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  • OCS in big NHS Property Services win

    OCS in big NHS Property Services win

    OCS has been awarded a three-year cleaning services contract by NHS Property Services, covering 900 locations across England.

  • Technology in FM: luxury or necessity?

    Technology in FM: luxury or necessity?

    Following a UK-wide survey looking into how technology is affecting facilities management, Service Works Group and i-FM reveal new insights into how the industry is performing.

  • Shaping the future

    Shaping the future

    More of the same: that's one way to interpret the conclusions of the latest market research study on global trends in FM. But in this case 'the same' means some very big changes over the next five years or so.

  • The intelligent client

    The intelligent client

    Zurich Insurance is on a journey to reimagine the relationship its employees have with their workplace, while Sodexo is the service partner helping to make that a reality. Simon Iatrou speaks to both organisations about an ambitious change programme.

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  • Three more benefit from 'Mitie model'

    Three more benefit from 'Mitie model'

    Mitie's corporate structure has always been about judicious investment in owner-driven businesses, and in line with that it has recently bought employee shareholdings in three of its operations.

  • Restore in 83m deal with PHS

    Restore in £83m deal with PHS

    Restore plc, the office services group, has bought PHS Data Solutions, the second largest provider of document shredding services in the UK and a significant provider of records management and document scanning services.

  • Rhubarb on the menu at American Airlines

    Rhubarb on the menu at American Airlines

    Specialist catering business Rhubarb has extended its relationship with American Airlines at Heathrow with a new contract to deliver services at AA's Terminal 3 arrivals lounge.

  • Art of the deal for MAB

    Art of the deal for MAB

    MAB Facilities Management has won its biggest ever contract, a five-year deal with Louvre Abu Dhabi.

  • Amey's Tube maintenance deal headed in-house

    Amey's Tube maintenance deal headed in-house

    For the past 13 years Amey has been contracted to manage maintenance work across three lines, the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly. At the end of next year, that will come to an end.

  • Oltec strengthens team

    Oltec strengthens team

    Oltec FM has appointed Bill Jordan to the new role of FM Business Support Manager.

  • VSG secures London training deal

    VSG secures London training deal

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's security business has won a one-year contract with the London Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime to deliver Project Griffin training.

  • Uncovering the key to productivity

    Uncovering the key to productivity

    Wellbeing, engaged, productivity: words that were once solely within the purview of HR are now resonating throughout FM.

  • OCS in big NHS Property Services win

    OCS in big NHS Property Services win

    OCS has been awarded a three-year cleaning services contract by NHS Property Services, covering 900 locations across England.

  • Carillion up at mid-year, buoyed by support services

    Carillion up at mid-year, buoyed by support services

    The group has reported encouraging figures for the first half of 2016, with total revenue ahead 10% and profit before tax up 24% compared to 2015.

  • Axis commits to Living Wage

    Axis commits to Living Wage

    The Living Wage Foundation has formally accredited two Axis Group companies, recognising their support for the Living Wage and for furthering best practice in the industry.

  • Bartlett Mitchell strengthens board

    Bartlett Mitchell strengthens board

    The independent caterer has appointed Ian Thomas as its new CEO.

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Features

  • Technology in FM: luxury or necessity?

    Technology in FM: luxury or necessity?

    Following a UK-wide survey looking into how technology is affecting facilities management, Service Works Group and i-FM reveal new insights into how the industry is performing.

  • 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.



Interviews

  • The intelligent client

    The intelligent client

    Zurich Insurance is on a journey to reimagine the relationship its employees have with their workplace, while Sodexo is the service partner helping to make that a reality. Simon Iatrou speaks to both organisations about an ambitious change programme.

  • 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.



Comments

  • Engagement or involvement?

    Engagement or involvement?

    It seems many business leaders are able to link productivity improvements to profits. It's interesting to note 75% of all companies' growth in the UK from 1998 to 2007 has come from productivity improvements.

  • Shaping the future

    Shaping the future

    More of the same: that's one way to interpret the conclusions of the latest market research study on global trends in FM. But in this case 'the same' means some very big changes over the next five years or so.

  • 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.



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