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ISS seals Trust deal

After an extended period of competitive dialogue with a number of potential partners, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has awarded ISS Facility Services, Healthcare a five-year contract.

Mitie lands £17m Gatwick extension

London Gatwick Airport has renewed its relationship with Mitie with a new five-year contract.

PHS names FM and property lead

The support services group has appointed Darren Hawkins as head of facilities management and property.

Charity ball returns to Sheffield 

Members of Sheffield's business community are once again set to enjoy the annual FM charity ball, due to take place Friday 22 March at The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Sheffield Park.

Speakers confirmed for February conference

Under the title 'Surviving FM: making tomorrow a better place', Workplace Futures 2019 will be looking at what it takes to build and run a successful business in this continuously changing and challenging marketplace.

Event management specialist takes to the rails

StadiumFM has been appointed by Merseyrail to provide support staff as the rail company completes platform upgrade works to prepare for new trains on one of the busiest networks in the UK.

Brent brings cleaning services in-house

The London local authority's cabinet has given the go-ahead for cleaning of council estates to be done directly by council staff.

VPS reorganises security teams

VPS, the property security group, has combined two divisions which are now operating under the new banner of VPS Security Services.

Pareto reports fourth year of growth

Pareto FM, the facilities and engineering services provider, has seen its turnover climb for a fourth consecutive year, hitting £9.2m for the 12 months through September 2018.

Government and employers to kick-start flexible working

The Flexible Working Task Force, a partnership across government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities, has launched a campaign to increase uptake.

The i-FM News Review 2018

Another busy 12 months for UK FM, this time marked by extremes: from the positive news of innovations, contract wins, growth and acquisitions to the negative, with the worst of that being the stunning collapse of Carillion at the beginning of the year.

Great expectations

James Clark looks at what you should expect from a vendor when it comes to large electronic security system projects.

Productivity: new insight into an old problem

New UK research shows high CO2 concentrations in offices are decreasing people’s cognitive capability. John O’Brien explains the background to this and what the findings mean.

Happy New Year?

A new year is traditionally a cause for celebration, marked by optimism, determination and positive thinking. How long all that lasts, of course, is another matter. And this year there's a question mark over whether any of it even gets started.

Mental health first aiders: a benefit for us all

Wednesday December 19th will see a debate in the Commons, pushing for the implementation of a mental health first aider in every workplace to help bridge the gap between mental health and physical health care legislation in business.

The productivity gap: what are we missing?

Last week Mace Macro launched a new report analysing our work environments and uncovering a series of problems, along with associated opportunities for improvement. That set me thinking.

A productive conversation

A great workplace experience is not going to double the share price, Mace Macro's Ross Abbate tells Fiona Perrin, but it's time to talk to buyers about how it can help close the productivity gap.

We are what we do

He's proud of his big outsourcer background, Martyn Freeman tells Fiona Perrin; but he's back with a new version of FM.

What does good feel like?

It's time we looked at our workplaces through a new lens, Nicola Morris, Sodexo's Divisional MD for Corporate Services, tells Fiona Perrin.

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