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Month in FM

New product and service launches and company news from the FM industry.

Vegetable distributor to generate over 2.4 million kW of electricity

Biggleswade-based Bedfordshire Growers has generated over 48,000 kW hours of electrical power during the last year following the installation of 80 solar panels on the roof of their vegetable distribution centre on Potton Road. The 48,000 kWh that the business ...

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MITIE Client Services recognised with two awards by Sunday Times’ Top 100 Businesses

MITIE, the FTSE 250 outsourcing company, is exceptionally proud to officially announce its Client Services business has been named as one of the top 100 businesses to work for in the UK, in addition to being awarded the Training & ...

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CP’s Vitesse lighting control system installed at AJW’s new HQ

Lighting control expert CP Electronics has supplied its Vitesse Plus and Vitesse Modular lighting control systems to A J Walter Aviation for the newly constructed global HQ and logistics centre close to Gatwick Airport. The new build facility has been ...

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Removal of schools from CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme ‘a step backwards’

A final attempt to simplify the much-criticised Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), was announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement towards the end of 2012. Amongst a variety of reforms is the withdrawal of all state-funded schools in England from the Scheme. Jurjen de Greeve, Direct ...

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Wandsworth launches sleek Penthouse sockets and switches range

Pioneer of the flat plate wiring accessory, The Wandsworth Group, has made sockets and switches sleeker than ever with the launch of its Penthouse range of screw-less, flush-fitting plates. Engineered to remove the need for the plastic grids or intermediary ...

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Lumicom’s 100% record in WEEE recycling

The Environment Agency has announced for the second time this year, Lumicom has been responsible for 100% of Category 5 luminaire WEEE collections within two consecutive quarters of 2012. It was calculated that within Q2 2012 Lumicom recycled 80.599 tonnes ...

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Portakabin achieves its target of zero waste to landfill ahead of schedule

Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular building specialist, has achieved its objective of zero waste to landfill at its manufacturing centre in York a year ahead of its December 2013 target. This significant milestone follows further improvements to the waste management ...

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Safe and effective hand washing in food service environments

Hands are recognised worldwide as one of the most common vehicles of contamination within the food industry. Dangerous pathogens can be picked up by food handlers handling raw meats, bins, dirty equipment, door handles, phones and even computer keyboards. There ...

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Safety matting protects Mosque prayers

Heronrib matting, manufactured by Plastic Extruders Ltd, is helping keep prayers safe at the Karama Mosque in Dubai. The slip resistant matting has been specified by Intercare Ltd, Plastex distributor in the UAE, and was installed over the tiled floors ...

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Pontefract Squash Club improves facilities with LED ideas

Pontefract squash club is home to world champions Lee Beachill and James Willstrop. It regularly hosts international competitions and holds training camps for players from around the globe. When the club wanted to improve some of its courts it looked ...

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