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BCIS predicts construction slowdown as UK economy stagnates

The most recent data from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) indicates a fall in total output across the UK construction industry in 2024 as recessionary pressures hit the industry. While the cost-of-living crisis continues to impact the repair and ...

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Decarbonisation of real estate hindered by “lack of alignment” between owners and occupiers

According to a new report from the Urban Land Institute C Change programme, progress on the decarbonisation of real estate portfolios is being held back by a lack of understanding and collaboration between property owners and occupiers. It states if ...

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Underrepresented groups key to fulfilling FM labour shortage

A new white paper published today by soft facilities management firm, SBFM, explores the industry’s continued struggle with recruitment and retention since Brexit and the Covid 19 pandemic and discusses the wealth of untapped potential that lies within various underrepresented ...

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Pareto grows Fletcher partnership

Pareto FM has extended its contract with Fletchers Group, one of the UK’s leading personal injury legal firms. Pareto was appointed in early 2023 to deliver hard services to Fletchers Group, which included all associated compliance and engineering services across ...

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ISS renews Nordea deal

ISS A/S has renewed an existing full-service partnership agreement with Nordea in the Nordic countries for a further five years. The workplace experience and facility management company has worked with Nordea, a leading Nordic universal bank since 1976, and as ...

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Polyteck joins Fusion21’s Building Improvements Framework

The construction and facilities management firm has been appointed as one of 70 suppliers for Fusion21’s Building Improvements Framework, which has been developed to support public sector organisations, including housing, education, and healthcare providers. Merseyside-based social enterprise Fusion21 announced the ...

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Applications open for Sodexo’s Global Accelerator programme

Applications are now open for Sodexo’s 2024 Global Accelerator programme, an initiative aimed at boosting the collaboration between Sodexo and startups. The programme is a key force for Sodexo to have a finger on the pulse of the latest trends ...

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OCS launches ‘best’ brand vision and strategy

OCS UK & Ireland has today announced an ambitious plan to double its revenue over the next five years, positioning itself as a leading force in the global FM market. This strategic move is marked by the launch of OCS’s ...

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Lexington Catering launches Fat Macy’s café and training space

Corporate contract caterer, Lexington Catering, has launched a dedicated café space at one of its client sites in partnership with social enterprise Fat Macy’s. Fat Macy’s is a social enterprise that aims to get Londoners out of hostels and into ...

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Compass to acquire CH&CO

Compass Group UK & Ireland has agreed to acquire independent caterer and Royal Warrant Holder, CH&CO, for an initial enterprise value of £475 million, subject to regulatory approval. The proposed acquisition will bring together two well-known names in the industry ...

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