Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland celebrate one year anniversary of charity partnership with Barnardo’s

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, has raised more than £200,000 over the year for children’s charity Barnardo’s. Barnardo’s has been the company’s chosen charity partner for the last year, as part of Saint-Gobain’s together charity programme. This programme brings together employees, customers and suppliers across Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland’s 36 businesses to fundraise for the…

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PizzaExpress renews contract with Cloudfm

In a move that demonstrates their confidence in Cloudfm’s innovative approach to facilities management, leading casual dining operator PizzaExpress has renewed their contract with the provider. The tech-led FM specialist will continue managing all planned and reactive maintenance for the restaurant brand at more than 490 sites across the UK. The contract renewal, worth £50m over five years, recognises the…

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RPC Group acquisitions have been awarded a place on Frameworks

RPC bpi recycled products and ESE World UK, both recently acquired by RPC Group, have been awarded places on Frameworks with Braintree District Council for their Refuse Supplies Framework PROC17-0110 and the ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation) Framework 860_18 Refuse and Recycling Products. The companies are leaders in their respective fields and jointly offer customers a large selection of high-quality…

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Award-winning CCTV-based service makes big impact on retail crime

CCTV feeds from retail stores across the UK are triggering ‘security magic’ in Secom’s Control and Command Centre, where a combination of skilled operators and powerful software is tightening the screws on habitual offenders. Recently recognised at the Security Excellence Awards as ‘CCTV system of the year’ (excluding cameras and lenses), Secom’s new ROGUES service – pioneered in a selection…

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Colour zones ‘key to boosting performance at work’, say experts

Using specific colours in discrete ‘zones’ around the workplace can increase productivity, according to experts. A number of top colour psychologists and design consultants interviewed by office fit-out specialist Dale Office Interiors said choosing the right shades should be a key part of any business’s design strategy to get the best out of staff. “Colour in the work environment is…

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Innovative modular furniture system makes every space matter

Boss Design’s new ATOM furniture collection is a revolutionary concept created by award-winning furniture designer Simon Pengelly. An extensive system consisting of modularized seating, tables, desks and screens, ATOM is the most versatile furniture collection on the market – a single family of products capable of furnishing an entire workplace. Flexibility and choice are paramount in creating a dynamic workplace…

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RoboGrit and dilemmas in digitisation

Facilities management won’t escape the rise of the robots, but the experts at winter maintenance specialists GRITIT are actively working towards a future where man and machine will work together in harmony. It’s a few hours before dawn on a crisp clear morning. The car park lies in low valley and, even though a frost hadn’t been predicted by the…

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Three teams do the double at 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Three organisations were double-winners at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards, with the results announced on 6 February at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Organised by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, the awards focus on the delivered actual performance outcomes achieved by buildings and projects and not on design stage promises. The University of Oxford won the coveted…

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Cloudfm appoints Group Operations Director

Cloudfm, the UK’s fastest-growing facilities management company, has announced the appointment of John Cotton as Group Operations Director. John joined the tech-led FM provider from lighting contractor Weblight in 2016, and has since played a leading role in developing processes which support Cloudfm’s ongoing growth. Having worked with some of the UK’s largest and most successful brands, John will add…

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