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RICS partners for new report on FM in Europe

Researched by the multi-national built environment group Drees & Sommer, the report looks at major service providers operating across borders.

RICS FM survey opens

RICS has launched its latest quarterly survey designed to gather information on current and emerging trends across FM.

ISS: realising the potential

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.

Annual market insight report online now

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.

FM Brands Survey: the results

Brand is important in facilities management: 90% of FMs rank it as a key factor when buyers are procuring services.

Welcome to a new day at i-FM

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!

Commercial property: time for a change

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?

RICS survey: Covid-19 making itself felt

The latest RICS UK Facilities Management Survey shows the healthcare sector still seeing the strongest growth in demand for FM services.

New research: FM looks surprisingly good

A new report on the UK facilities management market concludes that outsourcing will outperform the UK economy in 2020.

Is corporate branding important in FM?

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.

RICS FM survey online now

RICS has launched its third quarterly survey designed to gather information on current and emerging trends across FM.

i-FM turns 20

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, and to mark that we have produced a couple of articles that will delight anyone who is interested in how FM became the marketplace that we know today.

BCC clarifies meaning of cleaning and hygiene terms

The British Cleaning Council has stepped in to resolve any confusion or misunderstanding around industry terms, particularly important these days.

IWFM makes the case for fair pay

Working in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, the IWFM has published new guidance on the real Living Wage.

Security industry set for post-pandemic growth

Despite an uneven performance stretching into next year, the global security market looks set for good growth according to new research.

RICS goes online

The 2020 RICS Strategic FM Conference rose to the pandemic challenge earlier this week, becoming the first such event to be held online. No doubt it will not be the last.

How often do you review your cleaning KPIs?

More than a quarter of FMs in the EMEA region admit that their organisation has not reviewed metrics and KPIs for commercial cleaning in the last five years.

RICS doubles capacity for upcoming conference

The annual strategic FM event, taking place this year online, hit its 500-delegate capacity a few days ago. That has now been upped to 1000 to meet continued demand.

Some optimism in a tough marketplace

With new business opportunities in short supply, turnover generally on a downward slide and the prospect of redundancies looming, UK FM companies have a lot to worry about. But some see positives on the horizon.

Businesses look to 'hold on' through coronavirus storm

A new building engineering services sector survey shows that almost three-quarters of businesses expect their turnover to fall in the second quarter of 2020, compared to the first quarter.

RICS market survey launches

RICS is currently gathering insights into how the facilities management sector is reacting to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: news, information and resources

Today sees the launch of a dedicated page on i-FM pulling together all of our pandemic reporting, together with links to resources, for easy access.

Public sector outsourcing market may be stabilising

April saw a 66% in new public sector contract opportunities compared to February according to Tussell, the market intelligence firm.

We're looking for information: you can help

We have two research projects underway: one in preparation for World FM Day and a second looking into the realities of today's FM business operations.

Prepare for significant change to workplace catering

Workplace takeaways, shift-based lunches and more pre-ordering are all likely to be part of a new service pattern when the covid-19 lockdown period has passed.

FM M&A: market stalls in face of covid-19

We began the year in an optimistic mood, writes BDO's Satvir Bungar in the firm's latest update on merger & acquisition trends in UK FM.

New covid-19 webinar: FM on the frontline

A sector that is too often overlooked or relegated to 'commodity service' is playing a critical role in the battle against the covid-19 outbreak. What does FM itself need and how can it access that?

Facilities management: news from the frontline

We have been talking to a range of service providers about their experiences of what covid-19 means for their businesses right now.

Cleaning sector counts as top-ten UK industry

New research by the British Cleaning Council has revealed that there are approximately 1.63m workers in the industry, making up around 5% of the UK workforce.

Think-tank warns on dangers of 'another Carillion'

The Institute for Government argues that Whitehall has yet to address the problems that led to the collapse of the construction and services group two years ago.

Should you be worried about a post-Brexit UK?

Almost half of British boards expect Brexit to damage their businesses, according to a Financial Times-backed survey of the FTSE 350 companies.

NHS Providers calls for major investment

A new report sets out the scale of the task required to rebuild and equip the NHS to make it fit for the 21st century.

Looking to the regions

Crane surveys show business buoyant in construction markets in four cities around the UK, no doubt tipping a growth in FM opportunities too.

2019: a good year for outsourcing

The value of outsourcing contracts of all types rose 10% in the EMEA region in 2019 as businesses sought to counter economic uncertainty by reducing costs and investing in new solutions.

Corporate real estate: what to expect in 2020

January is the traditional time to make predictions and resolutions for the year ahead and so it was that CoreNet UK brought together a panel to debate the big issues facing the industry. Cathy Hayward reports.

FM business confidence survey opens

The annual FM Business Confidence Index survey, backed by Barclays and IFMA UK, will test frontline market views within this key UK industry.

2019: the year in review

Our annual round-up of the key events in UK facilities management over the past 12 months is online now.

CBRE names top trends in FM

The latest edition of the firm's annual report highlights how changes in occupier needs are impacting FM strategies.

Workplace Futures: setting the agenda for FM

The bad news is that early-bird rates for February's conference are closing imminently. The good news is that all speakers are now confirmed for what will be a very strong programme.

Annual market insight report online now

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.

Caution hits EMEA outsourcing

The annual value of Europe's managed services contracts dropped by more than €900m in the third quarter amid worries over Brexit, recession, trade and tariffs.


Features - Search found 5 features

Key to the future: staying flexible and creative

We know a lot about the state of the FM market these days, but what have lockdown conditions meant for FM suppliers? We spoke with one to find out.

FM post-crisis: a global perspective

What began as a crisis of health is now having widespread global economic and social impact. The way we work and live has changed.

Covid–19 and the UK facilities management market

As the economic implications of the global pandemic are becoming clearer, most FM businesses are scrambling to assess the impact on their top and bottom lines. Others are scrambling simply to survive.

Competing in a 'more for less' market

The facilities management industry is set to see increased challenges over the next five years on the back of large-scale property development in many economies across the EMEA region.

9 megatrends that every FM provider should know

Economic growth, globalisation, technological development... here are a just some of the megatrends that are shaping the future of FM, analysed by the experts at ISS.


Comments - Search found 9 comments

Facilities management has to change

But are large, traditional deals like Mitie's acquisition of Interserve FM the answer, Guy Hewett asks.

Unlocking the FM deal market: Mitie & Interserve

On the 25 June Mitie announced its intention to acquire Interserve’s facilities management division following the signing of a conditional share purchase agreement.

Perfect timing for a LATCO?

Maria Warner highlights how the waste sector has benefitted from a new hybrid business model in Oxford. Are there lessons here for FM more generally?

Are we all ready for the 'new normal'?

As companies start to understand the huge impact of covid-19, having to work extensively just to survive the unprecedented landscape, leadership teams are also faced with preparation efforts for what happens on the other side of the pandemic.

Testing your strategic growth plans

Every FM service provider has short- and medium-term growth strategies in place. But how effectively are the assumptions underpinning these strategies tested?

Time to build on what's been achieved

Despite the concerns about the economy due to the type of Brexit we ultimately get and more recently Covid-19, one of the constants is that the facilities management sector remains positive.

Balancing Brexit

The phrase 'business uncertainty' is becoming more prevalent as the implementation of Brexit moves into a more intense phase. Martin Reed, looks at the impact this is having both for his company and the sector as a whole.

Three things FM outsourcers should learn

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to lead the UK financial and professional services outsourcing business for one of the world’s largest technology companies. We worked with some of the biggest banks, law firms and advisory groups.

The next generation of FM: which way forward?

The facilities management industry has been a place that's good for everyone. The slow and steady growth seemed guaranteed, and there was a well-known operating model for how to win. But the good times are over.