All Blog Posts Tagged 'facilities' (11)

Have you got an energy procurement strategy in place? Bear in mind this could save you a lot of money! http://bit.ly/pwjgFr

We ar e all aware of the volatility of energy prices over the last five years or so.



Most people wrongly think that the best ways to attain good prices for their energy contracts are to seek plenty of prices and to try to buy in bulk. However, if you go into the energy markets at the wrong time,…

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Added by Katie Sweeney on August 1, 2011 at 14:56 — No Comments

Water Efficiency and Smart Meters

Hi. We've just launched our new water microsite at www.water-efficiency.co.uk. We'll focus on ways that…

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Added by Katie Sweeney on June 29, 2011 at 10:01 — No Comments

BCC Energy Insight Blog

We have now launched our new blog at http://blog.businesscostconsultants.co.uk/

 

Our energy and utility experts will use this platform as a way to keep you updated on current events that will affect how you manage your energy/utilities. We'll share tips and insight into best practices.

 

We hope you enjoy our posts and look forward to your comments.

Added by Katie Sweeney on May 9, 2011 at 12:19 — No Comments

Some Useful Info on Renewable Heat Incentive

RHI

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/what_we_do/uk_supply/energy_mix/renewable/policy/incentive/incentive.aspx

DECC has published guidelines for the RHI scheme which comes into effect this year.

The scheme has been finalised but is subject to final parliamentary approval which is expected in July 2011 and then applications and eligibility can be… Continue

Added by Katie Sweeney on April 8, 2011 at 12:50 — No Comments

Is being an FM like being a politician?

I was lucky enough to be invited to the first Bee Craft dinner at the Wax Chandler’s Guild recently , where the after dinner speaker was Lord Hattersley. He spoke about his career in both politics and literature.

 

What particularly caught my attention was the distinction he made between today’s…

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Added by Liz Kentish on April 8, 2011 at 9:52 — No Comments

Who has inspired you?

International Women's Day took place this week - I asked my friends, clients and colleagues to tell us about the women, working in FM, who have inspired them.



Here are some of their comments:



Claire…
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Added by Liz Kentish on March 11, 2011 at 11:06 — No Comments

Slideshare: Eight tips for Effective Sourcing in FM

In my latest blog post this week for Tork UK, I've uploaded an interesting slideshare which lays out an eight step process for effective sourcing in FM. At a time when efficiency and streamlining of activities is of great importance, effective sourcing through FM can pay dividends.


I'd love to hear what your thoughts are on these tips. Would you suggest any further steps?…
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Added by Chris O'Conor on November 24, 2010 at 16:40 — No Comments

Top tips from people in your industry who have been there and done it!

Part Four - Becoming a skilled communicator



It’s communication which plays an important role keeping effectiveness and efficiency in services at different client places, spread over a large geographical area.



For our client this problem was resolved by a web based software application in place. This system helped in:

Communication between site office, regional and head office.

Improved serving customization at client place.

Improving business… Continue

Added by Liz Kentish on November 17, 2010 at 12:24 — No Comments

Top tips from people in your industry who have been there and done it!

Part Three - Planning Effectively



Be flexible when planning, be alert when operating.



Always be aware of the scope of services you're working within and establish this with your client unit and customer base as quickly as possible.



You'll establish credibility far quicker with your client unit and customer base by demonstrating awareness of the scope of services and being prepared to say no, than agreeing to everything and then having to go back… Continue

Added by Liz Kentish on November 7, 2010 at 15:59 — No Comments

Top tips from people in your industry who have been there and done it!

Part Two - Building strong relationships with your team



Understand the meaning of the word DELEGATE and then do it.



Take care (a lot) before hiring a FM partner.



Be proud and honest in ALL your activities; the client isn't stupid or blind and your reputation goes before you in a very small world in which we all know the blaggers and that showmanship has won contracts....and say thank you - a lot! to your team, to your payroll, expenses clerks and all… Continue

Added by Liz Kentish on October 25, 2010 at 10:41 — No Comments

Top tips from people in your industry who have been there and done it!

Part One - Understanding your client



Know who you are working for and what their priorities are. Neither is as obvious as it seems and both are critical to continued success. In the lexicon of today, who are your customers and what are they looking for? Lowest cost? Executive appearance? Kerb-side appeal? Productive employees? No union issues? Long term maintenance of fixed assets?



Always think from the point of the user of FM; make sure that you've done…

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Added by Liz Kentish on October 14, 2010 at 7:34 — No Comments

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