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07 March 2015
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  • FSA nut substitution probe should shock us all
    News that the Food Standards Agency is investigating the use of undeclared almonds and peanuts as a substitute for cumin should put an organisation's total knowledge of its supply chain from end to end firmly in the spotlight. Diana Spellman, managing director of Partners in Purchasing Ltd, comments. 06 March 2015
  • The power of words
    Language has fascinated me for as long as I can remember; to listen to someone speak well or to read something well written is a joy. Language evolves, though, and even in my lifetime there has been a lot of change, blogs John Bowen. 02 March 2015
  • My four years with the Risings and the women who made it inspirational
    I can still remember the call from Sam Bowman in March 2011 enquiring if I would be interested in coming along to a couple of the Risings committee sessions, blogs Andrew Hulbert. 02 March 2015
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  • A city of ruinThis month four years ago, New Zealand's third-largest city, Christchurch, suffered an earthquake that claimed the lives of 185 people from 17 different countries and forced the mammoth rebuilding of a broken city. Herpreet Kaur Grewal visited to see the results and find out how the city's FMs coped.
  • Natural selectionWhen the office environment fails to offer sufficient natural light, or indeed any views of the outside world, what can be done? Paul Reynolds of CCD Design reports
  • Mastering apprenticeshipsNow firmly established as an annual event, National Apprenticeship Week is running from 9th to 13th March. Increasingly, the FM sector's apprenticeship structure is proving attractive and those who take them are full of praise.
  • See the lightThe stipulations of the Energy Act 2011 will come into effect in 2018, but it's important that the implications for FMs and commercial property landlords are understood now. Here, Alan D White of Property Solutions outlines a plan of action.