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Switching to a single supplier

The current economic climate calls for facilities managers to try and reduce costs. One desirable method is to transfer to a single janitorial supplier, however, identifying the right one can be a challenge. Mark Hurst, head of facilities management business at Office Depot UK and Ireland, offers his advice.

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The perfect model

Facilities managers long for a greater say at the design and planning stage of any new build project. In building information modelling, fmj editor Simon Iatrou finds out whether they finally have their answer.

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Clear message for cinema goers

The Odeon cinema in Camden, London has upgraded to Vimpexǃ

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KPI Survey: Round Up

In the second review of regional variation in various aspects of FM, the FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, considers PPM and the management of mobile workforces

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Could your website be letting you down?

With New Research showing that consumers walk away from bad websites, Richard Stevenson of 1&1 Internet lays out the problem.

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Fast facts: How do you take your coffee?

As part of this, we offer FASTFacts - a series of specialist summaries that give no-nonsense information on topics of importance with signposting to further sources for the expert reader. In this edition, Jane Rowe, commercial marketing director at Kafevend, explains why organisations of all shapes and sizes should consider a quality drinks experience for their staff.

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Diary of a graduate

This month, FMJ delves into the diary entry of another participant in the ISS graduate scheme. Tom Killey highlights the delegation of responsibility as a key factor in his learning experience.

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School of life – FM in the public sector industry report

The UK's further education institutions are not only revolutionising the way young people achieve vocational qualifications, they are also helping to provide the skilled workforce the country needs as it emerges from recession. To help them do that, they will need groundbreaking facilities such as the new campus of West Cheshire College, reports Freddie Steele.

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Room to manoeuvre

Phillip Herring, commercial director at VINCI Park UK, examines how working in partnership with the public sector has changed in recent years, and explains why outsourcing parking to a specialist operator can deliver a whole host of benefits.

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Focus: Complimentary values

Is there a disparity between public sector values and the commercial nature of the companies that deliver many FM services to the public sector? Graham Evill, director of facilities, at Cofely thinks not.

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