Peter Ankerstjerne joins Planon as chief strategy officer

Real estate and facility management software provider, Planon Group has appointed Peter Ankerstjerne as Chief Strategy Officer, widening the company’s experience and network within the international workplace and FM market. In his role, Ankerstjerne will be responsible for leading the product strategy & innovation, product marketing and marketing communications functions. He will also become a […]

Clearing the air

Until the majority of the population has been vaccinated it is critical that workplaces maintain good levels of ventilation to help reduce the risk of airborne transmission says Hywel Davies, Technical Director of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Assuming the vaccine roll-out goes to plan, businesses will still need to operate strict […]

Bilfinger wins six-year maintenance and projects contract

Stanlow- Image CC Credit: Andrew – flickr Essar Oil UK has appointed Bilfinger UK as its maintenance and projects partner at its site in Stanlow, Cheshire. The six-year contract will be delivered under Bilfinger’s Engineering & Maintenance service line and will include the delivery of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation, access, insulation, painting, and asbestos management […]

Digital players

We asked a cross-section of FM suppliers for their views on the digitalisation of facilities management and the role played by data analytics in measuring the quality of service levels in the future Despite being a smaller player in the FM market, Eric Wright FM, part of Eric Wright Group; a property services business including […]

GoSpace AI partners with JLL to deliver a revolutionary occupancy management solution

Workplace and occupancy management artificial intelligence (AI) software provider, GoSpace AI, has partnered with global real estate services firm, JLL,  to transform how occupancy is supported in the post-pandemic, hybrid workplace.  According to both firms, combining GoSpace’s Artificially Intelligent Dynamic Resource Allocation engine (AIDRA) with JLL’s innovative technologies and industry-leading workplace solutions, “creates a dynamic […]

Biffa wins with Winchester City Council

Biffa has commenced an eight-year contract with Winchester City Council, which will see a new waste strategy for the area including lower emission vehicles and free electrical items waste collections. The services from Biffa will cover household waste and recycling, plus new and improved approaches and technology which will support Winchester City Council to work […]

Hospitality sector partners with Umbrella Training to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Leading names from across the hospitality sector will be coming together to discuss levy transfers, career progression and future-proofing as part a series of events hosted by Umbrella Training during National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February). The headline event, a panel discussion between representatives from companies including Sodexo, Compass, Luxury Family Hotels, GlaxoSmithKline, and the London Progression […]

Hosted physical security adoption is given a major boost by uptake in cloud, Morphean survey shows

New research into the impact of Covid-19 on physical security purchasing decisions has revealed a sharp increase in the necessity/urgency for businesses to adopt hosted video surveillance (VSaaS) and access control (ACaaS) solutions. While 70 per cent of 1,000 senior decision makers in IT, security, FM and HR roles agree this to be the case, […]


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