Pareto Blog: Innovative or Same Old, Same Old? By Daniel Mattock

Innovative or Same Old, Same Old? Author: Daniel Mattock, Engineer, Pareto FM Standing there in my old plantroom watching yet another subbie come in and do the job that not only I was capable of doing, but actually went to college to learn how to do, I succumbed to the inevitable…. This was not the place for me. Now……. I should have seen this earlier. Training that was promised was constantly on hold for 3 months. My progression was being held up by my supervisor, who at 60 wanted to see out his days in relative ease. And any job that was remotely interesting got subcontracted so we didn’t have responsibility for it. I was no longer even a spanner monkey I was becoming an expert filter clean

Pareto featured in Facilitate article 'Trends from Facilities Show 2019'

Trends from Facilities Show 2019 A human-centric approach Holographic conference calls? They’ll be a plausible reality in the next few years, said Oren Gershon, managing director at O.M.G. Consultancy. His fellow panellist, Anabas MD Alistair Craig, disagreed: “I’d counter your view that we’ll be looking at holograms in the future; we won’t.” The trouble with holograms and the reason why similar VR and AR technology has not been readily adopted is that there is a lack of trust. “There’s no beating heart beside me,” Craig added. In the same discussion, Gershon called on an audience member under 30. The unnamed multimedia journalist said technology is indispensable to her work and life, but th

Pareto featured in Facilitate 'Insourced outcomes? Outsourced outcomes?'

Insourced outcomes? Outsourced outcomes? By Nick Martindale As outsourced facilities services has come under the microscope over the past three years, Nick Martindale considers the appetite for bringing services back in-house. The well-publicised demise of Carillion and the near-death experience of Interserve had a dramatic impact on the government and its services, as well as thousands of smaller suppliers and staff. These dramas called into question the reliance of government bodies on third parties and challenged the very concept of outsourcing itself. Fast forward to just last month and the Labour Party has clearly signalled that, were it to triumph in a general election, it would revers

Blog: Women in Engineering – An Engineer’s Perspective

Women in Engineering – An Engineer’s Perspective. By Frankie Laugier-Davies. I’ve worked in the FM sector for just over seven years. I graduated from St Andrews University and then went into an FM Apprenticeship in 2012. Since that point I’ve worked my way up to management level, completed my MSc in FM and achieved Certified status with the IWFM. As a young, female, facilities management professional progressing through the sector, I’ve been in my fair share of challenging situations whereby my demographic has been a problem for others. However, I’ve recently joined Pareto FM, which has created one of the most inclusive and progressive environments I have ever experienced within FM and I was

Pareto FM gains Gas Safe accreditation to strengthen self-delivery capabilities

Pareto FM is proud to announce that they have formally gained the Gas Safe accreditation. This accolade further adds to Pareto FM’s strong list of engineering based accreditations and enables Pareto FM to further self-deliver core engineering services. Pareto FM also hold the F-Gas accreditation too in relation to air conditioning maintenance services. Andrew Hulbert commented “We are proud to further strengthen our engineering prowess and demonstrate out commitment to growing the engineering arm of our business.” More information about Gas Safe is as below: What is Gas Safe Register? Gas Safe Register is the only official gas registration body of gas businesses and engineers in the United K

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