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ISS boasts 'resilient' performance

The ISS Group has reported solid positive figures for 2017, a year that many facilities services companies no doubt regard as somewhat less comfortable than they had hoped.

Serco positive as numbers continue to fall

Revenue and profit were both down for 2017 but that was in line with expectations, as the group's recovery programme appears to be on track.

Mapping out the future

There are a few companies in the FM sector that have a (comparatively) long and interesting heritage, but probably none more so than ENGIE.

Aramark takes ownership of DIO contracts

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has confirmed that, following Carillion's demise, the food services group has stepped in to take full control of three major contracts.

Helistrat aiming to go global

The environmental consultancy and contract manager has revealed plans for the international expansion of its business.

Programme confirmed for BIFM London conference

Some tickets are still available for the BIFM London annual conference taking place 5 March at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in Savoy Place, London.

ENGIE takes on Carillion NI contracts

ENGIE has reached an agreement to acquire long-term heating and building maintenance contracts with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, deals that were previously operated by Carillion Energy Services.

Churchill plugs into Northern Powergrid extension

The electricity supply company has awarded a three-year cleaning services deal to Churchill, building on an existing relationship between client and contractor.

Macro lands Indian residential deal

The facilities management specialist has been appointed to manage The Crest, a luxury residential development of 765 units across six towers in Gurugram, India.

Servest acquires Aktrion Group

Aktrion, a specialist in the provision of bespoke manufacturing support services, will further its growth and diversification strategy, Servest says.

Finding your voice

Simon Iatrou talks to Nicola Lovett, CEO of ENGIE Services, about how her organisation is adapting to the changing landscape of support services.

BIM: why contractors and FM providers need to work together

Building information modelling is not new. Nor is the tension between building contracting and facilities management. Mike Knapp argues the case for closer collaboration.

New energy standards: are you ready?

From April 2018, a new legal standard for minimum energy efficiency will apply to rented commercial buildings. Carl Ghinn explains the benefits and risks involved for facilities managers.

What's the point of marketing in FM?

In these uncertain times, how can CEOs and managing directors hope to deliver shareholder value, drive long-term profitability and create stability for their businesses?

Conflicts of interest

Last week, i-FM reported that support services firms on the FTSE index announced more profit warnings than any other FTSE-listed companies in 2017. But why is this so?

Disturbing times

I’m not talking about Carillion going into liquidation or the recent news that Capita saw its share price plummet due to a profit warning, adding to market uncertainty and another knee-jerk reaction to the idea of outsourcing.

Finding your voice

Simon Iatrou talks to Nicola Lovett, CEO of ENGIE Services, about how her organisation is adapting to the changing landscape of support services.

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.

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