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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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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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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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Workplace cyberbullying – should the FM be responsible?

New research indicates that cyberbullying – using modern communications technology such as e-mails, texts or web-postings to abuse people – is as common in the workplace as ‘conventional’ bullying. The question of how to respond to it effectively or better ...

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FMs’ strategic importance recognised but not utilised report finds

A new report has found that the average Head of Facilities spends less than one day a week dedicated to planning and strategy, despite the clear importance of strategic Facilities Management (FM) to business. The RICS report, “Raising the Bar: ...

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FM engagement is key to realising full potential of BIM

Facilities management professionals must engage with the developing building information modelling (BIM) agenda to realise the full potential that BIM holds for delivering value and cost savings over a building’s lifetime. This was a central theme to come out of ...

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The BIFM inspires FMs of the future with its careers broadcast

Last night the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) in association with skills body, Asset Skills, broadcast its second programme on the Sky, satellite and the business channel TV – this time focussing on the subject of careers in facilities ...

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