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Businesses urged to take action on rising in-work poverty

With financial concerns affecting the performance of workers across the UK, Business in the Community, with input from companies such as Starbucks, Royal Mail and integrated facilities management company Sodexo, has today launched an action plan for business to be ...

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ABM UK launches programme to tackle skills gap in FM and engineering 

Facilities management services provider, ABM UK, has launched a pilot programme and media campaign to the younger generation in a bid to change perceptions that facilities management and engineering is about oily rags, overalls and ‘no prospects, when in fact it offers a pathway ...

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BIFM Academy to deliver Workplace Leadership Programme

BIFM Fire Safety Law

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has entered into a partnership with 3edges to launch a Workplace Leadership Programme to be delivered through the BIFM Academy, from the first quarter of 2018. The foundation for the development of the ...

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Bartlett Mitchell unveils young entrepreneur programme

Independent caterer, Bartlett Mitchell, has launched a young foodie entrepreneur programme ‘BM Inc’ that aims to encourage supplier innovation and help enterprising new talent to flourish. Through the new initiative, young (which can relate to age or experience) food-based entrepreneurs ...

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NHS Property Services launches Vacant Space Handback scheme

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has launched a new Vacant Space Handback Scheme which aims to help commissioners to cut the cost of empty space in their buildings by allowing them to pass the liability for eligible vacant space back to NHSPS. To ...

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UK-GBC launches its first ‘Innovation Lab’

A new approach to innovation in the built environment has been launched by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC). The ‘Innovation Lab’ programme consists of a number of workshops which aim to identify and address systemic challenges facing businesses within ...

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Mitie and CITB initiative encourages businesses to Think Differently about disability

Mitie has joined forces with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to help unemployed people with disabilities into work via a £900,000 programme which is currently being piloted in Scotland. The new initiative titled ‘Think Differently’ is designed to encourage ...

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ISS crowned with a ‘Royal’ award

ISS UK has been recognised for its investment in staff training and development in the inaugural Princess Royal Training Awards 2016. A City & Guilds Group initiative, the Princess Royal Awards recognise organisations of all sizes that have demonstrated how training and ...

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UK-GBC Future Leaders programme announces class of 2017

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has revealed the names of 24 sustainability professionals who have been selected to embark on its Future Leaders programme 2017. Now in its fourth year, the programme brings together professionals in the early stages of their ...

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Look closer at smarter control of fuel costs

Taking a closer look at fuel cards should reveal that they have much more to offer fleet managers than savings on diesel and petrol. The whole point of finding the right fuel card, however, is to save money and time. ...

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