A new report says improved workplaces could improve business productivity by as much as 3.5% and deliver a £70m boost to UK productivity. The report, entitled 'The Workplace Advantage', was issued by the Stoddart Review, a not-for-profit initiative bringing together business leaders and workplace professionals to look at workplace strategies.
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has announced the immediate departure of Chief Executive Brian Perry.
The Board of the Building Futures Group has announced that the company has ceased trading.
A statement on the organisation’s website, entitled “The Building Futures Group announces business closure after two successful years”, gives no reason for the closure.
Three facilities management industry bodies have announced that their proposed merger will go ahead. The announcement comes after the Board of the sector skills council Asset Skills voted in favour of a proposed merger with the Facilities Management Association (FMA) and the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA).
Cancer Research UK has appointed Vinci Facilities to deliver hard FM services to the charity's real estate and residential properites nationwide. The programme includes a range of planned and reactive works, external building fabric repairs and installations. Work started on August 1st.
The BIFM has announced that it is withdrawing with immediate effect from merger talks with the Facilities Management Association (FMA) the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) and the sector skills council Asset Skills.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is encouraging facilities managers to comment on the draft text of a new guidance document on best practice in facilities management.
The link to the draft text is below.
Be warned it is a very comprehensive document! However, it is an interesting attempt to sum up the key roles of the facilities manager, looking topics like strategy, planning and delivery.
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has announced that it is having merger talks with the Facilities Management Association (FMA) the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) and the sector skills council Asset Skills.