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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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Sodexo reports encouraging growth in first-half Fiscal 2019

Sodexo has published its results for the first half of Fiscal 2019, reporting a slightly better than expected growth in organic revenue at just over three per cent, with growth accelerating in all segments, and in Benefits & Rewards Services. ...

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Improve warehouse safety with forklift truck mats

If you have ever worked in a factory or warehouse, you may be familiar with the trails of water and dirt around the entrances that have been bought in by forklift trucks. Not only can this make the floors unclean; ...

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CMA says pest control merger may raise competition issues

Rentokil Initial’s takeover of Mitie Pest Control may restrict choice and lead to higher prices for customers, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Rentokil completed the takeover of its close rival Mitie in September 2018. The firms are ...

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Time to focus

Eve Fitzhenry, Head of Marketing at Boss Design, explains why quiet space free of distractions is an essential component of modern workplace layouts If you ask office workers what they find most irritating and unproductive about their workplace, they are ...

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Tivoli expands council partnership with new contract award

Tivoli is continuing its 15-year collaboration with Allerdale Borough Council following the award of the Council’s Integrated Street Scene contract, which will see grounds maintenance and street cleansing services merge for the first time. The grounds maintenance firm has been ...

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Serco announces new Middle East CEO

Serco has announced the appointment of Phil Malem as the new CEO of Serco Middle East, Malem joins Serco Middle East from Atkins where he held the role of Managing Director of Engineering and Design in the Middle East & ...

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JLL publishes 2018 sustainability achievements

Real estate investment company, JLL, is making strong progress towards its 2020 sustainability targets according to its latest Sustainability Highlights Report. As part of its sustainability strategy, ‘Building a Better Tomorrow’, the firm delivered several initiatives in 2018 including those ...

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Hot desking is having a cold impact on employee wellbeing

With profound changes in the today’s workforce and hot desking increasingly becoming adopted by UK businesses, new research has revealed eight in 10 office workers have reported that office seating, including hot desking can have a negative impact on their ...

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