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ENGIE secures 20-year Solent deal

The energy and services specialist has connected Solent University's new sports complex to Southampton Geothermal Heating Company's pioneering district energy scheme after signing a £2.8m deal.

Measuring up

A new set of metrics for the workplace was the subject of fierce debate at last week's CoreNet Global summit in Amsterdam. Cathy Hayward reports.

Millennials and the workplace

A survey of young leaders in corporate real estate, presented at last week’s CoreNet Global Summit in Amsterdam, concludes that workplace design and flexible working are top priorities.

Mitie banks Lloyds extension

The group has secured a four-year extension to its integrated FM contract with Lloyds Banking Group.

Cordant books 10-year extension

c2c, the company that operates and manages stations and trains from London Fenchurch Street to Southend, has extended its relationship with Cordant Cleaning with a new deal worth £30m.

Artic builds schools portfolio

The London-based building services specialist has been appointed to deliver PPM services by a new school in the Marylebone area of Central London.

Interserve cleans up its environmental practices

The support services, construction and equipment services group has adopted a series of improvements to the way its cleaning business runs, resulting in more than 270,000 plastic bottles per year being saved from landfill.

Pattenmakers announces FM dinner celebration

The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has confirmed the details for its annual livery dinner, an event that celebrates the people, projects, concepts and innovations leading the way in property and facilities services in London.

Sodexo grows in Belfast

The group's Independents by Sodexo business has been awarded contracts with Victoria College and Rathmore Grammar School.

CBRE launches first three Hana sites in London

Hana, the property advisor's flexible workspace venture, has unveiled plans for its first three UK sites.

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.

Wellness and FM

The word wellness is everywhere. Type #Wellness into Instagram and you'll find 30 million posts ranging from bowls of green salads, to intense exercise routines, to bottles of activated charcoal. All with a collective 'shine' associated with good health.

Plugging the skills gap

Why does the UK continue to suffer from a short supply of engineering talent? Why is the gap getting bigger despite efforts to put an end to the problem? And where can FM help?

When the lift doesn't go to the top

The subject of emotional intelligence seems to be everywhere, in bookshops, magazines and Twitter feeds. But how relevant is all this to workplace design and management?

A 20:20 vision of wellness for FM

FM has historically been about assisting organisations by delivering services that reduce bottom-line costs, helping to make them as profitable as they can be. But that business model has the seeds of problems within it.

How FM can help a struggling retail sector

Retail centres are feeling the squeeze as customers place an ever higher value on their shopping experience. Paul Thrupp argues that the time is ripe for FM to step in as a central component to reviving the retail sector.

Playing on a global FM stage

I've been reading the IWFM's ISIG white paper 'Contracts across Borders'. There are some great insights in it from some very knowledgeable people, but also an inescapable sense of déjà vu and a bit of disappointment.

Start-up in a crowded marketplace

Is this a crazy time to start a new business? When ‘uncertainty’ is the word used to describe everything from the economy through politics to work, and ‘mature’ certainly describes the catering sector? Maybe it is crazy; but then again, maybe not.

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.

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