Editorial Editor Ryan Lloyd

Advertising Sales Executive Megan Nourse

Classified Sales Executive Storm Little

Production Production Director Hannah Wilkinson

Designer Nigel Rice

Designer Daniel Etheridge

CEO Mark Hanson

I don’t think you’ll need three guesses to gauge what the agenda for this editor’s voice will be.

In December 2019, reports began to emerge from the Chinese city of Wuhan

about a novel coronavirus (which causes the disease Covid-19) that infects the lungs and airways of its host, causing, in the most serious of cases, severe

acute pneumonia. More than three months later, the virus has spread across 212 countries, causing the entire shutdown of cities around the world.

The word ‘unprecedented’, although often used to describe our new, temporary way of life, does not accurately put into context the situation we

now find ourselves in. At the time of writing, there are more than 1.3 million laboratory confirmed cases of the disease, of which 75,000 have sadly lost their lives. So unprejudiced is the disease, the UK prime minister Boris Johnson is fighting for his life in intensive care and according to recent

reports likely to need rest for at least the next month as the country heads into the peak of the epidemic.

Under this rather daunting shadow, the FM sector has risen to meet the Registered in England & Wales No: 06786728

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occasion with extraordinary determination, diligence and vigour. From the specialist cleaning companies such as SafeGroup (page 26) ensuring the decontamination of workplaces for essential services, to multi-national

corporations such as ISS Group that announced it would be delivering soft services to the new Nightingale hospital at the ExCeL in London, everyone seems to be playing their part in supporting the country.

It will come as no surprise that most of the content in this issue is centred

on the coronavirus crisis. Our special features on Security and Washrooms in particular look at what FMs can do to support companies once we all

return to work. Elsewhere, Mitie takes a look at how businesses can rise to the challenge of reaching net zero carbon emissions in the not too distant future for the Fleet Management & Vehicle Logistics section.

On behalf of the Tomorrow’s Facilities Management team, we wish you all

the best and implore you all to stay safe, listen to the expert advice and look after one another. Hopefully by the time I come to write the next editor’s voice, we’ll be gazing once again into a horizon of normality.



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