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Updated guidance calls for second staircases in all new high-rise residential buildings

The government has updated its guidance calling for second staircases in all new tall residential buildings over 18 metres from 30 September 2026. The change in guidance adds to a package of recent fire safety measures and reforms including the ...

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Julie Ennis joins CBRE

CBRE has appointed Julie Ennis as Head of UK Occupier. In her new role, Ennis will be responsible for leading the real estate advisor’s occupier strategies to drive continued growth across all aspects of its occupier business in the UK, ...

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Edinburgh College takes leap towards net zero

A new heat decarbonisation project aims to propel Edinburgh College’s ambition to be at the “cutting edge of environmental sustainability” within the further education sector and to dramatically reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. With over 27,000 students, staff and ...

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BCIA nominates Carers UK as its chosen charity for 2024

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has chosen Carers UK as its nominated charity for 2024. As a result, the organisation will be asking members to plan corporate activities throughout the year as part of an ongoing fundraising initiative. Two ...

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Foodbuy welcomes new commercial director of hospitality

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s procurement division, Foodbuy, has appointed Carl Howells as its new Commercial Director. With an impressive track record and extensive experience in the field, Howells brings a fresh perspective and strategic vision to its team. In ...

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Countdown clock is ticking on Government grants for EV chargepoint installations

From this Sunday, businesses have one year left to claim the hundreds of pounds available for each chargepoint installed. Most of the financial incentives still available from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) will close on 31 March 2025. ...

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Sodexo to publish carbon labelling on menus at more than 300 sites in 2024

New research from Sodexo shows there is a growing expectation among consumers to see low-carbon options and carbon labelling on menus. As part of its commitment to ensuring 70 per cent of its main dishes will be low carbon by ...

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Majority of employees unaware of new law changes to flexible working

Seven out of 10 employees (70 per cent) are not aware that the law is changing to make it easier to request flexible working at work, finds a new survey from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas). The YouGov ...

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NG Bailey makes strategic changes to IT Services leadership team

The IT Services business of NG Bailey has announced strategic changes to its leadership team as it prepares for further growth. As part of the reorganisation, the division has consolidated its Mobile Services and National Operations units into the newly ...

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Cleanology CEO appointed co-chair of Living Wage leadership group

Dominic Ponniah, CEO and Co-Founder of commercial cleaning firm, Cleanology, has been elected Co-Chair of the Living Wage Foundation’s Recognised Service Provider Leadership Group. The Recognised Service Provider accreditation was set up by the Living Wage Foundation to commend contractors ...

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