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ISSA appoints UK-based business development manager

Worldwide cleaning industry association, ISSA, has appointed Dennis Goodwin as its new Education and Certification Business Development Manager. Reporting to Manuela D’Agata, International Education and Certification Director, Goodwin joins ISSA’s international education and certification team, which also includes Alexandra Adams, ...

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Martin Bell takes over as new chair of the IWFM

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) has named Martin Bell as its new Chair. He succeeds Stephen Roots who announced he was stepping down after two years in the role earlier this month. A Fellow of the Institute, ...

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IWFM announces transcontinental alliance with the FMA

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and the Facility Management Association of Australia  (FMA) are to join forces in the pursuit of workplace and facilities management excellence. The transcontinental alliance will connect FMA’s 2,000 strong membership to IWFM’s ...

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Jim Pridham becomes new ECA President

Respected businessman and electrical engineer, Jim Pridham of JR Pridham Services Limited, has been named as the new President of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). Pridham began his electrical training in the Royal Navy, where he held various roles as ...

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Do FM suppliers need a facilities management trade association to represent the sector?

  With the establishment of a UK IFMA chapter, FMs can now choose from three professional bodies; RICS, IFMA and IWFM to help them develop their skills and enhance their careers. However, with all the negativity around outsourcing which has ...

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Professionalising FM

There are a series of clear career pathways to professional development in facilities management available from RICS/IFMA, explains Paul Bagust, Global Property Standards Director, RICS The IFMA-RICS collaboration was established in 2016 to advance standards and professionalism in FM worldwide. ...

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IFMA publishes benchmark report for FM

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has released the latest product of its FM Research and Benchmarking Institute (RBI), the 2018 Operations and Maintenance: Qualitative Analysis Benchmarking Report. The report is a comprehensive analysis of the most recent operations and ...

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IFMA approves two new chapters in Europe

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced continued growth within Europe following the approval of two new chapters in France and Croatia, and enhanced the scope and service to existing component groups by renaming the Religious Facilities Council to the ...

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5 ways to maximise your building’s lifts   

If you are delegated with the responsibility for a building’s lifts or escalators, how can you maximise their lifespan and ensure their smooth running? ⇒  Maintenance – set up a good lift maintenance agreement for between three to five years ...

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OCS’ head of cleaning appointed to BICSc Council

Yvonne Taylor, Head of Cleaning for the OCS Group UK, Ireland and Middle East has been appointed to the Council of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc).   BICSc operates to raise standards of education and build awareness of ...

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