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Protecting the past

The unique challenges of historic buildings make the new generation of building management systems ideally suited for retrofit projects, says Gavin Holvey of Priva UK Building management systems (BMS) are helping to maintain historic buildings with the same control-based technologies ...

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FM sector debt set to rise by £1bn in 2019

The FM market has slipped to its lowest level of growth for eight years according to the new Facilities Management Market Report from MTW Research. FM sales have declined to levels not seen since 2012, according to MTW, with pricing pressure ...

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Cloudfm Academy achieves new accreditation

Skills organisation, City & Guilds, has accredited Cloudfm’s Academy to deliver qualifications on behalf of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Located close to Cloudfm’s headquarters in Colchester, the Academy is a purpose-built facility, designed to meet the unique and ...

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ISS reorganises EGM to strengthen strategy execution

At the end of last year, ISS announced its ambition to increase organic growth to 4-6 per cent per annum by accelerating its transition towards Key Account customers. To drive this acceleration and create a simple and agile platform for growth, ...

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BSC awards Sodexo’s prisons with ‘five-star’ rating

All five prisons operated by Sodexo have achieved the British Safety Council’s (BSC) integrated Five-Star Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Audit. Sodexo has been working with the BSC for many years and in 2016 began its integrated Five Star SHE audit ...

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Interserve results better than expected as deleveraging plan gets underway

Services provider Interserve published a slightly strong set of full year results than expected, for although revenues declined to 10.7 per cent to £2,904.0 million, this compares favourably to 2017 which saw a loss of £244 million; while its operating ...

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Artic expands hard FM deal at Royal Arsenal

Artic has expanded its hard FM service delivery at Royal Arsenal, a high end residential estate in the London Borough of Greenwich. Last year, the hard FM services provider was invited via managing agents, Rendall and Rittner, to propose a ...

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ISS banks international TFM deal

ISS has secured a new four-year international total facilities management (TFM) contract with a major Investment Bank. The new deal, which covers 16 sites across Europe and Asia includes the clients’ International headquarters in London. The partnership will commence in ...

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FM’s role in helping to reduce single-use plastic across the built environment

According to Sky Ocean Rescue, more plastic was made in the first decade of the 21st century than the whole of the 20th. Eight million tonnes of plastic are thrown away each year and washed out to sea, causing untold ...

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Interserve announces deleveraging plan details

Following its 6 February 2019 announcement, the Interserve Board has  provided details of its proposed Deleveraging Plan, which it states has been agreed with all of the company’s lenders, bonding providers and the Pension Trustee. The key elements of the ...

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