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ISS reports strong organic growth

Full-year results for 2019 show organic growth of 7.1%, close to double the previous year, with the second half rising to 8.1%.

Serco reaches

The support services group has reported a significant uplift across key measures for 2019.

Platinum in City win

Managing agent Avison Young has awarded a seven-year contract to the hard services specialist.

VORSOR Facilities Services launches

The recruitment group Acorn has formalised its involvement in the delivery of facilities services with the launch of a specialist division.

HMRC calls in Atalian Servest again

The FM provider has secured its fourth contract with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in less than 18 months.

Veolia cutting carbon at Rotherham Hospital

The resource management company's specialist energy performance contracting team is working to save money and cut carbon emissions at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. 

Mitie lands Home Office deal

Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office.

Amnesty for Pareto

Amnesty International has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services at its UK headquarters in Clerkenwell, London.

OCS refreshes its brand

To mark its 120-year anniversary OCS has launched 'Partnership Made Personal', a new brand promise aiming to encompass the group's values.

Churchill launches wellbeing strategy

Churchill's new WellMe initiative is a comprehensive internal programme aligned with its core value of 'do the right thing'.

Business Confidence Index 2019 Report

The FM Business Confidence Index is a landmark annual study launched by i-FM in 2004. Over many years we have been pleased to work in partnership on this with Barclays; and this year we are pleased to welcome IFMA UK to the partnership, too.

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.

Hail the clean, lean recycling years to come!

This year will witness the start of the glorious clean, lean years of recycling as any business that wants to embrace the green agenda in a meaningful way will have to re-examine how they manage their waste resources.

Dashboards: get your design right

The rise of technology within FM continues to advance. The advent of predictive analytics, the internet of things and smart technology are all disrupting the traditional approach to facilities management.

A moving experience

An office relocation is an exciting time for an organisation. Whether it’s as a result of expansion and growth, acquisition, or the consolidation of existing buildings into one new space, it's a chance for a fresh start in new facilities.

Employee wellbeing is non-negotiable

That a leading FM industry event, Workplace Futures, has wellness as its theme is testament to the growing recognition of this as a vital part of any business. But why is it so important, and how can businesses ensure their strategies are effective?

Balancing Brexit

The phrase 'business uncertainty' is becoming more prevalent as the implementation of Brexit moves into a more intense phase. Martin Reed, looks at the impact this is having both for his company and the sector as a whole.

The transformational journey to workplace 2030

In the year 2020, I am approximately 43 years into a career that has been more or less exclusively focused on corporate real estate. So writes Chris Hood, looking back in order to see forward more clearly.

A quiet achiever

She's an FM trailblazer, chair of the IWFM award judges; but nearly missed picking up her recent lifetime achievement award. Julie Kortens tells Fiona Perrin why she was surprised to get the gong.

Learning is in your DNA

David Sharp, CEO of International Workplace, tells Fiona Perrin why his personal mission has been to make what, and how, we learn as unique as we are.

Ready for a healthy debate?

Martin Pickard, FM Guru and chair of next month's Workplace Futures conference, tells Fiona Perrin why it's time to put wellness at the heart of FM.

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