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Costain Group makes senior strategic appointment

The Costain Group, the construction, infrastructure, energy and maintenance service provider has appointed Mark Rogerson MBE to its executive board in the new role of chief development officer.

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Recognition for cleaning in Women 1st Top 100

Lynn Webster, managing director of Lynn Webster Consultants (LWC), has been confirmed, for the second year running, as one of the UK's Top 100 most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.

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RICS Wales welcomes review of business rates

RICS welcomed the review of business rates in Wales, published by the Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, Edwina Hart AM last week (12 June).

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Industry responds to mandatory carbon reporting for LSE FTSE 100

Industry has responded to Defra's announcement of mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting for businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange FTSE 100. The plans, which were formally announced by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg at the opening of the Rio+20 sustainability conference in Brazil yesterday, will force around 1,800 firms listed on Britain's main stock market to report their emissions in corporate earnings reports, starting next April.

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National construction firm adds strength to its FM arm with new appointment

Phil is the latest senior industry professional to join Miller, adding strength to the management team. Miller Asset 24 focuses on using best practice and innovation to significantly reduce operating costs for a variety of clients while increasing productivity of services and offering whole life cost certainty.

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Companies on LSE must report carbon emissions from 2013

Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange will be forced to publish their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2013, deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, announced yesterday in the Guardian newspaper; a move that will link share prices with the cost of emitting CO2.

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Facilities enabled for energy automated demand response to rise

A cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts that nearly 170,000 facilities around the world will be ADR-enabled by 2018, up from approximately 20,000 sites at the end of 2011. It anticipates that total annual ADR spending will exceed $1.7 billion by 2018, compared to just $294 million in 2011.

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Stag Security wins Polypipe contract

Stag Security, part of Servest Multi Service Group, has been awarded the security contract for Polypipe, manufacturer of plastic pipe systems, following a thorough 12-month tender process, which included both local and national providers.

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Could the answer to hospital acquired infections really be this simple?

The answer to decreasing the incidence of Hospital Acquired Infections (AHI) could be as simple as reminding your superior (politely) to wash their hands and giving recognition to employees that set an exemplary hygiene standard.

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Recolight expands free of charge lamp recycling services

Recolight, the UK's specialist WEEE compliance scheme for lamps, is expanding access to lamp recycling facilities by lowering the threshold companies need to meet to qualify for free of charge lamp recycling.

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