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Facilitating the industry

26 March 2019

This month, we're excited to announce the launch of sister publication Facilities Matters. The new magazine will cover all the key aspects of facilities management (FM).

We hope this will create added value for Cleaning Matters readers while providing time-pressed workplace and facilities management professionals with everything they need to know about cleaning and FM in one place – from news and expert insight, to trends and developments, and new product and service launches. 

As organisers of the leading exhibition dedicated to the UK’s facilities and workplace industry, The Facilities Event (9-11 April, NEC, Birmingham), we're looking forward to drawing on our industry know-how and working with key associations and innovators to further explore and report on the dynamic and constantly evolving world of FM.

In line with how our seminar programmes are delivered at The Facilities Event, our topical features will be divided into the 'Five Pillars of FM'. These cover key elements within the FM profession and include Cleaning Services, Security, Catering, Property Management and Support & Technology Services.

In this issue, we'll be focusing on 'Support & Technology Services', including how to improve your front of house and what the future holds for robotics in FM.

We look at how one of the most forward-thinking serviced office providers is putting employee wellbeing at the heart of its new building, with each room carefully designed to bring a smile to the face with some superbly creative ideas.

Facilities Matters also speaks to OCS, the outsourced cleaning, security and maintenance provider for the Oval cricket ground in Kennington, as it prepares for a big test this summer when thousands of fans descend upon the grounds to enjoy the Cricket World Cup and The Ashes.

With The Facilities Event (9-11 April, NEC, Birmingham) just around the corner, we provide a comprehensive preview of what visitors can expect from the exhibition and free conference programme. 

We're also pleased to present the first of a three-part series sponsored by RPC bpi recycled products on Recycling & Waste Management, a sector that is increasingly at the forefront of innovation and ingenuity.

In 2019, we'll be producing two more editions of Facilities Matters inside the July and November issues of Cleaning Matters. If you'd like to get involved or find out more, please email me at CHackett@western-bp.co.uk

You can find the first edition of Facilities Matters here  – we hope you enjoy reading it.