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Team London

All organisations need someone to run their buildings for them. Even the people whose job it is to run entire cities need someone to run their own offices. That’s why, while Boris Johnson manages London, Simon Grinter, head of facilities ...

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ISS announces £900m flotation

The predicted stock market flotation of ISS, the global outsourcing giant, has got underway this morning as the facilities management (FM) firm announced it intention to float in a deal expected to raise DKK 8bn (approx £900 million). The facilities ...

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FM outsourcing relationships ‘unpicked’ at recent BIFM forum

Key industry professionals from both sides of outsourcing (clients and suppliers) from leading facilities management (FM) organisations came together at a recent British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) FM Leaders Forum to discuss and ‘unpick’ the procurement and outsourcing process. ...

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Risky Business

Procurement risk is an issue for many businesses. Companies need to understand the risks they are exposed to through suppliers and contractors and how to minimise or mitigate these. Tim Hoiles from Trade Interchange, explains why supplier information management is ...

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Four Seasons replaces 300 contractors with one £33m FM deal

Four Seasons Health Care, a leading independent health and social care provider, has awarded MITIE a three year, £33 million, facilities management (FM) contract, in a deal that consolidates the care home provider’s maintenance and repair services from over 300 ...

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Future perfect

Mitie recently released a report
 demonstrating that the FM sector will change dramatically over the next ten years as clients increasingly look to FM for advice on business operations. Martyn Freeman, MD of Mitie FM, discusses the sea of change ...

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‘Record year’ for EMEA real estate outsourcing

Record levels of activity have been registered in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) real estate outsourcing market over the last twelve months according to new analysis by CBRE, the global real estate advisor. CBRE’s global corporate services division ...

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FM service providers warned not to take their foot off the gas

A UK business consultancy is warning that facilities management (FM) providers should not become complacent as the economy takes an upward turn, predicting that FM service purchasing is likely to remain very procurement-driven and competitive, despite the recession lifting. Still ...

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Outsourcing in Europe “Scale can be frightening but it’s worth the prize”

The popular view of pan-European facilities management (FM) outsourcing projects is that they are too difficult. The general belief is that there are too many cultural, legislative and financial differences; no FM service provider covers all of Europe; it’s impossible ...

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Security: To bundle or not to bundle that is the question

  A new study has found that many organisations have a sketchy understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of providing security as a ‘single service’ or as part of a ‘bundle’ alongside other facilities management services. Based on interviews with suppliers and ...

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