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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.

This Month

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.

£180m TFM framework coming

National framework provider Pagabo has issued a prior information notice for its latest framework to support the public sector.

Kingdom grows training business

The services provider has acquired Dutton Fisher Associates, a specialist in training and apprenticeships in the social housing sector.

Government jobs move north

More than 11,000 government roles have been relocated out of London to sites across the UK.

NHS England publishes net zero standard

The aim is to provide technical guidance to support the development of sustainable, resilient and energy-efficient buildings that meet needs now and in the future.

Workplace Futures: a post-mortem

Tuesday’s Workplace Futures conference was a great success – but there are always lessons to be learned.

ISS reports strong momentum across 2022

Reporting full-year results, the group cites accelerating organic growth, solid operating margin and free cash flow improvements.

British Library books Atlas again

Atlas has been re-appointed to deliver cleaning and support services for the Library’s key sites.

Outernet turns to Cleanology

London’s immersive entertainment venue has appointed the firm to provide cleaning services.

Vertas partners for improved fleet operation

The FM company has teamed up with fleet management specialist Trakm8 to enhance the operating efficiency of its 280-vehicle fleet.

CBRE in Glasgow hard services win

A new five-year contract covers delivery of planned and reactive hard facilities management services for The University of Glasgow.

New MD for Kier Places

Kier has appointed Jamie McKechnie as managing director of its housing maintenance and facilities management business.

Flexible working coming to the education sector

Business process outsourcing specialist Capita is set to deliver a programme for culture change and promotion of flexible working practices in English schools.

Elior targets action on social value

The contract caterer’s new campaign aims to elevate social value awareness within the firm and unite efforts into a company-wide focus.

This Quarter

CBRE in Glasgow hard services win

A new five-year contract covers delivery of planned and reactive hard facilities management services for The University of Glasgow.

New MD for Kier Places

Kier has appointed Jamie McKechnie as managing director of its housing maintenance and facilities management business.

Flexible working coming to the education sector

Business process outsourcing specialist Capita is set to deliver a programme for culture change and promotion of flexible working practices in English schools.

Elior targets action on social value

The contract caterer’s new campaign aims to elevate social value awareness within the firm and unite efforts into a company-wide focus.

Technology Award winner announced

A team comprised of Softbank Robotics, H3 Dynamics and Bouygues Energies & Services has won the 2023 i-FM Technology in FM Award.

FM M&A: record run continues

2022 produced a record number of mergers and acquisitions in facilities management for the second year running.

UKGBC names new chief exec

Smith Mordak is set to take over as chief executive of the UK Green Building Council in June.

Don’t miss out on Workplace Futures

The landmark annual conference is taking place today. You can sign in for the virtual event at no cost.

Data-sharing key to decarbonisation

That, and regulatory certainty, are needed to accelerate the decarbonisation of the property industry.

SBFM reinforces commitment to employees

The ambitious soft services provider has joined the industry-led young persons recruitment initiative, The 5% Club.

Aston reports string of wins

Leyland-based Aston Services Group is reporting three new contracts.

Suez in Milton Keynes win

The new contract covers waste management and grounds care services.

KPMG in settlement with Carillion liquidator

The construction to services group collapsed five years ago, but the reverberations roll on.

Acquisition extends NJC’s reach

The London-headquartered cleaning and support services business has acquired Expectations Property Group.

New investment at Edwin James Group

Secondary investment for the engineering services business will support ambitious growth plans.

BCO guidance on greener and healthier offices

New recommendations come in an early update to the British Council for Offices Guide to Specification.

Flexible working: a gift for employers?

New research highlights the importance of flexibility in both employee and employer decision-making, with positive outcomes for both.

ISS unveils Livv

The boutique workplace experience company has officially launched with a mission to help challenger organisations create and maintain inspiring workplaces.

Ecoserv in pre-pack sale

Almost 2,000 jobs have been saved following the company’s collapse into administration.

Citrus FM merges with Waste Fetch

The deal sees the ambitious FM company rebranding two of its existing business.

Sodexo secures pharma extension

The five-year extension covers catering and FM services for TriRx Pharmaceuticals Services in Speke, Liverpool.

SPIE in housing association win

SPIE UK has been appointed by Maryhill Housing Association to service and repair door entry systems across its estate.

Senior appointment at SCSS

Balfour Beatty’s group sustainability director has been appointed to the board of the industry-leading Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Mitie lands NATS deal

A new five-year multi-million-pound contract covers integrated FM services for the air traffic control organisation.

New ops director for transport business

Bidvest Noonan has appointed Stephen Taylor as director of operations in its Transport Solutions business unit.

New MD for Acivico

Birmingham’s property services business has appointed Marina Robertson as group managing director.

Eurest joins Oxford research project

Eurest is working with PhD students at the University of Oxford to explore the impact of social norms on how consumers choose what they eat in a workplace restaurant.

BESA urges clarity on energy policy

The Building Engineering Services Association has welcomed the creation of a new government department dedicated to delivering energy security and net zero.

Firms struggle with people data: research

Workforce issues feature in three of the top four business concerns, but people data and discussion aren’t regularly on senior management or boardroom agendas.

Veolia: long-term London waste win

The resource management company has won a nine-and-three-quarter-year contract with Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

Social value: Compass Group tops £590m

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s total social and local economic value has been calculated at £591m.

Sustainability: action can cut costs

Analysis of commercial property service charge data shows that greener buildings have substantially lower energy costs.

Compass sees strong Q1 growth

The group is reporting organic revenue growth of 24% on the back of good performance in all regions.

Big growth at BigChange

The job management software company reports that 2022 was its best trading year ever.

Atlas funds early years apprenticeships

Atlas FM is to fund the training costs of 10 Level 3 Early Years apprenticeships at Bright Horizons Nurseries.

Apprentice Day celebration at Inviron

With over 30 apprentices across its business, the technical FM provider currently offers one of the largest schemes in the industry.

The FM Brands Survey is back

After a gap of two-plus years, the survey returns to explore the brands landscape across the facilities management sector.

Excel extends Levy contract

Levy UK + Ireland, the sports and entertainment arm of Compass Group, has been re-appointed at London’s premier events site.

Senior appointment at Sodexo

The company has announced the appointment of Ed Morrow as managing director of its energy & resources business in the UK and Ireland.

Put net zero at the heart of government decisions

That’s the call from the UK Green Building Council as it responds to the creation of a Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

Newmark scoops global integrated FM deal

Cybersecurity company Trellix has appointed the property services group to deliver FM services in 11 countries.

London university win for Artic

The hard FM specialist has secured the contract for mechanical & electrical maintenance services at an international university in Central London.

FM procurement: 3 key drivers

New research from CBRE has identified the key factors shaping FM procurement decisions.

New MD for Amulet

Kieran Mackie has been appointed managing director at Churchill Group’s security business.

Pareto recruits sales director

Adam Phillips will support the business in building on its track record of growth.

JLL named GPA workplace partner

The Government Property Agency has appointed JLL as its strategic partner for workplace services performance.

£2m milestone for apprenticeship gifting

Sodexo has now gifted £2m of its apprenticeship levy to support a number of small companies and not-for-profits across the UK.

Anabas awarded gold for sustainability

EcoVadis, the global sustainability accreditor, has awarded a gold medal to the corporate FM specialist.

Portico hires to meet L&D needs

The specialist provider of guest services has announced the appointment of David Bevens as head of learning and development.

Apprenticeship levy: still a subject of debate

While many companies have done good things with their levy funds, the programme has been plagued by calls for change.

Travis Perkins builds on Arcus expertise

The UK’s largest distributor of building materials has appointed Arcus FM for facilities management services across its estate.

Riverside Group awards grounds deal

The social care provider has appointed Surrey-based Grounds Care Group on a multi-year contract.

Polyteck lands APML Estate contract

The one-year agreement spans two of the asset and investment management firm’s portfolios.

Team Software partners with Orka Works

The partnership brings together two growing firms, both with a focus on the facilities management industry.

JLL in data centre deal

VIRTUS Data Centres has appointed the firm to provide integrated facilities management services across its sites in the UK.

Senior appointment at Sodexo Live!

The hospitality and live events business has announced the appointment of Matthew Herter as divisional director in its UK and Ireland team.

Lexington Independents wins at Hurlingham School

The independent school caterer has secured the contract to provide services for the preparatory and nursery schools in London.

GMS adds director to meet growing demand

Security specialist GMS Group has appointed a new technical director to lead the delivery of technology services for a growing number of clients.

Growth opportunity for safety tech specialists

UK technology companies with game-changing safety tech products are being invited to get involved with a new Health & Safety Executive-backed initiative.

ISS in global healthcare win

The facilities management group has entered into a new and expanded partnership with a global healthcare company.

Sodexo to support workplace transformation

A three-year contract with The Insolvency Service covers strategic programme and advisory services to support its Transforming Workplaces Project. 

Public sector framework place for Amey

This is the sixth framework the business has been awarded a place on over the last twelve months.

Caterer counts £20m of new contracts

Contract caterer BM has hit that milestone over the past six months, with new business in the financial, tech, media, construction and legal sectors. 

Property looks to accelerate decarbonisation

Market prospects may be uncertain over the short-term, but many UK property companies intend to increase investment in carbon reduction this year.

Atlas Security boasts strong first year

Atlas FM’s security services division is reporting growth of over 120% in its first year, with a string of new business wins.

UKGBC launches circular built environment toolkit

The UK Green Building Council has published a new toolkit to accelerate the shift from a linear to a regenerative, circular economy.

Energy: government must speed up spending

The Building Engineering Services Association is calling for the government to accelerate investment in energy efficiency and heat pumps.

Inviron raises £20k for Mind

Throughout 2022, employees, clients and suppliers took part in fund-raising events for charity partner, Mind.

Bidvest Noonan names security ops director

Chris Rugg has joined the group as director of operations in its London Security Solutions business unit.

SecuriGroup toasts win

The Glasgow-headquartered security service provider has been awarded a new contract with The Glenmorangie Company.

New early careers hub for Sodexo

Explore at Sodexo on the Youth Employment UK website highlights the opportunities and career pathways available at the company.

VIVO partners with veterans charity

VIVO Defence Services is partnering with Launchpad, the charity helping veterans who need extra support making the move from the armed services to civilian life.

Barnsdales scoops logistics FM deal

The Doncaster-based services company has been appointed as facilities manager for a portfolio of warehousing sites.

Wilson Vale partners with Wates

The construction to services group has appointed Wilson Vale to supply catering to staff based at its head office in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Levy launches build-out service

Levy UK&I, Compass Group’s sports and venue catering specialist, has launched BUILT by Levy.

H&S sector calls on government to avoid deregulation

Seven top health and safety bodies have issued a ‘call to arms’ for the government to scrap the arbitrary deadlines of the EU Retained Law Bill.

Extended and expanded contract for ISS

The partnership moves into ‘a new and exciting phase’, as ISS supports one of the UK's largest entertainment and telecoms firms to align facilities services delivery. 

Mitie reports 'encouraging performance'

The facilities management group saw Q3 revenue climb 3% above Q2 and 6% above Q1, according to a new trading statement.

ESG: younger workers vote with their feet

New research shows that millennials and younger workers are driving a growing trend of ‘climate quitting’, seeking out more environmentally friendly jobs.

IFMA on change and the implications for FM

New research explores how changing organisational priorities are shaping the future of the built environment and FM roles.

Bidvest Noonan backs food body

The facilities services provider has become a supporting member of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology, the highest level of membership offered.

Pinnacle reports ESG success

In its latest published report the services group highlights progress across the key pillars of its ESG framework.

Eurest supports Heathrow with free food scheme

With the winter in full swing and a cost-of-living crisis raging, Heathrow Airport has launched a free meal scheme for all employees.

Planon takes stake in PropTech company

Planon has acquired a majority share in Ubigreen, a company focused on energy performance and workspace optimisation.

BCIS 5-year forecast: questions for FM

The facilities management market will face difficulty over the next two years as labour availability and high inflation drive an increase in costs.

Waste management: where does it all go?

In the UK, the largest contributor to methane emissions from the waste sector is landfill, accounting for 81% of sector emissions.

Projects: SPIE appointed at pharma lab

Llife science company Evotec has appointed SPIE UK to deliver M&E works at its Abingdon site.

Projects: Novus lands trio of healthcare contracts

Novus Property Solutions has been awarded a series of hospital-based contracts across the North West and Midlands.

Sodexo slashes carbon emissions

The UK & Ireland business is reporting a 33% reduction in its Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions since its baseline year of 2017.

New head of social value at Churchill

Soft-services provider Churchill Group has appointed Julie Hollins as the new social value lead across its specialist businesses.

Senior appointments at Portico

The specialist provider of guest services has created two new accounts director positions.

DMA expands marketing team

The property services specialist has responded to recent growth with the appointment of Beth Botterill as marketing manager.

Pareto takes the pledge

Seven pledges, in fact, as the workspace services provider signs up to a series of social value-based initiatives.

Real estate in 2023: partnership and polarisation

JLL is forecasting more bridges built between occupiers and landlords, while the gap between good space and not so good will grow wider.

Flexspace: what to expect in 2023

The Flexible Space Association’s executive director, Jane Sartin, looks at what the industry is likely to see over the next 12 months.

Back pain trend rises with homeworking

Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common occupational illnesses, with back pain topping the list.

SBFM lands place on Maersk framework

The soft services provider has been awarded a contract covering delivery of cleaning, catering and security services.

BAM unveils new sustainability strategy

The group is aiming to become an industry leader with a strategy it describes as ambitious, transparent and realistic.

ISS commits to being age-friendly employer

As part of its commitment to providing diverse, inclusive workspaces the group has signed up to the Age-Friendly Employer Pledge.

Mitie offers decarbonisation predictions

A new insights paper shares views for the year ahead, covering a range of areas including energy, e-mobility, waste and landscapes. 

Medirest extends NHS partnership

Compass Group’s healthcare business has been reappointed by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

EMEA outsourcing slows in Q4

IT and business services markets were down in Q4 2022, the first time in 13 quarters the region failed to produce year-on-year growth.

Green buildings pay

Buildings with better sustainability credentials are achieving markedly higher capital values and rents.

Swansea City returns to Levy portfolio

Levy UK + Ireland, the sports and entertainment division of Compass, has been reappointed by Swansea City AFC.

Mrs Buckét in GE Wales win

The cleaning services company has won a major contract following a tender process open to companies across the UK.

Artic in tune with RCM

Artic Building Services has been awarded the M&E maintenance contract at the Royal College of Music in London.

Mitie marks 5 years as Top Employer

The 2023 UK Top Employers list includes the FM group for the fifth year running.

BASF extends Sodexo contract

The two-year extension covers soft and hard services at six sites in the UK and Ireland.

New chairman at Amey

Amey UK has announced the appointment of Lord Colin Moynihan as chairman.

ISS expands contract with tech leader

The FM services group has extended and expanded its partnership with a leading global player in the technology sector in North America.

Pareto goes to law

Personal injury law firm Fletchers Group has appointed Pareto FM to deliver hard services.

Cloudfm sets 2035 net zero target 

The company is aiming to lead the facilities management industry with a full-scope net zero emissions target for 2035.

Sodexo’s Raj Jones shortlisted for diversity award

Jones, head of DE&I for Sodexo UK & Ireland, has been selected as a finalist in the 2023 Burberry Diversity Awards.

Anabas appoints employee experience manager

Owen Gooding brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the corporate office FM specialist.

Jaguar scoops City deal

The building services specialist has secured a contract at London’s Paternoster Square.

Residents want more greenery in Britain’s cities

Research by living wall specialist Biotecture has found that two-thirds of people who live in urban environments want to see more botanical beauty.

Apleona in Yunex Traffic win

Apleona UK has secured a contract extension with additional services for the transport group.

G4S lands new contract at Sizewell C

EDF has awarded a £4.3m interim security contract to G4S at the Sizewell C nuclear plant.

New divisional MDs at Wates

Antony Collett has joined the group as managing director for the facilities management business, replacing James Gregg.

New MD at Kings Secure Technologies

The group has announced the appointment of David Evans as managing director for its DYMENSiON division.

Portico appoints head of people

Dana Singer has taken the lead HR role at the expanding guest services business.

Public sector procurement slips again

Contract awards for FM services in the public sector fell for a second quarter to the end of 2022.

Mitie named to NHS TFM Framework

The group has been appointed as a supplier on NHS London Procurement Partnership’s Total Facilities Management Framework.

Energy bills support: follow-on plan concerns

With the Energy Bill Relief Scheme due to end in March, the government has announced the Energy Bills Discount Scheme beginning in April.

New MD at PHS Greenleaf

Stephen Dieppe has been named managing director of the plants and landscaping business following four years with the group.

Andron scoops Crown Estate deal

Managing agent JLL has awarded an extensive soft services contract to Andron Facilities Management.

Siemens Mobility double for Apleona

The transport group has extended its relationship with Apleona UK with the award of two new contracts.

Portico mobilises JLL contract

The guest services specialist is rolling out a five-year, 70-site deal focused on front-of-house services.

Velway takes off with Falcon

Falcon Housing Association has appointed the property services firm to deliver planned and reactive maintenance, as well as compliance.

Global banking client for Sodexo

Sodexo’s Corporate Services division has won a five-year contract to provide integrated facilities management for the bank’s London offices.

ISS on NHS TFM framework

ISS has been included in all six lots across seven regions of the NHS London Procurement Partnership framework.

Mitie to deliver DWP charging points

A £4.3m contract covers the roll-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at more than 120 job centres across Britain. 

SBFM partners to help the unemployed

The initiative will deliver a recruitment support scheme designed to help the long-term unemployed into sustainable employment.

Cloudfm looks towards global growth

The hard services specialist has bolstered its business development team with the appointment of Morten Lindegaard.

Confidence slips as UK FM faces uncertainty

Concerns around the economy, and a number of other issues, have knocked back the growing confidence levels evident in the post-Covid period.

Sodexo reports strong start to FY23

First quarter group revenues reached €6.3bn, up 20.2% year-on-year, with organic growth remaining strong at 12.3%.

Supreme Court renews Carlisle contract

The renewal adds at least three years to a relationship that stretches back just over 12 years.

Recycled fit-out for Europe Arab Bank

Designers WILL+Partners have delivered a project that has resulted in significant reductions in the client’s waste production and energy use.

Sodexo in 10-year prison win

The Ministry of Justice has awarded Sodexo the £260m contract to manage HMP Altcourse.

EMCOR partners to help with net zero

EMCOR UK has partnered with energy management and sustainability consultancy Verco to provide Route Zero.

NG Bailey confirms SBTi approval

The hard services group has received Science Based Targets initiative validation of it plans to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

Planon partners to extend cloud offering

The global provider of building management software is partnering with Microsoft and adding Microsoft Azure to its cloud platform.

Churchill renews JLL deal

Real estate company JLL has awarded the soft services specialist a new five-year contract.

Buckthorn completes Amey buy

The investment group confirms that the deal was sealed at the end of December.

Datore launches energy management solution

Software from the data analytics firm measures and analyses real-time energy data and automates processes with notifications and actions.

Elior donation to fund training

Elior UK has committed to fully fund five trainees at social enterprise Change Please.

What’s set to shape the built environment?

A new report looks at consumer influence on real estate decisions and identifies four themes that will shape decisions for the future.

Veolia contract exceeds energy-saving target 

Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae University Hospital benefited from an additional €44k of savings following the first year of operations.

Vegetarian and vegan dishes on the rise

To mark Veganuary 2023, Sodexo has published its food sales data for 2022.

ISS secures two banking contracts

The facilities management group has signed a new banking client and retained a partnership with an existing banking client.

Kier lands repairs and works deal

Affordable housing group RHP has awarded Kier Places a £75m 10-year contract to deliver repairs, voids and planned works.

Senior hires at Mount Charles

The Belfast-headquartered soft services specialist has strengthened its operational management with two new appointments.

December news you may have missed

Here’s a brief round-up of stories that may have passed you by in the busy run-up to the holiday period.

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