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FM industry has recovered from lockdown and ready for the new workplace, says BCIS forecast

The FM industry has largely recovered from the economic downturn brought about by the lockdowns and is coming to terms with the new working environment, according to the latest forecast by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) from RICS. However ...

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Defence housing contracts worth £550m awarded to Amey

Infrastructure services and engineering company Amey has secured two contracts with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to maintain Service Family Accommodation (SFA) across its Central and Northern regions. The contracts, which fall under the Regional Accommodation Maintenance Services (RAMS) element ...

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FM ideal career match for ex-military personnel says Mitie

A new report by Mitie, Mobilising veterans in the facilities management industry suggests the FM sector is a good career fit for armed forces veterans, with over two thirds of former servicemen and women saying FM roles match their skills ...

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Organisations urged to deliver a healthier hybrid workplace

Britain’s homeworkers may have been shielded from some of the frontline impacts of the virus, but the impact upon their health and wellbeing has still been high, claims a new report Healthy Hybrid: a Blueprint for Business, published by the Royal ...

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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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