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Sodexo Appoints Julie Ennis To Lead UK & Ireland Corporate Services Business

Sodexo has announced the appointment of Julie Ennis as CEO for its corporate services business in the UK & Ireland from 1 March, following the expansion of current CEO David Bailey’s role to oversee Sodexo’s corporate services business in North America.

Industrial Contract Awards Climb By 11.2% In 2019

In 2019, the total value of industrial contract awards was £7.1 billion. This is up 11.2% on 2018 and follows a 20.1% increase on 2017. The industrial sector has maintained its strength throughout 2019 with the logistics, storage and warehousing featuring as the leading sub-sectors. In addition, some higher value contract awards were featured in the chemical & petrochemicals and R & D facilities sectors.

Healthcare Cleaning Operative Apprenticeship Welcomed

A new healthcare cleaning apprenticeship has been announced and been welcomed by industry bodies the Association for Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) and WAMITAB.

Both organisations played an active role in the development of the Level 2 Healthcare Cleaning Operative apprenticeship standard.

The apprenticeship is the only standard with a direct focus on cleaning and so will be important for the cleaning industry.

Mechanical Ventilation And Air Filtration Are Key To Protecting Our Children

Peter Dyment, technical manager at leading air filtration company Camfil has praised a new report on the effects of indoor air quality on children's health for placing a spotlight on this important topic, but stressed the important role that mechanical ventilation and filtration has in removing the smallest and most harmful particulates. Natural ventilation is simply not enough, particularly in our polluted city centres.

The Most Common Health And Safety Complaints About The Workplace Revealed

A recent study of data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and a survey of UK workers have revealed the most frequent health and safety complaints.

Investment in existing flood infrastructure increases by just £3m in ten years

  • England urgently needs funding for flood defences to increase by 45%
  • Annual investment in flood infrastructure increases by £68m
  • In less than 50 years, the number of homes under threat from flooding in England is forecast to double to five million.

Environment Bill Should Give Councils Air Quality Powers

Nathan Wood, chair of the BESA Health & Wellbeing in Buildings GroupLocal councils should be given the legal authority to enforce higher standards of air quality in homes, schools and public buildings, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

The Association believes the government should use its Environment Bill, which will have its second reading in the House of Commons tomorrow, to beef up local rules on indoor air quality (IAQ) in light of alarming new evidence about the impact of pollution on child health.

Serco Signs New Contract To Manage Gatwick Immigration Removal Centres Valued At £200m

Serco Group plc ('Serco' or 'the Group'), the international service company, has signed a new contract with the UK Home Office Immigration Enforcement department to manage the Gatwick Immigration Removal Centres (IRC). The contract is expected to start on 21 May 2020 and has an estimated total contract value to Serco over an initial eight-year term of approximately £200m.

SAS Invests In WELL

Picture Caption: 4 Cannon Street – one of the first UK buildings to go for WELL certification GoldSAS International is delighted to announce that it is to be the first UK supporting partner for the Blue Building Institute (BBI). The Netherlands-based organisation exists to spread understanding and adoption of the WELL Building Standard.

Manchester Based Pilot Group Sets Out Vision For A Smart, Safe And Sustainable Future

  • Chris Pearson, Managing Director of Pilot GroupFollowing a successful 2019, Managing Director, Chris Pearson, has detailed the brand’s 2020 vision
  • Pilot Group help facilitate cities across the UK becoming carbon neutral
  • The latest venture sees the brand taking their innovative thinking and sustainable values into the EV (Electrical Vehicle) industry

Pilot Group is aiming to aid support cities across the UK in the race to become carbon neutral by providing technology to help them become smart, safe and sustainable.

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