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Career Ladder talks to MD of Sercon

Career Ladder talks to MD of Sercon

Q: What was your first ever job? Finance junior at John Brown Engineering on the Clyde Shipyards. I was responsible for all the important jobs; making the tea, going out to get lunch etc. Q: What was your first job in ...

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The future of staff holidays

The future of staff holidays

Richard Branson has recently announced plans to let staff take time off whenever, and for however long, they want. What do you think the future of staff holidays is? Will the rise of mobile working and the increase in connectivity ...

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Spaced Out

It may or may not be the final frontier but space is certainly a valuable asset within the majority of organisations. The FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, has been looking at how that space is managed ...

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The A-Z of Facilities

The A-Z of Facilities

In this edition, Roy Parrish, the founder and managing director of Ranne Creative Interiors, explains why the sometimes neglected operations and maintenance (O&M) manual is a vital tool for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of key services within ...

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How secure is your fuel?

How secure is your fuel?

With fuel essential to almost every business in the UK, keeping it safe is a high priority, but, in an increasingly unstable landscape with rising prices and a reliance on supply from overseas, theft is on the rise – a ...

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A warm welcome

A warm welcome

Jane Streat, head of client services at Lexington Reception Services, explains why creating a welcoming environment is important for FM professionals in today’s competitive market Is it the role of FM teams to create a warm welcome? The reception area ...

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Homeland Security

Homeland Security

Everyone knows that the days of keeping your business’s information looked in a filing cabinet are long gone. A chain link fence, CCTV camera and underfed German Shepherd are as behind the times in the world of data security as ...

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Wasted Energy

Wasted Energy

With the role of the facilities manager constantly broadening and an increasing need to incorporate sustainability to a greater extent, the implications of the 2011 Energy Act are something that will affect their role considerably. Graeme Murray, head of sustainable ...

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Back to the Floor

Back to the Floor

In September 2014, members of the GSH UK board went ‘Back to the Floor’ in an activity aimed at connecting different levels of the business. Five people spent time on the road with an operative from the firm’s national resource ...

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A macro-view of the first year

A macro-view of  the first year

I can’t help but notice some symmetry between my time at FMJ and Debra Ward’s journey so far at Macro. It’s not just the fact that we both took up our roles at the beginning of 2014 and are approaching ...

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