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Adding value through transforming culture in FM

Preston Gan, head of quality and performance at NHS Grampian, shares his experiences of transforming and adding value to existing GP practices and culture in FM How do you “value add” when “doing more with less” is business-as-usual in today’s ...

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Servest providing security on international venture to build the world’s largest radio telescope

Servest Security has partnered with Square Kilometre Array (SKA) on a project to build the world’s largest radio telescope. SKA South Africa is currently embarking on the SKA South Africa Land Acquisition Programme, which is an international effort to build ...

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Online reuse scheme set to save universities £1 million in 2017

Universities have already saved £3 million by sharing resources such as furniture and other equipment through the Warp It online scheme, which allows members of staff to post unwanted items online for others to claim. The Warp It reuse scheme ...

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Interserve wins FM contract at Network Rail’s flagship stations

Interserve has secured a five-year facilities management deal worth £65 million with Network Rail. The international support services and construction group will deliver facilities services including waste management, landscaping, pest control, adverse weather management and washroom services across 11 of Network Rail’s ...

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BSRIA publishes procurement guide for maintenance contracts

BSRIA has released its new Maintenance Contracts: A Guide to Best Practice for Procurement Guide (BG66/2016) aimed at helping clients, facilities managers and their organisations to understand better the key success factors in procuring maintenance contracts. There are different ways in which building maintenance ...

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Kings Place scores highest BREEAM In-Use rating for Management in the UK

Savills, on behalf of Deka Immobilien GmbH at Kings Place, London, has achieved the highest BREEAM operational sustainability rating for property management ever accomplished in the UK, having scored 95 per cent. In addition, Kings Place also received a rating ...

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Carillion JV extends framework agreement with BT Openreach

Carillion’s joint venture, telent, has signed a three-year extension to its framework agreement with Openreach, a division of BT, to provide a wide range of services including maintenance, extension and repair of the telephone and data network in the North ...

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Service Works Group launches global PPP survey

Facilities, property and workplace management software provider, Service Works Group (SWG), has launched a new survey, exploring the operational phase of PPP (public-private partnership) projects, in collaboration with industry journal, Partnerships Bulletin and its sister publication, P3 Bulletin. PPP contracts now play ...

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Churchill stays on at University of Leeds

Churchill has extended its partnership with the University of Leeds having secured the cleaning contract for the University’s student residences for up to another four years. The new contract award, which will see Churchill deliver conference cleaning and housekeeping services to ...

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Appliance testing provides platform for broader health & safety management at FTS

The extended data collection capabilities of advanced PAT technology is helping an established electrical safety testing business to successfully broaden its service base. For over ten years the core business of Milton Keynes based FTS Safety Solutions Ltd has been ...

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