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A rose by any other name?

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD One of the downsides of monitoring your own emails is the volume of rubbish you receive from people you don’t know, offering the promise of bringing you closer to some ...

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The truth about happy workers

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD As I travel around the country visiting different workplaces, I often meet very productive companies, but I can’t honestly say I’ve ever sat in a reception area watching smiling, happy ...

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Luddites and the future of FM

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, managing director, facilities management at Mitie This may surprise you, but I don’t have a PC – nor a laptop, nor a desktop. This doesn’t mean I’m a Luddite! In fact, I do have ...

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From staycation to location, location, location

The Monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD It turns out that one of the fastest growth areas in the leisure sector is the ‘staycation,’ where rather than go abroad you decide to stay at home and play ...

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Brexit – What next?

The Monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD Less than a week after the EU referendum, I had the pleasure of welcoming a group of clients to a strategic workshop, in which we were looking at the likely ...

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Reinventing the wheel

This month Martyn Freeman’s blog looks at whether the FM industry has become too set in its ways. I greatly enjoyed the ‘ThinkFM’ conference, which examined the impact of facilities management on productivity. One of many excellent speakers was Simon Carter ...

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Time for FMs to rethink their role?

In the latest instalment of his monthly blog, Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s facilities management MD, talks about the jobs of tomorrow. Mitie partners with Working Knowledge, a social enterprise set up to deliver business acumen to sixth-form students, to encourage budding ...

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Simple truths

Every now and then you go to a client site and when you walk through the door, you look around the reception area and think ‘Wow!’ But how do you achieve that effect? Not just on visitors, but on the ...

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Is the future really Uber – or just the headlines?

This month, Martyn Freeman, FM managing director at Mitie, looks at the future of the property and facilities industry. One of the delights of this industry is that you are never far from a conference in which somebody decides to ...

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What’s the bigger risk?

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD Towards the end of last year we gathered together several very senior members of the commercial property industry, where among a wealth of fascinating debate about the development of the ...

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