News that the Food Standards Agency is investigating the use of undeclared almonds and peanuts as a substitute for cumin should put an organisation's total knowledge of its supply chain - from end to end - firmly in the spotlight. Diana Spellman, managing director of Partners in Purchasing Ltd, comments.
Colt Technology Services' decision to centralise its FM provision across Europe through service provider Mace Macro has led to the function gaining greater recognition for its contribution to corporate performance, reports Martin Read.
The word 'passion' features frequently in the vocabulary of Julie Kortens, who took the reins as BIFM chairman in April. Here, she tells Martin Read how she intends putting her characteristic enthusiasm for FM to good use during her tenure.
It's a poignant irony that with facilities management still the second or even third career choice of many, Ismena Clout - aged 39 - can now say that she has dedicated her entire working life to both the BIFM and the profession it represents. Martin Read reports.