03 October 2019 | Facilitate team
Our selection of workplace and facilities management announcements made this week.
APPOINTMENT: Engie has appointed Claire Waysand as executive vice-president and general secretary of the group. Waysand takes over from Pierre Mongin, who will act as senior adviser to the CEO until he leaves the group at the end of 2019, after which he plans to concentrate on personal projects.
CONTRACT: Amadeus has won an award from educational charity Food for the Brain, for its work at the ICC in Birmingham, helping to promote the power of nutrition in mental health and wellbeing. 'Focus Food' menu packs were designed alongside the Food for the Brain Foundation over a six-month period to provide a range of nutritious options to help delegates maintain concentration while supporting general health.
REGULATION: The Security Industry Authority(SIA) carried out licence inspections across key venues in Leicestershire. All of the licences inspected by the 16 teams from the SIA's Partnerships and Interventions unit proved to be legitimate. However, the SIA team issued three warnings to security operatives for failing to display their licences.
AWARD: OCS UK has selected disability athlete India Oates as the Young Sports Person of the Year 2019. Competing against seven other athletes for the title, Oates was announced the winner during a presentation at The Oval in South London on 3 October. The 2019 Young Sports Person of the Year programme is designed to nurture talent in young people and support the communities in which OCS operates.
RESEARCH: Almost three in five (58 per cent) employees said they or their work colleagues smoke or vape during working hours - and take an average of three smoking breaks a day, according to Willis Towers Watson's research. The study found that 21 per cent of young workers are worried about being judged for taking breaks.