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ESS partnership to deliver ‘First Steps’ supported internship

ESS, the Defence, Energy and Government Services sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has partnered with Bedford College, part of The Bedford College Group, to deliver the ‘First Steps’ supported internship at its MOD Chicksands site. The programme is providing ...

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VINCI Facilities and DIO win ICW award

VINCI Facilities Defence and DIO Regional Delivery South East teams have won the Public/Private Collaborative Working Award at the Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW) Awards, held at the House of Lords on 22 November. The Award citation stated: “The judges ...

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VIVO builds state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre for military personnel

A state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre built by VIVO Defence Services for military personnel with musculoskeletal injuries has been officially opened in a special ceremony at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire by Air Vice-Marshal David McLoughlin, the Director of Defence Healthcare. The new ...

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New hard FM arrangements approved for MoD Reserves and Cadets sites

Ministry of Defence (MoD) sites used by Reserves and Cadets will benefit from new hard facilities management arrangements following an amendment to contracts. Approval has been given to bring sites which make up the Volunteer Estate into the MoD’s existing ...

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VIVO commences hard FM contract with Dstl

Today marks the start of VIVO Defence Services hard FM contract with the Government’s Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The contract will see VIVO undertaking all reactive and planned maintenance, as well as grounds maintenance and billable works at the ...

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Compass retains Gold Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme status

Compass Group UK & Ireland has secured Gold Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme status following its recent revalidation, carried out by the Defence Relationship Management Team. The Gold commendation reflects the work the organisation does to support veterans, reservists, cadets ...

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Sodexo retains contract with Aspire Defence Services

Sodexo has retained its contract with Aspire Defence Services (ADS) for the delivery of catering, retail, mess management and cleaning services across all the garrisons of Project Allenby/Connaught. Sodexo’s commitment to delivering a great ‘Lived Experience’ for the military was ...

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Mitie secures FM contract for MOD sites in Germany and Italy

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded Mitie Defence Limited a £150 million contract to provide key services for the UK Armed Forces serving in Germany and Italy. Covering the MOD’s military accommodation, as well as military and adventurous training ...

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Future forces

David Brewer, Chief Operating Officer, MOD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation brings Sara Bean up to date on how the first of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s £1.6 billion Built Estate contracts is driving improvements The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), which is responsible ...

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Amey improving biodiversity at DIO site in Scotland

Critical facilities and asset management services provider, Amey, is working alongside the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to transform local grass land into havens for wildlife. Through its defence housing contract, the DIO granted permission for Amey to change nearly one ...

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