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Industry APPG needs to urgently make progress on key issues warns BCC

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has urgently called on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Cleaning and Hygiene Industry to drive progress on key issues affecting the sector. Senior figures at the BCC are concerned that there has been a ...

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BESA’s Crosland named chair of health & safety body

Rebecca Crosland has been elected as the new chair of the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP). She is only the second person to take up the role following Christopher Buxton, CEO of the British Fluid Power Association, who has ...

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Business leader urges building engineering sector to ‘be prouder’ of its role in fighting climate change

Former CBI President Paul Drechsler has highlighted the key role the building engineering sector will play in addressing climate change but said it would need to compete harder for talent to address its skills challenges. Speaking at the annual Building ...

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ACE appoints new chief executive

Stephen Marcos Jones has been appointed new Chief Executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). Taking up his new role on 31 January 2022, he replaces Hannah Vickers who left ACE earlier in the year. Following more than ...

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UK businesses are failing to follow through on their net zero promises

UK firms are failing to back their net zero promises with effective measurement according to a report commissioned by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management. The IWFM 2021 Sustainability Survey, supported by consultancy Inenco, reveals that just 35 per ...

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Our Standards. Your Guarantee.

By Lorcan Mekitarian, Chair of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association Cleanliness and hygiene have never been more important than during the coronavirus pandemic. The cleaning operatives and teams being celebrated at the Kimberly-Clark Professional 2022 Golden Service Awards are ...

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BESA elects new IOR president

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has elected Graeme Fox as the next President of the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR). A chartered engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the sector, Fox ran his own air conditioning contracting business ...

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‘Colossal’ skills drive required for Government’s £650bn Infrastructure Pipeline plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that whilst the government’s announcement of a record £650 billion investment in infrastructure projects over the next decade will be a massive boost for the buildings services sector, this will need to ...

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Four members of RICS leadership team step down

RICS’ CEO Sean Tompkins, President Kath Fontana, Interim Chair of Governing Council, Chris Brooke, and Chair of the Management Board, Paul Marcuse have all stood down from their posts following a governance scandal which has thrown the Institute into turmoil. ...

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Mark Whittaker to take over role of IWFM chair

Mark Whittaker, CIWFM, has been appointed as the next IWFM Chair. He will take over the role  from Martin Bell on 1 October. Whittaker, who has a leading role in consultancy at Thomson FM has has worked in the profession ...

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