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Security provider Interserve Group agrees terms of rescue plan with creditors

Interserve Group, one of the Top Ten security solutions providers in the UK (through First Security and Knightsbridge Guarding) and also one of the nation’s largest outsourcing contractors overall, has reached an agreement with its creditors in a bold bid to confront the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
Darren Read
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The Race to the Bottom in Security Services: A Loser’s Game

Security can often feel like a sector that’s in the doldrums, much of which is down to the constant flurry of negative outsourcing stories unveiled within the national press. Sometimes, outsourcing’s condemnation is justified, writes Darren Read. Carillion’s collapse, for...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
Phil Bentley
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Mitie CEO Phil Bentley makes recommendations for improved Government outsourcing

Following yesterday’s Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee hearing into the collapse of Carillion, Phil Bentley (CEO of Mitie plc) has expounded a clear reminder that not all outsourcers are the same, and that private sector contractors provide a valuable...
Posted On 09 May 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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Carillion collapse should act as “wake-up call” for effective risk management approaches

Public sector officials and the heads of major corporations must use the collapse of Carillion as a wake-up call and recognise the value of an effective risk management approach. Speaking at the launch event for the 2018 EURisk Convention, Dr Calie Pistorious (CEO of...
Posted On 19 Mar 2018
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Zaun focuses on integrated perimeters CPD content at London Build Expo 2017

Perimeter protection specialist Zaun is educating main contractors, architects and specifiers on integrated perimeter systems by running its RIBA-approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar ‘Perimeter and Integrated Systems: The Trusted Advisor’ at the...
Posted On 25 Oct 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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CIS Security named as finalist in ‘Impact on Customer Experience’ category at BIFM Awards

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards, which are supported by headline sponsor Carillion, recognise and showcase Best-in-Class facilities management (FM) and evidence the discipline’s positive impact on business, the economy and society. For the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2016
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Industry leader Peter Jones appointed to head G4S’ Facilities Management business

G4S Facilities Management, the FM business of global security company G4S, has appointed Peter Jones as its new regional managing director. Jones will be responsible for G4S FM, a leading facilities management business which employs more than 7,200 staff across the UK, Ireland,...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015