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The impact of Brexit on FM

We’re due to leave to the EU at the end of March and how we do so is still very much undetermined. What are your greatest concerns about the impact of Brexit on your business and on the wider FM ...

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Career Ladder talks to facilities director, Lucy Hind

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I started as a building service engineer progressing into service management and into FM. The industry has opened up many doors for me as I have become embedded ...

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Procurement passage

Mark Whittaker, Facilities Management Solutions Consultant at Thomson FM Limited and Chair of the IWFM, North Region argues that FMs must ensure to create a clear procurement journey First, a true story. One of my close friends recently arrived at ...

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Protecting the past

The unique challenges of historic buildings make the new generation of building management systems ideally suited for retrofit projects, says Gavin Holvey of Priva UK Building management systems (BMS) are helping to maintain historic buildings with the same control-based technologies ...

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FM’s role in helping to reduce single-use plastic across the built environment

According to Sky Ocean Rescue, more plastic was made in the first decade of the 21st century than the whole of the 20th. Eight million tonnes of plastic are thrown away each year and washed out to sea, causing untold ...

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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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Career Ladder talks to the MD of RFM Group

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? At the age of 26 I was lured into the profession to suit my child care needs. I started life as an area supervisor and worked my way ...

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FM in 2019

It’s been an eventful year for the FM sector which began with the high – profile collapse of Carillion and ensuring debates over the viability of FM contracts and ended with the adoption of the BIFM’s ‘Manifesto for Change’ proposals ...

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Career Ladder talks to Bruntwood’s Commercial Manager

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? As Bruntwood’s investment ambitions for Birmingham have grown, my Director’s role has expanded quite substantially and my role has increased in scope to assist them. My role has ...

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The lure of big data and the importance of people

Blog from Helen Salmon, Group Sales Operations Director, Atalian Servest If you’ve read anything on technology trends for the FM sector recently, then you will no doubt have come across a plethora of content expounding on the need for the ...

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