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ThinkFM: McGregor-Smith calls for an effective industry voice

One of the most interesting proposals at this week’s ThinkFM event, the annual BIFM conference, was that of one of the sector’s biggest names, Ruby Mcgregor-Smith, now a Senior Advisor at MACE. In a discussion on how outsourcing and FM ...

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Sodexo enrols in FM and catering deal at 7 Swindon schools

Sodexo has secured a five-year contract, worth £10 million, to provide hard and soft FM services and catering to seven schools in Swindon. The PFI contract with ESSL (Education Services Swindon Ltd) includes two secondary schools (Abbey Park School and Nova Hreod), ...

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FM Clinic: What can the FM sector do to ensure the engineering skills pipeline is maintained in the long term?

M&A analysis of the FM sector by BDO found that just over half of deals completed in the last two years involved businesses in the building management systems, M&E and compliance services sub sectors. In this way organisations can bring ...

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Is FM a risky business?

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities  The theme for this year’s RICS FM strategic Conference in June poses the question as to whether facilities management is an inherently risky business. I’m looking forward to chairing the event and ...

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FM Clinic: What lessons can FM clients take following the demise of Carillion?

Following the demise of Carillion, what lessons should FM clients take from the fallout to ensure that their key suppliers’ finances are sound? If they do encounter a major problem how can they ensure the project or service is still ...

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ThinkFM to tackle key issues facing the industry over the next two years

The full programme for ThinkFM, taking place in London on 1 May, is now live on the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) website. Packed with alerts, insights and suggestions to help FMs prepare themselves and their organisations for the next two ...

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Career Ladder talks to Churchill’s Operations Director, South West

Q: What was your first ever job? My first ever job was working for a local convenience store in Sandbanks on a weekend basis. I served the local residents (and some celebrities), beginning my journey earning a wage and respect, and ...

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Greater value can be gained from a different approach to measuring sustainability in FM

Most stakeholders are converging towards the need to monetise sustainability. But with so many criteria to measure, the FM industry lacks guidance on how it should approach the task. The SFMI has found that there is a balance required between ...

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ICE and BIFM collaborate on creating a new form of FM contract

The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) have announced a joint initiative to explore the potential to develop a completely new form of contract explicitly for facilities management. The initiative comes in the ...

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Polyteck secures FM deal in Qatar

Construction and facilities management firm, Polyteck Group, has expanded its presence in the Middle East following the award of a new contract with commercial property services firm Cushman & Wakefield. The five-year Doha-based deal, worth approximately £6 million over its ...

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