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Interserve attempts to calm speculation

The construction and services group has issued a brief statement designed to be reassuring in the face of a sliding share price.

Arcus secures Sainsbury's cleaning contract

Tailor-made for the supermarket group's needs a decade ago, the facilities services company has extended its existing relationship with a new multi-site cleaning deal.

Mitie in £32m Waverley win

Mitie's property management business has won a new contract with Waverley Borough Council to provide and manage repairs and maintenance services for 5,000 properties.

Farnek boasts Q3 success

The UAE-based facilities management company is reporting contract wins worth over £25m in the third quarter of the year, with a range of clients in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Coworking on the rise: more evidence

Should you be in any doubt that the coworking phenomenon is reshaping corporate real estate's thinking, a new survey has found professionals expecting to see the trend "dramatically increase" over the next five years.

IWFM: the transition begins

This week sees the start of the process of transformational change at the BIFM as it moves to become the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management.

AM in healthy win

AM Services has secured a three-year repeat guarding contract at pharmaceuticals group Recipharm's Ashton-under-Lyne site, coupled with a new contract for cleaning services.

The key to the productivity puzzle: leadership

Quality of leadership is the single most important factor to impact the level of productivity in an organisation according to a new international research study.

Is the conventional office lease dead?

A new white paper explores the fate of the traditional commercial property lease in the context of deep social, political and economic changes.

MoD plans to diversify supply base

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans for modernising its estate and establishing a broader and more diverse supply base.

The work app for employee engagement

Engaging employees has never been more important. Fiona Perrin explores how an application that mirrors those we use as consumers is keeping soft services staff connected.

Coworking and the demise of the commercial property lease

Traditional commercial office leases are under threat, as an increasing number of organisations begin to recognise the value of flexible working. But why should facilities managers care about this new trend?

The impact of IoT on facilities management

The Internet of Things is changing fast. What does that mean for facilities managers? David Armour looks at current opportunities and some possibilities on the horizon.

Is technology FM's game-changer?

It's a common view in FM these days: we're on the brink of fundamental, widespread change in what we do and how we do it. The driver is clear: rapidly developing technology. But is this really the case?

Brands talk, and people listen

'Brand' is one of those ideas that can seem a bit too trendy for their own good. Of course this particular concept means something in the fast-paced and increasingly global commercial world; but what's it got to do with real life?

Showcasing values-based activity in FM and workplace

Today is World Values Day, an opportunity to think about the principles that are important to us and to act on them.

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.

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.

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