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Quicklight sheds some light

As the daylight hours get shorter and shorter, lighting maintenance service provider, Quicklight, has urged businesses in the UK to check their lighting is adequate before it gets too dark. “Every year it’s the same,” said Andy Cole, director at ...

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MITIE’s youth employment scheme recognised in prestigious awards

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has received a prestigious award for its work helping young unemployed people find work during the recession. The ‘Economic Regeneration’ award was presented to MITIE at the Lord Mayor’s Dragon ...

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Fifth panel member confirmed for next week’s FMJ Debate

We are delighted to announce, the fifth panel member for the popular FMJ Debate has now been confirmed as Paul Saville-King, managing director, Norland Managed Services. Facilities Management Journal (FMJ) has been invited back to Olympia this October to host ...

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Crown Estate puts Trafalgar House’s best face forward for the Games

The renovation of two listed façades of Trafalgar House on Regent Street was successfully completed ahead of the Olympics as part of contractual conditions for a wider £3 million refurbishment of the six-storey property for The Crown Estate. The prominent ...

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Interserve employees appeal for 50,000 kids books for disadvantaged children

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s nothing like having a bit of a de-clutter to create some much-needed space! With this in mind, kind-hearted employees at Interserve, the international support services and construction group are making a last-minute appeal ...

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Social media pilot helps staff unlock 10% gas saving at DECC

The results of a project that engaged staff at the Department of Energy & Climate Change and helped them to unlock 10% gas savings at the department’s headquarters using innovative digital media tools has been unveiled. Traditionally, the biggest energy ...

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North Tyneside signs partnership contracts with Balfour and Capita..

North Tyneside Council has signed legal contracts that will see two private sector partners deliver a range of services and secure multi-million pound investment in the borough. Elected Mayor, Mrs Linda Arkley has welcomed the creation of the new partnerships ...

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‘Flat pack’ approach to designing future schools slammed by RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the Education Funding Agency’s (EFA) plans for standardising the design and construction of future schools. It is seriously concerned that the proposed ‘flat-pack’ (Baseline Designs for Schools) approach is inflexible ...

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Back to school = back to germs?

With cold and flu season about to begin, students may have more to contend with than just homework. Schools can be breeding grounds for germs that can lead to illness and significant absenteeism. However, data from a new study shows ...

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Values add up as accountancy association selects OCS for TFM contract

OCS has won a five year contract  with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to provide total facilities management at six locations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The deal with the global accountancy body includes hard ...

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