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BIFM announce training shake up

BIFM Energy Management

The BIFM has announced that it will be launching a new training programme in 2017 as part of the Institute’s new ‘BIFM Academy’.A range of new courses will be offered nationally from next September. This means that the current ‘BIFM Training’ ...

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RICs Raising the Bar

  Ahead of World Workplace next week RICS and IFMA are updating their successful Raising the Bar report from 2012. Four years ago research revealed that the average FM spent less than one day a week planning and working on strategy. ...

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Changing the bias in Property and facilities management

Encouraging and developing female talent was the core to Investigo’s ‘Women in Property and facilities management’ event on Thursday 8th September, at Winkworth’s Offices in Minerva House. The event, sponsored by Servest, focused on flexible working, tackling harassment and encouraging ...

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Why E-Permits to Work are starting to replace paper Permits

As on-site health & safety requirements seem to increase exponentially, the challenge for facilities managers in managing contractors grows consequentially. Philip Antoniou, MD of Ad Finem explains more. Any successful initiative or innovation that help managers in handling this important responsibility is a ...

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Office temperature debate heats up

Only 18 per cent of employees are satisfied with office temperature.  This is according to industry experts Leesman whos’ research reveals that only 2 in every 5 employees are satisfied with the temperature of their workspace at the best of ...

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Ampersand scoops BMA deal

The British Medical Association (BMA) has selected Ampersand, CH&Co Group’s specialist venue and visitor attraction catering division, to provide a range of services at BMA House, their impressive conference and events venue and headquarters in Tavistock Square, London. The new ...

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Macro to provide TFM in Oman

Macro has been appointed by The National Museum – Sultanate of Oman, to provide Total Facilities Management (TFM) services to its brand new premises in Muscat, over four years. The National Museum – Sultanate of Oman, which was designed to ...

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Neale’s scoops two year deal with Lancashire

Lancashire County Council (LCC) has awarded Neales Waste Management a two-year contract extension to manage two of the county’s waste transfer stations. Under the terms of the extension Neales will continue to manage and operate both Preston and Middleton waste ...

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Area Sq demonstrate commitment to apprenticeships

Area Sq has demonstrated the success of its internship programme with the appointment of its first ever intern as a permanent member of staff. Having completed the first year of an Interior Architecture and Design degree at Nottingham Trent University, Ryan ...

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Carillion sees profit rise

Carillon has seen its underlying operations profit grow considerably over the last six financial months. The firm’s report for the six months until 30 June 2016 says its performance was led by revenue growth in support services, which accounted for almost two thirds of ...

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