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Glyndwr Uni awards Michael Cant an Honorary Fellowship

Michael Cant, CEO of Larch Consulting, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at Glyndwr University in recognition of his contribution to the university (where he recently completed a term as chair of the board of governors) and of his wider ...

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BIFM’s corporate members enjoy inaugural monthly meet

Over 150 guests attended the British Institute of Facilities Management’s (BIFM) inaugural ‘Corporate Members Monthly Event’, held at Channel 4, London last Friday (31 October). The event, sponsored by Scanomat and Helistrat, was opened by BIFM CEO, Gareth Tancred, who gave an ...

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Deal of the decade as MITIE scoops London borough repairs contract

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has been awarded outsourced service provider, MITIE, with a ten-year, £177m contract with to carry out housing repairs and maintenance. As part of the contract, MITIE will provide reactive repairs and planned maintenance works to over 17,000 properties ...

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Paying Living Wage makes ‘pure economic sense’ says London Mayor

The mayor of London has today announced new living wage rates of £7.65 for the UK and £8.80 for London at an event to mark the start of Living Wage Week –  saying the move by companies to pay the ...

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FMs take note as RICS launches global industry guidance

RICS is tonight (4 November) launching its new Global Strategic Facilities Management (FM) Guidance Note to help drive professionalism in the sector worldwide and cement FM’s role in the achievement of wider corporate objectives. The new guidance from the organisation ...

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NI Assembly head of facilities to chair new RICS FM professional group

Stephen Welch, the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Director of Facilities and Keeper of the House, has become the first chair of RICS’ new Northern Ireland Facilities Management Professional Group. Welch, one of the most senior executives in the Northern Ireland Assembly, whose ...

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Carillion secures TFM contract with Registers of Scotland

Integrated support services and construction company Carillion, has won a contract to deliver facilities management services for Registers of Scotland (RoS) following a mini competition under the Government Procurement and Facilities Management Framework. The three-year contract which commenced on 01 October ...

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Woking selects Skanska for four-year FM deal

Woking Borough Council has awarded Skanska a four year total facilities management contract to maintain its public buildings and facilities across 63 locations. The FM contract, which commences today (1 November 2013) and runs until 2017, will see Skanska deliver ...

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Outdated approach to water opens floodgates to risk

Released today, the CDP Global Water Report 2013 establishes that a misguided approach to water-related risk management has become business as usual at the world’s largest global companies. Corporate focus is too often directed at reducing water use, which is ...

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BIFM seeks KS4 league table status for its FM diploma

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has submitted an application to the Department of Education, supported by leading facilities management (FM) employers, for its Level 3 Diploma in facilities management to be included in the 2016 Key Stage 4 ...

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