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New £70m p.a. shopping centre facilities JV aligns brand values for Intu

Europa, Inviron and Intu Properties PLC (formerly Capital Shopping Centres) have taken their long standing partnership to another level with the creation of Intu Retail Management Services. Announced today (11th March), the joint venture will launch on 1st April to ...

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U.S. healthcare facilities on alert as CDC warns of “Nightmare” killer bacteria concerns

Drug-resistant germs called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are on the rise and have become more resistant to last-resort antibiotics during the past decade, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. These bacteria are causing more hospitalised patients to get ...

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Norse cleans up in multi-million pound JV with Norwich CC

A new multi-million pound, environmental services contract between Norse Commercial Services and Norwich City Council, which will secure the jobs of a local workforce and strengthen the bonds of a public sector partnership, came into effect on 1 March. The £4.8 ...

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Emcor awarded five-year FM contract extension with UCB

Emcor Group (UK) has been awarded a five-year contract extension for facilities management at UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company. Continuing its relationship with UCB, which began in 2008, the contract will now be extended through to 2017 for the delivery ...

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Safe and effective hand washing in food service environments

Hands are recognised worldwide as one of the most common vehicles of contamination within the food industry. Dangerous pathogens can be picked up by food handlers handling raw meats, bins, dirty equipment, door handles, phones and even computer keyboards. There ...

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Ocean wins a Home run

Home Group has appointed facilities services provider, Ocean Group to provide cleaning services to a substantial part of it portfolio. Home Group, a social enterprise and charity with a turnover of over £300m, is one of the UK’s largest providers of high ...

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Major expansion plans for janitorial and catering supplier, Avica

Avica UK Ltd, the fast growing, independent janitorial, education and catering supplies company has embarked on a major expansion programme across its 3 branches following exceptional business growth over the past year. The Watford warehouse and headquarters was the first ...

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Nviro adds crime scene cleaning to its new £3m Hampshire Police contract

Cleaning contractor Nviro, has won a prestigious three–year, £3 million+ contract with Hampshire Police, comprising its prior contract duties cleaning Hampshire Police premises but now also includes the specialist cleaning and sanitising of crime scenes. The cleaning and facilities management service provider successfully ...

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Churchill renews and builds on partnership with North Somerset Council

Churchill has extended its five-year partnership with North Somerset Council for a further three years. The cleaning and support services provider submitted a ‘robust and impassioned’ proposal for the continued delivery of cleaning services across the Council’s primary school and ...

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Can you afford not to test and inspect your roofs?

Building owners are being advised to ensure their fall protection systems on roofs are being properly tested and inspected, as the compensation culture means businesses who do not address this are putting themselves at great risk. This is the message ...

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