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The truth about happy workers


The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD As I travel around the country visiting different workplaces, I often meet very productive companies, but I can’t honestly say I’ve ever sat in a reception area watching smiling, happy ...

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SFMI and the Sustainable Development Goals 2015


October 2016 marks the commencement of the second year of progress towards delivering against the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as outlined by the United Nations. The new 17 common goals are an integrated set of targets for a vision on ...

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Cleaning up in the washroom


Washrooms are an essential but too often overlooked part of a workplace. In this article FMJ looks at how to design your washrooms in order to keep your workforce happy whilst remaining environmentally friendly, cost effective and hygienic Few things ...

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Removing public building heating risks


In this article Phil Marris, managing director at Jaga Heating Products UK, discusses why Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators are the best choice for heating public buildings Public sector buildings are subject to continuous public footfall, so organisations must carry ...

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Merge, acquire, grow or expire


In this article FMJ hears from Nick Atherton, managing director of Morphose about mergers and acquisitions in the FM industry. With questions still hovering over the national economy how do people in the facilities sector know when the time is ...

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The FM industry: changing perceptions


FM has struggled in the past to attract and retain talented individuals. However, perceptions of the industry are now changing, with more and more people recognising the long and rewarding career paths it can offer. Capitalising on this shift in ...

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The CE word: Circular Economy


Every year Acclaro’s Sustainable FM Index helps participants to identify the areas in which they can improve their sustainability performance, both in absolute terms as well as relative to peers. One of the key areas they judge when it comes ...

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Are ASOS addicts killing your mailroom?


It’s a sight many will recognise from offices across the City; cardboard boxes piled up around work stations from Amazon and Wiggle, those distinctive black and white ASOS bags either just received or ready to be returned, and overflowing mail ...

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Career Ladder talks to Rachel Mann head of corporate operations at UK Waste Solutions

rachel mann

What was your first ever job? Working in a cake factory whilst at college. What was your first job in the FM sector? Working for UK Waste Solutions Ltd (UKWSL). When did you first hear the term ‘facilities management’? And ...

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Uniting Sustainability

John Mandyck

This summer FMJ sat down with John Mandyck in London. He serves as chief sustainability officer for United Technologies Corporation and also chairs the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council as well as the Board of Directors for ...

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