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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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Survey highlights new direction in corporate energy management spend

Global spend on energy management by large corporations will increase or remain flat in 2014 with just six per cent of corporations expected to spend less, according to a new global survey. The annual survey of 250 heads of energy ...

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Reading Borough Council extends outsourced stores contract with Integrated Services

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has awarded a two year contract extension to supply chain and procurement specialist, Integrated Services for its outsourced stores management programme. Integrated Services, which is part of Wolseley UK, was originally appointed on a five year ...

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Manufacturers need convincing of outsourcing benefits as 83% not outsourcing at all

In what is considered to be tough economic times, four in five (82 per cent) European manufacturing decision-makers see cost reduction of indirect good and services such as IT, professional and facilities management services as a key priority in their ...

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38% of public service leaders expect outright removal of frontline services by 2016

Almost half, 42% of health and local government organisations anticipate funding cuts of 11% or more by 2016. Of those expecting budgetary cuts (74%), 38% expect them to lead to the outright removal of certain frontline services, new research has ...

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Soldier, rest – Cathy Hayward talks to the FM about his expansive role at Royal Chelsea Hospital

Behind the bustle of London’s fashionable King’s Road with its trendy bars, restaurants and chic shops, and just a stone’s throw from the hub of Victoria station, lies a 66-acre haven of tranquillity, order and beauty which stretches majestically down ...

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