Facilities Management UK: May 2022 Contents

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Hytera Introduces The VM750D Push-To-Talk Capable Body Worn Camera

Hytera Introduces The VM750D Push-To-Talk Capable Body Worn Camera Hytera’s latest body worn camera, the VM750D, offers a wide range of sophisticated features and applications designed to capture, store and upload digital evidence such as pictures, video and audio recorded in the field. Furthermore, it doubles as a Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) radio, so users do not have to carry a second device to access voice communications.

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Strand Rewards Top Talent

Strand Rewards Top Talent Strand Hardware has rewarded the skills and expertise of two team members by promoting them to senior roles. Jo Wallis, previously General Manager, becomes Operations Director, while Andy Michel moves from Warehouse Supervisor to Warehouse and Production Manager.

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A New MD For Bidvest Noonan's London Security And Front Of House Business

 A New MD For Bidvest Noonan's London Security And Front Of House Business Facilities services leader Bidvest Noonan has named Liz Cummins as Managing Director of its new London Security Solutions business unit. Bidvest Noonan launched the business unit in February of this year following a period of robust growth, which saw its security and front of house businesses cement leadership positions in London. 

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Bradford-Based Fuel Storage Solutions Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone

Bradford-Based Fuel Storage Solutions Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone On 1st April 2002 husband and wife team Jonathan and Katharine Barnett realised their business dream by launching Fuel Storage Solutions (FSS) from their spare bedroom in Rastrick, Brighouse. Twenty years on FSS has grown into a £4.5m turnover operation employing 38 people. The company is headquartered in a former Methodist chapel in Thornton village which was fully restored and converted by the Barnetts to providing the platform for further growth aimed at achieving £10m turnover in the next 5 years.

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Time For A Pest Management Strategy As Pests Head Back To The Office

Time For A Pest Management Strategy As Pests Head Back To The Office After nearly two years of working from home for large periods of time, many UK office workers have returned to their corporate working environments in one way or another. With this increase in footfall through office buildings, facilities management professionals are having to ramp up their pest control measures in order to prevent pests from making an unwelcome return.

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Axil Integrated Services Sign Five-Year Waste Management Deal With The UK’s Largest Wholesale Market

Axil Integrated Services Sign Five-Year Waste Management Deal With The UK’s Largest Wholesale Market Axil Integrated Services has just signed a new five-year extension to manage Birmingham Wholesale Market’s waste following a highly successful first year that saw recycling rates almost double from 13% to 25%.

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The Manchester Cleaning Show 2022 Celebrates Sustainable And Technological Progress During A Successful Return

The Manchester Cleaning Show 2022 Celebrates Sustainable And Technological Progress During A Successful Return The Manchester Cleaning Show returned to Manchester in April for its first face-to-face event in the city for over three years. With cleaning continuing to be an essential service, the Manchester Central Convention Complex experienced a wave of traffic as visitors and exhibitors reconnected and sought out the latest product innovations.

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SAVORTEX®: Energy Saving & Intelligent Solutions That Work For You

SAVORTEX®: Energy Saving & Intelligent Solutions That Work For You Introducing the future of smart hygienic washrooms. SAVORTEX® have created the first internet-connected and energy saving hand dryer to overcome critical issues for cost-conscious building managers, who are striving for efficient and sustainable solutions, whilst ensuring a welcoming and reassuring environment for all colleagues and visitors within their premises.

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How Building Information Modelling Can Support Facilities Managers

How Building Information Modelling Can Support Facilities Managers The advantages of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to support new engineering and construction projects is clear, but what is often overlooked is how this can also deliver substantial benefits to Facilities Management (FM) in the operational stage. In pulling together a clear picture of every aspect of a building, BIM creates a foundational digital footprint which can be leveraged to optimise the management and refurbishment of existing buildings during their lifecycle.

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Tier III Ready Datacentre Solutions Shortlisted For Four Major Awards

Tier III Ready Datacentre Solutions Shortlisted For Four Major Awards A range of innovative Tier III Ready Datacentre design solutions, fully approved by the Uptime Institute, have been shortlisted for four major awards.

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Thousands Expected To Attend Facilities Show

Thousands Expected To Attend Facilities Show Facilities Show will return to ExCeL London from 17th-19th May 2022 to bring together Europe’s largest gathering of facilities managers and connect them with thousands of new FM products and solutions.

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Cop A Load Of The New Building Regulations To Stop Buildings Overheating

Cop A Load Of The New Building Regulations To Stop Buildings Overheating By Andrew Cooper – Managing Director - Smartlouvre.

It may be hard to believe that the 'sustainability' concept as it’s known today is less than 30 years old: it appeared for the first time in 1987.

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CAFM Software: Reimagining The Workplace For The Better

 CAFM Software: Reimagining The Workplace For The Better Dave Bryan, Product Manager at Idox explains how with a CAFM system in place, managers have a valuable opportunity to reimagine the workplace for the better.

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Why Understanding The Energy Market Is More Important Than Ever

Why Understanding The Energy Market Is More Important Than Ever It is perhaps an understatement to say that the energy market has been experiencing major volatility. Here, Anthony Ainsworth, COO at npower Business Solutions, discusses why understanding how energy is generated, traded and supplied can help facilities managers navigate these challenging times.

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Building Connections: Why Facility Managers Should Be Seen As Stewards Of Corporate Culture

Building Connections: Why Facility Managers Should Be Seen As Stewards Of Corporate Culture The pandemic has irrevocably changed the way we work. Once considered a place simply to do business, the office is fast becoming a 'lifestyle choice' among young people who value more than just a desk. Instead, they want an engaging, healthy, and resilient working environment where they can socialise, make friends, and build connections to help their career and wellbeing thrive.

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Office And Workplace EV Charging

Office And Workplace EV Charging If you manage a large office or other workplace, now is the time to get EV (electric vehicle) ready to meet the current and future needs of your staff and clients. This is especially so if you manage a fleet of vehicles, as bans on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans are just around the corner, in 2030.

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Tips For Choosing The Best Roof Coating Solution For Your Property

Tips For Choosing The Best Roof Coating Solution For Your Property When you are looking to refurbish a metal roof you need a solution that will stand the test of time and be easy to maintain long term. It’s a big decision so it’s important to understand the solutions available. However, it’s not only the coating system alone that matters but the way that it is installed too.

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Santander Banks On PTSG’s Expertise

Santander Banks On PTSG’s Expertise Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to provide specialist fire solutions at Santander’s HQ in Milton Keynes.

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Lolly Launches Vending Solution

Lolly Launches Vending Solution It’s Lolly, the digital EPOS and commerce specialist, is proud to announce that it has added a vending offering to its suite of products.

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World’s First Carbon Neutral Hand Dryers Launched by UK Firm

World’s First Carbon Neutral Hand Dryers Launched by UK Firm British brand, Dryflow, has launched ten 100% carbon neutral electric hand dryers, as officially verified by ClimatePartner.

The verification process saw each dryer meticulously analysed to measure the full extent of its lifetime’s emissions, from ‘cradle to grave’. This ensures everything, from the manufacture, transport, and end-of-life recyclability, to the day-to-day usage, is generating minimal emissions, and the co2 that is created is effectively offset through recognisable projects. 

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Seven Areas Of UK Under Serious Water Stress

 Seven Areas Of UK Under Serious Water Stress Smarti Environmental, the UK's leading waterless urinal provider, is urging facilities management businesses to play their part in the battle against needless water wastage following World Water Day and the Environment Secretary Minister Rebecca Pow’s call for the greater adoption of water efficient products.

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phs Besafe Expands Roller Towel Business With New Appointment

phs Besafe Expands Roller Towel Business With New Appointment phs Besafe is continuing its growth with the appointment of a new key account manager covering its flatwork and roller towels business.

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Codelocks Facilitates Future Of Flexible Working

Codelocks Facilitates Future Of Flexible Working With organisations adopting a hybrid working model and moving towards flexible working also comes a need for flexible office solutions.

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A New Take On DALI: Why The Market Needs A Full Spectrum Approach

A New Take On DALI: Why The Market Needs A Full Spectrum Approach LED technology has transformed the lighting industry, enabling users to maximise efficiency, reduce wasted energy and save money. But the advent of LED technology also means more attention needs to be paid to the way light fittings are controlled. And although switching LEDs is very straightforward, dimming is more complicated.

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Revamped Library Lighting Scheme Saves 60% Energy

Revamped Library Lighting Scheme Saves 60% Energy Bath Central Library opened in 1990 in the Podium shopping centre, right at the heart of the community. During its 30 years, the library has hosted numerous events, workshops, introduced public computers, and free internet access. It has provided a safe, quiet place for students to study and do research.

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