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21 June 2018
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Opinions on facilities management from all corners of the sector. Want to get something off your chest? We're happy to consider any relevant comment that is topical, inspirational, angry or amusing.



  • 06 June 2018
  • Why FMs need managed office solutions
    Phil Sugden, marketing director at Portal Group UK, gives his reasons why FMs need managed office solutions. 06 June 2018
  • Should robots pay taxes?
    Nigel Smith, managing director at TM Robotics, wonders whether robots should pay taxes. 04 June 2018
  • VR and the workplace
    Martin Read shares his thoughts on the evolution of virtual reaiity and technology in the workplace, and reflects on the recent ThinkFM conference. 04 June 2018
  • Here is the non-recyclable news
    Anna Cawley, director of customer service at Cawleys, discusses how we should be more focussed on recycling rates especially with the mainstream media's incorrect reportage. 04 June 2018
  • Lighting the path to productivity and well-being
    Darren Riva, services director at Zumtobel Group Northern European, explains how lighting can impact productivity in the office. 04 June 2018
  • The BIFM name change debate
    Martin Read discusses how 'W' can be integrated into 'FM' without the institute's name being diminished. 08 May 2018
  • Biophilia is not just for New Age tree-huggers
    Dr Vanessa Champion, CEO of Argenta-Wellness, discusses humans and their love of nature. 08 May 2018
  • Not just sharkskins and honeycombs
    Maggie Procopi, event manager at the Workplace Trends Conferences, discusses biomimicry and biophilia, which have been engaging topics of discussion at recent conferences. 08 May 2018
  • Vested interest
    Julie Jackson, managing director at OCS Group, explains how Carillion's fall has highlighted the importance of communication for customers and providers. 08 May 2018
  • Speak your truth
    Bianca Angelico, executive marketing manager at Sodexo Healthcare UK & I, reveals why she believes vulnerability is a strength not a weakness. 08 May 2018

BIFM Columns

  • 09 June 2016
  • Important changes to the delivery of Apprenticeships in England
    Apprenticeships are government-funded, work-based training programmes for people aged 16 and over. The BIFM's Fraser Talbot details the institute's work with employer groups in developing new standards for apprenticeships in FM.
  • Reaching across borders
    Meeting with FM professionals and members, in both the UK and further afield is always the best part of my job, writes Lee Grant.
  • Evolution
    FM World has been a cornerstone of the Institute's offering for many years, having recently celebrated its 12th birthday and this is its 279th issue. It provides a range of news, analysis, case studies and insights to support the facilities management profession and the Institute's membership, writes James Sutton.
  • A gold standard for FM excellence
    The BIFM Facilities Management Awards are always a highlight of the facilities management calendar and over the past few years we have been on a development journey to further enhance the Awards programme for the profession and to reflect the institute's new mission and strategic intent.