Entries by Ashley Firmin

Shaking off the Corporate Shackles

A recent LinkedIn poll showed that some of the biggest fears for FM professionals that prevented them from going it alone and starting their own business – a dream for many people – was the fear of the unknown, a to small network of possible clients, having no IT or finance department, carrying out non-revenue […]

Is there a skills gap appearing

Over the last 3 or 4 years in the FM sector we have seen an increased dilution of skilled staff from organisations who have been restructuring either through acquisition or cost cutting activities. Many of these are time served middle management with significant skills and experience. As the market starts to become more buoyant will […]

Mobilisation – In-House or Outsourced

Everyone in FM acknowledges that the long-term success of a new contact has its foundation in a professional mobilisation. The question is what is the best way to ensure that is achieved. Is it better to use in-house resource, outsource or even a combination. It seems that unless you have a constant requirement for a […]