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FMJ roundtable discusses achieving transparency, sustainability and value in FM

“We’ve got to trust our supply chain is delivering what we asked them to and that will only come about if we’ve got a good contractual relationship,” was the consensus of a group of FMs who came together for a ...

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Facilitating change

Organisations are subject to continual change, yet their facilities often remain static, impeding progress that is critical to business success. We ask Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow and Director of Effective Facilities Ltd, how facilities managers can manage change to ...

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FM Clinic: Debate on BIFM’s proposed rebrand and application for chartered body status

The BIFM has proposed to change its name to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and begin the process of attaining chartered body status. What could the removal of the word British and the reference to Workplace in ...

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Global FM Awards class of 2018

As part of World FM Day which took place yesterday (16 May), Global FM, the worldwide alliance of facilities management (FM) membership organisations, announced its Awards of Excellence in FM 2018 winners. This year’s Awards were hosted by the South ...

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Amey takes over former Carillion schools contract in Barnsley

Public service provider, Amey, has today taken over the facilities management of 11 secondary schools in Barnsley which were previously run by Carillion. The new contract will now see Amey delivering FM services including caretaking, cleaning, grounds and building maintenance. ...

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ThinkFM: McGregor-Smith calls for an effective industry voice

One of the most interesting proposals at this week’s ThinkFM event, the annual BIFM conference, was that of one of the sector’s biggest names, Ruby Mcgregor-Smith, now a Senior Advisor at MACE. In a discussion on how outsourcing and FM ...

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Sodexo enrols in FM and catering deal at 7 Swindon schools

Sodexo has secured a five-year contract, worth £10 million, to provide hard and soft FM services and catering to seven schools in Swindon. The PFI contract with ESSL (Education Services Swindon Ltd) includes two secondary schools (Abbey Park School and Nova Hreod), ...

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FM Clinic: What can the FM sector do to ensure the engineering skills pipeline is maintained in the long term?

M&A analysis of the FM sector by BDO found that just over half of deals completed in the last two years involved businesses in the building management systems, M&E and compliance services sub sectors. In this way organisations can bring ...

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Is FM a risky business?

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities  The theme for this year’s RICS FM strategic Conference in June poses the question as to whether facilities management is an inherently risky business. I’m looking forward to chairing the event and ...

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FM Clinic: What lessons can FM clients take following the demise of Carillion?

Following the demise of Carillion, what lessons should FM clients take from the fallout to ensure that their key suppliers’ finances are sound? If they do encounter a major problem how can they ensure the project or service is still ...

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