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Sodexo extends academy stay

Sodexo has won a five-year, £2.8m catering contract extension with Quaerere Academy Trust in Sandwell, West Midlands.

ISS extends multi-site specialist cleaning deal

ISS has secured an extension to a 10-site UK contract with a leading global food and beverage company.

TC strikes a deal at Poundland

TC Facilities Management has been appointed to deliver window and external signage cleaning across the country for the retail group.

Horbury in Chesterfield win

Rotherham-based Horbury Property Services has won a three-year contract with Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire to provide planned maintenance and refurbishment services.

Trade associations win skills bid

Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an agreement with the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector.

MPs slam government on supplier oversight

Two parliamentary committees, working together to look at the lessons from the Carillion collapse and how Whitehall manages major service providers, have registered alarm about a lack of action.

Trust abandons plan for FM company

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has called a halt to its consideration of transferring estates and FM staff into a wholly owned subsidiary company.

ISS introduces the Healthy Eating Award in Ireland

ISS Food and Hospitality Ireland has signed up to an innovative grading system with the Irish Heart Foundation, introducing a new award scheme for staff restaurants.

Integrated FM on the rise in Asia-Pacific

A booming construction market and the drive in the private and public sectors to build world-class infrastructure is putting new momentum into the integrated facilities management market in the developing economies of the region.

Mitie Security on track with extensions

Mitie's security business has been awarded two contract extensions, together worth £12m per annum.

Facilities management in smart buildings

Building technology has come along in leaps and bounds, and 'smart' projects that can offer tangible, operational benefits to building managers and tenants are becoming increasingly popular. Nick Sacke explores some of the issues and opportunities.

More than free food and bean bags

Adapting our working practices to support millennials can play a big role in staff retention, says Sienna Emanuel.

How nudging can drive higher workplace efficiency

Managers and companies looking to grow profitably can hardly disagree that employee productivity has become the major managerial battlefield. ISS offers some advice on the concept of 'nudging'.

More questions than answers

Predicting change is a mug's game, especially these days when some of the old 'rules' seem particularly unreliable. But it does feel like the times might be ripe for some kind of tipping point in UK facilities management.

Mutually beneficial

Collaborations between facilities management membership bodies have happened before. So, what makes the partnership between RICS and IFMA any different?

Planning for tomorrow

One of the big challenges for every FM service provider these days is sorting out its strategy for the future: how does it see its markets developing? how does it want to be perceived? what sort of clients does it want? what's the right service offer?

Standard mission

Sodexo is committed to 'Quality of Life Services'. Keith Hamer, its Global VP of Engineering and Asset Management, tells Fiona Perrin why operating to a global standard for hard services is so integral to that vision.

Servest: what next?

Rob Legge talks to i-FM about the ambitious plans behind the newly merged Atalian Servest business.

A fresh perspective

Immersed in the world of FM, it’s only by talking to a newcomer that you are reminded what a strange business this is: the multi-layered procurement processes, the relentless pressure on costs, the temptation to make promises based on a hope and a prayer.

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