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Derwent lands Coventry FM contract

Derwent FM has been appointed preferred bidder by Coventry University for delivery of facilities management services at the Scarborough campus.

SecuriGroup takes Glasgow listed building deal

The Glasgow-headquartered security services company will provide front-of-house, keyholding response and out-of-hours mobile patrols for the landmark Grosvenor Building.

Sodexo builds on 30-year partnership

The services company has won a three-year extension to its long-standing cleaning contract with George Watson's College. 

Bilfinger lands pair of maintenance contracts

Bilfinger UK has been awarded multi-million pound contracts to deliver maintenance services for global chemical producer INEOS at two sites in Scotland.

Amey doubles social enterprise spend in 2018

The infrastructure, services and consultancy firm spent over £2m across its supply chain on companies that use their profits to create positive social change in communities across the UK and overseas.

Bartlett Mitchell appoints wellness manager

The independent caterer has announced the appointment of Hebe Richardson to this newly created position.

NIC scoops deal at Morrisons

NIC Services Group has been awarded a new multi-million pound contract with the Yorkshire-based supermarket chain.

Corps secures Tata Steel deal

Corps Security has won a five-year, £18m contract to provide security services to Tata Steel Europe across the UK.

ISS signs five-year vested partnership

The group's latest vested deal is with an unnamed professional services business with 90 offices in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

Westgrove on the rise

The Warrington-based facilities services company says it has secured a "wealth of new contracts", including deals in the south of England as it grows its business across the UK.

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.

LGBT+ in FM

The why, when and what: insights and updates from the LGBT+ in FM committee.

Bidding with the end in mind

Management guru Stephen Covey was always challenging people to think ahead and clearly define what they wish to achieve. He called it ‘starting with the end in mind’. Colin Dulson looks at what this idea means for FM.

Facilitating a unified approach to data compliance

Ian Osborne looks at the challenges awaiting facilities managers faced with the complexities of GDPR compliance.

How FM can help a struggling retail sector

Retail centres are feeling the squeeze as customers place an ever higher value on their shopping experience. Paul Thrupp argues that the time is ripe for FM to step in as a central component to reviving the retail sector.

Playing on a global FM stage

I've been reading the IWFM's ISIG white paper 'Contracts across Borders'. There are some great insights in it from some very knowledgeable people, but also an inescapable sense of déjà vu and a bit of disappointment.

Productivity: a growth industry

UK productivity rates are below par; we all know that.  But as one more ‘why & what to do about it’ survey lands on our newsdesk, we can’t help but wonder: why don’t all the proffered solutions get implemented, thus delivering huge gains for the nation?

Start-up in a crowded marketplace

Is this a crazy time to start a new business? When ‘uncertainty’ is the word used to describe everything from the economy through politics to work, and ‘mature’ certainly describes the catering sector? Maybe it is crazy; but then again, maybe not.

Keep calm, and focus on culture

Against the challenge of ongoing change, Amanda Fisher is tackling culture head on at Amey FM, Defence and Justice, as she tells Fiona Perrin.

Converting FM to workplace management

Peter Titus tells Fiona Perrin how his company, DCT Facilities Management, combines FM with personal assistance for a total support service at a top legal firm.

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