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  • Growth market: firms relying on workplace as recruitment tool

    Growth market: firms relying on workplace as recruitment tool

    More than 90% of London professional service firms consider the workspace instrumental in achieving employee satisfaction, according to new research from property advisor CBRE.

  • Imtech in 25-year healthcare win

    Imtech in 25-year healthcare win

    The technical services provider has been appointed by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust as its energy performance partner.

  • Professions look at bridge-building

    Professions look at bridge-building

    The presidents of CIBSE, B&ES and RIBA have come together to call for more collaboration between members of the construction supply chain.

  • BIFM lifetime achievement award still open

    BIFM lifetime achievement award still open

    Entries for the 2015 British Institute of Facilities Management Awards closed last week, but there is one category that remains open for nominations: the Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Companies worry about energy 'trilemma'

    Companies worry about energy 'trilemma'

    New research from business advisors PwC finds senior decision-makers at major corporates focused on all aspects of energy sourcing and supply, and expecting a new emphasis on renewables and clean tech over the next five years.

  • Nordic FM group confirms float plans

    Nordic FM group confirms float plans

    Coor Service Management, one of the largest FM groups in the Nordic region, has announced its intention to launch an IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange.

  • HCM lands new catering deals worth &pound8m

    HCM lands new catering deals worth £8m

    HCM Group has secured nearly £6.8m in new business and retained £1.4m of existing business over the past two months.

  • M&A bounces back

    M&A bounces back

    Merger and acquisition activity in the UK's facilities management sector bounced back in the first quarter of 2015, according to business advisors Grant Thornton.

  • Wates to buy Shepherd businesses

    Wates to buy Shepherd businesses

    Wates Group has struck a preliminary deal with the Shepherd Group to buy Shepherd Engineering Services and Shepherd FM.

  • A little competition never hurt anyone

    A little competition never hurt anyone

    Earlier this month, BIFM's annual conference invited FM industry professionals to The Guardian's head office in Kings Cross. Simon Iatrou reflects on the day's biggest talking points.

  • Fasset secures two more science park deals

    Fasset secures two more science park deals

    The south coast property and FM services provider is boasting of nationwide credentials after wins in Manchester and Teeside.

  • Vivark marks hat trick

    Vivark marks hat trick

    The northwest-headquartered social enterprise company is reporting three new contracts, two in the education sector and a third for a major recycling operator.

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Features

  • A Call to Arms

    A Call to Arms

    Dave Wilson writes: When someone suggests that an entire industry needs a 'call to arms' that rather implies some deep-seated lethargy or, worse, complacency.

  • Keeping Check

    Keeping Check

    Matthew Parr expounds on the latest developments in remote workforce electronic monitoring systems and how they can benefit facilities managers employing field-based staff.

  • How Secure Do You Feel?

    How Secure Do You Feel?

    With IT security breaches on the rise, Greg Rayburn looks at why the FM sector is at particular risk and why it needs to toss out the 'good enough' approach.

  • Understanding How We Got Here

    Understanding How We Got Here

    Life, wrote the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards. That sums up our understanding of some of the key trends in office environments over the past 20 years, writes Colin Watson.



Interviews

  • Noodle Fatigue and Other Food Service Challenges

    Noodle Fatigue and Other Food Service Challenges

    i-FM's Editor, Simon Iatrou, recently took a trip to Sky HQ in West London to meet Rob Fredrickson, the man responsible for feeding 8000 hungry stomachs.

  • Brand Ambassadors

    Brand Ambassadors

    How do you engender staff loyalty in an organisation? Simon Iatrou finds out from Angela Williams how Sodexo has been engaging with its employees in a new and refreshing way.

  • 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.



Comments

  • FM globetrotters

    FM globetrotters

    Fergus Bird explains why an increasingly global FM market deserves a truly international FM show.

  • Failing to audit means planning to fail

    Failing to audit means planning to fail

    Nigel Crunden explains why it is so crucial to take constant stock of your supply chain.

  • Can FM save us from the end of the world?

    Can FM save us from the end of the world?

    If facilities management is to have a stake in our future, what role can the profession play in shaping the world we will come to live in?

  • What does FM want?

    What does FM want?

    An impending general election is an easy and obvious hook. Cue journalists from every sector to prepare new feature articles and comment pieces: 'what does [insert industry name] want from a new government?'.



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