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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.

Renewables Power 10% of NHS Estate

British Gas to provide NHS Property Services with clean electricity for facilities it manages for the NHS England.

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has signed a contract to source 100% of its electricity demand from renewable sources.

Trade Body Issues Guide To Tackling Rats

A national trade body has warned facilities managers to be on guard as milder winters drive a rise in rats.

Cold winters create a ‘natural cull’ of the pest’s population, but warmer weather in recent years has seen numbers increase.

Hawthorn Leisure Sign New Security Contract

Andrew Cannons, Pub Property Director, Hawthorn Leisure

A new three-year nationwide agreement with Secure Empty Property streamlines closed-house refurbishment and disposals

Hawthorn Leisure, the pub operations arm of NewRiver REIT plc, has signed a three year service agreement with Secure Empty Property Limited, a specialist vacant property security contractor.

Altro’s Adhesive-Free Floors Collection Has Grown

Altro has added innovative new ranges to its award-winning, adhesive-free, sustainable floors to offer adhesive-free options for a host of applications in the building. Benefits include enhanced comfort underfoot and greater sound impact reduction, as well as greater creative freedom as more colour and wood design options give complete flexibility for differing application areas. Altro’s adhesive-free floors also feature the most advanced Altro Easyclean technology, while retaining the benefits of reduced installation time and 100% recyclability.

Arcus FM secures strategic investment from ESO Capital

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.

First Impressions Count In The Washroom

Whether it’s the washroom in an office suite or bathroom in a boutique hotel, first impressions count when it comes to the smallest room.

Enhancing the customer experience, comfort and cleanliness are paramount with every element of the bathroom. The inclusion of a well-designed, durable toilet seat from Pressalit can easily solve issues that many facilities managers encounter on a regular basis such as reducing maintenance demands, improving an environment of wellness and importantly, upholding corporate reputation.

Mace To Be Net Zero Carbon In 2020

Mace will reduce carbon emissions across their own development and operations as far as possible and offset all outstanding emissions to Gold Standard.

The Gold Standard Foundation is a WWF organisation that was set up in 2003 to ensure projects designed to reduce carbon emissions feature the highest levels of environmental integrity and also contribute to sustainable development.

Mace's net zero carbon objective builds on the company signing up to the RE100 commitment in 2017 – a global initiative to encourage organisations to use 100% renewable energy.

NWH Group Acquires Armstrong Waste Management

NWH Group Acquires Armstrong Waste Management

The waste recycler, NWH Group, has acquired the business and assets of Dumfries-based Armstrong Waste Management Limited – the waste management division of the Armstrong Group. With AWM retaining the soils processing and landfill.

The CHSA at the Manchester Cleaning Show

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is encouraging visitors to the Manchester Cleaning Show on 25-26 March to specify its Accreditation Schemes in tenders for cleaning and hygiene products.

The CHSA will be on the British Cleaning Council stand.

Lorcan Mekitarian, Chairman of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association said: “Our Accreditation Schemes are known for advancing standards in the cleaning and hygiene supply industry. They make certain buyers of these products get what they pay for. At the Manchester Cleaning Show we will be encouraging purchasers to specify Scheme membership in tenders: Our Standards, Your Guarantee.”

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