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BT to outsource services to ISS and CBRE

In 2012 BT made the headlines with its decision to bring the purpose-designed facilities services company Monteray in-house. Now the group is back in the headlines as outsourcing goes back on the agenda.

Lancer Scott bags another deal at Tesco

The property services company has secured a three-year contract renewal for the provision of building maintenance repairs and project works.

Poor quality offices costing £4bn a year

New research reveals that 1 in 5 UK workers has around two unproductive hours every week caused by poor or inadequate work environments, leading to a huge cost to the economy.

OCS commits to reducing single-use plastics

The facilities services group has unveiled an action plan to reduce its single-use plastic footprint across the UK.

Compass happy with

The group saw both revenue and operating profit climb over the 12 months to 30 September.

Graham confirms NI contract

The construction to services group will provide a range of facilities management services for a new primary and community care centre in Lisburn over a 25-year term.

Mitie named leading D&I employer

Mitie's approach to diversity and inclusion has been praised, with the company named on the list of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, the only facilities management company on the list.

Doctors' orders: Acuity lands BMA deal

The Axis Group's front-of-house division has been appointed to a combined security and reception services contract at the British Medical Association's headquarters in London.

Westgrove secures Birchwood Park contract

The Westgrove Group has been chosen to supply security services to one of the North West's leading business parks.

New contracts to

Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington has announced new measures to deliver better public services and use contracts as a "force for good".

What next for Interserve?

The group is very much in the news these days, mainly for the wrong reasons. As it continues to grapple with stabilisation and recovery, we've been looking back at its path over the past couple of decades.

The work app for employee engagement

Engaging employees has never been more important. Fiona Perrin explores how an application that mirrors those we use as consumers is keeping soft services staff connected.

Coworking and the demise of the commercial property lease

Traditional commercial office leases are under threat, as an increasing number of organisations begin to recognise the value of flexible working. But why should facilities managers care about this new trend?

The advantages of hire for the FM industry

Carl Webb reviews the importance of considering whether a hired climate control arrangement makes more sense than a traditional purchase.

Is technology FM's game-changer?

It's a common view in FM these days: we're on the brink of fundamental, widespread change in what we do and how we do it. The driver is clear: rapidly developing technology. But is this really the case?

Brands talk, and people listen

'Brand' is one of those ideas that can seem a bit too trendy for their own good. Of course this particular concept means something in the fast-paced and increasingly global commercial world; but what's it got to do with real life?

What does good feel like?

It's time we looked at our workplaces through a new lens, Nicola Morris, Sodexo's Divisional MD for Corporate Services, tells Fiona Perrin.

Standard mission

Sodexo is committed to 'Quality of Life Services'. Keith Hamer, its Global VP of Engineering and Asset Management, tells Fiona Perrin why operating to a global standard for hard services is so integral to that vision.

Servest: what next?

Rob Legge talks to i-FM about the ambitious plans behind the newly merged Atalian Servest business.

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