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The British Institute of Facilities Management has entered into a two-year deal with a specialist business and market development agency that will focus on building a strategic partnership programme.

Westgrove projecting £25m turnover this year

The Warrington-headquartered support services specialist says it will increase revenues by over 30% in its current financial year. And it aims to continue growing, targeting £40m by the end of 2021.

Mid-market Incentive group joins BSA

The Incentive FM Group has become a member of the Business Services Association, with a keen focus on helping to promote the benefits of outsourcing to the private sector. 

Coworking heading for empty retail space

Property advisor JLL predicts that coworking ventures could become a significant occupier on many high streets.

Pay rise for building services workers

Employees in the building services contracting sector will receive salary increases of more than 5% by 2020.

New BDM for Norse venture

Enfield Norse has appointed Bob Freestone as Business Development Manager to build on the company's commercial cleaning services portfolio across North London.

G4S optimistic after good second quarter

The security services group has taken a positive line on full-year performance after reporting a decline in both revenue and profit for its first half.

Andron demonstrates fashion sense

The Aberdeen-headquartered soft services specialist has landed two new contracts, one at a leading regional shopping centre and a second with a top fashion brand.

Mercury wins at Kilkenny shopping centre

Northern Ireland's largest independently owned security company, Mercury Security Management, has expanded its portfolio of retail clients with the award of a new contract at Market Cross Shopping Centre.

OCS: big in Hampshire

The facilities services group has grown its presence in the county with a new win at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and an extension of its deal with the regional Police and Crime Commissioner.

How 'ethical commissioning' could curb the worst effects of outsourcing

While inadequate budgets, supervision, and regulation are often blamed for the failures of public sector outsourcing, the absence of ethical standards in the commissioning and procurement process remains an overlooked issue.

Coworking comes to the corporation

Coworking spaces create community and collaboration. Some enterprises want a bit of that buzz, reports Fiona Perrin from the frontline of flexible working.

Securing the future

Consumer electronics have changed people's expectations and that change is filtering down to slower placed, traditional sectors such as security. So, what should you expect from the security industry asks Derek McLean.

Mutually beneficial

Collaborations between facilities management membership bodies have happened before. So, what makes the partnership between RICS and IFMA any different?

Planning for tomorrow

One of the big challenges for every FM service provider these days is sorting out its strategy for the future: how does it see its markets developing? how does it want to be perceived? what sort of clients does it want? what's the right service offer?

What's in a name?

Naming, and the related branding, forms part of the bedrock of marketing strategy. There’s a lot of science to both and a huge amount of material on good and bad experiences. But in the end, you make your decision, unveil your work and pray for the best.

A fresh perspective

Immersed in the world of FM, it’s only by talking to a newcomer that you are reminded what a strange business this is: the multi-layered procurement processes, the relentless pressure on costs, the temptation to make promises based on a hope and a prayer.

Onwards & upwards

OCS is an FM service provider on the up. Bob Taylor tells i-FM that the secret to its success isn’t really a secret at all.

An elite new venture

After 15 years with Macro, Bill Heath left to explore new opportunities. They’ve certainly come knocking and include a new international business proposition, as he tells Fiona Perrin.

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