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Collier & Madge settles on Propertyserve’s 24/7 helpdesk

Property and facilities management firm (FM), Collier & Madge, has appointed FM helpdesk provider Propertyserve UK, to install a bespoke national helpdesk across its entire managed portfolio. Collier & Madge is a niche property management firm focusing on ‘first class’ ...

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Lanes expands service contract with London Underground

Drainage specialist Lanes Group has scooped a new, three-year maintenance contract with London Underground. Following a competitive tender, London Underground (LU) awarded Lane’s rail division with the reactive and planned maintenance contracts for its network of bridges and structures, as ...

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First Security clinches national BBC contract

Interserve’s security business First Security, has won a national manned guarding and security services contract with the BBC.  This is the first time the broadcaster has chosen one national security provider, having previously split the service regionally.  The three year ...

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Balfour backs workplace inclusivity as Stonewall ‘Diversity Champion’

International infrastructure and support services group, Balfour Beatty, has become one of the first major construction companies to join Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.  The programme, run by the gay equality charity, helps employers to develop inclusive workplace cultures for their lesbian, ...

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ESS scoops five year extension at HMS Drake

ESS Support Services Worldwide (ESS) has successfully renewed its contract with Interserve to deliver a range of support services at HMS Drake in Plymouth. ESS, a division of Compass Group, has been operating at HMS Drake for the last decade. This latest ...

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Merged organisation named: The Building Futures Group

The newly-merged industry bodies Asset Skills, the CSSA and the FMA, have today announced their long-awaited and hotly anticipated new name as The Building Futures Group. The new Building Futures Group is a trade body – a representative membership organisation encompassing all of the ...

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Will the government get hospital food standards right this time?

While there have been a number of calls to introduce mandatory standards for hospital food, the government’s staunch approach remains to encourage the adoption of standards in the NHS through instruction, incentives and inspection. Back in February of last year ...

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Why crisis planning could be the difference between make or break

The country may currently be basking in pleasant spring sunshine, however the recent, unprecedented floods have not been forgotten, and are not likely to be for a long time to come. The floods impacted on businesses across the country, resulting ...

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Sodexo inspires young women to aim high

In celebration of International Women’s Day (last Saturday 8 March), female employees from non-traditional roles at Sodexo, the global services company, are visiting UK schools to talk about their careers over the next couple of weeks. To demonstrate the range of ...

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Sporting chance

FMJ assistant editor Charlie Kortens looks at the peculiar challenges involved in facilities management within sporting environments and how FMs in corporate, educational, and healthcare environments can learn lessons from their sporting FM counterparts.   Managing an entire building is ...

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