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12th, September 2018

More questions than answers – FM insights from Elliott Chase

Predicting change is a mug’s game, especially these days when some of the old ‘rules’ seem particularly unreliable. But it does feel like the times might be ripe for some kind of tipping point in UK facilities management. Consider these stories we’ve reported on over the past few months. Could this be a case of […]

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29th, August 2018

AR in FM. OMG!

For the modern-day Facilities Manager, keeping abreast of new and emerging technologies is becoming an integral part of the job. Obviously, some technological advancements may be more influential than others, and one that certainly appears to be picking up the pace is the exciting world of Augmented Reality (AR). Here is a great recent example […]

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20th, August 2018

Crossrail plays it’s part for the future of London.

Crossrail, a new railway project for London and the South East, is nearing completion and it’s only a few short months until the grand opening of the central station of the new Elizabeth line. The 118km long railway promises to improve journey times across London, ease congestion, offer better connections and provide more direct travel […]

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15th, August 2018

Wealth Disparity – Is London leaving the rest of the country behind?

The distribution of wealth is becoming an increasingly hot topic in global politics. The growing disparity between the rich and the poor is clearly apparent around the world, and the UK is no exception. According to data compiled by Eurostat, the data agency of the European Union, the gap between the richest and poorest of […]

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8th, August 2018

Turning up the heat – Water conservation strategies in FM

The recent bouts of summer sun may have seen an increase in beer garden visits and lobster-red suntans, but the heatwaves flaring up across the globe highlight the potential threat of water shortages in the near future. Although this may not be a top priority for Facilities Management professionals now, increasing demands on water supplies, […]

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26th, July 2018

What’s in a name?

Naming, and the closely related branding, forms part of the bedrock of marketing strategy. There’s a lot of science to both and a huge amount of reference material on good and bad experiences. But in the end, you make your decision, unveil your work and pray for the best. BIFM’s name-change programme, confirmed last week, […]

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26th, July 2018

Where have all the ties gone?

As Facilities Management recruitment specialists, we spend a lot of our time meeting with professionals across all industries and working environments. Although turning up to work suited and booted every day may not be appropriate for many FM professionals, we have noticed that in many organisations, smart-casual business attire is becoming the norm. This got […]

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19th, July 2018

Would Gareth Southgate make a good Facilities Manager?

It may not be coming home, but English football has certainly received quite a boost following the more than respectable performance of the England team (we’ll forget about the second half against Croatia). A lot of England’s success can be attributed to the management skills of a certain Mr Southgate. This got the team at […]

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5th, July 2018

A spotlight on… Jason Gurd, Director and Lead Consultant, Cognitive FM

As specialist Facilities Management recruiters, we spend a lot of our time talking to the best and brightest in the industry. In such a dynamic and rapidly evolving sector, keeping up-to-date with the challenges, developments and opportunities in FM is more important than ever. With this in mind, Maxwell Stephens are introducing a series of […]

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