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Photon Energy celebrates 10 years in the business

Jonathan Bates, Managing Director, Photon Energy Last month, we celebrated 10 years of Photon Energy – making us positively ancient in the UK’s solar PV industry. In the last 10 years, we’ve seen the UK’s solar PV industry develop from a small, niche industry that employed at most, 1,000 people to an industry that, at its height in 2015, employed…

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Promoting a healthier facility

Facilities managers can boost the health and well-being of staff and visitors by encouraging hand hygiene compliance in the washroom, says Mike Sullivan, managing director of GOJO Industries-Europe. On 19 November, 2016, it was the United Nation’s World Toilet Day – a day of action to raise awareness about a global sanitation crisis which even today sees 2.4 billion people…

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Platinum award success for Axis Cleaning and Support Services

The Axis Cleaning and Support Services teams at the Clacton Factory Outlet centre and the Harvey Centre have achieved the top ‘Platinum’ accolade at the 29th annual Loo of the Year awards, dubbed the ‘Toilet Oscars’. It is the sixth consecutive platinum award for the Clacton Factory Outlet and the fourth for the Harvey Centre. The awards, which celebrate the…

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Security in cleaning

Hundreds of thousands of people work illegally in the UK, and unscrupulous employers have taken advantage of this in the past. Julius Rutherfoord wants to see levels of security vetting improved across the professional cleaning industry, says operations director Chris Parkes. Despite facing fines of up to £5,000 per worker for employing illegal workers, some employers not only take this…

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Facilities Management 2017 achieves CPD accreditation 

Western Business Exhibitions has announced its Facilities Management 2017 seminar programme has been CPD-certified. For the first time, all those who attend Facilities Management seminar sessions will earn Continuing Professional Development points. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC between the 21 to 23 March, Facilities Management 2017 visitors will now earn CPD points by attending any of the 18 seminars over…

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Panasonic introduces new VRF ECOi ME2 solution

Panasonic’s latest line of VRF systems – the ECOi EX series – provides a new benchmark for the heating and cooling industry, surpassing other models in regards to environmental performance, quality and comfort. The new Panasonic ECOi EX 7 Series ME2 VRF range is available from November 2016 and includes three sizes of single outdoor units ranging from 8HP to…

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The latest in EMKA Biometrics: Dual Format Authentication

As our complicated world technologically evolves, challenges naturally ensue to harness and properly use the technology. These challenges become much more serious and difficult when the rate of technological change increases. As customers know, significant time is often necessary to understand, implement, experience, and adjust to the new technology if it is to be employed efficiently and effectively. If we…

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BSRIA awarded Investors in People National Standard Accreditation

BSRIA is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Investors in People (IiP) National Standard accreditation. IIP is the standard for people management. It believes organisations succeed by realising the potential of their people. Based on 25 years of leading practice, the IiP Standard is underpinned by rigorous assessment which reflects the very latest workplace trends, essential skills and…

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