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Fast facts: How do you take your coffee?

As part of this, we offer FASTFacts - a series of specialist summaries that give no-nonsense information on topics of importance with signposting to further sources for the expert reader. In this edition, Jane Rowe, commercial marketing director at Kafevend, explains why organisations of all shapes and sizes should consider a quality drinks experience for their staff.

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Diary of a graduate

This month, FMJ delves into the diary entry of another participant in the ISS graduate scheme. Tom Killey highlights the delegation of responsibility as a key factor in his learning experience.

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School of life – FM in the public sector industry report

The UK's further education institutions are not only revolutionising the way young people achieve vocational qualifications, they are also helping to provide the skilled workforce the country needs as it emerges from recession. To help them do that, they will need groundbreaking facilities such as the new campus of West Cheshire College, reports Freddie Steele.

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Room to manoeuvre

Phillip Herring, commercial director at VINCI Park UK, examines how working in partnership with the public sector has changed in recent years, and explains why outsourcing parking to a specialist operator can deliver a whole host of benefits.

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Focus: Complimentary values

Is there a disparity between public sector values and the commercial nature of the companies that deliver many FM services to the public sector? Graham Evill, director of facilities, at Cofely thinks not.

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KPI Survey: Round up

In this month's FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, we take a look at the methods used to manage property data such as lease information, rent reviews, etc.

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KPMG Column

In a new series of thought leadership articles, KPMG experts examine different components within the FM arena. This month, Rebecca Newnes, tax senior manager at KPMG UK, analyses what the chancellor's latest budget means for SMEs.

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Rebuilding trust

If PFI schemes are to provide the taxpayer genuine value for money, the government must urgently rethink its approach. Calling on his extensive experience within PFI projects, Derwent FM's Martin Corbett lends us some insight.

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A silver bullet to bacteria

With new research showing an increase in the number of staff going to work ill, companies must find new ways to protect their employees from the threat of germs and viruses. Dr Richard Hastings, microbiologist for BioCote, looks at the science behind antimicrobial technology and how it can be implemented in the workplace.

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The FMJ Profile – Professionally Certified

Having recently graduated from an ILM level 3 Diploma in Facilities Management, Anastazja Malejki-Morris represents a new age of facilities managers. Simon Iatrou sat down to speak with her about the new qualifications and what it means for her fellow professionals.

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