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  • CCS plans new FM framework

    CCS plans new FM framework

    With the current Crown Commercial Service framework for facilities management due to expire in July 2019 notice of the next one, with a total value of up £12bn, has been published.

  • Defining the optimum workplace

    Defining the optimum workplace

    Tom Cudmore introduces the Whole Life Performance Plus project, a collaborative effort that is aiming to create workplaces that enhance the productivity and wellbeing of occupants.

  • Leading the charge?

    Leading the charge?

    Facilities management is nothing if not a place of change. Policies, practices, expectations and FM companies themselves shift and develop. Could one, Mitie, in the headlines as much for bad news as good in recent weeks, be showing us the way forward?

  • FM: from east to west

    FM: from east to west

    Tenon FM is on the rise and Simon Iatrou recently caught up with Tim Hancock and Manjit Rajain, two of the key actors behind the company's success.

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  • Dowding named executive VP at Skanska UK

    Dowding named executive VP at Skanska UK

    Katy Dowding has been appointed Executive Vice President with immediate effect at the construction to services group.

  • Salisbury seals Page deal

    Salisbury seals Page deal

    FM services provider Salisbury Group has been appointed by PageGroup to deliver a range of services at 30 sites in the UK and Ireland.

  • Engineers call for special deal

    Engineers call for special deal

    The Building Engineering Services Association argues that whoever is in power after the election should do a 'sector deal' with the built environment industry that reflects the important role buildings play in health, well-being and productivity.

  • FM Industry Ball: this is the time to book

    FM Industry Ball: this is the time to book

    Tables are booking up for this year's FM Industry Ball, which takes place in London on Tuesday 20 June. To meet fund-raising targets, some special deals are now on offer.

  • CCS plans new FM framework

    CCS plans new FM framework

    With the current Crown Commercial Service framework for facilities management due to expire in July 2019 notice of the next one, with a total value of up £12bn, has been published.

  • Apleona HSG unveils first in planned series of start-ups

    Apleona HSG unveils first in planned series of start-ups

    The FM provider has announced the launch of a new car park management division, the first of what it says will be several new specialist services operations.

  • Gender pay gap reporting: an update

    Gender pay gap reporting: an update

    Gender pay reporting legislation came into effect in April. It's a new and potentially confusing area so at the time we asked legal firm Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP to explain what this means. Now there's an update.

  • Sodexo chef takes top NI award

    Sodexo chef takes top NI award

    Cathy Adamson, Craft Development Chef for Sodexo in Northern Ireland, won the Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award at the Institute of Hospitality NI Awards.

  • Bellrock acquires service charge specialist

    Bellrock acquires service charge specialist

    The acquisitive company's latest buy is Profile Consultancy Limited, a leading service charge advisor working in the retail and leisure sectors.

  • Tenon confirms new contracts after Elite deal

    Tenon confirms new contracts after Elite deal

    Tenon FM has added two new contracts to its portfolio, worth a combined total of £2.25m a year.

  • ENGIE confirms TfL win

    ENGIE confirms TfL win

    The firm's new five-year contract with Transport for London covers a range of maintenance services across over 500 locations.

  • Cost cutting pushing down UK waste market

    Cost cutting pushing down UK waste market

    The value of the UK waste management contracting market decreased in 2016 due in part to the impact of central government cuts hitting local authority environmental services budgets.

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Features

  • Defining the optimum workplace

    Defining the optimum workplace

    Tom Cudmore introduces the Whole Life Performance Plus project, a collaborative effort that is aiming to create workplaces that enhance the productivity and wellbeing of occupants.

  • Happy World FM Day!

    Happy World FM Day!

    To celebrate this annual occasion, i-FM caught up with five facilities managers to find out more about their roles and the noteworthy buildings they look after.

  • Life lessons

    Life lessons

    If you're looking for ways to advance your career quickly, you'll learn as much from the mistakes of others as you will from your own. Always good advice, but especially during this Learning at Work Week.

  • Where have I been for the past few months?

    Where have I been for the past few months?

    On a psychiatric ward in hospital. It's very difficult to admit that. But I feel (mostly) confident that even though there can be a lot of a stigma and negative implications to that admission, the FM industry is one of people, not things.



Interviews

  • FM: from east to west

    FM: from east to west

    Tenon FM is on the rise and Simon Iatrou recently caught up with Tim Hancock and Manjit Rajain, two of the key actors behind the company's success.

  • Designing for competitive edge

    Designing for competitive edge

    Simon Iatrou talks to Tim Oldman about how Leesman's client, The Boston Consulting Group, has turned its latest and decidedly non-corporate office into a tool for competitive advantage.

  • Transformers

    Transformers

    Change is bold but it's not easy. Sometimes it needs a specific kind of leader. In our latest featured interview, Simon Iatrou talks to Bellrock CEO David Smith about his role and his plans for the company.

  • Redefining health & safety

    Redefining health & safety

    Dave Parker tells Simon Iatrou why the workplace wellbeing trend is the change of image health & safety needs.



Comments

  • Leading the charge?

    Leading the charge?

    Facilities management is nothing if not a place of change. Policies, practices, expectations and FM companies themselves shift and develop. Could one, Mitie, in the headlines as much for bad news as good in recent weeks, be showing us the way forward?

  • Is FM at risk of dehumanising?

    Is FM at risk of dehumanising?

    Embracing the age of big data and all its associated ground-breaking technology is crucial for the FM sector, but there is a risk that partnership working and collaborative cultures could be lost to the detriment of the client relationship.

  • Looking back to see forward

    Looking back to see forward

    I realise not everyone finds the history of FM as engaging as I do, but it is nevertheless interesting, instructive and occasionally surprising.

  • Low cost improvements for workplace productivity

    Low cost improvements for workplace productivity

    The Stoddard Review argued that an effective workplace can improve business productivity by as much as 3.5%, potentially contributing billions to the UK economy. But this largely depends on employees being able to work more productively.



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