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Time for FMs to rethink their role?


In the latest instalment of his monthly blog, Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s facilities management MD, talks about the jobs of tomorrow. Mitie partners with Working Knowledge, a social enterprise set up to deliver business acumen to sixth-form students, to encourage budding ...

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How beneficial are whacky designs in a modern day office?

Google London Office. Image CC credit Marcin Wichary

Every time people bring up interiors or office redesigns in print or at conferences you can bet your life it won’t be long before someone brings up “Google’s offices” or something similar. Are these whacky designs actually relevant or beneficial ...

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Career ladder talks to the head of operations at Arcus Solutions


Q: What was your first ever job? My first proper job was as a trainee chef at a restaurant in Chepstow. Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? I was regional FM for a facilities management company, which involved ...

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‘You are very welcome’ Let’s make it happen


According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 50 per cent of its global membership is over 50 and only 13 per cent is female. It is not surprising the property industry – particularly in the UK – is referred ...

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Talk strategy, planning and partnership as much as you want; go ahead and add some values based strap lines to your communications, but be sincere about it in everything you do or be prepared to lose both the trust of ...

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The future of vending


Vending machines are becoming more and more common in every environment. In this article FMJ talks to industry experts and looks at the rest of the media to find out where this technology might be going in the future Once ...

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The Wright stuff


Charlotte Wright is responsible for the content proposition at Facilities Show. In other words, she decides what topics get covered in the seminar theatres and who is offered a place on the speaker line-up. In this exclusive interview, Charlotte tells ...

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Shopping for CAFM


Retail and CAFM have always been a good match. But with retail now one of the fastest moving and most competitive business sectors FMJ hears from industry experts to find out why there has never been a better time to ...

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Security in an ageing world


When talking about the future of security it’s easy to focus on emerging technologies and threats, but the biggest influencer will be society itself, as David Ward of Ward Security explains further Whatever your profession or field of expertise, it’s ...

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Putting the ‘H’ in Health and Safety


When people think of health and safety (H&S) the emphasis is usually on the physical risk, trips and falls, wearing PPE on site, preventing injury. There’s more to H&S than safety, however, and employers must consider the mental health, and ...

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