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Sodexo pledges one million meals for Notre-Dame reconstruction

Following the catastrophic fire that ravaged France’s 850-year-old Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, Sodexo has pledged to offer one million meals to the artisans, vocational trade workers and associations that will support the reconstruction of this emblematic symbol of ...

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Litmus grows purchasing solutions division

Catering and facilities management consultancy, Litmus Partnership, has extended its Purchasing Solutions division after reporting a 35 per cent year-on-year increase in enquiries from businesses seeking specialist procurement expertise. With over 25 years’ experience of working with facilities professionals and ...

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BSRIA publishes Soft Landings and BFM topic guide

BSRIA has launched a free to download topic guide on Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance (BFM). The guide is an ‘at a glance publication’ and aims to inform those involved in the design, construction and operation of a building about ...

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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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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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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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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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Carlisle secures supplier status on NHS framework

Carlisle Support Services has been awarded a supplier place on the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) framework. Established in 2007, and wholly owned by the NHS, NOE CPC provides collaborative and bespoke procurement solutions to the ...

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FM sought for evidence on construction product information

The Construction Products Association’s (CPA) has extended its Call for Evidence on construction product information to 23 April 2019, and in particular is seeking responses from the facilities management sector. The survey forms a critical part of the construction industry’s ...

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Compass Group supporting care leavers into work

Compass Group UK & Ireland has pledged its support for young people coming out of care with the launch of its Care Leaver Covenant commitment. Partnering with leading hospitality industry charity Springboard and Government delivery partner Spectra First, who support ...

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