• Top trends set to disrupt the education space

    Sodexo has released its 2018 Sodexo University Trends Report: Five Trends Set to Impact the Student Journey and Campus. Drawing on insight from a panel of leading higher education experts as well as Sodexo’s experience providing services to 700 universities globally, it delivers key trends shaping the student journey and the campus experience, and how universities can and should be responding.This year’s report focuses on five interrelated topics, with a core focus on the changing ro
  • What’s next for the connected workplace?

    Trevor Wignall, Digital and Innovation Director for Sodexo UK, discusses the Internet of Things and why sometimes, humans do it better
    Tech has enabled a seismic shift at home and at work – remember when phones were rudimentary and web conferences were held with several second delays? Smartphones, smartwatches, smart speakers, smart thermostats… the world around us keeps getting smarter. The Internet of Things (IoT) – as these smart devices are collectively known – has r
  • Improving industrial lighting reduces crime

    How a New York study showed that crime is reduced in areas with proper security and safety lighting compared to others without; how this compares to previous studies.
    Large study finds extra safety and security lighting can cut crime ratesLighting in common areas reduces crime. Some say there are pros and cons to lighting industrial and common areas, but a major study in New York showed conclusively that safety lighting does cut crime.
    The mixed messages of lighting as a crime deterrentIn the UK
  • Amey appoints new MD

    Amey has appointed Paco Hevia as Managing Director of Waste Treatment.
    Hevia will be responsible for the operations of Amey’s three energy from waste facilities in Allerton in West Yorkshire, Milton Keynes and the Isle of Wight. These facilities use state-of-the-art technologies to reduce the amount of household waste going to landfill and generate energy for the local community. He will also oversee the operations of Waterbeach Waste Management Park near Cambridge, which provides a range
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    ISSA Dallas launch for @Brightwell_disp's Myriad range @ISSAworldwide #washroomhygiene #tomorrowscleaning… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
  • It’s time to gear up for changeable weather – with Snickers Workwear

    NEW stretch garments and body-mapping layers deliver extreme working comfort and protection –whatever the weather.
    It’s hard work on site when the weather starts to get worse in the autumn. That’s why Snickers Workwear continues to improve its working clothes with brand new weatherproof stretch Trousers and Jackets.
    With great fit and superb value for money – they’ll be first choice for outside work that demands maximum comfort, mobility and protection.
    The new and
  • BIFM Awards 2018: And the winners are…

    Last night (15 October) saw the FM industry come together at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London for the 18th annual British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards 2018.
    The Awards celebrate the profession’s finest, honouring those whose outstanding work has driven innovation and achieved exceptional results in the organisations they work; benchmarking excellence and inspiring others across the industry.
    Thirteen winners were revealed from forty-six finalists at a spark
  • HVAC Systems – The perfect prescription for buildings

    In recent years, health and well­ness has become a top priority in nearly every facet of our lives, from nutrition to sleep and exercise. Yet a growing body of research demonstrates that health and wellness is not just about eating well and staying active; in fact, the environments where we live and work have a direct impact on our well-being, from our sleep/ wake cycles and mood to productivity and performance. Indeed, it is becoming increasingly important to place people at the heart of de
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    Today (15th October) it's #GlobalHandwashingDay, and here at @TomoCleaning and @TomorrowsFM we're celebrating good… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
  • NEC Group acquired by Blackstone

    Private equity company, Blackstone, has acquired events venue operator the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Group from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.Founded in 1976, the NEC has grown into the UK’s live events business of choice for organisers, exhibitors and visitors, playing host to over seven million guests and 750 events every year.
    The NEC boasts Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, the International Convention Centre, the Genting Arena and Arena Birmin
  • Anchor Group creates corporate services director role

    National outsourced support services provider, Anchor Group Services, has appointed Alex Hiles to the newly created role of Corporate Services Director to further strengthen its leadership team.
    Hiles has worked within the Group for the past seven years and is being promoted from his current role as General Manager. An ex-military man, he has in-depth experience throughout the organisation, including business development and working at the top level of operations.
    Speaking about his new rol
  • Survey finds handwashing habits leave a lot to be desired

    As the world marks the 11th annual Global Handwashing Day (GHD), a new study from Initial Washroom Hygiene has shown that British families’ handwashing habits leave a lot to be desired.
    Initial’s survey of 2,000 families has found that almost three quarters (73 per cent) of British families fail to wash their hands before every meal. Additionally, just 68 per cent of Britons said they ensure their children always wash their hands before eating. This is despite strong evidence that s
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  • The information age

    We asked a group of CAFM suppliers for their views on how CAFM software is developing to make facilities management easier and more efficient
    PAUL DJURICCEO, URGENT TECHNOLOGY
    Automation is the key to the next big step-change in facilities management.
    The science fiction of the past two centuries is rooted in the reality of technological progress. While tales of robots and super AI subjugating humans may seem other-worldly, they reflect the deep, systemic changes that continue to reshape indust
  • Area launches dedicated service in Europe

    Area, the workplace fit-out specialists within the Fourfront Group, is expanding from its UK base to become a dominant player across Europe – establishing offices in 10 cities in mainland Europe, in addition to its two existing offices in the UK.
    The move comes after consistent success in the UK, delivering workplace projects for thousands of clients, covering millions of sq. ft. Area’s proven track record has led to an increasing number of enquiries from clients to deliver workplace
  • Wilson Vale makes a move for the future

    Independent catering company, Wilson Vale, has moved into its new eco-friendly corporate headquarters in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.
    Designed and built to Wilson Vale’s specification, the new building now houses Wilson Vale’s head office team of 35 and its growing operations team who support 95 diverse catering operations throughout the UK.
    A substantial investment for the firm, the new building features a 49-kilo solar array, low energy lighting and energy efficient, triple g
  • Altro takes a fresh look with Bauhaus-inspired solutions

    Commercial interior surfaces specialist Altro has introduced stunning new high-design ranges to its floors, doors and walls package. Delivering premium aesthetics with outstanding durability, all backed by Altro’s sector-leading support and expertise, Altro Ensemble modular flooring system and Altro Whiterock wall designs wall sheet are ideal for office, retail and hospitality environments.
    New Altro Ensemble modular flooring system is the next generation of luxury vinyl tiles. From colour
  • Acquisition sees Tennant expand its offering in China

    Tennant Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gaomei Cleaning Equipment Company, a privately held designer and manufacturer of commercial cleaning solutions based in China.
    Gaomei, a family-run business, is an established leader in the mid-tier market and offers a range of cleaning machines and equipment, including single disc scrubbing machines, vacuum cleaners, carpet extractors, blowers, high-pressure washers, sweepers, and floor scrubbers. The company, founded in 1997, has bee
  • YPO becomes CHSA Accredited Distributor

    YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying and procurement organisation, has joined the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) Accreditation Scheme for Distributors.
    YPO’s decision to join signifies the Scheme’s importance to buyers of cleaning and hygiene products. Only by buying from Accredited members can purchasers and end users of these products be certain ‘what’s on the box is what’s in the box’.
    With over 40 years’
  • Monthind wins contract at the Quadram Institute

    East of England contract cleaning company, Monthind, has been awarded a multi-service line contract at the new state-of-the-art Quadram Institute (QI) medical facility.
    As CBRE Asset Services’ chosen partner for cleaning and associated services, Monthind has been appointed to provide a range of services including cleaning, window cleaning, pest control, grounds maintenance and waste management.
    Monthind was also awarded via Wates Construction, the construction firm responsible for del
  • IOSH Annual Conference 2018

    The IOSH Annual Conference took place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on 17-18 September. There were some useful lessons for facilities managers, reports David Sharp, Managing Director of International Workplace
    The conference began with an informative session on the sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences, which provided some context for the way the new rules have been applied since their introduction in 2016. Fines are increasing (they rose 80 per cent i
  • Incentive to support student accommodation development

    Incentive Tec, the building services arm within Incentive FM Group, has been appointed to play a key role in a prestigious new development of student accommodation in Dean Street, Bristol.
    The multi-million pound development is being built by Atlas Land with backing from Octopus Property. It will include 225-bedroom spaces arranged in self-contained cluster flats, together with ground floor units comprising a cafe, office, and gym floor space, as well as ancillary facilities including communal s
  • Leading food companies form Global Coalition for Animal Welfare

    Seven leading food companies have joined forces to launch the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) – the world’s first food industry-led initiative aimed at advancing animal welfare globally.The global platform unites major companies and animal welfare experts in improving animal welfare standards at scale and in meeting consumer demand for food products from animals reared in systems that promote good welfare.
    GCAW represents some of the largest names in global food produ
  • £50m contract win for OCS #cleaningnews #contractwin #tomorrowscleaning - bit.ly/2CIc9oY https://t.co/WIYJFoFS8h

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  • Cofely Besix FM grows retail sector portfolio

    Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) has secured a three-year deal to provide hard facilities management services to Al Jimi Mall and Shabahat Plaza located in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi.
    The scope of services covers full technical services, including MEP and specialist systems, as well as DLP management that includes carrying out an assets condition survey specifically for the new Al Jimi Mall extension.
    Al Jimi Mall is a shopping and entertainment location in the heart of the city, and currently has
  • Amey works with DIO on subletting void properties

    Amey’s Facilities Management team has been working with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to reduce the number of empty properties across the UK, through the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Sublet Project.
    Service family accommodation, not currently required for use by service personnel, is being made available to let by civilians on six-month tenancy agreements, which ensures flexibility to use the properties for service personnel, should they need it.
    The scheme maximises occupancy
  • Monthind wins cleaning & associated services contract at Quadram Institute

    East of England contract cleaning company, Monthind, has been awarded a multi-service line contract at the new state-of-the-art Quadram Institute (QI) medical facility.
    As CBRE Asset Services’ chosen partner for cleaning and associated services, Monthind has been appointed to provide a range of services including cleaning, window cleaning, pest control, grounds maintenance and waste management.
    Monthind was also awarded via Wates Construction, the construction firm responsible for del
  • Founder of Salesforce in Europe joins Condeco board

    Fergus Gloster, one of the foremost experts in Europe on building sales and marketing technology businesses, is to become a Non-Executive Director of Condeco, the global workplace technology company.Gloster will work closely to help the company continue its global growth and advise on its evolution into a fully-fledged Software as a Service business.
    Condeco has worked closely with Gloster for several years, after being introduced to the company by its investor Highland Europe. He was one o
  • £1500 raised for RNIB at CHSA’s golf event

    Members of the cleaning industry have raised over £1500 at the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) annual pro-am golf tournament for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Combining this with the money already raised at the gala ball, the CHSA has now generated approximately £10,000 for the RNIB this year.“Generating funds for charity is an important part of our ethos,” said Stephen Harrison, chair of the CHSA. “Always popular,
  • Sontay provides the right conditions for rest and relaxation at Spanish Hotel 

    The family-friendly Club MAC hotel in Puerto de Alcudia, Majorca is providing its guests with increased comfort as well as saving itself vital energy thanks to a range of HVAC sensors from Sontay. Distributed by Globacontrol, the Spanish distributor for Sontay, and installed by local system integrator, SIRC BALEARES, the Sontay sensors are helping the hotel reduce energy consumption by an impressive 40%.
    The Club MAC site covers an area of 100,000 square meters and is made up of three different
  • Companies plead guilty following 2011 refinery explosion

    Before Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court, Valero Energy UK Limited and B & A Contracts Limited today pleaded guilty to charges under Sections 2 (1) and 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.
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    Dangerous bacteria found on UK cash #hygienenews #cleaningnews #tomorrowscleaning - bit.ly/2Put29x https://t.co/CQI8p9Mhat
  • Building company and director sentenced after carrying out unsafe and unnecessary work

    A building company and its director have been sentenced today after carrying out unsafe and unnecessary building work.
  • AiP starts school term with 30 new catering deals

    Alliance in Partnership (AiP), a specialist in education catering, has started the new school term with the mobilisation of more than 30 new school contracts, worth £3.6million, to include schools in London, Staffordshire, Herefordshire and for the first time in Cambridgeshire.
    A ‘cluster’ of six London schools – one secondary and five primary continue AiP’s expansion in the Capital and in the South East.
    The primary schools all have bespoke menus to suit their
  • Cushman & Wakefield announces Dutch acquisition

    Cushman & Wakefield  has announced its acquisition of DZAP, a leading Design & Build practice in the Netherlands.
    The acquisition enhances the global real estate services firm Design & Build capabilities in EMEA following its acquisition of ADMOS in Belgium and Luxembourg last year.
    Established in 1995, DZAP’s 50 employees work on the design and delivery of office interiors for occupiers and office building revitalisations for landlords, as well as having a hospi
  • New workplace measures launched to tackle barriers facing ethnic minorities

    A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace will be announced by Prime Minister Theresa May today (11 October), exactly one year after the government published the findings of a world-first Race Disparity Audit on how people of different ethnic backgrounds are treated across society.
    Developed jointly by the government and Business in the Community (BITC), the new Race at Work Charter will commit businesses to a bold set of principles and actions designed to drive forward
  • Brick manufacturer fined after worker seriously injured in machinery incident

    Forterra Building Products Limited has been fined after a worker had his left arm amputated and was left paralysed from the chest down after being drawn into machinery.
  • Fine for engineering company following life-changing hand injuries to worker

    An engineering company has been fined after an employee’s little finger and ring finger were amputated at the first knuckle.
  • South Yorkshire manufacturing company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

    Symmetry Medical Sheffield Limited, trading as Tecomet, was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered serious injuries.
  • Another year of washroom judging completed

    The Loo of the Year Awards inspection team has now completed the inspection of thousands of 2018 Loo of the Year Awards entrant’s washrooms throughout the UK. The team has travelled thousands of miles by road, sea and air, has visited towns/cities from Wick in Scotland to the Isles of Scilly and Londonderry in Northern Ireland to Lowestoft in East Anglia. Early analysis of entry grading indicates some exceptional washrooms will be competing for the range of awards available.All inspections
  • TracLogik adds BLE tracking

    TracLogik has integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tracking technology into its suite of asset and staff tracking products and services, enabling the benefits of real-time asset and staff tracking to organisations at a lower cost than the established technologies of RFID and wifi.
    Ben Greetham, TracLogik’s technical director, said: “Compared to RFID, there’s no contest with the new Bluetooth Low Energy systems. RFID won’t disappear, however with the arrival of BLE-based
  • Go cordless with a battery-powered solution

    The commercial cleaning industry is seeing the influx of battery-powered solutions. Nilfisk has a range of battery-powered solutions that can help you optimise productivity and save costs.Constantly evolving battery technology is driving a growing number of battery-powered applications in different industries. Moreover, battery-powered machines are becoming smaller, lighter and have a longer shelf life, which makes them far easier and more cost-effective to use.Power up with Nilfisk’s batt
  • Johnson Controls presents enhanced range of fire alarm devices

    Johnson Controls has introduced an innovative range of sounders, Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) and Visual Indicating Devices (VIDs), helping to improve performance of fire detection systems and ensure evacuation responses occur quickly during a real fire event.
    With two leading fire detection brands in Europe; ZETTLER and FireClass, Johnson Controls offers highly sophisticated fire detection solutions for a range of different environments and project size.
    Specialists at Johnson Controls have used
  • Hospital privacy curtains ‘contaminated by MRSA’

    Nearly 90 per cent of privacy curtains could be harbouring MRSA or other infectious bacteria according to research published in the American Journal of Infection Control.And as a result, scientists at the University of Manitoba in Canada have called for hospital curtains to be regularly cleaned or replaced.Researchers analysed 10 curtains at the Health Sciences Centre hospital in Winnipeg, all of which had been newly washed at the beginning of the three-week study. Eight were in patient-occupied
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  • Unlicensed contractor fined for exposing workers to asbestos

    A Norwich based construction company has been sentenced today for carrying out unlicensed asbestos cleaning work.
  • Freespee – bringing pest control giant Anticimex into the digital age

    International pest control company Anticimex has utilised Freespee’s services in its mission to modernise. Undergoing a period of digital transformation, the Swedish pest control giant’s current challenge is to bring a positive customer experience to over 2.9 million retail and commercial clients, in over 17 countries worldwide.
    Anticimex is a global modern pest control company and is committed to providing healthy environments in a sustainable, eco-friendly way. With nearly 85 years
  • Dirty money: Life threatening bacteria found on UK cash

    Financial comparison website money.co.uk teamed up with the London Metropolitan University to put money under the microscope to discover what’s really lurking in your wallet – the findings are not for the faint hearted.
    Dr Paul Matewele, Professor of Microbiology at London Met, and his students took 36 samples from a random selection of all denominations of coins and notes. The microbiologists studied the bacteria in a controlled lab environment over a period of eight weeks.
    The
  • Kadri to step down as CEO of Diversey

    Diversey has announced a transition of executive responsibilities. Dr. Ilham Kadri will be resigning from her position as Diversey’s Chief Executive Officer effective December 31, 2018, to take another executive role, which will be separately announced. In the interim, Dr. Kadri will concentrate on strategic areas needed to ensure a smooth transition.
    Effective immediately, Carlos Sagasta, Diversey’s Chief Financial Officer, and Gaetano Redaelli, Diversey’s Global Presiden
  • OCS cleans up with £50m contract win

    Community Health Partnerships (CHP) has awarded OCS a three-year deal, worth £50 million, to deliver comprehensive cleaning support across 180 sites.
    Owned by the Department of Health, CHP is focused on delivering better value to the NHS and its partners against a landscape of unprecedented infrastructure challenges.
    Starting in September, the partnership between CHP and OCS will ensure that clinicians are able to provide community services within an environment that will speed recove

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