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FM Report 202 - Friday 9th August 2007

09 August 2007

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New BSA Chief Executive
The BSA (Business Services Association) have announced the appointment of Mark Fox as its new Chief Executive from 1 November 2007. Mark is currently Director of Communications & Public Affairs at the BVCA (the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association). Prior to the BVCA he was a journalist with the Mail on Sunday and the Sunday Express. Commenting on the appointment, BSA Chairman Phil Hooper said: ‘We are looking forward to Mark joining the BSA. He will bring experience and energy to the task of raising the profile of the BSA at a time when its members face a number of policy issues that affect the full range of outsourcing services offered through the public and private sectors.’
www.bsa-org.com

AMEC Sells Non-Core Business
AMEC and SPIE have announced that they have agreed terms for the sale of AMEC's Building and Facilities Services business (BFS) to SPIE for £117 million. Completion is expected to take place by mid- September. All four of AMEC's principal non-core Built Environment businesses have now been sold. SPIE is a market leader in the provision of multi-technical services in Continental Europe and is committed to developing successfully the BFS business in the UK. BFS provides multi technical engineering services from initial design, through construction, mechanical and electrical installation services, to long-term hard FM services across a wide variety of market sectors for clients with specialised requirements for highly engineered facilities. An example is the provision of mechanical and electrical systems at London Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5. BFS operates from a UK branch network incorporating Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester. Clients are mostly in the private sector and include BAA, Barclays, Interserve, JP Morgan and UBS.
www.amec.com & www.spie.com

Department of Health win for MacLellan
The Department of Health (DH) has renewed the provision of its facilities management with MacLellan, now part of Interserve, for a further two years. The original contract spanned five years and the extension, worth £3.5 million over two years, will run until 2009. MacLellan provides services for approximately 5,000 employees at six of DH’s prestigious buildings in central London and northern England. This includes buildings in Whitehall, Elephant & Castle and Waterloo, together with a large building in Leeds and a large data storage centre in Nelson, Lancashire. MacLellan is the prime contractor for building management, accommodation management, postroom services, car parking, help desk, receptionists, conference room bookings and space planning and utilities.
www.maclellan-group.plc.uk

Body Shop appoint Anabas
Anabas began its provision of FM services for The Body Shop in the North East this week, with services to be rolled out across the whole retail portfolio by year end. Anabas will be responsible for providing a range of FM services to The Body Shop in over 240 stores nationwide over an eighteen month contract. Mark Cooper, Managing Director of Anabas 2We are delighted to announce this contract win which continues the momentum from early on in the year and adds another prestigious name to our client list. All of our recent contract wins can be put down to our integrated facilities management approach enhanced by our service excellence and commitment to staff development."
www.anabas.co.uk

PHS Teacrate Acquires Rentacrate
Britain’s largest crate rental company PHS Teacrate has acquired its former rival Rentacrate in a multimillion pound deal which will almost double the size of the company. The company will continue to trade as PHS Teacrate, but will introduce a new logo incorporating the Rentacrate brand. Teacrate’s managing director David Wicks was keen to reassure Rentacrate customers that there will be no disruption to service: “We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure Rentacrate’s customers are not inconvenienced in any way and that they continue to receive excellent service. By integrating the two largest crate rental companies in the UK we will be able to deliver an even better service.”
www.phs.co.uk/teacrate

Zero Carbon Commitment
British Gypsum has become one of the first construction product manufacturers to sign up to the Government’s zero carbon strategy, as a founding signatory of the ‘2016 Commitment’.The Commitment, which has been formulated to support the Government’s recent re-assertion of a zero carbon target for all new homes by the year 2016, is the first step in formalising support for the initiative across house builders and organisations working within and supplying the housebuilding sector. As a signatory to the 2016 Commitment, British Gypsum is committing to work in partnership with other signatories to resolve the issues that must be tackled before the target can be achieved.
www.british-gypsum.bpb.co.uk

Workplace Futures
The FMA has announced a new conference, Workplace Futures, scheduled to take place at the London Stock Exchange on 17 January 2008. This is a joint collaboration between the FMA, PFM magazine and i-FM.net. and uniquely Workplace Futures offers delegates and their colleagues the option of attending in person or being involved remotely via a simultaneous web cast. Expert speakers, including Shadow Minister for Business Alan Duncan, will be presenting their vision of FM in a highly focused programme over the next 5 years.
www.workplace-futures.co.uk

OCS Support Youth Sport
OCS is backing a new scheme to get primary school children eating healthily and exercising regularly. Olympic sprinter Iwan Thomas’ Sprint-Start initiative combines education with nutrition and sport, getting seven year-olds thinking about the food they eat by cooking and trying out, as well as exercising and playing team games. OCS will be giving the scheme financial backing and the company has a history of backing young sporting stars with its Sports Person Awards, which gives important backing to talented young athletes.
www.sprint-start.co.uk, www.ocsyoungsportsperson.co.uk & www.ocs.co.uk

CIWM Awards
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management is hosting its first Awards for Environmental Excellence at the Dorchester Hotel on October 31st 2007. The Sustainable Facilities Management Performance of the Year Award recognises that well managed facilities have the potential to have a large and extremely positive effect on the environment and the people that use them. Entries are encouraged from any facility, private or public, or from specialist facilities management organisations. The CIWM want to hear from companies and individuals committed to making a difference in the field of sustainability and environmental best practice. The deadline for applications is 31st August.
www.ciwmawards.com


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