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CBRE appoints CEOs for EMEA and Asia Pacific regions

CBRE Group has announced the appointment of Martin Samworth as Chief Executive Officer of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The international property and investment firm employs approximately 44,000 employees, and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers ...

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Office energy efficiency linked to improved business performance

Whilst staff costs typically account for around 90% of business costs, dwarfing the 1% represented by energy and water costs, a new report shows how greater attention on the latter can help improve staff productivity and therefore business performance, and suggests ...

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Food glorious food

London is booming for the foodservice sector but clients remain cost driven. That was the message from the Changing Face of a Sector conference, held this week at Central Working Whitechapel, the new collaborative working space located a stone’s throw ...

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New standards to improve blind cord safety welcomed

New child safety standards for internal window blinds in homes, public buildings and commercial premises have been welcomed by the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). RoSPA’s own research shows ...

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Lovell wins £32.8m North Tyneside facilities management deal

National maintenance specialist Lovell has won a £32.8 million contract to deliver facilities management services for a major sheltered housing development and improvement project in North Tyneside. Under the new contract, which started this week (26 March 2014), Lovell will ...

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‘The cheapest kilowatt is the one you never use’ retrofit champion argues

British businesses must get serious about retrofitting energy-saving equipment in their facilities, instead of chasing “green bling” buildings if they want to meet emission targets and save money. This was the urgent call from industry professionals speaking at an industry-wide conference ...

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CBRE brokers FM contract renewal with AON

A leading UK insurance broker AON, has renewed a contract with CBRE to provide facilities management (FM) services across it’s UK office portfolio.  CBRE manages a portfolio for AON comprising over 1.2 million sq. ft covering 29 locations in the ...

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Levy’s prayers are answered as Salisbury Cathedral extends contract

Salisbury Cathedral has extended its contract with Levy Restaurants UK in a new £6 million deal that will see Levy provide catering services to the iconic church that dates back to the 11th century, for a further six years. 2015 ...

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Children’s charity urges UK workforce to make #Time4Tea

A UK children’s charity is calling on the UK workforce to ‘take a break’ and help make a difference to sick babies and children’s‘ lives in the process. Research is the key to saving many children from a lifetime of suffering. Yet ...

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Historic Royal Palaces takes on management of Hillsborough Castle

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) and Historic Royal Palaces have signed a contract this week confirming that Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace, will ...

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