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Mitie opens building society account

Mitie has been awarded a five-year contract with Yorkshire Building Society covering engineering, catering and security at 147 sites.

Churchill pursues digital transformation strategy

The independently-owned service provider is partnering with a software specialist to launch a new system designed to simplify service delivery and facilitate enhanced ways of working with clients.

Westminster University names Sitemark as advisor

The University of Westminster has chosen Sitemark to support procurement of cleaning services across its London estate.

Mental health guidance for employers offered

Mental Health First Aid England has launched best-practice guidance for employers on how to implement mental health first aid in the workplace.

Vinci confirms £20m Sandwell contract

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has awarded a four-year contract to Vinci Facilities covering improvement works to its social housing estates.

AM bags deal at Arndale Centre

The soft facilities services specialist has been appointed to provide security and cleaning services for the Arndale Centre in Morecambe. 

The latest industry survey shows a slowdown in growth, along with increased material and labour costs.

Mitie's bid tops Bidfood's tender

Mitie will boost sustainability for the food wholesaler as part of a new five-year contract covering all aspects of waste management.

ISS secures ISO 55001 for key client

ISS has been awarded asset management accreditation for UBS, marking out the client as best in its class in this important area.

First airbase powered by green energy

RAF Marham, home to the UK's F-35 multi-role combat jets and a key site on Amey's Regional Prime Central contract, is now running on sustainable energy following completion of a new biogas plant.

Building connections

How can facilities managers manage poor mobile coverage within their buildings? Sean Keating explains the challenge.

Are your service providers putting security first?

Knowing that your facilities are secure when outsourcing contracts is paramount. Caroline Hutchins outlines a five step approach.

Living wills are coming in facilities management

So embrace them now to get ahead of the game, say Derrick Tate and Farah Abou.

Time for change in government outsourcing practice

On exactly the same day that yet another key supplier of services to the government ran into financial problems, last week saw a speaker from the Cabinet Office tell the Workplace Futures conference that "we need significant cultural change on all sides".

Seizing the high ground

The FM industry does a lot of things really well. What if we added one more to the list that could lift our perception, our value, our reputation?

FM has an image problem

And that is what's stopping our future talent from joining what one student called a 'hidden industry'. Sienna Emanuel asked a group of students what we need to do.

Vision, clarity, energy

Lucy Jeynes' witty wrap-ups at the annual Workplace Futures conference are famous for their insight. As she prepares to take to the stage this year, she tells Fiona Perrin about what's coming next in the world of workplace.

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.

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