divest its activities in four Eastern European markets . The divestment includes ISS’s main ...

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Washroom Design Company Maxwood Washrooms launches industry-first cubicle door, an inward opening door with 8 second outward emergency access

Movana is an inward opening door that can be opened outwards in 8 seconds in an emergency, the first of its kind. Managing Director, Rolf McMullan said: “The issue of emergency access with inward opening doors has often been the ...

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Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Post Lockdown – 5 Important things to consider

As we approach the thought of a release from lockdown it’s important to consider what may have changed in the dormant buildings whilst we have been away. Whilst the Alpine Service Team have remained 100% operational across the UK some ...

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Triple win for Wates FM

Wates FM, part of Wates Group, has won three new contracts in the legal, property management and global commercial real estate sectors. Midlands-based legal firm, Higgs and Sons has awarded Wates FM a three-year deal to provide mechanical and electrical ...

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