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Wates’ Paul Chandler to retire

Paul Chandler has announced he will be retiring from a full-time executive role at the end of 2024, after a distinguished 42-year career in construction. Chandler has been Executive Managing Director of Wates’ Construction Group since 2017 and a member ...

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New structure and growth plan for Kier Places

Kier Places, part of Kier Group’s Construction division, which provides building, construction and property management solutions for places where people live and work has unveiled three key business focus areas as part of its five-year strategic growth plan. Led by ...

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Circulai unveils ‘groundbreaking’ partnership

“The world of waste management is about to change” according to three industry mavericks, who are ready “to disrupt the status quo” with the launch of a new company, Circulai. Max Kanda and Simon Sharp, previously the Managing Directors of ...

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Wates launches ‘Healthy Homes’ service to improve UK’s social housing stock

Wates has launched a new dedicated service designed to combat two of the greatest challenges facing social housing, disrepair, and damp and mould. The new Healthy Homes service, which boasts six customers in place already, will see Wates offer existing ...

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Koba signs first UK flex location

New flexible workspace company, Koba, is launching its first UK venture at 100 Barbirolli Square in Manchester. Koba has agreed a partnership lease on a 10-year term with AEW to design, fit-out and operate its inaugural circa 30,000 sq ft ...

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NHSPS chair to step down

Jane Hamilton, Chair of NHS Property Services is to step down following the end of her three-year term. Having joined the Board in March 2021, Hamilton has decided that after 15 years working in the UK, now is the right ...

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Carlisle moves to self-delivered solutions

In a strategic move which reflects Carlisle’s commitment to championing ethical labour practices and raising standards within the security sector, the company has announced it will be completely removing the utilisation of subcontractors to fulfil core roles across its contracts. As ...

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CIBSE appointed new scheme administrator for NABERS UK

NABERS has appointed the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as its new NABERS UK scheme administrator, taking over the reins from The Building Research Establishment (BRE). NABERS UK is a leading building energy efficiency and decarbonisation initiative that ...

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Compass’ chief people officer joins industry leading group for social mobility

Carol Sommerville, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Chief People Officer, has joined the Social Mobility Commission’s Employer Advisory Group (EAG), which works to support organisations to create better socio-economic inclusion in their workforce. The Social Mobility Commission is an independent ...

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Ian Mitchell co-founder of Bartlett Mitchell has passed away

Ian Mitchell, who co-founded Bartlett Mitchell (now known as BM Caterers) with Wendy Bartlett back in 2000 has passed away at the age of 74. In a press statement, Bartlett said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the ...

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