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Interserve CFO leaves

Mark Whiteling, chief financial officer at Interserve plc and more recently Interserve Group, has resigned.

MEFMA backs regulation of Middle East FM

The Middle East Facility Management Association is calling for a comprehensive regulatory framework that will enhance accountability and professionalism for the region's FM industry. 

ISS Ireland secures H&S accreditation

The facilities services group's Irish business has achieved ISO 45001:2018 accreditation, the international standard for occupational health & safety.

Brexit dragging FM market confidence down

Political and economic uncertainty are taking a toll on business confidence in the UK. That is certainly true in the FM sector, where the latest FM Business Confidence Index survey finds confidence levels down notably compared to this time last year.

OCS lands deal at Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport has awarded the facilities services provider a five-year contract to deliver cleaning and associated services across its property portfolio.

Queen's Award for Innovation for Cloudfm

The award recognises the technology-oriented service provider's outstanding contribution to the facilities management industry and is the first time a maintenance company has been honoured for innovation in 10 years.

EMCOR UK launches plastics e-learning module

The FM company has become the first service provider to collaborate with the FM Supply Chain Sustainability School to offer a free e-learning module aimed at the sustainable use and management of plastics in businesses across the UK.

Sodexo in Times Top 50 Employers for Women list

The services company has been named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the sixth consecutive year. 

UK lags behind EMEA outsourcing growth

Despite uncertainty over Brexit, the sourcing market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa set a record in the first-quarter of the year, with €3.9bn of combined market value for all major outsourcing streams.

Huddersfield scoops AUDE Team of the Year award

Huddersfield University has won the Estates/Facilities Team of the Year Award, presented at the annual Association of University Directors of Estates conference, held last week.

i-FM WF19 Whitepaper

If facilities management is to continue on its broad track of successful development, we need to know more about the business of FM, its challenges and opportunities, what works and what doesn’t. This was the goal of Workplace Futures 2019.

Insight: FM Audit Report 2019

The FM Audit Report series, which we first launched more than 10 years ago, aims to provide accurate and informative insights into our industry – something that has huge benefits for in-house FMs, service providers, advisors, individual professionals and anyone thinking about joining this business.

Trends Report 2019

Trends & Opportunities is our annual FM market insights report. It starts with a review of the state of the UK market and some of the most important issues in it, looking at recent research and the performance of our Top 50 companies to illustrate trends, opportunities and challenges.

Health, productivity and indoor air quality

As a business, you’re no doubt striving towards giving your customers the best possible experience. As an employer, you’ll be committed to the health and wellbeing of your staff. But something could be impacting your efforts more than you realise.

Small, medium and enterprising

We hear a lot about the big organisations in UK FM. But who are the rising stars and what makes them successful? Fiona Perrin talked to four of the challengers.

ESOS Phase 2: are you ready?

The compliance period for Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme is currently underway, with less than nine months until the deadline. Stuart Denton-Brown discusses how businesses can act now to make the process smoother.

Small is beautiful

The story of FM over the past 20 years has been grow, diversify, extend and grow more. But below the headline-catching stuff has been a trend favouring small businesses, ones that focus on a region or market area, or that just don’t feel driven to be big.

Consciously tackling unconscious bias

Unconscious bias has been common parlance in the business world for some years, and it continues to be one of the most important issues for business to recognise and manage.

What next for FM?

If there is one thing that FM knows a lot about, it's change. Change has been the story of facilities management since its earliest days.

Converting FM to workplace management

Peter Titus tells Fiona Perrin how his company, DCT Facilities Management, combines FM with personal assistance for a total support service at a top legal firm.

FM: a human business

Andrew Hulbert tells Fiona Perrin that it is Pareto FM's approach to people that is driving success; and he's determined to foster this ethos as the company grows.

Opportunity knocks

Serial entrepreneur Mark Purnell tells i-FM why his latest venture in the facilities management sector is ready to take the next big step.

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