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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. The contract was awarded under the Government Procurement Service FM framework agreement with MITIE overcoming strong competition from other eligible suppliers to secure the bid.

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Seddon revs up workforce for Home Scotland contract

Forty new members of staff have been taken on by maintenance and painting specialist Seddon Property Services in Scotland to help deliver its new contract with leading affordable housing provider Home Scotland, part of Home Group.

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Data centre industry still robust, says DatacenterDynamics Industry Census

Early indications from the DatacenterDynamics 2012 Global Industry Census show that the threat of global recession is having minimal impact on growth in the worldwide data centre industry.

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Carillion’s trading outlook ‘stable’ despite ‘challenging’ market conditions

Integrated support services company, Carillion plc, has produced stable results in its update on trading in the first six months of 2012 ahead of announcing its interim results on 22 August 2012.

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Leading London music school announces major expansion and investment in facilities

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, widely regarded as one of the world's leading providers of music education, is investing over a quarter of a million pounds in the learning environment in the coming year.

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Enfield Norse wins schools cleaning contracts

Enfield Norse has been awarded the cleaning contract for the Hazelbury Partnership of schools (Hazelbury Junior, Hazelbury Infants, and West Lea Schools) and Durant's School.

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Mandatory carbon reporting – the key facts

Nick Clegg announced at last week's UN Conference in Rio de Janeiro that from April 2013 it will be compulsory for all companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to report their emissions data in their annual report. This makes the UK the first country in the world to bring in such mandatory emissions reporting.

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Virtual reality concept eases plant retrofit, training & maintenance

Process plants have useful lives of thirty to fifty years, during which time they are routinely retrofitted. Virtual reality (VR) software simplifies and helps keep track of retrofit planning and testing. Now, researchers and a global chemicals company are taking the technology one step further by jointly developing VR solutions for the plant life cycle.

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Repairs & maintenance specialist unveils new low-carbon fleet

Affordable housing specialist Lovell has taken delivery of a new fleet of fuel-efficient, low-carbon vehicles to support growing demand for the company's repairs and maintenance business.

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Preferred bidder announced for Government’s first BIM project at HMYOI Cookham Wood

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been selected as preferred bidder for the first adopter 'pilot' Government project on which Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been utilised through the tender and will be fully employed at contract stage.

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