26 July 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Our selection of workplace and facilities management announcements made this week.
PRODUCT: Rentokil Pest Control has launched its Mini Fly Box, a unit designed to help prevent the spread of pathogens transferred from flies. Fitted inside food waste bins, it attracts and kills flies using an insecticide.
PRODUCT: Bartlett Mitchell has launched the Perkee Foundation Huskup cup. Made from rice husk instead of plastic, the cups are biodegradable and take 90 days in an industrial composting plant to fully break down.
APPOINTMENT: phs Wastekit has appointed Jason Smith as managing director. Smith will lead business growth and enhance its service to customers.
APPOINTMENT: The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has appointed a new chair (Paul Thrupp) and deputy chair (Jim Melvin).
RELOCATION: Corporate building services maintenance company CTS is moving to new offices at Bishopsgate in London. It comes as a result of the company's recent expansion, with the CTS team now comprising more than 30 management and support staff.
APPRENTICESHIPS: Interserve has won a contract worth £900,000 with bus company Abellio, in which up to 160 apprentices a year will enrol on Passenger Transport Bus Driver Level 2 apprenticeships.
APPOINTMENTS: Apleona HSG Facility Management UK and Ireland has made three new appointments, two of which - Jacqui Paice as managing director UK FM and Heather Steel as managing director of workspace - are internal. Douglas Hogg has been appointed chief financial officer.
EVENT: "How architecture and space utilisation can re-engineer the future" and why now is the time to design workplaces "for a new generation of leadership" are principal themes at the WorkTech19 London conference that takes place on 27 and 28 November. Expect a combination of powerful workplace case studies and future-focused thought leadership. See the event programme.