• GVA expands Birmingham property management portfolio

    The real estate consultancy service of Apleona, GVA, has been appointed to provide property and facilities management services to Edmund House in Birmingham
    Positioned on the corner of Newhall Street and Edmund Street, the recently refurbished 68,600 sq ft building is currently 50 per cent occupied by a number of professional service businesses including Gleeson, Woodrow Mercer and Vail Williams.
    GVA will provide a full suite of property, FM and accounting services for the building. The reg
  • ABM UK¬†teams up with¬†ChargePoint¬†

    Facilities solutions provider, ABM UK, has announced an agreement with electric vehicle (EV) network, ChargePoint, granting it the rights to distribute, install and maintain ChargePoint charging solutions throughout the UK.
    ABM UK has access to 450 of its specially-trained electrical engineers, who will install and maintain the units, both domestically and commercially.
    Jason Pease, Technical Solutions Managing Director at ABM UK, comm
  • Zinsser AllWeather exterior masonry paint. Any weather. Any colour. Any questions?

    DECORATORS and DIY’ers in need of an exterior masonry paint that offers supreme protection and can be applied in temperatures as low as -5oC, should look no further than AllWeather Exterior Masonry Paint from Zinsser.
    AllWeather makes working outdoors in winter conditions easy, as this ultimate-performance exterior masonry paint forms a low-maintenance, water shedding, tough finish that is showerproof in 20 minutes and can be applied in temperatures as low as -5oC.
    Once applied, it offers
  • Altro resins transform university renovation

    A package of Altro resins products have been used to transform a 30 year old building, which was previously part of the Hewlett Packard campus in Bristol, into the University of the West of England (UWE) Future Space. The building is used by Research and Development project teams to nurture start-up companies working in the fields of robotics and smart-controlled machinery and vehicles. The renovation project was completed by BAM Construction.
    The timelines for the project were tight, but an add
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  • New robot puts an end to manual toilet cleaning?

    Manual toilet cleaning may be a thing of the past with the advent of the robot to help with this most undesirable of tasks. In the consumer sector new SpinX promises to sanitise both the bowl and seat automatically in 90 seconds.SpinX puts a robotic brush into the toilet itself, which means you no longer have to scrub manually. The existing toilet seat is replaced with the unit - the brush is installed within the toilet lid cover. When it's time for the machine to start cleaning it sends a soap-
  • Mitie secures ¬£525m deal with the Home Office

    Mitie’s Care & Custody division has been awarded a 10-year immigration services contract with the Home Office.
    Worth an estimated £525 million, the award (which is subject to contract) represents the largest ever deal for the business.
    Due to commence in May 2018, the contract will see Mitie responsible for escorting immigration detainees, both within the UK and overseas, on removal flights to detainees’ home countries. It also includes the management of a number of fixed f
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  • Integration of Reintec, TecServ & CES into ICE Group

    ICE are pleased to confirm that full integration of Reintec, TecServ & CES into the ICE Group is well underway, with a separate and dedicated team leading this transition.
    As part of the integration they are launching four new ICE brands, which will replace the Reintec, TecServ, CES, and Simplify Rental brands. ICE Solutions – Equipment & Technology
    This is ICE's equipment and technology division, which encompasses our core machine range (including robotic cleaning equipment), and
  • Sodexo teams up with Ways into Work

    Sodexo has partnered with Ways into Work, an award winning supported employment community interest company to try and improve employment outcomes for young people with disabilities.
    As part of Johnson & Johnson’s Social Impact through Procurement program, Sodexo has provided supported internships for two pupils from Manor Green School, a Special Educational Needs school based in Maidenhead.
    The two pupils work three days a week in the kitchen/ restaurant and mail room for the duration
  • ABM UK wins top gong at Loo of the Year Awards 2017

    ABM UK, a leading provider of facilities solutions, won the top award, the ‘Overall Loo of the Year Award Trophy’ at the Loo of the Year Awards 2017, which was held at The St Johns Hotel in Solihull, Birmingham on 8 December 2017.  
    ABM UK has won many Loo of the Year awards in the past, including a national award in 2016, as part of its management of the facilities at Fort Kinnaird retail park near Edinburgh.&nbs
  • University shake-up needed to meet the demands of Generation Z

    Analysing data from across the sector, the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) has produced a report looking at how universities need to develop to meet the needs of Generation Z.
    The report, titled ‘Jellybean Learning, The Future of The University Campus’, created by AUDE and UnWork, challenges the historic higher education learning process in a world that has drastically changed from when it began. To remain successful, universities must understand how to teach th
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  • RWE renews Interserve contract

    Interserve has won a new five-year contract worth over £2 million with power generation company, RWE.
    The international support services and construction group has worked with RWE for over five years and will continue to provide a wide range of facilities services to one of RWE’s power stations in Pembroke, South Wales; including scaffolding, access solutions, thermal insulation, industrial and office cleaning, and pest control management.
    The power station is one of Europe’s l
  • Chubb engineers win National Apprentice of the Year Awards

    Two Chubb Fire & Security Limited engineers, Danny Harding and Max Wheeler, have won National Apprentice of the Year awards at the recent IFSEC & FIREX International’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards ceremony. Chubb, a leading provider of security and fire-safety solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
    The engineers participated in the “Engineers of Tomorrow” competition at IFSEC’s 2017 exh
  • The biggest Mobilane WallPlanter in the UK: Bracknell town centre regeneration

    The architecture in Bracknell town centre has long been plagued by its post-war dull, bland, grey reputation. With very little large scale development since the 1950s, the area was screaming out for investment and for an injection of life and love that the shopping experience now brings. The resulting one million square foot retail park, developed over the last three years at a cost of £240 million, was officially opened on 7 September 2017.
    Introducing: The biggest Mobilane WallPlanter in
  • Technology and sustainability key drivers of the UK Contract Cleaning market

    A new study into the UK's contract cleaning market reports that the drive towards more sustainable cleaning practices has become an important issue within the industry, with clients demanding more sustainable practices from contract cleaning companies.it also highlights the use of technology in driving progress in performance and efficiency. The ‘Contract Cleaning Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis' report is published by AMA Research. It says uncertainty caused by factors such as Brexi
  • Principle‚Äôs CEO goes undercover in Nantes

    Douglas Cooke, chief executive of Principle Cleaning Services, spoke at the French Federation's (FEP) conference in Nantes on 22 November 2017 in his role as chair of the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA). His presentation - Undercover boss and daytime cleaning - brought a fun element to the serious issue of how to give the best possible service to clients in the most cost effective and productive way.The ‘undercover boss’ approach highlights Cooke’s own exp
  • Managing cleaning by coincidence

    ECJ correspondent Lotte Printz talks to the founders of CleanManager about their rise in the sector.Frantz Furrer is synchronising the time with his partner. Whispering. Then wipes dry the bottom of the window frame with a cloth while the judges are checking the work of the latest contestant in the Danish championships in window cleaning. A couple of hours earlier Furrer was offering an insight into the latest applications and how to use CleanManager – a cleaning managing system developed
  • How to redefine your RoI through smarter innovation

    Clients and cleaning contractors looking for innovative equipment and methods that deliver better results can now consult a new guide focused on ‘return on innovation’. ‘Redefining ROI’ is an interactive and expanding suite of cost-effective cleaning options, ranging from washrooms to escalators, and matting to high-level cleaning.“Innovation is an industry buzzword, so clients and contractors rightly have an eye out for the latest thing in cleaning, but we can&rsqu
  • A smarter view of cleaning operations

    Bouygues Energies and Services has recently introduced the SmartView service from Diversey to give better oversight across its cleaning operations in the UK. The detailed information available through the system is helping the business to meet and exceed stringent targets, improve performance and secure new contracts.“Contracts are about working to achieve and demonstrate results and SmartView helps us do this,” said Derek Neeve, general manager of facilities management at Bouygues E
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  • Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith joins Mace

    Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, the former Chief Executive of Mitie has been appointed as a Senior Adviser at Mace.
    In her most recent role in the industry following almost a decade at the helm of outsourcing firm Mitie, Baroness McGregor-Smith will provide independent and external advice to the global consultancy and construction firm and develop the strategy of its facilities management business, Macro.
    Speaking about the appointment, a spokesman for Mace said: “In addition to her wide-ran
  • CAFM Explorer exhibits at Birmingham gallery

    Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has selected Idox’s CAFM Explorer to support the safe and efficient management of its impressive cultural and social centre that welcomes over 780,000 visitors every year.
    Located in an iconic Grade II listed Victorian building in the heart of Birmingham city centre, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery will use the all-in-one software solution to allow the facilities team to achieve a more coordinated, holistic view of operations, as well as gain tighter c
  • Serco signs definitive agreement to acquire 15 UK health FM contracts from Carillion

    Further to the announcement on 24 October, Serco Group has confirmed that it has now signed the definitive Business Purchase Agreement to acquire a portfolio of selected UK health facilities management contracts from Carillion.
    Assuming Carillion receives shareholders’ approval and the requisite third party consents over the course of 2018, each individual contract will be acquired on a cash-free, debt-free basis, with the consideration to be paid in instalments and to be satisfied using
  • Aramark Ireland shortlisted for six Facilities Management Awards

     
    Ludmila Yakimova and PJFlanagan have been shortlisted for FM Professional of the Year
    Aramark, Ireland’s largest dedicated property management provider has received seven nominations in six award categories in the Facilities Management Awards 2018.
    The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of professionals, teams and organisations within the FM sector, recognising those that have made a positive contribution to the knowledge, practical application and communic
  • Or @NAWBW_UK plus #bacs #bta and #abcd twitter.com/britishcleanin…

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  • BCC members have been struggling through the aftermath of the weekend’s snowfall and freezing temps to get to OCS h… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

    BCC members have been struggling through the aftermath of the weekend’s snowfall and freezing temps to get to OCS h… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
  • CCS releases new details about FM Marketplace

    The new Facilities Management procurement framework developed by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use simplified terms and conditions and increase SME participation by restricting the number of Lots on which suppliers can bid for places.
    CCS is set to issue a contract notice for the Facilities Management Marketplace – potentially worth up to £12 billion – in January 2018, with a second phase contract notice for additional services in May 2018.
    Suppliers bidding for places on
  • Sodexo appoints new regional managers across the UK

    Sodexo has appointed three new Regional Sales Managers to its Sports & Leisure division, as part of the restructure of its UK sales team, announced earlier this year.
    Kate Nicholl, Cecilia Lavin and Jacqui Page are all existing members of staff at the specialist catering and events company. In their new roles, they’ll be responsible for venues in their respective areas: Scotland and Northern Ireland, the South and the North of England.
    Amanda Brown, UK Sales Director for Sodexo Sports
  • Google gets best office vote

    Google is the office in which British employees would most like to work, according to research conducted by Office Genie.Google’s London HQ, equipped with a swimming pool, games area, running track and roof-top garden, is a workplace most could only dream of. In comparison, many UK offices lack even basic features such as quiet areas, private spaces and chill-out zones.
    The survey of 1,456 office workers asked which workplace respondents would most like to work from, the choices a sel
  • VPS gains double finals places in the Security Excellence Awards

    The UK’s leading vacant property and construction security specialists, VPS and their sister company VPS Site Security, have achieved shortlisted finals places in two categories this year for the IFSEC Security Excellence honours.
    The first category is Large Security Installer, with an entry that includes securing and protecting the massive CrossRail construction project at Paddington Station, comprising five storeys, mostly underground, with 83 HD CCTV cameras, smart analytics ‘virt
  • Saracen completes second fast-track project for southern hairdressing chain

    Saracen Interiors has completed a fast-track, refurbishment contract for hairdressing chain, Forresters at its salon in Caversham. The workplace consultant was awarded this second project, following on from the successful handover of a fit out for the hairdresser in Tilehurst, completed in a record nine days last year.
    This latest project was undertaken by Saracen Small Works, for Forresters, and was finished in just ten days, with minimum disruption to staff and customers. Works included the re
  • Report: Technology and sustainability are key drivers of the UK contract cleaning market

    Following three years of marginal growth, the UK contract cleaning market accelerated between 2014 and 2016 in line with the economy. Uncertainty caused by factors such as Brexit mean that this market growth is unlikely to be sustained over the next few years. Looking forward, demand is likely to be relatively buoyant in the transport sector, while the retail, commercial offices and the government sectors are likely to provide fewer opportunities, at least in the short term. These are the conclu
  • Diversey to acquire diamond cleaning pads manufacturer Twister

    Diversey has entered into an agreement to acquire Twister Holding AB and its assets for an undisclosed amount from private equity firm Polaris.Headquartered in Söderköping, Sweden Twister is a patented system for daily floor cleaning using floor pads impregnated with billions of microscopic diamonds which clean and polish the floor mechanically.Diversey says it has acquired the company to extend its market leadership, to strengthen its full value proposition and offer integrated soluti
  • A third of office workers do not take work breaks

    The results of a new survey have revealed that one in three office workers are unable to make the most of breaks at work.
    A third (33 per cent) of office workers feel that their employer and or working environment does not allow them to make the most out of taking a break at work, according to the survey conducted by One Poll on behalf of Nestlé Professional.
    The research also highlights the potential need to ‘seize the break’, with 13 per cent of office workers fail
  • How cleaning can embrace the green agenda in 2018

    The issue of sustainability has never been higher up on the corporate agenda. With businesses across the supply chain increasingly demanding evidence of ‘green credentials’ from their suppliers, organisations which do not adopt a proactive approach to mitigating their environmental impact can significantly damage their brand’s reputation.
    With environmental issues frequently coming under the spotlight, simply complying with regulations is no longer enough.
    While green cleaning
  • Spinaclean launches two new pole systems

    Spinaclean has introduced the next generation ‘Elite’ gutter cleaning poles. According to the company, the clamped poles have the lightest weight to size ratio in the gutter cleaning market. Made from advanced carbon fibre material, the poles have improved rigidity, especially at 40ft from the ground. Joined together using a parallel joint and quick release clamp, the poles are 15% wider, yet 5% lighter - improving productivity. 
    Spinaclean is also launching what it claims to be
  • Incentive FM becomes inaugural ‚ÄėScotty‚Äôs Business Hero‚Äô to bereaved armed forces children

    Martin Reed, CEO at Incentive FM – Scotty’s Business Hero
    Incentive FM has become one of the first Scotty’s Little Soldiers Business Heroes – a new initiative set up to help raise vital funds for children’s Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
    The initiative, which has been set up by the charity, is aimed at organisations who are keen to give a little back and make a difference to those who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forc
  • LPC welcomes minimum wage announcements

    The Low Pay Commission, the body that advises the Government on the level of the minimum wage, has welcomed the acceptance of its recommendations for the rates to apply from April 2018. These include a 4.4% increase in the National Living Wage, the rate for workers aged 25 and over, from £7.50 to £7.83.LPC chair, Bryan Sanderson, said: “The LPC welcomes the Government’s acceptance of our recommendations, which we are required to make on the National Living Wage and the ot
  • FM firms win big at RoSPA Health and Safety Awards

    A host of facilities management companies were among the biggest winners at this year’s RoSPA Health and Safety Awards – and with only a few weeks left until the deadline for the 2018 Awards, businesses are being urged to get their entries in soon.
    Among the biggest winners this year was EMCOR UK at AWE, which picked up the winner’s title in the Facilities Management Sector, while Kier Workplace Services and Cumbria Collaboration Contract part of Mitie were both commended in th
  • Gradus is best in class with wall protection solutions at the University of Liverpool Veterinary School

    Gradus has supplied wall protection systems as part of a refurbishment project at the University of Liverpool’s Veterinary School, based at the Leahurst campus in the Wirral helping to improve the aesthetics of the building and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.
    The Small Animal Teaching Hospital is part of the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Veterinary Science and employs over 350 staff, including over 100 veterinary surgeons, and 280 students. The facility is one of the large
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  • Pipe lining preserves drains at historical town hall

    The drainage system at one of Sheffield’s most iconic buildings has been rehabilitated with an extensive programme of remote structural repairs.
    Sheffield City Council commissioned Lanes Group plc to carry out the planned drain maintenance work at the Grade I Listed Sheffield Town Hall.
    Drainage engineers from the Lanes Sheffield depot have installed 64 structural liners in pipes beneath the 120-year-old civic building in the centre of the city.
    The cure in place pipelining (CIPP) techniqu
  • Poor hygiene blamed after holidaymakers fall ill at Egyptian five-star hotel

    More than 100 holidaymakers are threatening legal action after falling ill with diarrhoea and vomiting at a Red Sea resort.UK tourists staying at the Jaz Makadi Aquaviva Resort in Hurghada, Egypt last summer were diagnosed with Salmonella and E.coli during their stay.A legal firm representing the victims now plans to bring a group action against travel firm TUI UK - trading as First Choice - claiming that their symptoms were a result of hygiene lapses at the hotel.Holidaymakers at the five-star
  • PDSA ensures cleanliness with machine contract

    As a leading veterinary charity, PDSA has been a lifeline for sick and injured pets since 1917. Every year, PDSA’s dedicated teams at 48 pet hospitals work to provide 2.7 million veterinary treatments - including 440,000 preventative treatments. This helps over 430,000 pets and brings peace of mind to 300,000 owners.PDSA vets and nurses are ready to deal with everything from lifesaving surgeries to vaccinations and obesity clinics.  Keeping the national network of 48 pet hospitals cle
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  • INTERCLEAN Amsterdam adds On-Premise-Laundry section

    Looking to meet increased demand, INTERCLEAN Amsterdam has expanded the scope of the show for the second time.
    Taking place from 15-18 May 2018 at RAI Amsterdam, INTERCLEAN Amsterdam has already expanded to accommodate 12 halls of manufacturers from across the full spectrum of the cleaning and hygiene industry. Now, it is growing again to add several new side events and segments – in particular a dedicated area for the On-Premise-Laundry (OPL) sector.
    “Having already sold 95 per cent
  • Nviro shortlisted as finalist in Kimberly-Clark Golden Service Awards

    Following entry into the Kimberly-Clark Golden Service Awards in October, Nviro has been successfully shortlisted as finalists for two awards in the Large Education Establishment category for the cleaning services delivered at Fareham College and the University of East London (UEL).  Cleaning Operative, Jose Espinosa, has also been shortlisted for the acclaimed Cleaning Operative of the Year award at UEL.
    Following the initial written award entry submission, the second part of the judging p
  • Charities benefit from ¬£30,000 of Serco donations

    Three local charities in Canterbury have been awarded donations of £10,000 each over a two year period by Serco, Canterbury City Council’s waste collection and recycling provider, as part of Serco’s commitment to supporting the local community.
    The three charities were selected by Serco and Canterbury City Council from a large number of applicants for the positive impact they will be able to make in the local area with the help of the donation funding.
    The three charities award

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