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  • Higher purchaseThey may have been uneasy bedfellows in the past, but a recent roundtable saw representatives of FM and procurement discussing their common concerns and how together they could raise the status of both professions. 25/07/2013
  • Think Tank: FMs endorse innovationDespite having no formal process for innovation, at least half of FM will informally find a way to introduce it, according to FM World's latest Think Tank Poll. 07/05/2013
  • UK taken to court over Green DealThe European Commission is to take the United Kingdom to court over its changes to the Green Deal scheme, claiming the government's VAT cut on energy efficient materials is unlawful under the EU VAT Directive. 22/02/2013
  • Woudhuysen: energy supply focus essentialJames Woudhuysen, professor of forecasting and innovation at De Montfort University, has called for facilities managers to do more to promote renewable energy sources within organisations, amid ongoing concerns about the UK's power supply. 22/02/2013
  • CIBSE tells Government to prioritise energyDavid Fisk, president of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has told Government that focusing on energy management should be a matter of national priority. 20/02/2013
  • BIFM Leaders Forum: power balance in procurementAddressing the power balance in FM procurement was the priority identified at the BIFM's second Leaders Forum event, held in London late last year. 20/02/2013
  • Carbon Trust sets standard for water usageThe Carbon Trust has launched an international water standard for managing and reducing water use in organisations. 20/02/2013
  • BHA confident after horsemeat scandalThe British Hospitality Association (BHA) has insisted that facilities managers can still have confidence in its members, despite the horsemeat scandal. 19/02/2013
  • Mitie commits to London apprenticesFM services contractor Mitie has committed to taking on twelve apprentices as part of a commitment to a newspaper's apprenticeship campaign. 19/02/2013
  • Survey seeks views on low carbon prioritiesA group of professionals from disciplines across the built environment is seeking the views of facilities managers. 14/02/2013
  • RIBA survey shows cautious optimism for 2013Results from the latest Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)'s Future Trends survey suggest that architects are adopting a more positive stance on commercial developments in 2013. 04/02/2013
  • Tancred: IT shows how FM can break throughFM can follow IT's lead in gaining a wider strategic role within organisations, claims the chief executive of the BIFM. 01/02/2013
  • BSA urges swift move to plan super-prisonThe government's planned new super-prison is an opportunity to showcase the best of British outsourcing capabilities, the head of the Business Services Association (BSA) said. 14/01/2013
  • Servest buys 7 Day CateringServest has acquired independent 7 Day Catering for an undisclosed sum as part of a drive to provide integrated FM. 08/01/2013
  • Services sector ends 2012 on a low noteBusiness activity in the services sector shrank for the first time in two years, the latest Purchasing Managers' Index shows. 07/01/2013
  • Whitehall moves to share more servicesWhitehall is looking to appoint the first of two private sector providers of shared back-office services by March under a £600 million savings programme. 04/01/2013
  • Barnet confirms Capita for £320m back office dealBarnet Council's Cabinet has confirmed Capita as preferred bidder to run the council's back office services from 2013. 07/12/2012
  • Think Tank: BREEAM or bustNearly nine out of 10 FMs believe a building should lose its BREEAM rating or be downgraded if it fails to be operated to its potential. 27/11/2012
  • Capita pips BT to Barnet outsourcing dealThe London Borough of Barnet is outsourcing its back office functions in a 10-year deal with Capita. 26/11/2012
  • New MD joins ISS Facility Services SouthISS Facility Services South, a business unit of ISS UK, has appointed Simon Wisdom as managing director. 22/11/2012
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