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Discussion group debates benchmarking as a driver of FM strategy

The role of benchmarking in facilities management (FM) as a measurement tool and strategy driver was the latest hot topic debated during the British Institute of Facilities Management’s (BIFM) fourth Facilities Management Leaders Forum sponsored by VINCI Facilities. The panel ...

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NEC scoops industry sustainability award for waste, water & energy initiatives

Team NEC was awarded the 2013 AEO Sustainability Award at Old Billingsgate, London, on Friday 21 June for the organisation “deemed to be making the greatest strides to operate in a sustainable manner”. Tough opposition for the title awarded by ...

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World FM Day celebrations mapped out for this Thursday

The fifth annual World FM Day is just three days away. This Thursday, 27 June, events such as luncheons, seminars, cocktails and workshops will be taking place around the globe to celebrate the day and recognise all the successes achieved by the ...

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Diary date for November: BIFM Ireland’s 17th annual conference

The 17th annual British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland Conference, sponsored by Aramark and H&J Martin Facilities Management is set to take place at the Belfast Waterfront on 15 November 2013 and will focus on the future of Facilities Management ...

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Interserve crew take on Yukon River in £100,00 Help for Heroes challenge

Fifteen intrepid rowers from Interserve, the international support services and construction group, are testing their endurance for the second year running as they head off from Heathrow today for the gruelling 715 km Yukon River Quest in Canada – all ...

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Facilities Show bids farewell to NEC to celebrate 15th year at London ExCeL

Following another hugely successful year, the Facilities Show will celebrate its 15th anniversary by relocating from the NEC Birmingham to ExCeL London in June 2014. Facilities Show 2013 took place from 14 to 16 May and welcomed 15,830 attendees (subject ...

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Green energy champions recognised at prestigious Ashden Awards

Low-carbon building innovators Sustainable Energy Academy/United House and Monodraught were among the winners of the 2013 UK Ashden Awards,  announced at a prestigious ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London last night. 14 outstanding winners across five categories were ...

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Green energy sector celebrates pioneering renewable projects

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) announced the winners of its prestigious British Renewable Energy Awards 2013 which recognises innovators and pioneering products and projects from across the industry. Amongst the award winners were Oxford PV, a spin-out firm from the ...

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Gladwin takes the chair for BIFM Awards 2014

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has today confirmed Steve Gladwin will take over as chairman of the judges for the prestigious BIFM Awards when current chair, Oliver Jones completes his four-year term following the 2013 BIFM Awards Ceremony ...

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Is a corporate culture that embraces failure best for innovation?

What type of corporate culture is best for innovation? How ought firms and managers encourage their workers to be more creative? And if those workers fail in the pursuit of creativity, is that necessarily a bad thing? These are the ...

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