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Compass finalises CH&CO acquisition

Compass Group UK & Ireland has completed its acquisition of catering company, CH&CO, following regulatory approvals. The acquisition sees CH&CO’s portfolio of brands, which include Gather & Gather, Vacherin and Company of Cooks, join Compass’ group of companies, resulting in ...

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OCS continues decade-long partnership with Virgin Atlantic

OCS has won a contract to continue providing laundry services to aviation industry giant, Virgin Atlantic. The contract award is an extension of a decade-long partnership between the two organisations and will see OCS serving Virgin Atlantic’s locations primarily in ...

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Circulai unveils ‘groundbreaking’ partnership

“The world of waste management is about to change” according to three industry mavericks, who are ready “to disrupt the status quo” with the launch of a new company, Circulai. Max Kanda and Simon Sharp, previously the Managing Directors of ...

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Bidvest Noonan launches VR training programme

Bidvest Noonan has launched its VR training programme, Altius, with more than 1,600 security officers onboarded for phase one of the programme. Altius see security officers train in virtual environments using VR headsets. These environments are perfect replicas of their ...

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Birmingham City Council extends Fortem deal

Fortem, a specialist property solutions business for the social housing sector, has extended its long-term partnership with Birmingham City Council (BCC)  for a further two years. As one of BCC’s suppliers of repairs, maintenance and 24-hour call-out services to homes ...

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OCS shortlisted for prestigious Cateys Award

OCS’ catering brand, Angel Hill’s Goodness initiative, has been shortlisted for a Cateys Award in the Health and Nutrition Award category. The Cateys acknowledge outstanding performers, inspiring brands, and top achievers within the hospitality sector, as determined by industry professionals. ...

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Linaker extends KFC partnership across UK and Ireland

Following a successful partnership with KFC’s equity business, which began in February 2022, national M&E specialist, Linaker has extended its contract with the increase of over 200 additional sites across the UK and Ireland for a three-year term. The new ...

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Kier to design new Government Hub in Darlington

The Government Property Agency (GPA) has appointed Kier as its initial delivery partner to create a new state-of-the-art hub at the Darlington Economic Campus (DEC). The organisations have just agreed a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) in readiness to deliver the ...

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RICS survey shows signs of recovery for the UK commercial property market

The latest RICS Commercial Property Monitor has revealed that whilst the market in the UK showed some improvements in Q1 2024, certain areas of the market continue to struggle against structural headwinds. Tenant demand rose in Q1, (+4 per cent, ...

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Training recognition service launched by ASFP

A new training recognition service to offer an independent third-party evaluation of training courses specific to passive fire protection (PFP) has been launched by the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP). ASFP Recognition ensures that all recognised providers work to ...

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