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As the world of FM grows and evolves, so does the Facilities Show

The popular facilities management event will return to Birmingham’s NEC in May 2013. Facilities Show 2013 will run from 14-16 May in association with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). The annual flagship event hosts a plethora of free ...

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Diary of a graduate – Part 11

Joely Thomas, the first graduate from the ISS scheme to write in FMJ, reflects on what she has learnt, as a new set of trainees join the team. At the end of June it was announced that ISS had secured ...

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David and Goliath a year on

In November 2011, Martin Corbett, managing director of Derwent FM, in the article ‘David and Goliath’, showed how his organisation had won a number of government contracts as an SME including a £1.65 million contract with HMRC in Nottingham. One ...

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OCS retains facilities services contract for Howard shopping centre

International total facilities management provider OCS, has retained the contract to provide facilities services for the Howard Shopping Centre in Welwyn Garden City. The three-year contract is for security, cleaning, pest control, horticulture and window cleaning at the 240,000 sq. ...

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Sodexo’s growth in FM services, three times that of foodservices

Sodexo, the global FM and support services provider has seen accelerated organic revenue growth compared to the previous year, in particular reflecting the success of Sodexo’s integrated and Quality of Life* services, which include its facilities management service offering. In ...

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Third time lucky

While the third sector may share many of the same challenges as its public and private sector cousins, Andy Christophi, head of facilities management at Shelter and founder of the FM Charity Network Forum, believes an engrained culture of sharing ...

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FM sector performance goes from strength to strength for Balfour

In contrast to its construction arm, facilities management results have given no cause for concern for international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, as it announced its 2012 Q3 interim management statement, covering the period 30 June to 7 November 2012. Its ...

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Market demands more innovation from facilities management

A cost-conscious, service-led approach to outsourcing facilities management is delivering value but may be failing to achieve the levels of innovation required, according to the FM Market Survey 2012, a new research study commissioned by Interserve and undertaken by Sheffield ...

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Sky goes for £100m integrated FM package from MITIE

MITIE has secured a contract to provide integrated facilities management (FM) for British Sky Broadcasting Group (Sky), the UK’s largest entertainment and home communications company. The contract, with a total value in excess of £100m over a five-year period, will ...

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Living Wage campaign could affect how FMs procure

One in five workers in the UK – some 4.82 million people – are paid less than the ‘Living Wage’. Of these, 70% of cleaners (440,000) and 75% of kitchen and catering assistants (340,000) – are estimated to fall into ...

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