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Career ladder talks to specialist services director at PWP Building Services

Q: What was your first ever job? A machine hand in a timber mill. It paid £28 per week! Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? It was in 2009 when I joined PWP Building Services. Prior to ...

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Objective expertise – the value of a non-executive director joining the team

James Metzger of Metzger Search and Selection discusses reasons for, and challenges of finding the right non-executive director to join your organisation, whether large or small We are all familiar with the expression – ‘you can’t see the wood for ...

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I bet you never saw that coming!

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD In the early part of 2016 a very catchy song by Jamie Lawson seemed to have taken over the airwaves with the catch-line “I wasn’t expecting that.” Ironically, Lawson actually ...

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FM Clinic: Future of outsourcing public services

Is the rush to outsource public services in central and local government going to slow down as a result of the public becoming disillusioned by management consultants and major service providers securing large profits amidst claims of very poor levels ...

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Breathe easy

Good air quality in the workplace is essential for the health and wellbeing of staff as well as the efficient running of the business. Steven Booth, associate director at Guardian Water Treatment, explains how it can be achieved Last year ...

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Infinity and beyond…

The Federation of Corporate Real Estate recently held its Autumn seminar entitled: Infinity and Beyond… well five years hence anyway, which focused on the future of the workplace The Federation of Corporate Real Estate an independent body established in 2005, ...

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Let IT in

Many industries are reinventing themselves, propelled by the transformative effect of new technology. A new survey explores the sector’s strained relationship with technology and the attitudes that may be impeding progress The technological revolution that has transformed business operations throughout ...

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The year ahead

Andrew Preston, CEO of recruitment outsourcing specialist, de Poel, looks at 2017 – and predicts on what the New Year has in store for the facilities management sector The FM market is increasingly competitive, currently estimated to be worth £111 billion ...

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Fit to eat

Organisations are seeking ways to improve the health, wellbeing and performance of their staff. Julia Edmonds, managing director at Lexington Catering, argues that providing healthy food in the workplace is a great way to do it An unhealthy diet not ...

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Empty threats

Vacant Property

Vacant commercial buildings are increasingly at risk from squatters, metal thieves and other hazards. Guy Other, CEO of Orbis, warns that failure to protect empty property can have severe consequences. It was hard to escape the irony of the news ...

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