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  • Bouygues team closes on new hospital

    Bouygues team closes on new hospital

    A Bouygues Energies & Services team has reached financial close on the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh.

  • 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.

  • 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?'.

  • 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.

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BIFM Awards

  • Better times for contract cleaning

    Better times for contract cleaning

    Following several years of lacklustre demand and sustained pressure on prices, the contract cleaning market saw a return to more positive growth in 2014, with this strengthening in 2015. By the end of this year, sales are expected to rise by almost 150m.

  • ISS secures highest global outsourcing rating

    ISS secures highest global outsourcing rating

    The ISS group has achieved the highest possible rating in the latest International Association of Outsourcing Professionals industry rankings.

  • Sodexo up, buoyed by FM performance

    Sodexo up, buoyed by FM performance

    Group half-year figures show overall revenue up 7%. Operating profit was up over 8%, with the figure for the UK and Ireland closer to 10%.

  • Bouygues team closes on new hospital

    Bouygues team closes on new hospital

    A Bouygues Energies & Services team has reached financial close on the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh.

  • BIFM Awards close in 5 weeks

    BIFM Awards close in 5 weeks

    The British Institute of Facilities Management is reminding would-be entrants for the 2015 Awards that the deadline for submissions is 22 May.

  • Changing times in the catering world

    Changing times in the catering world

    It's a fact in the contract catering market: expectations and solutions are changing just as fast as everything else in today's workplace.

  • Fontana to chair RICS FM board

    Fontana to chair RICS FM board

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has named Kath Fontana as Chair of its facilities management board.

  • Millennials: they are what they eat

    Millennials: they are what they eat

    New research from Elior UK offers insights into what the millennial generation looks for in workplace and higher education catering.

  • OCS books into hospital for three more years

    OCS books into hospital for three more years

    Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has awarded OCS a three-year contract to provide a range of facilities services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.

  • CBRE still on the acquisition trail

    CBRE still on the acquisition trail

    The property services group has acquired Environmental Systems Inc, a major systems integrator and provider of energy management services in the United States.

  • Finalists named for BIFM Scotland awards

    Finalists named for BIFM Scotland awards

    BIFM Scotland Region has confirmed the finalists for its inaugural Recognition Awards, which will be presented later this month.

  • Domino falls for Edwards & Blake

    Domino falls for Edwards & Blake

    The independent catering services provider has won the contract to support 470 head office and factory employees at Cambridge-based Domino Printing Solutions.

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Features

  • 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.

  • How to Get the 80% Right

    How to Get the 80% Right

    80% of a building's value is delivered during its working life, but missed service and maintenance opportunities lead to operating costs that are often far too high, argues Simon Carter.

  • The True Cost of a Serious Accident

    The True Cost of a Serious Accident

    Keeping employees safe in the workplace can be one of the most important functions of a facilities manager, Rob Burgon writes.

  • Waste Management and FM: a Growing Partnership

    Waste Management and FM: a Growing Partnership

    Steve Lee reports that waste management is climbing rapidly up the legal and business agendas. There's an opportunity here for facilities management to take a lead on strategy and implementation.



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

  • 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?'.

  • A fair day's pay

    A fair day's pay

    Our staff work hard to help maintain our clients' facilities and provide key services. Every one of them deserves to receive a salary that not only recognises their skills and hard work, but also reflects the real cost of living in the UK.

  • 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.



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