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Cover Story 12


Budget busting repair bills


Maintenance and repair bills can often be unexpected and costly. PowerPlant Services’ approach is to work with you to help forecast upcoming costs and keep you prepared.


News


6This just in... Regulars


The latest industry news.


in internal communications has rejuvenated staff morale and productivity at food production company, Tillery Valley.


32The next level of waste management


Tara Donaghy of the McGrath Group examines some of the practical steps facilities managers can take to help clients implement the waste hierarchy.


Vending & Water Coolers


22Savings, not gossip Scientists have proved


4Editorial team comment 14Products & Services


The latest products


and services in the facilities management sector.


42HR Focus A brand new feature to


52Ten Questions with... 28The bad, the indifferent and the excellent


Tomorrow’s FM, in which we focus on an area of importance in the Human Resources sector. This month, Josh Wolford, Staff Writer for WebProNews, asks: Do background checks for prospective employees include social media?


Nigel Sikora of Icon Screens,


18The food firm driven 30You’re hired! The launch of a new


answers our 10 Questions. Features


from within


After a change in management and structuring, a strong belief


Lynn Webster, from Lynn Webster Consultants Ltd., talks exclusively to us about the real costs of cleaning training and education.


apprenticeship scheme by RICS and the CSTT is offering an alternative option to university education which will benefit students and employers alike.


that even a 1% reduction in the body’s hydration levels can reduce performance and lead to a host of mild symptoms such as headaches and mood-swings, so keeping the workforce hydrated makes good business sense.


26A refreshing solution Keeping drinks vendors clean


and stocked correctly can be an arduous and costly task; In-Cup vending offers a fast and proven solution.


HVAC 34


Season of change New seasonal efficiency


legislation could enable facilities managers to make substantial energy savings – and that means saving money too, says Graham Wright, Legislation Specialist at Daikin UK.


37‘No cost’ replacement scheme


Toshiba Air Conditioning has launched a ground-breaking lease scheme, enabling users to replace obsolete R22 air conditioning equipment with the latest high efficiency systems.


Lighting 44


Light years ahead Saving energy has become


a big concern over the past decade and with continued advances being made in the design and production of LEDs, achieving this can be as easy as changing a light bulb.


Training & Education 46Model of success Tomorrow’s FM’s Editorial


Assistant, Tim Wood, caught up with Quicklight’s Commercial Director, Richard McCabe, to see how recent customer feedback has affected the company’s strategy.


48The future of lighting


Tom Harrison, Managing Director of MHA Lighting, guides facilities managers through the latest LED lighting options available and discusses the increasing popularity of LEDs along with their benefits and challenges.


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