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ENGIE announces two major energy deals

In the first of two success stories from its energy business, the company reports that it will be providing 100% renewable electricity to CEMEX, the leading building materials supplier.

Parliament to focus on mental health in the workplace

Debate is expected today around the concept of mental health first aid in the workplace. This could be the start of significant change.

Understanding the scale of government contracting

Government spends £284bn a year on buying goods and services from external suppliers. That's around a third of all public expenditure.

Most office workers check sign-in book as they sign in

New research by Proxyclick, the visitor management company, reveals that many organisations are inadvertently breaking GDPR rules by allowing visitors to see who's been in a building before them.

AM restructures top management team

Morecambe-based AM Services Group is reporting a number of senior role changes, as well as the recruitment of a new operations director.

Ecocleen in Hinkley Point win

Host 2 Ltd has awarded an eight-year contract to Ecocleen's south west franchise, AHG Facilities Management, for the provision of cleaning services at one of the largest worker campus developments in Europe.

In the news: Amey, Interserve & Kier

Group business strategies are developing quickly these days at a number of FM-related companies as they seek to respond effectively to continuing financial and wider market changes.

UBS and ISS extend partnership to 2025

The financial services group and the facilities services provider have entered into a new seven-year agreement with effect from 1 January 2019.

JLL lands global FM deal with Merck

The property services group has won a multi-site contract to run office facilities management operations for the science and technology company.

Tomlinson to the rescue

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue has appointed hard services specialist J Tomlinson on a five-year repairs and maintenance contract.

Productivity: new insight into an old problem

New UK research shows high CO2 concentrations in offices are decreasing people’s cognitive capability. John O’Brien explains the background to this and what the findings mean.

Why open standards are vital for the future of access control

John Allen explains how IoT enabled access control solutions can deliver security and business benefits for almost any organisation.

Efficiency: where does the money really go?

Resourcing in the world of facilities management certainly comes with its challenges. Juggling timesheets through multiple staffing agencies and a substantial payroll is without doubt an administrative headache.

Mental health first aiders: a benefit for us all

Wednesday December 19th will see a debate in the Commons, pushing for the implementation of a mental health first aider in every workplace to help bridge the gap between mental health and physical health care legislation in business.

The productivity gap: what are we missing?

Last week Mace Macro launched a new report analysing our work environments and uncovering a series of problems, along with associated opportunities for improvement. That set me thinking.

The advantages of hire for the FM industry

Carl Webb reviews the importance of considering whether a hired climate control arrangement makes more sense than a traditional purchase.

A productive conversation

A great workplace experience is not going to double the share price, Mace Macro's Ross Abbate tells Fiona Perrin, but it's time to talk to buyers about how it can help close the productivity gap.

We are what we do

He's proud of his big outsourcer background, Martyn Freeman tells Fiona Perrin; but he's back with a new version of FM.

What does good feel like?

It's time we looked at our workplaces through a new lens, Nicola Morris, Sodexo's Divisional MD for Corporate Services, tells Fiona Perrin.

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