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Staff restaurant pilot trials Slimming World dishes

Total facilities management company, OCS has teamed up with Slimming World to provide healthy meals in staff restaurants in a ground-breaking healthy eating partnership. The two companies have joined forces to demonstrate that it is possible to cater for large ...

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Free designs aimed at the retrofit and Green Deal market launched

A set of 20 standard construction drawings designed especially for the retrofit market and the Green Deal have been launched. With a focus on maximising the fabric performance of an existing building, the measures listed can help reduce energy bills ...

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Dirty washrooms have negative effect on patron’s experience

Around 75 per cent of UK residents feel that the washrooms they visit in hotels and restaurants are often unclean. Bad smells and lack of soap are among the top British gripes. And 87 per cent of us believe that ...

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Quality to cost connection unclear as NHS spend on hospital food increases

Data published in the latest Department of Health estates and facilities statistics, which cover a wide range of aspects of hospital estates, show the NHS is spending more on food than ever before. The average amount spent per patient per ...

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Shepherd FM appoints operations director to run national accounts

Shepherd FM has appointed Darren Payton as national account operations director. Payton joins Shepherd FM from Interserve, where he was general manager for support services, managing both soft and hard FM services. Payton will manage national accounts for Shepherd FM ...

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IBM IT solution to help MOD run its property assets

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the MOD’s property and services provider, has awarded a contract to IBM, the global IT giant, for the implementation and support of its new information management system (IMS). DIO’s future technology solution will replace outdated ...

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Malaysian delegates to benefit from integral property innovation advice

Integral UK’s business development manager, Mark Whittaker, has been invited by Liverpool John Moores University and the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia to be the key speaker at a prestigious industry event in Pahang, Malaysia in November. The speech will ...

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Co-operative Group awards front of house contract to ISS

ISS UK has won a new national contract with The Co-operative Group, the UK’s largest mutual business. ISS UK Front of House will be providing corporate meeting room management and reception services for The Co-operative Group at a variety of ...

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Superbugs hitch ride on air currents to contaminate hospital wards

Hospital superbugs have been found to float on air currents and contaminate surfaces far from infected patients’ beds, according to University of Leeds researchers. The results of the study, which was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ...

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Facilities Management – The Business Case to air on TV tonight

The Business Channel.tv has produced a programme exploring the value created within the workplace by facilities management. The programme titled ‘Facilities Management – The Business Case’ is being aired on Sky 212 and Freesat 401 at 9pm tonight, Wednesday 17 ...

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