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The importance of aligning teams, culture and expectations in the face of change 

Blog from C-J Green, CEO – UK and Ireland at Atalian Servest  We’re in an era of flexible business that requires us, as service providers, to evolve if we’re going satisfy our client needs. With the typical lifespan of FM ...

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Career Ladder talks to EMCOR UK’s group executive director

Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? Actually, how do you define FM? I’ve been running services businesses since I was 24. Initially that was oil engineering services and then I moved across to what people would traditionally ...

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Inconvenient conversations

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Having just returned from Workplace Europe 2018 in Barcelona, one of my favourite keynote presentations looked at the theme of Inconvenient Conversations and tried to address some of the taboos for all ...

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FMJ roundtable discusses achieving transparency, sustainability and value in FM

“We’ve got to trust our supply chain is delivering what we asked them to and that will only come about if we’ve got a good contractual relationship,” was the consensus of a group of FMs who came together for a ...

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Facilitating change

Organisations are subject to continual change, yet their facilities often remain static, impeding progress that is critical to business success. We ask Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow and Director of Effective Facilities Ltd, how facilities managers can manage change to ...

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FM Clinic: Debate on BIFM’s proposed rebrand and application for chartered body status

The BIFM has proposed to change its name to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and begin the process of attaining chartered body status. What could the removal of the word British and the reference to Workplace in ...

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Global FM Awards class of 2018

As part of World FM Day which took place yesterday (16 May), Global FM, the worldwide alliance of facilities management (FM) membership organisations, announced its Awards of Excellence in FM 2018 winners. This year’s Awards were hosted by the South ...

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Amey takes over former Carillion schools contract in Barnsley

Public service provider, Amey, has today taken over the facilities management of 11 secondary schools in Barnsley which were previously run by Carillion. The new contract will now see Amey delivering FM services including caretaking, cleaning, grounds and building maintenance. ...

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ThinkFM: McGregor-Smith calls for an effective industry voice

One of the most interesting proposals at this week’s ThinkFM event, the annual BIFM conference, was that of one of the sector’s biggest names, Ruby Mcgregor-Smith, now a Senior Advisor at MACE. In a discussion on how outsourcing and FM ...

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Sodexo enrols in FM and catering deal at 7 Swindon schools

Sodexo has secured a five-year contract, worth £10 million, to provide hard and soft FM services and catering to seven schools in Swindon. The PFI contract with ESSL (Education Services Swindon Ltd) includes two secondary schools (Abbey Park School and Nova Hreod), ...

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