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IFMA UK invites collaborative input from FM community

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest and most widely recognised association for facility management professionals. Its mission, in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), is to improve the practice and visibility of facility management on ...

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Sutherland steps down at Interserve

Dougie Sutherland, Managing Director of Interserve’s development division has stepped down from the Board of Directors with immediate effect, a week after a major shareholder of the company called for the removal of eight board members, which included Sutherland. Sutherland ...

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AEG Facilities and SMG merge to create global FM and venue management business

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AEG Facilities, the venue management subsidiary of AEG, and SMG, an Onex portfolio company have signed a definitive agreement to merge, creating a new, standalone global facility management and venue services company that will operate as ASM Global (ASM). ASM will ...

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Is your workplace good for your health?

AJ Products launches a new study into workplace health A 2018 report from the World Health Organisation suggested that just over a quarter of adults worldwide do not do enough physical activity. The comprehensive study, which surveyed 1.9 million people ...

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Mitie enhances maternity package

Mitie has enhanced its maternity benefits to offer more support for new mothers and those returning to work following maternity leave. The company will now offer salaried employees on maternity leave 10 weeks on full pay, followed by 29 weeks ...

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Government publishes new guidance to help employers close gender pay gap

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has published new guidance, providing step by step advice for employers which helps them to identify potential causes of the gender pay gap in their organisation and develop an effective action plan to tackle it, as ...

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Excellerate Services brings IFM expertise to the UK

Recently merged cleaning and FM specialists, LCC and Templewood will benefit from international, integrated facilities management expertise as they rebrand as Excellerate Services. Parent company, Excellerate Services is well-established as a major property solutions company across sub-Saharan Africa and now ...

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Interserve agrees rescue plan with its lenders

Interserve has announced in a statement that key commercial terms of its Deleveraging Plan have been agreed in principle with all of the company’s lenders, bonding providers and the Pension Trustee. The Board believes the Deleveraging Plan which is expected to ...

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UKGBC launches consultation on net zero carbon buildings definition

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a consultation paper inviting feedback on a proposed definition for net zero carbon buildings in the UK. The consultation sets out the initial proposals from the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Task Group ...

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Mitie recognised as a UK Top Employer 2019

Mitie has been recognised as a Top Employer UK 2019 becoming the only UK facilities management company to be recognised by the Top Employers Institute in 2019. The certificate is awarded to organisations that have worked hard to create, implement ...

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