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Atalian and Servest merge to create “global leader in facilities management services”

Two international facilities management (FM) providers, namely Atalian and Servest, have merged to form Atalian Servest, in turn creating one of the world’s largest FM outsourcing companies. The new organisation has a turnover of  €3 billion, employs more than 125,000 people...
Posted On 24 May 2018
Jason Hunter
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Data Privacy: Placing Growing Demands on Security

The rush towards encryption, authentication and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) is reaching fever pitch at present as data breaches hit the national and international news headlines and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) punishments up the financial ante, writes Jason...
Posted On 17 Apr 2018
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“Halfway house” National Security Capability Review “a cause for concern” states Joint Select Committee

The importance of a robust and coherent process in setting the National Security Strategy (NSS) has been underlined by the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) with the publication of its first report on the National Security Capability Review (NSCR). Last...
Posted On 30 Mar 2018
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Brexit negotiations “must focus on security co-operation immediately” urges Home Affairs Committee

A report published by the Home Affairs Committee in Parliament warns of “serious legal, constitutional and political obstacles” in the way of achieving continued close policing and security co-operation post-Brexit. Entitled ‘UK-EU Security Co-operation After...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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BIFM’s Business Confidence Monitor highlights “challenges and optimism” across FM sector

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has launched its UK FM Business Confidence Monitor 2018. Produced in partnership with Barclays and i-FM, the Business Confidence Monitor offers a unique insight into buoyancy across the FM industry and evaluations of current...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
Steve Bailes
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The Real Battle Being Fought at Calais

The UK-France Summit at the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy during January brought forth the surprise announcement that the British Government will provide an additional £44.5 million in funding to reinforce security at the UK border with France. The money is to be be spent on...
Posted On 13 Mar 2018
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Securitas included in annual ranking of UK’s strongest business-to-business brands

Securitas has been awarded Business Superbrands status for 2018. Tracking and celebrating the UK’s leading brands since 2001, the Business Superbrands are identified by a survey of 2,500 business professionals from across the UK and a voluntary Superbrands Council. The latter is...
Posted On 12 Mar 2018
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Traka’s new White Paper broadens discussion on introduction of body-worn cameras

Traka has launched a new downloadable White Paper in a bid to open up the discussion on the opportunities and challenges of introducing body-worn camera technology into our communities. Entitled ‘Body-Worn Camera Technology in our Community’, the document examines the...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
Sadiq Khan: The Mayor of London
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London Mayor’s Budget confirms additional £110 million for Metropolitan Police Service in 2018

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has committed to investing an additional £110 million into the Metropolitan Police Service across the next 12 months. This investment means City Hall is paying a greater percentage of the overall policing budget in the capital than ever before –...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018
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Two-in-three procurement leaders “have limited or no visibility” beyond Tier One of supply chains

As many as 65% of procurement leaders have limited or no visibility beyond their Tier One suppliers. That’s according to Deloitte’s annual Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Survey. While visibility of the supply chain is crucial for businesses to ensure factors...
Posted On 27 Feb 2018