Category Archives : Facilities Management


Medirest clinches two-year Bristol NHS contract

Medirest has renewed a £3.8 million contract with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. Under the two-year contract extension, the catering and soft services provider will deliver a range of food and support service to South Bristol Community Hospital.   The company, part of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has secured the new deal following […]

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Voith in Jaguar Land Rover FM contract win

Voith Industrial Services, a service provider to the UK automotive industry, has secured a contract with Jaguar Land Rover. Under the agreement, the company will provide a range of hard and soft FM services at the car manufacturer’s UK manufacturing plants at Solihull, Castle Bromwich, and Halewood.   The technical services will include electrical, heating, […]


Skillweb wins at Motorola Solutions Empower Circle Awards

The Motorola Solutions Empower Circle Award recognises innovative UK Software vendor for outstanding performance   High Wycombe, UK – March 14, 2014 — Skillweb, the innovative provider of SmartTask, the industry leading software to manage workforce performance and track the movement of goods, has been named a Motorola Solutions Empower Circle winner for 2013. This […]

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NFC smart phones can improve access control in security sector

Near field communication (NFC) technology has transformed the security sector, enhancing employee monitoring capabilities, the safety of staff and the services companies can offer. With the rise of NFC smart phones and bring your own device (BYOD) policies, the potential of the solution has become even greater, particularly in terms of access control and cost […]


Smartphone Apps could pose serious business risks – Skillweb

Smartphone applications could pose a significant threat to a company’s IT system in terms of security, availability or airtime costs if left unchecked. This is the opinion of Paul Ridden, Managing Director of mobile computing company Skillweb, who believes that in a worst case scenario valuable and sensitive data could be at risk if businesses allow […]

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BYOD: Raise morale and reduce expenditure

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies could be the key to enhancing staff morale and reducing expenditure. Research by cloud computing company Nasstar has found that BYOD increases the attractiveness of a business to staff and boosts morale. What’s more, by enabling staff to use their own devices, mobile workforce solutions can be installed via […]


Time and attendance software: A cross-sector solution

Businesses and organisations in the UK are increasingly coming to recognise time and attendance software as a cross-sector solution with considerable value. The security, health, retail and trade industries are among those already embracing the technology. In the manufacturing sector, firms are turning to time and attendance devices to perform an array of functions. Works […]


Proof of Attendance for Field Service

Skillweb proof of attendance tool enables service management organisations to keep track of employees in the field. SmartTask Field  Service is a simple to use mobile application that is designed to enhance workflow management by ensuring scheduled appointments are being made and critical work is being undertaken. Skillweb have a number of Free trials available of SmartTask Field  Service . SmartTask […]


A robust security operation is key to fighting construction crime

Ensuring a robust security operation is running on a construction site is vital to protect against business crime. Approximately £1 million worth of plant and construction machinery is stolen every week in the UK, figures from 2011 reveal. Bulding sites are prime targets for thieves and it is important that businesses take steps to prevent theft […]


Does the cloud have a silver lining for logistics solutions?

by Paul Ridden, Managing Director of Skillweb Lately we seem to be bombarded with messages telling us that Cloud based computing is the way forward. Having hosted solutions for over ten years, we have now seen the emerging acceptance of cloud-based propositions amongst the broader IT community, but what are the comparative pros and cons when compared […]