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Tivoli signs Scottish Water

The grounds maintenance service provider will be looking after over 3,000 sites throughout Scotland. 

Homes for Students lands Lancaster deal

The national student accommodation manager has secured a £3.5m, 10-year contract with Knight Frank Investment Management LLP.

Aston renews at Queens Square

Aston Services Group has been reappointed at Queens Square Shopping Centre in West Bromwich for a further three years.

Churchill adds English National Ballet to portfolio

Portfolio, the service group's high-specification cleaning division, has secured a three-year contract with ENB.

Transguard secures embassy deal

The Dubai-headquartered Transguard Group has signed an agreement with the British Embassy to provide security services for locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Q3 goes to ground

Q3 Services has announced the acquisition of Lotus Landscapes Limited from property services group VPS.

Former i-FM editor Richard Byatt

Richard Byatt, a well-known figure in facilities management in the UK and beyond, passed away late last week following a brief illness.

Interserve in Crown Paints win

Crown Paints has awarded a multi-site mechanical and electrical maintenance contract to the support services group.

Cloudfm signs multi-year deal in Spain

Serunion, one of Spain's leading contract catering companies, has appointed the UK services provider on a five-year, €15m FM contract.

Sodexo steps up fight against food waste

The support services group has announced plans to deploy new technology at 3,000 sites worldwide within the next year.

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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