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Is FM a risky business?

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities  The theme for this year’s RICS FM strategic Conference in June poses the question as to whether facilities management is an inherently risky business. I’m looking forward to chairing the event and ...

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FM Clinic: What lessons can FM clients take following the demise of Carillion?

Following the demise of Carillion, what lessons should FM clients take from the fallout to ensure that their key suppliers’ finances are sound? If they do encounter a major problem how can they ensure the project or service is still ...

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Career Ladder talks to Churchill’s Operations Director, South West

Q: What was your first ever job? My first ever job was working for a local convenience store in Sandbanks on a weekend basis. I served the local residents (and some celebrities), beginning my journey earning a wage and respect, and ...

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Key trends for FM and property in 2018

2017 brought some interesting developments for commercial office occupants; over half of employers now offer some form of flexible working; smart building technology made further inroads and wellbeing looks set to become as important to FM and property management as ...

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Let’s talk about our wellbeing

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Will 2018 finally be the year that Wellbeing and the Health element of Health & Safety breakthrough into the mainstream debate within FM and the built environment. One could argue that there ...

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Is the future bright?

William Betts, Senior Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, shares his predictions for the FM sector in 2018 FM continues to be an evolving industry that is at the forefront of business transformation. The 2017 RICS & IFMA Raising ...

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Janus-faced management; looking to to the past and future

Blog from Rob Legge, Group Chief Executive Officer, Servest  2017 has been quite a year. Not just for Servest but for the industry as a whole. The dynamics of facilities management have subtly adjusted. There’s now much more pressure on ...

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Career Ladder talks to ABM UK’s Group MD

Q: What was your first ever job? I was a shop attendant, specifically as a cashier and retail replenishment member of staff (shelf stacker) in Superdrug when I was 14-years-old. Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? In 1986 ...

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Time to grow

Brand expert James Hammond, known as the Brand Doctor, and the author of Sunday Times bestseller Branding Your Business, explains why creating emotional connections with customers is the path to a happy New Year As the facilities management sector heads towards ...

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Whitbread plc choose the Ostara CAFM system 

Whitbread has chosen the Ostara CAFM software to manage the maintenance of their Premier Inn and Restaurant Estate. Whitbread were looking for a system that could provide efficient processes to manage both the quality and cost of the FM and ...

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