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BT system to defend MOD’s global IT estate

BT has announced a major extension to its cyber security agreement with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) in a deal that will see the company expand its world-leading cyber-defence solution..

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Key appointment brings FM expertise to drive asset efficiencies

A leading asset management solutions provider has expanded its team as part of its progressive growth plans. REAMS, Real Estate Asset Management Solutions, has appointed Garth Chivell, 30, as senior project manager.

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EGON in exclusive talks with Serco for 10-year outsourcing partnership

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, and AEGON, the leading life and pensions company, are announcing exclusive talks to finalise a 10-year outsourcing partnership to provide a range of customer contact and support services for its UK-based protection business. Expected to start in the fourth quarter of the year, it marks Serco's entry into this important segment of the financial services market.

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Environmental awards seal university’s green reputation

After being recently named one of the UK's greenest universities, Sheffield Hallam University's environmental credentials have been given a further boost with another award win.

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Whitehall wasting billions through inefficient use of data

The government could save up to

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Unions making a green difference at work

The presence of green union reps is having a significant impact upon UK workplaces - encouraging a growing number of employers to adapt cost-saving energy efficiency measures and persuading colleagues to become more environmentally-aware at work, according to a new survey.

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Johnson to close 100 dry cleaners whilst FM arm challenged too

Facilities management, dry-cleaning and textile rental business, Johnson Service Group PLC, has announced its decision to close 100 of its loss-making dry-cleaning outlets in a bid to balance its books. It's facilities management division, SGP Property and Facilities Management (SGP) has also been having a tough time on its technical services side due to a reduction in capital projects work from large retail customers and PFI life cycle works.

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MITIE secures integrated FM contract with Scottish government and its collaborative partners

MITIE, the strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has secured an expanded contract to provide integrated facilities management services to the Scottish government and its collaborative partners.

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Lovell awarded

Housing specialist, Lovell, has been chosen by Homes for Haringey ǃ

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UK service sector growth slumps to eight-month low in June

Business sentiment in the service sector fell markedly to hit a six-month low, highlighting growing concerns about the UK macroeconomic outlook. Worries over Europe, the uncertainty over the direction of the UK economy and an anticipated post-Olympics lull also had a bearing on UK service providers' future expectations, a survey released today reveals.

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