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Facilities Management Journal March 2017

MONTH IN FM TO ADVERTISE IN MONTH IN FM PLEASE CONTACT DANNY.GRANGE@KPMMEDIA.CO.UK OR CALL 01322 476811 DULUX TRADE TO UNVEIL ‘HALO’ AT ECOBUILD 2017 Tuesday 7th – Thursday 9th March Stand C161 With increasing pressure on reducing costs, maintaining quality and improving sustainability, facilities managers are continually looking for brands they can trust to deliver the results they need. In times of uncertainty, austerity oft en means budget cuts, so it has never been more important for decision makers to use innovative sustainable solutions that can break though maintenance challenges. Dulux Trade is set to exhibit a wide range of sustainability products, innovative services and useful tools at this year’s Ecobuild 2017, the leading exhibition and conference for construction design, specification and energy in the built environment. Join Dulux Trade on the stand to find out more about Halo, a new specifier tool designed to 42 MARCH 2017 help professionals easily meet their everyday sustainability needs, view live demonstrations of innovative products, including the durable Dulux Trade Diamond range, which has unique stain repellent technology, and of course, meet Herbert, the famous Dulux Dog. Dulux Trade representatives will be on hand to discuss current initiatives including time-saving apps which can help you choose the right colour, finish and product within a few clicks, as well as hot topics, from extending maintenance cycles to sustainable specification and cutting waste costs. Follow @DuluxTrade on Twitter for live updates from the Ecobuild stand. IMPORTANT NEWS FOR FLEETS AVAILABLE FOR FREE IN NEW ONLINE E-BOOK Managing a fleet can mean missing out on time to read important news and some fleet news simply isn’t covered in mainstream media. That’s why fleet managers are welcoming Fleet Matters: the regular, free online e-book containing timely advice on key issues that might aff ect their business. The Fleet Matters series of e-books from Fuel Card Services sift s through the constant torrent of news to find the most important topics for fleets. It then summarises the key issues, providing clear advice on any necessary action that should be taken. The latest edition of Fleet Matters covers specific recent news concerning possible changes to truck driver hours, penalties for using a mobile behind the wheel, the pros and cons of leasing, a look at rising fuel costs, and how to get your fleet ready for winter. Fleet Matters gives invaluable guidance for every size and type of fleet, including ownerdrivers with single vehicles. It off ers information of relevance to both private and public sectors and is equally useful to owned, leased, ‘grey’ and mixed fleets. A single edition covers five important, current topics individually. www.fleet-matters.co.uk COMMUNITY CENTRE ENCOMPASSES EVERYONE’S NEEDS (IN MATTERS TOILETING AT LEAST!) Objectives of developing confidence and selfesteem are being achieved with a holistic approach to people’s needs at a Midlands community centre. East West Community Centre, in Leicester, is the only Centre of its kind in the city, and county, to now off er a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet. Supplied by Clos-o- Mat, Britain’s leading provider of such facilities, and installed by F Stimpson (Leicester), the room gives 12m2 of space, with a ceiling track hoist, peninsular toilet, height-adjustable washbasin and adult-sized changing bench. The project, which involved refurbishment and remodelling of the building - funded by Leicester City Council - to accommodate the space on the ground floor, and give unimpeded, level access, was shortlisted for a regional design award. "It has definitely made a diff erence, helping to attract many people from the local community to use our facilities. Since installation the spacious and modern toilet and hoist facility has made our centre more inclusive; It means a lot of people who otherwise be housebound and isolated can come and enjoy time here and socialise with others as we provide various services: Day Care, Luncheon Club, Women's Group, Exercise Sessions, etc." says manager Ushma Mehta. www.clos-o-mat.com info@clos-o-mat.com 0161 969 1199 For further information on Dulux Trade specification services, visit the website. www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk


Facilities Management Journal March 2017
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