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Servest acquires Aktrion Group

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

Mitie lands Heathrow contract

Mite Group has been awarded the facilities management services contract at Heathrow Terminal 5 following a competitive tender arising from the liquidation of Carillion.

Carillion: more jobs saved, more lost

This week's update from the Official Receiver confirms the bad news that employees continue to be made redundant. The good news is many more are safe.

Sodexo recognised for gender equality

The services group is the only company from the FM sector to be named to the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, making it one of over 100 companies from 10 sectors headquartered around the world.

Sodexo lands Trinity College Dublin deal

Trinity College Dublin has appointed Sodexo to deliver catering services on a contract valued at £1m per year.

Churchill sets sail with China Fleet Club

Churchill's Environmental Services division has won a three-year compliance contract at one of the UK's leading country clubs.

Health and education FM markets slipped in 2017

The market for outsourced integrated services and TFM deals in the UK health and education sectors was down by about 2% last year in the face of uncertainties and cuts.

Augmented reality: the key to understanding the workplace?

Space utilisation specialist Vantage Space is prototyping an augmented reality analysis platform for workplace utilisation and occupancy studies.

Servest sails off with Scottish Canals deal

Servest has won a three-year hard services contract with the Scottish Government body responsible for managing the country's inland waterways.

Sainsbury's partners with Arcus on M&E

The supermarket group has extended its relationship with Arcus with the award of a seven-year national contract to deliver mechanical and electrical 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.

The service charge challenge

Service charges are a necessary part of multi-occupancy locations, but assessing value for money for the services included can be difficult. A new report from Property Solutions looks at the issues in the retail sector.

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.

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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