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BCO names Midlands and Central England’s best workplaces

The Midlands and Central England’s most outstanding workplaces have been announced with British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards going to five office buildings across the region. Held at ICC in Birmingham, the BCO’s annual Midlands and Central Awards Lunch recognised ...

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Thermatic completes company restructure

Hard service provider, Thermatic Technical FM & Energy Services has completed its comprehensive company restructuring exercise. The group’s Board of Directors, Chairman Colin Tennent, Financial Director Paul Douglas-Fleet and Managing Director Jack Prady led the restructure which comprised of internal ...

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BESA unveils NextGen network

A dedicated group for young engineers and newcomers to the industry has been launched by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The BESA NextGen network replaces the Association’s ‘Future Leaders’ group which was formed in 2017 to support young engineers ...

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Compass reports significant progress in reducing food waste 

With today marking the eighth annual Stop Food Waste Day, Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced that it has donated 79.5 tonnes of food over the past year (FY23). This is the equivalent of around 185,500 meals going to ...

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ISS wins FM healthcare deal in Croydon 

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has appointed ISS to deliver a range of FM services across eight sites for a five-year term. The contract, which is valued at approximately £45 million over its duration, will see ISS take on around ...

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Southern Health Trust and Medirest awarded NHS Exemplar status 

Southern Health Trust, in partnership with Compass Group UK and Ireland’s healthcare division, Medirest, has been awarded NHS ‘Exemplar’ status for outstanding cleaning services at four sites. The acknowledgement recognises their partnership approach to cleanliness, which has embraced the 2021 ...

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NIC Group launches ‘groundbreaking’ in-house apprenticeship programme

The Department of Education has awarded NIC Group a place on the Apprentice Provider and Assessment Register, enabling the business to deliver its own apprenticeships in-house. As the first Employer Provider for Apprenticeships in its field this initiative will enable ...

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Mitie secures contract at UK’s first all-electric ‘green’ prison

Following a competitive bidding process, Mitie Care & Custody has secured a 10-year contract to operate HMP Millsike, the UK’s first all-electric prison. Due to open in 2025, the Category C prison is the third new prison being built as ...

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Serco to manage HMP Ashfield for further 10 years

Serco has a secured a 10-year contract, valued at £200 million, to manage HMP Ashfield in South Gloucestershire following a competitive procurement process. The international provider of services to governments has been responsible for managing the prison since 2005. HMP ...

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Wates launches ‘Healthy Homes’ service to improve UK’s social housing stock

Wates has launched a new dedicated service designed to combat two of the greatest challenges facing social housing, disrepair, and damp and mould. The new Healthy Homes service, which boasts six customers in place already, will see Wates offer existing ...

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