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  • OCS confirms new senior line-up

    OCS confirms new senior line-up

    Recently appointed CEO for OCS UK Bob Taylor has moved straight ahead with appointing a new team of MDs with specialist knowledge and experience in key sectors to take the business forward.

  • People vs technology: do we need both?

    People vs technology: do we need both?

    Ever since the development of the first mechanical lock, the question has been asked as to whether it is better to rely on people or technology for one's security. Stephen Green says the answer is self-evident.

  • Uncertain times in FM

    Uncertain times in FM

    The 2016 FM Business Confidence Monitor provided us with a window into an industry less confident than it was 12 months ago.

  • Technically Speaking

    Technically Speaking

    One year after ISS's acquisition of GSH, Simon Iatrou sits down with Gary Kidd and Kath Fontana to discuss the growth of its technical services business and how this is informing the organisation's evolving approach to service.

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  • OCS confirms new senior line-up

    OCS confirms new senior line-up

    Recently appointed CEO for OCS UK Bob Taylor has moved straight ahead with appointing a new team of MDs with specialist knowledge and experience in key sectors to take the business forward.

  • Vacherin restructures as growth continues

    Vacherin restructures as growth continues

    The London specialist contract caterer is restructuring its senior team and making two new appointments to gear up for what it calls 'a new era of growth'.

  • BIFM Scotland Awards finalists revealed

    BIFM Scotland Awards finalists revealed

    Finalists in the three categories of the 2016 Recognition Awards have been confirmed ahead of next week's gala ball where the winners will be announced.

  • Full Maximo package for HFL

    Full Maximo package for HFL

    HFL Building Solutions has appointed technology company SRO to supply and implement IBM's enterprise asset management system to support its outsourced facilities management and mobile engineering services.

  • ENGIE extends FM role in Canada

    ENGIE extends FM role in Canada

    ENGIE Services has been awarded an expansion to an existing contract with Defence Construction Canada to provide facilities maintenance and support services for a range of military buildings.

  • Indepth secures multi site Arup contract

    Indepth secures multi site Arup contract

    Global engineering and design consultancy Arup has appointed Indepth Managed Services to deliver a range of soft FM services at seven sites around the country.

  • Sheard to head APAC countries for OCS

    Sheard to head APAC countries for OCS

    Jane Sheard, currently CEO of Facilities Services UK at OCS, is to become CEO for the company's interests in Australia, New Zealand and China from 1 May.

  • Homes for Students in multi site deal

    Homes for Students in multi site deal

    The national student accommodation management company has been appointed to deliver a range of services at four new schemes totalling 917 beds.

  • Seasoned extends contract with London museums

    Seasoned extends contract with London museums

    Events caterer Seasoned has extended its partnership with both the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands for a further two years.

  • Around the industry: senior appointments

    Around the industry: senior appointments

    A new Chair for AUDE, strengthened business services team at Grant Thornton, and new sales and marketing power at Artic Building Services.

  • Sodexo Healthcare names new CEO

    Sodexo Healthcare names new CEO

    James Taylor has joined Sodexo UK and Ireland, moving from the US business, to become the region's healthcare CEO.

  • Principle confirms series of recent wins

    Principle confirms series of recent wins

    The London-based cleaning services company has extended its contract portfolio with a series of new deals.

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Features

  • People vs technology: do we need both?

    People vs technology: do we need both?

    Ever since the development of the first mechanical lock, the question has been asked as to whether it is better to rely on people or technology for one's security. Stephen Green says the answer is self-evident.

  • Technology change: what it can mean for FM

    Technology change: what it can mean for FM

    Ian Campbell explains how the move from legacy systems to newer digital technologies is benefiting the FM industry.

  • All change

    All change

    New technologies such as Big Data and the Internet of Things are changing the way companies are doing business. The potential effect on the facilities management industry is an exciting prospect but FMs need to first understand them and then embrace them.

  • Healthy workplace, healthy business

    Healthy workplace, healthy business

    Chris Parkes shares some advice on how facilities managers can help improve workplace wellbeing.



Interviews

  • Technically Speaking

    Technically Speaking

    One year after ISS's acquisition of GSH, Simon Iatrou sits down with Gary Kidd and Kath Fontana to discuss the growth of its technical services business and how this is informing the organisation's evolving approach to service.

  • From Commodity to Strategy

    From Commodity to Strategy

    The commoditisation of facilities management services can be reversed. But FM organisations like Mitie must first ask their customers far more thoughtful questions, says Martyn Freeman. He explains his philosophy to Simon Iatrou.

  • Trading Places

    Trading Places

    Does the BFG's demise demonstrate that FM will be just fine without a trade association? Simon Iatrou finds out from CEO Sarah Bentley where it all went wrong, and whether the sector's future may be shaped with no corporate membership representation.

  • Doing Things Differently

    Doing Things Differently

    Are existing facilities management service models meeting the challenges set by a changing FM market landscape? Simon Iatrou speaks to Mike Cant, who believes he has a solution that just might contribute to the mix.



Comments

  • Uncertain times in FM

    Uncertain times in FM

    The 2016 FM Business Confidence Monitor provided us with a window into an industry less confident than it was 12 months ago.

  • Vacancy for a trade association

    Vacancy for a trade association

    I enjoyed Andrew Brown's critical appraisal of the facilities service industry's failed love affair with trade associations, but I want to offer a few words of warning to anyone thinking of jumping into the empty seat left by the demise of the BFG.

  • FM in an international marketplace

    FM in an international marketplace

    With sad predictability, the response from the UK to Tuesday's announcement of the IFMA/RICS collaboration has been, at best, inward looking.

  • FM industry representation: who cares anyway?

    FM industry representation: who cares anyway?

    Does the UK facilities management sector deserve to have a representative body? Does it need one? Does it care enough to deserve one?



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