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Central Intelligence

With the Metropolitan Police Service currently seeking new FM suppliers, Matthew Punshon interim Head of Property Services at the Metropolitan Police, looks back at the Met estate’s transformation over the past few years and what has been achieved If you ...

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Career Ladder talks to the Ops Director of AM Services Group

Q: What was your first ever job? In the early 80s, I was fortunate to gain a role with ICI and progressed quickly to Production Shift Manager. The grounding gained in this blue chip company which, for much of its ...

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BIFM sets out its strategic priorities for the Government

Following last week’s General Election the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has set out its strategic priorities for the facilities management (FM) sector in its first position paper for the Government. Accounting for about seven per cent of UK GDP, the ...

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Facilities Show 2017

The world’s largest dedicated FM event takes place this month from 20 to 22 June at ExCeL London. We offer a glimpse of the treats in store and talk to a selection of exhibitors about their hopes and plans for ...

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EDF buys Imtech UK and Ireland

EDF Energy Services, a joint venture between EDF Energy and Dalkia, has announced its acquisition of engineering services company and provider of technical services, Imtech UK and Ireland from private equity firm, Endless LLP. Imtech employs more than 2,100 people, generating ...

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The Blue Team

Retail destinations increasingly need to provide an outstanding customer experience to ensure people keep coming back. We find out how the FM team at the famous Bluewater shopping centre is contributing to its success The retail sector has been going ...

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The FM procurement process: striking a balance between costs and service levels

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The procurement process for FM contracts relies heavily on maintaining low margins, which often requires striking a fine balance between keeping costs as low as possible while ensuring that a high standard of service is offered. Is it really possible ...

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ABM UK grows Scottish portfolio with retail win

ABM UK has secured a three-year contract to provide The Centre, Livingston, which is managed by global real estate services provider, Savills, with a range of facilities management services.  The new deal will see ABM UK provide The Centre, Livingston with specialist staff covering ...

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The War for talent in facilities management

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities The FM future looks bright. But there is, as they say, trouble ahead. Online, in print and at events, there’s been forecasts and articles arguing that the market is positive for FM. ...

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Career Ladder talks to Head of Facilities at the University of Plymouth

Q: What was your first ever job? Other than student holiday work (in Hamleys toy shop) it was as a management trainee with Surrey County Council. Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? Working for the social services property ...

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