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Vinci lending extra support to NHS

Vinci Facilities is diverting volunteers from its mobile repair teams to support existing facilities management services across several hospitals in the North West, Midlands and South East.

Property industry looking for support for NHS

Property professionals have come together to back a dedicated website for offers of space, supplies and support that will help in fighting the covid-19 epidemic.

Calls for key worker status grow

Following the publication of the key worker list last week the government has been on the receiving end of appeals to add further disciplines, initially cleaning and security and now FM.

Cleaning sector counts as top-ten UK industry

New research by the British Cleaning Council has revealed that there are approximately 1.63m workers in the industry, making up around 5% of the UK workforce.

Xenon offers help to FMs in need

The training group is offering free qualifications for the unemployed, relaxed payment terms and support from their recruitment division to facilities managers who have fallen victim to the economics of epidemics, Chris Morris writes.

BESA offers guidance on building shut-down

With thousands of people now working from home or prevented from travelling, many commercial buildings are moving into shutdown mode.

Industry to provide buildings for key workers

Organisations representing thousands of professionals across the surveying, architectural and planning specialisms have written to the Prime Minister to offer their help in fighting back against the growing coronavirus epidemic.

Public sector ordered to pay suppliers immediately

The Cabinet Office has published guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus outbreak.

Interserve lands multi-site TFM deal

Property investment group Landsec has awarded the service provider a four-year contract covering seven retail centres.

Jaguar in Docklands win

Jaguar Building Services has secured a three-year M&E contract at 50 Bank Street, London.

Business Confidence Index 2019 Report

The FM Business Confidence Index is a landmark annual study launched by i-FM in 2004. Over many years we have been pleased to work in partnership on this with Barclays; and this year we are pleased to welcome IFMA UK to the partnership, too.

i-FM WF19 Whitepaper

If facilities management is to continue on its broad track of successful development, we need to know more about the business of FM, its challenges and opportunities, what works and what doesn’t. This was the goal of Workplace Futures 2019.

Insight: FM Audit Report 2019

The FM Audit Report series, which we first launched more than 10 years ago, aims to provide accurate and informative insights into our industry – something that has huge benefits for in-house FMs, service providers, advisors, individual professionals and anyone thinking about joining this business.

Working from home: mixed messages, mixed success

Homeworking has rocketed up the agenda at many, if not most, organisations across the public and private sectors as covid-19 forces so much change. But the transition will not be easy for all.

Crunch time  for business occupiers

No matter the sector, be it technology, finance, retail, manufacturing or any other, virtually all UK businesses rent their HQ and operational premises under commercial leases. Scott Keown offers some timely advice.

Hail the clean, lean recycling years to come!

This year will witness the start of the glorious clean, lean years of recycling as any business that wants to embrace the green agenda in a meaningful way will have to re-examine how they manage their waste resources.

Reasons to be cheerful

There are plenty of reasons not to be cheerful these days; if you are anything less than a determined optimist, you’ll have your own list. But even the most sceptical can see promise in some recent events.

Testing your strategic growth plans

Every FM service provider has short- and medium-term growth strategies in place. But how effectively are the assumptions underpinning these strategies tested?

Time to build on what's been achieved

Despite the concerns about the economy due to the type of Brexit we ultimately get and more recently Covid-19, one of the constants is that the facilities management sector remains positive.

A quiet achiever

She's an FM trailblazer, chair of the IWFM award judges; but nearly missed picking up her recent lifetime achievement award. Julie Kortens tells Fiona Perrin why she was surprised to get the gong.

Learning is in your DNA

David Sharp, CEO of International Workplace, tells Fiona Perrin why his personal mission has been to make what, and how, we learn as unique as we are.

Ready for a healthy debate?

Martin Pickard, FM Guru and chair of next month's Workplace Futures conference, tells Fiona Perrin why it's time to put wellness at the heart of FM.

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