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NEWS ROUND-UP: 14/02/2020

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14 February 2020 | Facilitate Team  


Our selection of workplace and facilities management announcements made this week.


GUIDANCE: The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has published an online guide to help businesses prevent problems with rats. The trade body has warned facilities managers to be on guard as milder winters drive a rise in rats. The guide highlights the signs and dangers of an infestation. 


CONTRACT: NG Bailey has completed a 12-month services project at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, to provide four new operating theatres. The refurbishment of A Floor is the third phase of development for Royal Hallamshire Hospital, which is upgrading its 40-year-old operating theatres to create cutting-edge facilities that are at the forefront of UK hospitals.


INNOVATION: Atalian Servest has invited its 27,000 employees to join in a competition to identify the company’s top in-house entrepreneur. The FM provider’s new programme ONE is designed to uncover hidden talent, encourage entrepreneurial spirit within the business and inspire people to put forward innovative ideas.


APPOINTMENTS: Lorien Engineering Solutions has appointed Owain Davies, Richard Mullan, Darren Toon and Ben Tomlinson as project managers in Burton-upon-Trent. They will support the company’s senior management and directors and drive further growth. Read the full article here.


CONTRACT: Polyteck Group has been awarded a contract to provide maintenance and FM services for Pizza Express owner Jordana Group, in the United Arab Emirates. The contract for mechanical, electrical and plumbing works includes regular servicing and annual deep chemical cleaning of fan coil units and air conditioning units, as well as reactive callouts for air conditioning, electrical and plumbing needs. 


INVESTMENT: Grounds maintenance provider Tivoli has announced that it will invest £5 million in new machinery, systems and fleet over the next six months. The initial £5 million investment will consist of £3 million for equipment, £500,000 for systems, and £1.5 million for upgrading its fleet.