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Serco appoints growth MD in the Middle East

Serco Middle East has expanded its Growth team in the region by appointing Ayesha Sultan as Managing Director Growth. Serco Middle East has been delivering a fully integrated service in the Middle East for over 60 years to governmental and ...

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Willmott Dixon launches Mental Health First Aider initiative

Willmott Dixon has trained over 130 people, a fifth of its workforce, to become mental health first aiders on construction sites and in offices nationwide to support its All Safe Minds campaign. Everyone on a Willmott Dixon project already receives ...

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Lord Adonis to deliver NEC Users’ Group Annual Seminar keynote

Lord Adonis, Labour peer and former National Infrastructure Commission chair, is to deliver the keynote address at the 2018 NEC annual seminar on Wednesday, 20 June, where finding a better approach to delivering high-performing infrastructure across the UK will take ...

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JLL publishes 2017 sustainability highlights

JLL has published its latest Sustainability Highlights Report which unveils how much progress it has made towards its 2020 sustainability targets. The report shows that JLL has made strong progress in 2017 with its sustainability strategy ‘Building a Better Tomorrow’ ...

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Outsourcing spend in EMEA falls as GDPR approaches

The outsourcing market in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) slumped in the first quarter of 2018 as European enterprises focused attention and discretionary spending on preparations for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to take effect May ...

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Assist Group secures maintenance partnership with Kier

National FM specialist, Assist Group, has won a seven-year contract with Kier Group to deliver streetscene and grounds maintenance services as part of its new Highways Alliance with Shropshire Council. Assist provide a wide range of highways and facilities services ...

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RICS and IFMA launch new strategic guidance

New guidance has been developed by RICS and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) through their global collaboration. The “Strategic Facility Management Framework” was launched in Dubai during the annual IFMA-RICS World Workplace Forum – Middle East. The framework, authored ...

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Norse Building appoints operations director

Gary Atkins has been named as the new Operations Dirctor of Norse’s building services. Atkins, who was previously with Norse’s partnership with Norwich City Council, NPS Norwich, has responsibility for the day-to-day running of both Norwich Norse Building and Great ...

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£45 million spent by Corporates on social enterprises to change lives for marginalised communities

More than £45 million has been spent by UK Corporates on social enterprises, according to a new report from Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), on its pioneering initiative, the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, which is changing lives by redirecting Corporate supply ...

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Remote working option ‘helps retain staff’, say employers 

An increasing number of small and medium business owners are recognising the benefits of allowing their staff to work remotely, according to a survey. The poll, conducted by Dale Office Interiors, posed the question: ‘Do you think your company would ...

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