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The trends of 2016

The facilities management sector is an important contributor to the UK, employing roughly 10 per cent of the UK working population and estimated to be worth £111bn a year to the national economy. Stuart Linington, managing director, NG Bailey’s Facilities ...

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Edinburgh Council rejects plans to outsource FM services

Plans to outsource the City of Edinburgh Council’s facilities management services have been rejected as it seeks to provide a framework to address a £126 million shortfall over the next four years. The decision was taken at a recent meeting of ...

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Carillion secures three places on FM Services Agreement

Carillion has been selected by UK government for all three lots of its new Facilities Management Services Agreement, under which up to £4.1 billion of services will be outsourced over the period to 2019. In total, 19 suppliers (see box below) ...

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Mobilising to success

Effective mobilisation, implementation and transition are vital to the long-term success of any facilities management outsourcing relationship. Julia Edmonds, managing director at Lexington, explains how organisations can reduce the complexity and stress to ensure a smooth transition as well as ...

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ISS scores a double ‘top rating’

Global facility services provider, ISS, has been awarded ‘top ratings’ by both the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) and the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BISCs). The company, has received the highest global outsourcing rating from the IAOP, achieving four full stars in ...

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FM outsourcing market set to keep growing

This is according to a report by AMA Research released today. Discussed are the overall value of the market, along with growth analysis and predictions from recent years. The overall impact of the recession on the FM marketplace is put ...

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Research predicts faster growth for security market

A new report by independent market research provider, Apex Insight, has revealed that despite a hesitant economic recovery, the outsourced security guarding services market is approaching £5 billion in size. According to the research, the industry is being shaped by a number ...

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When your helpdesk needs help

Your helpdesk is there to aid people in solving problems and letting your business operate efficiently. But what about when your helpdesk has issues and isn’t working properly? Julie Hulme, business development manager, FM sector for telephone answering specialist, Moneypenny, examines ...

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ISS paper evaluates FM market development – past, present and future

ISS has published a new white paper, looking at the evolution of the facility management (FM) industry from the 1980s to the present and offers a number of predictions about where it sees the sector heading in the future. The white ...

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Delivering in the MAILROOM

The mailroom was the heart of the organisation 20 years ago – handling hundreds or thousands of letters and parcels every day. The mailbox was a standard fixture, being pushed around the floors twice a day. But with the advent ...

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