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Bilfinger secures extension with BP Chemicals

Bilfinger Industrial Services has won a three-year hard services support contract with BP Chemicals, a deal worth £15m.

Is FM ready for big change in the nature of work?

The British Institute of Facilities Management has commissioned independent consultants 3edges to explore how well equipped the FM profession is to support the future world of work.

BSI launches D&I code of practice

At a time when issues around diversity and inclusion are rising up the agenda at many organisations, the business standards company has launched a new standard for employers providing guidance on good practice.

Graham confirms LJMU win

Graham FM has been awarded a five-year hard FM contract at Liverpool John Moores University.

OCS sells environmental services business

Following a strategic review, the OCS Group has sold OCS Environmental Services to Lexia Solutions Group on undisclosed terms.

Open letter to PM draws widespread support

More than 700 organisations and individuals have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May challenging health and safety deregulation in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze.

Inviron takes over Harrogate energy contract

The Imtech Group's technical FM business has kicked off its 25-year management contract with the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, taking over responsibility for the operation of a new Energy Centre.

CIS wins extension to GVA security deal

The property management firm has awarded a new contract to CIS Security, adding an additional portfolio with a services value about £6m.

Big names cited in outsourcing's big list

The annual Global Outsourcing 100 ranking, produced by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, includes three top players in multi-national FM practice.

Anglian Water IFM deal for EMCOR

EMCOR UK has been appointed by the water utilities company on an integrated facilities management contract covering 84 sites.

Using facilities assessments to gain funding

Jay Pearlman offers some advice on selling-in the need for action in a higher education setting, with plenty of applicability in other sectors.

The trouble with moving house

Commercial relocation projects can turn into a real headache. Here Nigel Dews offers some advice to help things run smoothly.

What's the deal with productivity?

Can workplace design improve productivity, and is that measurable? Simon Iatrou talks to some of the key players behind The Stoddart Review about the report, its aims and the workplace puzzle.

Managing FM in an agile workspace

Agile working is a hugely popular trend in workplace circles, but how exactly does it look in practice? Ravi Bhatnagar unpacks some of the key issues around the concept for facilities managers.

It's the ethos, not the stats

I have been fortunate enough to meet some innovative leaders in their inspiring corporate offices over the past couple of weeks. All very different businesses, but they do have one big thing in common: a clear commitment to their people.

BIM means us too

There's no escaping the fact that FMs are part of the government’s BIM drive, says Kath Fontana.

One-club man

How does it feel to spend 40 years in the same organisation? Phil Hooper talks to Simon Iatrou about his journey in the world of catering and FM.

Experience counts

Simon Iatrou looks at how one FM service provider is redefining what it means to be a customer.

FM: from east to west

Tenon FM is on the rise and Simon Iatrou recently caught up with Tim Hancock and Manjit Rajain, two of the key actors behind the company's success.

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