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Facilities Management Journal March 2017

MARCH 2017 3 FMJ.CO.UK sara.bean@kpmmedia.co.uk EDITORIAL Editor Sara Bean sara.bean@kpmmedia.co.uk Assistant Editor & Social Media Development Sarah O’Beirne sarah.obeirne@kpmmedia.co.uk Tel: 01322 476815 PRODUCTION Director & Designer Warren Knight warren.knight@kpmmedia.co.uk Mob: 0780 1947757 SALES sales@kpmmedia.co.uk Tel: 01322 662289 Sales Manager Danny Grange danny.grange@kpmmedia.co.uk Mob: 07867 418994 Sales Assistant Gino Leroy gino.leroy@kpmmedia.co.uk Tel: 01322 662289 ACCOUNTS Liene Jume-Akmentina accounts@kpmmedia.co.uk GROUP CEO Nigel Copp nigel.copp@kpmgroup.co.uk Tel: 01322 662289 PUBLISHER kpm media Unit 5, Gateway 20/25 Trading Estate, London Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 8GA Tel: 01322 662289 kpm media adopts a sustainable policy of using paper from managed forests. Printed in the UK by Wyndeham Grange www.wyndeham.co.uk this month... comment © Copyright 2017 kpm media The publisher does not necessarily agree with the views and opinions expressed by contributors. No material may be reproduced in part or whole without written permission from the editor. Editorial contributions are accepted on an all-rights basis only. Letters to the editor may be published in their entirety or in edited form and remain the property of kpm media. While due care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information contained in this magazine, the publishers cannot be held responsible for any errors in editorial articles or advertisements. Subscriptions are available to non-qualifying and overseas readers at £120 p.a. (UK), £160 p.a. (EU countries) and £240 p.a. (overseas-other). One of the joys of the FM sector is its huge diversity. Working in facilities management can require maintaining host to London Fashion Week and it can mean making sure you’ve got the best methods for keeping washrooms clean. This wide ranging remit – which I’d argue is far more diverse than other related disciplines such as IT or HR – can mean that facilities management has struggled to define itself to the wider business arena. Which is where the two leading FM institutes – RICS and BIFM play an incredibly important role in supporting the needs of members and representing a profession which is still sadly little understood outside its own sector. So it was encouraging to see representatives of both Institutes share a platform for the first time at the Workplace Futures conference in February. The session however, received a mixed review, as the BIFM, which was fielding an interim CEO due to the unprecedented departure of three previous incumbents over the last few months, didn’t in my opinion do enough to reassure members with a clear strategy on how to deal with the challenges ahead. With this mind we aim to talk to BIFM over the coming months to get their thoughts on how the institute plans to move forward. For RICS’, Rory Murphy commercial director, VINCI who is on the RICS FM Professional Board, outlined the enormous eff ect digital disruption will have on the way in which property and people are managed in the future. He takes up some of themes discussed in his first blog for us. For some further insights into the direction of travel, you can learn more about the ways technology is already impacting on M&E and the latest predictions for the future of CAFM. And talking of changes, I’m now taking over from Charlie Kortens as editor of FMJ. Some of you might know me already from my coverage of FM over the last couple of decades. As ever with FM, the more things change… As always, we’d welcome your feedback about any aspect of the magazine, together with your insight into what’s happening in the FM sector. Your workforce, mobile & connected. Concept Evolution Workplace Technology & FSI GO Mobile Workforce Management from FSI +44 (0)1708 251900 info@fsifm.com www.fsifm.com EDITORIAL COMMENT


Facilities Management Journal March 2017
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