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  • Servest in IWM win

    Servest in IWM win

    Servest has won a five-year, multi-site soft services contract with Imperial War Museums.

  • What is the future of FM outsourcing?

    What is the future of FM outsourcing?

    Corporate real estate management and facilities management have for decades provided the physical cornerstone for businesses of all kinds. All that will soon change, argues ISS.

  • It's all in the name

    It's all in the name

    Whenever the subject of branding comes up, my thoughts cannot help but return to the tale of Sigmund Freud's nephew and his dalliance with the tobacco industry. 

  • 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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  • Serco lands extended deal with Canadian Air Force

    Serco lands extended deal with Canadian Air Force

    The outsourcing group has been awarded a two-year contract that will see it continue to provide site support services at the 5 Wing Canadian Forces Base in Goose Bay, Labrador.

  • Vivark awarded hospital contract

    Vivark awarded hospital contract

    Vivark, the social enterprise property and FM services provider, has won a five-year, £2.5m contract with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

  • What future for facilities management?

    What future for facilities management?

    All the ingredients are in place for FM to secure a future as a strategic discipline enabling organisations to both meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that a changing workplace entails.

  • Oltec extends M&E services

    Oltec extends M&E services

    Oltec FM has expanded its mechanical and electrical services team with the acquisition of Wigan-based Winstanley Electrical.

  • Incentive insures contract win

    Incentive insures contract win

    Incentive FM has been awarded a 12-month rolling contract to provide total facilities management services for insurance industry specialist the Innovation Group.

  • Churchill boasts growth in education sector

    Churchill boasts growth in education sector

    Churchill Services is reporting a series of new cleaning contract wins for schools and academies across its operating regions.

  • Freemasons choose London Living Wage option

    Freemasons choose London Living Wage option

    A commitment to pay staff the London Living Wage has earned Julius Rutherfoord a cleaning contract at Freemasons' Hall, the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England.

  • Serco lines up 600m NHS contract

    Serco lines up £600m NHS contract

    Barts Health NHS Trust has named Serco Group as the preferred bidder for its soft FM services tender.

  • RICS survey: cost still rules

    RICS survey: cost still rules

    Cost still outweighs service expertise and 'soft' factors such as corporate social responsibility and cultural fit when it comes to procuring FM services, according to the latest RICS Annual Occupiers Survey.

  • Kier sees

    Kier sees "iconic" double

    Kier's workplace services business has successfully bid for contracts with the Imperial War Museum and Royal Shakespeare Company.

  • New Sales Director for Qube Global Software

    New Sales Director for Qube Global Software

    The property and FM software provider has appointed Colin O'Reilly to head up its sales division.

  • European FM set for greater revenue

    European FM set for greater revenue

    A new report by credit ratings business Moody's Investor Service has claimed that organic revenue in the EMEA facilities management sector will grow over the next two years due to the increasing popularity of outsourcing.

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Features

  • What is the future of FM outsourcing?

    What is the future of FM outsourcing?

    Corporate real estate management and facilities management have for decades provided the physical cornerstone for businesses of all kinds. All that will soon change, argues ISS.

  • Why E-Permits to Work will replace paper

    Why E-Permits to Work will replace paper

    As on-site health & safety requirements seem to increase exponentially, the challenge for facilities managers in managing contractors grows consequentially.

  • 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.



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

  • It's all in the name

    It's all in the name

    Whenever the subject of branding comes up, my thoughts cannot help but return to the tale of Sigmund Freud's nephew and his dalliance with the tobacco industry. 

  • Why giving back gives back

    Why giving back gives back

    Glenn Wilson explains how it is not just charities that will benefit from an organisation's fundraising initiatives.

  • 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.



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