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Interserve expands healthcare offering with new home care acquisition

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has expanded its public sector service proposition in the UK with the acquisition of Advantage Healthcare, a leading UK provider of healthcare at home services for a cash consideration of £26.5m. The ...

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Networks giant appoints Newark Grubb Knight Frank to manage its global estate

Nokia Siemens Networks, the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, has selected Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) as its sole global corporate real estate supplier on a five and a half year framework. Services will include global account management, technology integration, ...

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MOD invites tenders for UK construction projects

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has invited 10 private sector companies to begin tendering for a new framework agreement to deliver construction projects across the UK defence estate. The companies shortlisted for the framework are: Balfour Beatty Group; BAM Construction; ...

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Why do people fail as property entrepreneurs?

Lots of people like the idea of investing in property, and that’s a good place to start, but it’s not enough to enable you to develop a profitable property business – one that will continue to make you money, provide ...

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Europa turns up the heat with new TFM deal

Europa has agreed a new deal with Centrica to provide Total Facilities Management services to a UK based office development. As part of a three year deal Europa will deliver services including front of house, engineering, security, catering, landscaping and ...

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UK businesses are paying lip service to green issues and failing to implement the necessary behavioural changes, warns IMServ

Energy minister, Ed Davey, unveiled the government’s Energy Bill last month, setting out the roadmap for the UK’s switch to ‘a low-carbon economy’.  Justin Vroone, commercial director at IMServ Europe, the UK’s independent energy management provider, believes UK businesses are ...

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Brighton & Hove reels in MSC sustainable seafood for its schools

Eden Foodservice, part of Initial Facilities, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for 62 primary and special schools in the Brighton & Hove area. The company, working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, will now serve MSC ...

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New HQ adds synergy to ISS’ workplace & workforce strategies

ISS has announced the relocation of the company’s headquarters (HQ) to a new, more fitting premises in Greater Copenhagen. The move to the new state-of-the-art building in Søborg – a suburb approximately 10 kilometres from central Copenhagen, is set for ...

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Mencap appoints Seddon for national maintenance contract

Mencap, the UK’s leading learning disability charity, has appointed maintenance specialist Seddon Property Services for a two-year contract to maintain the charity’s properties across England and Wales. Under the deal, which has a total turnover value of £1 million, Seddon ...

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Mayor details prospective new property rental standard

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has set out a number of proposals to empower tenants and landlords in London’s growing private rented sector. With almost one in four Londoners living in private rented accommodation and the proportion of households ...

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