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Press release: Registration now open for Facilities Show 2023

18/01/23 | Facilities Show

Registration is now open for Europe's richest and most extensive range of facilities management solutions and expertise.Facilities Show is back at the ExCeL in London on 16-18 May 2023. Free tickets are available... Find out more >

How top FM suppliers are reaching their customers in 2023  

26/09/22 | Facilities Show

 The role of FM has grown considerably, and FMs now have a hand in nearly every aspect of a business. Only by coming together in person can we drive towards a smarter, faster, more agile, more sustainable and human future workplace, and Facilities Show remains the annual opportunity to do exactly that. Find out more >

New conference series supports professionals in delivering a safer built environment 

09/08/2022 | Health & Safety 

CIBSE and the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) are launching a new series of conferences, providing clarity and a practical understanding of the Building Safety Act and the Golden Thread requirements. This series will address key questions around who and what the Act effects, how it will be regulated and how to make sure you are working
in compliance with it. Building owners, facilities and estate managers take note. Find out more >

Roundtable – sustainable wellbeing at work

08/08/2022 | Health & Wellbeing

With the summer heatwaves resulting in the hottest temperatures ever recorded in this country, the introduction of green initiatives that help organisations meet sustainability targets are more important than ever. Allied to this, there  is an increasing drive for organisations to meet Environmental, Social, and Governance factors (ESG). But with those who work mainly from home adopting  less healthy habits, FMJ, in conjunction with Zip Water brought together a panel of experts to share their expertise. Find out more >

Take part in the next stage of SFMI scope 3 research

05/07/2022 | Energy Management/Green FM

After the success of the report “Setting the foundations for net zero”, published in conjunction with BAM FM, the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) are starting to look  at their next research topic. The current proposed subject areas are Climate Resilience, Biodiversity Net- Gain, Circular Economy, Social Value and Diversity & Inclusion. Would you like to be involved? Find out more >

The crucial role of digital tech in FM

14/06/2022 | Workplace Technology & Software

Back in 2019, the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, stated . that “every business is now a software company.” He didn’t mean that suddenly a facilities management organisation must employ teams of code hungry developers,
but rather that companies must provide technology solutions to all stakeholders across the businesses. So what should a successful facilities management operation be doing today? Read more > 

Skilling up: Exclusive interview with Mark Whittaker chair of the IWFM

03/05/2022 | Sara Bean, FMJ

There has never been a greater need nor more opportune moment to fix the skills crisis in workplace and facilities management. But what will it take to do it? In this exclusive interview the IWFM Chair Mark Whittaker CIWFM, who is joining a discussion panel at the Facilities Show on this topic, shares his views on the skills and recruitment crisis facing the FM sector. Read more > 


Smart workplace lockers – Going contactless and mobile

26/04/2022 | Workplace Technology & Software

In an increasingly mobile world, people expect smart phones to provide them with greater convenience in their private and professional lives.The mobile revolution has also become a vital part of access control at
 workplaces – accessing smart buildings, smart offices and smart lockers. Read more > 


UNLOCKING THE VALUE OF WASTE CAN HELP SAVE MONEY AND THE PLANET 

20/04/2022 | Sara Bean, FMJ

Waste management is a crucial yet often under-utilised way to boost a business’s green credentials. Now, with the Government’s announcement it plans to halve the amount of residual waste sent to landfill or incineration by 2042 – the nation’s waste habits have come clearly into focus and FMs need to act. Read more > 


LEGIONELLA IN COMMERCIAL OFFICES

20/04/2022 | Sara Bean, FMJ

Like many buildings in the UK, commercial office buildings have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically, how often, and how they are used. This blog explores the risks that water poses in these types of buildings and in particular the risk of Legionella bacteria. Read more > 


GROUNDBREAKING INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABILITY, EFFICIENCY AND LEGISLATION

07/04/2022 | Facilities Show

From energy monitoring to smart air filtration, exhibitors promise to flood the floor with innovation at Facilities Show. Read more > 


VISIBLY CLEAN: THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF THE CLEANING SECTOR

29/03/2022 | Sara Bean, FMJ

The cleaning and hygiene sector saw a massive change in  public attitudes during the pandemic - putting it at the top of the agenda and bringing widespread recognition for the vital work of the sector’s previously invisible workforce. That work continues. Read more > 


PROVIDING EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A RETURN TO THE WORKPLACE

29/03/2022 | Exhibitor News

Slingsby are market leaders in the distance selling of commercial and industrial equipment. With over 125 years of experience and over 45,000 workplace products, their advisors will be on hand at Facilities Show to provide expert knowledge and personalised advice. Read more > 


FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES REPORT 2022

23/03/2022 | Facilities Show & FMJ

We teamed up with our partner, FMJ, to survey our community of facilities management decision-makers on how their organisations are responding to the huge amount of change the sector has faced in recent years. 
Read more > 


BIGCHANGE PROTECTS CLEANING WORKFORCE AT CLEARGROUND

23/03/2022 | Sara Bean, FMJ

“Safety and compliance are key to the welfare of our staff and customers and also to the success of our company,” says Claire Piercy, General Manager, Clearground. Find out how they’re using BigChange’s job management software technology to improve health and safety across its nationwide operation. Read more >


FACILITIES SHOW 2022 PREVIEW

23/03/2022 | Facilities Show

The world's largest dedicated facilities management event welcomes thousands of global FM professionals to experience the latest technological solutions and hear from industry trailblazers—all under one roof, over three days. Find out what to expect >


INTERVIEW: THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO ESG & SUSTAINABILITY

23/03/2022

Helen Jones, COO at Alcumus, talks about the importance of taking an integrated approach to ESG and sustainability in this interview. Read more > 


HOW THE USE OF ROBOTICS IN FM CAN HELP COUNTER STAFF SHORTAGES

25/02/2022 | Workplace Technology & Software

With a recruitment and retention crisis in the facilities management sector, particularly within food service/hospitality and cleaning, Sara Bean, editor of FMJ, reveals how the cleaning and hospitality sectors are rolling out a number of robotic solutions to cope.


HOW SECURITY TECHNOLOGY CAN SUPPORT THE POST PANDEMIC WORKPLACE

25/02/2022 | Security

FMJ asked a group of security experts which technologies they’d predict would have the greatest benefits for the security of premises and how digital solutions can support more traditional manned guarding.


SUSTAINABILITY WILL REMAIN A PRIORITY FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT IN 2022

06/01/2022 | Energy Management/Green FM

Sara Bean, Editor of FMJ, shares her views on what the coming year will hold for facilities management, particularly around devising sustainability strategies in their widest form, including economic, environmental, and social factors. 


OUTCO – THE UK’S LEADING OUTDOOR ESTATE COMPLIANCE EXPERTS

08/06/2021 | FM Services

Born out of a proven heritage in winter gritting, grounds maintenance and surfacing, the recently-created OUTCO Group has been created to protect, maintain and improve outdoor estate infrastructure.


WHAT FACILITIES MANAGERS WANT FROM THEIR CLEANING PROVIDERS

21/08/2021 | Health & Safety

Many facilities managers are on the lookout for an efficient cleaning service. But what are the main factors they’re looking for in a company? Read this article from Perfect Clean to find out more. 


GETTING DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY

17/03/2020 | Training & Recruitment

The facilities market needs to bring more women into the sector. Vicky Lopez from De-ice offers her career advice to encourage women into the unique challenges of winter risk management. 


WELLBEING, COWORKING AND DIGITISATION KEY FM INFLUENCERS

13/12/2019 | Health & Wellbeing

As predicted pre-pandemic, some of the main influences on the FM sector over 2019, including wellbeing, coworking, coping with the challenges caused by Brexit and digitisation, continued into 2020. 


FMs AND FOOD WASTE

04/02/2020 | Catering

When it comes to sustainability FMs are well aware of their key role in tackling the prevalence of single use plastic in non-commercial buildings. But what about food waste?  Across the hospitality and food service sector (Source: WRAP) nearly £3 billion worth of food is wasted every year, of which 75 per cent could have been eaten. 


CASE STUDY - BIGCHANGE PROTECTS CLEANING WORKFORCE AT CLEARGROUND

10/03/2022 | Exhibitor News  

The facilities management sector employs around one in 10 of the UK working population, providing services that range from security to building and engineering maintenance through to asset management solutions.