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A new upskilling support programme is being offered to front line FM employees to help enhance their learning pathways and broaden their career options FutureFit is an initiative delivered by charity, East London Business Alliance (ELBA) which aims to help ...

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VINCI Facilities diverts teams to support the NHS and its key workers

VINCI Facilities, a major provider of FM to the NHS, has announced it is diverting volunteers from its mobile repair teams (MRTs) to support existing facilities management services across several hospitals in the North West, Midlands and South East. As ...

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IWFM calls on ministers to recognise FMs as ‘Key workers’

In a letter to the Secretaries of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Linda Hausmanis, IWFM CEO, has called for for workplace and facilities management professionals, and their contractors, to be recognised as ...

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Research reveals UK cleaning industry makes up 5% of the national workforce

New research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed that there are approximately 1.63 million workers in the sector, making up around five per cent of the UK workforce. This total, calculated for the first time by including cleaning ...

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The ExcluSec Group supports local businesses with free key holding service

Bolton-based soft services provider, The ExcluSec Group, has launched an offer to supports its local business community during these difficult times. More and more organisations are following the government’s coronavirus advice and encouraging as many of their employees as possible ...

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ISS provides update relating to IT security incident and COVID-19

Global facilities services firm, ISS, has reported organic growth for January 2020 was strong and above its expectations at 7 per cent. The business stated it has “continued to perform and deliver uninterrupted service to the vast majority of clients” ...

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The ONE project intends to encourage entrepreneurial spirit

Blog from Kelly Howell, HR Director at Atalian Servest In February 2020, during National Apprenticeship Week , Atalian Servest launched the ONE project to discover hidden talent, encourage entrepreneurial spirit within the business and inspire people to put forward innovative ...

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FM firm Richard Irvin reports strong performance

Provider of technical management and energy solutions for commercial property and domestic housing, Richard Irvin FM Limited, has reported a strong performance for the trading year, January to December 2019, following its acquisition by private investment firm Rcapital in December ...

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IWFM publishes coronavirus guidance resource

The IWFM has been working together with its Risk and Business Continuity Management SIG to provide a coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance resource for workplace and facilities managers. In a recent announcement IWFM said: “We live in challenging times. In the space ...

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Interserve wins Landsec TFM deal

Interserve Group Limited has been awarded a contract worth £18.5 million per annum to deliver total facilities management (TFM) services at seven of Landsec’s major retail centres across the UK. The international Support Services, Construction and Equipment Services group has ...

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