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Logic in Andron win

Technology company Cirrus Logic has appointed Andron FM on a three-year soft services contract based in Edinburgh.

Levy bags Leicester Tigers

Levy UK, the Compass venue catering specialist, will overhaul the match day and non-match day services at the rugby club's Welford Road Stadium in a deal that begins 1 June.

ENGIE lands Ashford repairs and maintenance deal

The services group has been awarded a 10-year contract with Ashford Borough Council worth £25m.

Sweet deal: Cloudfm lands Krispy Kreme contract

The hard services specialist has been appointed to manage planned and reactive maintenance for the UK doughnut retailer.

Oven ready: Palethorpes Bakery turns to Incentive

Incentive Tec, the Incentive FM Group's hard services division, has won a new contract to deliver engineering services at Palethorpes' Market Drayton production site.

Storey time: Bennett Hay secures British Land contract

Bennett Hay has been appointed to help shape, manage and innovate the food, service and guest experience at the property group's new Storey Club in its Paddington Central campus.

Levy extends stay at Chelsea

The Compass Group's specialist venue catering business has secured a four-year extension to its contract with Chelsea Football Club.

Workplace: people want good design

Results from a recent YouGov survey highlight the importance of the work environment to office workers, with more than two-fifths believing design can encourage innovation and creativity.

We need to get comfortable talking about race

Sodexo has hosted an event at its London headquarters on the subject of 'modern racism in the workplace' in recognition of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

EFMC set for Dublin in June

Probably the longest running facilities management conference in Europe, EuroFM's EFMC will take place for the 27th time next month.

i-FM WF19 Whitepaper

If facilities management is to continue on its broad track of successful development, we need to know more about the business of FM, its challenges and opportunities, what works and what doesn’t. This was the goal of Workplace Futures 2019.

Insight: FM Audit Report 2019

The FM Audit Report series, which we first launched more than 10 years ago, aims to provide accurate and informative insights into our industry – something that has huge benefits for in-house FMs, service providers, advisors, individual professionals and anyone thinking about joining this business.

Trends Report 2019

Trends & Opportunities is our annual FM market insights report. It starts with a review of the state of the UK market and some of the most important issues in it, looking at recent research and the performance of our Top 50 companies to illustrate trends, opportunities and challenges.

Tech that protects our wellbeing

When technology works, it can help us be well and more productive, Graeme Hughes, MD of Innovise, tells Fiona Perrin; but watch out for those applications that can lead to more, rather than less, stress.

Why compliance maintenance should be a priority

In order to ensure a safe environment, it is important that all aspects of a building remain compliant and within the law. Property services firm MSL offers some advice on the basics.

Contract lifecycles: plan for each stage

As FM contracts become larger and increasingly complex, contract teams find themselves working alongside other organisations as well as liaising closely with multiple internal customers. Colin Dulson offers advice on how to make this a success.

The meaning of Brexit

Has FM factored into business strategy sufficient consideration of the Brexit process, or is there a bit of a shock still to come?

Professionalising our sector

Is it too late for that? The answer depends on what we are prepared to do; but if past events demonstrate anything, the simple answer may be yes, it probably is.

Small is beautiful

The story of FM over the past 20 years has been grow, diversify, extend and grow more. But below the headline-catching stuff has been a trend favouring small businesses, ones that focus on a region or market area, or that just don’t feel driven to be big.

Converting FM to workplace management

Peter Titus tells Fiona Perrin how his company, DCT Facilities Management, combines FM with personal assistance for a total support service at a top legal firm.

FM: a human business

Andrew Hulbert tells Fiona Perrin that it is Pareto FM's approach to people that is driving success; and he's determined to foster this ethos as the company grows.

Opportunity knocks

Serial entrepreneur Mark Purnell tells i-FM why his latest venture in the facilities management sector is ready to take the next big step.

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