Entries by 1st 4 Media

Facilities Management Market Strengthens in 2014

A new report on the UK Facilities Management from MTW Research suggests that sector grew by almost £2.5 billion in 2013 and is set for inflation busting growth this year as the market continues to strengthen Based on £70 billion of industry sales data, the report found that whilst the number of FM companies

Consensus statement of a Panel of Experts finds towels the most hygienic way to dry hands

Brussels (Belgium), 18 November 2013 – Leading European microbiologists and hospital hygienists* have produced a consensus statement  recognising evidence that hand drying using towels is associated with lower numbers of microbes on the hands and in the washroom environment than using warm air dryers or high velocity air dryers.  The consensus statement provides sound advice […]

Elior UK declares £80m of new business wins.

Now that Elior UK is delivering rapid growth, Tim Hammond will be handing over the Chief Executive’s baton to another member of the successful Leadership Team, Catherine Roe. There will be an extended handover from Tim to Catherine over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition.  Tim has decided to become CEO at […]


Rumour has it that electrical testing industry’s only Superhero has developed yet another special power! Circuit Electrical Testing have added thermal imaging to their range of services, promoted by the ubiquitous Mr Circuit, who first made his debut at the recent Facilities Show at Birmingham’s NEC. On a more serious note, thermal imaging is proving […]

Elior UK scoops two awards at the Foodservice Cateys

Contract caterer Elior is celebrating a double win following the inaugural Foodservice Catey Awards held at the Park Plaza Hotel, London, last Friday. The award for ‘Healthcare Caterer of the Year’ was presented to Elior’s healthcare development director, Robin Comerford and members of his team thanks to a sound knowledge base and a strategic approach […]


Meridian Surveillance Systems are securing the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with door controllers, proximity readers and management software from Access Control Technology (ACT) as part of an IP-addressable system. The Royal Sussex County Hospital provides general, specialist and tertiary services as part of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) which is an acute […]

Traka Helping BT Make the Right Call

Management systems from Traka are being used by BT to track keys at its £90m flagship International Data Centre in Cardiff Bay, Wales. Operations at the centre are supported by stringent security measures which ensure access to and within the building is controlled and restricted to authorised personnel whose use of site keys can be […]