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All opportunities are equal… but some opportunities are more equal than others argues Bruce Cantrill, Head of Marketing and New Business at CMD who advises on way of creating an all-inclusive workplace The first rule for creating a successful company ...

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Facilities Show 2017

The world’s largest dedicated FM event takes place this month from 20 to 22 June at ExCeL London. We offer a glimpse of the treats in store and talk to a selection of exhibitors about their hopes and plans for ...

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Face the facts

In the struggle to win contracts and be the best, new and evolving benchmarking processes might be key to gaining the edge says Gary Barbour at Autonomous FM A benchmark, in layman’s terms, is a standard or point of reference ...

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The Blue Team

Retail destinations increasingly need to provide an outstanding customer experience to ensure people keep coming back. We find out how the FM team at the famous Bluewater shopping centre is contributing to its success The retail sector has been going ...

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The FM procurement process: striking a balance between costs and service levels

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The procurement process for FM contracts relies heavily on maintaining low margins, which often requires striking a fine balance between keeping costs as low as possible while ensuring that a high standard of service is offered. Is it really possible ...

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The War for talent in facilities management

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities The FM future looks bright. But there is, as they say, trouble ahead. Online, in print and at events, there’s been forecasts and articles arguing that the market is positive for FM. ...

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Career Ladder talks to Head of Facilities at the University of Plymouth

Q: What was your first ever job? Other than student holiday work (in Hamleys toy shop) it was as a management trainee with Surrey County Council. Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? Working for the social services property ...

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Achieving new heights

Facilities managers have a long list of statutory obligations to ensure height safety in the workplace and are often deemed the responsible duty holder for work undertaken on site says John Hynes, Head of the Safe Access division at Fixfast ...

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In the mood

Manufacturers are competing to develop human centric lighting products that promote productivity and comfort in the workplace The European Union’s lighting for people research and technological programme has made it plain that lighting not only affects the ability of people ...

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Open and shut case

Managers of hospitals, care homes and other healthcare buildings need to ensure that the design and installation of doors does not put vulnerable people at risk, says Simon Osborne Commercial Leader of Allegion in the UK and Ireland It would ...

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