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Management change supports continued growth

Bluestones One Managed Services division today announced that Mark Sweeney is stepping down from his director role in the business. John Thomson, Managing Director of sister company CFS will be acquiring an interest in the business and assuming operational control of the division. Day to day management will be overseen by Greg Fields.

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John Thomson joins IET committee

John Thomson, Managing Director of Cooperative Facility Support (CFS) has recently been accepted as a committee member for the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) Wales North.

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CFS secures 4 year contract

It is with great pleasure that I write to announce that CFS have been awarded a further 4-year contract as the waste management company at our clients automotive site in Halewood Liverpool.

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Cooperative Facility Support acquire M&R Facilities Management

During the last 20 month period Ellesmere Port based M&R Facilities Management Limited (M&R) have been seeking investment into their business to enable growth plans to become reality in both existing and new market places. The Directors of the business entered discussions with Cooperative Facility Support Ltd (CFS) and the Bluestones Investment Group, the result of those negotiations have resulted in a deal being agreed whereby CFS acquire M&R outright and additionally agree a strategy that will enable all existing customers of M&R to be delivered an enhanced service. The acquisition of M&R gives CFS an increased client book along with instant 100% employee growth.

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CFS appointments

John Thomson, Managing Director of Cooperative Facility Support (CFS) is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Stewart Roberts as Business development Director for the business. Stewart has many years of experience within the following sectors: Retail, Recruitment and Sports with the last 3 years being heavily involved in the Reactive Maintenance and Customer Care Sectors.

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One quarter of European businesses put employee safety at risk

One of the world’s largest fire alarm manufacturers has recently published a survey showing that one quarter of businesses in Europe are putting employee safety at risk.

The research also found that 34% of businesses did not accurately monitor emergency lighting performance, despite it being against legislative practice. The law states that all businesses have a responsibility to protect the workface and maintain safety systems accordingly, but it seems this may not be thoroughly observed.

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Turning a profit in security isn’t easy

A roundtable discussion organised by security firm Incentive FM has concluded that low margins in the security sector are making it increasingly difficult for smaller companies to survive. A host of industry experts attended the meeting, and found that larger companies that can offer services for an extremely low margin are forcing out smaller startups.

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