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  • Next-gen solutions set to transform FM markets

    Next-gen solutions set to transform FM markets

    The next five years will be defining ones for facilities management. As services mature and commoditise, innovation through new business models, technology deployment and more sophisticated value propositions will be critical for growth.

  • How much do you really save with outsourcing?

    How much do you really save with outsourcing?

    Cost savings continue to be the most important reason behind facilities management outsourcing decisions. But, ISS asks, how much money are you actually saving?

  • Avoiding a Fexit

    Avoiding a Fexit

    For months, the British politicians who campaigned to leave the EU were portrayed as insular and parochial.

  • FM at starboard

    FM at starboard

    Tim Hancock tells Simon Iatrou how he has managed to balance a lifelong passion for sailing with a successful career in facilities management.

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  • CE collapses, and bounces back

    CE collapses, and bounces back

    The CleanEvent Group, also known as CE Facilities Services, has gone into administration and subsequently been bought by one of the group companies.

  • NG Bailey pulls double bank job

    NG Bailey pulls double bank job

    The hard services specialist has been awarded landlord and tenant facilities services contracts by Land Securities and global bank Mizuho in a combined deal worth more than £1m.

  • Pest control goes high-tech

    Pest control goes high-tech

    Rentokil Initial has unveiled a collaboration with Google and PA Consulting Group designed to pave the way for 'next generation' pest control services for customers.

  • Next-gen solutions set to transform FM markets

    Next-gen solutions set to transform FM markets

    The next five years will be defining ones for facilities management. As services mature and commoditise, innovation through new business models, technology deployment and more sophisticated value propositions will be critical for growth.

  • Condeco celebrates Queen's Award for Enterprise

    Condeco celebrates Queen's Award for Enterprise

    Workplace management company Condeco has been marking receipt of the prestigious accolade, the highest official award for UK businesses.

  • Incentive bags Angel Central deal

    Incentive bags Angel Central deal

    Incentive FM has been awarded a £2m, three-year contract to provide security and cleaning at Angel Central Shopping Centre in Islington, London.

  • Mitie boards Merseyrail

    Mitie boards Merseyrail

    Transport group Merseyrail has awarded a five-year contract valued at over £10m to the FM provider.

  • Carillion jv achieves financial close on Irish schools contract

    Carillion jv achieves financial close on Irish schools contract

    The joint venture team is now ready to move ahead on the Irish Schools Bundle 5 Public Private Partnership project, which has an estimated value to Carillion of £190m.

  • The robots are coming

    The robots are coming

    Universal Protection Services, the largest security provider in the United States, has extended its service offer with the launch of a robot that provides real-time video and audio communication linked directly to a manned control centre.

  • Cording builds facilities management team

    Cording builds facilities management team

    Cording Real Estate Group, the property investment and asset management firm which operates across northern Europe, has strengthened its UK FM team with two new appointments.

  • Contracting specialists agree pay deals

    Contracting specialists agree pay deals

    Engineering and electrical trade associations have concluded negotiations with the Unite trade union to settle new hourly rates of pay for employees across each sector.

  • Horseradish proves popular at Wales Rally

    Horseradish proves popular at Wales Rally

    The catering and events division of Chester Race Company has landed a three-year contract to support motorsport group Wales Rally GB.

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Features

  • Water market deregulation: are you ready?

    Water market deregulation: are you ready?

    In April 2017, just like the transformation of the gas and electricity markets previously, water supply is set to become a competitive retail market as opposed to the current monopolistic approach.

  • How much do you really save with outsourcing?

    How much do you really save with outsourcing?

    Cost savings continue to be the most important reason behind facilities management outsourcing decisions. But, ISS asks, how much money are you actually saving?

  • Are FM people constrained by data?

    Are FM people constrained by data?

    Michael McCullen implores facilities managers to ask the right question when it comes to specifying a BIM system.

  • Increasing heat, not greenhouse gases

    Increasing heat, not greenhouse gases

    Time is running out for landlords of both commercial and private premises: the Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 require that from 1 April 2018 privately-let commercial and domestic properties meet a minimum energy efficiency standard.



Interviews

  • FM at starboard

    FM at starboard

    Tim Hancock tells Simon Iatrou how he has managed to balance a lifelong passion for sailing with a successful career in facilities management.

  • Creating social value

    Creating social value

    Simon Iatrou finds out how one FM service provider's work with local communities may provide the blueprint for all future facilities management.

  • 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.



Comments

  • Avoiding a Fexit

    Avoiding a Fexit

    For months, the British politicians who campaigned to leave the EU were portrayed as insular and parochial.

  • Beyond outsourcing: to vest or not to vest

    Beyond outsourcing: to vest or not to vest

    Granted it is not the font of all knowledge; however, Wikipedia is a useful reference for definitions.

  • When will the robots take over?

    When will the robots take over?

    Every research report that i-FM has been involved in over the past decade has pointed to technology being one of the key game-changers in FM. But where will technology actually take us?

  • Solving the productivity equation

    Solving the productivity equation

    If you have been paying attention over the past two years, you will have noticed a growing obsession in facilities management with productivity.



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