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As the biggest event in the facilities calendar gets under way we hear from some of the leading exhibitors on their plans for the show and showcase the Facilities Theatre and Smart Buildings Tech Talks Theatre.


Anthony Hanley, SVP of Supply Chain Compliance, Alcumus says: “We’ll be exhibiting our Supply Chain Compliance solution which provides organisations with one true view of their supply chain.

“Today more than ever, FM services are facing increasing challenges in managing their supply chain compliance. Recent and ongoing supply chain disruptions means organisations need to find supply chain resilience without compromising compliance. Risk management is no longer just a matter of compliance, but an essential element to business resilience and performance.

“What’s more, for FM services who want to stay ahead of the game and realise tendering opportunities to win new contracts they need to demonstrate not only their organisation’s credibility, but the credibility of their supply chain as well.

“Alcumus Supply Chain Compliance streamlines the qualification process and offers a robust, consistent and effective supplier and contractor on-boarding and management solution.

“The show presents an invaluable opportunity to learn and share. The FM industry is fast paced and dynamic, so what better way to get leading FM professionals all under one roof to network, discuss challenges and explore innovative solutions to keep peace and remain competitive.

“For me the greatest benefit of the show is networking, nothing beats face-to-face conversations to learn about the latest industry developments and challenges. We can’t underestimate the value of meeting and collaborating in person and this three-day event promises to deliver networking opportunities in abundances, so I’m really looking forward to meeting new connections.”

CEF FM4452

CEF, the UK’s leading multi-channel electrical distributor, is excited to be back at the Facilities Show, eager to connect with customers and share ideas about a smarter, faster and more sustainable future for facilities management.

Team members will be on stand 4452 across all three days to demonstrate a range of products and talk about the wide range of solutions that CEF offer public and private sector organisations.

Visitors will be able to evaluate the efficiency of a range of hand dryers as Airdri demonstrate the performance benefits of their washroom products compared to the cost of hand towels.

CEF will also be talking about LED lighting and how it offers an alternative energy-saving replacement for compact fluorescent lamps as they’re phased out of the market.

Energy efficiency is very much a focus for CEF, having made multi-million pound investments in renewables technology, adding solar, battery power and electric vehicle products and expertise to its business in recent years.

While most customers know and value CEF as a reliable wholesaler and distributor of electrical products through its nationwide network of 390 plus branches, and award-winning website, it also offers many services for those working in the facilities management sector.

Gary Hutchins, Head of Facilities Management for CEF’s National Accounts division explains: “We really want to help our customers with the big challenges they face, whether that’s dealing with waste management, or making sure that their tradespeople always have the supplies they need to complete first-fix jobs. From advice and expertise on electric vehicle charging to training and development, we can offer a lot more than sockets, lamps and cables.

“We can’t wait to connect with our customers, so please come and talk to us during the show,” he added.


According to Esther Coleman, Product Manager, Idox: “At the Facilities Show this year we’ll be celebrating 25 years of our facilities management solution, CAFM Explorer®. Our comprehensive facilities management software enables complete visibility of all assets, costs and risks to empower facilities managers to pre-empt issues on site, streamline and automate task assignments, simplify reporting and deliver enhanced insight for significant productivity gains.

“We’ve been at the forefront of the CAFM evolution for over 25 years – you might not know that Idox coined the CAFM terminology – and our experts have adapted the innovative functionality of CAFM Explorer® as needs and technology have advanced. This includes the availability of a cloud-based platform with a new streamlined interface, meaning users can rapidly access the platform and its functionality with no software to install – a huge benefit for hybrid working that has become commonplace over the last few years. Our 25-year heritage means that we understand the challenges of facilities management and have a wealth of experience supporting our customers on their journey from spreadsheets to digitised, centralised data and processes.

“We’re looking forward to demonstrating the benefits and functionality of our CAFM solution to visitors first-hand. The event is a great way to network and discover new and innovative ways that facilities teams can be supported to transform their processes. It’s also exciting to meet with existing customers again face-to-face and we’d encourage all visitors to attend the speaker sessions and learn what’s new across the facilities management community. Given that we operate across a myriad of sectors, it’s also an ideal opportunity to meet other users and share advice, hints and tips for streamlining facilities management in different use cases.”

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