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FRC issues formal complaint against KPMG over Carillion and Regenersis audits

UK audit watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has delivered a disciplinary Formal Complaint, under the Accountancy Scheme, against KPMG LLP, a former KPMG partner and certain current and former KPMG employees. The Formal Complaint alleges “misconduct against KPMG and ...

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iOFFICE and SpaceIQ announce merger

iOFFICE, an industry leader in workplace experience and asset management solutions, and SpaceIQ, a leading Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS), space management, and employee experience provider, have merged following strategic investments in the companies by global private equity firms Thoma ...

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Sodexo announces three new appointments to strengthen Vital Spaces initiative

Sodexo has announced three senior appointments to bolster its Corporate Services leadership team as it strengthens its Vital Spaces proposition. Paula Stevenson has been appointed Managing Director, Libby Escolme has joined as Marketing Director & Brand Head, and Harpreet Cheema becomes Head of Workplace Services  For the past four years, Stevenson has worked in Sodexo’s ...

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Cluttons boosts public sector offering with place on crown commercial service framework

Cluttons has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Estate Management Services (EMS) framework for the first time, meaning it can take a share in an estimated £500m worth of contracts. The strategic property consultancy was appointed ...

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Mitie to sell Document Management business to Swiss Post

Mitie Group has agreed to sell its Document Management business to Swiss Post Solutions Limited (SPS) in order to focus on its technology-led, ‘Science of Service’ strategy in core divisions. The sale, for £40m on a debt-free cash-free basis is ...

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Sero shares new build specification to help others deliver net zero operations

Energy service and tech company Sero has launched a New Build Specification to support others in the industry to deliver truly net zero in operation homes – for all homes: social housing, privately owned and rented accommodation. The specification maps ...

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HFD Offices is first to achieve new global standard for FM

The serviced offices arm of HFD Group – Scotland’s leading commercial property and investment company – has become the first organisation in the UK to achieve a new global standard for facilities management. Awarded by the British Standards Institution (BSI), ...

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PropTech giant MRI Software acquires FSI to bolster FM portfolio

FSI, the UK-based provider of enterprise-class facilities management (FM) software solutions has been acquired by MRI Software, the global provider of real estate software.  The addition of FSI’s cloud-based platform bolsters the PropTech leader’s overall solution portfolio and enhances the ...

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WeWork and Cushman & Wakefield in strategic partnership deal

Flexible space provider, WeWork, and real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to deliver an innovative flexible space operating platform for landlords and businesses. The partnership is intended to provide clients with “best-in-class ...

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Ecocleen rebrands to reflect new services and sustainability plans

Ecocleen has changed its name to Ecoserv Group. The rebrand reflects the commercial contract cleaning provider’s decision to evolve its business to a multi-service FM provider, offering customers a wider range of services including mechanical and electrical, waste management and ...

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