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£27MILLION OF NEW CONTRACTS FOR JOHN


O’CONNER John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance, the Hertfordshire- based grounds maintenance company, has landed new contracts and extensions with existing clients worth £27million. The new business focuses on John O’Conner’s core business areas – housing associations and trusts, local authorities and corporate business premises.


The new wins include The Aldwyck Housing Group, Hightown Praetorian Church Housing Association, Midland Heart Housing Ltd and The Red Kite Community Housing Association. Aylesbury Vale District Council, East Herts DC, Hertsmere Borough Council and Alexandra Palace are new or expanded contracts.


Matthew O’Conner, Managing Director, said: “We have had a phenomenal few months winning most of our tenders. Municipal and corporate clients are supporting local contractors with specialist sector knowledge and we have increased staffing to accommodate these prestigious wins.”


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Lee Murfitt tells us what it’s like being a BIFM baby.


Since joining BIFM as an affiliated member in late 2011, I have been heavily involved with promoting and attending various networking events within the North West region. Being relatively new to the FM sector and given my short experience as a BIFM member, I’ve noticed a recurrent theme at the majority of our events; namely, that I’m one of the youngest members attending them.


The events arranged by the BIFM teams up and down the country are fantastic networking opportunities which can help new entrants to the industry like myself to connect with potential future employers, competitors, or crucially end user within the FM sector.


WSH EXTENDS DOUBLE DIGIT


GROWTH Westbury Street Holdings Ltd (WSH) – the privately owned catering and hospitality company which operates restaurants and front of house services for big name brands such as the BBC, Goldman Sachs and The British Museum – has posted strong results for 2012, revealing a £60million increase in annual turnover. This represents more than


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a 14% increase in turnover compared to 2011 and marks the company’s twelfth year of growth. Since creating WSH in December 2000, the business has grown to a turnover of more than £465million in 2012.


Its combined businesses – BaxterStorey, Caterlink, Holroyd Howe, Benugo and Portico – have also supported the UK economy with the creation of 1,000 new jobs in 2012, taking the total number of employees to more than 12,000 across the UK and Europe.


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In my 15 months as a BIFM member I have seen my professional network increase twofold, have met some great people, visited some fantastic events and learnt how FM is delivered to various sites like Chester Zoo, Imperial War Museum (Manchester) Everton Football Club and The National Blood Service.


We have a number of exciting events planned for this year including the new Co-operative Group headquarters, BBC Media City and the University of Liverpool; so if you are 20-35 year-old and looking to learn and network with FM professionals, please get in touch.


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