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ISS cautious but confident

The Copenhagen-based facilities services group has had a busy first half of the year, which saw revenue up but profit down.

Norse scores wins in cleaning and catering

Norse Commercial Services is boasting new and renewed cleaning contracts worth about £750,000, all secured in the first four months of its new financial year.

New retail lead at Interserve

The services and construction group has appointed Ian Mcilroy as its new Retail Sector Director.

ISS confirms Barclays contract extension

The Copenhagen-headquartered facilities services provider has renewed its global contract with the financial services group, extending the deal for five years to 2022.

Vertas buys security services provider

Vertas, the Ipswich-headquartered facilities services group, has bought Colchester-based Oakpark Security Systems, expanding its current security services offering.

Interserve jv in new win at Sellafield

OneAIM, a joint venture between Interserve and engineering and projects group Amec Foster Wheeler, has won a framework contract to support reprocessing plants and facilities at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria. 

LGA calls for procurement rules simplification post-Brexit

Simpler rules regulating how councils buy goods and services after Brexit could boost local growth and create jobs, the Local Government Association says.

BaxterStorey settles in at Winchester Cathedral

The catering group has been appointed to support this historic site in the relaunch of its Refectory restaurant and associated services.

Mears creeps ahead but warns on the future

Mears Group, which provides a range of services including FM mainly in the social housing sector, has warned in its interim statement that business is likely to slow as the sector comes to terms with post-Grenfell issues.

Why happiness matters

A management focus on happiness in the workplace sounds like one of those things sure to end in the opposite. But it turns out that happiness is really quite important to commercial success.

Getting the most from your investment in office space

Here's what we know. The world of work is rapidly changing. If people are happy at work, they will deliver the goods and achieve their potential. Happiness at work builds a solid foundation that enables a thriving, agile workplace. Julia Lindsay explains.

An intelligent workplace for a market intelligence agency

The world of work is changing: we all know that. And it’s great to see some companies move with the times, and sometimes even skip ahead by a few strides.

Why the future of work is more human than you think

Everyone wants to be happy at work, and a growing number of forward-thinking companies are starting to recognise the importance of happiness in the workplace. Marie Puybaraud explains what's behind this shift in attitude.

Adding value

Is this the most important goal in facilities management? Has value become the key deliverable and success in delivering it the key message for the industry?

Closing the gender gap in engineering

Engineers are everywhere: from creating new cars to designing prosthetic limbs, and of course throughout FM. But the industry is currently facing a challenging skills shortage.

Trusting your gut

The head and the gut are often presented as antagonistic anatomical forces that compel a person to act either on reason or emotion. Yet science tells us that this is a false dichotomy.

Tech Talks

Is technology a friend or foe to facilities management? Graeme Hughes tells Simon Iatrou why scary new concepts like AI and automation are nothing to be afraid of.

Change of plan

Simon Iatrou talks to Michael Rooney about GSH's reentry into the UK facilities management market.

Shaping the user experience

Emmanuel Chautemps tells Simon Iatrou why personalised service is the future.

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