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Office Depot appoints new head for its revamped facilities services division

Office Depot has appointed a new head of facilities supplies to oversee the company’s recently revamped Facilities Supplies division in the UK and Ireland, it has been announced. Nicki Stewart joined Office Depot with a wealth of senior leadership experience ...

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NG’s facilities division performance ‘strongest to date’

NG Bailey’s Facilities Services division is celebrating a successful performance in 2012, having secured more than £16m of new business across the year and boasting a strong forward order book for the 2013/2014 financial year. The division’s performance is its ...

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New opportunity for fire professionals available

The groundbreaking improvement to the way in which FMs in the UK support property owners and other responsible people under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) and equivalent legislation is now available in the UK with the launch of ...

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3663 withdraws supplier’s pork-tainted Halal pastries from its MoJ deliveries

Foodservice wholesaler, 3663 has confirmed that a number of Halal Savoury beef pastry products that had been distributed to Ministry of Justice (MoJ) custodial establishments, were found to contain pork DNA – thus failing to meet permitted food standards for Muslim dietary needs under the ...

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First contractors for £2.4bn Priority School Building Programme announced

The Department for Education has announced the first two successful bidders for its £2.4 billion Priority School Building Programme. Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd has been successful in its bid for a contract for the first group of schools in the ...

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GLL awarded Rugby sports and leisure facilities contract

Leading not-for-profit leisure provider GLL has secured its first management contract in the Midlands. The charitable social enterprise, which operates more than 100 public leisure centres across England and Wales, has been awarded a ten-year contract by Rugby Borough Council ...

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London’s high-rise FMs join together to share their views

Estate directors and facility managers from London’s most iconic buildings and property groups have joined together to create the High Rise Interactive Group (Hi-Rig). The group top property professionals from London Bridge Quarter, The Shard, Canary Wharf, The Heron Tower, ...

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Tork has BIM busy in the washroom!

Washroom hygiene products supplier Tork, has kept ahead of upcoming regulations – and is making life easier for construction companies – by providing BIM CAD files of all dispensers on its website. By 2016 BIM files, or Building Information Modelling, ...

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Lighting the way to bright hangars and low bills at RAF Benson

Maintenance staff at a frontline RAF helicopter base are enjoying a better working environment, thanks to new lighting that not only brightens their working day but also saves energy and money. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has worked with its ...

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Sita powers up for €130m waste contract in Durham

Sita UK has been awarded an eight year contract by Durham County Council worth over 130 million Euros to manage 140,000 tonnes of residual household waste each year. Under the new contract, which will start in June 2013, waste will ...

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