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National Trust harnesses the power of business & renewables

A hydro scheme on the side of Snowdon has been switched on, marking the date a new trading company set up by the National Trust begins to harness the power it generates, to help fund conservation. The new hydro-turbine which ...

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Falls from height – top reason for HSE prosecutions in the NW

Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West. On average, 23 people are killed while at work in the North West ...

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Anabas wins national law firm deal

Anabas, has scooped a facilities management contract with corporate law firm, Addleshaw Goddard. Under the new contract, the boutique facilities management (FM) provider, will deliver  FM services at the law firm’s corporate offices across the UK, in London, Leeds and ...

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Restaurant Associates serves up new business deal with the CBI

Restaurant Associates has won a three year, £540,000 catering contract with not-for-profit-business group, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to provide the catering service at its new Cannon Street office. The contract will see Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass ...

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Home work wear laundering hazards will come out in the wash

Allowing employees to wash their own work wear is a risky business for employers, claims a trade association that represents the UK laundry, drycleaning and textile rental sectors. An employer’s duty of care means they are directly responsible for the ...

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A Wellcome win for Principle

Global charitable foundation, the Wellcome Trust has awarded Principle Cleaning Services Ltd a contract to deliver cleaning services at its London headquarters (HQ). The trust, which employs over 700 staff at its Euston HQ, was founded by Sir Henry Wellcome, ...

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Price, proximity & internet connection key for today’s uni students

A national survey looking a student ‘house-hunting’ habits has found that price, proximity, and fast internet connections are key considerations for today’s university students. The survey of 1170 UK university students found, for the second year running, that price remains ...

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Hills retains MoD waste contract

Hills Waste Solutions (HWS) has retained its Ministry of Defence (MoD) waste management contract with Aspire Defence Services Limited (ADSL). The contract, which commenced 1 April, will run for a three year period with an option to extend for an ...

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HSE urges jobsworths to stop using health and safety as an excuse

A government minister is calling for all ‘jobsworths’ to stop using health and safety rules as an excuse to say “no” after a spate of ridiculous health and safety excuses came to light. Nearly 300 people have approached the Health and Safety ...

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One degree away from £millions of building energy savings

Turning the world’s commercial building thermostats up one degree in the summer and down one degree in the winter could tap into a potential $370billion (£220bn) of global energy savings, new research from the United States (U.S.) has found. Analysing ...

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