Living on an island…

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This weekend I’ve been in Guernsey (pop 62,000) for a BIFM Channel Islands training day, where I was presenting on various topics to a fabulous group of FM professionals, many of whom had never met each other. I had not stopped to consider that Guernsey is such a small island and much closer to France than to the UK. I have …

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Liz and Tom opened the BIFM WIFM conference on the 10th January with a talk on cognitive dissonance, and got everyone fired up and ready for a great day.

It’s Important to Develop People

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We’re absolutely delighted to have our work praised by Jane Sansome, Lead Judge for the Impact on Organisational Performance category in the 2016 BIFM Awards. The article below originally appeared in FM World. Here’s what Jane said: It takes courage and commitment, but the Kentish & Co entry clearly demonstrated how it can lead to transformational change and the basis for a new era …

What I learnt this month… being gracious

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By Liz Kentish. Well, the big night had finally arrived! The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) awards, held at Grosvenor House, and Kentish and Co were a finalist in the Impact on Organisational Performance category. We had our table with clients and associates and we were all feeding off each other’s excitement. Drum roll, and the winner is… Not …

Kentish and Co is Highly Commended at BIFM Awards

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Kentish and Co has been Highly Commended at this year’s 16th annual British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards. Kentish and Co’s partnership with Johnson & Johnson and Sodexo won a prestigious Highly Commended British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards in the Impact on Organisational Performance category. The ceremony, which took place at Grovesnor House on the 10th October, …

Kentish and Co named as BIFM Awards finalist

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The partnership between Kentish and Co, Johnson & Johnson and Sodexo has reached the final stage of the prestigious BIFM Awards 2016. Johnson & Johnson outsourced FM across a number of its European sites to Sodexo in 2013. Although Sodexo had been delivering against all KPIs, there was a degree of disconnect between stakeholders at both companies. Kentish and Co was …

David Kentish joins People Management Group

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David Kentish, Kentish and Co’s director and co-founder, has joined the committee of the British Institute of Facilities Management’s People Management Special Interest Group (http://www.bifm.org.uk/bifm/groups/sigs/peopma) The group was formed in 2009 to represent the interests of anyone involved in managing people in the facilities management sector. The group’s mission is to ensure that people considerations are built into the fabric …