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University win for NG Bailey

The hard services business has been appointed for maintenance services at the University of Suffolk.

Mitie adds more power

The services group is to acquire ESM Power, a high voltage electrical engineering business.

Edwin James buys engineering specialist

Motivair Compressors Ltd is joining the group via the acquisition of Pettits Ltd.

Chequers partners to support ex-offenders

Landscaping and arboriculture service provider working with the charity Onwards & Upwards on training and employment.

Yesterday

Blue-light win for Wates

FM business appointed by Hampshire and Isle of Wight’s Fire & Rescue Service and Police & Crime Commissioner.

Amey placed on professional services framework

Pagabo framework covers a period of three years with an option to extend for a further year.

Serco names digital tech lead

Tom Read joins in the new role of group chief digital and technology officer.

JLL teams up with IBM on ESG reporting

IBM technology will support the property advisory group’s sustainability services globally.

This Week

Pinnacle in long-term student accommodation win

50-year contract will see the company manage new accommodation village in Stoke-on-Trent.

Maintenance output set to fall, costs to rise

Repair and maintenance output is expected to fall by 5.2% overall in 2024 compared with 2023.

Reconomy offers plan for waste sector

10-point regulatory framework aims to help new government reform the sector.

OCS publishes first ESG report

Its Impact Report underscores its commitment to transparency and accountability, OCS says.

EMCOR UK unveils 2024 sustainability report

Latest report outlines key accomplishments and future goals.

The future is AI, carefully applied

Majority of CFOs and CEOs believe AI technology will have significant impact on their industries over the next three years.

Senior appointment at CIWM

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management has named Dan Cooke as director of policy, communications and external affairs.

Warrington extension for Equans

An extended partnership with Warrington Borough Council covers FM with the addition of net zero consultancy.

OCS onboard at GWR

Great Western Railway has extended its cleaning services contract for a further three years.

OCS signs up to Safe Spaces pledge

Twelve leading private security service providers have pledged to support the National Business Crime Centre’s Safe Spaces scheme.

Atlas conquers the Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Almost £3,000 has been raised for the charities Action for Children and PDSA.

Sodexo to stay on at Northumbria

The University has awarded a 10-year extension of its contract for soft and hard FM services.

EMCOR UK adds engineering director role

Matt Kent has been appointed to the newly created role to reinforce the focus on delivering engineering excellence.

idverde grows business with Acorn buy

The grounds services company has acquired Midlands-based Acorn Environmental Management Group.

ISS re-signs Armed Forces Covenant

Re-signing celebrates and acknowledges the responsibility to recognise the contributions of Armed Forces personnel.

This Month

i-FM celebrates 25 years

A quarter century has passed since a small but dedicated team launched the UK’s first online news and information service for facilities management.

Framework places for Churchill Environmental Services

Churchill Group’s environmental and water business has been appointed to two new frameworks.

MRI to acquire Capita software business

The deal values the business, focused on public sector clients, at about £200m.

OCS to increase apprenticeship placements

Pathways in cleaning, catering, security, hospitality and hard services will develop future talent and support career progression.

Eurest unveils new customer promise

The Compass Group business says it is on a journey to set standards, inspire loyalty and make customer-first part of its DNA.

Manchester extends Equans contract

Equans is set to continue delivering FM services across the council’s estate.

The Clean Space in healthcare win

Cleaning services provider appointed at a specialist facility for minimally-invasive day surgery and outpatient diagnostics.

New report explores UK blackout threat

With blackouts across the UK expected to rise, the report looks at the causes, challenges and solutions associated with power outages.

New head of ESG at ISS

The Copenhagen-headquartered company has appointed Signe Adamsen as group head of environmental, social and governance.

Sheffield security group rescued

More than 3,000 jobs potentially saved after buyer found for IPM Group.

Bellrock grows fire consultancy team

A string of new appointments follows growing client demand.

Sustainability lead for data centre specialist

Keysource Group has recruited Maria Papantoni as its new head of sustainability.

CIBSE planning a whole new look at buildings

‘Transformative project’ aims for a holistic and future-oriented perspective on building performance.

FM Brands Survey: closing today

If you haven’t completed the survey, we still want to hear from you – but today is your last chance.

Entry opens for Technology in FM Award

If you are doing great things with technology in FM, now is the time to start thinking about this unique award.

BESA and CIBSE in strategic alliance

UK’s two main building services engineering organisations will work more closely together on key initiatives.

EMCOR UK welcomes interns

Six new interns from the 10,000 Black Interns programme will spend six weeks in paid roles at the company.

St Andrews school win for Sodexo

St Leonards School awards five-year catering services contract.

DMA in Realstar win

Canadian real estate group appoints property maintenance specialist for UK sites.

Polyteck lands SharkNinja deal

Hard services contract covers the UK offices of home appliances business.

The smell of success

Apleona UK to provide FM services to a multi-national leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances.

Amey partners for energy management AI solution

‘Ground-breaking’ solution makes real-time changes to building assets in response to how a property is being used.

AI: great tool or green disaster?

Growth of artificial intelligence has big implications for consumption of power and water.

ISS in London NHS win

New seven-year contract with North London Mental Health NHS Partnership covers a range of services.

Derwent wins at RCA

The Royal College of Art has appointed Derwent Facilities Management on a multi-site integrated FM deal.

Equans partners for climate resilience capability

The partnership will help organisations become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

New non-executive director for OCS

Ringo Francis brings extensive experience in the cleaning and hygiene industry to the group.

Two local authority wins for Churchill

Group’s Environmental Services business has been appointed by New Forest District Council and the London Borough of Hounslow.

Atlas launches London brand

Atlas London will focus on cleaning and support services for workplaces in the capital.

Senior FM appointment at Colliers

Denise Hoogendoorn promoted to director of strategic consulting on the EMEA enterprise FM advisory team.

New head of rail at Servo Group

The multi-service provider has recruited Annice Palmer to head up its rail division and grow its current market share.

Restaurant Associates on show at Design Museum

Compass Group’s venues business appointed on a new contract at the London-located centre for contemporary design.

Sodexo named Top 50 Employer of Veterans

New list provides a guide to the companies where military veterans and other members of the Armed Forces family can build a meaningful career.

United Living in strategic buy

The property services group has acquired a majority stake in training provider focused on industry skills gaps.

Bluestone wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyl, executive director of Corps Consult, received the accolade at the recent Fire & Security Matters Awards.

Serco raises guidance for 2024

Following a good first half, the group is more optimistic for the full year.

Sodexo report looks at Armed Forces lived experience

The experience of service personnel on the sites where they live and work is significant in decisions about joining or continuing to serve.

B Corp certification for Talkington Bates

The firm becomes the third catering contractor in the UK to achieve this designation.

BCO: change at the top

The British Council for Offices has announced change taking place immediately and more coming next year.

CIOB publishes AI playbook

The Chartered Institute of Building's Digital and Innovation Advisory Panel advises on AI in the built environment.

JLL brings AI into its FM app

AI technology will support delivery of cost-effective, compliant, pro-active facilities management.

Too much change all at once, say UK workers

UK employees are optimistic about new opportunities and ways of working, but the pace and magnitude of change is overwhelming for many.

Macro rebrands with strong platform for growth

The rebrand includes a new identity, purpose statement and values for the newly independent business.

Donnell returns to facilities sector

Andy Donnell, former MD at ABM, is now a non-executive director at CoSourced Group.

Key appointments at Dine

Dine Contract Catering has bolstered its senior team following the appointment of MD Nick Haynes.

Totalmobile adds IoT to service offer

New partnership aims to transform social housing and local government services.

Sodexo delivers on social impact pledges

New report provides a detailed account of the impact created throughout the company’s three-year social value strategy.

Contract extension for Q3

FM provider’s first contract is still going strong.

Arcus FM appoints HSQE Director

Vicky Downham’s promotion will drive a culture of safety and responsibility at the firm.

CBRE to increase stake in Turner & Townsend

Move will also see the combining of CBRE's project management business with T&T’s.

What will facilities management look like in 2050?

July event will showcase cutting-edge technology and visualise the future of FM.

Cleanology launches fourth annual fundraiser

Campaign to fight hygiene poverty has raised over £78,000 in three years.

BPF calls for CRE net zero roadmap

British Property Federation joins the list of organisations asking for action by the next government.

CIWM president: stop the waste

The starting point in waste management is prevention, Tim Walker argues.

Sodexo volunteers support SSAFA

The company has a well-established relationship with the Armed Forces charity.

Wates kicks off Derbyshire deal

New contract covers planned and responsive maintenance works for South Derbyshire District Council.

Francis Holland extends Clean Space contract

London schools agreement grows following acquisition.

Sodexo recognised for gender equality

Sodexo UK & Ireland listed in The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024.

Multi-site win for Wates

New contract with International Workplace Group covers over 250 sites across the UK.

Neighbour turns to Artic

Artic Building Services has won a new contract with a Dartford neighbour.

Royal news for Corps

His Majesty the King has been appointed Corps Security’s Royal Patron.

Sustainability: most CEOs see growth opportunity

New survey finds 69% of CEOs viewing sustainability as a business growth opportunity in 2024.

BCC publishes mini-manifesto

The document sets out the cleaning, hygiene and waste industry’s priorities to help create a resilient UK.

Mountjoy extends Isle of Wight stay

Vectis Housing has awarded the south coast company a two-year contract extension.

New head of IFM for C&W

Cushman & Wakefield has hired David Bukovac as global head of integrated facilities management.

Arco win for Phosters FM

The safety products and services provider has awarded a three-year deal to the Kidderminster-based FM company.

New COO at Kingdom Cleaning

Jennifer Littlewood's appointment marks a significant step in the drive for growth and innovation, Kingdom says.

Mitie attains ISO 31000 validation

This builds its risk management credentials and follows a rigorous auditing process.

Senior moves at ABM

The company has taken a series of steps to strengthen and integrate its team, with the focus on growth.

Orbis Protect expands in Ireland

Optosafe Ireland is the security company’s first overseas acquisition.

Sodexo scoops key Footprint award

Programme encouraging recruitment of people with convictions wins Social Impact and Diversity award.

This Quarter

Senior moves at ABM

The company has taken a series of steps to strengthen and integrate its team, with the focus on growth.

Orbis Protect expands in Ireland

Optosafe Ireland is the security company’s first overseas acquisition.

Sodexo scoops key Footprint award

Programme encouraging recruitment of people with convictions wins Social Impact and Diversity award.

Open now: the FM Brands Survey

Unique in the industry, this survey explores the brands landscape across the facilities management sector.

Pattenmakers launch search for next Future Leader

The Livery Company is looking for the next winner of its coveted annual FM award.

DfT renews Mitie deal

The Department for Transport has awarded the FM group a new seven-year contract.

EPAM turns to Atlas

Atlas appointed to provide cleaning and support services to the property management specialist.

Hull College partnership for Sewell

New three-year contract covers a range of maintenance work.

NG Bailey bounces back

The engineering and services group has reported a return to profitability as it delivers on its diversified business strategy.

Refurbs leading London change

Latest Deloitte London Office Crane Survey finds developers turning to refurbishments in the face of economic uncertainty.

Churchill championing inclusivity

The group is partnering with the Social Value Portal and has joined the Social Recruitment Advocacy Group.

Avoiding common IoT pitfalls

As IoT deployments increase careful planning and management are essential.

SBFM appoints chief strategy officer

Stuart Hamilton has joined the soft services provider to spearhead business growth.

New account director at Anabas

Melanie James has joined the corporate office FM specialist.

New UK lead for Service Works Global

The FM software provider has appointed Nigel Robinson as its new UK general manager.

SWR renews OCS contract

South Western Railway has awarded a new contract for cleaning services to the OCS Group.

SELECT president warns on power-hungry AI

The demands on the UK’s electrical network may become unsustainable, says Mike Stark.

Deborah Rowland Scholarship launched

The scholarship, created in collaboration with IWFM, aims to bring on the next generation of professionals through financial and mentoring support.

HSG FM acquires Radish

Churchill catering business passes to the Cardiff-headquartered FM group.

Nurture buys to grow

The acquisitive grounds services group has taken to the trees.

Three-year win for Grazing

Delivered-in office and venue catering specialist appointed at a new conference and event space in London.

Mitie moves on cleaning apprenticeship

The group has enrolled 20 learners for its new Cleaning Hygiene Operative Level 2 programme.

Wates in restructuring moves

With retirement of construction business’s MD, some changes are in the works.

United Living in RBKC win

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea deal is worth £23.3m.

Mecsia grows building services offer

The ambitious compliance-driven technical inspections and maintenance group has acquired another business.

CIWM issues resources policy blueprint

A new policy framework is urgently required to deliver a circular economy and resource resilience, the group says. 

Sodexo lands secure school contract

A longstanding partnership with the education services provider Oasis has been extended.

Mitie sees surge in revenue and profit

Revenue climbed to a new high of £4.5bn for FY24.

Kier Places restructures for growth

In a strategic shift, the group division that encompasses FM has defined three new focus areas.

BCIS launches costs and carbon tool

The tool is designed to measure and report on whole-life costs and whole-life carbon emissions at the same time.

IWFM Skills Survey online now

All workplace and facilities management professionals are invited to participate.

Wates renews Herts deal

Hertfordshire County Council has extended the 19-year partnership.

Royal Parks win for Gavin Jones

The Nurture Group business has been reappointed at a key London site.

Commercial sector lead for Arcus FM

Kathy Hope appointed as first business unit director for commercial real estate.

Johnson Controls launches data centre business

Company plans to operationalise its global scale in response to growing market demand.

St Paul’s win for Wilson James

Wilson James has been appointed to provide security services at St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London.

Biffa set to acquire Renewi municipal business

The deal will extend the group's waste management operations in England and Scotland.

Opening new doors to recruitment

New campaign aims to make it easier for young people to find out about FM and the career opportunities it offers.

Sodexo volunteers reading a lot

Employees have chalked up over 1,400 30-minute reading sessions with children aged 5-8 across 15 schools.

Pareto joins equality & inclusion group

Membership in the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion affirms commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.

Cornish break for Pinnacle

The property and facilities management group has secured its first contract in Cornwall.

Corporates driving London flex offices activity

Corporate occupiers have driven an increase in activity in the London market, with the number of desks transacted up 30% year on year.

Third deal for Compliance Group

The ambitious services group has made its third acquisition of the year.

Birmingham extension for OCS

The group has successfully secured a two-year contract extension for the delivery of soft services.

New marketing director for Sodexo UK&I

Hayley Miller joins from the recent Compass acquisition, CH&CO.

Labour shortages plaguing engineering services firms

Latest quarterly survey finds sector held back by slow growth, partly blamed on a shortage of adequately skilled workers.

Reconomy acquires Circle Waste

Circle Waste’s core focus is on providing services to SME customers in the UK.

Lexington MD expands role to Elior

Matt Wood will lead Lexington Catering and Elior UK’s B&I business.

Totalmobile to expand into Nordic market

A Stockholm-based regional director has been appointed to lead the expansion.

Mitie partners for safer central London

Mitie Security has worked with the National Portrait Gallery to support its classification as a Safe Haven.

Arcus scoops social impact award

Kimberly-Clark Golden Service Awards recognition for the FM provider.

Investment rises with outlook for the future

New research from IWFM points to encouraging developments in the workplace and facilities management sectors.

Equans in Leeds energy efficiency win

Equans has been appointed by social housing provider 54North Homes to make 98 flats more energy-efficient.

New CEO at BSRIA

The research and information membership body for the built environment has appointed Lisa Ashworth as CEO.

Chequers move for Hodgson

The Churchill soft services provider has appointed Andy Hodgson as its new head of grounds.

ISS renews Barclays deal

Five-year extension for the global integrated facility services contract.

From presence to experience

New global report highlights a transformational shift in offices.

Halford hard services deal for Mitie

New contract covers engineering maintenance services for the cycling and motoring retailer.

Veolia in 8-year win

The resource management company will deliver waste and street cleansing services to the London Borough of Sutton.

NHS Open Space to be rolled out across the estate

An improved system aims to enable maximum visibility of estate utilisation and management.

Q3 in first-time win

The firm has been appointed on a first-generation IFM outsourcing project.

Weakening regulations undermine climate goals

Shifting government policy looks like a risk factor for decarbonisation targets.

Delivery of social value skyrockets

FM is amongst the top deliverers of value.

Job postings that require AI skills growing fast

If you thought artificial intelligence was somewhere over the horizon, the recruitment market says differently.

Professional bodies agree definition of ‘statutory’

The definition will be used in the context of workplace and facilities management.

Superdry deal for Macro

The FM provider has secured a new contract with existing client Superdry.

Sescom looks to grow across Europe

The Polish FM company that bought into the UK market last year has a new investor.

Shopping centre win for Westgrove

Westgrove Group appointed for multiple services at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch.

Win for Palmer & Howells

The independent school and workplace caterer has secured a new contract with Reading’s Oratory Prep School.

Time and cost slowing down sustainability progress

The work involved in reporting is hampering progress towards goals.

Time to revise the Apprenticeship Levy?

A new report from CIPD suggests the focus should be on provision for under 25s.

Maintenance professionals struggle with systems integration

Industry standard SFG20 has set out to solve that problem.

United Living in major L&Q win

United Living Property Services has secured a 14-year planned investment and regeneration works contract.

HALO for Spectrum

Soft services win for Spectrum Service Solutions at Kilmarnock’s HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre.

Who you gonna call?

Mears, if you need mobile surveying to support housing sustainability goals.

Contract catering: sales up in Q1

Three years of steady growth push Covid-19 hit into the past.

Elior UK appointed at The Whitaker

A new three-year deal for the contract caterer at The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery in Rossendale.

Businesses looking for support on net zero

Majority of UK businesses want greater government support to help meet targets.

Circular economy: M&A points to growth

Like FM, the circular economy sector has been a busy place for M&A deals as investors see a bright future.

Good half-year figures for Compass

Europe is looking particularly strong, the group says.

What do young people want?

Nearly half of Millennials in the UK have rejected a potential employer because of their values and beliefs.

Veolia placed on NHS Scotland framework 

New framework enables health boards to access compliant and comprehensive general waste and recycling services.

HSS Hire launches new service for FM

HSS ProService aims to reshape the way FM businesses buy and hire equipment and materials.

ISS to collaborate with Microsoft on AI

The goal is to reimagine flexible work powered by AI solutions.

Hard services sector: things looking better

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors are increasingly optimistic about their future growth prospects, according to a new report.

Orbis Protect acquires Vigilance Properties

Acquisition of the specialist technology-enabled security services company will expand the offer to customers.

HSE spot checks: most businesses could fail

Lack of data proving that fixed and moveable assets are managed and maintained to required standards is too common.

Doctors’ orders: Pareto appointed at RCP

New contract covers mechanical and electrical services for the Royal College of Physicians.

New ops director for Macro

The FM company has promoted Kathryn Horton to the role of operations director.

Whatever happened to ‘The Great Resignation’?

It’s given way to ‘The Big Stay’, says CIPD.

Climate action: good or bad for shareholders?

There is an argument in the business world that targeting spend on emissions reductions diminishes shareholder returns. FT research suggests that’s not the case.

Veganuary works

New study shows the seasonal initiative in workplace restaurants can boost plant-based choices over a full year.

AI: text generation leads the way

Artificial intelligence is rapidly finding its way into organisations.

New IAQ chair at BESA

Adam Taylor has been elected as chair of the Indoor Air Quality group of the Building Engineering Services Association.

Fire safety recognition at Arcus

Lead HSQE business partner Ben Hall is a finalist for the 2024 Fire Safety Manager of the Year award.

Birmingham extension for Equans

Birmingham City Council has extended its partnership with Equans with the award of a new contract.

OCS stays on board at BA

British Airways has extended its long-term relationship with the facilities services provider.

Health and flexibility top workforce concerns

Global study finds employee health and employer flexibility are key elements in harnessing an age-diverse workforce.

English Heritage win for FRG

First Response Group appointed to provide security services for the historic sites charity.

H&S workloads never more demanding

New legislation and an increased focus on best practice are leading to more pressure on property and facilities managers.

Senior appointments at Novus

Novus Property Solutions has made two board-level appointments to boost delivery and pursue growth targets.

JLL puts the case for better data

More on the ‘hybrid working is here to stay’ theme, with some interesting statistics, too.

Kent extension for Sodexo Live!

The events and venues specialist is to stay on with Kent County Cricket Club for another three years.

Ankerstjerne set to become CEO at Planon

Peter Ankerstjerne will succeed group founder Pierre Guelen with effect from 1 June.

BSIA updates cyber exposure COP

The British Security Industry Association code of practice focuses on the design, testing and manufacture of safety and security products.

Jet Through in Greene King win

The drainage and plumbing firm lands a three-year deal with one of the UK’s largest pub and brewery chains.

Gold, silver and high commendation for IWFM nominees

The Institute is marking World FM Day 2024 with news of success at the Global FM Awards.

Sodexo: inspire, integrate and innovate in FM

To mark World FM Day Sodexo has spoken to four FM colleagues about their journey, experiences, challenges and aspirations.

Senior tech appointment at OCS

The facilities services business has appointed David De Santiago as group AI & digital services director.

Ranger buys again to extend offer

The investor-backed Ranger Fire and Security has announced its latest acquisition.

FRG scoops entrepreneur award

First Response Group has been named Entrepreneurial Business of the Year above £10m at the inaugural Security and Safety Entrepreneurial Awards.

ISS hails promising start to the year

Total revenue and organic growth both up in Q1 2024 for the facilities services group.

Sodexo lands school dinners award

Sodexo UK & Ireland’s Schools business is officially serving some of the healthiest and most sustainable school meals in the country.

Third acquisition for Environmental Essentials

The asbestos service provider’s ambitious buy-and-build growth strategy continues at pace.

Mears explores net zero challenge in housing sector

Report looks at the scale of the opportunity and the challenge facing the UK housing sector.

Amulet trialling transport safety service

The security business is partnering with several boroughs in Essex on a 15-month pilot project.

OCS to star on the south bank

Southbank Centre has appointed the group on a new TFM contract.

Multi-site win for Corps

Corps Security will be working on over 30 sites throughout the UK.

Raikes leaves Vinci FM

Long-serving managing director Tony Raikes has retired.

EMCOR launches Carbon Transformation solution

The new service offer comes in response to evolving market trends and customer needs, the company says.

Compass completes acquisition of CH&CO

Bringing in a new portfolio of brands results in a “broad and exciting client proposition”, the buyer says.

Fortem extends Birmingham deal

The long-held property services contract will run for at least another two years.

OCS adds to decade-long partnership

Virgin Atlantic has renewed a long-established laundry services contract.

Bidvest Noonan using VR to on-board staff

More than 1,600 security officers have passed through the VR training programme in phase one.

Repurposing of office space on the rise

Latest RICS survey finds 89% of respondents seeing offices being converted for other uses, as market uncertainties persist.

Property company targets 1m sq ft of flexspace

The London-based developer/landlord GPE plans to double its existing portfolio.

OCS shortlisted for catering award

Angel Hill’s Goodness initiative has been nominated in the Health and Nutrition Award category at the Cateys.

Airwaves FM in West Midlands win

The Coventry-based service provider has been appointed on a grounds maintenance contract by West Midlands Police.

Senior appointment at EWFM

Adrian Gullick has joined Eric Wright Facilities Management as commercial manager.

ISS secures place on CCS framework

The Mediclean division is listed on four lots under the RM6331 Healthcare Soft FM Framework.

Elior in Scottish multi-service win

The James Hutton Institute has appointed Elior UK to deliver services at two sites.

Lovat’s lands National Records deal

The Kirkaldy-based building services company will provide hard services to the National Records of Scotland estate.

Women juggling return-to-office and demands at home

Nearly half of working women in the UK say that their stress levels are higher than a year ago.

ISS wins in Croydon

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has awarded ISS a five-year multi-service contract.

Sodexo UK & Ireland named Partner of the Year

Recognition for the company at the Springboard Awards for Excellence 2024, held earlier this month.

Compass reports progress with food waste reduction

With 25-30% of the world’s food produced lost or wasted, addressing food waste has never been so important.

Economic outlook, technology and sustainability driving fit-outs

The office fit-out landscape continues to evolve, driven by a confluence of economic, technological and societal shifts.

New Master at Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners

The Company has announced the installation of Lorraine Larman as its new Master.

Serco gets 10 years at Ashfield

The contract renewal at HMP Ashfield in South Gloucestershire is worth £200m.

Mitie in the UK’s first ‘green’ prison win

Mitie Care & Custody has been awarded the contract to operate HMP Millsike.

NIC to deliver apprenticeships in-house

The Department of Education has awarded NIC Group a place on the Apprentice Provider and Assessment Register.

NHS Exemplar status for Southern Health Trust

Medirest has supported the Trust in achieving Exemplar status for outstanding cleaning services at four sites.

SFMI recruiting partners for Scope 3 project

The Sustainable Facilities Management Index aims to expand its partnership to build on the work already achieved.

East Cheshire renews ISS partnership

Already spanning more than two decades, the relationship will endure at least another five years.

CCS place for Sodexo

The Health & Care division has been named on the Healthcare Soft Facilities Management Services framework.

New projects director for Arcus FM

Acquisition of the Trios Group brought in new business and new capabilities.

Flexspace: faith in the future

One of the UK’s major property developers/owners has committed to converting 20% of its office portfolio to flexible space.

Sodexo reports good first-half figures

Organic revenue growth for the group was up 8.5% with underlying operating profit up 16.9%.

IWFM and Equans to collaborate on sustainability

New partnership aims to leverage the potential of the workplace and facilities sectors to help drive progress.

Compliance: the key concern in building maintenance

Survey finds 70% of maintenance professionals saying that staying compliant is the most significant problem in their business.

AI: everything you need to know but were afraid to ask?

Our latest interview features Fiona Perrin in conversation with AI expert Inma Martinez.

Apleona in second Irish buy

The Germany-headquartered group says it is now the number one self-delivery provider in Ireland.

Multi-country bank win for Cushman & Wakefield

Standard Chartered Bank has awarded C&W a five-year contract covering multiple services.

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