Facilities Management

UK & Ireland

Sowing the Seeds for Landscape Biodiversity

Mitie is trialling flowering lawns at two contracts in the Scottish town of Leuchars and Dudley, West Midlands. A middleRead More »

FM

Mitie Accredited to ISO 31000 Risk Management Standard

Mitie has further strengthened its risk management controls by adding ISO 31000 certification to a pre-existing certification to the ISORead More »

UK & Ireland

Supporting Job Seekers at a ‘Reverse Jobs Fair’

DFN Project SEARCH and Compass Group UK & Ireland hosted a ‘Reverse Jobs Fair’ at Compass’ regional community skills andRead More »

FM

ABM Announces Senior Appointments

ABM has made a number of internal and external appointments following the relocation of staff to a new London headquartersRead More »

FM

Scholarship to Support Next Generation of Workplace and Facilities Managers

The Deborah Rowland Scholarship which has been launched in collaboration with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) aimsRead More »

UK & Ireland

Department for Transport Awards £297 IFM Contract

The United Kingdom’s Department for Transport (DfT) has selected Mitie to deliver a new, seven-year integrated facilities management contract atRead More »

UK & Ireland

SBFM Announces Senior Appointment

UK soft services provider SBFM has appointed Stuart Hamilton as chief strategy officer as his predecessor Dale Line assumes theRead More »

UK & Ireland

Mitie Launches Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeships

Mitie has enrolled 20 learners on a new Cleaning Hygiene Operative Level 2 apprenticeship programme. The scheme offers specialised trainingRead More »

UK & Ireland

New Contract Extends 19 Year Wates-Hertfordshire County Council Partnership

Hertfordshire County Council has awarded Wates a new contract for the delivery of planned, reactive and minor works across itsRead More »

UK & Ireland

Escaping the Doom Loop

Jason Petsch, CEO of OUTCO, says potholes have evolved from an occasional menace into a symbol of the UK’s nationalRead More »

Podcasts

Mark This! Episode 21: Global Offshore

Aramark operates in the most unexpected of environments having provided hospitality at the Olympics, Coronations and in amusement parks. InRead More »

Global News & Insights

Farnek Recognised for Emissions Reductions

UAE-based Farnek Services has been recognised with an award from Neutral Fuels for reducing carbon emission from its fleet byRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Labour’s Proposed Growth and Skills Levy

Kelly Dolphin, SBFM people and culture director, comments on plans by the Labour Party to ‘shake-up’ apprenticeship funding in theRead More »

United Kingdom

Senior Marketing Appointment at Sodexo UK & Ireland

Sodexo UK & Ireland has appointed Hayley Miller as its regional marketing director.Miller joins Sodexo from CH&Co where she servedRead More »

United Kingdom

Walking With the Wounded

A dedicated team from ABM tackled the demanding terrain of Cumbria earlier this month in the spirit of raising fundsRead More »

Security

Providing a Safer Space for Visitors to the National Portrait Gallery

Mitie Security is working with the National Portrait Gallery to implement measures that support the Safer Business Network’s Safe HavenRead More »

United Kingdom

UK Professional Bodies Agree New Definition of “Statutory” in Workplace and Facilities Management

The Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), SFG20 (part of Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), Chartered Institution of BuildingRead More »

United Kingdom

ABM Continues RoSPA Gold Award Streak

ABM has achieved a fifth consecutive RoSPA Gold Award acknowledging its leadership in health and safety practice. The accolade followsRead More »

United Kingdom

Multiple Success for EMCOR UK at 2024 RoSPA Awards

EMCOR UK has achieved a string of accolades at this year’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards.Read More »

Germany

Record 2023 for Dussmann Group

Dussmann Group generated over €3 billion of revenue in fiscal year 2023 to set a record as it celebrated its 60thRead More »

United Kingdom

Royal College of Physicians Contract

Pareto FM will deliver a range of mechanical and electrical (M&E) at the award-winning Grade 1 listed modernist headquarters buildingRead More »

Global News & Insights

Mitie Recognises Outstanding Colleagues

Mitie brought over 75 colleagues together at its 2024 Recognition Awards event in The Shard this week to celebrate theirRead More »

Global News & Insights

RoSPA Gold Medal for Churchill Group

Churchill Group has been recognised for its long-term commitment to health and safety with a RoSPA Gold Medal. Organisations qualifyRead More »

United Kingdom

British Airways Extends OCS Soft Services and Laundry Contract

British Airways, the flagship airline of the United Kingdom, boasts the country’s second-largest fleet and passenger base. Since 2013, OCSRead More »

Belgium

STRABAG PFS Expands Footprint in Belgium with ELCO Acquisition

STRABAG PFS has acquired Belgian multi-technical services provider ELCO Group with annual revenues of approximately €59 million. Headquartered in Kehlen,Read More »

United Kingdom

Highlighting Career Opportunities in FM

Lexington Reception Services, the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and Lloyd’s have given a behind-the-scenes tour of theRead More »

United Kingdom

EMCOR UK Launches Carbon Transformation Platform

EMCOR UK has unveiled a new Carbon Transformation platform in response to evolving market trends and customer needs. The solutionRead More »

Security

Bidvest Noonan Launches VR Training Programme

Altius, a new Virtual Reality training programme from Bidvest Noonan, has onboarded more than 1,600 security officers in a phasedRead More »

Global News & Insights

Cushman & Wakefield Appoints Director of Laboratory Planning

Cushman & Wakefield has hired Julie Rice as a Director of Laboratory Planning, based in San Francisco. Rice will beRead More »

FM

Sodexo Secures Place on CCS Healthcare Procurement Framework

Sodexo Health & Care has been named on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) RM6331 Healthcare Soft Facilities Management Services frameworkRead More »

United Kingdom

Mitie Adds 5,000th Electric Vehicle to Fleet

Mitie is celebrating a milestone in its decarbonisation journey after taking delivery of its 5,000th electric vehicle. With two thirdsRead More »

United States

Aramark Interns Explore Careers

At Aramark’s bustling headquarters in Philadelphia, two seemingly unassuming interns are having an important impact. Mahogany Moten and Adale Brown,Read More »

Global News & Insights

SBTi Approves Churchill Group’s Science-based Targets

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated UK soft services provider Churchill Group’s science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions near-termRead More »

Global News & Insights

Investing in Future UK Talent

Mitie has made more than £2 million of Apprenticeship Levy gifting pledges to enable over 30 small and medium sizedRead More »

Global News & Insights

TFM Contract Awarded by SCTS and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) have selected OCS for aRead More »

Blog

Facilitating Change: How Facilities Management Supports Business Transition

Facilities management plays a big role in supporting your business through transitions, acting as a strategic linchpin that holds variousRead More »

Global News & Insights

Bidvest Noonan Launches Dynamic Workplace

Bidvest Noonan new Dynamic Workplace solution employs cutting-edge sensor-based technology to optimise service performance, resource utilisation, and transform service managementRead More »

United Kingdom

OCS Expands Pest Control Capabilities with UK Acquisition

OCS has acquired leading Norfolk-based independent pest control solutions provider Abate Pest Management Services. Founded in 1999, Abate has builtRead More »

United States

Recognition for Aramark Supplier Diversity Program

Aramark has been included in DiversityComm, Inc.’s annual listing of the Best of the Best Top Supplier Diversity Programs forRead More »

Global News & Insights

Bidvest Noonan Launches Cloud-Based Operations Platform

Bidvest Noonan has unveiled Task, which it describes as a cutting-edge cloud-based operations platform. Developed for its 27,000-strong workforce, TaskRead More »

Global News & Insights

London South Bank University Group Awards IFM Contract

Mitie has been selected to deliver a multi-site £50 million integrated facilities management (IFM) contract by London South Bank UniversityRead More »

United Kingdom

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Raises £286,000 at Annual Dinner ​

Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation welcomed distinguished supply partners, clients, charity partners and friends to its annual event celebrating the impactRead More »

United Kingdom

OCS ‘Race the Thames’ Challenge to Raise £15k for UK Charities

OCS has set itself the challenge of raising £15,000 in funding for the London Youth Rowing Club and the OCSRead More »

United Kingdom

HMRC Awards Security Contract

Following a competitive procurement process, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has selected Mitie to provide security services across 40 sitesRead More »

UK & Ireland

Landmarc Reaffirms Armed Forces Communities Commitment

After more than a decade of supporting the military community in the United Kingdom, Landmarc Support Services has re-signing theRead More »

Germany

Acquisition to Extend STRABAG PFS Integrated Services Offering

STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has reached a deal to acquire Berlin-based Climtech GmbH. Effective from 1st JanuaryRead More »

Global News & Insights

Renewal of Sodexo Hospital Contracts

The award of a new 10-year contract as part of a private finance initiative (PFI) has extended a partnership betweenRead More »

Global News & Insights

Sodexo UK&I Recognised for Workplace Inclusivity

Sodexo UK & Ireland is the highest-scoring organisation for D&I in the hospitality, travel and leisure industry according to aRead More »

Global News & Insights

Mitie Appointed to CCS Healthcare FM Procurement Framework

Mitie has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Healthcare Soft Facilities Management (FM) Framework agreement forRead More »

Global News & Insights

ABM Launches Women’s Impact Group 

ABM has launched its first Women’s Impact Group in the UK and Ireland on International Women’s Day with a focusRead More »

United Kingdom

Compass Joins Tent UK

Compass Group UK and Ireland has joined the Tent UK coalition of 70 major companies committed to helping refugees becomeRead More »

Contracts

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montreal Awards O&M Contract

Major Canadian hospital campus, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montreal (CHUM), has selected AtkinsRéalis to deliver operations and maintenance servicesRead More »

Global News & Insights

Mitie and Salesforce Launch Emissions Intelligence Service

Mitie has launched a new managed carbon reporting and reduction service, ‘Emissions Intelligence’, to empower organisations to be more confidentRead More »

Global News & Insights

Connecting Refugees with Jobs

Sodexo UK & Ireland has become a member of the UK branch of the Tent Partnership for Refugees, joining 70Read More »

Global News & Insights

ABM Joins Responsible Business Network

ABM has joined the UK’s most influential ‘responsible’ business network, Business in the Community. Supported for over four decades byRead More »

Global News & Insights

Mitie Reaches EV Milestone

Mitie has welcomed the 4,000th electric vehicle, a Volkswagen ID Buzz, to its fleet. The vehicle was unveiled by Matt Western,Read More »

Austria

STRABAG PFS Enhances Building Services Capabilities

STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has acquired Vienna-based Triburuzek Installationen GmbH, an installer of residential heat pump, heatingRead More »

Global News & Insights

Senior Internal Appointments at Cloud

Cloud has promoted Stuart Ruthven as director of products and Katie Harvey as director of operations. Ruthven joined the technologyRead More »

Global News & Insights

EMCOR UK Appoints Executive Board

A new executive board chaired by recently appointed EMCOR UK CEO Cheryl McCall will oversee the facility services provider’s responseRead More »

Global News & Insights

Senior Appointment at Bidvest Noonan

Bidvest Noonan has appointed former Aramark executive David Barker as Chief Growth Officer. Barker who joins the group’s executive teamRead More »

Global News & Insights

Transforming Facilities: Mitie Introduces the Science of Service

Mitie is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the workplaces and facilities of some of Britain’s biggest brands following the launchRead More »

Europe

AstraZeneca Extends Cross-border Sodexo Collaboration

AstraZeneca has re-awarded its integrated services contract to Sodexo in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The collaboration betweenRead More »

Global News & Insights

ABM Expands Senior Leadership Team

ABM has announced new Managing Director and finance leader appointments, and the further integration of head offices as it alignsRead More »

Global News & Insights

A Rising Star

Churchill Group has received a ‘Rising Star’ award from UK sustainability benchmarking initiative the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI). TheRead More »

Global News & Insights

Mitie Celebrates Winners of Inaugural Apprenticeship Awards

Mitie celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with its inaugural Apprenticeship Awards ceremony, recognising the outstanding efforts of apprentices and their champions.Read More »

Global News & Insights

Emrill Uses Bluetooth and Geolocation Data to Secure Residential Communities

A new app from Emrill Services is improving security and emergency response times, and enhancing the living experience for residentsRead More »

France

CPD ‘A’ for Sodexo

Sodexo has joined the top tier of 346 companies out of 21,000 to be graded with an ‘A Score’ byRead More »

Global News & Insights

Top ESG Ratings for Mitie

Mitie has been included in CDP’s ‘A List’ for best-in-class carbon reporting and environmental stewardship.  At the forefront of environmentalRead More »

Global News & Insights

Compass Expands Apprenticeship Funding

Compass Group is supporting 250 apprentice programmes at 170 organisations across the UK after committing more than £3 million toRead More »

Global News & Insights

Sodexo UK & I Appoints Chief Growth Officer

Sodexo UK & Ireland has appointed Dan Weiss to the newly-created role of Chief Growth Officer. Weiss has 25 years’Read More »

Global News & Insights

Buyout Gives Founders Control of FM Business

The founders of UK-based Diamond Facilities Support Group have bought out a 56 per cent stake from investor John GrayRead More »

Blog

Keeping Facilities Safe in Storm-hit Britain

Following the UK’s tenth storm of the 2023-24 season, Compass Group facilities management business 14forty has created a checklist toRead More »

Global News & Insights

Buckinghamshire Council Consolidates Leisure Provision with Multisite Contract

Serco Leisure and operating partner More Leisure Community Trust (MCLT) have been awarded a five-year contract by Buckinghamshire Council toRead More »

Global News & Insights

Fletchers Solicitors Extend Scope of Pareto FM Contract

Personal injury firm Fletchers Group have expanded a UK partnership with Pareto to include a full range of facilities managementRead More »

Global News & Insights

Polyteck Joins Fusion21 Building Improvements Framework

Polyteck is one of 70 suppliers to be included in Fusion21’s Building Improvements Framework for public sector organisations operating inRead More »

Global News & Insights

Underrepresented Groups Key to Ending Labour Shortages in UK’s FM Market

Soft services provider SBFM has launched a white paper on the facilities management sector’s continuing struggle to recruit and retainRead More »

France

Sodexo Opens Applications to Global Accelerator Programme

Sodexo is accepting applications for its 2024 Global Accelerator Programme, an initiative aimed at boosting its collaboration with innovative companyRead More »

Global News & Insights

OCS UK & Ireland Poised for Growth

OCS UK & Ireland has announced ambitious plan to double its revenue over the next five years as its parentRead More »

Global News & Insights

Mitie Celebrates Consecutive ‘UK Top Employer’ Accreditations

Mitie’s commitment to creating a better world of work through its HR initiatives and practices has been recognised with UKRead More »

Global News & Insights

ABM Shortlisted for Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

ABM has been nominated under five categories of the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards programme for the FM and contractRead More »

Global News & Insights

SFG20 to Launch Smart Software Platform for FM Professionals

SFG20, the UK industry standard for building maintenance, will introduce Facilities-iQ, a smart software platform building on a thirty-year recordRead More »

Blog

Why Embrace Food Recycling in 2024?

Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, says food waste recycling should be a priority for facilities managers in the UK.Read More »

Global News & Insights

Compass Appoints Chief People Officer

Compass Group UK & Ireland has appointed Carol Sommerville as Chief People Officer (CPO). Sommerville joins from Watchfinder, a luxuryRead More »

Global News & Insights

The FM Tech Trends Shaping 2024

James Massey, Managing Director of Facilities Management at MRI Software, says AI, data-driven insights and the digitisation of everyday activityRead More »

Global News & Insights

EMCOR UK Completes First SFMI Assessment

EMCOR UK has received a Gold Award from the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) following an assessment of ESG performanceRead More »

Global News & Insights

Mitie’s Decarbonisation Forecasts for 2024

Mitie has launched Net Zero Navigator 2024, its latest research into decarbonisation trends and the measures organisations can implement onRead More »

Global News & Insights

Government Minister Visits Novel Rehabilitation Programme at HM Prison Wealstun

The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Minister of State (Minister of State for Schools) at the UK Department for Education,Read More »

Global News & Insights

Aramark Announces Senior Internal Appointment

Aramark has appointed Jim Tarangelo to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. Tarangelo succeedsRead More »

Global News & Insights

OCS Bolsters Security Capabilities with UK Acquisition

OCS has acquired Profile Security Services strengthening its security proposition within the UK’s public sector, ports sector, utilities and manufacturing.Read More »

Global News & Insights

Bidvest Noonan Makes Senior Internal Appointment

Bidvest Noonan has promoted Olga Mitropoulou to the new role of Risk & Compliance Director. A lawyer by profession, MitropoulouRead More »

Global News & Insights

Mental Health and ‘Overwork’ Challenging FMs

A recent survey identifies mental health as the biggest challenge facing the facilities management sector in Europe. The survey of 750Read More »

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