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BESA elects new IAQ group chair

The CEO of ARM Environments, Adam Taylor, has been elected as chair of the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) group of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Taylor takes over the role from Nathan Wood, MD of Farmwood M&E Services, who served ...

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OCS lands contract extension with British Airways

British Airways has extended its long-term partnership with OCS for the provision of soft FM and laundry services. Since 2013, OCS has been entrusted by British Airways to handle its soft service needs, while providing laundry services to the UK’s ...

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A more comfortable working environment

  Facilities Managers, upgrade your spaces with window film for a transformative blend of efficiency and comfort. Experience reduced energy costs through solar control, mitigated UV damage to furnishings, and enhanced privacy without sacrificing natural light. Say goodbye to glare-induced ...

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Equans awarded new contract with Birmingham City Council

Energy, services and regeneration specialist, Equans, has extended its partnership with Birmingham City Council following the award of a new housing repairs contract. The new deal will see Equans continue to provide a planned and responsive repairs, maintenance and refurbishment ...

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Are you responsible for managing building maintenance?

Ensure the work you are responsible for is compliant and contributes to a safe, healthy, and efficient indoor environment. TR19® Air Specification for Internal Cleanliness and Hygiene Management of Ventilation Systems requirements have changed. So, it’s important for you and ...

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Retail automation and the new office

David Llewellyn, Chief Executive of the Vending & Automated Retail Association (the AVA), discusses the rise in automated vending across the workplace and how it supports the hybrid workplace With hybrid working now common practice within most businesses, facilities managers ...

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Cushman & Wakefield exchanges contracts for new West End office 

The global commercial real estate services firm has exchanged contracts on new office accommodation at 25 Baker Street, London. A brand new, Derwent London development, Baker Street will replace Portman Square as Cushman & Wakefield’s West End office from September 2025. ...

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First Response Group secures English Heritage win

Nationwide security, risk, and property protection business, First Response Group, has secured a three-year contract with English Heritage, a charity that manages more than 400 historic monuments, buildings and places. The contract, which comes with an option to extend to five, ...

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H&S workloads have never been more demanding for property and facilities managers

New legislation and an increased focus on best practice are leading to heavier workloads and excess pressure on property and facilities managers, according to a new report from health, safety and property compliance firm, William Martin. When compiling its first ...

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GEZE UK – a Living Wage company

GEZE UK is delighted to announce that the company has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate based on the cost of living. It is voluntarily paid by over 14,000 ...

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