Cordant completes senior team
Cordant Services has announced two key appointments that complete its strategic leadership team.
Royal Parks extends security deal with Magenta
Magenta Security has won the guarding contract for the Royal Parks, extending a relationship first established in 2007.
Could Sweden be leading the FM world?
Leesman, the workplace assessment specialist, has just opened a new office in Sweden. Why? It seems the Swedes know quite a lot about workplace design and management.
World Workplace in full programme mode
The world's biggest facilities management show moved up a gear Wednesday, with events running throughout the day and into the evening: from entrepreneurial keynotes, through educational sessions, briefings and the launch of a new knowledge resource.
BCO award winners revealed
Keynsham Civic Centre & One Stop Shop in Keynsham, near Bath, was named as the 'Best of the Best' workplace in the country at the British Council for Offices annual National Awards in London earlier this week.
Mitie powers on with RWE npower
Energy company RWE npower has renewed its multi-million pound integrated FM contract with Mitie.
Churchill extends University of Leeds contract
Churchill Services has extended its relationship with the University of Leeds with the award of a three-year cleaning contract.
Elior publishes new growth strategy
The Paris-headquartered catering and support services group has unveiled an ambitious four-year strategy targeting high-growth markets.
World Workplace is in full swing as of yesterday, but the first entries on the programme stretch back to Monday and there will be no let-up in the action till Friday afternoon.
Bilfinger bags deal at Touchwood
Bilfinger Europa has won a five-year soft FM services contract at the award-winning Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull.
Grosvenor scores with Munster Rugby
Grosvenor Services has secured a three-year contract to provider cleaning and grounds maintenance services at Thomond Park Stadium in Limerick, Ireland, home to Munster Rugby.
Galliford Try lands East Lothian hospital deal
The construction group has been appointed preferred contractor by Hub South East Scotland on behalf of NHS Lothian for the new East Lothian Community Hospital.
Jumping in the Deep End
In the first entry of a new graduate series from Bouygues Energies & Services, Sarah Oosthuizen explains why she is thriving in an unfamiliar facilities management environment.
Green Writing on the Wall
The benefits of both interior and exterior planting for all working environments are proven. Now, it's becoming clear that green wall systems offer a high-impact way for businesses to display their green credentials and also increase staff well-being.
Why Disruption Shouldn't be a Dirty Word in FM
Over the last few years we have witnessed the phenomenal success of a taxi company that doesn't own taxis, Uber; a website that doesn't generate its own content, Facebook; and an accommodation business that doesn't own any hotels, AirBnB.
What is Excellent Service?
We live in a service economy where great customer service is an asset for almost every business. But what differentiates between a service that's great and excellent service?
Each year, Alex Beaumont and his team provide food for some of the biggest events on the British social calendar. Simon Iatrou asks Sodexo Prestige's man what it takes to make sure spectators are always well fed.
Changing for the Better
Andy Fry moved across from Initial Facilities to Interserve when the latter bought the former last year. In this interview, he tells Simon Iatrou about the post-acquisition changes he's trying to make.
Filling a Gap in the Market
Chris Kenneally believes there is space to exploit in the facilities management market. He spoke to Simon Iatrou about Cordant Group's ambitious new plans for growth.
Service Management 3.0
What does it take to become a great service organisation? Richard Sykes talks to Simon Iatrou about ISS's journey, both locally and globally.
WWP15 Blog Day 2
So the phoney war is over: World Workplace 2015 is finally up and running in Denver and goes on for the next two days, as IFMA celebrates its 35th year of supporting and advancing the FM industry.
WWP15 Blog Day 1
If your conference attendance has been limited to UK or European FM events, then a first visit to World Workplace is almost impossible to compass.
Sizing up public sector contracts
The way that central government contracts are allocated, awarded and serviced has, for a long time, been a cause of deep concern for me.
Awards with legs
FM awards season is upon us, with the BIFM celebration due in October and the PFM bash following on in November. Those are the two big ones, and they always leave me with the same feeling: are they enough?
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ISS Denmark has regained its former role as service provider to the Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR with the signing of a new three-year contract.
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