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17 October 2018
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BIFM columns

Comment on issues in the world of facilities management from the BIFM

  • Rise and shineAt the recent Th!nkFM conference in Nottingham, BIFM's Sig, Rising FMs, held a popular session called Why Qualify? One year after the launch of the BIFM qualifications, I went along hoping to find out more about what employers and individuals were thinking about this important subject, says Valerine Everitt, professional standards and education director of the BIFM. 17 May 2011
  • On reflectionI've been reflecting on opportunities for professional development at the recent Th!nkFM conference and at the forthcoming Facilities Show, says Stephen Bennett, strategy director at the BIFM. 03 May 2011
  • Planning aheadAs an industry we are used to having to fight fires, but good planning and testing of those plans can pay off hugely, says Ian Broadbent, chairman at the BIFM. 19 April 2011
  • Responding to a crisisSometimes, the events that happen around the world conspire to make you reflect on things that are going on more close to you, says Ian Fielder, CEO at the BIFM. 07 April 2011
  • A time for growthYou can be assured that we are in a position to demonstrate the 'green shoots of recovery', says Gareth Tancred, chief operating officer of the BIFM. 08 March 2011
  • Our natural home?Is FM's natural home within the construction sector or should we look elsewhere, asks the BIFM's corporate and public affairs director, Richard Byatt. 23 February 2011
  • New year, new challengesThe year 2011 is shaping up to be an exciting one as the BIFM delivers better value to members, says BIFM chairman, Ian Broadbent 07 February 2011
  • Crossing boundariesGaining vocational and work-related qualifications will be a vital tool in getting the next step on the career ladder, says the BIFM's Valerie Everitt. 24 January 2011
  • New year, fresh plans2011 is shaping up to be another challenging year with many exciting events planned, says chief executive of the BIFM, Ian Fielder. 10 January 2011
  • Review of 2010As 2010 draws to a close, chief executive of the BIFM, Ian Fielder, reviews the year. 07 December 2010
  • Making the most of membershipWhat will the next big innovation in the facilities management industry and what direction will we take next, wonders BIFM chairman Ian Broadbent. 23 November 2010
  • Fairer access to our professionIt is essential to raise the profile of FM and to be recognised at government level in important matters, says chief executive of BIFM, Ian Fielder. 23 November 2010
  • Professionalising FMThe industry is buzzing with ideas for how we can become more professionalised but can we cast the net wider, asks BIFM's deputy chair Ismena Clout. 25 October 2010
  • The value of trainingSkill training is fundamental to the success of employment, productivity and economic growth, says Valerie Everitt, professional standards and education director at the BIFM. 11 October 2010
  • Efforts behind the scenesOn a visit to Dubai, Gareth Tancred, chief operating officer at the BIFM, reflects on how the institute is undergoing a positive transformation. 27 September 2010
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