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New MD for healthcare estates specialist

Ryhurst, which provides estates and asset solutions for the health and social care markets, has promoted Stephen Collinson to the position of managing director. Collinson has been with Ryhurst since 2008 working as business development director. Prior to Ryhurst, he ...

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BaxterStorey secures Inverness college contract win

Independent food service provider, BaxterStorey, is flavour of the month at Inverness College UHI after securing its first Highlands and Islands contract with the College’s three city campuses. The new cleaning and catering service, which launched at the College’s Longman, ...

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New standards set to raise the performance of fire doors

BRE Global Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) is launching two revised door standards to help reinforce the message that doorsets, shutters and active smoke/fire barriers must be correctly maintained and installed in order to protect life, property and business. The importance ...

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An Amazonian incentive to sign up to the FDIS diploma in fire doors

A lucrative windfall awaits one lucky person this month who decides to register for the UK’s newest qualification for FM professionals. All new registrants on the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) diploma in fire doors will enter a monthly prize ...

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ISS continues solid performance in challenging market

Today, ISS A/S, the parent group of ISS Group, the global facility services provider, announced a stable performance in its interim operational and financial results for Q3 and the first nine months of 2012. Revenue for the first nine months ...

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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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