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  • Levy excels at ExCel

    Levy excels at ExCel

    Levy Restaurants, Compass Group UK & Ireland's sports, leisure and hospitality business, has signed a 10-year partnership deal with ExCel London.

  • A Brave New Workplace

    A Brave New Workplace

    The future of working will be defined by the convergence between people, workplace and the mass of data this produces. Simon Iatrou reflects on i-FM's latest conference.

  • Business Confidence Monitor: why you should join in

    Business Confidence Monitor: why you should join in

    Confidence across the UK economy generally has fallen recently as businesses become more cautious about their prospects in the year ahead. Does that trend apply to the FM sector, too? It would be good to know.

  • Servest and The Three Bears Principle

    Servest and The Three Bears Principle

    Rob Legge and Andrew Sugars tell Simon Iatrou why being somewhere in the middle is just right.

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ISS July 2014 Ed

  • PAT answers: why safety and cost-cutting don't mix

    PAT answers: why safety and cost-cutting don't mix

    Portable appliance testing is a straightforward concept that would probably draw universal support if put to a vote. But it's also a concept marked by confusion about requirements and disagreement about appropriate practices.

  • Is austerity good for waste management?

    Is austerity good for waste management?

    New research into the impact of austerity on local authority waste collection and cleansing services has found a range of innovative approaches being taken by councils across the UK and Ireland to deliver efficiency improvements and savings.

  • Ground Control plans Sainsbury's launch

    Ground Control plans Sainsbury's launch

    The grounds maintenance specialist has been awarded a new contract covering Sainsbury's UK portfolio of over 500 stores.

  • Levy excels at ExCel

    Levy excels at ExCel

    Levy Restaurants, Compass Group UK & Ireland's sports, leisure and hospitality business, has signed a 10-year partnership deal with ExCel London.

  • Procurement: Whitehall targets SMEs, again

    Procurement: Whitehall targets SMEs, again

    Last week saw the launch of changes in public sector procurement systems aimed at making it easier for SMEs to win contracts for the supply of goods and services, worth a total of about £187bn annually.

  • Universities making the grade on value for money

    Universities making the grade on value for money

    Universities UK, the higher education 'trade association', has published a report highlighting the sector's success in improving efficiency and value for money. The report also includes a call for continued action.

  • Carillion on track with transport wins

    Carillion on track with transport wins

    The support services to construction group is reporting a string of contract awards and extensions valued at over £5m in the transport and aviation markets.

  • Getting serious about innovation

    Getting serious about innovation

    Real sit-up-and-take-notice innovation in the built environment sector seems a pretty rare thing. Why is that?

  • Norse highlights sales growth

    Norse highlights sales growth

    Norse Commercial Services is reporting sales of over £37m for the last 12 months. That record growth takes its annual turnover to more than £180m.

  • Interserve reports 'landmark year'

    Interserve reports 'landmark year'

    The support services and construction group has reported a strong set of figures for 2014, with revenue and operating profit each up by a third.

  • Cofely in 25 year deal in Canada

    Cofely in 25 year deal in Canada

    A Cofely team has secured the $160m public-private partnership contract for the new Civic Operations Center in Saskatoon in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

  • 7 shortlisted for Equality Award

    7 shortlisted for Equality Award

    Women in Facilities Management and Women in the City have joined together to back a new award for male champions of equality and diversity in the workplace.

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Features

  • Beware False Economies: Appliance Safety Testing

    Beware False Economies: Appliance Safety Testing

    Jim Wallace encourages a common-sense approach to ensuring the safety of electrical equipment, as cutting corners can carry considerable risks.

  • Collective Wisdom

    Collective Wisdom

    Neil Longley introduces the Peer to Peer Club, a new group formed to help like-minded facilities management practitioners share ideas and best practice.

  • Creating Flexible Space

    Creating Flexible Space

    Tony Cahill provides advice on transforming an older building into a flexible workspace, ensuring the interior works are in line with the latest in office practice.

  • Improving Productivity with Mobile Technology

    Improving Productivity with Mobile Technology

    Mark Kirkham discusses how facilities management can use mobile devices and real-time data to improve productivity and create competitive advantage.



Interviews

  • Entering a World of Pane

    Entering a World of Pane

    Ian Whittingham explains how a lengthy career in facilities management has helped him apply customer-centric practice within a specialist glass repair and maintenance business.

  • Servest and The Three Bears Principle

    Servest and The Three Bears Principle

    Rob Legge and Andrew Sugars tell Simon Iatrou why being somewhere in the middle is just right.

  • A Clear Line of Site

    A Clear Line of Site

    Just why has iSite's brand of 'building intelligence' made such an impression on the facilities management community? Martin Ward and Graham Perry tell Simon Iatrou it's because their message of convergence is only now being taken seriously.

  • The Exit Interview

    The Exit Interview

    After more than two years as CEO of PHS, Gareth Rhys Williams is stepping down, proud of the progress the workplace services provider has made in his tenure. Simon Iatrou asked him to reflect on the journey.



Comments

  • Where are the innovators?

    Where are the innovators?

    Who is making things happen in the built environment sector? Who's stimulating change?

  • Business Confidence Monitor: why you should join in

    Business Confidence Monitor: why you should join in

    Confidence across the UK economy generally has fallen recently as businesses become more cautious about their prospects in the year ahead. Does that trend apply to the FM sector, too? It would be good to know.

  • Brave New Workplace

    Brave New Workplace

    The future of working will be defined by the convergence between people, workplace and the mass of data this produces.

  • Time to move on

    Time to move on

    At times, facilities management can seem to be its own worst enemy. Andrew Brown shares his views on progress and limitations, spurred by discussions at the recent Workplace Futures conference.



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