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Interserve takes to the stage in Qatar

Interserve has won a three-year contract to provide facilities management support to the Qatar National Theatre.

Uplifting deal at Diamond

Equipment hire specialist AFI-Uplift has appointed Diamond Facilities Support to maintain their 21 depots across the UK, ranging from Glasgow to Exeter.

David Carr: profiling the leader of the year

David Carr, CEO at Bouygues Energies & Services, was named Leader of the Year at the 2018 BIFM Awards ceremony, held last week in London.

Think-tank takes on PFI

The Private Finance Initiative has been a controversial policy virtually from the day it was introduced in the early '90s. Nowhere has this been more so than in the UK health sector and one group has been looking at alternative strategies.

ENGIE set for £195m Kingston University deal

The energy and services group has been named as preferred bidder for a major new student accommodation scheme for Kingston University in London.

Bellrock named to lead academies project

Best known for its FM and related property services, Bellrock has confirmed its appointment as lead project manager for the turnkey delivery of a new three-storey teaching block for Tudor Grange Academies Trust in Solihull.

CMA worried about the washroom sector

The Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found that Rentokil Initial's purchase of Cannon Hygiene could lead to higher prices or lower quality for some customers.

Pattenmakers start search for 2019 Young Manager

Livery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has opened nominations for its annual Young Manager Award, looking to find a talented young facilities manager deserving of the unique training and development opportunities the award provides.

The i-FM brands survey is back

The annual i-FM Facilities Management Brands Survey is now open. Please take part: it's easy, anonymous, and one lucky participant will win £350 in shopping vouchers.

TSB banks on ISS

ISS has secured a new five-year fully integrated facilities management contract with the retail and business bank, covering sites across England, Scotland and Wales.

Apprenticeship perceptions are creating a skills gap

According to the Department for Education, apprenticeship figures have been decreasing in 2018. At the same time, perceptions of this career path continue to be debated and discussed. 

Technology and safety in pharmaceutical FM

Compliance and safety are paramount to every pharmaceutical business, but the focus for the FM team is especially important. Mike Knapp explains.

Workplace wellness now front of mind

Up to five million UK workers have a mental health condition, and UK FMs have a role to play in doing something about it. Fiona Perrin reports. 

Showcasing values-based activity in FM and workplace

Today is World Values Day, an opportunity to think about the principles that are important to us and to act on them.

Technology is the future

It's become a feature of every market survey, every industry conference, every insight report into the discipline: technology is the future of FM. That is certainly true; and it always has been.

Outsourcing in the public sector: a social commitment

The Public Service Act (Social Value) 2012 puts social value at the heart of commissioning, ensuring that authorities consider the wider economic and environmental benefit that they can achieve when buying goods and services. The Act became law in 2013.

Standard mission

Sodexo is committed to 'Quality of Life Services'. Keith Hamer, its Global VP of Engineering and Asset Management, tells Fiona Perrin why operating to a global standard for hard services is so integral to that vision.

Servest: what next?

Rob Legge talks to i-FM about the ambitious plans behind the newly merged Atalian Servest business.

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.

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