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28 October 2016
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Articles on acquisitions & mergers, contract award, contract tender, financial performance, PFI PPP

  • Shrinking the stateThe government aims to reduce the state to its pre-war size and spending cuts are driving both central government and local government to outsource for cost-effectiveness. 22/09/2016
  • Waging battleWill the introduction of a mandatory National Living Wage lead to job losses, erosion of earnings differentials and lost margins in the FM sector? Or could it mean less staff churn and a happier, more productive workforce? Graeme Davies assesses its likely effects 22/09/2016
  • Mastering apprenticesThe government's apprenticeship levy is part of a bold plan that aims to raise £3 billion a year in order to fund three million apprentices across the UK by 2020. What impact will it have on facilities management, and is it addressing the right skills gap? Jamie Harris reports. 22/09/2016
  • Cutting catering's capacityContract caterers are taking lessons from the high street and elsewhere as they seek new ways of maximising the smaller amount of food prep and dining space from which they're being asked to operate. Nick Martindale reports on a rapidly changing sector. 22/09/2016
  • 'Getting' CarterLord Carter of Coles' NHS review set out to show how savings could be made through collaboration and standardised FM procurement procedures. Nick Martindale asks those on the ground whether this vision is realistic or just a pipedream 22/09/2016
  • Public sector FM: a shared visionA recent university of Salford event, The Future of Facilities Management in the Public Sector, explored the problem of ineffective public facilities and had speakers proposing ideas to 'rationalise and transform' the sustainability of public sector FM operations. Jamie Harris picks out some of the day's key contributions 22/09/2016
  • Robinson lands Queen's University cleaning dealRobinson Services, an FM provider based in Northern Ireland, has secured a three-year contract at Queen's University Belfast. 21/09/2016
  • Incentive QAS cleans up at the PentagonIncentive QAS has won a three-year contract to provide cleaning services at the Pentagon Shopping Centre in Chatham, Kent. 21/09/2016
  • Bourne Leisure expands G&H partnershipG&H Maintenance has won an extension to its contract with Bourne Leisure. 21/09/2016
  • O&G reports continued growth with £39m turnoverO&G has reported turnover of around £39 million following its acquisition by the Tenon Group of companies in 2015. 20/09/2016
  • ESS takes on three new North Sea operationsESS Support Services Worldwide (ESS) Offshore recently secured three contracts to deliver hotel and catering services on the newly constructed Jack-Up drilling rig Maersk Highlander, as well as two floatels (accommodation vessels). 20/09/2016
  • Mitie predicts fall in operating profit for 2016Mitie's operating profit for the full year is expected to be materially below management's previous expectations because of economic uncertainty, according to its trading update. 20/09/2016
  • Imperial War Museums awards soft services contract to Servest GroupServest has won a five-year contract with Imperial War Museums. 19/09/2016
  • Churchill continues cleaning deal with NHS trust ambulancesChurchill Services Group has retained the cleaning contract for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 19/09/2016
  • Interserve renews tailored services deal with the Environment AgencySupport services and construction group Interserve has been awarded a two-year account extension with the Environment Agency worth over £11 million. 19/09/2016
  • Morrisons chooses NIC for £50m FM dealNIC Services Group has been awarded a £50 million contract with retailer Morrisons. 19/09/2016
  • ISS eyes up five-year Moorfields extensionMoorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London has extended its contract with service provider ISS in a deal worth up to £10 million. 16/09/2016
  • Engie awarded 10-year TFM contract by Wakefield CouncilEngie has been awarded a ten-year total facilities and property management contract by Wakefield Council in West Yorkshire. 15/09/2016
  • Charlton House keeps £3m deal with National Assembly for WalesWorkplace dining caterer Charlton House has retained its contract to provide full catering and hospitality services at the National Assembly for Wales for the third consecutive term. 15/09/2016
  • NHS trust in Huntingdon picks Ryhurst for 15-year estates partnershipHinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust has appointed Ryhurst, specialist provider of health estate management services, as its long-term joint venture partner to deliver a land and estates strategy at its 40-acre site serving Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. 14/09/2016
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