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Team briefing

news 24.08.16

We’ve got the ‘Bear’ necessities

Whether you’re trying to survive on a remote, deserted island, or provide great facilities management, teamwork is vital.

You’re stuck on a remote island. You’re cold. You’re tired. You’re hungry. You’ve just trudged back to camp after finding food, but now you need to cook it. That means you have to get a fire going. By rubbing twigs together. There’s no lighter or box of matches here — you have to do it the hard way…

Survival of the fittest

On Channel 4’s ‘The Island with Bear Grylls’, starting fires from scratch is all in a day’s work. The show features a team of people working together to survive. To do this they have to make their own shelter, hunt for whatever food they can find and then conjure a campfire to keep everyone warm.

Survival on the island is no easy task. There’s not just the local wildlife to deal with; tropical storms and searing temperatures make the simplest tasks look tough. Lighting a fire with nothing but twigs looks especially frustrating.

Team up to take on the challenge

From leaky shelters to forgotten supplies, the show demonstrates just how important teamwork is. When contestants don’t pull together, things go wrong.

It’s the same deal in facilities management (well, almost). Sure, not every team has to face the perils of ‘The Island with Bear Grylls’. But teamwork is the key to great facilities management. That’s why we train our staff well. We make sure they have all the skills they need to support each other and provide an excellent service to your workplace.


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