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FM industry is held back by short term thinking says VINCI

Research by VINCI Facilities argues that the FM industry is held back by short-term thinking. In a survey of over 200 respondents, drawn from leaders within the FM and built environment sectors, focussing on four key issues: wellbeing, climate change, ...

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Hybrid and ‘hub and spoke’ offices to overtake remote working next year

Once employees are no longer at significant risk of contracting Covid-19 in the UK, businesses will start to roll-out a combination of remote and on-site work, which may see employees come to the office for only a few days a ...

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Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals unveils new catering services

Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has officially unveiled new staff and visitor catering services, as part of a move to offer a long-term food solution across its Chertsey and Ashford (Middx) sites. The services, which include a staff ...

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Engineering sector reports increase in mental health awareness

The vast majority of large electrotechnical and engineering services businesses now train staff as Mental Health First Aiders, according to a survey commissioned by engineering services trade body ECA. Twenty four of the largest ECA Members, with a combined turnover of ...

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Airborne risk of coronavirus indoors not being taken seriously warns report

Organisations are being called upon to do more to make their premises COVID-safe according to research from facilities services provider phs Group The new phs Index report was the result of a collaboration between phs air quality experts and a leading Cambridge University professor that examined ...

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Andron secures multi-site deal with global real estate company

Andron Facilities Management has won a three-year agreement with a global real estate company. The contract award, which builds on a strategic, long-term relationship with the client, will see Andron deliver soft facilities services to 76 commercial properties across three ...

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Cleaning and hygiene industry to get a voice in Parliament

Following a year when the cleaning sector was in the front line in combating the spread of Covid-19, an all-Party Parliamentary Group for the Cleaning and Hygiene Industry may be inaugurated by early 2021. The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is ...

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Mitie wins maintenance contract for UK’s largest telecoms estate

The contract, which covers maintenance and engineering for 20,000 telecoms assets, including every O2 and Vodafone cell site in the UK will last five-and-a-half-years. Cornerstone, a joint venture with Telefonica and Vodafone, is the leading UK mobile infrastructure services company. ...

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G4S Board agrees sale to US firm Allied Universal

Security firm G4S looks set to be acquired by US owned security firm Allied Universal for approximately £3.8 billion. This follows the Director’s agreement to accept an offer of 245 pence per share. The deal will see the creation of ...

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ISS extends partnership with Scottish Power

ISS UK Ltd has secured Scottish Power’s recently re-tendered facilities management contract and extended their 10-year partnership by five years. Scottish Power is part of the Spanish-owned Iberdrola Group, and these services were part of Iberdrola’s pan-European tender which will ...

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