Incentive FM has been appointed to manage the facilities at The Howard Centre in Welwyn Garden City.
The plan, published last week and meant to support the UK's net zero carbon target, was broadly welcomed but with some serious reservations.
The UK Green Building Council has published new guidance examining how current barriers to the delivery of net zero carbon buildings can be overcome.
The group has launched a new service which will help social landlords to prepare their housing stock to meet zero carbon obligations.
The facilities management recruitment specialist has announced a new management structure to implement its plans for future growth.
The new offering brings together the company’s diverse expertise to provide employers with a connected, people-centric approach to transforming the workplace.
The winter services specialist has acquired NMC Group, becoming a £50m player in the external environment maintenance sector.
In its ongoing campaign to head off unwelcome acquisition moves, the security services group has published more making the case for continued independence.
People want to see cleaners in action, according to new research from ABM UK.
JLL is to provide workplace and real estate solutions to support the oil and gas group's transformation and net zero carbon ambitions.
The group started FY 2020 on track to deliver its strongest performance ever. The fourth quarter didn't look too bad either.
What's on the agenda for the coming year? FM never stands still for long: we want to hear about your workplace plans. And we have something to offer in return.
Kathleen Fontana has become President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Livery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has selected Laura Newnham as the winner of its annual busary for young professionals in the FM sector.
Ravensbourne University London has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services at its 200,000 sq ft campus on the Greenwich Peninsula.
The soft services specialist has won a new contract with the Irish Department of Health.
The pandemic could be the death knell for 'dumb buildings' as it catalyses and accelerates the long-term shift to smart technologies.
Ten trends, all in play now, will shape the commercial real estate industry in the coming year.
The London-based security services company has named Steve Hall as its new director of corporate strategy.
The group's interim results for the six months to 30 September show a 'resilient performance' in the face of Covid impacts.
Jaguar Building Services has been appointed to provide hard services at 107 Cheapside in the City of London.
West Lindsey District Council has extended its grounds maintenance contract with Tivoli for a further year.
Sodexo has adapted a number of its services to meet the needs of today’s students, offering options and resources designed for these difficult times.
The workplace of the future will be versatile and hybrid, focusing on employee-centric solutions, according to a global survey.
Facilities services provider Churchill Group has appointed Nick Easey as relationship director for Churchill Environmental.
A new three-year contract covers hard services for over 200 sites.
The next three to five years will see a strong focus on flexibility, demanded by both workers and corporates, relating to work activity, space and location.
A new report identifies the trends that will have an impact on organisations, work and workers.
Researched by the multi-national built environment group Drees & Sommer, the report looks at major service providers operating across borders.
Interserve has been awarded a £3.6m contract to deliver cleaning services and pest control at the campus of Autonoma University of Madrid.
The Competition and Markets Authority has raised no objections to the deal.
The workplace experience app will initially be available at the construction management group's global headquarters in London.
In fact, The Sustainability Tool, developed by Action Sustainability, has been awarded this year's Innovation prize by the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.
Mitie has been awarded a new integrated facilities management contract with Magnox Ltd.
Commercial Maintenance Services has secured a major contract covering 173 John Lewis and Waitrose stores nationwide.
The services specialist has been awarded the contract at London's newly constructed 'vertical village'.
The Financial Conduct Authority notified Carillion and the plc's executive directors eight weeks ago of its intention to take action following the 2018 collapse of the business.
ENGIE and its subsidiary EVBox Group have entered into a four-year partnership with Scania spanning 13 countries.
The family-run cleaning contractor has been recognised for meeting rigorous social and environmental standards.
Many businesses could save up to 30% on ‘hidden’ energy costs while increasing energy efficiency by up to 10% by changing their approach to data collection.
The FM provider has effectively brought its hard services operation in-house, integrating it into its Business & Industry Group.
Axis Group's specialist division has been appointed to provide reception, concierge and event support services at 100 New Oxford Street, London.
The Wates Group has committed to each of its business units achieving Living Wage Recognised Service Provider status within five years.
The company says its playbook provides a step-by-step guide to reaching net zero carbon emissions.
Business advisors Grant Thornton have awarded a three-year contract at their Belfast headquarters.
Axis Security has been awarded a £1.2m security services contract by the property group CEG.
RICS has launched its latest quarterly survey designed to gather information on current and emerging trends across FM.
A new report from Deutsche Bank suggests that the answer should be yes, bringing a new dimension to discussions about what the 'new normal' might look like.
The longstanding contract between the two will not be extended beyond its 2022 expiry date.
The global real estate services firm has formed CBRE Acquisition Holdings, a special-purpose company with the purpose right there in the name.
What's it like taking on a new job, a big job, in the middle of a pandemic crisis? New UK CEO Purvin Patel is almost six months into that challenge.
The new contract covers provision of maintenance and security services for the lingerie and swimwear retailer.
Compass Group UK and Ireland has been awarded Recognised Service Provider status by the Living Wage Foundation.
Specialist security and reception provider SmartSec Solutions has appointed a new sales director to accelerate its organic growth.
The Health and Safety Executive study will focus on the transmission of the coronavirus in environments including workplaces, transport and other public settings.
The Covid-19 Achievement Award aims to recognise the work undertaken by building services professionals and the wider supply chain to combat the effects of the pandemic.
The Aberdeen-headquartered facilities management company has secured a five-year soft services contract with JLL, following a competitive tender process.
Data from Leesman's ongoing home-working study of more than 145,000 workers has revealed that a significant number of employees feel disconnected from their colleagues and their organisation.
Amongst everything else Covid-19 has impacted, there's the journey to work. Whether travelling now or at some point in the future, that journey may well need a rethink.
Mitie has reduced the price it will pay for Interserve's facilities management business, on the basis of its own recent good performance.
In a trading update covering the first nine months of the year the group says it has continued to feel the impact of Covid-19 and it has started to look at necessary changes for the future.
J Tomlinson has won a three-year facilities management contract with East Midlands Ambulance Service.
The US-headquartered Allied Universal Security Services has tabled an offer to acquire the G4S group.
A year after floating the idea the Swedish investment group has taken the first step towards a sale, according to reports.
The Better Buildings Partnership's framework is designed to support property companies with change and encourage greater transparency on pathways.
Axis Group has been appointed to provide integrated cleaning and security services for seven shopping centres.
The outsourced waste management and environmental compliance services provider has signed an agreement to acquire a German business.
Servo Group will deliver a range of facilities management services to GP practices across the city.
The vacant property specialist has landed two OJEU-tendered public sector contracts.
The Incentive FM Group's cleaning business has been appointed on a long-delayed 65-property contract.
Older home-workers are showing a significantly greater preference for returning to the office than their younger counterparts, according to new research.
The four-day festival showcasing how world-leading organisations are navigating the challenges of 2020 is set to provide virtual delegates with a window into multiple work strategies.
i-FM has published its latest Trends & Opportunities Report, providing a unique look at major events in the marketplace over the past year, their impact on the industry and how they, and events in the wider environment, are shaping FM for the future.
The group says it has managed effectively through an unprecedented crisis and remains confident in its business model for the future.
The acquisition of Birmingham-based CPL FM Ltd marks a bid to expand market share in the facilities management sector.
Brayborne Facilities Services has won the contract to provide cleaning services to eight primary schools in southeast London.
An unnamed international manufacturing company will benefit from integrated facilities services across sites in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
Westbury Street Holdings has added Bartlett Mitchell to its assembly of catering brands, which also includes BaxterStorey.
Norse Commercial Services has appointed Nicola Holden as commercial director for its TFM business.
The UK Green Building Council has announced a new partnership with Enfield Council, seeking radical solutions for the delivery of sustainability on large schemes.
Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national Workplace & Facilities Framework. It is now inviting bids from interested suppliers.
The field service management software provider has secured major backing to accelerate its investment in R&D, organic growth and acquisitions.
Thirty-eight ISS guards are the first to have successfully achieved the police-endorsed qualification.
The region’s supply market saw a strong pick-up in recent months, though much of that was powered by new IT outsourcing contracts.
Tivoli will provide scheduled winter maintenance services at over 30 sites throughout Scotland for the 2020-2021 winter season.
Mitie was presented with the ‘Green Fleet of the Year’ award at last week’s Business Car Awards 2020.
The company has partnered with Generation Success to help empower 40 young people to achieve their career aspirations through a 14-month mentorship programme.
Forward Together has been created to support, mentor and help up-skill members of the team who have been made redundant or face the prospect of redundancy.
The construction to services group says this is set to become an annual thing.
The Compass Group’s food procurement business has extended its membership of Social Enterprise UK’s corporate challenge for a further three years.
South Somerset District Council has contracted ENGIE to develop a net zero carbon roadmap.
Derwent FM has won a new contract to deliver facilities management services at two of Coventry University’s London campuses.
The specialist security services provider has launched a ‘working in the new normal’ service review offer for new and existing customers.
The hard services company RFM Group is rolling out a new cloud-based mobile workforce management system.
ENGIE UK has achieved the Carbon Trust Triple Standard, certifying exemplary performance over the last three years in managing carbon, water and waste.
The facilities services group has appointed Qube Learning to support its strategy to upskill, develop and retain staff.
Five businesses have been recognised in London at the annual British Council for Offices regional awards.
Vinci Facilities has mobilised a five-year contract to deliver hard FM services to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.
The buyer says this will enable it to meet increasing demand from customers for information-led security solutions.
It could be, says a new report, at least for many UK occupiers facing an uncertain future and needing an alternative to traditional corporate accommodation.
The services group says it has achieved strong revenue growth in the third quarter, strong enough to upgrade full-year guidance.
The Building Engineering Services Association has published new guidance to help engineering and construction firms keep their staff safe in the light of new government restrictions.
The group’s Global Integrated Facilities Management Academy has awarded Level 4 diplomas to nineteen managers.
The group for FM membership bodies says the number and quality of nominees has continued to grow each year, with 2020 producing some outstanding entries from across the globe.
Sodexo has extended its partnership with Solent University in Southampton, following a competitive re-tender of the catering and hospitality services contract.
An extensive report on the future of the office and office workers in the UK confirms that the seismic change in the way people work now is here to stay.
The ServicePoint solution has come top in the ‘Use of technology to connect with customers’ category at the annual O2 Blue Door Awards.
The FM group has launched its 2020 Social Value Report, which includes targets described as “industry-leading” for environmental, social and corporate governance performance.
The Manchester-based property development and management group says its new integrated FM business already has 30 contracts.
The hard services provider has appointed two regional directors to strengthen its team and expand sales development opportunities.
The rating secures the group's position in the top 1% of assessed companies for the second year in a row.
SoftBank Robotics designs and manufactures interactive robots. One addresses a key need for FM currently, delivery of efficient and effective cleaning services.
The company’s new offering integrates traditional reception and hosting services with building security.
Veolia has been appointed by Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils on a waste management deal.
Amolak Dhariwal, VP finance, global supply management and service operations, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for his services to business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The Institute’s 2020 awards set out to honour exceptional effort in exceptional times.
The new industry code of practice sets out high-level steps to bring transparency and consistency to the facilities management procurement process.
The cleaning and support services company has secured a new contract win with leading global marketing services provider McCann Worldgroup.
As organisations struggle to plan the way forward amidst a national increase in Covid-19 cases and changing government advice, good hygiene in the workplace has never mattered more.
Organisations could be caught up in a matrix of pain if they do not carefully manage the new realities of hybrid working.
We’ve made a whole series of changes that both refresh the look and feel of the site and enhance the operational efficiency. We hope you’ll like it!
Brand is important in facilities management: 90% of FMs rank it as a key factor when buyers are procuring services.
A second North American security group is expressing interest in a possible deal to acquire G4S.
The waste management and recycling business has acquired Camo Ltd in a £35m deal.
Even lawyers, perhaps the most traditional-minded when it comes to offices, now seem convinced that the future is about flexibility.
Exeter City Council has awarded the company an integrated asset management contract covering repairs and refurbishment services.
Mitie has supported Vodafone UK in saving 100 gigawatt hours of energy, equivalent to 25,000 tonnes of CO2, in just three years.
Having put a 'firm offer' on the table, the Canadian company is now seeking to open talks with G4S investors.
For a whole series of reasons there is change underway in the property world, but underlying this is a more fundamental question: what is property actually for?
Post-occupancy evaluation should be standard practice to ensure all new buildings meet intended energy efficiency ratings and provide optimum value for money.
The initiative is designed to give all employees a voice, promote individuality and drive the company's approach to diversity and inclusion.
Interserve Learning & Employment has left the Interserve Group via a management buy-out.
The facilities services provider has named James Douglas as commercial director.
Gemma Quirke, formerly managing director for security and aviation, is now the group's chief operating officer.
National Australia Bank has renewed its nation-wide integrated facilities management services contract for an additional four years.
Vinci Facilities has been in place with EMR since early this year, delivering a total FM contract.
The healthcare plan provider has awarded a contract for the protection of its four office buildings in Andover and Winchester to Hampshire-based Venture Security.
Pareto FM has been appointed on a hard services contract at King.com's UK headquarters in London.
Derwent FM's Derwent Students has won a two-year contract for the management of a 100-bed student accommodation site at Egham Gateway West in Surrey.
Property management company Ashdown Phillips & Partners has selected Platinum Facilities to provide mechanical and electrical maintenance services.
These come as part of an accelerated transformation and growth programme, the hard services specialist says.
Specialist Window Cleaning, a part of the Incentive FM Group, has been appointed by one of the UK's leading pharmacists on a two-year deal.
Q3 Services has been awarded a new cleaning contract within the residential areas at London’s Chelsea Harbour complex.
The NHS has adopted a multi-year plan to become the world's first net zero national health system.
The long-running conference series will be back, in virtual form, with a strong programme on 15 October.
Sodexo has launched its concierge service at two university campuses as part of its Residential Living programme.
The Food Services arm of ISS UK has unveiled a refreshed health and wellbeing strategy, created to support its customers in staying well this winter.
Q3 Services has purchased the Channel Islands-based business Biofog Limited.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has appointed the company on a cleaning and waste services contract at its London offices.
Compass reports that organic revenue performance in its fourth quarter improved as clients in Education and Business & Industry began to return to schools and offices.
Designed to drive progress on ambitious environmental targets, a new three-year contract covers both John Lewis and Waitrose operations.
Bellrock has been appointed to provide hard FM services to Oasis Community Learning, one of the largest multi-academy learning trusts in England.
G&H Maintenance has been appointed by Leeds City College to manage services for its new purpose-built £60m campus.
The independent catering firm has been appointed to provide café, hospitality and free-issue services for up to 800 customers at The Belmont Building in Uxbridge.
The field service management software specialist has been selected to develop a mobile app to power Compass Group's digitised Safety Walks programme.
The cleaning and support services company has landed a new contract at a residential development in the City of London.
Atalian Servest's building support services business has appointed Steve Wallbanks as managing director to spearhead growth.
ENGIE has begun work on a major new heat network which will serve future developments in the Nine Elms area of London, one of the capital's largest brownfield regeneration sites.
Many property professionals are not fully aware of the carbon reduction capabilities offered by their building management systems.
Mears Group has sold its care businesses in order to concentrate on services, including FM, for the housing sector.
The hard services provider has regained the planned preventative maintenance contract at South London and Maudsley Hospital.
According to facilities services group PHS, the amount of washroom waste generated by UK organisations in the last four months dropped by 49% year on year.
David Emanuel writes: our professional institutes and associations need to react to market change just as quickly as do commercial businesses.
BGIS, headquartered in Canada, is to acquire the UK-based Optimum Group Services.
Businesses seeking to win government work will need to set out how they will also deliver social value priorities, following new measures introduced last week.
Research with a sample size of more than 125,000 workers shows that the home is outperforming the office in some fundamental areas.
The service provider has expanded its partnership with HMRC after a "hugely successful" first year.
The facilities services provider has bought the floorcare and associated hygiene services division of workwear and industrial wiper rental firm Lindström UK.
The latest RICS UK Facilities Management Survey shows the healthcare sector still seeing the strongest growth in demand for FM services.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is placing 150-170 roles at risk of redundancy.
The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has agreed a new strategic partnership to drive service delivery and cost performance enhancements.
The property services group has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions across all JLL-occupied buildings by 2030.
The biggest facilities management conference and exhibition in the world has bowed to the realities of a global pandemic.
Aberdeen Football Club has awarded its stadium catering contract to BaxterStorey.
The Devon-based building services group has named Andrew Beagley as managing director.
The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers is looking for the next winner of its annual Young Manager Award, a unique career development opportunity.
The annual showcase for some of the best in work models and workstyles from some of the world's most forward-thinking organisations will take place 9–12 November.
The South African conglomerate has struggled with the impact of Covid-19 but that didn't dent its growing interest in the UK facilities services sector.
The London Borough of Merton has renewed the service provider's cleaning contract for the second time.
The International Facility Management Association and industry specialist SoftBank Robotics have come together to produce the guide, along with a range of expert contributors.
Templa is the software company behind TemplaCMS and the leading financial contract management system for cleaning contractors in the UK and Australia.
A new engineering services sector survey shows that two-thirds of businesses expect turnover to increase or remain the same in the third quarter of 2020.
The cleaning services specialist has been appointed at The House of St Barnabas in London's Soho.
Cushman & Wakefield, the global real estate services firm, has teamed up with workplace operator Industrious to offer a flexible space solution.
The great pandemic work-from-home experiment has proved, broadly, a success. But a quarter of such workers express some concern about their mental wellbeing.
New research from the CIPD shows the shift to home-working over the lockdown period has been a positive experience for most employers.
Clenetix has launched a software-as-a-service solution that it says ensures cleaning operations meet needs and enhance service efficiency.
If you are doing good things with technology in FM, we want to hear from you. And you only have another six weeks before entries close.
The Dundee-based services provider has landed a further contract with long-standing client Govanhill Housing Association.
Artic Building Services has been awarded the hard FM contract for the British Medical Association's Grade II listed HQ building in Tavistock Square, London.
Professional Services, part of the group's FM division, has set out its ambition to grow its education sector business by 20% in the next year.
The Competition and Markets Authority is inviting comments on Mitie's proposed acquisition of Interserve's FM business.
The facilities services business has appointed Jamie Hall as energy and sustainability director for its UK Sustainability division.
The facilities management company has launched The Art of Brilliance training to support its workforce in weathering the Covid-19 storm.
London-based Principle Cleaning Services has raised £25,000 for Richard House Children's Hospice in East London.
Mitie has awarded an extra day of holiday to more than 25,000 frontline non-management staff.
Early in 2019 Montreal-headquartered GardaWorld launched a bold plan for the acquisition of G4S. But that came to nothing within a matter of weeks.
Following a three-year partnership, the FM company has acquired building energy management controls specialist BEMS.
Magazine publisher Hearst UK has named the two to provide soft and hard services for its London portfolio.
Incentive FM has confirmed the appointment of Matthew Pilling to head up its workplace solutions business.
The support services group has issued a broadly positive trading update on FY2020, coupled with news of actions taken.
A new report condemns the Ministry of Justice and HM Prison and Probation Service's "failure" in attempts to improve the condition and suitability of the prison estate.
As Londoners start to return to the city, flexible space providers are seeing some clear trends emerge.
Seven in 10 engineering services businesses say they currently do not have enough competent employees to undertake low to no carbon work.
OCS is on-site delivering security services for the University of Gloucestershire.
New white paper highlights the benefits of integrated access control systems to help organisations transform security and operations, but stresses that existing barriers are preventing adoption.
A new report on the UK facilities management market concludes that outsourcing will outperform the UK economy in 2020.
Incentive FM has been awarded a three-year contract at Wembley Central Shopping Centre.
The services provider is teaming up with food technology expert Dynamify to support the implementation of digital retail and hospitality across its sites in the UK.
The soft services specialist has refreshed its brand and repositioned to reflect the changing face of the workplace a decade after the company was launched.
The i-FM Facilities Management Brands Survey is back following a two-year pause. And with the challenges the market is facing now the timing couldn't be better.
The facilities services provider has launched a joint venture with Derbyshire County Council to provide services to over 450 sites.
The integrated services provider has been Shell's maintenance partner in Canada since 2001.
The service provider's JointForces@ISS employability programme has been singled out for praise in the recent Responsible Business Champion Awards.
Ensuring climate resilience and the transition to net zero carbon, delivering healthy buildings, and creating a fair society are all essential in a post-Covid-19 recovery.
Buckinghamshire Council has confirmed its decision on a waste management services contract that begins this week.
UK fruit producer Bardsley England has selected ENGIE as its long-term delivery partner for achieving carbon-negative produce.
The company is switching to a sector approach to ensure it is best placed to continue to support its clients while maximising opportunities in key markets.
The support services business has secured a new three-year deal with an expanded scope.
Both Landmarc Support Services and EMCOR UK have been singled out for market-leading performance in recent days.
The five-year contract with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust covers a range of services at 100 sites.
September 1st marked the first day in the office for new Group CEO Jacob Aarup-Andersen.
The Manchester Cleaning Show will be the first live event for the industry as it opens in October, and its backers are hoping for widespread support.
The University College London Hospitals Trust has retendered its FM contracts and narrowed the suppliers down to two.
The Good Eating Company has launched Good Eating Delivered, a new workplace food delivery solution.
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