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MoJ outsourced service workers set to strike over pay

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is expected to be forced to close for the duration of a 48 hour strike by security guards, cleaners and receptionists between 21-23 January organised by the trade union United Voices of the World (UVW). ...

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FM outsourcing market set to grow by £2bn in 2019

A new report on the UK Facilities Management Outsourcing market from MTW Research suggests that outsourcing will grow by £2 billion in 2019, with the FM market forecast to rise by more than £10 billion by 2022. Based on data ...

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Mitie named as the leading FM employer for inclusion and diversity

Mitie’s approach to diversity and inclusion has been praised, with the company named on the list of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers. Mitie was the only facilities management company to receive the accolade at a ceremony at the Midland ...

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Business leaders call for mandatory mental health first aid at work

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister signed by more than 50 leaders of some of Britain’s biggest employers including Mace, PwC, Royal Mail, WHSmith, Ford and Thames Water is today calling on the Government to prioritise its manifesto pledge ...

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Mitie sells off social housing business

Mitie Group plc today announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its social housing business to Mears Group plc for a consideration of up to £35 million in cash. The deal will be structured as a sale of ...

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BIFM makes big switch to IWFM with a new ten point plan

The BIFM made the official change to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) yesterday evening by unveiling its new branding alongside the announcement of a ten-point plan for becoming a modern professional body. This completed a speedy transition ...

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BIFM begins its transition to IWFM

Yesterday marked the official and legal border between the British Institute of Facilities Management’s (BIFM) old and new body as it begins transitioning to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) across the week. The Institute has been working ...

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ENGIE named overall winner of Sustainable FM Index Awards 2018

The results of the sixth Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) were announced yesterday at the RICS headquarters at Parliament Square, Westminster. The event highlights the winner and top performing sustainable FM businesses. Each year, the SFMI, which is compiled by Acclaro Advisory, ...

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Viacom, Bazaarvoice and Smarkets join 2018’s WORKPLACE WEEK line-up

Marking its seventh consecutive year, Workplace Week London 2018 – brainchild of global change management firm Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) – will take place the week commencing 12th November 2018. More than 20 organisations, including 10 debutants, have confirmed their ...

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BSRIA white paper examines impact of wearables on building comfort

A new White Paper on ‘Wearables & wellbeing in buildings – the story so far’ from building services association BSRIA has revealed that while there is substantial potential for the deployment of wearables, there were also significant technical, social and ...

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