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Upbeat Serco sees turn-around

The group has reported full-year figures that show revenue continuing to shrink, though only a couple of percent, while profit figures are up substantially backed by a swelling order book.

Churchill extends transport deal

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has awarded the soft services group a ten-year cleaning contract covering sites in and around Glasgow.

Unions plan day of action against outsourcing

Hundreds of workers are expected to march through London on 26 February calling for an end to the insecurity, discrimination and low pay that their unions say are inherent in this management practice.

IWFM London conference programme confirmed

Tickets are now available for the annual London conference, which takes place on 14 March at the striking Freemasons' Hall.

Whitehall publishes Outsourcing Playbook

A new guide on outsourcing decisions and contracting has been designed to improve how government works with industry and to deliver better public services.

Double success for Wilson James

The security services company has mobilised its most recent contract, providing a range of support to British American Tobacco across multiple locations in the south of England.

The last straw: IFMA UK joins plastics campaign

The FM professionals group is backing the sustainability agenda and urging the industry to get on-board too.

Graham lands Bristol FM deal

The Office for Students has awarded a three-year hard services contract to Graham Facilities Management covering three buildings in Bristol.

Spectrum toasts another win

The Paisley-based soft services group has been appointed to provide a range of cleaning services for Glen Turner Ltd at their Starlaw Distillery site in Bathgate.

CFS scores hat trick

Corporate Facilities Services, the south coast-based soft services specialist, is reporting three retail contracts newly underway for 2019.

Smart technology leads the way for cleaning

In the right environment, complete robotic cleaning could only be a year or two away. Alex Blake looks the ways smart technology is changing the cleaning industry and calls for benchmarked standards on how it's being used.

Sustainability in FM demands holistic thinking

Active Workplace Solutions invited a select group of FM experts to discuss the critical components of sustainability and why the industry’s current challenges call for a reappraisal of what that word means. i-FM reports.

Building connections

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

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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