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Aggreko chief to take the reigns at Serco

After an extended period of leadership uncertainty and profit warnings, Serco, the international service company, has today announced the appointment of Rupert Soames OBE as Group Chief Executive, which takes effect from 1 June 2014. Ed Casey, who runs Serco’s American ...

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Worker dies after fall from North Sea rig

An oil rig worker has died after falling overboard during maintenance on the Harding platform in the North Sea last night.  The Harding installation is (70%) owned and operated by TAQA, the exploration and production company, and is located 320 kilometres north-east ...

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GSH goes for gold

International facilities management provider GSH, has expanded its operation on the west coast of America, securing a four-year contract worth around $28m (approx £16.8m) to deliver operations and maintenance (O&M) services including critical systems for the State-owned California Department of ...

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Global logistics firm changes track to pick up Virgin catering deal

DHL Supply Chain has scooped a £30 million contract to manage on-board catering services for Virgin Trains on its West Coast Mainline route. The three-year contract marks the global logistics group’s entry into the rail catering sector. The strategically important West ...

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Gov’t urged to push ahead with zero carbon non domestic buildings

The government must urgently push ahead with plans to ensure all new non domestic buildings are built to zero carbon standards from 2019, a group of senior business leaders are warning today. In an open letter to communities minister Stephen ...

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Natural light tops survey as ‘must-have’ for a productive workforce

Nearly half of UK office workers believe natural light is key to boosting productivity while 34% claim clutter free office spaces have the same effect, new research reveals. Furthermore, according to research* from 14forty, the integrated facilities management business from ...

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Lift failure procedure shortcomings highlighted at HSE prosecution

A Scottish council has been fined £8,000 after a schoolgirl was seriously injured when she fell more than five metres as teachers attempted to free her from a broken down lift. The 2011 incident was investigated by the Health and Safety ...

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Bennett Hay’s got talent at FremantleMedia’s new HQ

Hospitality services business Bennett Hay has won a three year contract with global television production company FremantleMedia, at its newly refurbished headquarters in Stephen Street, just off London’s Tottenham Court road. FreemantleMedia has created and produced some of the most ...

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Carillion grows FM service portfolio in Scotland

Carillion has secured a £7 million contract to provide facilities management services to three public organisations across Scotland. The contract, which commenced last month, combines the demands of the National Museums of Scotland, the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration and Historic ...

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Gov’t review of mandatory carbon reporting ‘questionable’

An environmental membership body has voiced concerns that mandatory carbon reporting requiring listed UK companies to report carbon emissions alongside annual financial data, is already under review, despite only being introduced last year and warns this may threaten the flagship ...

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