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Outsourcing:

Outsourcing markets across EMEA appear to be bouncing back, despite continued uncertainty around Brexit and, more widely, national economic stability.

Built environment professionals back climate action

In line with growing calls for action in the face of the world's climate emergency, businesses, organisations and, more recently, built environment professionals have been signing up to new policies and practices.

CoreNet to focus on business success

CoreNet Global, which positions itself as "the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate and workplace executives", is set to examine the role that CRE can play in fostering business success.

Axis lands security and cleaning deal

Property consultant Hartnell Taylor Cook has appointed Axis Group to deliver services at Walsingham House in the City of London.

Aramark slips to £5m loss

Newly available accounts for the catering and services group's UK operations show a substantial decline in turnover and a big jump in losses for FY2018.

Atalian Servest names new QHSE director

Alistair McCourt has been promoted to the role of quality, health, safety and environment director UK & Ireland.

BSI promotes first global FM certification scheme

The business standards business has launched a certification scheme and supporting training courses to help organisations develop, implement and maintain effective facilities management across all operations.  

Polyteck signs in Stratford

The construction and facilities management business has secured a contract to deliver hard FM services at the Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford, London.

Harrogate awards major contract to local firm

Harrogate Borough Council has appointed Robinsons Facilities Services to look after more than 60 public buildings, including a number of key landmarks.

Incentive in Birmingham win

Incentive QAS, the group's cleaning business, has been awarded a three-year contract at 55 Colmore Row, one of Birmingham's more prestigious office locations.

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.

Top tips to keep staff and premises secure

Darren Hyde offers a top-ten to ensure the safety of your people and property in a world where challenges seem to grow steadily.

Combining the power of people and data

UK-based government solutions provider KBR is no stranger to the facilities management market. A major partner to 20% of the British armed forces, KBR also takes on contracts where they provide a client-side and strategic role.

Delivering the goods

In this case study, we look at how the FM team at delivery company Hermes is ensuring the workplace copes with today's pressures, and can also be ready for tomorrow’s.

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?

The challenges of being in FM

I was recently asked for my views on the greatest challenges that face the facilities management sector over the next few years. How long have you got, I thought.

FM: the key to wellness in the workplace

The time is right for a new, more 'evolved' FM model - one that is broader and offers a more holistic understanding of both buildings and people. The benefits to the industry, and its clients, will be immense.

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.

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.

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