In The News | 5th August 2022 | Latest Facilities Management News

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We are delighted to announce that Dennis Flower has joined the Business Daily Group as managing editor of the FM Business Daily brand.


With extensive experience in the editing of business to business publications, he joins from PFM Magazine, which he edited for the previous six and a half years, where he was also responsible for organising the judging of the PFM Partnership Awards.

Dennis joins at an exciting time for the FM Business Daily brand, as it prepares to publish the first issue of the FM Director magazine to complement the daily newsletter and website launched earlier this year.

Dennis said: “There’s nothing like FM Business Daily in the industry and we firmly believe there are considerable opportunities for us to make major contributions to the businesses of our readers and subscribers.”

In business, Sodexo Live! has won an eleven-year contract as venue partner for Fulham Football Club (FFC) on its new Fulham Pier development, starting in July 2022.

Fulham Pier will become one of London’s leading leisure destinations on the banks of the Thames which will include restaurants, a Riverside Market, meetings and events spaces, bars and lounges, a basement entertainment venue, a boutique hotel and a spa experience.

Sodexo Live! will work with the FFC leadership team over the coming period to support the physical delivery of the venue and will act as commercial lead to bring together the best of London’s restaurant and entertainment scene via a selection of premium branded retail partners.  The matchday capacity of the venue after the development will be 28,000.

Elsewhere, Mitie has won a £4.5m contract to install and maintain electric vehicle (EV) charge points for the Environment Agency, a delivery body of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Mitie is building on its existing relationship delivering facilities management for DEFRA with this new partnership that will see it establish an EV charging network across over 100 sites across the UK and maintain it for an initial two-year contract term, with the option to extend for three more years.

GRAHAM is building its reputation as being at the forefront of employee wellbeing by signing up to the Wellbeing of Women’s ‘Menopause Workplace Pledge’

GRAHAM is one of a select group of UK construction contractors to sign up to a nationwide pledge to support women who are going through the menopause.

Through the Wellbeing of Women’s ‘Menopause Workplace Pledge’ the company commits to providing comprehensive support and guidance for females experiencing the impact of the menopause, from simply normalising the conversation, providing trained Menopause Advocates and access to external professional resources.

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