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).
The organisations say the merger will create a new membership body which educates, represents and supports f.m. service providers and users.
The Facilities Management Association is the trade association for the facilities management sector with about 40 corporate members. The Cleaning and Support Services Association, is the trade association for the cleaning and support services industry, while Asset Skills is the sector skills body for f.m., cleaning, parking and housing.
FMA members voted unanimously in favour of the merger at a Special General Meeting on October 30th. The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) was originally part of the merger talks, but pulled out in September.