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  • 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 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.

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Securitas lands 10 year Herts Uni deal

    Securitas lands 10 year Herts Uni deal

    Securitas has signed a long-term partnership contract to provide security and reception services to the University of Hertfordshire.

  • Chartwells on the menu in Lewisham

    Chartwells on the menu in Lewisham

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's specialist education caterer has been awarded a contract by Lewisham Council to provide meals at 67 schools across the borough.

  • Macro extends role with Citrix

    Macro extends role with Citrix

    The global software provider has extended Macro's brief under a three-year FM contract to include eight additional offices in six countries.

  • Outsourcing: it's good to talk

    Outsourcing: it's good to talk

    The National Outsourcing Association has surveyed more than 150 of its members to compare buyers' and sellers' perceptions in a search for lessons that can help shape the future of the industry.

  • Our procurement colleagues are doing rather well

    Our procurement colleagues are doing rather well

    The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has released the results of its latest salary survey. The bottom line is, qualified professionals are reaping the benefits.

  • MEFMA and IW team up for H&S training

    MEFMA and IW team up for H&S training

    The Middle East Facility Management Association has announced a new partnership with learning and development specialist International Workplace that will see MEFMA expand its range of courses in the GCC region and beyond.

  • JLL acquires Australia's Five D

    JLL acquires Australia's Five D

    The global real estate services provider has extended its FM and related services capabilities with the acquisition of Australia's largest privately owned corporate services specialist.

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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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