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Martin Bell appointed chairman of Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management 

Martin Bell FIWFM has been appointed as the next chairman of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). Bell has worked in the FM profession since the age of 20, when he took his first job as facilities co-ordinator at Nortel, before embarking on a graduate...
Posted On 30 Jul 2019
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OCS moves to extend security guarding contract with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

OCS has extended its contract to deliver security guarding and emergency helipad response services at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool – a contract the business has held since 2011. The new agreement was awarded to OCS after a rigorous re-tender process and keeps the...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018
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OCS secures five-year multi-service contract deal with Ministry of Justice

OCS has been awarded a five-year multi-service contract with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as part of the Government department’s integrator service delivery model. The model services the MoJ, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Department for Education, the Ministry of Housing,...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018
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BIFM’s Business Confidence Monitor highlights “challenges and optimism” across FM sector

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has launched its UK FM Business Confidence Monitor 2018. Produced in partnership with Barclays and i-FM, the Business Confidence Monitor offers a unique insight into buoyancy across the FM industry and evaluations of current...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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Survey shows 83% of professionals believe BIM will support delivery of facilities management

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has the potential to deliver significant benefits to the facilities management industry. That’s according to the results of a new survey published by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). The FM Awareness of Building...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017
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BIFM sets out strategic priorities for FM sector and Government in wake of General Election

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has moved to set out its strategic priorities for the facilities management (FM) sector following the General Election. Accounting for around 7% of the UK’s GDP, the health of the wider FM industry has a major impact on...
Posted On 19 Jun 2017
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“UK facilities management sector shows cautious optimism despite uncertainty” states BIFM

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the professional body for facilities management (FM), has launched the findings from its Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor 2017 in partnership with i-FM and Barclays. The survey of professionals from th...
Posted On 10 Mar 2017
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Operational FM specialist OCS Group to recruit 900 apprentices through new scheme

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, international FM solutions provider OCS Group has announced that the business is launching a new apprenticeship programme here in the UK which will aim to recruit up to 900 apprentices in its first 12 months of operation. From 6...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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BIFM incorporates Building Information Modelling within FM Professional Standards

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has now incorporated Building Information Modelling (BIM) into the Facilities Management Professional Standards to reflect the growing impact it has on the working practices of FM professionals. The addition follows a BIFM...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Inaugural batch of Sodexo employees graduate from BIFM-accredited training programme

Sodexo has seen the first five employees graduate from its British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)-accredited training programme. The Sodexo IFM Academy achieved recognition from the BIFM two years ago, and was viewed as a step forward in Sodexo’s development as a...
Posted On 16 Jan 2017
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