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  • Kier sees impact of May Gurney buy

    Kier sees impact of May Gurney buy

    The Kier Group has reported preliminary results for the year to 30 June. All key indicators are up substantially.

  • Evolve or Regress: What is Our Pleasure?

    Evolve or Regress: What is Our Pleasure?

    Much of what we casually describe as FM outsourcing is in reality out-tasking. True outsourcing is a more challenging process. Is the industry ready for that, asks Neil Longley.

  • Taking ownership

    Taking ownership

    If facilities management has such a fundamental role in the workplace, why is it struggling to take ownership of this area?

  • Integrating Waste

    Integrating Waste

    While it may not seem so on the surface, waste management can be an incredibly emotive issue in the workplace. Ian Baxter tells Simon Iatrou just why this is the case.

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  • Hamilton named Mentor of the Year

    Hamilton named Mentor of the Year

    Stephanie Hamilton, Managing Director at ISS Facility Services Food & Hospitality, was named Mentor of the Year at the 2014 Women 1st Shine Awards.

  • What are we doing about the 'classic' FM problems?

    What are we doing about the 'classic' FM problems?

    Any gripe session about the industry quickly brings up frustrations around the 'they don’t really understand us' issue, which can be heard on both the client and provider sides, and the 'three years and back out to tender' challenge.

  • Norse makes senior FM appointment

    Norse makes senior FM appointment

    Norse Commercial Services has promoted Nick Maddox to the role of Commercial Director in response to recent growth in its business.

  • Kier sees impact of May Gurney buy

    Kier sees impact of May Gurney buy

    The Kier Group has reported preliminary results for the year to 30 June. All key indicators are up substantially.

  • BIFM confirms FM of the Year finalists

    BIFM confirms FM of the Year finalists

    The British Institute of Facilities Management has revealed the names of the two FMs vying for the 2014 Facilities Manager of the Year award.

  • Kudos adds two to its portfolio

    Kudos adds two to its portfolio

    Specialist caterer Kudos has secured a pair of new contracts, at very different venues.

  • Sodexo scores in Dundee

    Sodexo scores in Dundee

    Sodexo has won a three-year contract to provide hospitality, conference and banqueting services at Dundee United's Tannadice Park stadium.

  • OCS lands double security deal

    OCS lands double security deal

    Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded a five-year contract to OCS to deliver security and parking management services at its two large acute hospital sites.

  • Business lights up for ISS in Czech Republic

    Business lights up for ISS in Czech Republic

    ISS in the Czech Republic has won a major contract covering provision of a wide range of integrated facilities services for Philip Morris.

  • ISS finds gold in grit

    ISS finds gold in grit

    ISS Facility Services Landscaping has been awarded the Met Office Gold Level Quality Mark for winter gritting.

  • GSH plans for growth

    GSH plans for growth

    GSH Group has appointed Steve Appleton as Associate Sales & Marketing Director in a move designed to underpin the next phase of its growth within UK and international markets.

  • RICS and BFG in joint careers move

    RICS and BFG in joint careers move

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has teamed up with The Building Futures Group to launch a new initiative to open up a career path in the facilities management sector.

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Features

  • Evolve or Regress: What is Our Pleasure?

    Evolve or Regress: What is Our Pleasure?

    Much of what we casually describe as FM outsourcing is in reality out-tasking. True outsourcing is a more challenging process. Is the industry ready for that, asks Neil Longley.

  • How to Avoid Stranded Investments in Intelligent Buildings

    How to Avoid Stranded Investments in Intelligent Buildings

    Mike Welch explains why it makes commercial sense to adopt a more flexible, open approach to the control and management of lighting systems today.

  • The Procurement Challenge: Practical Advice

    The Procurement Challenge: Practical Advice

    Phil Ratcliffe offers service buyers some guidance on getting the outcomes they want from one of the most fraught stages in any outsourcing exercise.

  • A Shared Vision

    A Shared Vision

    Many service providers already appreciate the positive impact that sustainable actions can have on carbon footprint, but realising this is an issue is only half the battle.



Interviews

  • Integrating Waste

    Integrating Waste

    While it may not seem so on the surface, waste management can be an incredibly emotive issue in the workplace. Ian Baxter tells Simon Iatrou just why this is the case.

  • Magic Moments

    Magic Moments

    Throughout his career, John Ellis has been an exponent of top quality service delivery, applying his ideas in every organisation where he has worked.

  • BAM & Robin

    BAM & Robin

    Is building information modeling just one in a long list of reasons why facilities management is changing for the better? BAM FM’s Kath Fontana tells Simon Iatrou why her organisation is desperate to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Standing in the Client's Shoes

    Standing in the Client's Shoes

    While facilities management services might be stuck in something of a rut, Martin Holt believes there is a better way. He shares his vision of a better tomorrow with Simon Iatrou.



Comments

  • Taking ownership

    Taking ownership

    If facilities management has such a fundamental role in the workplace, why is it struggling to take ownership of this area?

  • Name and shamed

    Name and shamed

    While helpdesks may get a bad rap, changing hats is not the solution, says Ian Robertson.

  • Wellbeing doesn't need to cost the earth

    Wellbeing doesn't need to cost the earth

    Christopher Pedersen offers his top 10 tips on implementing wellbeing at a very low cost

  • The challenges of being in FM

    The challenges of being in FM

    I was recently asked for my views on the greatest challenges that face the facilities management sector over the next few years. How long have you got, I thought.



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