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FM industry ‘unprepared for an ageing workforce’


A survey undertaken on behalf of BIFM has revealed that almost half of organisations are not taking into account the different workplace needs of oldest and youngest employees, the Institute reports.


The results come from the BIFM’s recent Post-recessional Workplaces Review, conducted by Leesman - a workplace effectiveness survey, data capture and audit service provider for the workplace design and management industry.


Recent government proposals to increase the state retirement age means the industry must respond to the needs of an ageing workforce. The BIFM poll - conducted amongst BIFM’s members and workplace industry insiders – revealed that few organisations are working to understand the impact an ageing workforce will have on their company.


In January, the Equality and Human Rights Commission reported that, during


YORKSHIRE BANKS ON P&L


Yorkshire Bank Corporate & Structured Finance in Leeds has completed a £20m re-financing of P&L Systems Holdings Ltd (P&L).


P&L is a key provider to the facilities management sector and produces and distributes a range of environmental enhancement products that includes electronic fly controls, air fresheners, bird deterrents, no-touch taps, automatic WC flush valves and specialist sanitary ware.


Employing over 100 people and based in Knaresborough, P&L was originally founded in 1984 with the Insectaflash fly control brand. The company has


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