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Lack of fire education is putting lives and businesses at risk

Findings of UK-based fire risk assessment company FireUK, reveal that four-fifths of British workers would not feel confident enough if confronted with a small fire at work. According to the new figures, up to 95% of staff claim to have had ...

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Avoiding the tender trap

Tendering is the preferred method for large organisations and local authorities to find service providers. So what are the do’s and don’ts of this sometimes highly complex system? Pippa Jukes, director of sales for Nviro, offers her advice IMPENDING LEGISLATION ...

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OCS scores on the International Track 200

International total facilities management provider OCS, has ranked in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 of Britain’s private companies with the biggest growing overseas sales. Listed as the single largest employer, OCS who provide maintenance, catering, security and cleaning ...

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Shepherd FM signs for TNT Express contract

Shepherd FM has been awarded a deal to deliver mechanical and electrical maintenance to more than 70 TNT Express sites in the UK as well as its head office based in the Midlands. Part of the Shepherd Group, Shepherd FM’s ...

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Mitie paints its way to success

Mitie’s painting business has been awarded three new contracts valued at over £3.5 million. The strategic outsourcing company, has secured the new deals with UK provider of student accommodation, Unite Students  and two social housing contracts with Derwent Living and Gloucester ...

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The Cap Explosion

The economic downturn has created a lengthy period of corporate cost control. In many instances savage reductions and deferrals in commercial property maintenance have been instigated. Campbell Devine, head of hotels and European consulting at interdisciplinary surveying and property practice McBains ...

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Maxim FM grows in the North East

Maxim Facilities Management Ltd has become the largest independent contract cleaning and facilities management company in the North East following its acquisition of a regional competitor. The Sunderland based company recently acquired the contract cleaning division of New Life Cleaning Systems (North) ...

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Catering for allergens

Around 10 cases hit the UK news each year of deaths caused by severe anaphylactic allergen shock and many more go unreported. The number of recognised deaths, caused by the unsuspected consumption of allergens in food from restaurants, schools, colleges ...

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The real Germ Warfare

FMJ explores how to go about preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses, as well as explaining some of the requirements, regulations and products in the industry When people think of specialist cleaning, they focus on things such as high-up ...

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Axis favours sector approach strategy

Axis Cleaning and Support Services has chosen to take an innovative approach to delivering its services, as it moves away from the ‘traditional’ geographical structure in favour of segmenting its client portfolios by sector and appointing sector leaders to meet the ...

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