ABM Industries


Comment on UK Spring Budget ‘Returnerships’

John McPherson, UK Managing Director of Business & Industry at global facility services provider ABM, comments on the announcement of ‘returnership’ apprenticeships targeting the over 50s in Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget. The facilities management industry has been facing a skills gap for many years. At the heart of that challenge is…


What Can the FM Industry Expect in 2023?

John McPherson, Managing Director of ABM in the United Kingdom, shares his thoughts on what ‘s in store for the facilities management sector this year. At the beginning of a new year, it’s always useful to consider what will influence the facilities management industry during the next 12 months and prepare for what could challenge…


ABM Launches Pan-Disability Forum Ahead of Purple Light Up

Ahead of the UN’s #PurpleLightUp International Day of Persons with Disability on 3rd December, ABM has launched a Pan-Disability Team Member Forum strengthening its commitment to creating inclusive venues and workplaces.  With initial projects starting in the new year, the forum is a network of disabled team members working alongside identified champions across the Business…


ABM Secures LondonEnergy Cleaning and Security Brief

ABM has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide cleaning and security services at six sites operated by waste and resource management services provider LondonEnergy following a competitive pitch process. A team led by divisional director, Lee Fitzgerald, will deliver integrated cleaning and security services across several sites within the LondonEnergy estate. ABM will enhance the…


ABM Expands Junior Engineering Engagement Programme

ABM UK has opened its doors to a fifth cohort of participants on its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.), and added another school to its roster.  The 2022 programme kicked off at Bobby Moore Academy in London with the immersive course then touring schools in Bradford, Manchester and London between September and December. While previous years have focused primarily on the engineering side of…


ABM Supporting Conference on Suicide in the Security Industry

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), ABM will be joining other founding member of the Security Consortium for Suicide Prevention (SCSP) at a conference in London to consider strategies for preventing unnecessary loss of life within the security industry. Launched earlier this year with ABM’s support, the SCSP is a network of security…

Best Practice

What FMs Need to Know About EV Charging at Client Locations

Clive MacKinnon, a project director with ABM Technical Solutions in the United Kingdom, considers the technical and operational challenges that are typically encountered by facilities managers overseeing EV charging installations. The electric vehicle revolution is here and EV charging is set to become an expected part of all built environments. From this year, large buildings…


The New Standard of Indoor Air Quality

John McPherson, managing director, ABM UK, explains why the absence of a consensus global standard for Indoor Air Quality presents difficulties for facility managers, and the measures his company is taking to preventing sick building syndrome (SBS) in client locations. The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically disrupted life around the world, and most profoundly, our interactions outside…


ABM Aviation Names New Managing Director

ABM has appointed Jim Niblock as Managing Director of its UK aviation business.   Previously the Operations Director at the company for almost four years, and with 25 years of aviation experience, Jim brings a deep understanding of the ABM business as well as a wealth of industry expertise.   Sean Bromfield, President, Aviation at…

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