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Remploy lines up Derwent for hard FM job

Derwent FM has been appointed by Remploy, a leading provider of employment services for disabled people, to provide hard facilities management (FM) services at 64 locations across the UK. Derwent secured the two-year contract, which has a one-year extension, after ...

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Davies to chair new board of merged industry bodies

Davies, who was voted in at the group’s first board meeting, will work closely with the board comprised of members from the previous boards of Asset Skills, CSSA and FMA. Christine Amyes, executive director of people at New Charter Housing Trust Group, and ...

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Serco stays on at RAF Fylingdales

Serco has been re-awarded a maintenance contract at the Ministry of Defence’s RAF Fylingdales in North Yorkshire. The six-year contract, which starts on 1 April 2014, is valued at over £15 million, with an option to extend for six further ...

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Offices are a ‘waste of space … and time’

The office workplace is a poorly used asset, claims new research. It finds that although offices are available for occupancy for 365 days a year, in practice they are unused outside the 12 hour, Monday to Friday daily window as ...

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Ener-g wins energy infrastructure contract at two Wirral hospitals

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed UK energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist Ener-g to modernise its energy infrastructure across two acute hospitals, by utilising the Carbon and Energy Fund framework, funding, process and ...

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New whitepaper seeks to define service excellence in FM

It seems that going the extra mile, above and beyond what is promised or expected continues to define the act of ‘service excellence’ in facilities management (FM), new research reveals. The research is the result of a collaboration between and Sheffield Hallam University. The whitepaper ...

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Big data creates more buzz as gov’t pledges £73m to unlock its potential

The Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has unveiled £73 million of new funding to help unlock the potential of ‘big data’. Although it’s been around for a while in various guises, we have noticed here at FMJ the emergence of ...

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Turning up the heat

From 2015, ‘service use’ of R22 – removing the gas or dealing with leaks and repairing the refrigerant side of plant – will be illegal in all refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning systems. But with huge amounts of the ...

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Atlético de Madrid selects Centerplate JV for new stadium deal

Club Atlético de Madrid has selected CenterplateISG, a joint-venture partnership between global hospitality leaders Centerplate and International Stadia Group (ISG), to develop and manage all food and hospitality services, premium ticket sales and marketing at its new stadium, currently under ...

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Mitie wins £15m FM contract in Sutton

Mitie has been awarded a seven-year, facilities management contract with the London Borough of Sutton. Under the deal, worth in excess of £15m, Mitie will deliver a range of facilities management services including mechanical and electrical maintenance, building fabric repairs, security, ...

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