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WSH serves up new procurement and supply chain director

WSH, the parent company for leading catering and hospitality businesses BaxterStorey, Holroyd Howe, Caterlink, benugo and Portico, has appointed Andy Milner as procurement and supply chain director. Reporting to chief financial officer, Marc Bradley, Milner will be responsible for WSH’s ...

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Local authorities clean up with air pollution grant support

Defra has awarded £2 million worth of air quality grants to 36 local authorities across England. The grants, which have been awarded to those authorities who have demonstrated innovative plans to tackle air pollution in their towns and cities, will ...

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Balfour Beatty maps out £150m Wiltshire contract

Balfour Beatty, the global infrastructure group has been awarded a five-year highway maintenance contract worth £150 million by Wiltshire Council. The contract, which is due to start on 1st June 2013 covers highway maintenance, grass cutting, grounds maintenance, litter collection ...

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Interserve in £6m Southwark FM contract win

Interserve has won a five-year, circa £6 million facilities management contract to provide a range of support services at the London Borough of Southwark’s headquarters. The support services provider has been delivering cleaning services, including daily office cleans, washroom cleaning ...

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Part of the furniture

In October, 50,000 people from more than 123 countries made it to Orgatec 2012, one of the largest office and facilities fit-out shows in the world. Steve Fitch, director of Dovetail, the UK furniture supplier, reports from Cologne. Although the ...

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UK norovirus cases top one million

Over 1 million people throughout UK could have been infected with the winter vomiting bug, norovirus this season. Latest figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show there have been 3,877 laboratory confirmed cases of norovirus this season ( week ...

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Sistine Chapel to vacuum visitors to protect Michelangelo’s famed murals

In an effort to protect Michelangelo’s famed frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums will be installing a new ventilation system to suck the dust, dirt and humidity from visitors. With five million tourists pushing through the turnstiles each ...

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New innovations to protect properties from flooding win DEFRA funding

A flood brick that could replace sandbags to defend homes, businesses and infrastructure from flooding is one of three winners sharing £200,000 Defra funding to develop technology to tackle climate change and flooding, Environment Minister Lord de Mauley today announced. ...

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East Midlands NHS Trusts sign £300m Interserve facilities and estates contract

A partnership of East Midlands NHS Trusts has signed a ground-breaking new contract to improve estates and facilities management services across the city and counties. It is the first time that the Trusts have joined together to manage facilities and ...

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Facilities won’t hit the jackpot without this duty

There are just a few days left for bookmakers, casinos, amusement arcades, bingo halls, pubs, clubs and other venues operating gaming machines to register for Machine Games Duty (MGD). MGD comes into effect in four weeks’ time, on 1 February ...

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