Charm personified

Charm personified

Facilities management is fraught with friction, mistrust and frustration. Between FMs and Ops Directors; between FMs and FDs; between clients and providers; between providers and suppliers – it’s rare to find a harmonious relationship. Much of this is due to the...
A sparkling prospect

A sparkling prospect

The Whitbread demerger has been foretold, discussed and talked about (until recently, often in hushed tones) for many years. The merits and risks of splitting the hospitality industry behemoth have been endlessly discussed. And the reaction of the FTSE when it finally...
Learning experience

Learning experience

In terms of shock value, news that employers are up in arms about the Apprenticeship Levy is somewhere in the league of stories involving The Pope, Catholicism, wooded areas, and ursine toilet habits. Ever since the levy was introduced, the employers’ groups have...
Cool Customers

Cool Customers

The news that homewares retailer The Range is to partner with frozen foods specialist Iceland is interesting, if only because it represents an inversion of the supermarket sector’s forays into non-food and homeware product ranges. While that hasn’t been universally...