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OCS launches nationwide FM apprenticeships scheme at Leeds mall

Total facilities management provider, OCS, is offering three apprenticeships at White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds as part of a nationwide roll-out which will see 600 places offered to young people throughout the UK over the next two years. The three ...

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Resource efficiency – a golden opportunity for FMs

David Sharp, managing director at Workplace Law, was invited to speak on the subject of waste management at the Prague-based educational and networking event for facility management professionals The European Facility Management Conference, which took place last week. The subsequent presentation, ...

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ING Bank extends service contract with Sodexo Prestige

Sodexo Prestige has been awarded a multi-million pound contract extension to deliver both soft and hard FM services to ING Bank at its UK headquarters in the capital. The three-year contract, worth nearly £5million per annum in turnover, will see ...

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Facilities management sector pledges 10,000 apprenticeships

The crucial role the government believes apprenticeships will have in revitalising the economy and jobs market was emphasised today (1 May) by the Facilities Management (FM) sector who have pledged 10,020 apprenticeships and 11,192 work inspiration placements by 2015 at ...

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Emerging industry trends debated at BIFM Leaders Forum

Ismena Clout, Chairman of the British Institute of Facilities Management, recently hosted another FM Leaders Forum – on the agenda was the topic of emerging trends in the facilities management (FM) sector. The Forum brought together a panel of FM ...

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BIM – a smarter way of working?

The FMA Technology Working Party meets with senior managers from the Cabinet Office to understand the government’s BIM strategy for the FM sector. Annie Gales, director of Service Works Group, tells us more.  The FMA Technology Working Party comprises some ...

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FM professional and membership bodies “failing employers”

A leading facilities management employer is spearheading a campaign urging greater cohesion and more effective representation among FM membership bodies. Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive of international facilities services organisation OCS Group Limited and Chair of FM skills body Asset Skills, ...

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New FM company signs £32m housing repairs contract

New facilities management company Vivark has secured a contract with Knowsley Housing Trust worth £32m. Vivark will provide services to the Merseyside social housing provider, which owns and manages 13,500 properties in Knowsley, in a deal expected to be worth ...

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Build, housing and FM consortium preferred for £113m Manchester regeneration scheme

Manchester City Council has chosen an Equitix led consortium, Solutions 4 Brunswick (S4B) including FM provider Mears, as their preferred partner to deliver the £113 million regeneration plans in the area. S4B is made up of four specialist organisations: 1. ...

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Interserve in £6m Southwark FM contract win

Interserve has won a five-year, circa £6 million facilities management contract to provide a range of support services at the London Borough of Southwark’s headquarters. The support services provider has been delivering cleaning services, including daily office cleans, washroom cleaning ...

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