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European FM Provider report launched to improve market transparency

The current pandemic has brought the importance of facility management into the spotlight, as organisations around the globe reassess their real estate requirements. Within this climate, Drees & Sommer in collaboration with RICS has launched the first ever European FM ...

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CMA provides merger clearance for Mitie’s acquisition of Interserve FM

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published an update on its review of Mitie’s acquisition of Interserve’s Facilities Management business giving clearance for the transaction to proceed. The CMA has decided on the information currently available to it, “not ...

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Mitie slashes price for Interserve FM acquisition by £81m

Outsourcing firm Mitie has announced the final terms of its acquisition of Interserve Facilities Management which sees the original amount it was willing to pay for the business cut from £271m to £190m. In a statement, Mitie said that it ...

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CMA launches inquiry into proposed Mite-Interserve deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an inquiry into the anticipated acquisition of Interserve’s Support Services division by Mitie. Mitie is set to purchase Interserve’s Support Services division by the end of this year for a combined consideration ...

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Facilities Show rescheduled for next year

Facilities Show and its co-located events, originally set to be staged on 8–10 September 2020, will now be held at ExCeL London on 18–20 May 2021. This decision, taken as a result of consultation with exhibitors and other stakeholders, comes ...

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RICS UK FM market survey: Cleaning and workplace and management move up the rankings

According to the second quarterly RICS UK Facilities Management Survey (May 2020), the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has had a mixed impact on demand for FM services with cleaning and workplace and relocation management expected to be fastest growing areas in ...

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Learning and development in FM: the impact of C-19

What impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had on learning and development in FM? That’s the question that learning provider International Workplace is seeking to answer for a key conference this month. The company’s CEO David Sharp is presenting a session ...

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Industry tributes pour in for Mark Lopez

Tributes from across the sector have poured in for Founder and Co-director of De-ice, Mark Lopez who sadly passed away on 2 April 2020 at the age of 59, after losing his battle to Covid-19. Mark’s contributions to both the ...

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NHS Property Services insources Hard FM services

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has today announced changes to the way it delivers hard facilities management services (‘Hard FM’), which will see the government-owned company take direct control of selected services. Responsible for the management and maintenance of 3,500 properties ...

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Engineering volunteers urgently needed to support front-line NHS staff – can you help?

The Royal Academy of Engineering are asking for CIBSE’s continued support in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. As you may be aware there are a number of new medical facilities being built at ExCel London as well as two other Field Hospitals ...

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