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Sky goes for £100m integrated FM package from MITIE

MITIE has secured a contract to provide integrated facilities management (FM) for British Sky Broadcasting Group (Sky), the UK’s largest entertainment and home communications company. The contract, with a total value in excess of £100m over a five-year period, will ...

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CSSG wins key security contracts with ODEON Cinemas and UK Land

Croma Security Solutions Group plc (CSSG), the AIM listed total security services provider has announced two key security contract wins. The Group has secured a £250,000 contract by UK Land Plc to secure multiple sites in the north-east of the ...

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HSE warns of risk of death associated with wood pellet storage

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) took urgent steps yesterday to warn of the dangers associated with the storage of wood pellets which are commonly used for use in increasingly popular, biomass boilers.  The safety body issued a safety notice: ...

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Canterbury picks Serco to continue to deliver its environmental services contract

Serco has been re-selected to provide waste, recycling and street cleansing services on behalf of Canterbury City Council. The company has been providing environmental services to the local authority for over 15 years. The contract, which starts in April 2013, ...

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Laundry drying puts a drain on health, energy and environment

Draping washing on driers around radiators is common practice nowadays whether because the weather is too bad to hang it outdoors or the cost of using a tumble drier is too great. However, the impact of this seemingly innocuous action ...

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Living Wage campaign could affect how FMs procure

One in five workers in the UK – some 4.82 million people – are paid less than the ‘Living Wage’. Of these, 70% of cleaners (440,000) and 75% of kitchen and catering assistants (340,000) – are estimated to fall into ...

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New health and safety hub to free up time and save money for SMEs

A radical revamp of the way small businesses access official advice about health and safety online has been launched. The new Health and Safety Toolbox brings together in one place ‘everything a small, low-risk business could need to manage health ...

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MITIE volunteers serve up good deeds across the country

MITIE, the FM and energy service provider, has held its second annual Volunteering Month, with different initiatives set up across the UK as a way to engage with and help local communities. Some of the biggest projects MITIE employees contributed ...

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National Trust awards its London HQ cleaning contract to Principle

Following its recent move to a new London headquarters, The National Trust has appointed Principle Cleaning Services Ltd as its head office cleaning contractor. The National Trust is a national charity that works to protect historic houses, gardens, ancient monuments ...

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Workplace cyberbullying – should the FM be responsible?

New research indicates that cyberbullying – using modern communications technology such as e-mails, texts or web-postings to abuse people – is as common in the workplace as ‘conventional’ bullying. The question of how to respond to it effectively or better ...

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