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Returning to work: Hygiene must be top of the business agenda according to research

A recent survey about how Covid-19 has affected perceptions of cleanliness and hygiene in the workplace shows that confidence is low in these early stages of businesses getting back to work. The survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of ...

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Bruntwood launches FM business

The Manchester-based commercial property specialist is expanding its service offering with the launch of a new facilities management business, Unify, which aims to leverage its client-side background and understanding of property management to deliver an excellent customer experience. Employing 350 ...

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Lookers extends Enva waste & recycling deal

Enva, a provider of recycling and specialist resource recovery solutions in the UK and Ireland, has had its waste and recycling contract with motor vehicle retailer, Lookers, extended for a further two years. The agreement, which extends the two parties’ ...

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Arthur McKay appoints two new regional directors

Atalian Servest’s building support services provider in the UK, Arthur Mckay, has announced the appointments of David Prendergast and Justin Wolvin as Regional Directors to strengthen the team and expand sales development opportunities. Prendergast will steer both the Arthur McKay mechanical ...

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Project – Rejuvenated. Forbo’s integrated flooring scheme creates the ‘WOW” factor in new office design

With the help of Forbo Flooring Systems’ integrated portfolio of solutions, the Bioscience Filtration Division of Parker Hannifin in Birtley, County Durham, was transformed into a contemporary, uplifting and dynamic workplace environment. Labelled ‘Project Rejuvenate’, the scheme designed by Blake ...

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RICS launches global Procurement of Facilities Management Code of Practice

Aimed at both public and private sector property professionals involved in an FM procurement process either within their territory, region or globally, the new global industry code sets out high-level steps to bring transparency and consistency. According to RICS, clients ...

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Light the way

Thorsten Mueller, Head of Global Product Group Building and Home Automation Solutions at ABB explains why the digitalisation of emergency lighting is vital In the current climate, facilities managers are facing constant changes to how buildings are used and occupied, ...

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Veolia bags Bedford waste deal

Veolia has been appointed to manage the waste contracts for Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils. The councils have been taking part in a procurement process with the current contracts to treat residents black bin residual waste coming to an ...

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Hybrid workplaces: At least five classes of workers could be in conflict

Organisations could be caught up in a matrix of pain if they do not carefully manage the new realities of hybrid working, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) is warning. The management consultancy has identified at least five different classes of workers ...

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Facilicom enrols in Open University contract extension

Facilicom UK & Ireland has secured a new, one-year contract with The Open University (OU). This follows a decade-long relationship with the supported open learning and research experts. The cleaning and soft services provider began working at OU’s Nottingham site ...

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