Mitie lands Glasgow housing deal
The group's property management business has been awarded a reactive repairs and maintenance works contract with Maryhill Housing Association.
Premier reselected for Parliament
Premier Workplace Services has been awarded a new contract for the provision of removals, porterage and storage at the Houses of Parliament.
CSR policies increasingly key in procurement
Almost half of buyers now ask about suppliers' engagement with corporate social responsibility in their procurement documentation, according to new survey findings from the Electrical Contractors' Association and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
Pace of change in UK FM fastest ever
Technology innovation, new business models, emerging value propositions and creative new service offerings are transforming facilities management in the United Kingdom, according to a new market report.
UK business grapples with a high-tech future
Nearly half of firms believe the current wave of Artificial Intelligence will be transformational and widespread, fundamentally transforming the industry and markets they work in.
JLL's Integral reports a strong 2016
Though profit slipped a bit, turnover was up on the year and the business says it is looking forward to "exciting times" as it explores life under the JLL umbrella.
Dowding named executive VP at Skanska UK
Katy Dowding has been appointed Executive Vice President with immediate effect at the construction to services group.
Salisbury seals Page deal
FM services provider Salisbury Group has been appointed by PageGroup to deliver a range of services at 30 sites in the UK and Ireland.
Engineers call for special deal
The Building Engineering Services Association argues that whoever is in power after the election should do a 'sector deal' with the built environment industry that reflects the important role buildings play in health, well-being and productivity.
FM Industry Ball: this is the time to book
Tables are booking up for this year's FM Industry Ball, which takes place in London on Tuesday 20 June. To meet fund-raising targets, some special deals are now on offer.
CCS plans new FM framework
With the current Crown Commercial Service framework for facilities management due to expire in July 2019 notice of the next one, with a total value of up £12bn, has been published.
Apleona HSG unveils first in planned series of start-ups
The FM provider has announced the launch of a new car park management division, the first of what it says will be several new specialist services operations.
Cleaning on a Global scale
What happens to a service like cleaning after a large-scale merger? Global Radio FM retraces its steps throughout a recent re-tender.
Defining the optimum workplace
Tom Cudmore introduces the Whole Life Performance Plus project, a collaborative effort that is aiming to create workplaces that enhance the productivity and wellbeing of occupants.
Happy World FM Day!
To celebrate this annual occasion, i-FM caught up with five facilities managers to find out more about their roles and the noteworthy buildings they look after.
If you're looking for ways to advance your career quickly, you'll learn as much from the mistakes of others as you will from your own. Always good advice, but especially during this Learning at Work Week.
FM: from east to west
Tenon FM is on the rise and Simon Iatrou recently caught up with Tim Hancock and Manjit Rajain, two of the key actors behind the company's success.
Designing for competitive edge
Simon Iatrou talks to Tim Oldman about how Leesman's client, The Boston Consulting Group, has turned its latest and decidedly non-corporate office into a tool for competitive advantage.
Change is bold but it's not easy. Sometimes it needs a specific kind of leader. In our latest featured interview, Simon Iatrou talks to Bellrock CEO David Smith about his role and his plans for the company.
Redefining health & safety
Dave Parker tells Simon Iatrou why the workplace wellbeing trend is the change of image health & safety needs.
Leading the charge?
Facilities management is nothing if not a place of change. Policies, practices, expectations and FM companies themselves shift and develop. Could one, Mitie, in the headlines as much for bad news as good in recent weeks, be showing us the way forward?
Is FM at risk of dehumanising?
Embracing the age of big data and all its associated ground-breaking technology is crucial for the FM sector, but there is a risk that partnership working and collaborative cultures could be lost to the detriment of the client relationship.
Looking back to see forward
I realise not everyone finds the history of FM as engaging as I do, but it is nevertheless interesting, instructive and occasionally surprising.
Low cost improvements for workplace productivity
The Stoddard Review argued that an effective workplace can improve business productivity by as much as 3.5%, potentially contributing billions to the UK economy. But this largely depends on employees being able to work more productively.
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