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Serco secures £120m contract expansion at HMP Thameside

Serco, the international service company, has expanded its contract with the UK’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to build and operate an extension to HMP Thameside. The expansion has a total value to Serco of £120m over 22 years, including £36m ...

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ISS expands waste services with new appointment

ISS Facility Services UK has announced the appointment of Ian Baxter as its UK waste services director. The newly created role will focus on the expansion of the waste management aspect of the ISS UK operations. Baxter brings over 15 ...

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Challenging times as another winter storm sweeps in

Facilities managers across the country will be battening down the hatches once again today as yet another winter storm sweeps across the UK.. Met Office forecasters are expecting heavy rain and potentially damaging 60-90 mile per hour winds over night ...

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Serco and G4S repay

The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling confirmed yesterday that it had agreed a settlement with Serco to repay the taxpayer £68.5 million excluding VAT for the overcharging found in an audit of Ministry of Justice contracts. arrangements. Following the discovery of ...

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OCS JV to manage Malaysian investment fund’s UK property assets

International facilities services provider, OCS Group, has signed a UK joint venture agreement with THP Sinar the property management arm of Tabung Haji, the Malaysian investment fund which has over £8bn of assets under management. Under the terms of the deal, the ...

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Macro appoints Middle East and North Africa director of ops

International facilities management company Macro has appointed Nigel Davies as director of operations, responsible for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In his new role, Davies will be developing Macro’s integrated facilities management business in MENA, while working ...

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Integral stays on in Barrow

Property maintenance contractor, Integral UK has cemented a six year relationship with Barrow Borough Council, with a further two-year, maintenance contract extension. The Cumbrian council has appointed Integral UK to provide mechanical maintenance services at its corporate buildings across the Furness region, including ...

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Capita to bring health to Sussex Community NHS Trust’s estate

Capita has agreed a ‘strategic relationship’ with Sussex Community NHS Trust to drive change and improve the quality and sustainability of its patient care services. Under the five-year deal, Capita will identify efficiencies and better ways of working, initially focussing ...

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Sodexo hosts gender equality debate

Sodexo, the international services company, saw some of its most senior female leaders gather in London this month to promote gender equality and diversity Influential UK media, business and political figures formed the panel on board Bateaux London’s mv Symphony ...

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Babcock buys cyber security firm

Babcock International Group, the engineering, maintenance and support services company, has acquired cyber security firm, Context Information Security (ContextIS) for £28 million plus deferred consideration of £4 million payable in 2016. ContextIS, based in London, with offices in Germany and ...

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