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Award-winning facilities management company, Arcus, secures strategic investment from ESO Capital. As part of the transaction, Arcus will become independent from Sainsbury’s, while continuing to provide FM services for its longest-serving client. Majority shareowners Chris Green and Steve Willis continuing to lead the firm through its next phase of growth, alongside ESO Capital.
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Andy Halsall replaces David McLoughlin as Managing Director for Utilities, while Craig McGilvray replaces Amanda Fisher as Managing Director of Facilities Management, Defence and Justice business. Andy Halsall replaces David McLoughlin as Managing Director for Utilities, while Craig McGilvray replaces Amanda Fisher as Managing Director of Facilities Management, Defence and Justice business. Andy Halsall is a former Business Improvement Director at Mitie who has extensive experience in large business improvement projects. Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I’m delighted to be joining Amey at a time when the business and wider sector are showing signs of enormous potential. I look forward to using my wealth of cross-sector experience to bring a fresh perspective and added strength to the utilities operations.”
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From next week, every school and college and England can now order free period products, supplied by phs Direct, under a new scheme to create period equality. The scheme, fully funded by the Department for Education, makes period products freely available to more than 20,000 schools and colleges in England from Monday January 20, giving easy access to young people who need them.
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Washroom services phs Group has announced a new partnership with Viridor which will divert customer waste from landfill into power generation. As part of LifeCycle, phs’ sustainable waste management strategy, the new multi-million pound, five-year national contract will see phs-managed non-recyclable waste transformed into energy at Viridor plants across the country.
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Leading provider EMCOR UK has been awarded a multi-million pound hard facilities management (FM) contract by the University of Oxford, following a competitive tender process. Demonstrating growing momentum in the Higher Education sector, EMCOR UK will be responsible for the provision of hard FM services to medical research buildings of the University estate this currently covers thirty buildings, spanning 100,000 m2.
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You may have spotted EDSK warns over ‘fake’ apprenticeships that the EDSK think tank has released a report warning millions is being spent on ‘fake’ apprenticeships as part of the apprenticeship levy. Please see the below comment from ABM UK giving a perspective from the FM industry. – will you be covering the news? An ABM spokesperson is also available for further comment/ interview today if it’s of interest.
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Leading facilities management provider EMCOR UK has been awarded a five-year technical services contract with the science-led global healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The multi-million pound deal will cover six UK R&D facilities and became effective on 2nd December 2019. Throughout the successful multi-stage selection process, EMCOR UK demonstrated an industry leading approach to collaboration, technology and operational excellence. Central to this was a balanced and incentive driven commercial model that enables improvement in quality, innovation and technology throughout the duration of the contract.
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Leading facilities management provider EMCOR UK has been awarded a four year extension to its total facilities management contract with one of the UK’s largest water companies, United Utilities. The new multi-million pound deal will cover various sites and be effective as of April 2020 and will last until the end of March 2024.
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Leading public and regulated services business Amey has today announced the appointment of Amanda Fisher as acting CEO. She is the current Managing Director of the Facilities Management, Defence and Justice (FMDJ) Business at Amey and will replace Andy Milner, who is leaving the company after a long career and almost four years in the role of Chief Executive.
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JLL has been re-appointed to run global facilities management (FM) operations for banking and financial services firm HSBC until 2024. The agreement spans the bank’s global real estate portfolio across 4,000 locations. This is the second extension to the original five-year agreement signed in 2013 and is also the largest global FM outsourcing mandate in the financial services industry.
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