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Strike action pays off for cleaners at Oxford Street’s John Lewis

The dispute of cleaners at the John Lewis Partnership's flagship at Oxford Street store has ended with 'significant success' for the workers who took strike action in July according to their union.

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Steve Gladwin joins BIFM Board

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has today announced the board appointment of Steve Gladwin as non-executive Director. Gladwin, who is Director of Nodus Solutions Limited, will serve a two-year term.

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Norland awareness campaign makes finals of occupational Health & Safety awards

Norland Managed Services is a finalist in the 2012 Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) awards. The facilities management provider has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Campaign of the Year category.

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Action to tackle the demographic timebomb in facilities management

Employers have come together to help design new programmes to tackle the demographic timebomb in facilities management.  Companies such as Interserve, ISS UK and UK Sport attended a recent event hosted by FM skills body Asset Skills to help roll out new Talent Management and Higher Level Skills projects.

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Capita preferred bidder for

Capita plc has been selected as preferred bidder by North Tyneside Council to provide wide-ranging property, highways and maintenance services in a partnership designed to deliver both cost savings and improved services to citizens. The core contract is expected to be worth approximately

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UK hotel industry alive with innovation

Large hotel chains are quick to adopt and adapt innovations developed in other industries, while smaller hotels make almost continual incremental changes in response to customers' needs. The UK hotel industry is alive with innovation and new ways of improving service for customers, research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has found.

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Sums add up for MITIE

MITIE Group PLC has started the year as it means to go on. The outsourcing and energy services company has been filling its order book, winning new contracts and making strategic acquisitions to continue its profitable growth journey.

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Diary of a Graduate, PART 8

In the ISS graduate diary this month, Tom Maton reflects on his time with the Cleaning Excellence team and how this experience instilled in him the value of close working relationships.

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Savills’ global property / FM business boosts weaker sectors

Savills plc, the international real estate advisor, has seen its global property and facilities management sector boosting revenues and off-setting weaker sector losses above anticipated levels as it announced its results for the six months ended 30 June 2012.

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Serco commences leisure contract in Shropshire

Under a contract with Shropshire Community Leisure Trust, Serco is providing management services to five leisure centres across the county namely: Market Drayton Swimming Centre, Oswestry Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury Sports Village and Indoor Bowls Hall, Whitchurch Swimming Centre and the Quarry Fitness and Swimming Centre in Shrewsbury, as part of a new approach to service delivery. The contract, which commenced on 1st August 2012, is initially for a period of 10 years, with an option to extend for a further five.

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