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Servest scoops BBC deal

Servest Group has won a three-year  contract with the BBC to provide catering to 18 locations in the UK. Under the contract, which is worth £8.5 million a year, 300 staff will provide a full range of catering services for ...

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Indoor air quality blows under the spotlight

While poor air quality in the workplace is known to be closely linked to conditions such as asthma, only 15% of companies questioned in a new survey [1] said they monitored and measured indoor air quality. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is ...

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Amadeus lays down by the Riverside

Contract caterer Amadeus is continuing its run of new contract wins by scooping a five year, £5 million contract to manage the catering and events business for Riverside, Stratford Upon Avon. Riverside is the largest wooden structure in Europe and has been ...

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Historic MoD property goes down the tube for £53m

As part of a scheme to rationalise its estate by selling off unused property and land, the Ministry of Defence has sold a former London Underground station, which was used during the Second World War as a command centre, for ...

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Compass branches out with £2.4m garden centre win

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Instore business has scooped a new five-year contract with Garsons Garden Centre, worth £2.4 million.  Instore specialises in delivering restaurant and café food services to retail facilities. Under the new contract Compass’ Instore team has ...

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BIFM publishes building controls good practice guide for FMs

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a new good practice guide covering building controls and building energy management systems. The guide entitled the Building Controls and Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Good Practice Guide is supported by the Building Controls Industry Association ...

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CBx initiative to address building energy performance gap

Buildings and facilities very often don’t perform as efficiently as they were designed to, leaving facilities managers and building operators frustrated by higher costs and carbon emissions than they budgeted for or expected – this is called the energy performance ...

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Strand consolidates its FM operation with new HQ

Isle of Man-based facilities management (FM) firm Strand Group is bringing its FM operation together with a move to a new, purpose built corporate headquarters (HQ). The group, which comprises facilities management company Strand Facilities Services, secure document management company ...

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Global project to price up health & productivity benefits of green buildings

A major global project aiming to define the health and productivity benefits of green office buildings is being launched today by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). The topic is rising up the global real estate sector’s agenda as organisations ...

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Aggreko chief to take the reigns at Serco

After an extended period of leadership uncertainty and profit warnings, Serco, the international service company, has today announced the appointment of Rupert Soames OBE as Group Chief Executive, which takes effect from 1 June 2014. Ed Casey, who runs Serco’s American ...

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