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Fourfront claims SMEs provide the key to encouraging more women onto boards

Following the news that Britain’s top companies have doubled the number of female directors, Aki Stamatis, chairman of commercial interiors specialist Fourfront Group, is urging small and medium-sized businesses to follow Fourfront’s example and encourage more women onto their boards. ...

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Businesses issued profit warning over built environment shortcomings

In a dire profit warning to big business, a new report warns the UK will become less competitive if business leaders fail to ‘ramp-up’ their understanding of built environment and facilities management issues. According to the market survey commissioned by University ...

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Manufacturers assemble productive energy decisions in the boardroom

Against a backdrop of rising energy costs, Britain’s manufacturers are increasing their investment in strategic energy management and efficiency, in order to improve their competitive position, a new survey reveals. Furthermore, the rise of energy on the boardroom agenda is highlighted ...

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FMs must lay their cards on the table to prove profession’s corporate value

Facilities managers share a global need to prove the value of Facilities Management (FM) to board level directors, a new global RICS report reveals. Launched today (29 January) in Washington DC, the ‘Raising the Bar: City Roundtables Research Report (Phase ...

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UK plc is sitting on £28.5bn untapped property resource

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has today called for businesses to take off the boardroom blinkers and unleash potential of their property to benefit their organisation’s overall performance. The office sector membership organisation has today published research carried out ...

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Is a corporate culture that embraces failure best for innovation?

What type of corporate culture is best for innovation? How ought firms and managers encourage their workers to be more creative? And if those workers fail in the pursuit of creativity, is that necessarily a bad thing? These are the ...

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