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Bellrock takes up membership at The Gym Group

Facilities management (FM) provider Bellrock, has signed a new contract with The Gym Group who have over 44 gyms located throughout the UK. The team at Bellrock will be responsible for managing the planned and reactive maintenance service for all ...

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Micad Systems cashes in on expansion with Yorkshire Bank

Altrincham-based Micad Systems UK Ltd, developers and providers of facilities management software, is heading for expansion following a management buy-out deal supported by Yorkshire Bank and Young Associates. Micad Systems UK Ltd has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by the ...

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SPIE UK appoints new MD of Facilities Service division

SPIE UK, an independent, European provider in electrical and mechanical engineering and HVAC services, energy and communication systems, has today (6 May), announced that Steve Gibbs has been appointed as the new managing director of SPIE’s newly integrated Facilities Services division, ...

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Osborne wins £235million housing management contract

After a two year search to find the best contractor to carry out all repairs; maintenance and improvement work to its council homes, Dacorum Borough Council has awarded its new housing management contract, worth up to £235 million, to Osborne Property Services. ...

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Third party mobile apps: How safe are they for businesses?

Centrify Corporation, a leader in unified identity services across data centre, cloud and mobile environments, has found that 94% of IT security professionals use third party applications on their mobile devices for work, with 82% using up to 10 apps, ...

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Bilfinger Europa wins three year FM contract with AECOM

Bilfinger Europa has won a new £4 million contract, providing facilities management (FM) services to global provider of professional technical and and management support services, AECOM for the next three years. The deal will see Bilfinger Europa deliver mechanical and ...

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The unhealthy cost of poor housing

There has been a long-recognised relationship between poor housing and poor health, but until recently, it has not been possible to estimate the associated cost to society. A new study has found that 15% of households in London can be ...

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UK must invest in its low paid, low skilled workers

Workers’ low pay and lack of skills are holding back UK’s global competitiveness, an independent think tank has claimed. It says advancing the skills of low-paid workers is essential if the UK is to make work pay and remain globally ...

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Lighting the way to lower costs and pollution

Adjusting street lighting, for example through dimming schemes, could save hundreds of thousands of pounds each year while reducing the country’s light pollution, new research reveals. Street lighting in England costs councils approximately £616m per year and can account for ...

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Contract retention is plain sailing for OCS in Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council has awarded a further three year contract to international facilities management service provider OCS to continue to provide manned guarding services at Portsmouth International Port and its local partner site MMD (Shipping Services) Ltd. Mark Walls, managing ...

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