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Retail automation and the new office

David Llewellyn, Chief Executive of the Vending & Automated Retail Association (the AVA), discusses the rise in automated vending across the workplace and how it supports the hybrid workplace With hybrid working now common practice within most businesses, facilities managers ...

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Leading from the front

Matt Chapman, CEO at SBFM explains why the soft services supplier is keen to share its blueprint for better communications with front-line workers Last year, a report commissioned by Legal and General into ‘hidden workers’, in particular cleaners and security ...

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Sweet success

For the latest in our series of case studies on FM in extraordinary settings, Sara Bean took a tour of the British Sugar plant in East Anglia to see how the EMCOR UK team is embedded into the production process ...

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Learning our lessons

“We’re here to learn today” said Psychologist and Workplace Consultant Nigel Oseland in his introduction to the Workplace Trends Spring Summit 2024. A selection of data rich presentations ensured we did What we want out of our office is what ...

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Upskilling the unemployed

Amey’s People Director Stephanie Johnson describes a raft of recruitment and training strategies that aim to bring back the long term unemployed to the workforce The UK workforce has been changing dramatically over the last few years as a result ...

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Where are the women?

Emma Thornton, Marketing Manager at FM Recruitment Experts – 300 North asks, is the underrepresentation of women in FM down to poor communication? Women make up around 21 per cent of the FM workforce according to an IFMA survey. An ...

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The evolving landscape of legislation and regulations impacting FM

The last few years have seen notable changes in legislation and regulations within the FM space such as the Fire Safety Act 2021, The Building Safety Act 2022 and the Fire Safety Regulations (England) 2022, to name a few. These ...

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Power resilience

Richard Henderson, Power Consultant, Critical Power Supplies with advice on building power resilience Having resilient power infrastructure in place is now a key component of an energy management strategy. Just this month, the UK government warned that while it would ...

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Navigating the future of FM

By Richard Sykes, SVP and President, ABM UK and Ireland An ancient philosopher said that “the only constant in life is change”; that is truer today than ever before. The facilities management industry is responding to everything from technological advancements ...

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Administration transformation

Roger Marks, Managing Director at Aeromark says it is time to ditch the manual processes and digitally transform your back-office processes It’s surprising how many organisations still carry out their commercial processes manually, using multiple spread sheets and out-dated disparate ...

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