Things don’t stand still for long at 14forty, and there’s always a lot going on. Here’s the latest FM news and insights.
Discover why helping your people to achieve a better work-life balance will be vital to your organisation’s productivity in the future.
Time spent away from your desk can feel like time wasted, and increase stress. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do it. Here’s why.
Just like ABBA said, breaking up is never easy. And Sweden’s other great export, IKEA, is about to say goodbye to a long-term love.
You can do almost anything when you put your mind to it — as one Russian showed when she became the oldest woman to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Just as Morgan Motors continues to meticulously craft each car by hand, the consistency of our service is fundamental to our great service.
Whether you’re trying to survive on a remote, deserted island, or provide great facilities management, teamwork is vital.
For a business to safely traverse the turbulent seas of a stormy economy, it needs to be shipshape. That’s why you need to know about our sister company — ICM.
We’ve had an incredibly successful year of growth so far. Discover which leading brands have joined our party.
When you accidentally delete data at work, it's not usually a life or death situation. But what if you were in space and relied on that data to get home?
To enjoy a low-budget holiday and do their part to save the planet, one Australian couple went to extraordinary lengths to be cost effective…
"Fresh air does you good." We bandy this about and generally agree with it, but could it really be good for babies to nap outside — in subzero temperatures?
When it comes to enjoying food, people say the first bite is with the eye. And they probably don't know just how right they are…
We’re dreaming of the sun now, thinking of holidays and long, warm evenings with a cool glass in hand. We want to look good, toned and healthy — so we set ourselves targets. But are we setting ourselves up to fail?
To some, the Rubik’s Cube is a source of frustration. To others, fun. To 14forty, it’s an example of how practice makes perfect — and that’s what we’re after.
We’re a finalist at this year’s PFM Awards. Find out how our expert facilities management for National Grid helped us get there.
The clock has traditionally been the centre of the community; the heartbeat of the city; a link between all of the people living around it.
Outsourcing is a tried and tested way that organisations entrust responsibility for their non-core business activities to an external vendor.
James Bond gets into all sorts of scrapes. But he doesn’t get out of them alone; he relies on someone who has an incredible understanding of his needs…
Start off right. Why breakfast could be the best thing that happens to you today.
It’s quite a spectacle, watching footage of unwanted tower blocks crumbling into a heap, but as with most things, there’s usually a better way.
Imagine standing on a basketball court with the roar of the crowd surrounding you. The game is about to start, and the pressure to perform is all on you.
Box office smashes like Star Wars: The Force Awakens might make more than $2 billion worldwide, but what happens when your movie only makes £46?
Breakfast has the power to boost performance — and yet we don’t all bother with it. Get the lowdown in our new white paper.
Sharing knowledge is key to any organisation’s success. And that’s why we follow the example of Wikipedia.
Doing the recycling on a frosty morning might seem a hassle, but we understand that the only way to protect the environment is for people to do their bit.
Find out how working with multiple members of the family can benefit your business by requesting our ‘Welcome to the family’ book.
To break records you need a large dollop of consistency. So what does it take to set a record that stands for more than 70 years?
Nine in ten British people drink a cup of tea every day, but very few of us will have drunk tea quite like this…
Ballet requires precision and impeccable timing — both of which are achieved through communication. And that’s also true of facilities management.
We Brits have something of an obsession when it comes to weather. We like to know where we stand. It’s about consistency — and there’s a lesson here for FM.
The latest Mission: Impossible film has some of the most death-defying stunts we’ve ever seen. And Tom Cruise even did the craziest one himself…
Learning coding helps us adapt to the language of a digital future, opening up new career paths. In the same way, our people adapt to your needs and culture.
Sushi chef Jiro Ono lives and breathes his craft — he even dreams about it. And that kind of dedication pays off…
Regularly eating breakfast directly improves health. Explore the link between health and productivity in our new infographic.
We've all (hopefully) done our fair share of housework during our lives. But very few of us have had our very lives depend on it...
Walking into LEGOLAND is the culmination of every child’s dream; from miniature cities you can explore in moments to entire LEGO-themed water rides.
Lately we’ve seen a huge customer service drive, with many businesses implementing tools to improve the consumer experience.
Living in the middle of the outback or in a city, every child in Australia gets the same education. Incredible things happen when people think beyond geographical boundaries.
Across the UK, amateurs are recreating a historic computer — in their back gardens. It shows how getting individual elements right makes all the difference.
A 'cat pub' is drawing customers from far and wide because it's creating a fresh service experience — and totally nailing what makes for great service in the process.
One and a half million children die each year for want of clean water. But here's how we're fighting back by working with Life Water.
Eating at a restaurant isn't just about taste; it's about serving all of your senses. And one restaurant has taken that to the extreme…
A new medical dressing can tell doctors if antibiotics are needed by changing colour — and that can teach us an important lesson in business.
Great service relies on us bringing together factors in harmony. Just like a choir, our combination delivers more than the sum of its parts.
How do you get a good measure of something when it involves incredibly large numbers? Here’s why you need an elephant (or two) to help.
Our sales of Life Water have helped us reach an incredible milestone — check out our infographic.
One Who Wants to be a Millionaire winner had the confidence to end the show on his terms. And that conviction is something we could all learn from.
We look at the local traditions that are an important part of peoples’ Christmas experience.
Good-enough service can be specified; it’s attentiveness, responsiveness, politeness — and numerous other factors. But outstanding service has something extra, an indefinable spark that some people just have.
In sport, it’s common for successful players to become coaches, managers or mentors to younger players who show promise.
As Britain won its first Davis Cup for 79 years, all eyes were on Andy Murray. But it took more than one man to win tennis's top team tournament...
Amazon has just opened its first ever bookshop. Find out why this shows how important it is to understand your customers.
Ikea tests its furniture out in Japan and South Korea because people there have the smallest living spaces. Discover how we pay the same attention to detail when training our people to support your business.
Discover the world’s first escalator for bicycles — and why it’s definitely not cheating to use it.
We take health and safety seriously, and pay close attention to the smallest detail so it’s easy for customers to make safe food choices.
14forty along with Airbus Defence and Space have won the Partners in FM Corporate Award at the Premises and Facilities Management Awards.
14forty provides facilities services in many different locations including a large manufacturing complex where products including petrol, diesel, jet fuels and LPG are produced.
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. - Paul J. Meyer
Last week saw the inaugural Facilities Management show at the NEC in Birmingham. Amongst the speakers was 14forty’s Strategic Solutions Director, James Wood, who was joined on stage by Anthony Collett, Strategic Director of Integral.
Although innovation is incredibly important for the FM industry and something we are all striving to achieve, it is often difficult to define and not fully understood.
Richard Davis and Rajan Mall, Security Officers for 14forty and National Grid, were winners of the Corporate Property Reward and Recognition Award for their outstanding handling of a road traffic accident.
With traffic jams, overcrowding and inflated fares all capable of making an early morning worse, it is little wonder more people are working from home. In the ten years up until 2011, the proportion of people working mainly at or from home has increased.
At Christmas time there are more than a few similarities between facilities management employees and Santa’s elves. Both must be highly organised to create a seamless festive experience and, although one can’t be sure what goes on in Santa’s grotto ...
Outsourcing in all its forms has taken off in recent years as businesses have realised that hiring specialists to provide services allows them to concentrate on their core functions.
14forty, the new integrated facilities management (IFM) business from Compass Group UK & Ireland, has announced Integral as its hard services partner.
Northampton, UK, 26th September 2013: 14forty, a pioneering integrated facilities management (IFM) business from Compass Group UK & Ireland, launches today to bring a new high quality solution to the market.
With the backdrop of history and innovation offered by the London Science Museum, 14forty Managing Director Steve Davies, last night unveiled the new integrated facilities management (IFM) business, from Compass Group UK & Ireland to clients, colleagues,
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