Despite the Covid-19 health crisis impacting significantly on the Lifting Industry, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Sector Benchmark Research reveals optimism for the post-pandemic future, and a move towards new and possibly more productive ways of working. Indeed, 72% of firms reported being optimistic for the next 6 months, with this increasing to 80% for the next 12 months. However, the breadth of specialisms and the number of supply chains in the sector have produced a varied picture in the research.
Communal Energy Partners, formerly known as SW Energy, has announced a significant investment in the business which promises to enhance its services to clients in the property facilities management, building and housing association sectors, as well as residents themselves.
Door & Hardware Federation’s (DHF) marketing sub‑committee for its Building Hardware Group members has been working hard since August 2020 to identify the most pertinent issues currently facing the building hardware sector. It has been a challenging year for the industry, with Brexit and Covid-19 creating a ‘perfect storm’ of trial and uncertainty.
Counter Terrorism Policing’s new Senior National Coordinator for Protect and Prepare is calling on businesses to update their security plans ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions across the UK.
Tivoli Group Ltd, who have recently achieved certification to the first international standard for Occupational Health and Safety ISO 45001:2018, have now been awarded a position on ESPO Framework 245 to supply grounds maintenance services to public sector buyers across the UK for the next 2 years. The framework commenced on 5th January 2021.
VINCI Facilities has confirmed that it has extended its contract with Shell UK Retail and will continue to provide Facilities Management services across Shell’s nationwide portfolio of company owned retail sites.
CIBSE has announced the appointment of Ruth Carter as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Stephen Matthews who retires after 15 years in the role.