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Mitie appoints MD for sustainability and energy services

Mitie has appointed Pradyumna Pandit to the newly created role of Managing Director of Sustainability and Energy Services. Pandit has over 20 years’ experience in the engineering and technology sector, working in a number of roles, ranging from new business ...

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RICS UK FM market survey: Cleaning and workplace and management move up the rankings

According to the second quarterly RICS UK Facilities Management Survey (May 2020), the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has had a mixed impact on demand for FM services with cleaning and workplace and relocation management expected to be fastest growing areas in ...

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ISS names Purvin Patel as new CEO UK and Ireland

Purvin Patel has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of ISS UK and Ireland with immediate effect, taking over the reins from Matthew Brabin who is stepping down from his role as CEO. Patel has more than 25 ...

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ISS cooks up catering deal with Lambeth Schools Consortium

ISS has been selected to provide catering services to the Lambeth Schools Consortium (LSC), a group of 38 primary schools and nurseries in south London. Commencing at the start of the new 2020 academic year, the partnership will run for ...

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BCC warns of ‘profiteers’ cashing in on the public’s Coronavirus fears

The industry body for the cleaning and hygiene sector has warned the public to beware of possible ‘profiteers’ cashing in on their fears about Coronavirus.   The British Cleaning Council (BCC) says the public is being targeted by organisations from outside the established cleaning ...

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Clear forecast

Workforce management and human capital management (HCM) technologies can help FM mobilise and manage people and places during uncertain times says Peter Harte, VP EMEA Kronos Incorporated The past few months will have posed a significant challenge for facilities management. ...

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Zero Carbon for Zero Cost

As the nation prepares to get Britain Back to Business and lockdown restrictions begin to ease, organisations across the UK are considering how they can prepare for a ‘new normal’ way of operating. To support those planning a return to ...

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Platinum Facilities wins at the Berkeley Square Estate

Platinum Facilities, the technology led hard FM service provider, has announced it has been appointed to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing services at the Berkeley Square Estate in London. The estate, at the heart of Mayfair, is one of the ...

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Trust, social cohesion and information sharing face damage when people work virtually

Analysis on behalf of Advanced Workplace Institute shows risks of Covid-19 home working revolution Trust, social cohesion and information sharing are the most potentially vulnerable to damage when people work virtually, according to a study of around 750 academic papers ...

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Acas coronavirus advice on returning to work

Workplace expert, Acas, has updated its coronavirus guidance to cover best practice around how to handle returning to work. The coronavirus pandemic has seen calls to the Acas helpline increase by a third (34%) when compared to the same period ...

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