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New research finds UK SMEs are ill-prepared for water outages

The UK’s SMEs are underprepared for water outages and supply disruptions, according to new research from  business water retailer, Water Plus. The new study found that just one in 10 (11 per cent) small and medium-sized businesses has a plan ...

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Research reveals GDPR compliance ‘skin-deep’ on first anniversary

A recent survey of over 1,400 UK SMEs commissioned by information security specialist, Shred-it, has revealed a positive understanding and engagement with the principles of GDPR on its first anniversary but highlights key areas of concern under the surface. The ...

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Simplified ‘Public Sector Contract’ cuts red tape for SMEs

The Government has launched a new, simplified Public Sector Contract designed to make it easier for businesses to apply for Government contracts. The new contract removes duplication from the application process and streamlines procurement for companies that supply to government through Crown ...

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Google-esque offices are inaccessible for Britain’s SMEs

A new survey conducted by Crown Workspace has revealed designers offices such as the likes of Google and serviced office provider WeWork, are inaccessible for a fifth of Britain’s SMEs. Designer offices are increasing in popularity amongst businesses in the ...

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CCS issues contract notice for £12bn FM Marketplace

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) has issued a contract notice for its new Facilities Management Marketplace – with a focus on simplification and increasing opportunities for SMEs to supply to government. The framework will be the first to make use of the ...

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FM firms face stagnating profitability into 2018

Support services and facilities management companies are facing stagnating profitability next year amid increased competition from SMEs, rising cost inflation from the National Living Wage and Brexit according to an EY report out today. A review of the available accounts ...

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CCS supplier event for new £12bn FM Marketplace framework

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are to host an event to update prospective suppliers from across the UK on the government’s new Facilities Management Marketplace framework. With up to 160 spaces available on the framework – which will include a new ...

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Premier Workplace Services awarded CCS supplier status

Premier Workplace Services is the only SME to have been named as suppliers of ‘Repair and Renovation’ services to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), in the Supply, Delivery and Installation of Furniture and Associated Services framework agreement (RM3812). The framework ...

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Barclays supports national expansion of Scottish FM business

Saltire Facilities Management Ltd, a provider of central heating and electrical services across Scotland and the UK, has secured £2 million of funding from Barclays in order to drive its growth plans and streamline business overheads. The Bellshill-based company provides ...

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CCS Annual Report: Thousands of SMEs bidding successfully to become government suppliers

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has announced a steady year of progress following the publishing of its Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17. The report shows £12.4 billion of common goods and services are now being procured through CCS, whose aim is to ...

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