Your data holds the key

19th of December 2016
Your data holds the key

In order to compete for larger contracts, smaller suppliers need to drive targeted sales campaigns that reach the right people with the right product, at the right price, at the right time. And all this on a lower budget than their bigger counterparts. But correct use of data and technology could be the answer, writes Paul Black, ceo of sales-i

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Brexit - after the referendum, what next?

6th of December 2016
Brexit - after the referendum, what next?

It would not be unfair to say that the Brexit referendum result came as much of a shock to the people who voted for it as it did to Britain’s EU partners, writes Hartley Milner.

Having cocked a snook at the EU at the polls, a goodly number of citizens were now feeling less cocky about the wisdom of their decision. Had their revolt against

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Business acquisition - meeting your match

2nd of December 2016
Business acquisition - meeting your match

James Metzger of Metzger Business Search (MBS) shares insights on the value of taking
the time and investing in the research to find the right company to acquire when expanding your business.

A company may have different reasons for considering an acquisition.  Whatever the reasons are, fundamentally, the process should involve certain

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Smart health and safety?

15th of November 2016
Smart health and safety?

What are the health and safety benefits of using smart solutions for cleaning applications asks Ann Laffeaty? And in certain cases, can digital solutions actually pose a safety risk to the public?

Digital systems are revolutionising the cleaning industry. Smart solutions, automated machines and internet-based reporting platforms have had a major

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Future-proofing building services

10th of November 2016
Future-proofing building services

Commercial buildings now typically feature a growing complexity of technology-based systems, from fire safety and building energy management to access control and CCTV. Grosvenor Services, which provides a wide range of facilities services across Ireland, the UK and the USA is now helping clients to maximise the benefits of those systems to

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Intelligent buildings - be smart about opportunities

9th of November 2016
Intelligent buildings - be smart about opportunities

What is an intelligent/smart building and why is their rise so important to the building services business? An intelligent building combines technologies and interconnected systems to support the use of the accommodation by the building’s users, enables efficient operation and reconfiguration of the space. The implications for cleaning

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