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The impact of Covid-19 on the landscaping industry

The impact of Covid-19 on the landscaping industry

15 March 2021: Industries with a high level of exposure to discretionary spending such as the landscape and gardening sector were dealt a severe blow by the outbreak of the coronavirus and the Covid-19 induced lockdown, and this has compelled the industry to be innovative and develop customised and cost-effective services in order to stay […]

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Reflecting on mergers and acquisitions in the facilities management sector, and some opportunities as economies begin to open – A facilities management perspective

Reflecting on mergers and acquisitions in the facilities management sector, and some opportunities as economies begin to open – A facilities management perspective

24 March 2021: The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have certainly been felt across many areas of business. As far as mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are concerned, some potentially lucrative partnerships and transactions were brought to a standstill by the pandemic and the associated lockdowns. However, we are seeing some opportunities begin to emerge as […]

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Embrace the benefits of commercial cleaning

Embrace the benefits of commercial cleaning

Once COVID-19 raged across the globe, our view on cleanliness and hygiene changed drastically. From disinfecting surfaces, sanitising before entering premises’ and maintaining safe social distances, organisations had to up their cleaning and sanitisation game. One of the most effective ways of enhancing commercial cleaning is to take a 360 approach. Servest’s cleaning and hygiene […]

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Security solutions for organisations

Security solutions for organisations

When facilities managers consider security solutions for organisations, there’s many factors to be mindful of. From protecting employees, visitors and customers to ensuring offices are secure. Security threats can come from internal or external sources, but with an effective security solution, your organisation can be prepared. Developing a security solution that works, requires some integral […]

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Deep cleaning and why it’s important for your premises

Deep cleaning and why it’s important for your premises

When it comes to office spaces, deep cleaning is often overlooked. However, just as spring cleaning your home is important, a deep clean of your premises should be prioritised at least once a month. There are many reasons for this, here are two of the most crucial, – The spread of COVID-19 forces people to […]

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iServe with pride: Celebrating our achievements with Eunice Tshotlhang – Sales Executive, Office Services

iServe with pride: Celebrating our achievements with Eunice Tshotlhang – Sales Executive, Office Services

It has been a decade since Eunice Tshotlhang joined Servest – she has been with the company since 2011. She joined Servest as a washroom driver and served for six years in that position. In 2017, she was promoted to washroom quality controller, and in 2019 she was appointed Sales Executive. Eunice is a proud […]

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How sustainability and environmental management can take your business up a notch

How sustainability and environmental management can take your business up a notch

Environmental management solutions are more than installing power-saving globes, natural light and solar panels, they add  layers of long-term sustainability to your organisation. A study by Business Insider shows that approximately 50% of companies have established environmental objectives in their facilities management strategies over the past two years. What do environmental management solutions entail? In […]

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Sailing towards effective offshore marine solutions

Sailing towards effective offshore marine solutions

With more than 3 000kms of coastline and 294,2 million tons of cargo passing through our ports every year, South Africa is a hub of economic marine activity, requiring offshore assistance as well as harbour port solutions. With vessels at sea often manned by crews of 15 – 20 people, offshore solutions such as supplies, salvage […]

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Increase curb appeal with landscaping solutions

Increase curb appeal with landscaping solutions

First impressions are everything, and a professionally designed and maintained landscape can help a business achieve lasting and memorable first impression, and express their values through beautiful greenery. Well designed and maintained landscapes also help to clean the air. Here are some benefits of commercial landscaping. Physical and psychological Potential clients see a business with […]

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iServe with pride experiences: Celebrating our achievements with Billy Wiggill, our National Sales Director, Cleaning

iServe with pride experiences: Celebrating our achievements with Billy Wiggill, our National Sales Director, Cleaning

This year is Servest’s 24th anniversary and Billy Wiggill’s 20th year at Servest, the last three he has been serving as the National Sales Director for Cleaning. Billy joined the Servest Group in 2001 and after various operational roles, moved to sales 11 years ago. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought major challenges for everyone, including […]

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Celebrating our brand ambassadors – 18 years at Servest: Sunnyboy Lebea shares his iServe with pride @Servest experiences

Celebrating our brand ambassadors – 18 years at Servest: Sunnyboy Lebea shares his iServe with pride @Servest experiences

Servest is a people business, and people are the core of our business. We exist to support people and businesses to thrive by partnering with our clients to create an environment in which they can focus on the core of their business activities. Servest focuses on providing personalised, high quality service solutions to enable them […]

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Sustainability through resilience

Sustainability through resilience

2020 was a challenging year for many businesses and families. While the storm is not yet over, there is a ray of hope, the future is not as bleak, and we are still standing. In our 24 years in business, never could we have imagined that businesses and families, globally and locally, would be tested […]

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Space planning, cyber security and smart solutions within the context of the new working from home models

Space planning, cyber security and smart solutions within the context of the new working from home models

08 February 2021: More and more people are operating remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in high office vacancy rates. In the face of this, the sustainability of the facilities management industry hinges on its ability to deploy smart solutions to manage work from home strategies, space planning, security and utilities management. According to the […]

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Make recycling part of your new year’s resolutions in 2021 – individuals, the private and public sector have a role to play towards environmental conservation and littering in our oceans

Make recycling part of your new year’s resolutions in 2021 – individuals, the private and public sector have a role to play towards environmental conservation and littering in our oceans

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 South Africa produces 108 million tons of waste per year. A total of 90% of that waste ends up in landfills and only 10% of waste is currently being recycled. According to the Worldwide Fund for Nature, only 16% of plastic in South Africa is recycled. The rest is thrown into […]

Trends in the facilities management industry: How Covid-19 has spawned cutting-edge innovations

Trends in the facilities management industry: How Covid-19 has spawned cutting-edge innovations

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 The outbreak of Covid-19 may have sounded a death-knell to many industries. However, the pandemic is also ushering in new trends in the facilities management industry, inspiring innovation and presenting small and medium-sized businesses with opportunities to serve as a lifeline and a springboard for growth. Statistics indicating the impact of […]

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Servest acquires twenty-year-old specialist security interventions company Unite Group

Servest acquires twenty-year-old specialist security interventions company Unite Group

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 Companies and Acquisitions – Integrated facilities management company Servest has acquired Unite Group, one of the few specialist security intervention companies in the country. Through the acquisition of the 20-year-old company, Servest has also acquired the company’s assets, including its fleet of armoured vehicles such as a large fleet of Mambas […]

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How connectivity and technology is disrupting the maritime

How connectivity and technology is disrupting the maritime

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 The incorporation of information and communications technologies (ICT) is transforming the way the maritime industry is doing business. While the sector is beginning to reap the benefits of integrating smart solutions in its operations, there are barriers that it needs to overcome to ensure that it optimally leverages the adoption of […]

Measures companies should be taking to ensure safety and hygiene practices during the Covid-19 pandemic

Measures companies should be taking to ensure safety and hygiene practices during the Covid-19 pandemic

Tuesday, November 02, 2020 Covid-19 has disrupted the way in which we live and work, and the cleaning and hygiene industries are playing a crucial role in helping businesses and individuals to cope with the impact of the pandemic. As businesses open and people gradually return to work, now more than ever, the need to […]

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The impact of Covid-19 on seafarers and the South African maritime sector

The impact of Covid-19 on seafarers and the South African maritime sector

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 The impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the global over USD$ 200 billion maritime sector has been devastating throughout the industry’s value chain. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the professionalism and sacrifice of the two million seafarers who serve on the world’s merchant fleets. […]

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Post Covid-19, digitisation will no longer be optional but an indispensable operational requirement

Post Covid-19, digitisation will no longer be optional but an indispensable operational requirement

October, 10, 2020 The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has to a large extent served as a catalyst to accelerate the adoption of smart technologies in several industries and in social life. Driven by self-preservation, many organisations scurried to adopt smart applications to mitigate the devastating impact of Covid-19 on their businesses. For organisations that […]

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