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From pandemic response to Afghan aid, Jason Towse, MD of Business Services at Mitie, explains how the FM sector can play a leading role in helping the UK during times of crisis It’s been almost four months since the agreement ...

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UKGBC seeks feedback on proposals for social value delivery guidance

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is working towards a piece of detailed work on social value delivery guidance that will enable built environment practitioners to improve the quality of life of people by providing step-by-step support through the social value ...

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Corps Security launches diversity and inclusion initiative

Corps Security has formally launched Corps Together, a comprehensive campaign to improve equality, diversity and inclusion engagement across the organisation. The programme, which began over a year ago, aims to create a culture where heritage and differences are valued and ...

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BaxterStorey and Social Bite join up to support those impacted by homelessness back into work

Charity Social Bite has partnered with BaxterStorey to launch a pioneering new initiative to help revolutionise the access people who have experienced homelessness have to job opportunities across the UK. Through its new ‘Jobs First’ programme, Social Bite will work ...

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New IOSH President to focus on people, sustainability and putting the heart into health & safety

Risk management specialist and leader, Louise Hosking has commenced her Presidency with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) following the AGM on 16th November 2021. In the year that lies ahead her focus will be on People, Sustainability and Putting the ...

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UK businesses prepare to shed suppliers that do not live up to their social values

UK business leaders are increasingly turning their backs on suppliers who fail to align with their social values, according to new research from Sodexo. The survey, commissioned to mark the launch of Sodexo’s Social Impact Pledge 2021, highlights the profound ...

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Incentive to push Social Value remit with new Board appointment

In a move designed to ensure that the company’s focus on social value is formalised across all parts of the business and recognised as a key strategic driver, Laura Phillips, Director of Group HR, it to join the Incentive FM ...

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Willmott Dixon pledges laptop donations to support digital upskilling

The independent construction and property services company has pledged to donate up to 400 laptops a year to people who need them most as part of its ‘Building Lives Through Tech’ programme to help those in most need during the ...

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VINCI Facilities supports Ready for School Programme

VINCI Facilities Building Solutions is providing £15,000 worth of support for the Waltham Forest Ready for School programme via its work with Peabody which prepares disadvantaged children to make a successful transition to school through home learning and co-ordinated family ...

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IWFM launches new social value measurement framework

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) has partnered with the Social Value Portal and National Social Value Taskforce to develop a new measurement framework . Designed specifically for the workplace and facilities management profession, the National TOMs Facilities Management ...

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