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Plastic isn’t the problem

Our infrastructure is, argues Steve Fox, Purchasing Director, Bartlett Mitchell. Why banning the use of plastic packaging isn’t the answer, having a strategic government policy to enable an integrated recycling infrastructure is Until we have an efficient UK wide infrastructure ...

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Interserve awarded place on civil engineering frameworks

Interserve has won a place on major highway and infrastructure frameworks in Manchester and across the Yorkshire and Humber Region. The public sector framework lots to which the international support services and construction group is appointed have a potential value ...

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Brookfield creates global FM business

Brookfield Asset Management has reached an agreement to acquire the other 50 per cent of its Canadian and Australian facilities management (FM) businesses from Johnson Controls Inc. for approximately US$200 million. The acquisition will facilitate a merger with its wholly ...

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Bob Taylor appointed OCS MD for healthcare and infrastructure

Bob Taylor has joined family-owned facilities management company OCS, as managing director for its infrastructure and healthcare division. Prior to his new role with international service provider OCS, Taylor worked for international support services firm G4S, as managing director of ...

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Mitie reboards Network Rail for a further five year trip

Network Rail, the UK’s rail and network infrastructure provider, has awarded FTSE 250 outsourced service provider, Mitie a renewed a contract to provide integrated facilities management (FM) across its UK property portfolio. The contract, with a total base value in excess ...

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Balfour backs workplace inclusivity as Stonewall ‘Diversity Champion’

International infrastructure and support services group, Balfour Beatty, has become one of the first major construction companies to join Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.  The programme, run by the gay equality charity, helps employers to develop inclusive workplace cultures for their lesbian, ...

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UK businesses muck in to support UK’s flood victims

Following the recent, unprecedented weather conditions as storm after storm bringing, at times, hurricane force winds blew across the country causing widespread flooding, structural damage and travel chaos, leading businesses across the country have committed their support to the people, business and communities ...

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Big data creates more buzz as gov’t pledges £73m to unlock its potential

The Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has unveiled £73 million of new funding to help unlock the potential of ‘big data’. Although it’s been around for a while in various guises, we have noticed here at FMJ the emergence of ...

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Preparing for a connected future: Workplace Week 2013 Convention

Around 60 delegates attended this year’s Workplace Week 2013 Convention, held at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC’s) Thames-side headquarters in More London on Tuesday 5 November and organised by Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA). The convention was part of a week-long showcase of innovations ...

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Mayor and TfL-LED investment in the capital’s street lighting announced

The ‘largest single investment’ to modernise main road street lighting in London’s history will lead to 40 per cent reduction in energy use and contribute to savings of approximately £1.85m a year and cut CO2 emissions by 9,700 tonnes a ...

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