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Knight Frank hires MD to lead expanded FM offer

Global real estate advisor, Knight Frank, has appointed Anthony Watson to head a newly expanded PROMISE facilities management business. PROMISE, the wholly owned subsidiary of Knight Frank LLP which previously provided facilities management and a range of consultancy services for a ...

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Mitie Landscapes introduces zero emission gritting service

The landscaping arm of Mite has launched the UK’s first zero emission gritting service for commercial use, using a 100 per cent electric vehicle (EV) with a battery-powered gritter attached and sustainable white marine salt. The new service is being ...

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Peter Ankerstjerne joins Planon as chief strategy officer

Real estate and facility management software provider, Planon Group has appointed Peter Ankerstjerne as Chief Strategy Officer, widening the company’s experience and network within the international workplace and FM market. In his role, Ankerstjerne will be responsible for leading the ...

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Bilfinger wins six-year maintenance and projects contract

Essar Oil UK has appointed Bilfinger UK as its maintenance and projects partner at its site in Stanlow, Cheshire. The six-year contract will be delivered under Bilfinger’s Engineering & Maintenance service line and will include the delivery of mechanical, electrical ...

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Edwin James Group investing in future talent

The facilities engineering and technical services company is launching a programme to expand its apprenticeship scheme from 10 to 15 per cent of the total workforce over the next two years. The move marks National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February) and ...

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Senior FM leaders resistant to digital progress, says research

More than two-thirds (71 per cent) of C-suite executives, directors and senior managers are sceptical about the benefits of implementing new business technology. According to new research, the Connected Enterprise report, produced by digital transformation specialists Sigma Dynamics, in partnership with ...

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Churchill to donate funds to support London Progression Collaboration

Churchill Group has committed to donating £40, 000 of its apprenticeship levy fund to support the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) initiative. Following an introduction from JLL, the soft services provider has decided to join the commercial real estate services company ...

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GDM Group merges with Concourse FM

The GDM Group has announced both the management buyout and merger with Concourse FM. Founded in 1991, GDM has successfully grown from a South East England based building services design consultancy into a multi-national, multi-disciplined property services consultancy which has ...

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Bidvest Noonan acquires Axis Group

Bidvest Noonan has acquired UK support services firm, Axis Group, for an undisclosed consideration. Founded in 1994 and employing 4,000 people, Axis Group has combined revenues of approximately £120 million and comprises Axis Security, Axis Cleaning, and Acuity, a specialised ...

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Two Inspiring Leader awards for Anabas

Anabas’ Managing Director, Alistair Craig, and Learning and Development Manager, Kirsty Gaunt, have been recognised as Inspiring Leaders in the Inspiring Leader 2020 awards organised by Inspiring Workplaces. The Inspiring Leader awards were created to recognise individual excellence, those that ...

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