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New FM MD at Eric Wright

Preston-based Eric Wright Facilities Management has appointed George Lilley as managing director.

Sodexo supports students in raising mental health awareness

Sodexo's Schools and Universities business is supporting the next generation of socially-minded leaders as they raise awareness of mental health issues, as part of its platinum partnership with Enactus UK.

Atalian Servest in Student Loans win

The Student Loans Company has awarded a three-year contract with a two-year extension option to the FM services provider.

Andron extends London deal

The soft services specialist has secured a new three-year contract with Coin Street Community Builders following a competitive tender.

Interserve secures place on £200m NHS framework

Interserve's Healthcare business has been named on each of the three lots that comprise the National Health Service Shared Business Services framework agreement.

Amulet in three-year Birmingham win

Churchill Group's security business has been appointed to provide a range of services at Millennium Point, the city's landmark meeting and events venue.

Mitie extends NHS Property Services deal

Mitie has won a fourth year on a major contract delivering engineering, landscaping and security services.

ENGIE appoints Lovett as new CEO for UK & Ireland

Nicola Lovett moves up from her current divisional role as of 1 May.

New Kier chief exec to lead strategic review

The construction and services group has confirmed the arrival of Andrew Davies, who takes on the top job clearly with a determination to build a thorough understanding of the business.

IWFM ambassadors to target schools

The IWFM has unveiled a plan that will see its members delivering activity-based workshops in schools across the UK with the aim of encouraging the next generation to learn about FM's diversity and impact and to get involved.

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.

Trends Report 2019

Trends & Opportunities is our annual FM market insights report. It starts with a review of the state of the UK market and some of the most important issues in it, looking at recent research and the performance of our Top 50 companies to illustrate trends, opportunities and challenges.

Health, productivity and indoor air quality

As a business, you’re no doubt striving towards giving your customers the best possible experience. As an employer, you’ll be committed to the health and wellbeing of your staff. But something could be impacting your efforts more than you realise.

Small, medium and enterprising

We hear a lot about the big organisations in UK FM. But who are the rising stars and what makes them successful? Fiona Perrin talked to four of the challengers.

ESOS Phase 2: are you ready?

The compliance period for Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme is currently underway, with less than nine months until the deadline. Stuart Denton-Brown discusses how businesses can act now to make the process smoother.

Small is beautiful

The story of FM over the past 20 years has been grow, diversify, extend and grow more. But below the headline-catching stuff has been a trend favouring small businesses, ones that focus on a region or market area, or that just don’t feel driven to be big.

Consciously tackling unconscious bias

Unconscious bias has been common parlance in the business world for some years, and it continues to be one of the most important issues for business to recognise and manage.

What next for FM?

If there is one thing that FM knows a lot about, it's change. Change has been the story of facilities management since its earliest days.

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.

FM: a human business

Andrew Hulbert tells Fiona Perrin that it is Pareto FM's approach to people that is driving success; and he's determined to foster this ethos as the company grows.

Opportunity knocks

Serial entrepreneur Mark Purnell tells i-FM why his latest venture in the facilities management sector is ready to take the next big step.

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