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Think again

Health and safety is crucially important for any business. Gary Carvell, HSEQ Director at VINCI, explains why the business ditched a tried and tested approach just when it was achieving its best results in years  They say that curiosity killed ...

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Fit for work

Julian Sheldrake, Director of Q Office Furniture, advises on how to put employees’ health and wellbeing at the forefront of office design One of the hottest trends in office furniture, particularly in offices with a hot-desking policy, is for sit-stand ...

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Working strategy

Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK, explains to Sara Bean why a slow and steady strategy of organic growth has reaped healthy results for the facilities services company The FM services market has seen a number of key players have ...

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Signed, sealed, delivered

The design brief for courier company Hermes’ new tech hub in Leeds was to create something ‘cool and a little bit different’. Sara Bean visited to see how far the project has succeeded There is every chance that your first ...

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Career Ladder talks to Pareto’s Francesca Laugier-Davies

Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? I applied for an FM apprenticeship with a charity I was volunteering for at the time. Q: What made you choose FM as a career? I wasn’t exactly clear on ...

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The future is smart for facilities management

Organisational transformation is big business these days as retail, commercial and other sectors recognise that changing and evolving is key to their sustainability. It’s easy to focus on sectors like retail where there is a more obvious shift to new ...

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No train no gain

The facilities management sector represents a diverse range of talents, from those on the career management path to front line operatives, many of whom don’t have English as a first language. Kelly Howell, HR Director for Atalian Servest describes how ...

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Rise and shine

Caroline Whaley, co-founder of career coaching organisation Shine for Women, discusses how we can make the workplace more human, welcoming and successful for men and women alike When we feel in control, we can grow, develop and become better people. ...

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Uberisation of FM

Could using the latest smart technology to offer an Uber-style response service revolutionise the way the FM industry manages reactive services? Do you agree that service capabilities and costs would be transformed if FM services suppliers completely digitalised their processes ...

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Nuisance value

Pests such as rats and pigeons pose a threat to health, safety and public image. Dee Ward-Thompson, Technical Manager of the British Pest Control Association, advises on the best way to manage problem infestations When it comes to effective pest ...

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