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Interserve completes acquisition of Initial Facilities

Interserve has completed its acquisition of Initial Facilities, Rentokil’s facilities management division for £250 million. Interserve shareholders voted in favour of the acquisition, which the firm’s board claims would make it one of the largest providers (top three by revenue) of ...

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Is self-delivery emerging as the future FM model of choice?

After years of outsourcing are large real estate firms now looking to self deliver FM services and bring them in-house? Guy Palmer, lead director for real estate strategic sourcing at Deloitte, investigates When CBRE bought Norland in December some thought ...

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A helping hand

The FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, considers various aspects of how the help desk is used For many years the help desk has been a tried and trusted interface between the FM department and its customers. ...

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Interserve investors vote in favour of £250m acquisition of Rentokil’s Initial Facilities

Shareholders of international construction and support services firm Interserve have today voted in favour of a resolution to approve the acquisition of the facilities services business, Initial Facilities, from a subsidiary of Rentokil Initial Plc for a cash consideration of £250 million. Initial Facilities ...

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GBM secures contract extension at Livingston Designer Outlet

Shopping outlet operator and asset management firm Realm has appointed GBM Support Services Group (GBM) as its preferred supplier to deliver security services to Livingston Designer Outlet in Scotland. GBM has provided cleaning services to the centre for the past three ...

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Diary and cups fill up for Nutrition and Hydration Week

As part of Nutrition and Hydration Week (17 – 23 March), activities are taking place across the country and around the world to raise awareness and improve understanding of the vital importance of good nutrition and hydration across social and healthcare setting. Service providers and healthcare facilities ...

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CBRE helps build a better future for children in Sierra Leone

CBRE, the international facilities services and investment firm, has joined forces with Plan International – a leading international children’s NGO, to help transform the lives of a generation of children and young people, particularly girls, in one of the poorest ...

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Green hotel practice recognition programme extended to Europe

An international travel website has today announced plans to extend a programme that highlights hotels that are engaging in environmentally friendly practices – into Europe. The programme, which up until now has only been offered in the America, awards qualifying hotels ...

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London property owners to have more clout on the high street

Property owners in London are to be given a greater role in revitalising their high streets under a new pilot scheme to give them a direct say and play an active role in the development of local business improvement districts. Business ...

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Savvy sustainability initiatives bag Ecobuild ISO recognition

In years gone by, the events industry has been one of the worst offenders for waste sent to landfill every year. However by using sustainability initiatives such as upcycling materials into resources for local schools and reusing wall panels from ...

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