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FMUK May - June 2018 Contents


Active Working education can quadruple the gains of standing desks

The urgency to take greater action to offer a healthy office environment continues to gain momentum as we battle the increasing cost burden of worsening workplace health, higher absenteeism and poor productivity. In the first of 3 articles written by Gavin Bradley, founding Director of Active Working CIC, exclusive to FMUK, we look at the rapid rise in awareness of some of the issues associated with prolonged and excessive sedentary behaviour and what are the things we need to do to effectively combat the mantra of ‘sitting is the new smoking’.

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Manchester Cleaning Show Exceeds All Expectations

The British Cleaning Council (BCC), who co-produce The Cleaning Show with Quartz Business Media, has reported that the second Manchester Cleaning Show was bigger and busier than the inaugural event two years ago.

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Love your workplace: a complete and tailored solution

Focusing on your company’s interior is about much more than just desks and chairs; it is crucial for both well-being and efficiency. Is your workplace optimised? AJ Products can help you create a well-planned environment that is completely customised to how you work: a place to thrive in!

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Lighting as a Service – a circular economy solution

With the evolution of LED, light is becoming more effective and efficient. Today, light is subject to fast-paced change, with luminaire efficiency increasing all the time. Recent studies are showing a direct link between improved employee performance and the quality of light within the workspace. Here, Darren Riva, Northern European Zumtobel Group Services Director, discusses why the lighting issue is of increasing interest to many businesses.

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Solving the productivity puzzle with Smart Building technology

As UK productivity levels continue to lag behind the rest of Europe and the world, facilities managers, property owners and tenant businesses alike have begun to look at how to better utilise space as a way to help solve this issue. Innovations are now available to help improve both facility efficiency and effectiveness, as well as supporting organisations’ key mission to improve productivity through enabling staff to become truly connected employees.

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Going green for growth: is renewable energy right for your business?

With sustainability high on the agenda for both the government and UK industry, a growing number of businesses are wanting to embrace renewable energy. Here, Dr. Randall Bowen, Director of Business Services at Good Energy, discusses how and why many organisations have already chosen a green energy supply and advises business owners on taking their own steps towards sustainability in 2018.

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What the CIO needs to know about future proofing offices

Corporations should look to future proof their corporate real estate or face costs down the line, warns Abintra, an international workplace flexibility specialist.

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Blackpool Tower case study

The SkyWalk at Blackpool Tower is an impressive 380ft high, glass viewing platform. The floor of the platform is five centimetres thick and from the platform there are spectacular views into the Irish Sea and over the famous Blackpool Promenade. It is the highest observation deck in North West England.

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