Tag: Pandemic

Feature, Service Strategy, Trending

The Evolution of Quality Service

Can you sustain continuous improvement in service standards? Kris Oldland, Editor-in-Chief, Field Service News is joined on the Field Service News Digital Symposium by Aly Pinder Jr, Program Director of Service Innovation and Connected Products at IDC.   Aly is a seasoned expert in the field service industry, technology, and innovation...

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Feature, Service Operations, Analysis, Service Strategy

How the Role of the Service Engineer Can Evolve and Adapt to the Rapid Changes in Service Delivery

How will the role of the field engineer evolve? Kris Oldland, Editor-in-Chief, Field Service News is joined on the Field Service News Digital Symposium by Aly Pinder Jr, Program Director of Service Innovation and Connected Products at IDC.   Aly is a seasoned expert in the field service industry, technology, and innovation and he always...

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Digital Transformation, Feature, Service Strategy

Technology Adoption Is Key for the Effectiveness of Service Delivery

Digitalisation is the future of field service effectiveness. Kris Oldland, Editor-in-Chief, Field Service News is joined on the Field Service News Digital Symposium by Aly Pinder Jr, Program Director of Service Innovation and Connected Products at IDC.   Aly is a seasoned expert in the field service industry, technology, and innovation...

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Feature, Service Strategy, Trending

Are Organisations at Risk of Taking Shortcuts to Adapt to the Rapid Changes Brought by the Pandemic?

Fast, Good or Cheap. Pick two. Kris Oldland, Editor-in-Chief, Field Service News is joined on the Field Service News Digital Symposium by Aly Pinder Jr, Program Director of Service Innovation and Connected Products at IDC.   Aly is a seasoned expert in the field service industry, technology, and innovation and he always thinks forward...

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Leadership, News, Service Operations, Trending, Service Strategy

UK SMEs Forge Ahead with Cautious Optimism as Post-Pandemic Business Confidence Grows

Despite lingering anxieties about the pandemic and a variety of economic and commercial issues, the majority of SMEs believe it is now imperative to begin building back from the crisis. They are ready to step up their business investment, with ambitious plans for recruitment, renewal of equipment and machinery, and both domestic and...

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News, Service Operations

Festive Food Ferried by Fleets: Food Retailers Rise to The Challenge of Deliveries in Run Up to Christmas

UK small and medium sized food businesses are feeling the pressure for customer deliveries in the lead up to Christmas, according to new research released by Vimcar.  Over half of those surveyed have experienced an increased demand for food deliveries in the lead up to Christmas compared with the last two...

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Feature, FSM Technology, Trending

State of the Field Service Sector

State of the Field Service Sector During the Field Service Expo, which took place in Birmingham on 27th and 28th of October, BigChange held a presentation discussing the findings of a major research project that the company has conducted about the state of UK’s field service sector.   Nick Gregory, Chief Marketing Officer at...

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Feature, Service Strategy

5 Enemies of Growth – What is Hitting Field Service Firms Hard?

5 Enemies of Growth: What is Hitting Field Service Firms Hard? In this third feature of a series of excerpts from a recent white paper published by BigChange, we analyse the key issues that hit field service businesses in the past 12 months. Despite rapid growth, businesses with field-based teams reported three key issues that …...

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Feature, Service Operations

Bouncing Back: How Demand Surged as UK Lockdowns Eased

Bouncing Back: How Demand Surged as UK Lockdowns Eased In this feature taken from a white paper published by BigChange, we have a look at what happened in the field service sector after Covid measures began easing in the UK.   Britain’s trades have bounced back from Covid-19 lockdowns and disruption. And they expect more …...

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News, Service Operations

Field Service Businesses Bounce Back from Covid, but Soaring Costs Mean One-in-Eight Fears Failure Within a Year

Demand for UK trades has boomed since the end of the initial lockdown in July 2020. Plumbers, electricians, building-maintenance firms and other trades making up the UK’s 1.3-million-business field-service sector have seen their workloads increase by 70 per cent year on year, according to a new report published by field service...

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