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Food service report forecasts continued growth

The annual food service management report puts a value of £35bn on the sector in 2016 and forecasts growth in both the short and medium term despite the unprecedented change caused by Brexit.

Sodexo sees jump in annual profit

In its end of year statement the support services group said that revenue was up modestly for the 12 months to 31 August, while net profit rose 13%.

Ampersand renews Royal Palaces deal

CH&Co Group's specialist venue and visitor attraction catering business has secured a five-year extension of its contract with Historic Royal Palaces.

NIC grows FM team, again

NIC Services Group has confirmed the appointment of Gary Haman, the latest addition to a growing facilities management operation.

Sodexo doubles sports & leisure business with Centerplate buy

Sodexo has struck a £523m deal to acquire the specialist provider of food and beverage, merchandise and hospitality services at sports facilities, convention centres and entertainment sites in the US, UK, Canada and Spain.

Robertson heads back to college

Robertson Facilities Management has signed a three-year contract with South Tyneside College to supply ground maintenance services.

New chair of FM group at Supply Chain Sustainability School

Alison Bettany, Commodities, Operational and Sustainable Procurement Manager at EMCOR UK, has been appointed the new Chair of the Facilities Management Leadership Group.

AM Services names specialist cleaning lead

Lancashire-based AM Services Group has appointed Paul Nelson to the new role of Specialist Cleaning General Manager.

BIFM highlights the role of sustainability in FM

The results of the 11the annual BIFM Sustainability Survey shine a light on how the profession is adapting to and tackling the increasing demand for sustainable business.

University sustainability league table published

The 10th annual People & Planet rankings show how higher education has responded to the sustainability challenge, says the student-led group behind the survey.

Bidding in the public sector

Looking for public sector contracts? Nicola Bramwell explores some of the common pitfalls for bidders and offers advice on ways to avoid them.

Apleona: tracking the path from cleaning to FM

Apleona appeared on the UK FM scene in mid 2017. Who is this company with the unusual name and where did they come from?

Helping workers escape the concrete jungle

Research from bicycle manufacturer Ribble recently found that most Britons spend 92% of their time indoors. So, if people spend just 8% of their time outside, when do they get to interact with nature? Kenneth Freeman looks at some of the opportunities.

The secret to employee engagement

Graeme Hughes explains why the UK leads the way when it comes to keeping the workforce happy and engaged.   

Broadening the FM view

Considering how an environment makes employees feel and interact is key to creating business-supporting workspaces, says Jeff Flanagan.  

The fight for professional emancipation

By far the most memorable session of this year’s Workplace Trends conference was a simulated court scene in which the issue of flexible working was put on trial.

From rags to riches

Joel Briggs tells Simon Iatrou why the rapid growth of his FM business won’t be punctuated by the mistakes of his competitors.

Being green isn't so black & white

Simon Iatrou sits down with Bouygues Energies & Services’ Steve McDonald to discuss how the business is shaping its sustainability strategy in an increasingly uncertain world.

FM with a conscience

Simon Iatrou talks to Chris Kenneally about Cordant Group's switch to social enterprise and the wider implications for an FM industry in need of change.

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