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NHSPS brings hard FM in-house

NHS Property Services has made the decision to take direct control of the delivery of most hard FM services.

Sodexo unveils employee relief programme

The services group has launched a €30m programme to assist employees impacted by the covid-19 pandemic.

ENGIE withdraws 2020 guidance

The international energy and services group is the latest to update on the impacts of covid-19 on business. 

Unexpected delay in Barnsley

The coronavirus epidemic has produced a wide range of impacts on companies and contracts, including a three-month delay in change in Barnsley.

FM and wellness: white paper published

The theme of this year's Workplace Futures conference was wellness and FM's role in supporting and enhancing that for individuals, organisations and their communities.

CIPD: employers must step up mental health support

Employers need to act now to help prevent their employees from being at serious risk of mental ill health during and after the covid-19 pandemic.

BSI: free access to BCP resources

The national standards body has made a suite of risk and business continuity standards available to help British businesses navigate the challenges they face as a result of covid-19.

BESA: NHS key services survey

The Building Engineering Services Association is conducting a survey to identify firms across the sector capable of providing vital service and maintenance for the NHS at short notice.

Platinum offers building monitoring

Platinum Facilities is making its remote building monitoring solution available to organisations in London and the South East as building closures increase due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kier updates on covid-19

The construction and services group says that trading from the beginning of the year is in line with expectations but it is moving forward with changes in the face of continuing uncertainties.

Business Confidence Index 2019 Report

The FM Business Confidence Index is a landmark annual study launched by i-FM in 2004. Over many years we have been pleased to work in partnership on this with Barclays; and this year we are pleased to welcome IFMA UK to the partnership, too.

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.

Digital twins: two is better than one

With access to limitless data in every aspect of our lives, it’s about time that we really utilise that data to improve the world around us. Rob Charlton argues the case for digital twins.

Working from home: mixed messages, mixed success

Homeworking has rocketed up the agenda at many, if not most, organisations across the public and private sectors as covid-19 forces so much change. But the transition will not be easy for all.

Crunch time  for business occupiers

No matter the sector, be it technology, finance, retail, manufacturing or any other, virtually all UK businesses rent their HQ and operational premises under commercial leases. Scott Keown offers some timely advice.

Security in a time of uncertainty

As the country continues to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, security officers have a vital role to play in keeping communities safe and helping to keep critical national infrastructure going.

Reasons to be cheerful

There are plenty of reasons not to be cheerful these days; if you are anything less than a determined optimist, you’ll have your own list. But even the most sceptical can see promise in some recent events.

Testing your strategic growth plans

Every FM service provider has short- and medium-term growth strategies in place. But how effectively are the assumptions underpinning these strategies tested?

A quiet achiever

She's an FM trailblazer, chair of the IWFM award judges; but nearly missed picking up her recent lifetime achievement award. Julie Kortens tells Fiona Perrin why she was surprised to get the gong.

Learning is in your DNA

David Sharp, CEO of International Workplace, tells Fiona Perrin why his personal mission has been to make what, and how, we learn as unique as we are.

Ready for a healthy debate?

Martin Pickard, FM Guru and chair of next month's Workplace Futures conference, tells Fiona Perrin why it's time to put wellness at the heart of FM.

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