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Harmony across Europe


Europe hit the headlines this summer with the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. But at least one organisation has a tale of true European integration that has benefited all parties. In this article FMJ hears more about EMC’s ...

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FM: it’s all about give and take

Social Value

The government’s 2013 Social Value Act presents a huge opportunity for the FM sector, which is well placed to deliver a variety of initiatives that can, in turn, honour the guidelines contained within the Act and give back to the ...

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Career Ladder talks to CBRE’s Peter Howells

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Q: What was your first ever job? I’ve always worked from a young age so my first job was a paperboy followed by a working in a hotel as a waiter the barman. Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? ...

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Pest Monitoring


In 2014 pests infestations cost British businesses £1.2 billion according to new research. Worldwide the figure was £5.8 billion. With the threat from pests growing every year FMJ looks at the latest plans from across the world to keep rodents, ...

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Lighting up best practice


In this article Alister Anthony from Arcus Solutions, highlights some of the key areas to consider when it comes to efficient and cost effective long-term lighting solutions for a retail environment. According to the Carbon Trust, up to 40 per ...

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Powering Up


In this article, Alan Luscombe, director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd., a Kohler company, discusses the factors to be considered when adding a generator to a UPS system. These range from designing in electrical compatibility to addressing environmental and physical ...

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Eye of the storm

Eye of the storm

In what are challenging but exciting times for facilities management, Andrew Preston, Group MD of temporary labour specialist, de Poel, discusses how recruitment is shifting. Despite the fluctuating economic climate over the last two decades, facilities management has quietly grown ...

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Brexit – What next?


The Monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD Less than a week after the EU referendum, I had the pleasure of welcoming a group of clients to a strategic workshop, in which we were looking at the likely ...

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Career Ladder talks to the CEO at MML


Q: What was your first ever job? I started working life as a development surveyor advising on letting, tenant mix /demand for large scale shopping centres including Blue Water Park in Kent. Q: When did you first hear the term ‘facilities ...

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Bosses behaving badly


We are often told how important it is to provide timely and constructive feedback to people. However, what tips do you have for providing feedback to your boss when they are behaving in a way that you find unhelpful or ...

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