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  • All change at the top for PHS

    All change at the top for PHS

    Following a corporate restructuring completed last month, PHS Group Investments Limited, the holding company of the workplace services provider, has named a new Board.

  • Cash Flow is King

    Cash Flow is King

    With competition in the FM sector increasingly intense and with continued pressure on margins, the emphasis on driving cash flow and optimising working capital has never been greater. Mark O'Sullivan has some advice.

  • A framework for dreamers

    A framework for dreamers

    Has an organisation so well versed in the intangible finally produced a tangible outcome? Simon Iatrou looks back at Workplace Week 2014.

  • Landmark FM

    Landmark FM

    Incentive FM's Martin Reed tells Simon Iatrou why his organisation feels at home managing some of London’s most prestigious buildings.

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Sodexo 2013

  • ISS lands biggest ever win in Germany

    ISS lands biggest ever win in Germany

    Energy group Vattenfall has signed ISS up for a new integrated facilities services partnership covering 500 sites across the country.

  • International Workplace plans learning hub

    International Workplace plans learning hub

    Learning and development specialist International Workplace is to run a Learning Hub alongside next June's Facilities Show.

  • Tiger talks to Tom Robinson

    Tiger talks to Tom Robinson

    The latest Tiger Mouth Talk video interview is available, featuring Tom Robinson, Head of Talent at Mitie Client Services.

  • JLL extends service range with Coverpoint buy

    JLL extends service range with Coverpoint buy

    ​The property advisor has acquired Coverpoint Foodservice Consultants in a bid to extend its presence in what it sees as a growing service area.

  • All change at the top for PHS

    All change at the top for PHS

    Following a corporate restructuring completed last month, PHS Group Investments Limited, the holding company of the workplace services provider, has named a new Board.

  • Servest to recruit 100 apprentices

    Servest to recruit 100 apprentices

    Servest Group has recruited 15 FM apprentices for its cleaning contract at the Houses of Parliament, as part of a wider drive to employ 100 apprentices across the business by October 2015.

  • Voith revs up for new Jaguar deal

    Voith revs up for new Jaguar deal

    Automotive industry specialist Voith Industrial Services has won a facilities management contract at Jaguar Land Rover's new Engine Manufacturing Centre at Wolverhampton.

  • Kent awards TFM contract to Amey

    Kent awards TFM contract to Amey

    Amey's new five-year contract with Kent County Council will span a range of services delivered to 120 buildings.

  • MoJ names Carillion and Amey for prison FM

    MoJ names Carillion and Amey for prison FM

    The Ministry of Justice has selected Carillion and Amey as preferred bidders for facilities management services, maintenance and the management of a range of works for public sector prisons.

  • FM contracts: what, for how long and why

    FM contracts: what, for how long and why

    Facilities management is about a lot of things, but one of the most fundamental of these is contracts: their structure, scope and length. Contracts are the building blocks of the industry.

  • Sitting comfortably?

    Sitting comfortably?

    If you are at all interested in the workplace and what furniture and fittings can do for comfort and efficiency, Orgatec is the place to be. It shines a light on new products, inevitably reflecting the trends shaping organisations and how they work.

  • SPIE's Adams to lead CIC green agenda

    SPIE's Adams to lead CIC green agenda

    George Adams, UK Engineering Director at Spie, has been appointed Chair of the Construction Industry Council Green Construction Panel.

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Features

  • The Office Furniture of Tomorrow

    The Office Furniture of Tomorrow

    Steve Fitch reports from last month's Orgatec, one of the world's largest office furniture trade fairs, giving us a glimpse of the trends that are set to infiltrate our workspaces in the near future.

  • Cash Flow is King

    Cash Flow is King

    With competition in the FM sector increasingly intense and with continued pressure on margins, the emphasis on driving cash flow and optimising working capital has never been greater. Mark O'Sullivan has some advice.

  • 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.



Interviews

  • Landmark FM

    Landmark FM

    Incentive FM's Martin Reed tells Simon Iatrou why his organisation feels at home managing some of London’s most prestigious buildings.

  • 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.



Comments

  • A framework for dreamers

    A framework for dreamers

    Has an organisation so well versed in the intangible finally produced a tangible outcome? Simon Iatrou looks back at Workplace Week 2014.

  • Politicians are missing the point (again)

    Politicians are missing the point (again)

    The pros and cons of outsourcing FM in the NHS is once again a hot topic with some politicians campaigning for services such as cleaning to go back in-house. Jeremy Waud joins the debate.

  • The importance of being diligent

    The importance of being diligent

    Laziness is at the heart of many failures in workplace design, says Adam Burtt-Jones. The solution is to ask the tough questions of the right people.

  • 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.



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