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Career Ladder talks to Bruntwood’s Commercial Manager

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? As Bruntwood’s investment ambitions for Birmingham have grown, my Director’s role has expanded quite substantially and my role has increased in scope to assist them. My role has ...

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Another level

Rachel Hiscox, Managing Director at FM Training and Qualifications provider Quadrilect offers advice for FMs on skilling up for the challenges facing facilities management in 2019 Change has always been recognised as a key challenge for the FM community, but ...

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Five ways recruiters can increase workplace diversity

Recruiting leaders know that if their companies aren’t sourcing and hiring for diversity, they are missing valuable talent and experience argues James McGill, VP International Customer Success, EMEA & APAC for HireVue In the world of recruitment, diversity and inclusion ...

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Class structure

The right software can bring structure and consistency to asset registers, minimising the risk of bad data and inaccurate maintenance plans, argues Paul Durant, Strategic Project Manager at FSI There is an administration overhead to maintaining data in any system, ...

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Smooth running

James O’Hare Head of M&E Services at PHS Compliance explains how an effective maintenance policy supports client operations while ensuring compliance Planned maintenance regimes for buildings and their electrical and mechanical assets are used to guide duty holders and responsible ...

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PPM gets smart

Could data be the key to unlocking value? Stuart Davies, MD M&E, Bellrock, looks at the potential of technology to improve maintenance outcomes  The more optimistic among us were expecting the pressure on the economy to lift, but with uncertainty ...

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Entry standard

Installing LPS 1175-compliant security portals is the best way to prevent forced entry to commercial buildings, argues Martin Washby, Technical Services Manager at Meesons AI Damage caused by unauthorised entry into commercial buildings can be far-reaching, not just in terms ...

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Unwelcome visitors

Paul Bates, Managing Director of Cleankill Pest Control, offers practical advice on keeping your premises free from pests When it comes to pest control, FMs should never rest on their laurels. A mouse can get in through a gap the ...

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Slippery slope

When clearing snow and ice from the organisation’s premises, it’s everyone’s neck on the line should something go wrong, warns winter maintenance specialist Gritit No ifs, no buts. If you run a business or are responsible for employees, customers or ...

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Office jungle  

Biophilic design is all about reconnecting human beings with nature. So why not get creative with your office planting and enjoy a walk on the wild side? says Kirsty Jones of Plant Designs There’s a growing body of research suggesting ...

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