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Industry bodies unite to improve UK’s accessibility

To mark the International Day of Disabled People yesterday (3 December), six professional institutions that represent architects, town planners, surveyors, engineers and facilities managers united to commit to improving accessibility for the country’s 12 million disabled people, who make up ...

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Interserve builds on FM qualifications

After becoming the first facilities management employer to become an accredited centre for the BIFM Level 3 qualification in March, support services and construction firm Interserve has built on its commitment to professional development by partnering with facilities management (FM) ...

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New report lists steps to improved energy efficiency in commercial property

A new independent report warns UK businesses are missing out on huge economic and environmental benefits of improved energy efficiency, and identifies numerous real and perceived barriers to widespread take up. The report authors say Government must act urgently to ...

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NI council dishes out Lagan Valley Island contract to OCS

International total facilities management provider OCS has won a contract to provide catering services to Lagan Valley Island, a £25m conference and events centre in Lisburn City in Northern Ireland. Run by Lisburn City Council, the facility includes a civic ...

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Skanska MD wins Woman of Achievement award

Skanska Facilities Services managing director, Katrina Dowding has won this year’s prestigious Women in the City ‘Woman of Achievement Award’. The award was announced on Friday (29 November) at the 11th Annual Women in the City Celebration Lunch held at ...

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Broadgate wins race to manage former Athletes’ Village site

Broadgate Estates, the specialist property and asset management company, has been awarded the contract to manage East Village – London’s newest neighbourhood on the site of the former Athletes’ Village in Stratford and one of the largest residential schemes in ...

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MITIE CEO named chair of CBI’s Public Services Strategy Board

Leading UK business organisation, the CBI has named MITIE chief executive Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, as the new chair of its Public Services Strategy Board, a panel which represents public services companies in CBI policy making. McGregor-Smith is to take over the role ...

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UK plc is sitting on £28.5bn untapped property resource

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has today called for businesses to take off the boardroom blinkers and unleash potential of their property to benefit their organisation’s overall performance. The office sector membership organisation has today published research carried out ...

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One in three “ accidental landlords ” breaking the law

A business insurer has warned that many “accidental landlords” are simply not fulfilling their legal duties to maintain their rental properties and as a result are putting their tenants in potential danger and themselves at financial risk. Key findings of ...

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BSRIA director airs his views in “The elephant in the low carbon room”

The science of climate change is now well accepted, and as such the UK’s international leadership, albeit faltering, in moving towards a low carbon economy must be welcomed. As always there are unintended consequences. So when we decarbonise and clean ...

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