FM Procurment - CEO:FM

There are many larger organisations that benefit from a diverse set of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualified professionals who they can got to for advice on topics ranging from specifications and tendering to contracts and relationship management.   But not all organisations are as lucky and this means that some FMs miss out on some of the key advice and support that procurement professionals bring. In some

RWRP Ambassador Logo EMCOR

Leading facilities management provider EMCOR UK is proud to announce that it has become the first facilities management and sustainable business provider to be recognised as a Campaign Ambassador for the “Right Waste, Right Place Duty of Care” Campaign.   Managed by the Environmental Services Association and sponsored by the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, and Environmental Services Association Education Trust, the Right Waste,

CEO:FM Customer Feedback

What is feedback? The definition for feedback is: Information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc. which is used as a basis for improvement. Feedback is a real buzz word at the moment, not just in the HR world where we seek to track and measure performance, but within FM where we know all too well that it can be a measure of our success


We may have patience rather than patients and only save lives through our regular maintenance checks and proactive work ethic, but I often think of FM’s as being akin to Doctors.  When you look at the links in Engagement, Diagnosing and Referrals  our worlds are not too dissimilar….   “…We meet face to face and do ‘home visits’ to customers desks…” As FMs we have to interact with our customers from the moment they

Sodexo University of Nottingham

Sodexo has won the 10-year catering contract worth £5m at the University of Nottingham’s new David Ross Sports Village which opens next month. Sodexo will run The Clubhouse, a sports café, in the £40 million sports complex at Nottingham’s University Park campus.   Sodexo currently operates five outlets at the university’s Sutton Bonington campus, on the border of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, 10 miles south of the main university site. The

FM Business Plan

If you have watched The Apprentice or Dragons Den you will know that without a thorough, viable business plan, the aspiring entrepreneurs will fail. This is also true for small businesses all around the country as they require a business plan to gain vital funding, to operate effectively and to determine business risk. Management Today identifies a business plan as an incredibly important document. “Businesses with a good business plan

Margot Slattery Sodexo

The country president of Sodexo Ireland was named among the Top 100 influential LGBT business leaders for the third consecutive year today.   Margot Slattery is number 61 on the list compiled by Outstanding, a not-for-profit professional network for LGBT executives and their allies, and published in association with the Financial Times. Margot drives awareness of sexual orientation across Sodexo’s international business, both as part of the company’s global LGB

Woking Vic Square Goldsworth Wilmott Dixon

Willmott Residential’s plans to deliver 560 new apartments across three landmark buildings in Woking have been given the green light after borough councillors voted to approve planning on the scheme.   The company’s residential development brand Prime Place will develop the towers, designed by Rolfe Judd architects at 17, 25 and 34 storeys in height, on Goldsworth Road, close to the town centre and mainline train station with fast access

Exit Sign

This year marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London which paved the way for the Insurance companies and the London Fire Brigade that we see today.    But with many businesses affected by the 2005 Buncefield explosions either underinsured or inappropriately insured and with 40 businesses still unable to open three months after the London riots in 2011; business continuity plans are now becoming a hot topic


There are currently 258 graduates and 259 apprentices with leading public and regulated services provider Amey, following the latest intake who joined at the start of September.   Gaining key industry experience while receiving support from senior colleagues, there are now 258 graduates taking part in Amey’s Graduate Development Programme. This two-year programme provides a choice of career pathways for graduates from a wide range of degree disciplines, including engineering,