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Adding value through transforming culture in FM

Preston Gan, head of quality and performance at NHS Grampian, shares his experiences of transforming and adding value to existing GP practices and culture in FM How do you “value add” when “doing more with less” is business-as-usual in today’s ...

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Minding the gap

Sara Bean spends the day visiting estates and facilities manager Carl Jones at his base on the Medway gap and it’s unlike any other FM workplace visit “This is my office” says Medway estates & facilities manager Carl Jones as ...

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Challenging convention in FM

i-FM’s annual Workplace Futures conference returns on the 7th February to The Crystal in London’s Royal Victoria Docks A cursory look into the world of facilities management would suggest that the discipline operates exclusively in corporate offices. Fashionable tech giants like Google ...

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Career ladder talks to specialist services director at PWP Building Services

Q: What was your first ever job? A machine hand in a timber mill. It paid £28 per week! Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? It was in 2009 when I joined PWP Building Services. Prior to ...

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Objective expertise – the value of a non-executive director joining the team

James Metzger of Metzger Search and Selection discusses reasons for, and challenges of finding the right non-executive director to join your organisation, whether large or small We are all familiar with the expression – ‘you can’t see the wood for ...

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I bet you never saw that coming!

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD In the early part of 2016 a very catchy song by Jamie Lawson seemed to have taken over the airwaves with the catch-line “I wasn’t expecting that.” Ironically, Lawson actually ...

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FM Clinic: Future of outsourcing public services

Is the rush to outsource public services in central and local government going to slow down as a result of the public becoming disillusioned by management consultants and major service providers securing large profits amidst claims of very poor levels ...

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Breathe easy

Good air quality in the workplace is essential for the health and wellbeing of staff as well as the efficient running of the business. Steven Booth, associate director at Guardian Water Treatment, explains how it can be achieved Last year ...

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Infinity and beyond…

The Federation of Corporate Real Estate recently held its Autumn seminar entitled: Infinity and Beyond… well five years hence anyway, which focused on the future of the workplace The Federation of Corporate Real Estate an independent body established in 2005, ...

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Let IT in

Many industries are reinventing themselves, propelled by the transformative effect of new technology. A new survey explores the sector’s strained relationship with technology and the attitudes that may be impeding progress The technological revolution that has transformed business operations throughout ...

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