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New MD for ISS UK & Ireland’s Education business

Alistair Dale has been appointed as the Managing Director for ISS’s Education business. ISS Education is a £60 million business that provides facility services to higher and further education establishments and catering services to circa 450 primary and 50 secondary ...

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New problem solving guide for specifiers in education sector

Experts in system water quality, Spirotech, has unveiled a new ‘problem solving’ specification guide aimed at helping estate managers, specifiers and M&E contractors working in the education sector. The ‘Best in Class Heating’ guide explores the issues that can arise in ...

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Senior appointments announced for Sodexo’s education business

Sodexo has announced two new senior appointments for its Schools and Universities business. Philip Smith takes on the role of CEO for Sodexo’s Schools and Universities business in the UK and Ireland, and Steve Hawkins has been appointed Managing Director ...

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Sodexo and the British Nutrition Foundation launch Healthy Futures Partnership

Sodexo has joined forces with the British Nutrition Foundation to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Healthy Futures Partnership was formed following research conducted by Sodexo in partnership with Business in the Community (BiTC), which ...

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Trade unions raise the alarm on air quality in schools

Six education unions have called on the government to find more money to help schools tackle growing indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. In a joint statement, the ASCL, GMB, NAHT, NASUWT, NEU and UNISON all expressed alarm at the extent ...

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Wates secures place on schools construction framework

Wates Group has been appointed to 11 lots of the Department for Education’s (DfE) new 2021 Construction Framework (CF21). Under the four-year framework, Wates Construction will continue to deliver projects worth £12 million and above in the North and South ...

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Pinnacle tackles sustainability in schools with LED switch

Facilities and property management service provider, Pinnacle Group, is working with seven schools in Swindon to reduce energy consumption by an estimated 60 – 80 per cent per annum by switching to LED lightbulbs.   The energy efficient lighting replacement ...

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Wates Smartspace to deliver a £1.8m expansion programme for St George’s College, Swaythling

Property services provider, Wates Smartspace, has been appointed to deliver a £1.8m expansion programme at St George’s College in Southampton, becoming the second project awarded to the business through Hampshire Council’s Intermediate Framework. The appointment will see Wates Smartspace expand ...

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Hydrating UK Students

FMs servicing educational establishments will be especially busy at this time of year, ensuring the safe provision of hydration for educational buildings including schools, universities and colleges. What should FMs be aware of to ensure they are providing the best ...

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BESA backs union’s calls for urgent action over ventilation in schools

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has put its weight behind a call from six trade unions to take urgent action over ventilation in schools. In a letter to the Education Secretary, the unions have warned that there will be ...

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