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Sunday, 25 February

FM Digest - Contracts, Acquisitions Office Openings and Award

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has bought UK Dry Risers Ltd. and UK Dry Risers Maintenance Ltd., specialists in the installation, maintenance and testing of dry and wet riser systems. The businesses are based in Bury and Oldham respectively.

Paul Teasdale, CEO of PTSG, said: “These acquisitions offer a new service line to our electrical services/fire safety offering.”

Bellrock seals new PFI contracts

Bellrock has acquired four new FM contracts that support Special Purchase Vehicle (SPV) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts. The portfolio includes schools and specialist healthcare facilities at five locations across Scotland and northern England. Bellrock is now managing over 20 education facilities across the UK. The contracts have been acquired from Dawn Construction Limited. A small number of staff will be transferring to Bellrock under TUPE terms.

Landscaping contract with Highways England

Ground Control has been awarded landscape construction works as part of £300m maintenance and repair contract in East Midlands (Area 7). The award will see the company working on a range of Highways projects, providing ecology and landscape construction services over a five year term. Highways England has appointed Amey as maintenance and response contractor, and Kier to manage design services. The new framework for delivering construction works, which commences on 1st July, includes provision for a range of services, including pavement, general civil engineering, drainage and landscaping engineering, amongst others.

MiHomecare opens new branch following Devon County Council contract award

Mitie’s social care business, MiHomecare, has secured a five-year contract with Devon County Council and two Clinical Commissioning Groups worth £7 million over its term. To help support the new contract, MiHomecare opened an office in Okehampton on Thursday 7, welcoming members of the community, existing and prospective care users and those interested in a career with MiHomecare. Devon County Council’s Vice Chairman, Councillor Rose Rowe, who officially opened the office said: “Over the last two years, Devon County Council, working with our NHS partners, has been designing a new service called 'Living Well at Home'. We call it that because we want people to have lives that are as full as possible, even when they need that bit of extra help. MiHomecare will organise the delivery of care and support in the home for people who the Council and NHS have assessed as needing support. They'll deliver that care and support themselves or will work with other care providers in the area to co-ordinate the delivery of that service, 365 days a year."

Diversity award

Sodexo has won the global diversity category at this year’s ENEI Awards. The Employers’ Network for Equality and Inclusion Awards recognise are given to organisations that have taken a lead in challenging discrimination. Judges gave examples from Sodexo's work around gender, sexual orientation and gender identity in the UK, Europe and the Americas.

Ireland win

Sodexo Ireland has won TFM (Total Facilities Management) Service Provider of the Year at the third annual Facilities Management Awards Ireland held earlier this week (ending July 8) at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin.

Picture: MiHomecare opened an office in Okehampton on Thursday 7




Article written by Brian Shillibeer


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