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Office workers yearn for a feel good factor at work

A new study of more than 800 office workers across the UK, has revealed that when it comes down to creating the ideal work space, the requests made by office staff are relatively simple, and will contribute to them achieving their desire ...

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It pays to plan

The FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, has been looking at how PPM is managed It is a general truism that the best problems are the ones that are prevented – making planned preventative maintenance (PPM) an ...

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BIFM establishes a new Wales Region

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has confirmed the establishment of a new Wales region, serving BIFM members in Wales, alongside other facilities management (FM) practitioners, through knowledge sharing, best practice, learning and key networking events. Working with the ...

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OCS lands Royal Parks contract

The Royal Parks which include, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, The Green Park, Grosvenor Square and Brompton Cemetery has awarded international services provider OCS, with an initial seven year contract to provide landscape maintenance services to the capital’s most iconic ...

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London Calling

Next month sees the relocation of the Facilities Show to its new home in London after 15 years at the NEC, Birmingham. Cathy Hayward reports on what the industry can expect When UBM, the organisers of the Facilities Show, announced ...

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Norse wins Barnsley LIFT contract

  Barnsley Norse has won a three year, soft facilities management contract, for buildings in the Barnsley Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) programme. Valued at £529k a year, the agreement will see Barnsley Norse responsible for cleaning, caretaking, grounds maintenance, ...

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G4S appoints new finance director

Global integrated security company, G4S has appointed Darren Jones as Finance Director of its integrated Services’ business. Jones joins the company from Diageo plc, where he held a number of senior finance roles across investor relations, commercial and Group finance ...

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Making the public, private

While the recommendations of the recent report by the Committee of Public Accounts on contracting-out public services to the private sector are welcomed, they are of no surprise. Ed Baldwin, partner at EC Harris, looks at the need for improved ...

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Churchill on track with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

Facilities and support services company Churchill, has announced it is currently mobilising a new soft services contract with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), which will cover Strathclyde’s public transport system including Glasgow’s Subway – the third oldest in the world. SPT’s role ...

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Top of the list: Fire safety

When it comes to safeguarding lives and property, it is imperative that FMs remain atop of the latest fire legislation and codes of practice. Peter Lackey, fire product marketing manager at ADT Fire & Security offers an overview of key ...

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