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  • Scottish hat trick for Sodexo

    Scottish hat trick for Sodexo

    The support services group has extended its partnerships with Dundas Castle in West Lothian, Blair Castle in Perthshire and Discovery Point in Dundee.

  • A new generation of light on the horizon

    A new generation of light on the horizon

    Are LEDs surpassing fluorescent lamps as the lighting medium of choice? David Clements argues that the greatest seismic shift in 60 years is now underway in the lighting sector.

  • Never mind the title; concentrate on the message

    Never mind the title; concentrate on the message

    You might be surprised to learn that BaxterStorey has produced a white paper that purposely looks beyond its own service focus to the wider industry of outsourced FM, with the goal of uncovering how this sector can continue to grow and develop.

  • Technically Speaking

    Technically Speaking

    One year after ISS's acquisition of GSH, Simon Iatrou sits down with Gary Kidd and Kath Fontana to discuss the growth of its technical services business and how this is informing the organisation's evolving approach to service.

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Features

  • A new generation of light on the horizon

    A new generation of light on the horizon

    Are LEDs surpassing fluorescent lamps as the lighting medium of choice? David Clements argues that the greatest seismic shift in 60 years is now underway in the lighting sector.

  • Making energy efficiency work

    Making energy efficiency work

    Energy consumption is increasingly being understood but efficiency is the poor relation, often with only simple measures being deployed. Sunil Shah makes the case for a change of focus.

  • People vs technology: do we need both?

    People vs technology: do we need both?

    Ever since the development of the first mechanical lock, the question has been asked as to whether it is better to rely on people or technology for one's security. Stephen Green says the answer is self-evident.

  • Technology change: what it can mean for FM

    Technology change: what it can mean for FM

    Ian Campbell explains how the move from legacy systems to newer digital technologies is benefiting the FM industry.



Interviews

  • Technically Speaking

    Technically Speaking

    One year after ISS's acquisition of GSH, Simon Iatrou sits down with Gary Kidd and Kath Fontana to discuss the growth of its technical services business and how this is informing the organisation's evolving approach to service.

  • From Commodity to Strategy

    From Commodity to Strategy

    The commoditisation of facilities management services can be reversed. But FM organisations like Mitie must first ask their customers far more thoughtful questions, says Martyn Freeman. He explains his philosophy to Simon Iatrou.

  • Trading Places

    Trading Places

    Does the BFG's demise demonstrate that FM will be just fine without a trade association? Simon Iatrou finds out from CEO Sarah Bentley where it all went wrong, and whether the sector's future may be shaped with no corporate membership representation.

  • Doing Things Differently

    Doing Things Differently

    Are existing facilities management service models meeting the challenges set by a changing FM market landscape? Simon Iatrou speaks to Mike Cant, who believes he has a solution that just might contribute to the mix.



Comments

  • Never mind the title; concentrate on the message

    Never mind the title; concentrate on the message

    You might be surprised to learn that BaxterStorey has produced a white paper that purposely looks beyond its own service focus to the wider industry of outsourced FM, with the goal of uncovering how this sector can continue to grow and develop.

  • Policies, common sense and defining what's really important

    Policies, common sense and defining what's really important

    I asked my colleagues in our employment relations team whether they would like to step up to defend the boss of the company that had very publicly been admonished for sending home an employee, without pay, who refused to wear high heels at work.

  • Uncertain times in FM

    Uncertain times in FM

    The 2016 FM Business Confidence Monitor provided us with a window into an industry less confident than it was 12 months ago.

  • Vacancy for a trade association

    Vacancy for a trade association

    I enjoyed Andrew Brown's critical appraisal of the facilities service industry's failed love affair with trade associations, but I want to offer a few words of warning to anyone thinking of jumping into the empty seat left by the demise of the BFG.



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