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Return of “mega deal” gets 2014 outsourcing off to an egg-cellent start

The global outsourcing industry is off to a egg-ceptional start this year, with the return of the “mega deal”, which is fuelling double-digit growth in first-quarter contract value.  According to new figures, 10 “mega-contracts” worth more than $100 million (£59.42m) in ...

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British FM providers risk being ‘outgunned’ by US & Chinese competitors

International B2B services firms from China and North America are entering the international market and are threatening to knock British firms, including facilities management (FM) providers, off their world leading export pedestal. And if they don’t act now, British firms – which ...

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ISS divests commercial security activities in Pacific region

Global facility services provider ISS, has today completed the sale of its commercial security activities in Australia and New Zealand to Wilson Security. ISS is a leading provider of airport security services in Australia, with contracts covering 13 airports in ...

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CBRE extends global retail property contract with Shell

CBRE Group has announced a renewal and expansion of its retail property management contract with multinational oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell Plc. The new contract will see CBRE manage the international energy company’s retail network portfolio in 22 ...

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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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Global project to price up health & productivity benefits of green buildings

A major global project aiming to define the health and productivity benefits of green office buildings is being launched today by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). The topic is rising up the global real estate sector’s agenda as organisations ...

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GSH goes for gold

International facilities management provider GSH, has expanded its operation on the west coast of America, securing a four-year contract worth around $28m (approx £16.8m) to deliver operations and maintenance (O&M) services including critical systems for the State-owned California Department of ...

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Citrix selects Macro to deliver FM across its international portfolio

International facilities management (FM) company Macro has won a three year contract with IT company Citrix, delivering facilities management across 12 countries. Macro will be working with Citrix, a leader in virtualisation, networking and cloud infrastructure, to provide an integrated ...

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Occupiers move from pure cost cutting strategies to space efficiencies

 Corporate decision makers are responding to signs of economic improvement across Europe by shifting focus away from pure cost management to focus on delivering the right space for staff, according to the latest annual European Occupier Survey by global real ...

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