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Five in running for Wakefield deal

Five in running for Wakefield deal

Wakefield Council has shortlisted five potential partners for a new contract covering delivery of property, buildings and facilities services, including cleaning and catering.


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G4S strikes deal with taxman

G4S Integrated Services has been awarded a three-year contract to provide FM for the HM Revenue and Customs Commercial Directorate.

Vivark scoops two more in Knowsley

Facilities management company and social enterprise Vivark has won two contracts with Knowsley Housing Trust following a three-way competitive tender process.

£1bn float for Spotless

Early IPO details for the Australian Stock Exchange flotation of the Melbourne-headquartered Spotless Group point toward a value of about Aus$2bn (£1bn).

Incentive builds team

Incentive FM has made two senior appointments to support growth in 2014.

UK first: embodied carbon database for buildings

The UK's first publicly available database for embodied carbon in buildings has been launched by resource efficiency experts WRAP in collaboration with the UK Green Building Council.

International News

JLL stays on the road with VW

Volkswagen Group of America has awarded a new multi-service contract to JLL covering over 65 sites in 20 US states.

Features

Acquisition Happy

Acquisition Happy

Simon Iatrou sat down with Greig Brown and Eckhart Morré, two of the driving forces behind Bilfinger’s acquisition of Europa Services, to hear about their plans for the UK FM market.


Getting Ahead of the Game

How can the supplier-client relationship be strengthened? Andrew Shaw believes the answers lies in greater proactivity.

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In-house vs outsource: that is the question…

With the workplace being the main facilitator of organisational success, senior management should view facilities management as a key function and, as such, consider it strategically.

FM: technology is the future

Advances in technology increasingly mean facilities can be managed from anywhere, often without the need for human intervention. Lionel Prodgers makes the case for embracing the trend now.

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