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Career Ladder talks to the MD of RFM Group

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? At the age of 26 I was lured into the profession to suit my child care needs. I started life as an area supervisor and worked my way ...

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FM in 2019

It’s been an eventful year for the FM sector which began with the high – profile collapse of Carillion and ensuring debates over the viability of FM contracts and ended with the adoption of the BIFM’s ‘Manifesto for Change’ proposals ...

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How Sodexo helps students prepare for university

Andrew Wilkinson, Sodexo CEO for Schools and Universities in UK & Ireland, discusses how Sodexo helps to support students before and during their time at university Attending university is, for many, the first time that they will live away from ...

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The puzzle of productivity

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities It would be impossible throughout the latter part of 2018 to ignore the endless debate around Workplace. The BIFM has now formally morphed into the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) ...

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Career Ladder talks to Bruntwood’s Commercial Manager

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? As Bruntwood’s investment ambitions for Birmingham have grown, my Director’s role has expanded quite substantially and my role has increased in scope to assist them. My role has ...

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Another level

Rachel Hiscox, Managing Director at FM Training and Qualifications provider Quadrilect offers advice for FMs on skilling up for the challenges facing facilities management in 2019 Change has always been recognised as a key challenge for the FM community, but ...

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Office jungle  

Biophilic design is all about reconnecting human beings with nature. So why not get creative with your office planting and enjoy a walk on the wild side? says Kirsty Jones of Plant Designs There’s a growing body of research suggesting ...

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Lost in translation

For FM service providers with large dispersed workforces, staying in contact can be a problem. FM communications specialist Cathy Hayward finds out how different vendors keep in touch with their people The FM sector employs roughly 10 per cent of ...

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Source of strife

Outsourcing has had somewhat of a bad press this year. Here Valerie Bonnin, Director at Incendium Consulting explains why she thinks it still works and how to avoid its pitfalls The demise of big firms such as Carillion has left ...

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Creative expression

The company behind Tommee Tippee wanted its new HQ building to support growth and agile working, wow its staff and celebrate the ‘rollercoaster ride’ of bringing up baby Mayborn Group, the global company behind parenting super-brand Tommee Tippee, recently invested ...

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