October 2016

Living Wage Week

Ahead of Living Wage Week (30 Oct – 5 Nov), Julius Rutherfoord, London specialists in contract cleaning, is urging employers to join it in being exemplar providers by committing to paying the London Living Wage to their staff.   The Living Wage enjoys cross-party support in Parliament and employers, such as Julius Rutherfoord, who are part of the Recognised Service Provider programme report that when staff feel valued and are

The R&A warns fans about mis-selling from unofficial operators ahead of the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale

Ahead of The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale next summer, The R&A is warning spectators not to fall victim to misleading sales practices by unofficial operators selling tickets and hospitality products.   Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, is the official catering and hospitality partner for The Open. Golf’s most prestigious championship returns to the Southport links from 16-23 July 2017. Fans are advised to be vigilant and to carefully

Digital Construction Week DWC

Chair of the UK BIM Alliance and Director and Fellow of Atkins, Anne Kemp will present the keynote speech, ‘The Future of BIM Level 2’ on day 1 of Digital Construction Week at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London on the 26th October.    In her presentation, Anne will offer a roadmap to the continued development of BIM Level 2 and the Government Mandate for all companies and sectors within

Margot Slattery Sodexo

The country president of Sodexo Ireland was named among the Top 100 influential LGBT business leaders for the third consecutive year today.   Margot Slattery is number 61 on the list compiled by Outstanding, a not-for-profit professional network for LGBT executives and their allies, and published in association with the Financial Times. Margot drives awareness of sexual orientation across Sodexo’s international business, both as part of the company’s global LGB

Woking Vic Square Goldsworth Wilmott Dixon

Willmott Residential’s plans to deliver 560 new apartments across three landmark buildings in Woking have been given the green light after borough councillors voted to approve planning on the scheme.   The company’s residential development brand Prime Place will develop the towers, designed by Rolfe Judd architects at 17, 25 and 34 storeys in height, on Goldsworth Road, close to the town centre and mainline train station with fast access

Balfour Beatty Living Places signs the Heavy Goods Vehicle Code of Conduct in Cambridgeshire

Balfour Beatty Living Places has signed the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Code of Conduct for all commercial vehicles travelling through Cambridgeshire.   The Code of Conduct ensures that all of the company’s HGV vehicles will avoid passing through villages wherever possible and will reduce the number of heavy HGVs on Cambridgeshire’s roads. The company’s supply chain partners will also adhere to the Code of Conduct. The commitment also sets out

7 Differences Between SCADA and EMS That Every Facility Manager Should Know

Whether you are a seasoned facility manager or brand new to the FM world, it’s likely that you have encountered the terms SCADA and EMS before. This is especially true if you are working in the heavy industry or manufacturing sector. For those of you unfamiliar with EMS (also known as automatic Monitoring and Targeting or aM&T) software, check out this article that offers a basic introduction to each building


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, welcomed the Minister for Employment, Damien Hinds, to its Pipe Fabrication Facility in Bromborough yesterday. The Minister’s visit, to announce the latest labour market statistics, comes at a time when the company has significantly increased its mechanical and electrical workforce across the North West of England.   Over the last six months the workforce at the company’s Bromborough North West delivery unit has increased

Foremarke School

International facilities management company, Macro has won a three year IFM contract with Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI), to manage three schools in the United Arab Emirates. The AED 27m contract was awarded to Macro following a competitive tender process and covers one of the largest schools in Dubai, Repton School, which has 2,200 pupils, together with Foremarke School Dubai and Repton School Abu Dhabi, which have 1,000 pupils combined. Macro will

Airflow ventilation

Leading ventilation manufacturer Airflow Developments has added Variable Air Volume (VAV) dampers to its Duplexvent range of commercial Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) units. The VAV systems constantly monitor the air volume supplied and share this information with the ventilation unit. As such, the systems ensure optimum air quality and comfort by allowing the ventilation to respond effectively to the demands of each area of the building.   Commercial