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Capita Symonds wins estates role with Bristol Community Health

Capita Symonds has been appointed by social enterprise Bristol Community Health to provide strategic estate management services. Bristol Community Health provides a range of over 30 community healthcare services commissioned by the NHS in and around Bristol and South Gloucestershire. ...

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TUPE changes could increase employment costs for service and facilities companies

B&ES is concerned that proposals outlined in a Government consultation on changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations – generally known as TUPE – could, if implemented, increase employment costs for service and facilities companies in the ...

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OCS views shopping experience with ‘everyday wonder’ in new contract win

  Trinity Leeds, the major retail complex located in Britain’s fourth largest city, recently signed a two-year contract with international total facilities management provider OCS. The contract, for cleaning, security and customer service, started last month following a mobilisation ahead ...

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Interserve secures places on the MoJ’s national and regional frameworks

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been successful in securing a place on both the national and south regional frameworks under the Ministry of Justice’s Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA). These six-year frameworks will cover a wide range ...

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G4S Events bowls another over at Headingly

G4S Events, has been awarded a three year security services contract at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, one of the world’s leading international sporting venues, and home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos rugby league team, Leeds Carnegie rugby union team. ...

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Sainsbury’s cuts water consumption by 50% across its estate

Sainsbury’s has reduced its operational water consumption across its entire estate by 50 per cent relative, which is a saving of 393 Olympic sized swimming pools each year (approx. 982,500m3). The retailer reached its target, against a 2005/2006 baseline, at ...

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Channel Islands ferries in ‘accessible’ BIFM branch

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is set to support the facilities management (FM) profession in the Channel Islands through the launch of a dedicated branch serving the area. After identifying a potential need for BIFM support in the ...

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FM leadership survey launched in advance of ThinkFM conference

Workplace Law in association with BiFM have launched a new research initiative, focusing on leadership, which be presented at this year’s ThinkFM conference in June. The theme of the conference this year is ‘The Leadership Challenge: Raising our game, making ...

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Costain calls ‘time’ on May Gurney deal

Costain has announced it will be withdrawing its offer for infrastructure, waste and support services group May Gurney, following a “compelling” 35 per cent-higher offer from rival bidder, Kier Group. After considering its position, the board of Costain, the construction group, announced that it “does not ...

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ISS, MITIE and OCS target supply chains to clean-up emissions

Collectively, facilities management firms ISS, MITIE and OCS have over 30,000 suppliers. All three, which have individually adopted sustainability and environmental policies are now targeting their respective supply chains to collect and analyse energy and carbon emissions data. The FM companies have teamed-up with ...

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