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Shepherd’s new graduate programme is good for business

Shepherd FM has launched a graduate programme reinforcing its commitment to investing in the next generation of Facilities Management professionals. Shaz Yusufi, a business graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, became the first graduate to join the scheme in January, ...

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BIFM Ireland Region launches new Southern Branch

The British Institute of Facilities Management’s (BIFM) Ireland Region has  established a new southern branch in the region, marking the FM institute’s first branch outside of the UK. Gareth Tancred, BIFM’s CEO, made the announcement at a recent event held ...

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Fife Council logs into four year deal to optimise its business and ICT processes

Fife Council has signed a four-year deal to deliver significant cost savings and efficiency improvements.  It aims to optimise its business processes, implement major change programmes and transform the information and communications technology (ICT) which supports local services. Fife Council ...

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Survey puts a finger on the pulse of procurement trends

An industry survey to take the ‘procurement pulse’ of UK businesses has revealed, unsurprisingly, that the number one driver for a company’s procurement function in 2013 is cutting costs (76%). Although cost reduction continues to be the number one priority ...

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RICS endorses FMA Certificate

The Facilities Management Association (FMA) Certificate has been officially recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). All students who successfully complete the FMA Certificate can now gain direct entry to the RICS Associate grade of membership. Run by ...

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Keele University switches on to solar in carbon reduction strategy

Work has just go underway at Keele University’s campus in Staffordshire, to install solar PV systems in a bid to manage its future energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions. In a deal worth more than £300,000, npower Energy Services will supply ...

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Viessmann to highlight energy efficiency at Build it Live

Viessmann, manufacturer of heating systems, will demonstrate the superior energy efficiency of its products at Build it Live (February 23-24, 2013; Glow, Bluewater; Kent – stand E6). A series of graphics will appear on Viessmann’s stand, illustrating its domestic boiler ...

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Doing the right thing emerges as the key workplace trend

86 percent of Millennials* entering the workforce say they would consider leaving an employer whose values fell short of their expectations. This key, emerging trend indicating that today’s youngest workforce is motivated by positive, people and community-centric workplace practices and ...

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UCL’s first Singapore-based students graduate from environmental MSc

The first ever cohort of UCL students to take the MSc programme in Facility and Environment Management in Singapore graduated at a ceremony hosted jointly by UCL and Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on the 25th of January. The ...

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Aramark serves up new ops director for the North West

Phil Smith has joined food services firm, Aramark as its new director of operations for the North West.  The move is designed to further strengthening Aramark’s operations in the region, where Smith will be responsible for a number of business ...

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