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Capital projects and facilities consultants EC Harris has reported an increase in demand for its consultancy services over the past year.

This has helped boost the company’s turnover by 11 percent to #40.5m.

Services such as risk management, project management, PFI and value management all saw increased sales.

Cost control consultants ERA reports that British companies are spending up to five times too much for basic office supplies. Top of the overspend list are printing and stationery supplies, cleaning products, business insurance, equipment maintenance, couriers and deliveries. While many companies concentrate on finding the best purchasing arrangements for their main product lines, costs for other items such as stationery are often overlooked.

Consultants Mouchel has won a #3.6m project management contract for a South Oxhey community campus scheme. The campus will be built for Three Rivers District Council and Hertfordshire County Council. The three-year project involves the amalgamation of a leisure centre and youth and community centre into a one-site campus style centre.

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