13 December 2019 | Facilitate Team
Our selection of workplace and facilities management announcements made this week.
SOCIAL VALUE: Wates Group has reached its £20 million social enterprise target before its 2020 deadline. Wates was a founder member of the Buy Social Corporate Challenge - an initiative launched by SE UK and The Cabinet Office in 2016 to embed and promote social procurement (trading with Social Enterprises).
STANDARDS: Aramark has been awarded three ISO accreditations in recognition of its work in various strands of management. The FM provider was awarded ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management credentials, ISO 14001:2015 Accreditation for Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 1800:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management.
CONTRACT: Regional office specialist Mantle has announced it has taken on the operation of Cambridge's deep tech collaborative workspace The Bradfield Centre on behalf of its owner, Trinity College Cambridge. The centre offers a variety of flexible working options - from a single desk to offices or collaborative spaces.
APPOINTMENT: Clive Johnson has been appointed as the new president of educational risk charity IIRSM. He takes over from outgoing president Andy Hawkes. Johnson was previously group head of health, safety and security at Landsec and now is group head of health and safety for Derwent London plc.
AWARD: Work by the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) and support services company Engie led to a win for WWF-UK in the Ethical Procurement category of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply's 2019 Supply Management Awards. The award recognised the non-governmental organisation's procurement project to appoint the leading UK sustainable facilities management service at its Living Planet Centre in Woking, Surrey.