Apprentices: The Future Property Heroes

We are realy proud of the contribution that apprentices have brought to RFM Group over the years. In fact, we go as far as to say they are real property heroes. Growing Your Workforce Apprenticeships are a vital component in the growth of any business, and the property industry is no exception. As the property […]

Surviving a Recession – Getting Best Value

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Managing a successful business can be hard work; managing it during a recession can be even harder. Defined as two continuous quarters of no economic growth, a recession hits business hard as demand, and consequently, revenue slows and uncertainly increases. It’s a difficult time with lots happening at an economic level that is completely out […]

Planning for Reoccupation of the Workplace

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Organisations need to plan for the return to the workplace. How and when people work needs addressing for the successful reoccupation of the office. Workplace Reoccupation The health pandemic has significantly changed the way many office employees work, with a huge proportion still working flexibly from home for either part of all of their week. […]

The Lockdown Effect on Workplace Culture

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Covid-19 has brought about many changes, not least the way people interact with each other. This impacts workplace culture too. Social distancing, the deterring of unnecessary physical contact and increased hygiene practices have all had an impact on the way we behave, both individually and around each other. As employees begin to integrate back into […]

Return to Work: New Ways of Working

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In the last 18-months, UK industry has achieved what should have taken many more years to do – it has broken the link between work and the workplace. New ways of working have definitely arrived! The debate rages on about what role traditional offices should have for the workforce of the future and how employers […]

RFM Viewpoint: Delving into the Construction Industry January 2021

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Property Expertise and Analysis Each month RFM Group’s team of property experts explore and explain what is driving the UK property market, providing insider insights and industry knowledge. The construction industry rounded off a particularly difficult year on a more positive note with the latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK figures showing a sustained rebound in business activity. […]

RFM Viewpoint: Delving into the Construction Industry December 2020

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Property Expertise and Analysis Each month RFM Group’s team of property experts explore and explain what is driving the UK property market, providing insider insights and industry knowledge. The volume of new orders within the construction industry increased at the sharpest rate in more than six years, according to the latest CIPS/IHS Markit report.  November’s […]

RFM Viewpoint: Delving into the Construction Industry November 2020

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Property Expertise and Analysis Each month RFM Group’s team of property experts explore and explain what is driving the UK property market, providing insider insights and industry knowledge. After a bounce in September, the construction industry is once again slowing down according to data released by IHS Markit.  Whilst many companies reported a sustained recovery […]

RFM Viewpoint: Delving into the Construction Industry October 2020

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Property Expertise and Analysis Each month RFM Group’s team of property experts explore and explain what is driving the UK property market, providing insider insights and industry knowledge. The construction industry has seen a leap in investor confidence with sentiment towards future activity the strongest it has been in seven months, according to monthly data […]

RFM Viewpoint: Delving into the Construction Industry September 2020

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Property Expertise and Analysis Each month RFM Group’s team of property experts explore and explain what is driving the UK property market, providing insider insights and industry knowledge. Construction output has once again slowed down according to new data released by IHS Markit for August.  On the back of a near five-year high reported in […]