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Local enterprise

Sara Bean visits the Wellington Place development in Leeds, where the mix of corporate occupiers and small local businesses is creating a unique community vibe Last year, a report by real estate advisory business GVA Grimley argued that Leeds City Region ...

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Key trends for FM and property in 2018

2017 brought some interesting developments for commercial office occupants; over half of employers now offer some form of flexible working; smart building technology made further inroads and wellbeing looks set to become as important to FM and property management as ...

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Career Ladder talks to the MD & founder of UhUb & UhUb Global

Q: Education I left school with nine O’levels, and a bunch of CSE’s wanting to be an Architect. Alas I was not encouraged to attend college or Uni, and instead found myself homeless as a teenager. Which was an education in ...

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Let’s talk about our wellbeing

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Will 2018 finally be the year that Wellbeing and the Health element of Health & Safety breakthrough into the mainstream debate within FM and the built environment. One could argue that there ...

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All sound in the cloud

These days, it can almost feel as though the cloud is being foisted upon us. New computers come with cloud services preinstalled, waving trials and additional features before we have even had time to set up a browser. But how ...

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Powering ahead

Facilities managers can now choose from an array of advanced low-carbon technologies and energy storage solutions, says Robert Styles, business development manager at Norvento UK   The built environment is widely recognised as a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, with ...

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The right stuff

Construction and property companies need to take more responsibility for their recruitment processes to address the industries challenges, argues Simon Girling, Founder and Director of Girling Jones Recruitment As the property industry skills shortage deepens, now is the time that ...

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Fit for purpose

Richard Jenkins, CEO of the National Security Inspectorate, explains why FMs need to follow best practice when installing today’s sophisticated security systems The rate of adoption of technology in the security sector has been rapid, delivering cost savings, improved reliability ...

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Looking for trouble

New technology is transforming the way premises are kept secure – but it also raises issues of compliance with the law and codes of practice The evolution of technology in the security sector has been rapid, delivering a level of ...

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Don’t let the levy break

The FM sector has a lot to gain from the Apprenticeship Levy, but a troubled first year hasn’t given the industry confidence it will achieve its ambitious aspirations. It’s not too late though, and a series of simple changes would ...

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