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Australasian merger targets A$18bn outsourced property & facilities market

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Johnson Controls have agreed to merge their Australian and New Zealand property and facility services operations to create Brookfield Johnson Controls – a new entity targeting $18 billion (Australian) outsourced  property services market in Australia ...

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Green client solutions win Europa further environmental awards

Europa, the property and support services company, is celebrating after picking up two further Green Apples Environment Awards, securing the company a total of seven of the coveted prizes. The additional two Green Apple Environment Awards were presented to Europa ...

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New Hochtief CEO to strengthen internal bonds and increase competitiveness

International construction, property and facilities management organisation, Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Marcelino Fernández Verdes, as new CEO; he will work towards the Board’s goals of keeping the company divisions operating as a whole unit rather than breaking them up and ...

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Aramark commences £2.4m food services contract at Wirral campus

Aramark has commenced a new contract with Wirral Metropolitan College which sees the company investing in refurbished dining space, a new Starbucks café and an innovative food offer. The five-year, £2.4m contract is based at the college’s split campus site ...

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Govt consults on private security accountability goals

Plans to make private security businesses across the UK more accountable for quality and standards have been unveiled by the government. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) currently regulates the private security industry through the compulsory licensing of individuals who work ...

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MITIE launches guide to social housing maintenance

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has teamed with performance improvement specialists, HouseMark, to jointly launch ‘Smarter Ways of Working’, an innovative guide to delivering efficient social housing maintenance. Smarter Ways of Working gives organisations across ...

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Landlords reminded of their safety obligations during carbon monoxide week

As part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, the National Landlords Association (NLA) is reminding all landlords of the dangers of carbon monoxide and to check their appliances as winter draws in. Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, which began on 19 November, ...

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Housing provider awards £5m East Midlands repairs deal

Forming one part of six long-term asset management contracts in total worth over £55 million, Housing and regeneration provider asra Housing Group, has chosen repairs and maintenance specialist Lovell for a five-year contract to repair and refurbish unoccupied homes in ...

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Interserve wins integrated facilities management contract with Carphone Warehouse

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has won a three-year, integrated facilities management contract with Carphone Warehouse, the largest independent telecommunications retailer in Europe. Interserve will support more than 3,000 staff across Carphone Warehouse’s 32,000 square metre commercial ...

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MITIE to focus on ‘higher margin’ services as M&E profits stall

MITIE has this morning announced a major restructure as it withdraws from unprofitable ‘large, one-off mechanical and electrical engineering installation projects’ in an attempt to restore healthy profit margins in its divisions. The company also admitted to spending £4.8m on ...

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