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Clean break

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, Joanne Gilliard calls for a common-sense approach to reviewing the laws that keep workers safe in the cleaning industry In March this year, the UK government published its plans to introduce ...

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Businesses must lead the way to a digital economy

With the digital economy changing the way we work and live, Paul Cant, VP of Digital Transformation at BMC Software explains why it is crucial for organisations to move quickly and adjust their businesses to embrace the radical changes ahead ...

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Refreshing change

As organisations compete to attract top talent, the quality of the office coffee has become a major talking point, finds Sara Bean Whether or not an organisation runs a full in-house catering service, there is still a need to provide staff ...

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The letter of the law

Experts from law firm TLT and energy provider E.ON advise on meeting minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) when buying and renting out commercial property From 1 April 2018 it will be unlawful to grant a tenancy of a property with ...

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Workplace technologies

The challenges posed by emerging technologies was the area of discussion at Quora Consulting’s June Smartworking Summit where a group of eminent speakers gave delegates some cause for optimism regarding a brave new digitised workplace. Sara Bean reports The latest ...

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Capital idea

In an exclusive interview, Billy Allan tells Sara Bean what prompted him and his partners to launch Aliter Capital, a new private equity investment firm focused on the support services sector, and why he believes it is uniquely placed to ...

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FM Clinic: Stoddart Review

The Stoddart Review uncovered an explicit link between how well a workplace supports the activities that employees undertake in their role and the extent to which they say that their workplaces help them to work productively. Yet it found few ...

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The blueprint of future FM business models

Blog from Rob Legge, Group CEO, Servest With every passing decade, the FM landscape shifts noticeably in numerous directions. Back in the 1980s, facilities management was, in most cases an in-house function. Thirty years on and client requirements have exceeded the ...

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Procurement: Who does it better?

More consolidation, less resource, limited finances. Does this sound familiar? Julian Fris, Director, Neller Davies, discusses whether recent market changes have contributed to smaller margins and, in turn, more pressure on the profitability of outsourcing contracts. In the past 10 ...

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Central Intelligence

With the Metropolitan Police Service currently seeking new FM suppliers, Matthew Punshon interim Head of Property Services at the Metropolitan Police, looks back at the Met estate’s transformation over the past few years and what has been achieved If you ...

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