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ENGIE accelerates EV ambitions with acquisition

The energy and services group has acquired ChargePoint Services, a UK provider of integrated EV charging solutions and owner/operator of the nationwide pay-as-you-go EV charging network GeniePoint.

Mitie names defence lead

Mitie has announced the appointment of Charles Antelme DSO to the newly created role of head of defence.

TECS lands Telent deal

Hard services specialist TECS Group has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a range of mechanical & electrical services for the technology company's UK portfolio.

School reports: Supply Chain Sustainability School doing well

The industry-backed training and support organisation is reporting positive results on multiple fronts following its latest Impact Survey.

Kier to sell FM business

Confirming the results today of a strategic review of group operations, Kier says it will cut back to its core focus and divest in four areas including facilities management.

Interserve goes nuclear

The Interserve group has won a £2.8m contract to provide facilities management services to the Civil Nuclear Police Authority at their new training centre in Cumbria.

Outsourcing is a big business, but a good one?

UK local authorities awarded outsourcing contracts worth £20bn over the three-year period 2016 to 2018. The biggest spend area was FM.

Living Wage backers launch Living Hours campaign

The Living Wage Foundation has introduced a new programme to tackle insecurity over hours, aiming to provide workers with more control over their lives.

Sodexo to serve 5 years after police win

Sodexo has retained its catering and cleaning contract with Avon & Somerset Police, with a new deal worth £8m.

Mitie motors off with Toyota deal

Mitie has secured a new five-year integrated facilities management contract with Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK in a first-time move for the client.

Business Confidence Index 2019 Report

The FM Business Confidence Index is a landmark annual study launched by i-FM in 2004. Over many years we have been pleased to work in partnership on this with Barclays; and this year we are pleased to welcome IFMA UK to the partnership, too.

i-FM WF19 Whitepaper

If facilities management is to continue on its broad track of successful development, we need to know more about the business of FM, its challenges and opportunities, what works and what doesn’t. This was the goal of Workplace Futures 2019.

Insight: FM Audit Report 2019

The FM Audit Report series, which we first launched more than 10 years ago, aims to provide accurate and informative insights into our industry – something that has huge benefits for in-house FMs, service providers, advisors, individual professionals and anyone thinking about joining this business.

Building innovation on international expertise

Phil Smith offers some advice on moving into, and benefiting from, international partnerships in a fast-changing FM sector.

Protecting people from an invisible killer

Air pollution is a global environmental health issue with reports increasingly suggesting that poor air quality may be associated with mental health problems. Peter Dyment examines ways FMs can help mitigate the problem.

Why you need fluid business continuity plans

Every industry is different, but even a small office environment could grind to a halt quickly without water.

FM: the key to wellness in the workplace

The time is right for a new, more 'evolved' FM model - one that is broader and offers a more holistic understanding of both buildings and people. The benefits to the industry, and its clients, will be immense.

The meaning of Brexit

Has FM factored into business strategy sufficient consideration of the Brexit process, or is there a bit of a shock still to come?

Professionalising our sector

Is it too late for that? The answer depends on what we are prepared to do; but if past events demonstrate anything, the simple answer may be yes, it probably is.

Keep calm, and focus on culture

Against the challenge of ongoing change, Amanda Fisher is tackling culture head on at Amey FM, Defence and Justice, as she tells Fiona Perrin.

Converting FM to workplace management

Peter Titus tells Fiona Perrin how his company, DCT Facilities Management, combines FM with personal assistance for a total support service at a top legal firm.

FM: a human business

Andrew Hulbert tells Fiona Perrin that it is Pareto FM's approach to people that is driving success; and he's determined to foster this ethos as the company grows.

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