Liz to speak at Pharma Summit in October – San Diego

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Liz is very excited to be speaking at the 2nd ‘Annual Lab Asset & Facility Management in Pharma’ Summit on 22-24 October in San Diego.   She will be giving practical tips to maximize R&D productivity through optimizing workspaces. Here are some soundbites from a related interview she gave;- ‘One of my Kodak moments was listening to the General Manager …

Wisdom is all around us

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This week we find ourselves on the stunning Norwegian Fjords. On this cruise ship (which has disproved every stereotype I had about cruises) one of the guest speakers was Gok Wan. The day before he was due to be on stage, we bumped into him up on deck. Being a bit of a ‘stalker’ (in a nice way) I said …

Facilities Show – London – June 2019

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We had a great time – we started by visiting the IWFM’s excellent stand, having a chat with some familiar faces including Chris Moriarty (pictured) and sipping their excellent coffee – always a sign of a good stand! We walked around the Show, bumping into old friends and talking to Exhibitors and Delegates – it was an inspiring, friendly atmosphere. …

Celebrating World FM Day

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We celebrated World FM Day a bit early initially, at a client Workshop in South Africa, with a great group of people. On the day itself, Liz was a guest Speaker at ‘Celebrating World FM Day’ in Jersey hosted by @IWFM_CI – it was excellent – a series of engaging, interactive and challenging talks about people – helping us to …

Liz in South Africa

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                Liz is in South Africa this week, collaborating on a Service Development Workshop with a client and service partner – she comments “it’s really fascinating to see the progress, especially as they are working on a new style of contract.” She also had the chance to visit a safari park and interact …

Wagamama – self-indulgence or what?

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Doesn’t it always rain in Aberdeen? Well no, not this time. This time we took the sunshine with us. A trip to the East Coast to meet with a prospective new client meant 2 days out – who knew how few flights there are from England to Aberdeen?? On our orange ‘plane we met the Senior Marketing Exec for an …

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 …

Rob saves the day! A lesson in customer service

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Panic, frustration, anger and feeling downright undervalued were just a few of the emotions that made up my morning today. Let me tell you how it all began. It was a wet and chilly morning in Walthamstow, we were preparing to drive home to Stamford after a few days on business in London. Liz and I thought we would go …