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UK FM and cleaning associations announce merger16th of May 2013
The British Institute of Facilities Management, Asset Skills, the Facilities Management Association and the Cleaning and Support Services Association have agreed to the concept of forming a single body to represent facilities management and support services.
A steering group has been established to progress the proposed merger which brings together: the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the professional body for facilities management; Asset Skills, the skills body representing facilities management, property, housing, cleaning and parking; the Facilities Management Association (FMA), the trade association for the facilities management sector; and the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA), the trade association for the cleaning and support services industry.
The group will address how these and other organisations could come together into this single body to meet the needs of the industry and the professionals that work within it.
Peter Goodliffe, chair of the CSSA, said: "CSSA welcomes the opportunity to explore closer working relationships with BIFM and FMA and sees this development as a logical step forward in coordinating the activities of membership bodies across the sector which builds on our recent decision to explore the potential for merger with Asset Skills."