Facilities Management

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BAM FM Awarded Contracts by Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have appointed BAM FM, the facilities management business of BAM UK and Ireland, to provide hard FM services at their state-of-the-art headquarters in Liverpool, and a further 78 buildings in and around Merseyside. Under the terms of two separate three-year contracts (extendable by an additional two years) BAM FM will deliver 24/7 electrical and mechanical maintenance services including…

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Corporate

A New Vision of a Better World at Work

EMCOR UK’s latest business report sets out the company’s vision to create a better world at work for people, communities and the planet. The report acknowledges and echoes the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as general corporate objectives going forward: Global Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing: Ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Global…

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Trei Real Estate Awards Apleona Berlin Integrated FM Contracts

Trei Real Estate GmbH has selected Apleona to deliver integrated soft and hard FM services at two residential and commercial properties it is developing in Berlin. The contract covers a total of 304 apartments and retail stores with a total area of around 4,500 sq. m, and is due to start in summer 2022 six months before the projects are…

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Mace Announces New Global Head of Responsible Business

Mace has appointed James Low who has previously oversees its responsible business service offering for consultancy and facilities management as Global Head of Responsible Business. Low, who has been with Mace for eight years, has been instrumental in the company’s drive to reduce industry carbon emissions. He played a key role in the development of Mace’s net zero carbon strategy, ‘Steps…

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Events

FMANZ World FM Day Online Event (11 May, 5pm NZST)

As the facility services sector commemorates World FM Day 2022, the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) is hosting an online Zoom event to celebrate the contribution of FM to the lives of New Zealanders. An initiative from Global FM, World FM Day (WFMD) showcases the achievements of individual professionals as well as the industry as a whole. In…

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NHS SBS Launches Revised Hard FM Framework

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has launched its second-generation Hard Facilities Management (Hard FM) framework agreement. The second iteration of the organisation’s highly successful framework is designed to respond to the need within the NHS for high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions, which help NHS trusts manage their estates successfully. The new framework’s scope has broadened to encompass Covid-19 safety…

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Creating Smiles and Breathing Kindness at Cribbs Causeway

Independent UK facilities management company Incentive FM has won a new three year contract with CBRE at Cribbs Causeway, the premier shopping destination in the South West of England. Incentive FM were originally appointed as the soft services facilities management provider at Cribbs Causeway in April 2017. Following a robust tender process during 2021, Incentive FM have successfully been appointed…

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Corporate

A Record 2021 for The Dussmann Group

The Dussmann Group closed the 2021 financial year with consolidated group sales of €2.31 billion – the highest in the company’s history, with the company also reporting an increase in its EBITDA margin to 6.4 per cent. The profitable growth came as a result of the family-owned company consistently implementing its “Next Level” strategy, adopted in 2018, even during the…

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Corporate

ISS First-Quarter 2022 Trading Update

ISS has reported organic growth of 5.4 per cent for the period 1 January to 31 March 2022 and upgraded its whole-of-year 2022 forecast for organic growth. ISS-AS-Q1-2022-Trading-Update

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Cleaning Up FM Procurement

UK framework provider Pagabo has gone live with its latest procurement offering, the Soft Facilities Management Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) which has an anticipated full-term value of £100 million. Established in 2013, Pagabo is a framework provider that aims to make procurement quicker, simpler and more effective. Operating nationally from central Hull, the company provides UK-wide public sector organisations with…

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Gigaclear Awards Integrated FM Contract

Ultrafast broadband network operator Gigaclear has selected Pareto FM to deliver hard and soft services to its portfolio of properties in the UK. Established in 2010, Gigaclear’s ultrafast broadband network now reaches homes and businesses in more than 450 communities across 22 counties, with the company working hard to support rural properties, farms and businesses with broadband connectivity. The telecoms…

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Assets of Yorkshire Cleaning and FM Firm Sold Out of Administration

UK insolvency practitioner SFP Group has completed the sale of certain business and assets of CSG FM Limited, a West-Yorkshire-based facilities management and cleaning services business which was placed into Administration on 11th April 2022. Formed in January 2019, the company provided cleaning and FM services to manufacturing, distribution, logistics, corporate and public sector businesses based in the Midlands and…

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Hard Services Contract

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has awarded a contract to deliver planned and reactive maintenance, and project services across its estate to Robertson Facilities Management (RFM). The five-year contract which commenced at the start of April has an annual value of £14.35 million, with an option to extend for a further three years.  RFM will work with SFRS, the…

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Incentive QAS Strengthens Business Development Team

Incentive QAS has appointed Bryan Haley as business development manager. Haley will manage all new bids and business opportunities in a role that will involve ownership of the company’s CRM system and Incentive QAS tender platforms. He joins Incentive QAS from GSF where he held a variety of roles over a 13-year period, most recently  heading up business development across the UK…

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ABM Expands Footprint in Ireland

ABM has acquired Dublin-based Momentum Support, a provider of janitorial and related facility services across the Republic and Northern Ireland, in an all cash transaction. The acquisition supports ABM’s ELEVATE strategy which focuses on achieving growth via strategic acquisitions that expand the company’s footprint in attractive geographies and end-markets.The addition of Momentum gives ABM access to Momentum’s blue-chip customer base…

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Compass Celebrates Winners of Relaunched ‘Be A Star’ Awards

Compass Group has launched its new look Be A Star recognition programme to celebrate the hard work and outstanding achievements of its people across the UK and Ireland. Be A Star asks teams to nominate colleagues across three categories, who have gone above and beyond in: Helping Colleagues, Delighting Customers and Supporting Communities. These people work across Compass sectors including…

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Link Group Renews Incentive QAS FM Partnership

Institutional fund administrator Link Group has renewed and extended the scope of a contract with Incentive QAS to include provision of total facilities management (TFM) services at five sites it acquired in the United Kingdom following its 2017 acquisition of London based Capita Asset Services (CAS) from Capita plc. The new three-year contract followed a competitive tender process and will…

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JLL Announces New Leader for UK Engineering and Facilities Services Business

JLL has appointed Peter Jones as Managing Director of Integral, its engineering and facilities services business in the United Kingdom. With more than 3,000 staff across the UK, Integral provides a broad scope of mechanical and electrical (M&E) property maintenance solutions including mobile engineering, fire and life safety, HVAC and gas services, critical environment management, specialist project works and cleaning…

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New IT Director to Lead Anabas Tech Offering

UK corporate FM specialist Anabas has appointed Nigel Wilby as IT Director as it expands its portfolio of technology solutions. Wilby brings over two decades of experience to the role and joins the office facilities management specialist from health club, spa and hotel operator, The Bannatyne Group. Alistair Craig, Anabas managing director, says: “We’re delighted to welcome Nigel to the…

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EMCOR UK Recognised with Health and Safety Awards

EMCOR UK is celebrating after being selected for RoSPA Health and Safety awards in eleven separate categories. The facility services provider’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of customers, visitors and employees was recognised with the following awards: Winner of the Water Industry Sector Award for work with Anglian Water, Severn Trent, Thames Water and United Utilities Highly commended in…

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JLL Awarded EDGNEX FM Data Centre Contract

JLL has been selected by global digital infrastructure provider EDGNEX to provide facilities management services to its expanding data centre operations across Africa, Asia, CIS, Europe and the Middle East. EDGNEX provides access to digital infrastructure in rapidly growing local markets with the same service levels available in global destinations. Its parent company, DAMAC Properties, is owned by Dubai-based billionaire…

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BAE Systems Awards UK IFM Contract

BAE systems has selected Mitie to deliver a new multi-million pound, five-year contract to provide a full integrated facilities management (IFM) service at 26 sites across the United Kingdom. The contract consolidates multiple previous contracts for four BAE Systems businesses under a single service level agreement, and will see Mitie provide a suite of FM services, including mechanical, electrical and…

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How FM can Help Customers Achieve their Sustainability Goals

Katrina Hazewell, Environment and Sustainability Manager at ABM UK, explains the important role facilities management companies can pay in furthering environmental sustability at client organisations. In today’s world we have the choice to buy better in almost all parts of our everyday life. From the way we travel and what we wear, to what we do with the waste we…

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Pareto FM Reports Seventh Year of Growth

UK facilities and engineering services provider, Pareto FM, has reported a 12 per cent increase in turnover to £18.1 million for a seventh consecutive year for the year ending September 2021. The company expects to expand a further 50 per cent in 2022 after factoring in the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. A 2021 management buyout by Pareto’s senior management…

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STRABAG PFS Awarded DEMIRE Integrated Services Contract

STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has been awarded a 3-year integrated property and facilities management, and ESG reporting services contract at 65 commercial properties owned by DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate in Germany. DEMIRE’s portfolio offers a total leasable area of over a million square metres, with the company’s investment strategy focused on economically strong ABBA locations with…

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CrossCountry Trains Awards Hard Services Contract

UK long-distance train operator, CrossCountry, has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services to its portfolio of 27 properties. The contract will see Pareto FM deliver all associated hard services including water, fire, air-conditioning and general H&S planned maintenance. The contract runs across the rail network from Bournemouth to Birmingham to Edinburgh and locations in between. Paul Crowley MCIPS, Crosscountry’s…

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ABM UK: Readdressing the Gender Balance

On International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022), Jenna Pollock, ABM UK’s divisional director for Scotland, tells FM Magazine fostering gender diversity is crucial to the future of facilities management. Q. The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022) is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” – in recognition of the contribution of women and girls to a more sustainable…

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Parr Group Launches Renewables Company

Belfast-based Parr Group and Parr Facilities Management have launched a new company to provide photovoltaic panel installation, battery storage and EV charging solutions across the UK and Ireland.     Created with an initial investment of £1 million, Parr Renewables Ltd., will collaborate with existing Parr teams to deliver tailored sustainable energy solutions alongside the building, facilities management and specialist…

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Multiple Contract Awards for BAM FM

BAM Facilities Management (BAM FM) is delivering multiple new contracts within the energy, housing and education sectors in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Scottish Enterprise Offices Following the award of a three-year contract, the company is managing 11 new regional offices across Scotland on behalf of Scottish Enterprise. Services include welcoming visitors to the offices and supporting the…

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The Hospital Experience and Patient Recovery

According to new YouGov research for Sodexo Healthcare, 93 per cent of inpatients believe they are more likely to get better quicker and leave hospital sooner if they have had a positive hospital experience. 87% of inpatients surveyed believe quick resolutions to any issues that may arise during their hospital stay are more likely to improve their experience as patients.…

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Aldermary House Cleaning Contract

Incentive QAS has been awarded a three-year cleaning contract at Aldermary House, the City of London headquarters of one of the UK’s leading independent property management agencies following a competitive tender. The contract, which has been added to the property agent’s main framework agreement, will see the facility services provider deliver morning cleaning and a daytime housekeeping services, including washroom…

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