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Worker’s injuries land brewery in court

A Herefordshire brewery has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered a broken foot when it became trapped in a rotating stirrer. Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard today (20 Jan) the 34-year-old employee of Wye Valley Brewery, from Hereford, had gone into an empty ‘mash tun’, a large steel vessel used to cook barley […]

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ISS UK expands services with GSH acquisition

20 January 2015 ISS UK has bought GSH Group’s UK and European operation to enhance its technical services capability. ISS said the purchase of GSH was a strategic move to create a team of more than 1,800 technicians, giving greater breadth of coverage and service. GSH UK, Ireland and Europe provides energy and technical mechanical […]

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Fusion to service Belfast social housing

20 January 2015 Maintenance company Fusion Heating has won a contract with social housing provider Helm Housing Association in Northern Ireland. Fusion Heating will maintain and service gas boilers in 5,600 properties for 15,000 tenants. Under the new contract the company will provide an enhanced service for tenants by updating delivery practices and increasing staff, […]

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14forty extends contract with Essar Oil UK

20 January 2015 Integrated FM business 14forty, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has extended its contract with Essar Oil UK for three years. Under the deal, worth £8.85 million,14forty will provide services at the Stanlow manufacturing site in the north-west of England. The work includes cleaning, industrial services, maintenance, catering, vending, laundry and […]

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ISS UK Limited acquires the UK Ireland and European operations of engineering firm GSH Group Plc

Leading facilities management outsourcing organisation enhances technical services capability London, January 20th, 2015 – ISS UK Limited (“ISS”) can today announce the acquisition of the UK, Ireland and European technical services division of GSH Group Plc. GSH achieved revenues of approximately £135m in the year ended 31 December 2014 and employ c.800 staff. This […]

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Regional city office take-up 'exceptional'

20 January 2015 Regional city centre office take-up last year was the highest since 2008, according to research. GVA’s latest Big Nine report, which looks at the office market in nine major regional cities, said that take-up was “exceptional” in the final quarter of 2014. It totalled 1,945,700 square feet – 70 per cent above the five-year […]

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Analysis: ESOS, the £1.6 billion goldmine

20 January 2015 As we enter 2015, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) deadline looms into view. The regulations, part of a European Union directive that aims to plug gaps in energy efficiency by enforcing regular energy audits, come into effect in the UK on 5 December 2015. Larger organisations – […]

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Crisp producer in court after worker loses tip of finger

Herefordshire crisp producer Tyrells has been fined for safety failings after a worker lost part of a finger in the moving parts of a fryer. Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday (19 Jan) the 35-year-old employee of Tyrells Potato Crisps Ltd in Leominster was cleaning part of the machine on 7 November 2012 when his finger […]