5 minutes with… Chris Moriarty

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In November 2018, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) officially rebranded into the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). The professional body had revealed its intention to change name nine months earlier and just two weeks after Chris Moriarty, its newly appointed director of insight, had returned from a two-year stint as UK managing director of workplace experience …

World FM Day – 13th July 2016

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On World FM Day (13th July 2016), facilities professionals from around the globe will come together to celebrate the industry. This year’s theme is: ‘Empowering people for a productive world’ and will look at how FM is an enabler for collaboration to deliver high quality business performance. Magenta, working with the BIFM, has produced a Twibbon to promote World FM …

Facilities Show: volunteering seminar

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(Written by Cathy Hayward) As a keen volunteer I was thrilled to be asked to talk about the benefits of volunteering at the Facilities Show this year. I’ve been deputy chair of the BIFM London Region since 2012, a BIFM Awards judge and I’m now on the CoreNet One Big Day committee. I’ve also been involved with school Parents’ Associations …

BIFM Lancashire event: The role of FM in counter terrorism

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(Written by Tom Parker) We prepare for fire, flood, and power failure related emergencies. Why wouldn’t we prepare for a terrorist attack? This was the question asked of the audience at the BIFM Lancashire key learning seminar, hosted by We prepare for fire, flood, and power failure related emergencies. Why wouldn’t we prepare for a terrorist attack? This was the …

BIFM London Regional Conference 2016

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(Written by Cathy Hayward) This year’s conference, attended by more than 130 Facilities Management professionals, was held at King’s Place. The insect canapés of last year’s BIFM London Regional Conference were nowhere to be seen. Those attending the event were treated to copious amounts of coffee. The pre-lunch session on coffee provision within the workplace from an FM’s perspective delivered …