About Mark Eltringham

Mark is the publisher of Insight and has worked in the office design and management sector for over twenty five years as a journalist, marketing professional, editor and consultant.

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Only one in five FDs see suppliers as strategic partners

Only one in five FDs see suppliers as strategic partners

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Only one in five finance directors see their suppliers as ‘strategic partners’, according to a survey of finance leaders in the UK and Ireland carried out by Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA). The report also revealed that 77 per cent of companies work on a short term basis when procuring products and services and resort to a defensive […]

Goldman Sachs submits plans for troubled European HQ

Goldman Sachs submits plans for troubled European HQ

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Following recent reports that a growing number of firms were locating in the burgeoning creative centres of East London,investment bank Goldman Sachs has finally submitted plans for the 1.2m sq ft nine storey headquarters building KPF in Farringdon Street. The KPF-designed development will replace two existing buildings – the 13 storey Fleet Building and adjacent Plumtree […]

The latest issue of Insight is now available to view online

The latest issue of Insight is now available to view online

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The latest issue of Insight has been sent out to our subscribers and is also available to view online. If you don’t subscribe already, please add your name to the four thousand people who already do by popping your name and email address in the box on the right. ? It’s as simple as that.

UK construction set for growth, say surveyors

UK construction set for growth, say surveyors

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Following the recent news that the UK’s construction sector had suffered a significant fall in the final quarter of 2012, better news emerges from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors with a report indicating that the UK construction market is expected to turn a corner this year as the government’s focus on infrastructure starts to generate […]

All right? Manchester property outperforms other UK regions

All right? Manchester property outperforms other UK regions

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The idea that the UK is essentially a closely bound federation of city states, each with their own culture and economy is given added credence by new research from CBRE into regional variations in the commercial property market. London does things  its own way, of course, but the top regional city is Manchester – the […]

It pays to check the green credentials of manufacturers

It pays to check the green credentials of manufacturers

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There is a theory that when companies talk about issues such as corporate social responsibility they are doing so because it helps them to achieve their business goals. This is the coldly rational thing to do according to people like free market guru Milton Friedman who argues that companies should not actively pursue altruistic ends […]

Free briefing – workplace legal calendar for 2013

Free briefing – workplace legal calendar for 2013

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The UK coalition government’s battle against red tape hasn’t meant an end to the introduction of new workplace regulations or revisions to existing legislation. Far from it, in fact. In conjunction with one of the UK’s leading law firms Shoosmiths, here is our run down on what to expect over the coming twelve months including […]

WWF launches Green Game Changers Report

WWF launches Green Game Changers Report

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When it comes to the development of meaningful and innovative approaches to the environment, companies are often way ahead of legislation and prepared to do far more than is expected of them by Governments. Best practice is lauded by the WWF in its Green Game changers initiative which has just launched a new report highlighting […]

What does 2013 hold for the facilities sector in the UK?

What does 2013 hold for the facilities sector in the UK?

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Insight publisher Mark Eltringham offers some thoughts about what the coming year holds in the latest issue of Facilities Management Journal including the ongoing existential crisis of facilities management, why the commercial property sector needs to catch up with occupiers and designers as well as a plea for everybody to set ambitious goals and make realistic […]

A story told in numbers – CIFF Exhibition Preview

A story told in numbers – CIFF Exhibition Preview

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John Sacks of JSA previews the world’s largest office furniture exhibition which takes place in Guangzhou, China during March. Ignore the shocking website for CIFF,  this is an exhibition whose story can be told in numbers, like much that is true of modern China. Over 900 companies will exhibit in a venue with over 210,000 sq. m. […]

Appetite for long leases presents challenges

Appetite for long leases presents challenges

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The news from the weekend that Axa Real Estate is looking to raise around £1bn  to invest in buildings with very long leases has resparked the debate into what sort of lease represents the best value for investors and tenants in these uncertain times. The new fund will target commercial properties with minimum twenty year […]

Contractors to be appointed for defence estates projects

Contractors to be appointed for defence estates projects

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Some of the UK’s biggest contractors have been invited by the Ministry of Defence to bid for a range of construction projects across its estate as part of the new National Capital Works Framework. The companies will be chosen by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to deliver the design and build of construction projects up […]

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