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  • Scottish hat trick for Sodexo

    Scottish hat trick for Sodexo

    The support services group has extended its partnerships with Dundas Castle in West Lothian, Blair Castle in Perthshire and Discovery Point in Dundee.

  • A new generation of light on the horizon

    A new generation of light on the horizon

    Are LEDs surpassing fluorescent lamps as the lighting medium of choice? David Clements argues that the greatest seismic shift in 60 years is now underway in the lighting sector.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Three Sodexo executives named in BAME top 100

    Three Sodexo executives named in BAME top 100

    Three Sodexo employees have been named in the Top 100 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic executives list, published by the Financial Times.

  • Churchill to stay on at school

    Churchill to stay on at school

    Churchill Services has secured an extension to its cleaning contract with long-standing client, the City of Norwich School.

  • Interserve extends Spanish rail deal

    Interserve extends Spanish rail deal

    Spain's national train operator, RENFE Viajeros, has extended its customer support services contract with Interserve for another year.

  • Future looks a little brighter at Serco

    Future looks a little brighter at Serco

    An optimistic update from the public sector support services specialist includes the news that performance expectations have been revised upwards.

  • Aramark in 10 year Cologne Trade Fair deal

    Aramark in 10 year Cologne Trade Fair deal

    Aramark has secured a contract with Germany's Koelnmesse, the organisation that operates the Cologne Trade Fair, one of the largest exhibition and conference centres in the world.

  • ISS takes top award for CO2 app

    ISS takes top award for CO2 app

    ISS Technical Services has won recognition for its new bespoke app designed to measure CO2 equivalent for refrigerant gas in refrigeration and air conditioning units.

  • Everybody needs good NABERS

    Everybody needs good NABERS

    Australia's highly successful energy-use-in-buildings programme is to be piloted for application in the UK.

  • Arthur McKay in Croydon win

    Arthur McKay in Croydon win

    The building support services company has been awarded a five-year hard services contract with Croydon Council.

  • FM firm puts food on the agenda

    FM firm puts food on the agenda

    Bristol-headquartered Almeda Facilities has launched a new catering business with high ambitions for changing client expectations around service and quality.

  • Scottish hat trick for Sodexo

    Scottish hat trick for Sodexo

    The support services group has extended its partnerships with Dundas Castle in West Lothian, Blair Castle in Perthshire and Discovery Point in Dundee.

  • Mitie: revenue slips, but profit jumps

    Mitie: revenue slips, but profit jumps

    Preliminary results for the year to 31 March show revenue slightly down at Mitie, by less than 2%, while pre-tax profit leapt ahead by over 130%.

  • KBR secures Home Office contract

    KBR secures Home Office contract

    The FM services provider has won the first contract to be awarded under the Crown Commercial Service FM Assurance Framework.

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Features

  • A new generation of light on the horizon

    A new generation of light on the horizon

    Are LEDs surpassing fluorescent lamps as the lighting medium of choice? David Clements argues that the greatest seismic shift in 60 years is now underway in the lighting sector.

  • Making energy efficiency work

    Making energy efficiency work

    Energy consumption is increasingly being understood but efficiency is the poor relation, often with only simple measures being deployed. Sunil Shah makes the case for a change of focus.

  • People vs technology: do we need both?

    People vs technology: do we need both?

    Ever since the development of the first mechanical lock, the question has been asked as to whether it is better to rely on people or technology for one's security. Stephen Green says the answer is self-evident.

  • Technology change: what it can mean for FM

    Technology change: what it can mean for FM

    Ian Campbell explains how the move from legacy systems to newer digital technologies is benefiting the FM industry.



Interviews

  • 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.

  • Trading Places

    Trading Places

    Does the BFG's demise demonstrate that FM will be just fine without a trade association? Simon Iatrou finds out from CEO Sarah Bentley where it all went wrong, and whether the sector's future may be shaped with no corporate membership representation.

  • Doing Things Differently

    Doing Things Differently

    Are existing facilities management service models meeting the challenges set by a changing FM market landscape? Simon Iatrou speaks to Mike Cant, who believes he has a solution that just might contribute to the mix.



Comments

  • 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.

  • Never mind the title; concentrate on the message

    Never mind the title; concentrate on the message

    You might be surprised to learn that BaxterStorey has produced a white paper that purposely looks beyond its own service focus to the wider industry of outsourced FM, with the goal of uncovering how this sector can continue to grow and develop.

  • Policies, common sense and defining what's really important

    Policies, common sense and defining what's really important

    I asked my colleagues in our employment relations team whether they would like to step up to defend the boss of the company that had very publicly been admonished for sending home an employee, without pay, who refused to wear high heels at work.

  • Uncertain times in FM

    Uncertain times in FM

    The 2016 FM Business Confidence Monitor provided us with a window into an industry less confident than it was 12 months ago.



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