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FM DAY National property and FM specialist Fasset Ltd had much cause to celebrate National FM Day at the end of last month, after a successful 12 months.

As well as record occupancy levels at large technology and business parks, 2012/2013 has seen the company awarded a RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety as well as retaining a number of international ISOs. The company’s Business Excellence Manager, Shirley Cuthbertson, has also been


CONTINUE AT PACE The UK's FM sector has seen merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continue on a strong footing in the first quarter of 2013, according to analysis from business and financial advisers, Grant Thornton UK LLP.


RICHMOND Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 waterproofing membrane has played an important role in the development of a new sustainable club house at Richmond Park Golf Club. The new facilities incorporate a number of green technologies in order to achieve a BREEAM rating of excellent.

Distinctively shaped like a bird in flight, the roof of the new clubhouse has been designed to complement the building’s surroundings and maximise its thermal efficiency. The building boasts a green roof


over a warm roof build-up, which uses acid turf from the Royal Park at Richmond, allowing the gently sloping building to blend into the rolling landscape of the course.

Jon Dummett, Head of Golf for Glendale Managed Services, explained: "The £2.5million investment into the clubhouse is part of our long-term commitment to

improving the facilities at Richmond Park Golf Course. Working in conjunction with The Royal Parks, an important aspect of this project is sustainable building design and the use of renewable energy sources. The response from our customers has been terrific and the green roof has been a real talking point.”

The firm's quarterly Insights Into Facilities Management identified a total of 27 publicly announced deals during the first three months of the year, representing the highest Q1 figure since 2008. Moreover, the volume of transactions in the first quarter of 2013 - just one less than the previous quarter's total – comes on the back of two successive strong quarters for dealflow and signals the most active nine-month

asked to be a BIFM Judge for the 2013 Awards.

Gary Medlow, Managing Director at Fasset Ltd, commented: “World FM Day is a great opportunity to reflect on what Fasset has achieved over the last 12 months. The Fasset team has proved that great FM innovation, dedication and flexibility can drive a business forward. Our sites are achieving excellent occupancy levels and our reputation is growing all the time. We are committed to continuous improvement, professionalism, challenge and change; and I am delighted that our management team have come together to mark World FM Day.”

period recorded since the first three quarters of 2008.

Dominated by activity at the smaller end of the market, the analysis also recognised a growing trend towards M&A involving international entities as buyers, as larger outfits look to combat difficult trading at home by focusing on higher growth markets abroad where the sector is less developed.

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