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CHSA Donation Buys Residential Retreat For Up To 30 Bereaved Children

Stephen Harrison, Immediate Past Chairman and Vice President of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has donated over £10,000 to the Chairman’s Charity, Grief Encounter. The money, raised by CHSA members and their guests at the Association’s Gala Ball and Golf Day, will be used to pay for a residential retreat for up to 30 bereaved children.


New Face Recognition-enabled Intercom makes UK Debut

CIE, a leading distributor of audiovisual and security brands, is pleased to announce the UK launch of the R29C from Akuvox, one of the most advanced door intercoms available on today’s market. While conforming the general format of a conventional door entry intercom unit, that is where the similarity ends. In place of a traditional keypad, the R29C has a large, 7” full colour touchscreen that is attractive and easy to use. The unit also incorporates a secure infrared face recognition system that facilitates secure, hands-free operation, and further, an advanced QR code recognition system for organising temporary access for people such as delivery drivers and service engineers. With these features available as standard, the R29C is one of the most advanced intercom available on the market.


British Safety Council: New Building Safety Regulator Must Be Properly Resourced And Funded

New laws on fire safety must give local authorities, the regulator and the fire service enforcement powers says British Safety Council

The British Safety Council has welcomed the government’s proposals to set up a new Building Safety Regulator within the Health and Safety Executive but has warned that is must be adequately resourced and funded. In November 2019, following the publication of Phase One of the Grenfell Inquiry, the British Safety Council called on the government to implement its recommendations.The government has “accepted in principle all these recommendations” and a new regulatory regime will be introduced through a new Fire Safety Bill. It will be overseen by a new Building Safety Regulator to be established within the Health and Safety Executive.


ABM NAMES NEW HR DIRECTOR

ABM UK, a leading provider of facility solutions, is pleased to announce that Chris Townsend has been appointed as senior director of HR for the UK, Europe, and the Middle East.

For the past ten months Chris has worked in a contractor role to support the UK HR team. In his new role, he’ll refine the company’s HR strategy for business units in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. Initial priorities are set to include driving greater alignment in the UK with a new HR operating model in areas such as talent, rewards and HR shared services, while leading the company’s HR business partners.


Global Merger Integrates Data-Led Consulting And Technical Authority

 

  • Deal struck between 1.1bn GBP global consultancy GHD Group and UK-based people movement and analytics business Movement Strategies
  • Merger will enhance GHD Group’s consulting, technical, data and digital solutions, and add sports and events sectors expertise to its global proposition
  • The move adds 35 Movement Strategies team members in London to the 600 GHD staff in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and global headcount of over 10,000

UK people movement and analytics business, Movement Strategies, has joined forces with global consultancy, GHD Group.

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