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Career Ladder talks to Samsung Electronic’s FM


Q: What was your first ever job? I started my working life learning to be a landscape gardener. I started working at the age of 13 at weekends. Once I became old enough I left school and became full time.  ...

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It’s not what you know, but who you know?


When someone is looking for a new job, how relevant is the adage that “It’s not what you know, but who you know” in the twenty first century FM sector? THE HR VIEW C-J GREEN, GROUP HR DIRECTOR, SERVEST GROUP ...

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Cost effective resources


Harvey Laud, director of Helistrat looks at how businesses that are serious about finding cost effective ways to significantly improve their resource management, and leverage the associated commercial and environmental opportunity, must start by looking at their procurement processes – ...

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Make the Light SWITCH


Emergency lighting can be a lifeline for people trying to find their way out of a building if mains lighting fails, and this is particularly important in the event of a fire. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which ...

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Secure at the right price


Bill Freear, group managing director, Pilgrims Group, explains which criteria should take priority when FMs are deciding which security partner offers best value for money. As a professional, I’ve learned over the years that there are many different ways of ...

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Sustainability built to last


John McMullan, commercial manager from EPDM roofing specialist, Firestone Building Products, discusses why a ‘built to last’ culture should be at the heart of an FM’s sustainability strategy Whether tasked with improving the sustainability of a legacy building or maximising ...

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Tomorrow Meets Today: Part 2


  Following on from last month’s feature, FMJ presents exclusive interviews from the remainder of the people Sajna Rahman and Andrew Hulbert have identified as FM’s “leaders of today,” followed by an introducion to those waiting to take over tomorrow ...

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Rock bottom records


Deep under the ground in Cheshire, somewhere between Crewe and Northwich, Compass Minerals operates the UK’s biggest rock salt mine. But hidden away amongst the 185km worth of tunnels, 150m down into the ground, there is one of the country’s ...

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Get the light right


Paul Jones from B.E.G. explains why it is essential that firms implement the correct lighting strategy and how this can massively reduce costs It is estimated that around a third of all energy consumed by commercial buildings is being wasted ...

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A new chapter for CIMA


The Chartered Institute of Management Accountant’s new office in the City of London is one of 18 workplace tours being organised for Workplace Week, the week-long showcase of workplace innovation taking place this month in aid of BBC Children in ...

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