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New Head of Academy and Policy at Lighting Industry Association

Bob Bohannon has joined the management team of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in the role of Head of Academy and Policy. This is a key role for the LIA and will provide strategy and leadership in the Academy, as ...

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CMS launches EV charging station installation service

The installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is the latest new service to be launched by facilities maintenance company, Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd (CMS). With businesses planning to invest an estimated £15.8 billion in fleet electrification over the ...

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Arcus FM achieves ‘Carbon Footprint Standard CO2e Reduced’ status

Arcus FM has been awarded the ‘Carbon Footprint Standard – CO2e Reduced’ status for the entire organisation following a recent audit. Last year the company achieved the ‘Carbon Footprint Standard – CO2e Assessed’ status and says its is “delighted to have moved ...

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Launch of the 2021 FMJ and Grundon recycling and waste management survey

FMJ and Grundon Waste Management have launched the 2021 waste and recycling management survey. It’s the fourth year for the annual appraisal of how FMs manage their waste and recycling activities and one which marks an unprecedented period of disruption ...

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Paddeco and NAADUK launch Ventilation Hygiene Certificate

Paddeco Ltd, in partnership with the National Association of Air Duct Specialists (NAADUK), has launched the UK’s first ever SCQF Level 5 Ventilation Hygiene Certificate. Based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the ventilation industry, working with the Scottish Qualifications ...

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FM equipment hire business aims to Wow with new name

One of the UK’s leading providers of hire equipment, waste services, temporary accommodation and tools to the Facilities Management industry has changed its name from Nationwide Hire to WowNow Hire. The commercial hire company, which supplies everything from heavy plant ...

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Edwin James Group invests in training and development to support STEM careers

The facilities engineering firm is supporting its growth plans and addressing the industry skills gap with the launch of a new EJ Academy programme of lifetime learning and opening a training hub in Glasgow to enable the Academy’s expansion and ...

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IFMA EMEA is officially launched

IFMA has announced the official formation of the International Facility Management Association Europe, Middle East, Africa (IFMA EMEA). The association which became a legal entity as of 1 July 2021, will be governed by a board of directors and led ...

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CIWM and ESA unite to tackle modern slavery in the waste and recycling sector

The waste and recycling sector’s leading professional membership and trade bodies, CIWM and ESA, have announced a joint commitment to tackle slavery, forced labour and human trafficking across the industry. By working together, the two organisations say they will leverage ...

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ISS and Danish Defense agree to part ways

ISS and The Danish Ministry of Defense Estate Agency have agreed to exit their partnership contract, which was signed in 2017 and was due to run until 30 January 2024. ISS said “it has subsequently turned out to be difficult ...

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