20 September 2019 | Facilitate team
Our selection of workplace and facilities management announcements made this week.
APPOINTMENT: Place Partnership has appointed Richard Hurford as the company's new energy manager. Hurford will provide advice to the company's clients and partners on how they can reduce their carbon outputs, increase efficiencies in their energy usage and reduce costs. For the full article click here.
APPOINTMENT: Student accommodation provider University Partnerships Programme (UPP) has appointed Babajide Ogunniyi as asset management director. Ogunniyi will be responsible for developing and delivering the management strategy of UPP's portfolio of assets. For the full article click here.
WELLBEING: FM company the Westgrove Group has engaged with retailTRUST to support the welfare of the company's colleagues. Through the partnership, Westgrove can now offer free and confidential support to its 1,000-plus colleagues 24/7 through an online portal and helpline, My RTWellbeing.
TRAINING: Independent food service provider BaxterStorey has partnered with Pearson Business School to launch a new degree apprenticeship scheme. The degree apprenticeship will give students a foundation of training in hospitality andfood service, where they will gain the practical and theoretical knowledge to craft a career in hospitality management.
RESEARCH: Real estate investors are buying and leasing assets whose useful lives might very well extend into a climate-changed world. Geospatial analysis combining individual property locations and detailed local data, as well as resilience measures such as flood barriers, can help investors identify high-risk assets.