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Cultural fit ranks high with FMs

According to a new survey carried out by Lexington Reception Services, 86 per cent of facilities managers (FMs) say cultural fit is important when choosing a facilities management (FM) provider however, less than half (45 per cent) of them assess ...

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Return of “mega deal” gets 2014 outsourcing off to an egg-cellent start

The global outsourcing industry is off to a egg-ceptional start this year, with the return of the “mega deal”, which is fuelling double-digit growth in first-quarter contract value.  According to new figures, 10 “mega-contracts” worth more than $100 million (£59.42m) in ...

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FM is top of the class

Twenty years ago, facilities management wasn’t a term that would have been used by any school management team. There were of course caretakers, cleaners and dinner ladies all with very distinct roles. The landscape, however, is changing as secondary and ...

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A co-operative approach to FM

This month the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, together with its partner Workplace Law, launched a series of case studies about the FM industry, with the aim of demonstrating to people outside of the sector the contribution that strategic FM ...

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Is self-delivery emerging as the future FM model of choice?

After years of outsourcing are large real estate firms now looking to self deliver FM services and bring them in-house? Guy Palmer, lead director for real estate strategic sourcing at Deloitte, investigates When CBRE bought Norland in December some thought ...

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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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