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FM professional and membership bodies “failing employers”

A leading facilities management employer is spearheading a campaign urging greater cohesion and more effective representation among FM membership bodies. Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive of international facilities services organisation OCS Group Limited and Chair of FM skills body Asset Skills, ...

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£125m Green Deal cashback scheme opens

A scheme by which householders and landlords using the Green Deal to install energy saving products in their homes and properties can claim hundreds of pounds from a £125m cashback pot, opened today. Home improvements such as loft insulation, solid ...

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Fabulous Feasts JV cooks up catering contract at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium

Manchester City Football Club has appointed Fabulous Fan Fare as its new catering partner for its home ground at The City of Manchester Stadium, also known as the Etihad Stadium. Newly formed company, Fabulous Fan Fare, a joint venture between ...

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Employee overtime adds ‘significantly’ to SME energy costs

Employees working overtime can significantly add to an organisation’s energy usage and costs. With research showing three quarters of employees at Britain’s small-to-medium sized businesses (SMEs) clocking an additional 1.9 hours a day on average, the potential cost to business ...

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ISS JV awarded NATO relocation contract

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) announced that a URS-led team, comprising three strategic subcontractors, ISS Facility Services, Defence, Capita Symonds and Grant Thorman has been awarded a six year contract to provide management advisory services to NATO. Under the contract, ...

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OCS wins major landscaping project at Heathrow Airport

Total facilities management provider OCS, has been awarded a project from airport operator Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) to enhance green spaces around Heathrow Airport. The works, which will all be carried out within the airport perimeter, will include: creating a ...

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Carlisle gets on board in national Arriva contract win

Carlisle Support Services has been awarded the contract to provide Arriva, one of the largest bus operators in Europe, with fleet and depot cleaning services. This bus cleaning contract, which will involve operations across the country, will be marked by ...

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Sodexo extends contract with Home Office

Sodexo, the provider of on-site service solutions, has announced its contract with the Home Office has been extended for a further two years. Sodexo has provided helpdesk and asset information services across the Home Office estate portfolio since 2008, and ...

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Jones Lang LaSalle appointed on the Battersea Power Station

The residential team at Jones Lang LaSalle has been appointed as international sales agent on the iconic Battersea Power Station in London. Located on the bank of the river Thames, Battersea Power Station is the last riverside site to be ...

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New FM company signs £32m housing repairs contract

New facilities management company Vivark has secured a contract with Knowsley Housing Trust worth £32m. Vivark will provide services to the Merseyside social housing provider, which owns and manages 13,500 properties in Knowsley, in a deal expected to be worth ...

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