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The rewards of awards

The annual awards season is almost upon us again. If you’re one of the people who likes dressing up and attending these auspicious professional networking occasions, you might be feeling it’s a bit too soon to be thinking about ball g...


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Too hot to handle

This week the TUC has called on employers to ‘do the sensible thing and temporarily relax workplace dress codes’, due to the warm weather we are facing in the UK at the moment, and the fact it is showing no signs of going anywhere...


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GM: food for thought

Growing up in an agricultural family and having spent most of my teenage years working for one of the UK’s leading crop breeding companies, I have seen first-hand the problems that the agricultural sector is facing. In light of unpre...


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Time to Think

The name says it all – ThinkFM inspires us to think about FM – and there were many important questions asked and insightful answers given at this year’s conference that made sure that happened. This was our second year worki...


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Breaking barriers

On Sunday I, along with another 1,334 cyclists, took part in the Hero Ride in London to raise money for Help For Heroes. Whilst I cycle to work, it is not an activity that I am overly fond of – it is a necessity rather than a lifestyle choi...


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Resource efficiency – a golden opportunity for FMs

I was privileged to be invited to address delegates at the recent European FM Summit in Prague on the subject of waste management. The theme of the presentation, titled ‘Less is more’, was to invite the audience to consider how a reall...