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Compass serves up 18% profit growth

"Compass had another strong year,” declared Group Chief Executive Richard Cousins, citing good performance in most markets around the world.

Pilgrims lands BBC role

BBC Studioworks, the broadcaster’s commercial arm which runs the former White City studio complex in London, has awarded Pilgrims Group a contract to provide a range of security services.

Law around outsourced workers' rights to be tested

The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain has filed a test case against the University of London aiming to broaden the rights of employees working for outsourced service providers.

Mitie looks OK on adjusted figures

The facilities management group has released half-year figures that show both revenue and operating profit up, against the backdrop of a transformation programme reported to be making "good progress".

Noonan acquires Ultimate Security

The Dublin-headquartered FM services provider has bought London-based Ultimate Security for an undisclosed sum.

Big business, big responsibilities

If there ever was a time when the commercial environment seemed straightforward, with demand predictable and trends clear enough to see and plan for, those were the good old days. The old five-year horizon often feels more like five days now.

BIFM Ireland award winners named

A key highlight of last week's BIFM Ireland Region FM Summit was confirmation of the winners of three top awards.

More bad news from Carillion

The group's share price plummeted at the end of last week following another profit warning and confirmation of a likely covenant breach.

Market futures: integrated FM and service diversification on the rise

Integrated facilities management continues to represent the fastest growing market segment across the European FM industry.

Mitie continues makeover with new HR director

The facilities management provider has appointed Jo Davis as Group Human Resources Director.

Bidding in the public sector

Looking for public sector contracts? Nicola Bramwell explores some of the common pitfalls for bidders and offers advice on ways to avoid them.

Apleona: tracking the path from cleaning to FM

Apleona appeared on the UK FM scene in mid 2017. Who is this company with the unusual name and where did they come from?

Helping workers escape the concrete jungle

Research from bicycle manufacturer Ribble recently found that most Britons spend 92% of their time indoors. So, if people spend just 8% of their time outside, when do they get to interact with nature? Kenneth Freeman looks at some of the opportunities.

The secret to employee engagement

Graeme Hughes explains why the UK leads the way when it comes to keeping the workforce happy and engaged.   

Broadening the FM view

Considering how an environment makes employees feel and interact is key to creating business-supporting workspaces, says Jeff Flanagan.  

The fight for professional emancipation

By far the most memorable session of this year’s Workplace Trends conference was a simulated court scene in which the issue of flexible working was put on trial.

Changing with the times

Sean Haley, Regional Chair for Sodexo UK & Ireland, tells Simon Iatrou why a changing world should mean a change of business.  

From rags to riches

Joel Briggs tells Simon Iatrou why the rapid growth of his FM business won’t be punctuated by the mistakes of his competitors.

Being green isn't so black & white

Simon Iatrou sits down with Bouygues Energies & Services’ Steve McDonald to discuss how the business is shaping its sustainability strategy in an increasingly uncertain world.

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