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Interserve owed creditors in excess of £100m

Companies House filings show Interserve owed its creditors in excess of £100 million when it went into administration in March 2019. In total, Interserve owed £55.4 million to its secured creditors and another £50.5 million to its unsecured creditors. The ...

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Construction industry holds auditors accountable for Carillion collapse

The construction industry views the collapse of Carillion as a result of aggressive accounting policies and a close relationship with KPMG. A survey of the supply chain conducted by public sector procurement specialist, Scape Group, finds that 93 per cent ...

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Workplace Law publishes legal update on FM outsourcing

Workplace Law, the employee relations division of International Workplace, has issued a white paper on the employment law aspects of outsourcing in the facilities management sector. The white paper – Joint employer status: implications for outsourcing in the FM sector ...

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Reform outsourcing, don’t ban it, says think tank

Government needs private firms and charities to deliver public services but should improve the rules for outsourcing, says the Reform think tank. A new report by the think tank calls for more training for civil servants dealing with private companies ...

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Workers unite today in the first national day of action against outsourcing

Hundreds of mainly migrant workers are expected to march through London today (26 February), in the first national day of action against outsourcing. The workers are demanding an end to outsourcing, as well as the insecurity, discrimination and low pay ...

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Government revamps outsourcing measures

The Cabinet Office has launched new outsourcing guidance which has been designed to improve how government works with industry and deliver better public services. The Outsourcing Playbook will ensure that the government gets right more projects from the start, engages ...

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ISS recognised on IAOP’s 2019 ‘Best of The Best’ Global Outsourcing 100

Every year, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) releases a ranking of global outsourcing companies, highlighting the ‘best of the best’ across all industries. ISS, has received a special recognition for being at the very top of The Global Outsourcing ...

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EMEA sourcing market grows in 2018 as businesses embrace digital transformation

The sourcing market in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) grew in the final quarter of 2018 despite unsettling macro-economic and political events across the region, according to the findings of the latest report from global technology research and advisory ...

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Mount Charles boasts 30% growth in Ireland

Outsourcing company, Mount Charles, has seen its turnover grow by just over 30 per cent in the Irish market in the last year, with almost €2.5 million in new cleaning and catering contracts won from its Dublin base. Overall turnover ...

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Source of strife

Outsourcing has had somewhat of a bad press this year. Here Valerie Bonnin, Director at Incendium Consulting explains why she thinks it still works and how to avoid its pitfalls The demise of big firms such as Carillion has left ...

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