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10-year deal for Sodexo at Coventry

Sodexo has won a £60m contract with Coventry University to supply catering and hospitality services.

OCS extends deal with Alder Hey

OCS has extended its contract to deliver manned guarding and emergency helipad response services at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, a contract it is has held since 2011.

Outsourcing market rebounds in EMEA

Outsourcing across the major services areas of IT and business processes in EMEA bounced back in the second quarter of 2018, following a months-long slowdown. But first-half performance in the UK was nevertheless down on last year.

Norse reports £2m+ in contract retentions

The services group secured more than £2m of schools catering contract renewals during June.

Good week for Carillion staff as 1000 move

In its latest update on the liquidation process, the Insolvency Service says that over 1,000 Carillion employees transferred to new suppliers last week.

Councils routinely breach rules on payment

Almost nine in 10 local authorities are not monitoring if their supply chain is getting paid within 30 days for services provided, according to data obtained by the ECA and BESA trade associations.

Veolia secures landmark Irish energy deal

Resource management company Veolia has been awarded the first Carbon Energy Fund Ireland contract, a 15-year agreement at Dublin's Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

New president for BCO

Katrina Kostic Samen has been confirmed as the new president of the British Council for Offices.

BSA joins BCC

The British Cleaning Council, which represents over 20 national trade and membership associations in the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, has welcomed the Business Services Association as a new council member.

Interserve in £35m Trust win

Interserve has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver total facilities management services for the Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

A secure approach to workplace sustainability

Caroline Hutchins outlines what best practice should look like when it comes to implementing green measures.

Bulky waste: what facilities managers need to know

Jason Mohr explains why facilities managers can't ignore the costs and compliance associated with bulky waste removal.

Keeping it real in tech

Artificial intelligence, the rise of the robots, the internet of things, big data: technology is coming to take over. But how much of it is delivering real FM benefits today? Fiona Perrin went in search of those who are keeping it real.

What's in a name?

Naming, and the related branding, forms part of the bedrock of marketing strategy. There’s a lot of science to both and a huge amount of material on good and bad experiences. But in the end, you make your decision, unveil your work and pray for the best.

Culture is more important than technology

That's the statement that stuck with me from Wednesday's Smartworking Summit, the latest in the series organised by consultancy Quora and this time focusing on AI in the workplace.

Owning the data and the data agenda

The future is equal parts exciting and terrifying. New technologies are opening up a world of possibilities; but they are also raising real-world concerns, like who will use, manage and ultimately own the abundance of new data that is produced.

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.

Onwards & upwards

OCS is an FM service provider on the up. Bob Taylor tells i-FM that the secret to its success isn’t really a secret at all.

An elite new venture

After 15 years with Macro, Bill Heath left to explore new opportunities. They’ve certainly come knocking and include a new international business proposition, as he tells Fiona Perrin.

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