How the way was paved for a new model to deliver local authority public transport improvements in Leeds

Gareth Farrier - 23 Nov, 2022

Behind the scenes of the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme

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What is Scope 3 and what does this mean for Facilities Management?

Reid Cunningham - 19 Oct, 2022

Reid Cunningham, BAM FM’s Strategic Development Director shares his thoughts on the second stage of the Scope 3 FM project.

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Putting a Spotlight on Menopause

18 Oct, 2022

This World Menopause Day, Executive Director of People Andrea Singh reflects on the launch of Peppy, an app to help those struggling with menopause symptoms. This is the latest addition to the support we offer our people at BAM.

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We can’t rely on planting trees on the other side of the world to cover up our own emissions

Sarah Jolliffe - 17 Oct, 2022

Sarah Jolliffe, Carbon Reduction Lead at BAM UK and Ireland outlines the reasons why the UK construction industry must take data more seriously on the road to net-zero.

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Beat Range Anxiety

Justin Mitchell - 28 Sep, 2022

Justin Mitchell discusses helps you to overcome Range Anxiety and made the switch to electric.

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The girls who’ll engineer our future

Alasdair Henderson - 28 Sep, 2022

Alasdair Henderson, Executive Director BAM Ireland, met Professor Rebecca Lunn who originally founded Engineering the Future for Girls when he was guest lecturing at the University of Strathclyde. At the time, Alasdair was People and Culture Director at BAM Nuttall and was instrumental in BAM becoming a partner - sponsoring the programme through financial support, site visits, speakers and volunteers.

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It’s time to challenge your bubbles

Simon Finnie - 30 Jun, 2022

It’s been an incredible Pride month, with a wide range of activities across BAM to celebrate our LGBTQ+ network. It was both inspiring and humbling and as part of lots of conversations we held, I was asked for my view on how we are doing.

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Are we rainbow washing?

Anya Curley - 22 Jun, 2022

Recently I have become more aware of the term rainbow washing, which according to the Urban Dictionary means “The act of using or adding rainbow colours and/or imagery to advertising, apparel, accessories, landmarks… in order to indicate progressive support for LGBTQ equality (and earn consumer credibility)—but with a minimum of effort or pragmatic result”.

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Leading the Sustainable Future

Anthony Heaton - 10 May, 2022

Why is FM not more involved in reducing emissions within the built environment? On World FM Day, BAM FM’s Anthony Heaton discusses why FM teams are ideally placed to improve building sustainability and reduce scope 3 emissions

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On International Women’s Day, Matt Crookes reflects on the journey to create a more gender inclusive company

Matt Crookes - 7 Mar, 2022

BAM is committed to ending gender bias throughout our business. We have come a long way as a business but there is still much to do.

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Social Value: “Leading the Movement”

Jess Morgan - 10 Nov, 2021

I am sure most Social Value professionals can relate to my frustration when the work we are delivering in communities is referred to as ‘the fluffy stuff’. Thankfully, with the prevalence of governance such as PPN06/20, social value is now getting the prominence it deserves. But are we starting to take it seriously, and how much do we still need to do motivate and enthuse others to join the movement as responsible and successful businesses?

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What does it mean to be an LGBTQ+ ally?

Jason Reed - 13 Jun, 2021

What does it mean to be an LGBTQ+ ally? Jason Reed discusses what he is doing to support the LGBTQ+ community and promote greater equality

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Are you part of Generation Restoration?

Alison Guscott - 3 Jun, 2021

This weekend, 5th June, is World Environment Day 2021 and this year it’s focus is on protecting and reviving ecosystems all over the world.

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Net Zero for FM

Reid Cunningham - 11 May, 2021

The global “climate emergency” is amongst the highest priorities for citizens, governments and organisations. That’s why on World FM Day I want to focus on how FM strategies and activities can affect greenhouse gas reduction and help us achieve the target of Net Zero.

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What we can do to reduce our impact on the planet

Anthony Heaton - 22 Apr, 2021

This Earth Day, Anthony Heaton, BAM FM’s Sustainability Manager wants everyone to discuss the steps they can take to reduce their impact on the planet and help restore its valuable resources, read his blog to find out more.

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Together we can support gender equality within the construction industry

Matt Crookes - 8 Mar, 2021

This International Women’s Day, I find myself thinking about what I can do to facilitate the changes needed to support gender equality within the construction industry. As the Chair of the BAM Gender Employee Resource Group (ERG), I am disappointed that there are so few women working on our projects and I am making it my mission drive this change.

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Coming out in the workplace was a terrifying experience… Fortunately, it was met with more support than I had ever expected

Anya Curley - 2 Feb, 2021

LGBTQ+ History Month is celebrated each February. It was started in 1994 by Missouri high-school teacher Rodney Wilson and has since evolved into a month-long celebration observed in Hungary, the UK, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Greenland and Berlin. This year the theme of LGBTQ+ History Month is Mind, Body and Spirit.

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How this year’s unprecedented events have led BAM's Jason Reed to further evaluate his attitudes towards diversity and inclusion

Jason Reed - 7 Aug, 2020

The COVID 19 pandemic has fostered a greater community spirit across the UK with people stepping up to support those in isolation and boost the spirits of their neighbours.

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Changing perceptions of gender and bias on International Women’s Day

Adam Harding - 6 Mar, 2020

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day, which celebrates the achievements of women across the world and promotes equality and an end to gender bias. This year’s campaign #EachforEqual encourages everyone to consider how their own actions, thoughts and behaviours can help to create a more gender equal world.

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Re-constructing attitudes

Jason Reed - 1 Jul, 2019

When I joined the world of work back in 1986, homophobic attitudes were widespread, and all that went with it: cruel jokes, hurtful banter, gossip and speculation about individuals’ sexual orientation.

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