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  • Sodexo in Covance win

    Sodexo in Covance win

    Contract research and drug development company Covance has awarded a five-year multi-service deal to Sodexo.

  • 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.

  • Public sector FM: a case of needs must

    Public sector FM: a case of needs must

    We've been watching a small but growing trend in recent years. And just in the past couple of weeks it seems there's no doubt about it: whatever else you might say about central government austerity policy, it is now a key driver in the evolution of FM.

  • 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.

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  • Sodexo in Covance win

    Sodexo in Covance win

    Contract research and drug development company Covance has awarded a five-year multi-service deal to Sodexo.

  • Life goes on at Bilfinger

    Life goes on at Bilfinger

    Germany's engineering and services group has sold its Water Technologies division, while it continues to consider offers for its more strategically significant property and FM businesses.

  • Bartlett Mitchell builds team

    Bartlett Mitchell builds team

    The independent caterer has strengthened its board with the appointment of Trevor Jones as Chief Finance Officer.

  • How to future-proof young FM talent

    How to future-proof young FM talent

    ISS has been singled out as a leading example of best practice in a new Business in the Community campaign to help companies break down the barriers in their recruitment processes and create accessible jobs for all young people.

  • Mitie grows security team

    Mitie grows security team

    Mitie has appointed Rachel Webb as Security Assurance Manager for its total security management business.

  • Cordant-backed FM recruitment firm launches

    Cordant-backed FM recruitment firm launches

    Ardent4, a recruitment company specialising in the facilities management and construction sectors, has opened with a new office in Birmingham.

  • ESOS: so, how did we do?

    ESOS: so, how did we do?

    A week after the extended deadline for compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme it appears that about 60% of the estimated 10,000 companies that should be taking action have in fact done so.

  • LSS lands four-year Open deal

    LSS lands four-year Open deal

    The sport and leisure facilities management division of Compass Group UK & Ireland has won a new contract with The R&A to deliver housekeeping services to The Open Championship venues.

  • VSG reports strong 2015

    VSG reports strong 2015

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's security services business delivered year on year revenue growth of 13.3% in 2015, as well as signing a number of 'significant' new contracts.

  • Whitehall to slash office estate

    Whitehall to slash office estate

    Central government has pledged to reduce the size of its office estate by 75% by 2023. And it is calling on local government bodies to publish their own rationalisation plans.

  • Sodexo tops sustainability rankings

    Sodexo tops sustainability rankings

    The global service provider has reinforced its position as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by earning awards in all three of the categories in the Sustainability Yearbook 2016.

  • Greener buildings pay off for retail sector

    Greener buildings pay off for retail sector

    Retailers can improve the shopping experience for their customers and potentially increase their profits by providing greener, healthier stores, according to a new report from the World Green Building Council.

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Features

  • 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.

  • How Will Work Change in 2018?

    How Will Work Change in 2018?

    Mark Catchlove outlines some of the ways in which the pioneering furniture group Herman Miller works to predict the future for itself and its customers.

  • ESOS and what to do about it

    ESOS and what to do about it

    If this is the first time that you have heard of ESOS, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, and you are a large enterprise then you might be in for a shock. Andrew Sparrow explains.

  • A quick catch-up with Guy Tucker

    A quick catch-up with Guy Tucker

    In October 2014, i-FM met up with Guy Tucker, Head of Business Development at Arthur McKay, as the Scottish-based hard services specialist was eyeing expansion south of the border.



Interviews

  • 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.

  • Better Recognise

    Better Recognise

    The FM profession needs to find its voice. Simon Iatrou talks with Paul Bagust about whether RICS can help deliver the right platform.

  • Engineering Service Excellence

    Engineering Service Excellence

    In an FM sector where service providers are finding it increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd, Keith Chanter tells Simon Iatrou why focusing on staff engagement is giving his organisation the competitive edge.



Comments

  • Public sector FM: a case of needs must

    Public sector FM: a case of needs must

    We've been watching a small but growing trend in recent years. And just in the past couple of weeks it seems there's no doubt about it: whatever else you might say about central government austerity policy, it is now a key driver in the evolution of FM.

  • One step forward, two steps back

    One step forward, two steps back

    Last week, the Building Futures Group (BFG) announced its closure after two years in business. But the news didn't exactly come as a surprise.

  • Facing those winter woes

    Facing those winter woes

    As the UK faces more frequent bouts of extreme weather, businesses are taking the impact this has on trading and operations far more seriously. Vicky Lopez explains how customer relations have evolved in the winter maintenance sector over the years.

  • FM - stick or twist?

    FM - stick or twist?

    Traditionally, the festive season is a time for reflection. Drunk on turkey, television reruns and rejuvenated hope, the prospect of a New Year provides us with an opportunity to evaluate the deck of cards we hold and a chance to stick or twist.



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