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Imtech Inviron signs shopping centre deal

Managing agent Broadgate Estates has awarded a three-year contract to Imtech Inviron, covering the provision of hard services for Drake Circus.

EMEA outsourcing shows double-digit growth

The outsourcing sector appears to be either unaffected by current economic and political uncertainties or perhaps it is driven by them.

BIFM confirms finalists for annual awards

Now in their 17th year, the BIFM Awards aim to shine a spotlight on the individuals and organisations driving innovation and delivering exceptional results in facilities management.

IFMA launches FM careers website

Under the headline 'a career of choice', WhatisFM.com offers a shop window explicitly aimed at educating visitors on what FM is and does and the opportunities the industry offers.

Macro profit up in 2016 as business grows

The facilities management company has reported an 8% increase in profits, as well as expansion into nine new countries, over the course of last year.

Mitie helping Cleveland Police

Mitie's Care & Custody Health business has been awarded a three-year custody management contract with Cleveland Police.

LGA demands building regs review

The Local Government Association has called on central government to launch an "urgent and immediate" review of building regulations.

Two more DIO contracts for Carillion jv

A Carillion joint venture has been awarded the HESTIA North and Scotland & Northern Ireland soft facilities management multi-activity contracts.

Searcys scoops ICAEW catering deal

The venue catering specialist has won a five-year contract at One Moorgate Place in London, HQ of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Set it up, take it down

Interserve has secured a framework contract extension valued at £10m to erect the 8,800-seat grandstands over the next five years for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Flexible working challenges

Just as today's workers expect greater flexibility from their companies, so should facilities managers look for adaptability and innovation from their contractors. Chris Parkes considers what flexible working means for FMs and their outsourcing partners.

Next-gen FM?

Facilities management has a relatively brief past, and throughout virtually all of it requirements, expectations and practices have been changing. Gary Barbour looks at one new solution model, the Integrator.

Five ways to safeguard your mobile lone workers

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 employers have legal duties to assess all risks to health and safety, including the risk of lone working.

Working out the future of work

If there was ever a thing that might be needed it's probably a review of modern working practices. If there was ever a thing that might be difficult to do, it's probably a review of modern working practices.

Brexit: final straw for the industry's recruitment crisis?

There has been talk of a skills shortage and recruitment crisis in the FM sector for some years. Guy Pakenham looks at how the emerging political situation changes the discussion.

Stability and growth on the agenda

David Emanuel reports from Thursday's Annual General Meeting of the British Institute of Facilities Management.

Shaping the user experience

Emmanuel Chautemps tells Simon Iatrou why personalised service is the future.

The Integrator: A sign of things to come

Simon Iatrou talks to Mark Seastron about a new service delivery model for Sodexo.

The Chief Happiness Officer

Debra Ward tells Simon Iatrou why corporate real estate is now very much in the business of people.

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