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  • Bellrock scoops Mid Essex NHS deal

    Bellrock scoops Mid Essex NHS deal

    NHS Property Services has appointed Bellrock to manage planned and reactive maintenance for 18 properties in Mid Essex including primary care centres and a maternity unit.

  • Moving Closer to the Centre

    Moving Closer to the Centre

    As more and more companies look to outsource their data storage, David Mcleod considers the benefits of migrating to a data centre and where this trend is taking us.

  • Brand rankings: should you care?

    Brand rankings: should you care?

    The honest answer is no. But also yes: you should know how your business is perceived in the marketplace by both customers and competitors.

  • Master of All Trades, Jack of None

    Master of All Trades, Jack of None

    Simon Ball has held nearly every position there is in the facilities management sector. He tells Simon Iatrou why this should be standard operating procedure for all FM professionals.

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Sodexo 2013

  • Mitie lands East Sussex care contract

    Mitie lands East Sussex care contract

    The group’s care services division, MiHomecare, has secured a five-year deal to provide home and community care support and continuing healthcare services for over 700 people in East Sussex.

  • Workplace Week: unlocking productivity

    Workplace Week: unlocking productivity

    This year's Workplace Week Convention, organised as part of Workplace Week 2014 to help to raise money for the BBC's Children in Need charity, will focus on helping businesses to unlock knowledge worker productivity.

  • Acuman in liquidation

    Acuman in liquidation

    The FM business, owned by Irish contractor H&J Martin, has been wound up apparently catching employees by surprise.

  • International Workplace launches 'low-cost' FM training

    International Workplace launches 'low-cost' FM training

    Learning and development specialist International Workplace, formerly Workplace Law, is to launch a dedicated facilities management training programme to meet the demand for high quality, low cost FM training in UK and international markets.

  • Bellrock scoops Mid Essex NHS deal

    Bellrock scoops Mid Essex NHS deal

    NHS Property Services has appointed Bellrock to manage planned and reactive maintenance for 18 properties in Mid Essex including primary care centres and a maternity unit.

  • Waste management: FMs need to see the big picture

    Waste management: FMs need to see the big picture

    Reducing waste and moving towards a circular economy are real challenges and require engagement and action from a range of different parties, including client organisations, facilities managers, service providers and waste management firms.

  • Sodexo and Interserve top list of MoJ preferred bidders

    Sodexo and Interserve top list of MoJ preferred bidders

    The list of preferred bidders for 21 probation service contracts reflects the government's commitment to transfer much of the service requirement to the private sector and charities.

  • Tri-borough deal gets early review

    Tri-borough deal gets early review

    The three-way central London shared services contract looks set to benefit from an independent review that has produced some criticisms and a series of recommendations for improved operations and efficiency.

  • CBRE flies off with Airbus deal

    CBRE flies off with Airbus deal

    The real estate group's technical services business, Norland Managed Services, has been appointed to provide facilities management to Airbus at its two UK sites.

  • Spotless plans to make its mark

    Spotless plans to make its mark

    Australia's Spotless group has big plans for growth following a successful IPO last spring.

  • Goring Shields against pests

    Goring Shields against pests

    The Goring, the historic hotel in the heart of London's Belgravia, has awarded Shield Pest Control UK a new contract for pest control services.

  • Senior appointments at International Workplace

    Senior appointments at International Workplace

    The former Workplace Law group has announced a number of senior appointments ahead of the launch of its new brand later this week.

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Features

  • Moving Closer to the Centre

    Moving Closer to the Centre

    As more and more companies look to outsource their data storage, David Mcleod considers the benefits of migrating to a data centre and where this trend is taking us.

  • Room for improvement

    Room for improvement

    Our cities are developing at such an incredible rate that space is now at a premium. In response, Paul Statham says, organisations should turn to resource scheduling systems.

  • Not All EPCs are the Same

    Not All EPCs are the Same

    Marcus Brodin explains why an energy performance contract from an experienced solutions provider can offer a number of advantages over traditional procurement models.

  • 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.



Interviews

  • Master of All Trades, Jack of None

    Master of All Trades, Jack of None

    Simon Ball has held nearly every position there is in the facilities management sector. He tells Simon Iatrou why this should be standard operating procedure for all FM professionals.

  • Scottish Power

    Scottish Power

    Arthur McKay is a successful Scottish FM business with designs on expansion south of the border. But competition is fierce. Simon Iatrou speaks to the man responsible for leading the charge.

  • Going Soft

    Going Soft

    Norland has a big reputation when it comes to hard services. But now the organisation is building its facilities management capability, under a new name, to deliver soft FM. Kirsten Bradbury discusses her role.

  • 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.



Comments

  • Brand rankings: should you care?

    Brand rankings: should you care?

    The honest answer is no. But also yes: you should know how your business is perceived in the marketplace by both customers and competitors.

  • FM celebrates two of its stars

    FM celebrates two of its stars

    The BIFM Awards 2014 were more than a celebration of facilities management; they were also a celebration of two people who had a profound impact on the profession and made a huge contribution to its overall progression.

  • Workplace management is NOT 'non core'

    Workplace management is NOT 'non core'

    Another year has gone and we're within a short hop of this year's Workplace Week Convention, entitled 'The work/place revolution… taking human performance to new levels'.

  • Looking younger

    Looking younger

    The more conspiratorial amongst us have always seen a streak of competition in FM, specifically in the jockeying for position and influence that may (or may not) be going on between various industry bodies.



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