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FM sector stands tall to celebrate World FM Day

Today is World FM Day when FMs from across the world come together to celebrate the key role the sector plays in the global economy. This year’s theme is: Celebrating FM – Standing Tall Beyond the Pandemic. Describing the aims ...

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Sodexo Group posts solid half year results but remains cautious over Covid

Sodexo Group has posted a better than expected underlying operating profit margin of 3.1 per cent for the six-month period through February, but warns that with continuing uncertainty due to the pandemic, it expects little improvement in the quarter on ...

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Built environment to collaborate on Whole Life Carbon Roadmap project

Four new task groups and a Steering Group which will support the development of the Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the Built Environment have been announced by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). The Roadmap, announced in December, aims ...

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RICS survey suggests majority of workers will return to the office after COVID-19

Up to 80 per cent of workers could return to the office after lockdown, according to FMs questioned for the latest RICS UK Facilities Management Survey. With the UK vaccination programme taking hold across the country, respondents believe employees could ...

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Incentive to push Social Value remit with new Board appointment

In a move designed to ensure that the company’s focus on social value is formalised across all parts of the business and recognised as a key strategic driver, Laura Phillips, Director of Group HR, it to join the Incentive FM ...

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Sodexo announces new appointments to Corporate Services leadership team

Sodexo has announced the appointment of Gemma Lynch as Head of Business Development and Mark Hill becomes Director of Strategy and Transformation for its corporate services business in the UK and Ireland. Lynch joined Sodexo’s business development team in 2018 ...

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Samsic contracted to clean UK’s largest dance centre outside London

Specialist provider of facilities management services Samsic UK, has been appointed to provide cleaning services to the Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre, the UK’s largest dance centre outside London. Built in 2010, the purpose-built, six-storey facility on Quarry Hill ...

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Compass Scotland launches bespoke Apprenticeship Programmes

Compass Scotland has launched its first bespoke Modern Apprenticeship Programme, with a commitment to creating and developing 100 new Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in its first year. The apprenticeship programmes create a career progression roadmap for an individual to work toward, ...

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ISS and Barclays extend global facilities partnership

Barclays has extended its 8-year partnership with ISS for the delivery of Integrated Facility and Workplace Services across the Barclays portfolio in more than 30 countries until 2025. ISS have worked with Barclays since 2012 providing an integrated Facility Services ...

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Not enough being done to reduce call waiting times ‘due to Covid’ finds survey

UK businesses that attribute long call waiting times to ‘unprecedented demand due to Covid’ are leaving customers unimpressed, according to new research. The survey of 1000 people by outsourced comms company Moneypenny reveals that 85 per cent of people believe ...

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