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Halal-labelled sausage served to Westminster schools tests positive for pork DNA

Education contract caterer, Chartwells has become the latest in a growing number of contract caterers to become embroiled in the recent food scandal. A Halal-labelled chicken sausage product that the caterer supplied to Westminster Council schools has tested positive for pork DNA – thus failing to meet permitted food standards for Muslim dietary needs ...

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Initial Facilities plans scheme to create 80 apprenticeships within transport division

Initial Facilities has announced plans to expand the apprentice programme within its transport division coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week 2013. The company has committed to recruiting 80 new apprentices following the success of pilot schemes during the past two years. ...

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MITIE’s catering business rebrands to Gather & Gather

MITIE has announced the launch of a new brand for its catering business: Gather & Gather. Based around a culture of bringing food and people together, the new identity will feature as the new trading name and customer facing identity ...

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Voith changes track to win its biggest ever contract in the UK

Voith Industrial Services, a leading service provider to the UK transport industry, has broken into the rail sector with its biggest-ever contract in the UK. The £40 million contract, spread over five years, is for cleaning Alstom-maintained trains on the ...

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Report predicts FM market growth for 2013

A new report on the UK Facilities Management suggests that optimism is strengthening in 2013, following a steadily improving trading environment in 2012, though growth remains fragile for many FM providers. Based on financials from 60% of the FM market, ...

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MOD reopens Scottish military estate, construction framework

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has reopened the industry competition for its arrangements to deliver construction projects up to £12m in value on the Scottish military estate. Developed under the DIO Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme, the Regional Capital ...

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Eco Technology Show returns to Brighton in June

The Eco Technology Show, the London and South East event for trade, building owners, occupiers, and the general public covering sustainable build, energy, transport and technology, returns this June. This year’s bigger and better event will bring the key ideas ...

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Churchill to provide a secure solution for Harrogate International Centre

Churchill has announced a new partnership with Harrogate International Centre (HIC) for the delivery of a holistic security solution at their leading conference, exhibition and events venue which hosts around 150 events and attracts close to 300,000 visitors each year. The ...

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Sporting stars give Sheffield Hallam’s pitch the seal of approval

Plans to redevelop Sheffield Hallam University’s Bawtry Road sports facilities have received top support as local sporting stars Howard Webb, Mark Aston and Adrian Henderson cut the turf on the £5m-plus project. The redeveloped site will be known as Sheffield ...

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Government raises £1 billion selling off surplus property

The Government has raised over £1 billion since May 2010 by selling property and land no longer required by the Civil Service, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude announce  today. On top of this, the government has exited over 1,000 leasehold and ...

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