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Sykes moves in ISS management change

The Copenhagen-headquartered facilities services group has announced a number of changes to its Executive Group Management.

Carillion sub-contractors face huge losses

A snap poll of Carillion engineering sub-contractors shows that many are facing huge financial losses from the collapse of the construction to services giant.

Finding the way forward for FM

In the context of market change suddenly hugely magnified by Carillion's collapse, David Emanuel wrote recently: "If there ever was a time for our institutions and associations to step up, this is it." Will they?

Oxfordshire seals early exit from Carillion contract

Oxfordshire County Council struck an exit deal with Carillion in December, avoiding what it says was the likely prospect of lengthy litigation which would have arisen following the service provider's collapse.

Norse sees in 2018 with string of contract wins

The public sector specialist has confirmed new contract wins in several of its divisions, as well as a senior appointment on the catering side.

Transguard secures £2.8m Dubai FM deal

Dubai-based property developer Omniyat has appointed the services provider to handle facilities management across a portfolio of commercial properties.

GVA and Apleona part ways

Real estate advisory firm GVA has separated from management services firm Apleona in a move that allows the two businesses to focus on their respective core markets.

eFig becomes the plants@work Association

The European Federation of Interior Landscape Groups is rebranding after 17 years.

Proptech and other 2018 trends

For many, ‘proptech’ will be a new and strange term, but its adoption in the workplace may soon be dictating the industry's biggest trends. So what effect will it have, and how else may technology shape the year ahead?

Nationwide takes Carillion staff in-house

The financial services group is part of a handful of often-cited Carillion customers. Following the FM provider's collapse, it has moved to secure the future of the teams involved.

BIFM: a long and winding road

The latest in our occasional history series looks at the path of the British Institute of Facilities Management, definitely a case of moving forward though with a fair few potholes and switchbacks along the way.

FM's professional bodies: where next?

Do the actions and objectives of the facilities management bodies align with where the industry is heading? Simon Iatrou talked with three professionals from different parts of the FM sector.

Cyber hacking and FM: no longer just an IT problem

Cyber-attacks, such as last year's NHS Wannacry ransomware breach, are not the sole concern of an organisation’s IT department. Paul Djuric explains.

Crisis response

In over 20 years of being a part of the FM industry I don’t think I have ever seen so much change taking place in one period of time, and with such potentially fundamental implications.

The top workplace trends of 2018

Gregory Blondeau discusses the trends set to transform the workplace this year including the management of technology, personal data and privacy.

The demise of Carillion and what it means

Even before there was a Carillion, stretching back into the days of its Tarmac predecessors, this business was a pioneer of the facilities management industry. Now that it has crashed so spectacularly what should we take away from this sorry situation?

Changing with the times

Sean Haley, Regional Chair for Sodexo UK & Ireland, tells Simon Iatrou why a changing world should mean a change of business.  

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.

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