‘Super pub’ gets ‘Super Loo’!

A new ‘super pub’- believed to be the biggest in the UK- has opened, complete with a ‘super loo’! The 16,500 sq ft Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate is the result of a £4.5m investment by leading pub chain JD Wetherspoon, and revitalises a Grade II listed former casino on the seafront. Its doors will be open to all- the…

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Axis Group Wins Significant Partnership Deal with Old Spitalfields Market 

Axis Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing security, cleaning, front-of-house and support services organisations, has strengthened its relationship with Old Spitalfields Market with the addition of a new, five-year contract to deliver cleaning and pest control services. The Group has already been providing security on site since 2014. As part of the integrated solution, Axis has developed the role…

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Advanced Appoints New Head of Sales

Global fire systems leader Advanced has appointed Etienne Ricoux as its new Head of Sales. Previously Advanced’s Regional Sales Manager for Europe, Etienne will now oversee sales across all of Advanced’s territories outside North America. Commenting on the appointment, Advanced’s Managing Director Ray Hope said: “I’m delighted to announce Etienne’s appointment. We interviewed some very strong candidates both internally and…

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Gripple strikes again with a revolutionary system to speed up and ease services installation

Gripple, creator of an increasing range of pioneering building services suspension systems, strikes again with Fast Trak™ which is designed for even faster and easier installation of many mechanical and electrical services, particularly where ceiling space is limited. Fast Trak™, a pre-fabricated, trapeze bracket, also ‘hits the spot’ for flexible and safe installation of electrical containment, ductwork, pipework and other…

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Energy management and metering systems – what you need to consider

With energy costs continuing to rise and increasing levels of legislation to contend with, facility managers face a growing number of challenges. Cameron Steel reports on the key things to consider and the publications available that offer guidance. Across all industry sectors, businesses use energy to carry out their everyday activities, from lighting and heating office spaces through to powering…

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Are You Ready For The Changes To The Gas Appliances Directive?

The Gas Appliances Directive (GAD) is changing.  From 21st April 2018 all products in the market will have to comply with the new Gas Appliance Regulation (GAR).  Nick Winton, Divisional Manager for Nortek Global HVAC UK Ltd explains more about the changes and the absence of any transition period.  The EU GAD is changing and will be replaced by the…

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IDEXX Launches New, Simple, Rapid Water Test across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to Aid in the Fight Against Legionnaires’ Disease

Legiolert™ radically simplifies Legionella water testing compared to current culture methods IDEXX, the global leader in rapid microbiology testing for water, has announced the introduction of Legiolert, a new culture testing method that enables building owners and facility managers to simplify water testing and reduce the risk posed by Legionnaires’ disease. Legiolert is a highly sensitive method for the confirmed…

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Gateshead school set to save thousands by implementing green energy projects

A secondary special school in Gateshead is set to save tens of thousands of pounds and significantly reduce its carbon emissions after investing over £77,900 in multiple energy reduction projects, using Salix Finance’s interest-free government funding. Dryden School provides secondary education to students with special education needs. As Dryden is a high energy user they wanted to reduce their energy…

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