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Premier Support Services in multi-million pound MBO

National property management and service provider, Premier Support Services LTD, has received a multi-million pound investment from Frontier Development Capital (FDC) to facilitate a management buyout (MBO) by its management team. The investment from FDC is part of a deal ...

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SMEs want to see the removal of tendering barriers for public sector contracts

As Government gears up for tendering reform, new research carried out by tender training platform, Ultimate Tender Coach, has found over 90 per cent of British SMEs think the public sector should be more accommodating and do more to remove ...

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Sodexo donates apprenticeship fund to London Ambulance Service

A £300,000 grant has been awarded to London Ambulance Service by the facilities management and catering firm to fund the training of 10 paramedics and three new emergency ambulance crew. Large businesses such as Sodexo can gift up to 25 ...

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Four members of RICS leadership team step down

RICS’ CEO Sean Tompkins, President Kath Fontana, Interim Chair of Governing Council, Chris Brooke, and Chair of the Management Board, Paul Marcuse have all stood down from their posts following a governance scandal which has thrown the Institute into turmoil. ...

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Mark Whittaker to take over role of IWFM chair

Mark Whittaker, CIWFM, has been appointed as the next IWFM Chair. He will take over the role  from Martin Bell on 1 October. Whittaker, who has a leading role in consultancy at Thomson FM has has worked in the profession ...

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Westgrove awarded TFM deal at Tata Technologies

The Westgrove Group has won a new million-pound total facilities management contract at Tata Technologies European Innovation and Development Centre, based in Warwickshire. Following a competitive tender process, Westgrove successfully retained its soft services provision for a further three years ...

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Covid safety remains a concern for shoppers returning to the high street

New research from Mitie has revealed that while restrictions have now lifted, almost three quarters (73 per cent) of Brits are still worried about visiting shops and cafés where there are no Covid-19 measures in place. In addition, more than ...

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Creating the world’s smartest university campus

The University of Birmingham in partnership with Siemens is seeking to create the smartest university campus in the world. By combining digital sensor and analytics technologies, artificial intelligence, decentralised energy generation and storage, renewable energy and concepts that help change users’ ...

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CIWM appoints LARAC CEO to head policy and external affairs

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has appointed LARAC Chief Executive Officer, Lee Marshall, as its new Policy & External Affairs Director. With over 25 years’ experience in the UK waste and recycling sector, Marshall joins CIWM from LARAC ...

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Salisbury Group reports a record-breaking year

Following the initial stages of the pandemic, when many tender processes were suspended or delayed, Salisbury Group has secured 10 contracts over the past year, which have a combined total contract value of over £30 million. These include a contract ...

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