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Minister urges FM suppliers to have their say on gov’ts new FM procurement model

Cabinet Office minister Chloe Smith joins calls to encourage suppliers to feed into the government’s new FM procurement strategy. Following the publication of a Prior Information Notice (PIN) in July for the establishment of a new contracting model for facilities management, the ...

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Serco faces exclusion from government contracts after evidence of fraudulent behaviour emerges

Global outsourced service provider, Serco faces having its UK government contracts terminated after investigations reveal signs of fraudulent behaviour by Serco staff operating under a government prisons contract. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the directors of Serco – the ...

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All systems go for merger of Asset Skills, CSSA and FMA as BIFM pulls out of negotiations

  The shock withdrawal of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) from cross-industry body merger talks has allowed the three remaining parties parties, Asset Skills, CSSA (Cleaning & Support Services Association) and the Facilities Management Association (FMA) today to ‘accelerate’ their plans ...

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Cleanliness – a real deal breaker for hotel customer retention

Cleanliness is the number one concern for customers as well as a leading global driver of value for the hotel sector, and facilities management (FM) can play a strategic role in increasing revenues and improving guest retention a new whitepaper ...

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Green-savvy Blenheim Palace to install £180,000 hydro power system

World heritage site Blenheim Palace is set to install a state-of-the art, £180,000 micro hydropower scheme on the River Glyme this autumn. The scheme will generate enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of 18 homes – almost three times ...

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Soldier, rest – Cathy Hayward talks to the FM about his expansive role at Royal Chelsea Hospital

Behind the bustle of London’s fashionable King’s Road with its trendy bars, restaurants and chic shops, and just a stone’s throw from the hub of Victoria station, lies a 66-acre haven of tranquillity, order and beauty which stretches majestically down ...

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Aylesbury shopping centre expands Incentive’s FM service remit

Friars Square Shopping Centre in Aylesbury has extended and expanded its contract with independent facilities management firm, Incentive FM. Under the terms of the new contract awarded by Jones Lang LaSalle, the commercial property specialist, Incentive FM will expand its ...

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Start as you mean to go on

Brian Pike of Komfort explains how involving facilities managers, and making the most of their varied and vast expertise, can greatly improve the design and fit out process for all concerned. No one has a better understanding how a building ...

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The video revolution: A new opportunity for FMs

This month, our resident social media expert Katie King looks at how video can be a great way to communicate with the industry. The video revolution has undoubtedly taken the internet by storm in the last five years. With the ...

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FMA pitches up in London for Facilities Show 2014

UBM Live, organisers of Facilities Show, recently signed an exclusive partnership agreement with the Facilities Management Association (FMA) that will see the two organisations collaborate closely for the 2014 event when it moves to London’s ExCeL. The terms of the ...

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