This is a list of frequently asked questions about Facilitate and the Facilitate website. If you can't find what you are looking for in the list of questions please send us your question using the help form at the bottom of the page.
What's the difference between the IWFM and Facilitate websites?
The Facilitate website is the online magazine of the IWFM. It contains news and views from the wider workplace and facilities management sector. The IWFM website is a resource of institute-related news and knowledge, focusing on the institute’s policy and research work, as well as its qualifications and training.
Is all the website content freely available?
Current news stories, opinion pieces, explainers and other articles not included in the print magazine are published without a paywall on the Facilitate web site.
Is all the content from Facilitate Magazine on the Facilitate website?
No. Content published in the print edition is only accessible to members of the IWFM, and is either sent to members by post or accessed as a digital edition via the IWFM’s own web site.
Separately, Facilitate produces online content that relates to content published in the magazine. We also run at least five news articles about what's happening in the workplace and facilities management sector. There are also more jobs online via iwfmjobs.net than in the hard copy of the magazine.
How can I submit an article idea to Facilitate?
We write news and features in-house, employing freelance journalists and experts in the field when necessary. If you have an idea for a feature, please send a synopsis of 100-200 words to [email protected] or call 020 7880 6229. Your synopsis should outline very briefly what the main idea is and what might be included in the feature.
There are also opportunities to write short viewpoint pieces, practical explainer articles and legal updates. We will let you know quickly whether we want to take your suggestion forward, and in which way. We also welcome letters about content we publish. Please email these to [email protected]
In addition to the magazine, Facilitate publishes a daily email news service - the Facilitate Daily - which includes all the latest essential news about the workplace and facilities management sector including new business wins, mergers and acquisitions, financial results, market research, legislative updates and event reports. News for the Facilitate Daily should be sent to the news editor Herpreet Grewal at email@example.com - or you can call her on 020 7880 8544.
Does the IWFM approve the content of Facilitate?
No. Although Facilitate is the magazine of the IWFM, the bulk of the editorial is independent. We liaise with IWFM about its campaign and research priorities, with content often reflecting these priorities. The IWFM also supplies information on its policy, research and events activity, which we include as and when it is made available.
How can I get a report of my IWFM regional, Sig or Sector Forum event in the magazine and website?
Please email your event reports and pictures to the IWFM at [email protected] or call 0845 058 1356
I'd like to invite Facilitate to an industry event. Who should I contact?
Please send details of your event to Martin Read at [email protected] or call 020 7880 6229.
Do you publish new product or service launches?
As the IWFM's publication, we do not overtly publicise one particular product or organisation but we do accept advertising for new products or services. For further details email sa[email protected] or call 020 7880 6206, 020 7880 6220.
Our 2021 ABC figures show that we have a circulation of 14,231. Our 2015 Readership Research showed that each copy is read by 2.5 people giving us a total readership of more than 35,500.
How can I find out about advertising rates and place an advert in the magazine?
You can download a media pack from this website which sets out the latest rates - see the Contact Us section. Corporate members of the IWFM are entitled to special rates. For further details email sa[email protected] or call 020 7880 6206, 020 7880 6220.
Do IWFM corporate members get a discount on advertising in Facilitate?
Yes, For further details email sa[email protected] or call 020 7880 6206, 020 7880 6220.
How can I get free copies of Facilitate at my industry event?
If you are organising an IWFM regional, Sig or Sector Forum event, you are entitled to have free copies of the magazine at the event. Please contact [email protected] or call 020 7880 6229 giving as much notice as possible. If you are interested in Facilitate being a media partner to your event, contact Martin Read at [email protected]
Do you have a Forward Features List?
We do not publish an annual forward features list. However, we are always open to suggestions on subjects to cover. If you have an idea, get in touch by emailing the editorial team at [email protected]
I'm not a member of the IWFM, can I still receive Facilitate?
Yes, non-members can subscribe to the magazine. For readers in the UK, a 12 month (12 issues) subscription costs £110; for readers outside the UK, a 12 month (12 issues) subscription cost £130. If you would like to take out a subscription to FM World magazine, please contact us on 020 8950 9117 or email [email protected]
How can I become a member of the IWFM and what are the benefits?
If you work within facilities management, Individual membership will help you to develop professionally. IWFM membership offers you help and support in your career through our structured membership grades and membership benefits including:
- Facilitate magazine
- Membership of your local region
- A discount on courses provided by the IWFM Academy
- Free membership of our Special Interest Groups and Sector Forums
- Members only access to our interactive website
- Industry news sent to you daily and/or weekly by email
- Extensive knowledge resources from our online library and other resources
- Access to the IWFM qualifications and examinations
- Access to our KPI Register
- Networking, by attending IWFM Events and through the use of our online forums
Visit www.iwfm.org.uk/iwfm/membership to find out more
How much does it cost to subscribe to Facilitate?
For readers in the UK, a 12 month (6 print issues) subscription costs £110; for readers outside the UK, a 12 month (12 issues) subscription cost £130. If you would like to take out a subscription to Facilitate Magazine, please contact us on 020 8950 9117 or [email protected]
I want to write a letter to the editor, where shall I send it to?
We welcome letters to Facilitate about articles in the magazine or the wider workplace and facilities management profession. Please email your contribution to [email protected]
I want to send a press release to Facilitate, who shall I send it to?
Please send press releases to our news editor via [email protected] or call 020 7880 8544. Please do not call to check that we have received your press releases - if it has not bounced back to you, we have it; and if we are able to use your press release, we will be in touch. We will contact you if we need any further information.
I have spotted a mistake in the magazine, who should I contact?
Please send any questions, corrections or clarifications to the editor at [email protected]