Finally we could do it again! Our first summer staff party without COVID19 restrictions - for many new staff members the first Summer Party ever - took place on 29 September. An unforgettable evening of enjoyment together, as evidenced by the video below.Read more
Friday 22 September 2023 was a special day for Armonia Benelux: colleagues from Receptel and bouwens& rode together the very first Tour d'Armonia, an impressive bike ride against child cancer.Read more
Solving a complex puzzle is what staff scheduling is most like. For this reason, more and more companies are employing a planner. At bouwens&, Anne-Roos de Vaal (29) fulfils this role. What exactly does a Senior Planner do at our company, and what challenges does this position bring?Read more
Choosing facility service suppliers that are right for your office can be a time-consuming and daunting task. Are you considering separate service providers for each facility task? Or do you favour a single supplier that can offer an integrated solution? This article explores the practice and benefits of the integrated solution, also known as Integrated Facility Management.Read more
Pride Amsterdam from the 1st to the 6st of August 2023 is not just any event. It symbolises the open and tolerant city that Amsterdam wants to be. The meaning of Pride - the freedom to be yourself - ties in with what we at bouwens& stand for.Read more
As a host in his father's funeral home, Michael Bouwens discovered the power of personal service at the age of 16. His next side job led him to his own company, a facility service provider.Read more
A Kinepolis cinema hall at Westfield Mall of The Netherlands, one of our most non-typical Dutch clients, recently provided the ideal backdrop for our first Facility Management New Year's reception. Guest of honour André Kuipers took to the big screen for a presentation of stature.Read more
Friday the 13th an unlucky day? Not for our staff, with whom on 13 January we ushered in a year that actually promises to bring us good luck. After covid-19 made the traditional Summer Party impossible three years in a row, we kicked off 2023 in a delightful way together.Read more
Raising and maintaining salaries of security guards and other facility service providers requires agreements with the companies that hire the employees. This need not be complicated, writes Michael Bouwens.Read more
In the modern, challenging labour market, the competition for the best people is fiercer than ever. Talented and well-educated employees often have a wide choice of jobs and expect employers to provide the best possible working environment. In addition, returning to the office after COVID is certainly not a given everywhere. At bouwens&, we know these challenges and know how to create an office where employees and guests like to (return to) come. This is why bouwens& presents several new services, such as Integrated Facility Management, Concierge & Lifestyle Services, and Business Support. So your office too can be a distinctive answer to a changing labour market and the new balance between working from home and the office.Read more
At the end of 2021, Dutch bouwens& and the Belgian-Luxembourg branch of Armonia merged. Since then, bouwens& has been the Benelux brand of the Paris-based multinational. An excellent time to speak with Guillaume Amar (CEO of Armonia) and Michael Bouwens (Director in the Benelux). They discuss the family business, its strategy, and European developments.Read more
The Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology recently renewed its contract for security services with bouwens&. Since 2018, the Security Hosts from bouwens& have been supporting the doctors, nurses and researchers at the centre in their mission: to cure every child with cancer, with optimal quality of life.Read more
On December 1st 2021, Katinka Haeck-Lemmen (45) was initiated as bouwens&’s Chief Commercial Officer.Read more
This year, Bram (75) took his leave as an executive chauffeur at Bouwens Chauffeursdiensten. For the past 13 years, he drove the CFO of a Dutch multinational at home and abroad practically every day of the week. When the top executive retired, Bram also felt it was time to quit. "We left together," he says.Read more
New website for Bouwens Chauffeursdiensten: high-end service and 100% climate-neutral executive chauffeur services
At Bouwens Chauffeurdiensten, we certainly did not sit still during the corona pandemic. On the contrary, we have a new website, a new online reservation system and offer 100% climate-neutral executive transport.Read more
At bouwens& they like to invest plenty of time in finding the right people. And they do so for a reason: the employees are the company’s main asset. COO Tessa de Grijff spoke with psychologist and advisor Guus Mannaerts, who has been supporting bouwens& since forever in the field of human resources.Read more
For over a decade now, bouwens& has been leading the way in the field of hospitality and facility services. This April however, the company decided to readjust its course. Founder and CEO Michael Bouwens and COO Tessa De Grijff explain.Read more
“Onze missie is niet veranderd, maar we beseffen ons dat we altijd moeten blijven nadenken over hoe we deze invullen. ...
In a digital meeting we spoke with the facility management of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) about the impact COVID-19 is having on the world of facility services. What happened, what changed, and what will the future look like? Here’s a review with some of our findings.Read more
Datagedreven facility management draagt substantieel bij aan de resultaten van kernactiviteiten en steeds meer bedrijven beseffen dit. Download de whitepaper en ontdek hoe ook jullie kunnen kiezen voor de facilitaire dienstverlening van de toekomst.Read more
De Customer Experience (CX), oftewel de totale beleving van bezoekers, is waar het in het kantoor van de toekomst om draait. Hoe bereikt jullie facilitaire dienstverlening een unieke Customer Experience? Het antwoord lees je in deze handleiding.Read more
Avondbeveiligers zijn zeer ervaren en gediplomeerde beveiligers die op de stille uren over uw medewerkers, gebouwen en bezittingen waken.Read more
Het kantoor verandert snel van een reguliere werkomgeving in een moderne ontmoetingsplek. Hoe faciliteren jullie medewerkers en gasten optimaal in de kantooromgeving van het nieuwe normaal? Hoe maken jullie van hospitality en dienstverlening een usp?Read more
Facto is Holland’s leading facility management and corporate housing platform. They asked Michael Bouwens to discuss the trends for 2021.Read more
In an opinion article on FD.nl, according to Michael Bouwens, the provision of a healthy and safe office environment should, if necessary, be made legally compulsory and enforceable.Read more
Onlangs werd Michael Bouwens door RetailTrends gevraagd om zijn mening te geven over gastvrijheid en social distancing in de retail.Read more
bouwens& multi-tenant gebouwen
Tessa de Grijff is COO bij bouwens&, specialist op het gebied van hospitality- en beveiligingsdiensten. Zij vertelt over het bijzondere karakter ...
bouwens& guest journey
Kirsten Stoeltie is Manager Operations bij bouwens&, marktleider in hospitality- en receptiediensten. Zij vertelt hoe de perfecte guest journey eruit ziet ...
bouwens& outsourcen receptiediensten
Eva Varenina is Manager Operations bij bouwens&, marktleider in hospitality- en receptiediensten. Zij vertelt over de voordelen van het outsourcen van ...
This summer, Facto Magazine presented the results of its 'Partner of Choice 2020' survey. With a listing in the top ten, bouwens& is one of the best facility service providers in the Netherlands.Read more
bouwens& beveiliging in de zorg
Sander van Breukelen is Security Manager bij bouwens&, marktleider in hospitality- en beveiligingsdiensten. Bouwens& is onder meer actief in het ...
Michael Bouwens is oprichter en CEO van bouwens&, specialist op het gebied van hospitality- en receptiediensten. Bekijk de video om ...
Tessa de Grijff is COO van bouwens&, specialist op het gebied van hospitality- en beveiligingsdiensten. Zij legt uit waarom diversiteit ...
Due to the corona virus the role of the office changes: from a functional working environment to an inspiring meeting place. Such an office is actually the 'clubhouse' of a company.Read more
More and more companies are gradually opening up. This means that guests must be received again in the office building. But how does that work at 1.5 meters? Presenter Bas van Werven talks about this with Michael Bouwens.Read more
Anderhalvemeterwerktbeter.nl (‘six feet works better’) helps anyone who works at the office to deal with the reality of collaboration in the six feet economy.Read more
The personal requirements - in terms of character and attitude - to become successful as an entrepreneur have been explained to me at a very young age. But please note: by successful I do not mean achieving a certain financial status or position in society. For me, being successful means...Read more
One of the most noticeable characteristics of these times is that we have become more impatient than ever. Everything has to happen quickly, and it has to happen now. When we want something, we expect to find it online within two minutes, and we want to have it delivered within a day. If not...Read more
On 1 January 2020 the new Dutch ‘Wet Arbeidsmarkt in Balans’ or WAB (Labor Market in Balance) will enter into force. The new legislation will have major consequences.Read more
In the second week of September many Dutch organizations participated in the so called Nationale MeewerkWeek (“National Cooperation Week”). For one or more days, managers and boards joined employees on their shifts. Bouwens& also participated this year. What did founder and director Michael Bouwens learn?Read more
Vanaf 1 januari 2020 haalt de overheid een streep door de teruggave van BPM voor auto’s die worden gebruikt voor personenvervoer of - meer specifiek - directievervoer.Read more
bouwens& summer party #4 a'dam toren 2019
From Monday 9 to Friday 13, 2019 the fourth edition of the National Cooperation Week will take place in the Netherlands. Management teams of numerous companies - committed to being a good employer - work side by side with their employees in the field. Bouwens& is a proud participator in this annual event.Read more