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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.


HD Sharman Group Ltd acquires ITAC Ltd

HD Sharman Group Ltd acquires ITAC LtdGutter and roof refurbishment specialists HD Sharman Group Ltd acquire adhesive and coating manufacturer ITAC Ltd.


BCC ‘Worried And Concerned’ By Proposed Post-Brexit Immigration RulesBCC Chairman Paul Thrupp

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has said it is ‘very worried and concerned’ about the ‘huge’ possible impact of Government proposals to introduce an ‘Australian-style points-based’ immigration system from 2021.


Four Signs You Are At Risk Of Occupational Asthma In The Workplace

Employees working in industries where exposure to irritating substances is common, should look to these four signs from industrial disease experts to minimise the risk of contracting occupational asthma.


Tearing Down The Carbon Footprint Of Buildings With New International Standard

Contributing nearly 40 % of global CO2 emissions from energy, the building sector has enormous potential to clean up our world. A new International Standard helps the industry do just that by optimizing how buildings are used as well as effectively reusing and recycling their components when their time is finally up.


Place Partnership Completes State-Of-The-Art Emergency Services Hub

Construction has been completed on a state-of-the-art emergency hub which will provide a more efficient and effective fire service for the people of Wyre Forest.

Place Partnership has managed the construction of the 162,000 sq ft Wyre Forest Emergency Services Hub in Kidderminster, on behalf of its client the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS).


Senior Appointment Announcements at Paragon Group

Sean Shine, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon GroupSean Shine Appointed Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Crean Appointed Executive Chairman

John Rogers Appointed Executive Director

Paragon Group, the leading provider of Customer Communications, Identification and Graphics Services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Shine as CEO. Mr Shine succeeds Patrick Crean (Paragon’s principal shareholder), who will now take on the role of Executive Chairman. John Rogers, currently Head of Corporate Development, has also been promoted to Executive Director.

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