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FM costs under the spotlight in £1.5bn PFI savings initiative

Reviewing facilities management costs is part of a new plan to deliver £1.5 billion savings across the 495 operational Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects in England. The scheme announced by the commercial secretary to the Treasury, Lord Sassoon yesterday follows pilot ...

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Don’t let the January blues colour your workplace

Whether you felt it or not on 6 January or today 20 January, ‘Blue Monday’ is one of those gimmicky labels dreamed up by commentators that hides a kernel of truth – the winter months can be depressing and hard ...

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Turner checks in with Servest

After winning several facilities management (FM) contracts with some major hotel chains, FM provider Servest Group has brought in Nick Turner to spearhead the development of Servest’s proposition to the hotel and leisure industry. With back-of-house functions such as cleaning, maintenance ...

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Bilfinger stays on at luxury Knightsbridge hotel

One of London’s most prestigious hotels, located on the edge of Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, has extended its contract for mechanical and electrical engineering (M&E) with total facilities management provider Bilfinger HSG Facility Management. The new contract is worth in ...

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Sunborn ships in ISS to operate its new super yacht hotel

ISS Facility Services – Hotels has won the contract to operate the new Sunborn London super yacht hotel, which will be located in the prestigious Royal Victoria docks, next to ExCeL London. Opening this spring, the European property and hotel firm’s ...

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Seasoned Events secures gig at Electric Brixton

Seasoned Events, the event caterers, has secured a listing on the preferred supplier list at Electric Brixton, London. The Electric, Brixton, which enjoys its one hundredth anniversary this year, is an Edwardian variety theatre arranged over two floors and predominantly ...

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Center Parcs gives guests a hand by going cashless

Short break operator Center Parcs has appointed Systopia to provide cashless payment systems in two of its UK holiday villages. This removes the need for guests to carry cash, which has long been a challenge and a source of inconvenience for them. ...

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ISS retains while OCS and Cofely gain service contracts at ACC Liverpool

ACC Liverpool has announced a series of new service partner contracts, which extend across BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and the forthcoming Exhibition Centre Liverpool, opening next year. The venue has confirmed five separate deals, each up to seven years, ...

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Churchill chuffed to clean the illustrious Northern Belle

This January, facilities and support services firm Churchill has been given the responsibility of cleaning the prestigious and illustrious Northern Belle train as part of the firm’s contract with East Midlands Trains. The Northern Belle train entered service in 2000 ...

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Cofely in the frame to deliver £112k savings at Rampton Hospital

Cofely has been awarded a Carbon Energy Fund framework contract by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to construct, operate and maintain a new energy centre at Rampton Hospital in Nottinghamshire. Under the contract, Cofely will guarantee specified carbon and energy savings, ...

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