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Journey’s end

Cycling to work is growing in popularity, but as end-of-route specialist Justin Sires tells Sara Bean, too many are put off by the lack of good end-of-route facilities A major study published last year in the British Medical Journal found that ...

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Protecting the partition

Julian Sargent, Managing Director of partitioning experts Style, looks at the benefits of regularly maintaining and servicing your operable wall system and the relevant health & safety legislation Today’s moveable partitioning walls come in all shapes and sizes, some towering ...

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The importance of aligning teams, culture and expectations in the face of change 

Blog from C-J Green, CEO – UK and Ireland at Atalian Servest  We’re in an era of flexible business that requires us, as service providers, to evolve if we’re going satisfy our client needs. With the typical lifespan of FM ...

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The customer experience begins with front of house

Mark Murdoch, Customer Experience Manager at Corporate office FM specialist, Anabas, discusses the customer experience, how this begins with Front of House and why it’s important to provide the right training Richard Branson once said, “If you look after your ...

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Pester power

Gulls and other pest birds, such as pigeons, can be a major problem for facilities managers which may not only damage or dirty their buildings but may even attack visitors. A natural solution is the use of trained birds, says ...

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FM Clinic: Addressing the skills gap in FM through training and development

According to the Facilities Management Business Confidence survey by the BIFM, 27 per cent of respondents felt a shortage of skilled staff could be a barrier to success over the next 12 months. Yet in a separate report by the ...

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Career Ladder talks to EMCOR UK’s group executive director

Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? Actually, how do you define FM? I’ve been running services businesses since I was 24. Initially that was oil engineering services and then I moved across to what people would traditionally ...

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State of the FM nations – EuroFM 2018 round-up

By Thomas Went, Account Manager from specialist B2B communications, public relations and content agency for the built environment and facilities management industry, Magenta  Roughly 2290 metres below the summit of Vitosha, the mountain that looms over the Bulgarian capital of ...

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Blockchain explained

Blockchain is a relatively new digital technology which is finding its way into the property sector. Polly Plunket-Checkemian, Property Management Director, Broadgate Estates explains what it is and how it could impact the built environment A leading light in the ...

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Inconvenient conversations

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Having just returned from Workplace Europe 2018 in Barcelona, one of my favourite keynote presentations looked at the theme of Inconvenient Conversations and tried to address some of the taboos for all ...

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