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Career Ladder talks to head of facilities at Aylward Academy

Career Ladder talks to head of facilities at Aylward Academy

Q: What was your first ever job? Shop assistant in a Greek bakery. Q: When did you first hear the term ‘facilities management’? And what did you think it meant then? I was the office manager and was asked to support the ...

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How important is it to win awards in the FM industry?

How important is it to win awards in the FM industry?

Entries closed for the BIFM’s ‘Facilities Manager of the Year’ award on the 27th of June. With this in mind, how much importance is placed on award winning in the FM industry? Aside from the obvious pride winners feel, does ...

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A regional view of help desk management

A regional view of help desk management

In the first of two reports looking at regional variation in core FM metrics the FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, considers the management of the help desk In exploring various aspects of facilities management the FM ...

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Avoiding the tender trap

Avoiding the tender trap

Tendering is the preferred method for large organisations and local authorities to find service providers. So what are the do’s and don’ts of this sometimes highly complex system? Pippa Jukes, director of sales for Nviro, offers her advice IMPENDING LEGISLATION ...

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The Cap Explosion

The Cap Explosion

The economic downturn has created a lengthy period of corporate cost control. In many instances savage reductions and deferrals in commercial property maintenance have been instigated. Campbell Devine, head of hotels and European consulting at interdisciplinary surveying and property practice McBains ...

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Catering for allergens

Catering for allergens

Around 10 cases hit the UK news each year of deaths caused by severe anaphylactic allergen shock and many more go unreported. The number of recognised deaths, caused by the unsuspected consumption of allergens in food from restaurants, schools, colleges ...

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The real Germ Warfare

The real  Germ Warfare

FMJ explores how to go about preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses, as well as explaining some of the requirements, regulations and products in the industry When people think of specialist cleaning, they focus on things such as high-up ...

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Managing your management system

Managing your management system

Energy controls and Building Management Systems (BMS) need to be managed efficiently if they are to fulfil their potential. Daniel Kittow, managing director of ABEC, one of the UK’s leading, independent building and energy management system specialists, explains how a building ...

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Brand NEW

Brand NEW

The past few months have seen some major rebrands of FM service providers. Cathy Hayward looks at the importance of the brand name in FM, how organisations go about choosing a new name, and the physical challenges of introducing a new brand ...

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Boxing clever

Boxing clever

Managed effectively, office furniture and even used x-ray film can help organisations meet zero waste to landfill targets and save money at the same time. Carolyn Cross a sustainability expert explores the best ways to make storage stack up As ...

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