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Vacherin starts year with over £3m of new City business

Specialist caterer, Vacherin, has won two major contracts in the competitive Central London market. The contracts with international law firm, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and specialist home and business insurer Hiscox, will add a combined turnover in excess of £3m ...

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Exclusions in water bill ‘could leave millions’ without affordable flood insurance

Exclusions in the types of property to be covered by the Government’s Flood Re proposals will leave millions of homes and businesses without any access to affordable flood insurance an alliance of property industry leaders and the Council of Mortgage ...

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Is your office kitchen a health hazard?

According to a leading commercial cleaning company, Britain’s office kitchens are a haven for filth and disease and as a result, could be putting employees at risk. A survey of UK office workers shows that many kitchen spaces haven’t been ...

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Big data: the ‘new kid on the block’ making buildings better

A thought leadership piece written by Andrew Eastwell, BSRIA chief executive provides an interesting look at the role of measurement in building performance and looks at how this will change in the future: The not-for-profit test, instruments, research consultancy for the built environment ...

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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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