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Career Ladder talks to the Account Director at Anabas

Q: What was your first ever job? My first job was on an assembly line boxing empty beer bottles before they were shipped to a distillery. It wasn’t the easiest job, as the bottles would often be hot as they ...

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Clean sweep or brush off?

Brexit or no-Brexit, deadlines are looming and for the cleaning industry – and its FM clients – change is afoot. Dominic Ponniah, CEO of Cleanology, explains Brexit is proving to be the defining European geopolitical and economic event of the ...

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Constructive criticism

If Britain is going to achieve the aims of the Construction Sector deal then facilities managers MUST be involved in construction projects from the beginning says Mark Coates, Head of Strategic Asset Development at Viewpoint This October (12th) marked 100 ...

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Grounds for improvement

In the face of climate change and water shortages, grounds maintenance specialists, GRITIT, provide advice on what organisations can do to protect their green spaces and ensure they contribute to the business. As the cold weather draws in, it’s always ...

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Who goes there? 

Lee Herrington, UK Security Product Portfolio Manager for Siemens Building Technologies, looks at the latest developments in access control and their potential for helping to create smart building environments Many organisations are considering their existing processes and systems and looking ...

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FM in residence

Facilities management within the residential market may have many of the same requirements as FM for non-residential buildings, but as the residential team at Knight Frank tell Sara Bean, there are also some unique challenges Our survey of FMJ readers ...

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What’s in a name?

FMJ recently held a RICS-IFMA debate at the RICS HQ in Parliament Square, London, where panel members debated how FM should be redefined for the 21st century It’s been well documented that there are many challenges affecting the FM sector. ...

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The appliance of science

Cleaning apps integrated with CAFM can improve the efficiency of the cleaning function, says Karl Greenfield, senior product specialist at FSI Incorporating cleaning processes within the analytical and performance management capabilities of CAFM adds a new, scientific aspect to what ...

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The benefits and challenges of the TFM model

According to AMA’s ‘Facilities Management Outsourcing Market Report – UK 2016-2020’ the TFM sector was forecast to reach over £21 billion by 2020. This has resulted in greater demand for ‘bundled service’ and TFM contracts. However, it has been argued ...

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Career Ladder talks to the Head of Property & Facilities at Close Brothers Asset Management

Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? After a few years as a Barristers clerk I joined a law firm as a Facilities Assistant. They were a national firm and the London office wasn’t significant in size ...

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