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IFMA unveils 2019 scholarship programme

Applications for the 2019 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) scholarship programme are now open. The scholarship offers practising and aspiring facility managers a route into higher education. Students who receive the scholarship are also given complimentary registration to IFMA’s World ...

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Strictly Education acquires Babcock 4S

Strictly Education has acquired Babcock 4S, part of Babcock Education, an integrated service provider for education improvement and specialist intervention services. Strictly Education is a leading education services provider, delivering a comprehensive range of support services to over 1,500 schools, 500 ...

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HMRC appoints Bellrock for technology-led hard FM services

Bellrock will be supporting HMRC in its northern region to deliver HMRC’s smart building vision. HMRC’s transformation is the biggest modernisation of the UK tax system in a generation. It involves making fundamental changes to the way the department works ...

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Protecting the past

The unique challenges of historic buildings make the new generation of building management systems ideally suited for retrofit projects, says Gavin Holvey of Priva UK Building management systems (BMS) are helping to maintain historic buildings with the same control-based technologies ...

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FM sector debt set to rise by £1bn in 2019

The FM market has slipped to its lowest level of growth for eight years according to the new Facilities Management Market Report from MTW Research. FM sales have declined to levels not seen since 2012, according to MTW, with pricing pressure ...

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Cloudfm Academy achieves new accreditation

Skills organisation, City & Guilds, has accredited Cloudfm’s Academy to deliver qualifications on behalf of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Located close to Cloudfm’s headquarters in Colchester, the Academy is a purpose-built facility, designed to meet the unique and ...

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ISS reorganises EGM to strengthen strategy execution

At the end of last year, ISS announced its ambition to increase organic growth to 4-6 per cent per annum by accelerating its transition towards Key Account customers. To drive this acceleration and create a simple and agile platform for growth, ...

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BSC awards Sodexo’s prisons with ‘five-star’ rating

All five prisons operated by Sodexo have achieved the British Safety Council’s (BSC) integrated Five-Star Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Audit. Sodexo has been working with the BSC for many years and in 2016 began its integrated Five Star SHE audit ...

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Interserve results better than expected as deleveraging plan gets underway

Services provider Interserve published a slightly strong set of full year results than expected, for although revenues declined to 10.7 per cent to £2,904.0 million, this compares favourably to 2017 which saw a loss of £244 million; while its operating ...

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Artic expands hard FM deal at Royal Arsenal

Artic has expanded its hard FM service delivery at Royal Arsenal, a high end residential estate in the London Borough of Greenwich. Last year, the hard FM services provider was invited via managing agents, Rendall and Rittner, to propose a ...

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