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Portico adds top law firm to Portfolio

Portico, the UK's leading corporate reception service provider, has secured a significant new contract to provide front of house services to top 100 law firm, Wedlake Bell LLP.

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Window innovation promises minimally invasive building renovation

Renovation projects to improve the energy performance of residential buildings often involves a lot of messy construction work, however, researchers have come up with a prefabricated, multifunctional window modules concept that reduces on-site installation times.

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NHS property services makes a number of appointments

NHS Property Services Limited (NHS PS), the company set up by the Department of Health to manage all the ex-PCT estate not transferred to providers, has recently made a number of appointments to senior roles within the company.

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Business must focus on customer relationships

Organisations wishing to make ǃ_a breakthrough in businessǃ_ must look outside their current environment, according to leading business thinker and innovator Hamish Taylor.

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Industry urged to start preparing for mandatory carbon reporting now

A leading global provider of integrated facility management and sustainability software, has warned companies listed on the London Stock Exchange that they need to improve data consolidation practices ahead of the introduction of mandatory carbon reporting in April 2013. This is in order to comply with new regulations that require organisations to report on their global carbon emissions as part of their annual company reports.

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FM careers website launched by Asset Skills

A new careers website dedicated to promoting jobs and training in facilities management has been launched by Asset Skills, an industry skills body for FM.

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Royal visit marks UK launch of bird-friendly glass

A royal visit to Lindisfarne has marked the launch of a unique glass in the UK which is designed to save birds' lives. Millions of birds die each year by striking glazing in buildings. The new glass innovation takes its inspiration from the Orb Weaver spider, whose webs reflect UV light to stop birds flying through them, the glass does the same thing, it's not visible to the human eye but visible to our feathered friends.

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Initial Facilities gets technical with Modus FM acquisition

Rentokil Initial plc is pleased to announce today the acquisition by its Initial Facilities Division of London-based technical facilities management business Modus FM from Modus Group Limited for up to

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DJD appointed onto new Home Office estates framework

Drivers Jonas Deloitte has been appointed onto the new Home Office Estates Professional Services Framework. The Home Office continues to promote its centralised services division and this national framework will be utilised by many key Home Office sponsored bodies who occupy and manage large property portfolios including various directorates, inspectorates, agencies and non departmental public bodies.

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Replacing electric ovens with gas combis could save 60,000 tonnes CO2 per year

For the first time there is published evidence aimed at  understanding the energy use of  commercial kitchens, integrated with the operator behavioural challenges that the hospitality industry needs to adopt  in order to cut energy use and carbon emissions.

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