Features

  • Record M&A activity in UK building and facilities services sector despite Brexit uncertainty

    By Debbie Eales on July 31, 2017
    The UK building and facilities services sector has grown by £15bn since 2011, with a total UK market value of £125bn in 2016, according to the latest research from Livingstone, the international mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm. Livingstone’s analysis also shows a resurgence in M&A activity over the past 5 years, with a 96% increase in overall deal activity […]
  • Innovation at the heart of Facilicom contract with the OU

    By Debbie Eales on July 31, 2017
    Facilicom Cleaning Services has extended and expanded its cleaning contract with the Open University (OU), thanks largely to a joint commitment to innovation. Facilicom has been working with the OU for several years and the latest contract cleaning agreement covers nine locations. This includes the 118-acre site of the OU headquarters at Walton Hall in Milton Keynes, as well as […]
  • FETA announces leadership changes

    By Debbie Eales on July 31, 2017
    The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to its senior positions, with Graham Wright standing down as FETA Chairman, and the British Refrigeration Association (BRA) President John Smith taking over the role. John is technical director for the Beijer Ref UK & Ireland group of companies and has been chairing the Equipment & Components section of the […]
  • Vent-Axia is a finalist at London Construction Awards

    By Debbie Eales on July 31, 2017
    British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is a finalist in the London Construction Awards 2017. Its Sentinel Kinetic Advance Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) has been selected for the final line-up in the ‘Product Innovation of the Year’ category of these prestigious awards. The awards recognise achievements, developments and innovation within London’s booming construction industry and winners will be announced at […]
  • SkillFRIDGE competitors set their sights on the final

    By Debbie Eales on July 31, 2017
    The qualifying heats of the 2017 SkillFRIDGE competition series have come to a close and the apprentices and students who took part now have their sights firmly set on the national final, with the top six set to be announced in September. The competition has toured the UK searching for the very best individuals studying up to Level 3 RACHP, […]
  • BESA welcomes planned review of building regulations

    By Debbie Eales on July 18, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed BBC reports that a full review of the Building Regulations will be carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy (pictured). Chief executive Paul McLaughlin said BESA had been flagging up weaknesses in the regulatory framework for many years and had long been a champion of tighter enforcement. Reports suggest […]
  • District heating is hot topic at REHAU workshop

    By Debbie Eales on July 18, 2017
    REHAU’s District Heating Workshop in Birmingham was a sell-out, with delegates from across the Midlands discovering more about the benefits and practicalities of district heating. The free workshop in June was attended by consultants, contractors, local authorities, developers and housing associations, and featured a number of industry experts each talking about a different aspect of district heating. Speakers on the […]
  • SES appointed to install over 500 prefabricated service cupboards on landmark Canary Wharf residential projects

    By Debbie Eales on July 17, 2017
    SES Engineering Services (SES), has won a £multi-million  contract to install 519 of its award-winning* prefabricated service cupboards on a dual residential scheme at the New District of Canary Wharf, at the 42-storey residential building, 10 Park Drive and a 14-storey private rental development. SES has been appointed by Canary Wharf Contractors Limited and started work on site in early […]
  • Here come the girls…new look BSEE wins award

    By Debbie Eales on July 17, 2017
    The BSEE team received a ringing endorsement of their efforts over the last year, when they picked up the “Most Improved Magazine” award at the Datateam Business Media Ltd awards event on July 14th. The awards, which recognise excellence across Datateam’s industrial portfolio, were held at The Big Cat Sanctuary*, in Smarden, Kent. Pictured here, left to right are: Lauren […]
  • Global FM provider Servest acquires stake in Getronics

    By Debbie Eales on July 13, 2017
    International facilities management provider Servest has partnered with Bottega InvestCo, in the acquisition of integrated ICT services company Getronics. The transaction, supported by Investec, will enable Servest to play a leading role in the workplace technology market and provide a seamless FM and mobile technology offering. It comes at a time when workplace management is increasingly focused on digital transformation […]