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Reconomy acquires UK Waste Solutions

This strengthens its position in the commercial waste sector as the biggest technology-enabled resource management provider, Reconomy says.

Sodexo welcomes interns

Twenty-four interns have been welcomed across the UK business as part of the 10,000 Black Interns Programme.

Amey working to improve biodiversity on DIO sites

Through its defence housing contract, the service provider is working to transform local grassland into havens for wildlife.

Flexible working key to recruitment & retention

New research from the CIPD finds that an estimated 4m people have changed careers due to a lack of flexibility at work.

Saddle up for the London to Brighton ride

Built environment cancer charity We Build The Future is looking for cyclists to hit the streets and raise funds.

G4S secures FCDO contract

G4S Secure Solutions has won a multi-million-pound contract for services at several Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office buildings.

Jaguar in Knightsbridge win

Property manager Colliers has appointed Jaguar Building Services on the M&E contract for 8 Lancelot Place, London.

Satvir Bungar on the Empower Role Model list

Satvir Bungar, M&A managing director at accountancy and business advisory firm BDO, has been named as one of the top 100 leaders for his work in supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Facilities Show to move to December

2024 will see the show and its co-located partners rescheduled to an end of year position.

Atalian Servest wins at Wellcome site

A new three-year contract covers soft services at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire.

Leeds Beckett appoints BMG

Business Moves Group, the office relocation company, has won a two-year contract with Leeds Beckett University.

Labour shortages hitting engineering services

The latest building services industry survey shows the growing impact rising labour shortages are having on businesses in the sector.

Corps exceeds target with charity cheque

Corps Security handed over more than £11,000 to leading veteran’s mental health charity Combat Stress at their fundraising dinner in London.

EMCOR UK retains defence account

DE&S Deca, formerly the Defence Electronics & Components Agency, has reappointed the firm following a rigorous tender process.

Residential site win for Q3

The hard services contract covers maintenance at the Grosvenor Waterside development in London’s Chelsea.

London refurbishment at all-time high

The looming spectre of obsolescence has seen a record level of office upgrade projects get underway in the capital.

New MD for Good Eating Company

Sodexo Corporate Services has announced that Alex Kristall will become managing director from 1 June.

Senior appointments at Bidvest Noonan

Promotion at the FM services group sees two long-serving employees move up to operations director roles.

Pareto confirms senior team

Changes in recent months are designed to strengthen the organisation as it continues on its growth track.

Sykes returns to FM

Richard Sykes has been appointed senior vice president at ABM and president, United Kingdom and Ireland.

Net zero: Edinburgh turns to Turner & Townsend

The consultancy group will support the city’s plans to decarbonise homes, workplaces and public buildings.

BCO: Midlands and Central England award winners

Employee wellbeing, amenities and sustainability are at the core of the region’s leading workplaces, says the British Council for Offices.

Building the future-proof workplace

That’s the theme for Sodexo’s online afternoon event planned for later this week.

This Month

No action on emissions for a third of businesses

Over a third of businesses are yet to take meaningful action on reducing emissions, according to analysis of ONS figures.

Most younger workers back hybrid working

The figure is highest amongst UK Gen Zs (77%) but Millennials, too, (71%) would consider looking for a new job if asked to go into the workplace full-time.

Business continuity certification for Mitie

ISO 22301 certification bolsters the group’s risk management and business continuity credentials.

Preston North End partners with Sodexo Live!

The group’s hospitality and live events specialist will take over catering operations at Deepdale in July.             

New MD at Skanska

Dan Williams has been appointed as managing director of Skanska UK’s building services operating unit, which specialises in FM and M&E.

PAC slams slow progress on Parliament refurb

The Public Accounts Committee laments that, after decades of broad consensus on the need for repairs and restoration, progress has been painfully slow.

Growing flexspace group unveils conference plan

The Flexible Space Association, the trade body for the flexible workspace industry, has hit the 1000-location mark.

Planon partners with SAP

The software powerhouses have announced a strategic partnership with the objective of offering companies an integrated solution for real estate and facilities management.

BCO names award winners in the south

South of England’s and South Wales’s outstanding workplaces have been announced, with awards going to six office buildings across the region.

Bidvest Noonan moves on robot technology

The FM services provider is extending its security operations with the deployment of a Boston Dynamics Spot unit.

Hybrid workers want to shape work model

Just 14% prefer to have the work model mandated by their employer.

Pareto reports eighth year of growth

Figures for the year ending September 2022 show a 75% growth in organic turnover to £32m.

Wellbeing: key theme at Scotland’s best workplaces

British Council for Offices regional awards highlight user-centred design, as well as creative implementation of wellbeing and sustainability measures.

Veolia makes Best Places to Work list

The resource management specialist is in the top group of the best ‘very big’ companies to work for in 2023.

VIVO links up with mental health charity

Marking the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, VIVO Defence Services has become a company supporter of Lighthouse.

Long list of contracts due for renewal this year

Research indicates that FM contracts with a total value of more than £4.8bn will be coming back to the market in 2023.

Strong start for Liverpool services provider

Liverpool-based FM and project services company Avrenim is reporting new contract wins totalling more than £3.25m in the first quarter of 2023.

JCD lands prestige hotels job

The Kent-based family-owned cleaning company has signed a new contract with Historic Sussex Hotels.

Nurture buys East Anglia service provider

The landscape company has completed the acquisition of Norfolk-based CGM Group in a deal that will strengthen the buyer’s presence in the region.

New COO at FRG

Leeds-based First Response Group has appointed Mark Mansfield as chief operating officer.

Arcus opens national training centre

A significant investment in growth, people and the future of facilities management, says the FM company.

Amey unveils new skills programme

The service provider’s Headstart initiative is the UK’s first contractor-led adaptation of the Department for Work and Pensions Kickstart programme.

Compass launches decarbonisation initiative

The UK’s largest food and support service provider has announced a new strategic partnership targeting a more sustainable industry.

Landmarc retains MoD contract

Landmarc Support Services has been awarded a new £560m contract to manage the UK Defence Training Estate.

Corps Security in Exxonmobil win

The new contract covers provision of essential security services for the Fawley Refinery and Chemical Plant.

Compass points to strong growth

First-half results lead to upgraded full-year guidance and commitment to an extended share buyback programme.

Servo growing fast

The Leeds-based service provider has made several senior appointments to help propel continued growth.

IWFM award winners win again

Two winners from the IWFM Impact Awards 2022 have secured accolades in the Global FM Awards of Excellence 2023.

Q3 in multi-site win

Q3 Services has secured a three-year, first-generation FM contract with Satellite Applications Catapult.

Principle moves to employee ownership

The cleaning services company is transferring the majority of its shares to its 2,300 employees.

Senior appointment at Churchill

The services group has announced the appointment of Martin D’Mello to lead its growth strategy in housing and healthcare.

Record flexible occupancy rates

Flexible workspace locations in the UK have hit their highest ever occupancy levels.

Net zero: BSI research finds SME opportunities

Progress on sustainability risks being held back as businesses grapple with increasing costs and lack of clarity around the way forward.

Biodiversity: UKGBC launches new guidance

Alongside the climate crisis, we face an ecological crisis in which biodiversity in the UK is under severe and urgent threat.

Medirest renews at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Compass Group’s healthcare division has extended its partnership with a new five-year contract.

Public sector: top FM business winners

A new report from public sector procurement specialist Tussell reviews market trends to identify 150 ‘FM Titans’.

SBFM adds to leadership team

The soft FM services provider has confirmed senior appointments in HR and QSHE.

ISS reports strong start to the year

So strong, in fact, that the facilities services group has upgraded its outlook for organic growth in 2023.

ESS mobilises services at DSTL

Compass Group’s defence, marine and aerospace business has mobilised its soft FM contract for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

Amey in framework success

The facilities management and project services company has secured a place on its sixth public sector framework in under a year.

New COO at Arcus

Arcus FM has appointed Stephen Saunders as chief operating officer.

Retrofit crisis looms

Without a change in board attitudes the UK could face a building retrofit crisis, warns a new report.

Younger workers driving wellbeing trends

Younger generations of workers across the UK are calling for enhanced wellbeing, sustainable and digital workplace practices.

Mitie buys to expand security offer

The group has acquired RH Irving Industrials Ltd, a specialist in security systems design and maintenance.

Atlas Hospitality books London hotel deal

The FM group’s specialist cleaning, maintenance and support services business has been appointed at Kimpton Fitzroy London.

FM market optimism down

Higher costs, squeezed cash flows and a stuttering economy mean more FMs are expecting deteriorating market conditions.

New strategic partner at 14forty

Clare Coffey joins the facilities management services provider in a key operational role.

Carlisle appoints new MD

Simon Pratt has joined Carlisle Support Services as managing director in the south of England.

International Workplace highly commended

The training and consultancy firm was recognised in the Safer Logistics category at the SHE Awards for its work with DPD.

Mitie Foundation marks 10th anniversary

Funded by Mitie, the Foundation operates independently, with a separate board and management structure.

Brand new: survey results offer market insights

Back after a pandemic-induced break, the FM Brands Survey provides a fresh check on perceptions of the UK market landscape.

Sodexo secures €250m Ireland deal

Confirmed contract covers delivery of FM and technical services in Dublin, Cork, Kerry and Westmeath as part of the Higher Education PPP project.

Equans launches Smartr digital offer

The advanced digital platform will drive efficiencies and help accelerate decarbonisation efforts across the built environment.

Inviron extends Birmingham role

Birmingham City University has appointed Inviron as principal contractor on a new HVAC project.

Atlas Security shortlisted for top award

The security services business is in contention for Security Guarding Company of the Year at the Fire and Security Matters Awards 2023.

This Quarter

Brand new: survey results offer market insights

Back after a pandemic-induced break, the FM Brands Survey provides a fresh check on perceptions of the UK market landscape.

Sodexo secures €250m Ireland deal

Confirmed contract covers delivery of FM and technical services in Dublin, Cork, Kerry and Westmeath as part of the Higher Education PPP project.

Equans launches Smartr digital offer

The advanced digital platform will drive efficiencies and help accelerate decarbonisation efforts across the built environment.

Inviron extends Birmingham role

Birmingham City University has appointed Inviron as principal contractor on a new HVAC project.

Atlas Security shortlisted for top award

The security services business is in contention for Security Guarding Company of the Year at the Fire and Security Matters Awards 2023.

Sodexo extends BAE Systems Munitions deal

The group’s Corporate Services division has secured a four-year extension to its soft and hard FM contract.

Occupier demand: quality over quantity

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors sees the UK property market remaining subdued, but there are signs of optimism too.

BCO names London’s best-in-class offices

Employee wellbeing and sustainability emerge as defining principles of the leading workplaces, annual awards reveal.

ISS scoops catering award

ISS UK has won the Health and Nutrition Award at the Public Sector Catering Awards 2023.

Jaguar returns to its first site

Jaguar Building Services has been appointed at a new building on the site of its first contract win, 30 years ago.

Mitie extends DP World contract

DP World Southampton, the provider of smart logistics solutions, has renewed its contract with Mitie for a further two years.

NG Bailey on-side at Wembley

A new five-year contract covers maintenance services for the iconic stadium.

Sodexo Live! moves on growth strategy

The group’s dedicated business for sports, events and hospitality has taken full ownership of the STH joint venture.

Director appointments at EMCOR UK

Two new executive directors include Rebecca Paterson for marketing and Emma McLaughlin-Edwards for ED&I.

Polyteck takes stake in managed solutions provider

The construction and facilities management organisation has announced a multi-million-pound investment in MetSpace.

‘Aggressive’ growth plan for Nurture Group

The five-year plan for the grounds services business is underpinned by new investment of £57m.

Vertas scoops Suffolk deal

The University of Suffolk has appointed the firm as its new grounds and landscaping services partner.

New CFO for Bidvest Noonan GB operations

The facilities services group has appointed Rajiv Gupta as chief financial officer for its business in Great Britain.

Hybrid working dividend: two weeks a year

New research finds that on average hybrid working employees deliver nearly two extra weeks of work a year for their employer.

Sodexo extends employee support

The service provider has appointed Salary Finance to offer its UK employees a new financial wellbeing benefit.

NABERS 2.0 launched

The energy efficiency rating scheme for existing office buildings has been extended to meet the needs of owners and occupiers.

Pagabo opens £545m M&E framework 

Specialist M&E subcontractors will be appointed to the new framework, which will run for four years. 

NHS England and Compass plan hospital food event 

The event, focused on delivery of 24/7 operations, takes place 11 May at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.

Corps Security to host mental health event

Registration is now open for Mental Health - Security’s Invisible Enemy, which marks May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

SPIE UK in fire and security win

The hard services specialist has been appointed to provide fire and security maintenance services to Edinburgh Leisure.

Public sector procurement on the rise

The number of contracts awarded for FM services in the public sector rose in Q1 2023, reversing 2022’s second half decline.

The future: it’s hybrid working + collaboration space

A survey from Mace finds that that hybrid working, with a collaborative central space, is the preferred post-pandemic style.

Technology critical to FM’s future

New research suggests that almost half of FMs think their business could become unviable if it doesn’t improve its digital technologies and skills.

EMCOR UK scoops RoSPA industry awards

The service provider has been named winner of the Facilities Management Industry Sector Award and Water Industry Sector Award.

Cleanology sees ‘record breaking’ growth

The cleaning services provider has taken on 600 new staff over the past 12 months following a series of contracts wins.

Islands growth for Q3

Q3 Services Channel Islands has acquired Jersey’s Millenium Cleaning Services Limited.

Richard Irvin in second CCS win

The hard services provider has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Housing Maintenance & Management Services DPS.

IWFM donates surplus equipment

Furniture and tech equipment unneeded following the Institute’s recent move has gone to good causes.

Social value: Compass backs Change Please

The food and facilities services company is extending its current work with the social enterprise.

Mitie looks strong

The group has closed FY23 with revenue up and operating profit ahead of the forecast.

New director at Principle

Principle Cleaning Services has appointed Juan Camara as its specialist services director.

Sustainability: regulatory updates and the impact on FM

There have been several updates to regulations impacting organisational sustainability over the last six months, requiring greater levels of disclosure.

New white paper looks at generative AI

Magenta Associates, the communications specialist for the built environment, has released a white paper that explores the implications of AI on content creation and communications.

Sodexo extends 15-year NHS partnership

Sodexo’s catering, retail and soft services FM contract at Queen’s Hospital Romford has been extended for a further five years.

Polish FM company buys into UK market

Gdansk-headquartered Sescom says the acquisition provides a platform to expand its initial UK operations.

Property and proptech groups to merge

The British Property Federation and the UK PropTech Association will join forces to drive innovation in the property sector.

Mitie offers advice on net zero challenges

A new e-book focuses on the five biggest challenges to reaching net zero and shares insights on overcoming them. 

Carlisle names new MD

Carlisle Support Services has appointed Richard Jenkins as managing director for its cleaning and facilities business.

Farnborough win for Stadium Support Services

The London-based specialist company has secured a contract renewal at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

Jaguar retains City sites

The hard services firm has emerged from a retender process with a new three-year contract.

BCC slams government lack of interest

Failure to pursue recommendations for cleaning and hygiene to be made a national priority is ‘arguably reckless’ and ‘inexplicable’.

Kimberly-Clark moves towards 100% green energy

Three green hydrogen projects the consumables group is developing with energy industry partners have won places on a government shortlist.

Cyprus MoD contract for Mitie

A new contract to provide key services for the UK Armed Forces has been awarded by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

ABM in shopping centre wins

The facilities services provider has been awarded two retail contracts, one in Manchester and one in the East Midlands. 

Winning ways at Alliance in Partnership

Sodexo’s education catering specialist business has secured £3.6m in new and retained contracts since the beginning of the academic year.

EMCOR changes its gloves

EMCOR UK has switched to using Polyflex Eco gloves, made from recycled plastic, at British Sugar sites where it provides FM services.

Good news and bad in FM market forecast

BCIS, the cost information service, has published its latest five-year forecast for trends in FM.

Fit-out costs climbing fast

As post-Covid occupier expectations rise, so too have fit-out costs across key cities.

Richard Irvin FM secures CCS place

The hard services firm has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service Facilities Management & Workplace Services DPS.

Mitie buys security consultancy

Linx International Group is a risk management consulting business which also provides technical and management training to the security industry.

10 on major works housing deal

L&Q has signed contracts with ten partners on a programme worth up to £300m per year.

BaxterStorey in Goldsmith’s win

The seven-year deal will see substantial changes in the catering offer at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Mitie lands pair of National Grid contracts

The FM group has been awarded two new multimillion pound contracts to deliver hard and soft facilities management services.

Sodexo reports solid H1 results

First half figures are up strongly and organic growth guidance has been upgraded.

Services move in-house at Barnet

Once dubbed ‘easyCouncil’ for its commitment to outsourced service delivery, the London borough is leaving almost all of that behind.

Pinnacle sells district heating business

Independent infrastructure fund manager DIF Capital Partners is set to take a significant majority stake in the business.

Mace Operate reports strong start to 2023

The specialist facilities management business says it has secured new contracts and retained business across various locations and sectors.

Novus scoops NHS contract

Novus Property Solutions has been awarded a new measured term contract with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester.

FM market looking stronger

Results from the Q1 2023 RICS Facilities Management Survey point to an upbeat outlook for the year ahead.

Senior appointment at Asseticom

Will Borthen has been appointed as partner at the condition surveying software provider.

Cloudfm in new ESG appointment 

The hard services business has promoted Carly Hall to the new role of sustainability lead. 

BT keeps CBRE on the line

The telecoms group has extended its agreement for the provision of facilities and project management services.

Eurostar keeps Mitie on board

Mitie has renewed its contract with Eurostar, extending the relationship for another three years.

New marketing lead for ISS

James Sharkey has been appointed head of group marketing at the Copenhagen-headquartered facilities services specialist.

Robertson FM revenue up

Year-end figures show solid growth in turnover despite some challenges for the group.

Sodexo Live! scores gold​

The group’s venues specialist has achieved the Green Meetings Gold Award at Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers FC.

Major investment for Ecoserv

The cleaning and related services group has secured a £4m asset-based lending facility.

Artic on stage

The building services specialist has been appointed on a maintenance contract for a major UK film studio.

BCC calls for action on lobbying

The British Cleaning Council has thanked the more than 150 industry members who have backed its lobbying campaign and called on more colleagues to get involved.

Third of office workers say remove plastic

Research reveals office workers are demanding greater sustainability, and businesses know they need to do more.

Sullom Voe extends Sodexo deal

A three-year extension covers catering and FM services at the Shetland Islands terminal.

14forty supports critical refinery shutdown

The facilities management business recently provided support for Essar's Stanlow oil refinery in Ellesmere Port during its vital shutdown event.

Wates reports record turnover

The construction to services group says its record order book will propel further growth, too.

CIWM warns on skills and labour shortage

The professional body for the waste and recycling sector is calling on the government to provide additional support.

EMCOR UK leads on growth and innovation

Market analyst Frost & Sullivan rates the firm as the leader on both scores in the European FM market.

Compass launches Vested contract in US

The food and facilities services group and its client AstraZeneca are taking supplier management ‘to the next level’.

Small businesses: energy tipping point coming

FSB finds 28% of firms that signed up to fixed energy contracts last year could have to downsize, rethink their business model or close.

Vinci in retrofit win

Vinci Facilities has been awarded a three-year contract to retrofit homes across London, Kent and Sussex.

Churchill appoints new divisional MD

The soft services provider has named John Riley as managing director of Churchill Environmental Services.

Workplace Futures white paper now available

February’s FM conference tackled the big and very timely topic of technology in the workplace.

Turning FM into the blue-light sector

April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day and a growing number of FMs are lighting up their buildings in blue in support.

New COO for NG Bailey

The engineering and services business has appointed Jonathan Stockton to the newly created role of chief operating officer.

REAMS extends Bouygues partnership

The deal sees the continued provision of engineering advice and asset management technology solutions for FM contracts.

Foodbuy retains NHS supply contract 

Compass Group’s food and beverage procurement company has retained a major contract with NHS Supply Chain.

Ventilation: why clean air is vital to health

The National Engineering Policy Centre has produced a useful interactive infographic highlighting the risks posed by poor ventilation.

Wates FM named sustainability supplier of the year

Wates has been named Best Sustainability Supplier of the Year by HMRC at the department’s annual supplier conference.

Cautious welcome for energy efficiency plan

The government’s strategy for spending up to £2.5bn on improving energy efficiency has had a cautious welcome by the Building Engineering Services Association.

Sodexo renews Manchester contract

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has extended Sodexo Health & Care’s catering and soft FM services contract.

Andron in business park win

The new three-year contract extends across the North West’s largest out-of-town business destination, Birchwood Park.

Jaguar seen at Westferry

Jaguar Building Services has been appointed on an M&E maintenance contract at 11 Westferry Circus in London’s Docklands.

Demand for security officers ‘soars’

New figures published by the British Security Industry Association indicate that the sector is booming.

Magenta backs anti-greenwash movement

The built environment communications specialist has signed The Anti-Greenwash Charter, promoting responsible marketing within the industry.

Tivoli expands council contract

The grounds care group has secured an expanded contract with South Tyneside Council.

Two framework wins for United Living

United Living Property Services has been awarded a place on two National Housing Maintenance Forum frameworks.

SPIE named supplier on CCS framework

SPIE UK will be providing physical, technical and support services for the provision of security services.

Three selected for safetytech sandbox

Balfour Beatty, BAM Nuttall and Heathrow Airport will take part in the world’s first regulatory sandbox for industrial safetytech.

Climate crisis: built environment can deliver viable solutions

But, warns the UK Green Building Council, only with the political will to scale up those solutions.

BaxterStorey opens Just Walk Out store

The micro supermarket leverages artificial intelligence to create a checkout-free experience at Amazon’s London headquarters in Shoreditch.

Churchill joins IPS

The soft services group has joined the Infection Prevention Society as a corporate member.

Bids consultancy wins start-up award

Bids, business development and marketing consultancy Stephen Alexander has won just eight months after launching.

Green leases: collaboration is essential

Green leases can benefit both landlords and tenants while also serving to decarbonise real estate.

Major London retrofit project commissioned

The project will help decarbonise a heat network for up to 5,000 homes.

Updated client guide to office fit-outs

The revised guide aims to promote best practice in the fit-out process and to take account of new working practices.

Two wheels good, says Sodexo

The services group has increased the amount eligible employees can apply for in its Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme.

Tour de Corps returns

Corps Security has announced Le Tour de Corps 2023, a cycling challenge raising funds for Combat Stress.

Apleona in major merger move

The Frankfurt-headquartered integrated FM provider has signed a deal that will nearly double its headcount.

CBRE names winners in innovation challenge

The firm’s Global Workplace Solutions business has announced the winners of its annual UK Supplier Innovation Challenge.

Office demand exceeds 10-year average

More mixed signals from the property world as 2023 office demand in London is up and more companies are upsizing than downsizing.

ISS group CEO resigns

ISS has announced that Group CEO Jacob Aarup-Andersen has submitted his resignation to the board of directors.

UKGBC joins Energy Efficiency Taskforce

The council says it is committed to bringing the voice of the sustainable built environment sector to the mission to improve energy efficiency in the UK.

Securitas Technology launches

The security services group has launched its new technology brand in the UK.

Planon launches enhanced workplace app

The new app enables organisations to provide a mobile-first, personalised connection between people and their workplace, services and facilities.

Inviron completes EDF refurbishment

New ways of working sees project complete successfully in nine weeks.

Office sector ‘in the eye of the storm’

A new report on the future of the office finds that while offices are here to stay, the sector is in “a full state of flux”.

Kings grows with EFire buy

Kings Secure Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire fire and life safety systems provider East Fire Extinguishers and Alarms.

Top Leesman rating for government office

The Government Property Agency has achieved Leesman+ certification at its Birmingham Hub.

24/7 automated deli solution for hospitals

Sodexo has partnered with unattended retail experts SV365 Technologies to be the first provider in the UK to offer the ground-breaking automated retail solution.

Artic in university hard FM win

Artic Building Services has been awarded a new contract with Northeastern University London.

Trio of award wins for Wates

The company has been honoured with three leading zero carbon industry awards in as many weeks.

New CFO at Bidvest Noonan

The facilities services provider has strengthened its senior leadership team in Ireland with the appointment of Mark Holligan.

Maintenance challenges see costs rise

New research has revealed the extent to which maintenance issues can impact the smooth running of a facility.

Sodexo builds on 12-year partnership

Long-standing client Oasis Community Learning has extended its contract for another three years.

Sustainability goals drive Cloudfm appointment

A new contract will provide support for The Rank Group’s ESG goals and reduce carbon emissions across the business. 

Crown names head of move and change management

Crown Workspace has appointed Jackie Furey in a move to support growth and strengthen the business proposition.

Funds committed for delivery of building safety

Funding has been announced for recruitment and training of building control inspectors and fire inspectors working with the Building Safety Regulator.

Flexspace: Tech sector dominates

The Technology, Media and Telecoms sector dominated activity in the European flex market in 2022.

Jaguar parks up at Spitalfields

Jaguar Building Services has been appointed for the provision of M&E maintenance services at London’s Spitalfields Estate.

SecuriGroup in Colliers win

The property services group has appointed SecuriGroup as its key security partner across the North West of England.

Is hybrid working good for you?

Employers and employees have a differing opinion about the health and wellbeing impact of hybrid working, according to new research.

Amey adopts digital solution for defence contract

Amey is using AI-powered visual assistance, enabling engineers to deliver a more effective service when carrying out housing maintenance tasks.

Inviron retains Mishcon de Reya contract

The hard services specialist has retained a four-year deal with the leading legal services firm.

Mitie scoops Bristol Airport deal

The FM group has been appointed to deliver waste management services on-site.

Senior appointment at Portfolio

Churchill’s high-spec cleaning service provider has recruited Charles Walden as accounts director.

Strong growth for BEMS sector

The Building Energy Management System sector is now worth around £835.8m to the UK economy.

Compliance Group partners to grow

One of the UK’s leading integrated providers of safety and regulatory compliance services has announced a merger.

Workplace Futures: slides and videos available

The theme for this year’s conference was technology and FM, and all speaker slides and videos are available on the website now.

Apleona in first joint win

Apleona UK and Combined Technical Solutions have been appointed to provide cleaning and associated services for a UK legal firm.

Momentum bags shopping centre deal

Liverpool’s Momentum Group has been awarded the contract to maintain and manage the facilities of a North West shopping centre.  

Planon in key acquisition

Planon has announced the acquisition of control.IT, the largest software company specialising in real estate asset and portfolio management in its region.

New CEO for Principle

Principle Cleaning Services has appointed Tom Lloyd as its new CEO.

International Workplace shortlisted for award

The learning specialist, along with its client DPD, has been shortlisted for the prestigious SHE Awards.

Elior moves on major acquisition

Following the signing of agreements, shareholders are due to approve the deal in April.

Employers look to hire ex-offenders

New research reveals how recruitment challenges are encouraging employers to consider ex-offenders.

Engineers worry about payment and recruitment

The majority of building services business owners and decision-makers expect performance to improve in the short-term but worsen by the end of 2023.

RSK acquires Richard Irvin FM

The environmental and engineering services group has extended its reach into hard FM with its latest buy.

Bellrock acquires Carbon Architecture

The property and FM services company has extended its offer with the acquisition of the carbon consulting and analytics business.

Energy regulations remain low on the office agenda

New research has found low awareness of new environmental standards despite increased demand for environmentally friendly office space.

Sodexo prevents 236 tonnes of food waste

Marking the arrival of Food Waste Action Week, Sodexo UK & Ireland has provided an update on its food waste reduction programme.

Andron in Glasgow win

The Aberdeen-headquartered FM provider has secured a three-year deal at a leading retail and leisure destination.

JLL builds data centre team

Two newly created roles are designed to scale the firm’s data centre facilities management and consulting services.

Savills team scoops CIBSE FM award

The annual Building Performance Awards were presented in London on Wednesday in the presence of a sell-out audience.

Sodexo foundation raises over £144,000

Funds raised at Wednesday’s Stop Hunger Foundation dinner will go to projects tackling food insecurity and its causes.

CDR acquires Atalian businesses

Following the acquisition of OCS Group by Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Atalian has confirmed the sale of key divisions.

ISS in global pharma win

The group will provide integrated facilities services across the client company’s portfolio.

Orbis buys to extend offer

Orbis Protect has completed the acquisition of Secure Site UK, an electronic surveillance specialist.

Portfolio names new ops director

Churchill Group’s high-spec cleaning service provider has announced the appointment of Robert Trewick as operations director.

Corps partners for enhanced monitoring

Corps Monitoring has partnered with home and business security systems specialist Texecom Monitor to provide a one-stop solution for signalling.

Drees & Sommer brings forward AA acquisition

The property consultancy group is bringing forward its full acquisition of UK property and construction consultants AA Projects.

Venture wins at Newbury

Newbury Racecourse has appointed Venture Security on a new security and stewarding contract.

Serco closes out a good year

The group’s full-year results for 2022 show revenue, profit and order intake all up.

New cleaning MD for Atlas

Ed Bolton has been appointed to the newly created position of managing director for the group’s cleaning operations.

Getting serious: carbon targets in executive pay

Companies are increasingly using carbon targets as part of executive pay outcomes.

Anabas retained at UCB

The corporate office FM specialist has retained its contract with biopharmaceutical company UCB.

London property: crunch day coming

Over 50% of inner London commercial stock will be ‘unlettable’ from 2027 as MEES legislative changes loom.

Independent caterer grows with senior appointments

Houston & Hawkes, which launched into a crowded marketplace in the uncertain days of 2019, has announced a major investment in its operational team.

Sewell moves toward employee ownership

Yorkshire based Sewell Estates has become part employee-owned.

Fit-out procurement under the spotlight

New report aims to better understand how procurement practices are affecting the £10bn fit-out industry and how they can be improved.

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