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Retaining skilled talent a top challenge for employers this year

Some of the biggest challenges for UK organisations right now include skilled talent retention, meeting pay expectations, providing a good work-life balance, and supporting employees’ wellbeing. New research by HR software provider Ciphr of 300 UK HR decision-makers found that organisations ...

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UK expansion for Hygiacura following its acquisition of Clearlake Cleaning

Hygiacura Group Limited, an investment vehicle focused on building a nationwide network of commercial cleaning and facilities management companies, has acquired Clearlake Cleaning Limited. This move follows the successful acquisition of Sector Support Services Limited, further strengthening Hygiacura’s position in ...

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Airwaves in West Midlands Police contract win

Airwaves Facilities Management has won a new contract with West Midlands Police following a competitive tender process. The contract will see the Berkswell-based firm providing grounds maintenance works throughout the force’s estate in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Solihull, ...

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Lovat’s wins hard FM deal with National Records of Scotland

Building services company, Lovat’s Group, has secured a £7 million contract to provide hard FM services to the National Records of Scotland Estate. The contract, which will run until 2029, and comes with two one-year extensions, will see Lovat’s Group ...

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CPS powers up for growth with new appointments

To meet the growing nationwide demand for back-up power, UK power solutions provider, Critical Power Supplies (CPS), has appointed three new senior members of staff. Ian Bitterlin joins CPS as Non-executive Director. Bitterlin is a seasoned professional with 35 years’ experience ...

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Institute of Hospitality opens annual awards nominations

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) has commenced its search for the ‘best’ the hospitality industry has to offer with the launch of its 2024 Awards and black tie, Annual Dinner, which will be held at the Headquarters of the Honourable ...

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Jet Through lands nationwide deal with Busy Bees

Drainage and plumbing firm, Jet Through, has secured a six-figure, three-year deal to service nationwide nursery chain, Busy Bees. The agreement will see the Birmingham-based business, maintaining and repairing internal and external drainage systems – along with other reactive works ...

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ISS appointed to CCS Healthcare Soft FM framework

ISS has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) RM6331 Healthcare Soft FM Framework, with ISS Mediclean Limited listed against four lots covering various soft FM services. The RM6331 framework enables ISS to provide soft FM services ...

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Compliance is the most significant problem for majority of building maintenance professionals

Seventy per cent of maintenance professionals state that staying compliant is the most significant problem in their business, according to a recent poll by SFG20. Of those surveyed, just over half report that meeting safety standards is their biggest priority ...

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Lorraine Larman becomes the new Master of the WCEC

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) has welcomed Lorraine Larman as its new Master following her installation ceremony on 19 April at St Olave’s Church in the City. She takes over the mantle from former Master Jim Melvin. Larman ...

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