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Flooding – will your business sink or swim?

The UK is just coming out of the other side of some of the most widespread snowfall ever seen. In many parts of the country, this melting snow may lead to flooding, leaving businesses leaping out of the frying pan ...

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Shift in corporate occupier behaviour sees the rise of the flexible office market

The rise of the flexible office is the result of dramatic changes in the way corporate occupiers approach their real estate decisions, and will open up opportunities for landlords able to adapt and respond to these shifts, claims a new ...

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Colt International continues to invest in the future

Friday 22nd September saw local MP, Alan Mak cutting the ribbon to this impressive new factory in Havant, to celebrate the migration of all of the machinery and personnel from the old Havant premises. Colt is a specialist contractor, manufacturer ...

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Food service sector reports a ‘healthy’ growth

Over four million customers are served daily by food service management (FSM) businesses, and with one in four meals in the UK now being consumed out of the home, upward trends point to a continued growth in out-of-home dining over ...

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FM Salaries Rise: The War for Talent

BUILD RECRUITMENT FM SALARY SURVEY 2014     SURVEY IN NUMBERS     9 REGIONS COVERED     6 DISCIPLINES     7 SALARY BANDINGS   We would like to thank the organisations and individuals who participated in the Build Recruitment Facilities Management Survey ...

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There’s no customer loyalty in low wages

A new survey has revealed that unless businesses pay staff a fair wage, consumers will change their buying habits and take their shopping elsewhere. The survey of more than 1,000 individuals from across the UK and conducted by Censuswide for ...

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Going beyond FM

Last month’s ThinkFM conference may well end up being considered the first day of a brand new era in the history of the BIFM. In her opening remarks new chairman Julie Kortens promised that this year’s conference would be different ...

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BRE plans climate change knowledge centre

In the wake of the UK’s unprecedented floods and the devastating effects of extreme global weather patterns on property, people and the economy, BRE has announced plans for the creation of a Centre for Resilience for the built environment at its Britain ...

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Financial impact of recent floods could last two-three years

As the Environment Agency today warns that the flood risk will continue into the weekend*, Justin Balcombe, UK head of general insurance consulting at KPMG warns of the long-term cost of flooding to businesses, homeowners and the economy and discusses ...

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New study reveals the business case for better hygiene in the workplace

A lack of hygiene maintenance in the workplace is having a detrimental effect on employees’ productivity and negatively affecting the UK economy in the process, a new study reveals. The research also calculates that better hygiene in businesses would boost the economy by £13.7 billion, the ...

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