The FM Industry Ball returns this summer
Early-bird tickets to the annual FM party are now on sale.
Three is the magic number for KBR
The international engineering, construction and services group has made a trio of senior appointments.
Interserve gets Justice
The support services business has been awarded a one-year extension to its TFM contract with the Ministry of Justice.
Call to 'detoxify' work environments to improve wellbeing
'Toxic' workplaces are jeopardising employee wellbeing, leading to poor productivity, long-term sickness and ultimately impacting staff recruitment and retention, according to international engineering group AECOM.
Slow start to the year for Sodexo
The Sodexo Group has reported a slip in total revenue of about 2% for the first quarter of FY2017. That does not come as a surprise, however.
NIC builds sales team
The soft services group has announced the appointment of four new members to its sales team.
Lusso engineers AECOM catering contract
Lusso, the CH&Co Group's specialist City caterer, has won a three-year contract with multinational engineering firm AECOM.
Chartwells bags place at Brunel
The Compass Group UK & Ireland's education sector specialist has secured a £60m catering contract at Brunel University.
Norse jv takes Suffolk TFM deal
Suffolk Coastal Norse has been appointed to provide Total Facilities Management services at East Suffolk House, the new-build home of Suffolk Coastal District Council.
Xenon supporting property professionalisation initiative
As part of a drive to increase skills and capabilities within the 2000-member Government Property Profession group, the training services provider has been appointed to deliver accredited facilities management qualifications.
Sodexo team wins major grant to study employee health
A four-year grant from the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will fund research on the connections between the workplace and health outcomes.
Security challenges in the cleaning industry
London-based contract cleaning firm Julius Rutherfoord has published a new best practice white paper highlighting the challenges of ensuring the safety and security of buildings and the people cleaning them.
Planning ahead: a holistic approach to security
James Kelly, Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association, discusses the importance of planning for safety in an increasingly dangerous world.
The i-FM News Review 2016
It's been a busy year, with the usual mix of contract wins, senior appointments and new ventures. A typical year in UK FM. But it's also been a period of uncertainty, with the effects of previous events lingering, plus some new ones coming through.
Handling vulnerable patient relocation with care
When looking after patients with dementia, changes in routine, people and places must be handled with the utmost sensitivity. Andy Lapham discusses the challenge of relocating staff, patients and equipment while ensuring healthcare continues as normal.
Winter gritting: the benefits of a centralised contract
The recent cold snap has turned everyone's thoughts to winter and the upcoming festive season. We're now busy working to keep our national clients' sites safe and operational, writes Vicky Lopez.
Simon Iatrou talks to John Hamill about the challenges catering providers face to stand out in a competitive market.
The reputation game
Peter Jones talks to Simon Iatrou about his goal to forge a new identity for G4S FM.
The deal maker
Satvir Bungar helps to seal some of the biggest M&A deals in the FM market. He shares his unique perspective on the future of the sector, and its transforming landscape, with Simon Iatrou.
A smarter way to work
Emmanuel Chautemps tells Simon Iatrou about how his organisation is fully embracing smart working and the wider implications this may have for the FM industry.
Is FM bulletproof in 2017?
Happy New Year! In some ways, it feels particularly good to be moving on from 2016, which brought with it a few changes and challenges that many of us may be happy to see recede into the past.
Improving maintenance standards in our buildings
To safeguard the future of our cities, conserve resources and meet environmental demands, a radically improved focus on building maintenance and operations is necessary, says George Adams.
Should we be confident?
2016 has been rough.
Is facilities management ready for change?
Disruption of traditional industry has been a buzz-phrase for a while now. Is FM ripe for disruption? Dave Wilson looks at some of the possibilities.
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