London School Delighted with their New Haes MiniVES PAVA System

Keeping students and staff safe within schools and universities is paramount. It relies on comprehensive and powerful communication tools and security systems to ensure emergency situations are dealt with quickly and effectively. Emanuel School have recently invested in a brand new and advanced MiniVES Public Address and Voice Alarm (PAVA) system introduced to the UK by leading alarm manufacturer and supplier, Haes Systems. Based in Continue reading...

Atkinson Takes The Helm At Direct Corporate Clothing

Direct Corporate Clothing (DCC) has promoted Nick Atkinson to commercial and operations director as it targets £50m turnover.

In his new role, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of the business.

Atkinson joined the DCC board in 2016 as part of the acquisition of The Business Wear Company, which has now successfully merged with DCC.

Birmingham-based DCC is one of the UK’s largest providers of workwear, corporate wear and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the security industry. Customers including British Telecom, Geo Amey and Travis Perkins. Continue reading...

Bywaters’ solution to paper coffee cup recycling

Bywaters, London’s largest undercover waste management company, is piloting a solution designed to overcome the difficulties of recycling paper coffee cups on UCL’s campus in London.

An estimated 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are used in the UK each year, creating around 25,000 tonnes of waste.  In March the Government’s Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into the impact of cup waste.  This has prompted the need for a sustainable solution to their disposal and recycling. Continue reading...

New abstraction app a “game changer” for water industry

Lanes Utilities has developed an app that promises to revolutionise the way water abstraction is carried out by wastewater companies.

The app pinpoints 130,000 abstraction points across the Thames Water region and key neighbouring areas.

It promises to greatly reduce the risk of illegal water abstraction, support significant improvement in water leak detection, improve the safety and efficiency of wastewater operations, and reduce the cost of policing illegal abstractions. Continue reading...

Lanes in electric car first for sustainable drainage service

Lanes Group plc has taken delivery of its first electric car to support its strategy of delivering sustainable utility wastewater and drainage services.

It now has a BMW i3 to support its front-line teams – with supervising staff using it to visit worksites and attend client meetings.

The electric car, sporting eye-catching Lanes livery, has been contract hired by Lanes Scotland, for use in and around Glasgow. A second car is on order to operate in Edinburgh. Continue reading...

Be part of the largest global FM event when professionals gather this June in London

The largest event in the FM calendar will commence in less than 3 weeks. From 20 – 22 June, FM professionals will descend on ExCeL London to Source the latest innovative solutions to address project requirements and services at the cutting edge of FM innovation, all at the global meeting place for the FM professional network.

Being held in association with the British Institute of Facilities Management and partnered with CBRE, creating a flagship event with industry support tackling the critical issues facing those working within FM. Continue reading...

Bywaters supports facilities managers by motivating staff to recycle

Bow, London 22 May 2017: Bywaters, the company operating London’s largest under cover materials recycling facility will be exhibiting at the 2017 Facilities show at Excel in London on 20-22 June. Members of the Bywaters team will demonstrate their ‘Green Guru’ educational service to promote recycling and reuse and demonstrating an innovative new waste audit app that delivers same-day reports.  Other cutting-edge recycling and waste management solutions and expert knowledge of the waste and recycling industry will be shared with visitors to Bywaters’ stand at Q1160. Continue reading...

Why water deregulation has left some customers “high and dry” when it comes to basic water maintenance & detection services

SW based water and sewerage repair service business Pipefix is experiencing a steady stream of customers who, since the introduction of deregulation on 1 April 2017, are finding the everyday maintenance services performed by the old water companies including leak detection and repair, step-testing, tank cleaning and valve testing are no longer available. This is because the new retailers set up to sell water directly to customers in a competitive environment do not have any service delivery capability. Continue reading...

Lanes Group wins major Transport for London FM contract

Lanes Group plc has won a contract to provide facilities maintenance services for the London Underground.

The five-year contract, with an option for a three-year extension, is the third maintenance contract awarded by Transport for London (TfL) to Lanes Group in four months.

The contract covers all building maintenance work along underground lines, as well as depots, train crew accommodation, engineering works and power sites. Continue reading...

Overcome network troubleshooting challenges in hospitals

As mobile device use increases, hospitals rely ever more on IT networks, making it mission critical that network downtime is minimised and issues are rectified quickly.  Tim Widdershoven, Global Marketing Manager for IDEAL Networks, explains some of the common network troubleshooting challenges encountered in hospitals and how IT technicians can efficiently overcome them.

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