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New Government School of Property to boost skills in public sector

A new School of Government Property for all public sector workers employed in managing the government estate has been established. The school will allow civil servants who work in the field of managing government property to gain industry recognised accreditations, ...

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Farnek unveils new hotel management company

UAE-based facilities management company, Farnek, has developed its hospitality division into an all-embracing hotel management company under the leadership of UAE-based international hotelier Walter Knight. Knight was originally responsible for structuring and developing Farnek’s fledgling hospitality division earlier this year. ...

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Maxim FM appoints new finance director

Independent contract cleaning and facilities management firm, Maxim FM, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Richard Pattinson as its new Finance Director. Pattinson brings to the business two decades’ of commercial experience and will be responsible ...

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Boden Group wins contract at HM Naval Base Portsmouth

The facilities management specialist has been appointed by KBS Maritime as a strategic partner to provide FM and reactive maintenance services to Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth as part of the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP). Under the terms ...

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Strong demand continues to fuel growth in the FM sector

Workloads, profit margins and employment opportunities are set to continue to grow for the year ahead due to increasing demand for facilities management services, according to the latest RICS UK Facilities Management Market Survey. The Q3 2021 survey shows demand ...

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FRC issues formal complaint against KPMG over Carillion and Regenersis audits

UK audit watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has delivered a disciplinary Formal Complaint, under the Accountancy Scheme, against KPMG LLP, a former KPMG partner and certain current and former KPMG employees. The Formal Complaint alleges “misconduct against KPMG and ...

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Free carbon calculator is launched for supply chains

Sustainability Tool, a software application designed to help organisations and supply chains track and measure their sustainability performance, has launched a carbon calculator, in partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS). With 80-99 per cent of the built environment’s ...

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Sodexo receives RoSPA President’s Award

Sodexo’s corporate services business has received a gold award from RoSPA every year for the last 10 years, entitling the organisation to the RoSPA President’s Award. RoSPA’s health and safety awards are internationally recognised and awarded to organisations demonstrating outstanding ...

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Corps Security strengthens board with non-executive director appointment

Corps Security has appointed Fiona Strens, Professor of Practice on Security & Resilience at the University of Strathclyde as a non-executive director. Prior to her position as Professor of Practice leading on Security & Resilience at the University of Strathclyde, ...

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Biffa completes the acquisition of Viridor’s collections business

National recycling and waste management provider, Biffa has completed its acquisition of the collections business and certain recycling assets from Viridor Waste Management Limited. Biffa announced on 21 May that it had agreed to buy the collections business and certain ...

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