Facilities Management UK: June 2021 Contents

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Warburg Pincus Invests Alongside Macquarie Capital Principal Finance Supporting Further Growth In Premier Technical Services Group

PTSG staff wearing fall protection equipment Leading global growth investor, Warburg Pincus, announced today that it has entered an agreement with Macquarie Capital Principal Finance to jointly acquire a majority stake in Premier Technical Services Group Ltd , a leader in building compliance services in the United Kingdom – signalling the next phase of the company’s development.

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Allianz To Move Flagship Manchester Office Into Sustainable Landmark Building

Allianz To Move Flagship Manchester Office Into Sustainable Landmark Building Allianz Insurance is happy to announce that it will move its flagship Manchester office into Landmark, a sustainable building at the heart of the business district, after signing a 10‑year lease for the first floor at the St Peter’s Square address.

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Have Brexit And COVID‑19 Delayed UK Businesses’ Green Initiatives?

Have Brexit And COVID‑19 Delayed UK Businesses’ Green Initiatives? By Atul Bhakta, CEO of One World Express.

Over the past decade, climate change has increasingly dominated domestic and international political agenda. Consequently, businesses have increasingly pronounced their environmental conscience with enthusiasm, with any “green” initiatives taking pride of place at the heart of their marketing.

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The Key Drivers Of Digital Transformation In Workplace Catering

The Key Drivers Of Digital Transformation In Workplace Catering By Paul Hearne, Executive Director, Express Vending.

In a world dominated by smart technology, the Internet of Things devices, and automation, it should come as little surprise businesses are adopting new technology to improve their processes and competitiveness. Digital transformation is rapidly changing the workplace catering environment through various technologies.

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The Creation 600 From FLAVIA® Is Available Now, As Lavazza Professional Prepares For The Return To Work

The Creation 600 From FLAVIA® Is Available Now, As Lavazza Professional Prepares For The Return To Work The complete re‑imagination of Lavazza Professional’s FLAVIA® brand is now complete. The arrival of a brand‑new drinks machine, the Creation 600, together with the introduction of a new range of drinks, means an authentic Italian coffee experience can now be offered in the office or the boardroom.

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‘Join The Step‑Change In Accessibility’ With New London Plan Rules, Bureau Veritas Advises UK Construction

‘Join The Step‑Change In Accessibility’ With New London Plan Rules, Bureau Veritas Advises UK Construction With the London Plan bringing in tighter accessibility rules for the capital, building control authority, Bureau Veritas is encouraging the UK’s construction sector to ‘join the step‑change’ in ensuring new buildings are designed to be more inclusive and accessible than ever before.

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Effective And Efficient Floor Cleaning In The New Normal

Effective And Efficient Floor Cleaning In The New Normal By Daniel Took, Head of Professional Product Marketing at Kärcher UK explains the best methods for floorcare.

The increased focus on hygiene and cleanliness brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has led to many businesses reviewing their hygiene protocols to ensure the most effective cleaning methods.

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Improving Indoor Air Quality In The Post‑Covid Workplace

Improving Indoor Air Quality In The Post‑Covid Workplace By Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK & Ireland.

Clean air needs to be the top priority to ensure our workplaces, schools, and hospitals are healthy and safe for everyone. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of indoor air quality to reduce the chance of virus transmission and help ensure employees can return to work safely. 

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Kärcher Launches New Accessories For Cleaning Façades And Solar Power Installations

Kärcher Launches New Accessories For Cleaning Façades And Solar Power Installations Global expert in professional cleaning, Kärcher is proud to launch a complete system of high‑pressure cleaner accessories designed especially for façades and solar power installations. The range includes rotating roller heads and brushes, multi‑purpose telescopic lances and adapter sets, and an ergonomic carrier system.

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The New Normal: Higher Hygiene Expectations Will Be One Of The Pandemic’s Legacies

The New Normal: Higher Hygiene Expectations Will Be One Of The Pandemic’s Legacies Dr. Bill Robinson, technical director at hygiene and pest control specialist Pelsis Group, explains why a greater focus on the hygiene of premises will outlast the Covid‑19 pandemic.

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Smart FM Access Control Solutions Strengthen Site‑Wide Protection

Smart FM Access Control Solutions Strengthen Site‑Wide Protection Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), explains how smart, integrated and innovative access control solutions can enhance facilities protection in the context of an important new code of practice being launched this month.

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Freshening Up The Office Ahead Of Returning Occupants

Freshening Up The Office Ahead Of Returning Occupants By Mark Grayston, Product Marketing Manager, Mitsubishi Electric.

It’s hard to believe that it was over a year ago that office workers flooded out of their premises and headed home for the first of the COVID‑19 lockdowns. In fact, it’s estimated that 60% of Brits are still working from home as we close in on 18 months.

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Retrofitting, Lighting And A Path To Net-Zero Buildings

Retrofitting, Lighting And A Path To Net-Zero Buildings By Miguel Aguado, Marketing & Technology Manager at Lutron.

According to the UK GBC, 80% of the buildings that we will be using in 2050 have already been built, making our building stock the oldest in the developed world. These buildings contribute 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint, half of which derives from the energy used in buildings.

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The Floorbrite Group

The Floorbrite Group Floorbrite is a leading commercial cleaning and facilities management company providing a diverse range of services to businesses of all sizes across all industry sectors.

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PTSG - Our Full‑Service Solution

PTSG - Our Full‑Service Solution Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has four business divisions delivering specialist services in Fall Arrest Installation and Maintenance, Electrical Services, Buildings Access and Fire Solutions.

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Comfort, Hygiene And Ease Of Use – Essentials In The Accessible Bathroom

Comfort, Hygiene And Ease Of Use – Essentials In The Accessible Bathroom The Pressalit Shower Change Table 3000, designed for comfort, hygiene and ease of use in an accessible bathroom environment, is now available in two new colours.

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Physical Security — The Key To Unlocking Smart Building Success

Physical Security — The Key To Unlocking Smart Building Success By Mark Green, Physical Security Specialist at LMG

Physical security features have emerged as the most important source of data for the archetypal smart building, with CCTV analytics, location sensors and access control all producing vital information to allow facilities managers to make more effective decisions.

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Let Us Evolve Our Buildings From Being Passive Structures, To Interactive And Reactive Systems

ASSA ABLOY Door Group Highlight The Importance Of Fire Door Inspections In Healthcare Environments Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, is calling for higher standards of fire door inspections, after concerns were raised surrounding fire safety in healthcare environments.

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Hybrid Return To Work Could Signal Higher Energy Bills For Thousands Of Businesses

Hybrid Return To Work Could Signal Higher Energy Bills For Thousands Of Businesses As the UK reaches the latest milestone in its reopening roadmap, business energy experts, Gazprom Energy, are warning business owners, and their employees, to be more consumption conscious in order to avoid unnecessary energy costs and to maintain sustainability efforts.

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Thorn And Zumtobel Lighting Put Cleveland Police Firmly In Control

Thorn And Zumtobel Lighting Put Cleveland Police Firmly In Control Zumtobel Group with its lighting brands Thorn and Zumtobel have managed to supply and deliver luminaires and lighting controls with minimal disruption for the offices of The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland at St Marks House in Stockton on Tees. The main challenge was to introduce lighting controls in the existing luminaire footprint on a tight deadline, whilst dealing with the restrictions of working amidst a pandemic lockdown.

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Accurate, Real‑Time Readings From Analogue Utility Meters

Accurate, Real‑Time Readings From Analogue Utility Meters Collecting accurate, real‑time data from analogue meter displays is a well‑recognised challenge for the water and energy industries and failure to do so has an adverse impact across the entire supply chain. Deer Technology is proud to offer the answer to this problem – an analogue to digital solution that turns an existing meter into a smart meter, cost‑effectively and with no downtime.

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FM Equipment Hire Business Aims To Wow With New Name

FM Equipment Hire Business Aims To Wow With New Name One of the UK’s leading providers of hire equipment, waste services, temporary accommodation and tools to the Facilities Management industry has changed its name from Nationwide Hire to WowNow Hire.

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 CENTIEL Expands Sales Team

CENTIEL Expands Sales Team Leading UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL UK, has expanded its hardware sales team with the addition of Graham Murray as sales engineer. Graham will be responsible for external hardware sales, specialising in UPS system replacements.

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 Saeco From Evoca Group Delivers ‘The Perfect Beverage Solution For Any Business Bubble’

Saeco From Evoca Group Delivers ‘The Perfect Beverage Solution For Any Business Bubble’ An Evoca Group name that’s poised to have a great impact, with ‘The New Normal’ fast approaching is the legendary Italian brand Saeco.

Saeco was founded in 1981 in Gaggio Montano, near Bologna in northern Italy. In 1985, it became the first company in the world to develop ‘bean‑to‑cup’, a completely automatic and innovative Italian espresso brewing system, from the coffee bean to the cup.

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