Featured Articles

Featured Articles

Cleaning

Cleaning

Professional cleaning has always come at a price that too few have been willing to pay. So will the greater interest in genuinely effective cleaning brought about by the pandemic lead to the end of deeply ingrained prejudices against the service? Melanie Richardson, Head of Clean at VINCI Facilities tells us her views.

This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.


Harsh Realities

Harsh Realities

In October’s issue of FMJ, Rory Murphy’s latest blog talks about the harsh realities some of us could face as a result of COVID-19 and how ‘our response in the FM sector must be to embrace the digital reality of our new world, to create opportunities aligned to a green recovery, to upskill and realign some of the people in our sector to repurposing, rethinking and redeveloping the built environment.

Teamwork and commitment have made the difference

Teamwork and commitmenthave made the difference

Anyone working in healthcare has their own experience from the COVID-19 outbreak, and especially its peak, but what was it like for those working behind the clinical care frontline in facilities management? Louise Jackson, who leads the VINCI Facilities team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich, told us her story.

This item first appeared in the Health Estate Journal.

Target 2050: A common goal

Target 2050: A common goa

Cara Kennelly, Social Sustainability Manager at VINCI Facilities reports on a ‘refreshingly collaborative environment with investors, developers, agents, operators and tenants all focused on the same goal – that is, before the pandemic struck’.

This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.


CBI - Public-private partnerships: Lessons from COVID-19

CBI - Public-private partnerships: Lessons from COVID-19

CBI’s latest report on ‘Public-private partnerships: Lessons from COVID-19’ details how VINCI Facilities helped ‘alleviate strain on existing healthcare facilities’, by assisting with the transformation of Rainbow Hospital Deeside during a time of huge urgency. Read the full case study here.


Culture Clash

Culture Clash

As the adjustment to working life continues, Rory Murphy analyses a Leesman Homeworking Assessment Survey and the use of the ‘We versus Me’ organisational risk that could result from this home working experiment that the FM industry has had to adjust to.

This item first appeared in FMJ, Facilities Management Journal.

CBI Social Value Report

CBI Social Value Report

VINCI Facilities, through our membership of the CBI, supported a recent report that highlights the complexities and challenges of a fragmented approach taken by national governments to social value.  The report highlights a range of recommendations to strengthen the transparency and delivery of  social, environmental and economic value through procurement.

VINCI facilities developed a bespoke quantitative framework in collaboration with Social Value UK in 2016 that all projects complete on a monthly basis and have recently supplemented this with the Social Value Engine to calculate social return on investment for specific projects.

SFMI leaders forum

SFMI leaders forum

Victoria Hughes recently attended the July SFMI leaders forum to discuss how businesses could restart, reset and reinvent sustainable facilities management post Covid-19. The report is available to read by clicking the link below.

Impact on Social Value

Impact on Social Value

In July's issue of Facilitate Magazine, Victoria Hughes discusses how VINCI Facilities has implemented Social Value across the UK, including delivering £600,000 of social value in 2018 and employed 500 apprentices for our Sandwell Housing framework. She also talks about what the future plans are for the business.

This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

Leaving Lockdown with Purpose

Leaving Lockdown with Purpose

Rory Murphy gives his thanks to the FM community for the continued support throughout the COVID-19 crisis and provides insight into how we now have the opportunity to start building our ‘new’ future better by focusing on our ‘People, Planet and Profit.’

This item first appeared in FMJ, Facilities Management Journal.

Another Level – Gamification of Training

Another Level – Gamification of Training

Matt Hyett from VF Smart Places talks to Martin Read from Facilitate Magazine about how the student’s relationship with the internet and the newly developed gamification techniques will enhance our future training abilities in the workplace.


This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

Wellbeing + workplace = planet wellness

Wellbeing + workplace = planet wellness

Back in February, Victoria Hughes presented at the Workplace Futures Conference with a ‘Wellbeing + workplace = planet wellness’ piece detailing our responsibilities on what we can do to help our planet. This relates to the overall theme of ‘The 20:20 FM Vision of Wellness.  

This item first appeared in Workplace Futures 2020 White Paper.

Managing In A Crisis

Managing In A Crisis

Rory Murphy’s latest blog in FMJ discusses how VINCI Facilities are dealing with the daily changes of COVID-19, whilst still keeping all of it’s staff, stakeholders and supply chain safe.

This item first appeared in FMJ, Facilities Management Journal.

Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams

Sara Bean, editor of FMJ, finds out from Giles Benbow of Actemium and Phil Russell of VINCI Facilities about what are the best, most practical and cost-effective electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions for the FM sector.

This item first appeared in FMJ, Facilities Management Journal.

The Well-being of our Planet and Sustainable Development Goals.

The Well-being of our Planet and Sustainable Development Goals.

With climate change being a hot topic in the FM industry, Rory Murphy provides his thoughts around the importance of our environment and particularly the '‘'positive effects that development can bring in terms of the long-term well-being of our planet and all those that inhabit it.'

This item first appeared in FMJ, Facilities Management Journal.

Against Convention

Against Convention

In a piece celebrating the role of the rebel thinker, Facilitate magazine talk to Gary Codling about lean thinking and V-Most, VINCI Facilities strategic planning tool.

This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

Changing of the guard: FM security

Changing of the guard: FM security

In January’s Facilitate feature on security Paul Heyman of VINCI Facilities contributes to the discussion about manned guarding, regulation and licensing requirements.


This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

Job Apparent: check in, check out

Job Apparent: check in, check out

The Know How section of Facilitate magazine featured the Check In Check Out app that was one of the finalists in the Innovation in Technology and Systems category of the IWFM Awards in 2019.


This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

Above & Beyond: the workplace role model

Above & Beyond: the workplace role model

Sam West plays a starring role in a piece in Facilitate looking at the IWFM Awards individual winners from 2019

This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

We are the experts

We are the experts

In a contribution to a discussion about outsourcing, Tony Raikes, MD of VINCI Facilities argues "there is a fundamental distinction between FM and other services outsourced by authorities.""

This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine

Business Responsibility in FM

Business Responsibility in FM

In Facilitate magazine’s Know How section, Victoria Hughes explains that business responsibility should be a serious concern for anyone in FM

This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

A focus on quality

A focus on quality

In an interview in PFM magazine, Tony Raikes, MD of VINCI Facilities, argues service providers must concentrate on quality and customer service.


This item first appeared in PFM Magazine.

The growing importance of social value for FM service providers and their customers

The growing importance of social value for FM service providers and their customers

Looking back at the Workplace Futures event in February, Facilitate magazine, the IWFM members publication, discusses why social value is more than just a legal obligation. Victoria Hughes comments that FM suppliers have a moral responsibility – and it starts with honesty and transparency.


This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

How FM providers can measure, or quantify the impact of their social value activities

How FM providers can measure, or quantify the impact of their social value activities

Martin Read, editor of Facilitate, takes a critical look at how service providers assess the impact of their social value work and talks to different service providers to gauge their views. VINCI Facilities is a leader in social value and Charlotte Osterman explains our approach.

This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

Kieran O’Leary, VINCI Facilities account director at the London Stadium explains what makes his team so good at what they do

Kieran O’Leary, VINCI Facilities account director at the London Stadium explains what makes his team so good at what they do

In the March issue of Facilitate magazine, the IWFM members publication, Kieran O’Leary talks about the reasons why his team are so good and were Highly

Commended Award for Team of the Year at the BIFM Awards 2018 (now the IWFM Awards) and looks ahead to the next set of challenges.


This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

Sara Bean of FMJ finds out that VINCI Facilities is taking positive steps to address mental health issues at home and at work

Sara Bean of FMJ finds out that VINCI Facilities is taking positive steps to address mental health issues at home and at work

In the February issue of FMJ, there’s a focus on mental health in the workplace and a discussion between Paul Cottam and Steve Hails of Tideway about the work being done to inform and educate people about the problem, and how organisations like Time 2 Change and Mates in Mind are there to help.


This item first appeared in FMJ, Facilities Management Journal.

Facilitate magazine interviews Paul McNally in its Winning Ways feature on the BIFM Awards

Facilitate magazine interviews Paul McNally in its Winning Ways feature on the BIFM Awards

As part of the Facilitate magazine’s review of the BIFM Awards, Paul McNally explains how and why he thinks he won the BIFM Newcomer of the Year award last October and what he might do next.

This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

The Awards Spotlight in Facilitate magazine picks out Paul McNally and other individual winners

The Awards Spotlight in Facilitate magazine picks out Paul McNally and other individual winners

In December, Facilitate looked in depth at some of the ‘people’ winners in the BIFM awards. Paul McNally is one of the individuals featured in a series of interviews as the winner of the newcomer of the year.

This item first appeared in Facilitate Magazine.

VINCI Facilities highly commended in Team of the Year category at the 2018 BIFM Awards

BIFM Awards – Highly Commended

Even though they didn’t scoop the Team of the Year prize, Vinci Facilities proved they deserved recognition for successfully running a contract for one of very few events management services supporting a fully active sports and events arena and the associated activities. The judges admired the scope and the drive needed to make this contract work.


This item first appeared in FM World, the magazine of the British Institute of Facilities Management.

BIFM Awards 2018 Newcomer of the Year Winner: Paul McNally

BIFM Awards 2018 Newcomer of the Year Winner: Paul McNally

"My energy comes from the impact of my actions. I gain enthusiasm by seeing things having an immediate effect".


This item first appeared in FM World, the magazine of the British Institute of Facilities Management.

In his FMJ blog, Rory Murphy argues the case for a more ethical approach to the business of FM

In his FMJ blog, Rory Murphy argues the case for a more ethical approach to the business of FM

Rory Murphy, commercial director of VINCI Facilities has a regular blog in FMJ. In this edition he talks about ethical FM and adhering to our own standards


This item first appeared in FMJ, Facilities Management Journal.

A male dominated profession like FM may take time to change

A male dominated profession like FM may take time to change

News headlines about the lack of women on the boards of the FTSE 250 women combined with details about gender pay gap data (GPG) published recently has all served to highlight the underrepresentation of women in leadership roles. That attention is a good thing. But what is it telling us – really?

This item first appeared in FMJ, Facilities Management Journal.


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