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WHERE – BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, OXFORD
Brenda Jarman, Facilities manager “We have quite a lot of field trips – looking at both furniture and other office spaces. When it came to the chairs and workstations, we had a lot of consultations around the building. We even had an ergonomist come in and look at what we were selecting and give us his opinion – which was very useful” “

WHO –  MARGARET CUNNINGHAM ERGONOM
“I set up a division called Furniture Solutions…the division was my idea because I saw that our sales people were frequently having to get too much into the detail of a project when they should have been out selling…It was a big success – we were handling over £10m out of Langley alone”

WHAT HOWARD BIBBY, ARLINGTON BUSINESS SERVICES
In a nutshell, ABS provides accommodation, business and workplace support solutions for occupying companies. We call it the total workspace solution – its fully serviced and fitted workspace let for terms from three to five years…I think a lot of the FM industry has lost the plot. What they are trying to do is complicate what is essentially a very simple business support services. Outsourcing companies are problematical because most of their staff have been TUPE transferred across from in- house FM departments where job protection is the primary objective”