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Career Ladder talks to the senior FM at The Guinness Storehouse

Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? I was an FM technician with MKF Property Services in a high end commercial office building in Dublin 2. I looked after all the technical service requirements for the landlord ...

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Preparing for changes to business rates

The biggest changes to business rates for a generation are set to arrive in spring, with London expected to bear the brunt of the increases. What are FMs doing to prepare for these changes? Could this prompt a move out ...

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Customer Service vs. Customer Experience

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD At the end of last year, we brought together a group of senior executives from the transport sector to discuss the unique issues of delivering excellent customer service within such ...

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Take a stand

Sit-stand workstations are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a way to improve posture, reduce back pain and provide a more active working environment. Adapt UK give us their top tips before making the change Studies show that sit-stand ...

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Smart protection

How new technology is delivering improved security systems with powerful remote control capabilities CCTV has always been an effective deterrent to crime as its mere visibility ‘moves crime along’. Now, due to the evolution of technology, installers are supplying businesses ...

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The bigger picture

The quality of CCTV technology counts for nothing without proper installation, maintenance and monitoring, argues Andy Hedley-Smith of Ward Security As with all technology, CCTV systems have improved in leaps and bounds in terms of capability and quality. The latest ...

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What’s afoot?

Changing priorities in workplace design mean that flooring schemes have to be more sophisticated and adaptable than ever before New trends in workplace design are affecting the development and specification of flooring products and schemes. Workspace is becoming multifunctional, requiring ...

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Outside the box

Sara Bean reports from i-FM’s Workplace Futures conference which took place on the 7th February at The Crystal in London’s Royal Victoria Docks This year’s conference which was ably chaired by FM Guru Martin Pickard had as its theme Challenging ...

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Health and safety and the Referendum fuels discussions at DYMO and FMJ Roundtable

FMJ recently co-hosted a thought provoking roundtable event with DYMO, provider of innovative labelling solutions, where a group of senior facilities managers representing a range of organisations, contemplated three key themes; health and safety, Brexit and the recruitment, training and ...

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Measure of comfort

The WELL Building Standard is creating a lot of talk, but are the benefits enough to convince hard-pressed FMs to spend time and money on yet another level of certification? Accreditation to sustainability standards such as BREEAM and LEED are ...

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