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Ferrovial starts services division sales

The Spanish construction and infrastructure group has reached an agreement to sell Broadspectrum, its Australian services subsidiary.

Vacant property specialist lands 3-year deal

Hawthorn Leisure has signed a new nationwide agreement with Secure Empty Property Ltd.

Orbis builds for growth

The security services provider has appointed former British Gas senior finance professional Nav Rayet as finance director to support its growth plans.

UKGBC launches net zero resources

The UK Green Building Council has launched a catalogue of case studies profiling projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to achieving net zero carbon buildings.

Compass wins at Leeds museum

RA Venues has secured the contract to provide hospitality and catering services at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.

Biffa lands eight-year deal in Winchester

Winchester City Council has renewed its waste contract, based on a bid that provides best value for money and a package of service improvements.

Reconomy acquires ACM Environmental

The waste management and recycling services provider has started 2020 with the same ambitions that marked 2019.

Jenny Mann, FM trainer and advocate

Jenny Mann, joint founder of Quadrilect, one of the first dedicated training providers in the sector, passed away on 5 February.

CH&CO restructures for growth

The independent catering and hospitality business has announced an operational restructure, including a series of senior-level promotions.

Oltec adds to senior team

The multi-services provider has appointed Geoff Kent as group commercial director.

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.

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.

The future isn't what it used to be

Welcome to a new decade, which I predict is going to be far better for the FM sector than the last one!

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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