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HP extends global FM services deal with ISS

ISS has won an extension of its global contract with international technology provider HP. The facilities management (FM) service provider currently delivers integrated facility services to the majority of HP sites across the world. The new contract extends the relationship, ...

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Flooded communities warned about high levels of bacteria

Media reports over the weekend of extremely high levels of bacteria in sampled floodwater collected in Somerset, an area of the UK severely affected by the high levels of rainfall over recent weeks, have alluded to the fact that the ...

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Mitie capitalises on new business but not new brand!

Mitie has woken up this morning feeling totally reenergised and inspired as it announces a new makeover of the MITIE brand including a welcome (from a journalistic point of view) drop of the capitalisation of its name. Along with the ...

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This week’s fire fatality highlights property manager obligations

The news that a man died this week in a fire in a derelict building, underlines the importance of managing vacant property properly, claims a vacant property firm. A disused, and derelict sports pavilion in Leyton, east London, was burned ...

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Record-breaking rain brings further misery and risk to the South

Early Met Office statistics for January 2014 show that the southeast and central southern England region has already had its wettest January in records going back to 1910, with three days still to go. With more rain predicted for today ...

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CBRE grows its property services capacity across Europe

CBRE Group, the international commercial real estate services and investment firm, is further increasing its presence in Europe by committing to buy another property and facilities management firm Valteq Gesellschaft mbH and its subsidiaries (Valteq). CBRE has only recently (December 2013) closed a ...

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Derwent wins student accommodation deal in Lincoln

Derwent FM has secured a contract to provide hard and soft facilities management services at Saul House in Lincoln. The 69-bed, newly-built student accommodation scheme was developed in a joint venture by Derwent FM’s parent company, Derwent Living and Westleigh ...

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Six FM firms in the running for Lincolnshire property services contract

Six facilities management firms have been shortlisted for a multi million pound property management contract with Lincolnshire County Council. The selected bidders for the local authority’s contract worth between £6-£10 million per year, comprise Babcock Support Services Limited; Cofely Workplace Ltd; EC Harris ...

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Green savvy retailers commit to further environmental goals

Twenty-five, major, UK retailers have signed up to new a range of ambitious targets for reducing their impact on the environment, having successfully achieved their previous collection of goals. The new set of targets announced at yesterday’s’ A Better Retailing ...

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Capita logs on to £4m Scottish council contract

West Dunbartonshire Council has awarded Capita a £4 million contract to modernise the Scottish council’s technology. The contract will involve implementing new hardware in many council offices in Clydebank, Dumbarton and Vale of Leven. This will provide council employees and community ...

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