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  • Levy Restaurants in 15 year deal with Wasps

    Levy Restaurants in 15 year deal with Wasps

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's sports, leisure and hospitality division has secured a 15-year extension to its existing partnership with Wasps, owner of the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

  • 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.

  • Power to the people

    Power to the people

    In recent months we've seen frequent declarations that FM is about people, not buildings. True, but this isn't news: FM has always been about people.

  • A Commercial Guide to Saving the Planet

    A Commercial Guide to Saving the Planet

    When it comes to reducing carbon a commercial brain is just as important as an environmental conscience, Keith Pedder tells Simon Iatrou.

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  • Putting more energy into FM

    Putting more energy into FM

    There's a strong argument to be made for more integration in the delivery of FM and energy services. Apart from the logic of complementary service areas, there's the opportunity to strengthen the case for both through greater impact on the bottom line.

  • Open-book accounting a closed book to Whitehall

    Open-book accounting a closed book to Whitehall

    The National Audit Office is calling for government to negotiate greater access to, and to make better use of, information about how much outsourced public services are actually costing suppliers and therefore how much profit they are making.

  • Bellrock in NCP win

    Bellrock in NCP win

    NCP, the UK's largest car park operator, has awarded a new maintenance management contract to Bellrock.

  • Levy Restaurants in 15 year deal with Wasps

    Levy Restaurants in 15 year deal with Wasps

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's sports, leisure and hospitality division has secured a 15-year extension to its existing partnership with Wasps, owner of the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

  • Action needed now on climate change

    Action needed now on climate change

    The Committee on Climate Change is calling for early action in the new Parliament in order to keep the UK's emissions reductions on track and to adapt to climate changes.

  • Property advisors launch sustainability partnership

    Property advisors launch sustainability partnership

    Ten of the UK's leading property managers have joined forces to influence and improve the sustainable management of UK commercial property.

  • Regent Samsic in multi site win

    Regent Samsic in multi site win

    Saint-Gobain Building Distribution has appointed Regent Samsic to provide cleaning services at over 350 building materials distribution sites across the UK.

  • Brayborne commits to Living Wage

    Brayborne commits to Living Wage

    Brayborne Facilities Services has signed up to the Living Wage campaign, becoming a Recognised Service Provider.

  • Cleaning specialist launches training services

    Cleaning specialist launches training services

    Cleaning and building maintenance company CAM Specialist Support has launched CAM Training Ltd, a new company focused on delivering a comprehensive range of specialist health and safety training courses.

  • Amey preferred bidder for Isle of Wight waste deal

    Amey preferred bidder for Isle of Wight waste deal

    Amey's waste management business, AmeyCespa, has been named as the preferred bidder for a 25-year contract to provide waste collection and treatment services for the Isle of Wight.

  • Senior appointments at Derwent FM

    Senior appointments at Derwent FM

    The services provider has strengthened its team with appointments to two senior roles.

  • Europa names new chief operating officer

    Europa names new chief operating officer

    Bilfinger Europa has completed the make-up of its management board with the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer.

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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

  • A Commercial Guide to Saving the Planet

    A Commercial Guide to Saving the Planet

    When it comes to reducing carbon a commercial brain is just as important as an environmental conscience, Keith Pedder tells Simon Iatrou.

  • Gaining Energy

    Gaining Energy

    Juergen Kulka tells Simon Iatrou why energy is becoming an intrinsic part of integrated facilities management.

  • 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.



Comments

  • Power to the people

    Power to the people

    In recent months we've seen frequent declarations that FM is about people, not buildings. True, but this isn't news: FM has always been about people.

  • Going cashless for increased security

    Going cashless for increased security

    Over recent years technology has developed rapidly and with so many different types of solutions available, it can often be tough for facilities managers to find the right one to suit their needs.

  • First impressions count

    First impressions count

    Ana Canabarro asks whether you can afford not to have a professional front of house service.

  • An FM profession in unison?

    An FM profession in unison?

    On World FM Day, Simon Iatrou explores just how globalisation is shaping the facilities management profession.



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