July 2016

Commercial Property London

Alistair Meadows has been appointed head of UK Capital Markets at JLL where he will oversee the strategic direction of investment for the firm’s UK clients. He will formally take up the role from the 1st January 2017. The appointment follows the recent promotion of current head of UK Capital Markets Chris Ireland to UK CEO. JLL’s Capital Markets team is the market leading Investment group in the UK with


More than 16,000 employees for the UK’s largest contractor, Balfour Beatty, have participated in its annual Health and Safety Stand Down to focus awareness on the company’s Zero Harm vision.  During the stand down, employees, supply chain partners and senior leaders, including Group Chief Executive Leo Quinn, across all of Balfour Beatty’s sites and offices downed tools and stopped work for a short period between Friday 22 and Monday 25


Balfour Beatty has been selected by Gatwick Airport to deliver a range of projects under its new £1.2 billion capital investment programme, which will deliver expansion in scale and passenger capacity. The company has been appointed to two frameworks, the Low Complexity Build and Low Complexity Civils Framework, as well as the Medium Complexity Build Framework. It is expected that projects delivered through these frameworks will be procured over the

Mizuho Bank

NG Bailey has been awarded both the landlord and tenant facilities services contracts by Land Securities and global bank Mizuho to maintain Mizuho House, 30 Old Bailey in London.   Worth more than £1m, NG Bailey’s contracts are in addition to the company’s facilities services contract at 60 Ludgate Hill, which sits adjacent to Mizuho House as part of Land Securities’ grade A office development, New Ludgate. The facilities services

Rural Energy

As part of an on-going relationship, Rural Energy has installed its third biomass boiler at the historic Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire, helping to further reduce energy costs and cut carbon emissions. The Welbeck estate in North Nottinghamshire occupies a vast 15,000 acres and includes ancient woodland, forestry and farmland. At its heart lies Welbeck Village, home to some of the UK’s most important rural listed buildings. For many years coal

Mental Health

New CIPD research finds employers are taking a reactive approach to employees’ mental health issues, when preventative steps make better business sense   According to new research, the number of people saying that they have experienced mental health issues while in employment has climbed from a quarter to a third over the last five years. Despite this, the majority of employees still don’t feel that people experiencing mental health issues


Increasingly, companies planning a relocation are not simply viewing the exercise as a physical move of the workplace, but an opportunity to undertake an organisational project that can be a catalyst for positive and high impact business change. As identified in the findings of the Commercial Moving Group/BIFM 2015 Survey on “Moves and changes in an evolving workplace” the key driver for relocating at present in the market is to

Sodexo Eggs

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announced today it will source only cage free eggs (both shell and liquid) worldwide by 2025. The commitment marks a major step forward in the animal welfare strategy of the Group and bolsters its reputation as an industry leader on Corporate Responsibility. “Our objective is to work collaboratively with our partners to support and contribute to the progressive transformation of the whole


As your company’s facilities manager (FM), you certainly have a packed schedule. You’re responsible for office building maintenance, security, health and safety, to create the best working environment for your company’s employees, while improving efficiency, productivity and reducing costs. Even for the most organised FM, this is a lot to take on, and mastering productivity tools will give you and your company an edge. Depending on the size of your


A senior account manager from Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has won the first ACE Robyns award. Leanne Findley, 31, was named winner at an Association of Catering Excellence event on Bateaux London last night (21 July) to celebrate the best young talent in the catering and hospitality industry. The inaugural ACE Robyns is named after Robyn Jones OBE, founder of CH&Co, who died in September 2015. An ACE