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B&M Waste acquires Walsall waste management firm

B&M Waste Services continues its expansion in the West Midlands with the acquisition of waste management company Ian Wilcox Recycling. This is the second acquisition in the West Midlands area for the carbon neutral waste management business, following its acquisition ...

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ENGIE confirmed as FM provider at Midland Met

In the countdown to finish the delayed Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust has appointed ENGIE as the new facilities management provider of the new building. Work is due to recommence on the building this ...

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KCOM selects B38 Group for TFM services

Facilities management provider B38 Group has been appointed by communications business KCOM to provide a full range of property support and facilities services across its sites throughout the UK. KCOM is headquartered in Kingston upon Hull and serves residents and ...

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New report reveals £1.2bn has been spent on “fake” apprenticeships

According to a new report published by education think tank EDSK half of apprenticeships started since the apprenticeship levy was introduced in May 2017 are “fake”. The report called Runaway Training claims that £550 million of levy funding has been ...

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Hocking takes up seat as chief executive of Galliford Try

Bill Hocking has formally taken up his new role as Chief Executive of Galliford Try with effect from 3 January 2020. Hocking succeeds Graham Prothero who has stepped down as CEO and leaves the business following the successful completion of ...

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Auva Certification awards Capital Property Maintenance three ISO certifications with special guest Rt Hon. Priti Patel MP

Capital Property Maintenance Ltd, a specialist in building services, has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certifications for quality, environmental and health and safety management systems by Auva Certification Ltd at a special ceremony held ...

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Team Q Maintenance wins new contract with Cambridgeshire County Council

Technical services provider Team Q Maintenance has been awarded a major public sector contract with Cambridgeshire County Council.  Team Q will provide building, mechanical and electrical maintenance services to Cambridgeshire’s non-school portfolio comprising in excess of 200 properties. The new ...

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Today ain’t right…

Julian Fris, Director at Neller Davies with some indispensable advice for getting client-supplier relationships right I recently decided to do something different. I wanted to break the mould and ‘do good’. So, I decided to record a rock n’ roll ...

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Clean sweep or brush off?

Brexit or no-Brexit, deadlines are looming and for the cleaning industry – and its FM clients – change is afoot. Dominic Ponniah, CEO of Cleanology, explains Brexit is proving to be the defining European geopolitical and economic event of the ...

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Is FM a risky business?

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities  The theme for this year’s RICS FM strategic Conference in June poses the question as to whether facilities management is an inherently risky business. I’m looking forward to chairing the event and ...

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