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  • Tenon buys Elite cleaning business

    Tenon buys Elite cleaning business

    Tenon FM has announced the acquisition of Elite Cleaning & Environmental Services, an early move it says is part of its plan to grow and develop a global integrated FM brand.

  • Q&A: Gender pay gap reporting

    Q&A: Gender pay gap reporting

    Gender pay reporting legislation kicked in this month. It's a new and potentially confusing area so we asked legal firm Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP to provide an overview and some insights into the requirements.

  • Low cost improvements for workplace productivity

    Low cost improvements for workplace productivity

    The Stoddard Review argued that an effective workplace can improve business productivity by as much as 3.5%, potentially contributing billions to the UK economy. But this largely depends on employees being able to work more productively.

  • Designing for competitive edge

    Designing for competitive edge

    Simon Iatrou talks to Tim Oldman about how Leesman's client, The Boston Consulting Group, has turned its latest and decidedly non-corporate office into a tool for competitive advantage.

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  • Good times for the UK outsourcing industry

    Good times for the UK outsourcing industry

    The latest ISG Index for the EMEA region, which tracks all significant outsourcing contract activity, confirms a record first quarter for the UK, reversing a period of weaker performance.

  • Praise and criticism for government estate strategy

    Praise and criticism for government estate strategy

    Government is getting better value for money from its estate, but the Government Property Unit is not making much progress towards its key objective.

  • Sustainable procurement standard published

    Sustainable procurement standard published

    ISO 20400 aims to make an organisation's supply chain integral to its sustainability goals.

  • BCO launches health and wellbeing research

    BCO launches health and wellbeing research

    The British Council for Offices has commissioned a research team for a year-long study of health and wellbeing in offices, with the aim of producing definitive guidance.

  • Cloudfm on the menu at Prezzo

    Cloudfm on the menu at Prezzo

    The fast growing facilities management company has been appointed to manage all planned and reactive maintenance at Prezzo Limited's 298 sites. 

  • Facilicom figures up, praiseswage growth

    Facilicom figures up, praises wage growth

    Facilicom Cleaning Services has reported growth of 17% in 2016, taking its turnover to £37.5m.

  • IFMA recruits Europe Director

    IFMA recruits Europe Director

    The International Facility Management Association has named Lara Paemen as Director, IFMA Europe.

  • The winds of change

    The winds of change

    You can almost feel it, the warm, dry wind pushing new technology applications through virtually every aspect of FM operations. In fact, you can feel it in the washroom as hand-dryers reach a new level of high-tech.

  • Tenon buys Elite cleaning business

    Tenon buys Elite cleaning business

    Tenon FM has announced the acquisition of Elite Cleaning & Environmental Services, an early move it says is part of its plan to grow and develop a global integrated FM brand.

  • G4S FM secures deal in Croydon

    G4S FM secures deal in Croydon

    The FM services provider has won a seven-year, £41m contract with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

  • Domino falls for Trigion

    Domino falls for Trigion

    Cambridge-based industrial equipment supplier Domino UK has appointed Trigion to deliver security services, building on an established relationship with Trigion's sister company, Facilicom.

  • FM Industry Ball goes Gatsby

    FM Industry Ball goes Gatsby

    This year's FM Industry Ball will take guests back to the Roaring Twenties with a Great Gatsby-themed evening on 20 June.

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Features

  • Q&A: Gender pay gap reporting

    Q&A: Gender pay gap reporting

    Gender pay reporting legislation kicked in this month. It's a new and potentially confusing area so we asked legal firm Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP to provide an overview and some insights into the requirements.

  • The rise and rise of technology

    The rise and rise of technology

    Building systems engineering has become a much more technical discipline. What does that mean for today's engineers and for their FM colleagues?

  • Tips for effective change management

    Tips for effective change management

    The world of work is changing rapidly and, as such, many organisations are trying to work out how to take full advantage of the mobility technology avails their people. Andrew Mawson offers some insights into the challenge.

  • Facilities manager as funding champion

    Facilities manager as funding champion

    Facilities managers today often face steep challenges in successfully performing their traditional duties due to the increased competition for funding. How do you make a convincing business case?



Interviews

  • Designing for competitive edge

    Designing for competitive edge

    Simon Iatrou talks to Tim Oldman about how Leesman's client, The Boston Consulting Group, has turned its latest and decidedly non-corporate office into a tool for competitive advantage.

  • Transformers

    Transformers

    Change is bold but it's not easy. Sometimes it needs a specific kind of leader. In our latest featured interview, Simon Iatrou talks to Bellrock CEO David Smith about his role and his plans for the company.

  • Redefining health & safety

    Redefining health & safety

    Dave Parker tells Simon Iatrou why the workplace wellbeing trend is the change of image health & safety needs.

  • Foodie service

    Foodie service

    Simon Iatrou talks to John Hamill about the challenges catering providers face to stand out in a competitive market.



Comments

  • Low cost improvements for workplace productivity

    Low cost improvements for workplace productivity

    The Stoddard Review argued that an effective workplace can improve business productivity by as much as 3.5%, potentially contributing billions to the UK economy. But this largely depends on employees being able to work more productively.

  • The Apprenticeship Levy: challenge or opportunity?

    The Apprenticeship Levy: challenge or opportunity?

    Today, the UK's first ever Apprenticeship Levy officially comes into force, meaning 22,000 businesses will be liable to pay 0.5% of their annual wage bill into the fund. Andy Donnell offers a view of what this means.

  • What's it all about?

    What's it all about?

    There was a brief but spirited Twitter discussion last week in which some highly experienced FM players debated the relationship between workplace and facilities management. The two are grappling for primacy at the moment, at least in some quarters.

  • Using technology to ensure compliance

    Using technology to ensure compliance

    The property and facilities management sectors are often slow adopters of innovation, even when it offers significant benefits and is straightforward to implement.



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