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Further belt-tightening strategies can deliver real estate savings

Despite years of belt-tightening, opportunities still remain to cut costs and improve management of real estate in large organisations, according to a new study. Of 181 executives surveyed at government agencies and companies worldwide with large real estate portfolios*, 83 ...

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Carillion selected for £1.5bn Birmingham “Green Deal” contract

Leading integrated support services company Carillion has been named as the preferred bidder for the Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) scheme.  Birmingham is the first local authority in the country to appoint a delivery partner for the Green Deal and this ...

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Sodexo wins £4.5m event venues contract in Birmingham

Sodexo Prestige has been awarded a £4.5m three-year contract with Conference Aston, to provide catering, housekeeping and cleaning services. Conference Aston boasts Birmingham City centre’s premier portfolio of award winning conference, hotel and event venues. The venue, a long standing ...

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The FM Event preview

In a bid to draw in a more significant chunk of the facilities management community, UBM Live has rebranded its October show at London Olympia. The FM Event promises an even more comprehensive education and seminar programme, featuring some of ...

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Servest team to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

Directors and staff from facilities services provider, Servest Multi-Service Group, will attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro this month to raise money for the company’s charity foundation. Mt Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano in Tanzania, is Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895 metres ...

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Diamond strengthens its position with multi-site gym contract

Diamond Facilities Support has been awarded a national contract with Pure Gym. The no frills fitness provider has 29 club outlets across the UK, which is set to rise to 42 before the end of the year, with further expansion ...

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Edinburgh Airport invests in outsourced IT services

Edinburgh Airport has outsourced the contract to handle the management of its IT infrastructure in a five year, multi-million pound deal. In a first for the airport, Onyx Group will operate and manage its mission critical IT infrastructure, acting as ...

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Survey to bring Display Screen Equipment strategy into focus

Workplace Law are looking to deliver a proposal to the Government with the intention of directing future strategy. The employment law and health & safety specialist has set up a survey, the responses to which will form the basis of ...

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Quicklight sheds some light

As the daylight hours get shorter and shorter, lighting maintenance service provider, Quicklight, has urged businesses in the UK to check their lighting is adequate before it gets too dark. “Every year it’s the same,” said Andy Cole, director at ...

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MITIE’s youth employment scheme recognised in prestigious awards

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has received a prestigious award for its work helping young unemployed people find work during the recession. The ‘Economic Regeneration’ award was presented to MITIE at the Lord Mayor’s Dragon ...

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