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Whitehall to open its doors during Workplace Week 2013

For the first time, the Workplace Week visits programme includes two government offices, the Department for Education at Sanctuary Buildings in Great Smith Street and the Department for International Development on Whitehall. Workplace Week, which this year runs from 4th ...

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Space to room

Universities are living through challenging times. There is increased competition to attract the best students against a backdrop of rising fees and a growing expectation of service delivery. Peter Taylor, strategic development director for education at Sodexo, explains what this ...

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BIFM states ‘reason for being’ with refreshed mission, vision and values

At the glittering BIFM Awards ceremony last night the British Institute of Facilities Management’s chair, Ismena Clout introduced the industry body’s revised mission, vision and value statements, which were agreed by the association’s board in August this year. The announcement ...

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Social Media – Revolutionising the customer experience

Social media is altering the dynamic of business to consumer relationships, especially in the management of customer experience says Katie King, managing director of Zoodikers. The Pew Research Centre has revealed that 72 per cent of individuals who use the ...

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Dewent begins second 50-year student accommodation contract at Essex Uni

Uliving has officially begun a second 50-year facilities management and student services contract at the University of Essex. Uliving, the consortium made up of Bouygues Development, Derwent FM’s parent company, not-for-profit accommodation operator Derwent Living, and investment company Equitix has taken ...

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Something old, something new

With its 1970s European Service Centre in Brighton becoming obsolete, American Express decided to build its successor on the car park next door. Cathy Hayward talks to the team behind the project.  Hen and stag weekends might contribute several million ...

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Industry speaks out against tenant immigration check proposals

Industry experts have warned the proposals that could see landlords prosecuted for failing to recognise complex immigration documents, are disproportionate and could prove ineffective in efforts to identify illegal immigrants. Home Office proposals will force landlords to quiz tenants about ...

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Facilities Management 2014 takes shape

Facilities Management 2014 show organiser, easyFairs, reports that an array of major names from across the supply spectrum have signed up for the new FM exhibition, which takes place on 11-13 March 2014 at Birmingham’s NEC. Companies including WD40, Lex ...

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GPS announces one to one supplier clinics for new FM procurement model

Following the Facilities Management Contracting Model (FMCM) supplier conferences, which have taken place over the past month, the Government Procurement Service (GPS) has announced it will be holding one to one sessions to give suppliers the opportunity to feedback on ...

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A MITIE event as Howorth takes on client services MD role

MITIE, the international facilities services firm, has appointed David Howorth as new managing director for its client services business, which delivers front-of-house solutions to a range of blue chip financial, legal and media organisations. Howorth joined MITIE in 2007 to ...

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