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Mitie secures Shrewsbury & Telford deal

Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded the FM group a two-year security services contract.

Bouygues team wins hospital contract

Bouygues Energies & Services is teaming up with Eurotec Environmental Limited for the supply of innovative and sustainable clinical waste services to West Middlesex University Hospital.

Best in show for Royal Highland organisers

Showsec, the security services group that specialises in events and venues, has won a three-year contract to provide services at the Royal Highland Show.

BIFM and the future

FM's professional body is proposing some big changes: a new name and perhaps even the introduction of chartered status are just the outward signs of an organisation that suddenly seems intent on raising its game.

Leicester Trust confirms plans for FM company

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust looks set to become the latest to establish a wholly owned business to manage and deliver its facilities services.

Positive news on financing from Interserve

Interserve, which has been struggling to stabilise its position for the past couple of months, issued a positive statement on progress late yesterday.

Senior appointment at Axis Security

The security services group has appointed Alan Nathan to the newly created position of Business Continuity and Risk Manager.

Rolling out technology to make agile working work

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has introduced new workplace technology to support its agile work environments in London and Reading.

Vertas extends service range with buy

The Ipswich-based service group has taken a majority stake in waste management and pest control business MMB Environmental, moving the group towards its goal of becoming a TFM provider.

Mitie secures deal with Nottinghamshire Police

Mitie's Care & Custody business has been awarded a three-year contract to provide medical support services across two custody suites in the county.

Making a mobilisation work

John Paul Pearson discusses the stages of a mobilisation, the process and the most common challenges faced by facilities managers.

Biophilic design: sorting the facts from the myths

Ahead of The Facilities Event this April, i-FM talks to sustainable architectural and interior design guru Oliver Heath about biophilic design, separating the fact from the fiction about this deep connection between humans and nature.

The ISS story

i-FM charts the history of ISS to see how a small Danish security business became one of the biggest service companies on the planet.

Smarter working

It has become an industry adage that FM needs to move up the value chain, developing stronger, smarter working relationships with its customers. This is vital to the health of not just the industry but of customers' businesses too, says Jeff Flanagan.

Technology and people: An uneasy relationship

Videos of dogs doing tricks are always cute. But what if those dogs are actually quadrupedal robots that can open doors?

You can't handle the truth

That memorable line from A Few Good Men, a drama about two US Marines accused of murder, resonates with me every time I hear politicians speaking about the 'truth'.

A people perspective on leadership

HR manager to chief executive might be an unusual route to the top, but CJ Green believes in an industry like facilities management it makes total sense. She speaks to Simon Iatrou.

Finding your voice

Simon Iatrou talks to Nicola Lovett, CEO of ENGIE Services, about how her organisation is adapting to the changing landscape of support services.

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.  

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