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Apleona secures university deals

Apleona HSG Facility Management UK has secured new contracts with two universities.

Vinci confirms nationwide FM contract with Shell

Vinci Facilities has confirmed the award of a contract with Shell UK Retail to provide FM services across a portfolio of company-owned sites.

Eric Wright restructures FM business

Preston-based Eric Wright Facilities Management has unveiled a management restructure as part of its planned growth strategy.

Emrill future post-Carillion secured

The UAE-based facilities management company, which has grown year on year since it was founded in 2002, looks set to continue on that track.

ENGIE enters local authority energy market

The energy and services group has signed its first energy white-label contract with a local authority to supply householders across the north-west of England.

PropTech: why is clear, but not how

More than nine out of ten real estate industry decision-makers agree that their organisations need to engage with property technology but far fewer believe the organisation's vision or strategy is up to scratch.

CBRE offers free online workplace planning tool

The property services group has announced the UK launch of Spacer, a free workplace planning product to help companies apply best-in-class workplace trends to their office layout.

Good Eating at Nomura

The Good Eating Company, a Sodexo business focused on workplace catering, has won a significant contract with financial services group Nomura.

Savills lands major deal with Derwent

The Derwent Group has appointed Savills to provide property management and facilities management services for its half-billion pound commercial property investment portfolio.

ENGIE unveils business charter and scrutiny board

The energy and services group has established a new Responsible Business Charter and an independent Scrutiny Board. ENGIE says this underlines its commitment to operate to the highest economic, social and environmental standards.

Simple steps to a sustainable future

A few years ago, the term ‘sustainability’ was fairly interchangeable with words such as ‘environmentally-friendly’ and ‘green’, in recognition of those first steps businesses were making to address some of the ecological challenges the planet was facing.

Facilities management in smart buildings

Building technology has come along in leaps and bounds, and 'smart' projects that can offer tangible, operational benefits to building managers and tenants are becoming increasingly popular. Nick Sacke explores some of the issues and opportunities.

More than free food and bean bags

Adapting our working practices to support millennials can play a big role in staff retention, says Sienna Emanuel.

Outsourcing in the public sector: a social commitment

The Public Service Act (Social Value) 2012 puts social value at the heart of commissioning, ensuring that authorities consider the wider economic and environmental benefit that they can achieve when buying goods and services. The Act became law in 2013.

More questions than answers

Predicting change is a mug's game, especially these days when some of the old 'rules' seem particularly unreliable. But it does feel like the times might be ripe for some kind of tipping point in UK facilities management.

Mutually beneficial

Collaborations between facilities management membership bodies have happened before. So, what makes the partnership between RICS and IFMA any different?

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.

A fresh perspective

Immersed in the world of FM, it’s only by talking to a newcomer that you are reminded what a strange business this is: the multi-layered procurement processes, the relentless pressure on costs, the temptation to make promises based on a hope and a prayer.

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