The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in living memory. It has had, and continues to have, far-reaching impacts on individuals, our society, the economy and our industry. Many of those impacts have of course been negative; and the challenges implied by that, as well as by the long list of other changes we have been experiencing, will be with us for some time to come. On the more positive side, this does bring some opportunities, too, in terms of highlighting the possibilities of working in different ways, deploying new and appropriate technologies and finding ways to better use resources, for example. And, yes, there may also be some new business opportunities.

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Latest 24 Articles

News: Sodexo confirms Covid hit in Q3 report
8th July 2020

Organic growth was down almost 30% for the support services group; but that's actually better than its earlier expectations.

News: Covid-19: Mitie supporting seven testing centres
8th July 2020

Mitie is now providing services for seven coronavirus regional testing sites, building on the five previously commissioned.

News: HSE urges businesses to become Covid-secure
8th July 2020

The Health and Safety Executive is calling for businesses in Great Britain to make sure they are Covid-secure as more sectors open their doors.

Feature: Potential trends and changes to workplaces
7th July 2020

In the final instalment of this series examining the return to work post-shutdown in the UK, Faegre Drinker solicitors look at the potential trends and longer term changes that the Covid-19 pandemic will likely have on workplaces.

News: Pest control: advice for FMs offered
6th July 2020

National trade body the British Pest Control Association has issued a new guide to help facilities managers re-open premises as lockdown restrictions ease.

News: BSI updates Covid-19 guidance
3rd July 2020

Version 2 of BSI's Safe Working Guidelines has been published.

Comment: Isn't it ironic?
2nd July 2020

For all the terrible outcomes associated with Covid-19, it is arguable that a handful of businesses are seeing some benefit arising from the situation.

News: Post-lockdown expectations: divided opinion looms?
1st July 2020

One unexpected side-effect of pandemic lockdown has been a steadily growing file of surveys carried out to uncover experiences and views. A number of these point towards a significant divide about the future of work.

News: Return to work: getting it right
30th June 2020

Getting the workplace ready to reopen is a complex challenge and, happily, there is plenty of advice available. Ensuring the business itself is ready for reopening is a different challenge altogether.

News: Security officers and Covid-19: new research
29th June 2020

One strange and worrying fact emerging from the current pandemic is that security has one of the highest death rates of any occupation. New research explores the reasons why.

Feature: Addressing the economic impact of Covid-19
29th June 2020

In this second instalment in a series examining the challenges UK employers are likely to face in the coming months, solicitors at Faegre Drinker look at how employers can manage the economic impact the pandemic will likely have on many workplaces.

News: CBI calls on government to back green recovery
25th June 2020

Fast-tracking green investment and making rapid progress towards net-zero emissions while delivering sustainable jobs must be central to recovery plans, the CBI says.

News: Bartlett Mitchell turns to contact-free app
25th June 2020

The caterer has announced the launch of new technology enabling customers to order food straight to their desks, minimising the risk of transmitting coronavirus.

News: 9 to 5 is so in the past
24th June 2020

That's the conclusion of a survey of building occupiers carried out by CoreNet Global, the corporate real estate professionals group.

News: BSI launches workplace hygiene solution
24th June 2020

The group's package includes standards, consultancy, training, auditing and the BSI Kitemark.

News: Offices are vital, but need to change
23rd June 2020

Property services group Savills has published the results of a survey of its clients, and it is clear that change is on the cards.

News: Churchill updates compliance software
17th June 2020

The Churchill Group has launched an advanced version of its award-winning Cati software featuring Covid-19 functionality.

Feature: Returning to work post-shutdown
17th June 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown have caused a massive shift in the way we work. The experts from international law firm Faegre Drinker examine the challenges UK employers are likely to face in the coming months.

News: Engie offers Workspace 2 guide
16th June 2020

"Covid-19 has presented an unprecedented challenge to all professionals involved in managing and maintaining buildings."

News: Businesses look to more remote working
16th June 2020

71% of UK businesses are planning to permanently adopt flexible and agile working practices post the Covid-19 lockdown.

News: The future looks different
16th June 2020

If the weight of opinion in survey research is a reliable indicator, there's no way the UK is going back to pre-Covid patterns once lockdown is lifted and 'normal' returns.

News: Occupancy-based cleaning solution launches
15th June 2020

Workplace technology company Freespace says its solution supports the implementation of dynamic cleaning schedules using live occupancy data.

News: Amey launches C-19 innovation competition
12th June 2020

The company's Bounceback Innovation Challenge aims to develop solutions that will help the industry better cope with challenges posed by the coronavirus.

Feature: FM post-crisis: a global perspective
12th June 2020

What began as a crisis of health is now having widespread global economic and social impact. The way we work and live has changed.

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