Life as an FM

Liz interviewed in ‘Facilitate Magazine’ in August

Facilitate Magazine interviewed several Specialists including Liz about the state of recruitment and what the IWFM’s ‘2019 Market Outlook’ report says about training in the sector – overall, it’s positive! Some highlights from her interview The FM sector is in quite good shape as the wider economic conditions remain strong – considerable growth ahead.” Clients …

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‘Introduction to the Facilities Management Profession’ event 1st May 2019

The IWFM People Management Special Interest Group organized this excellent event, hosted by Arcadis at Kings Cross. It was great to hear various perspectives on why Facilities Management is such a dynamic space, from six inspiring Speakers. The concepts of ‘the diversity of opportunities and chances to explore, underpinned by lifelong learning’ were made and echoed, …

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Wagamama – self-indulgence or what?

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 …

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Living on an island…

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 …

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Kentish and Co featured in Women in Trade & Business Magazine

“Victoria O’Farrell, Simi Sandhi-Whitaker, Bianca Angelico, Liz Kentish and Cheryl-Anne Sanderson are just a few of the fun, passionate and beautifully spirited women working in facilities management.” Kentish and Co’s very own MD Liz Kentish and associate Victoria O’Farrell are featured in the fantastic Women in Trade & Business Magazine’s Autumn 2016 edition, which is …

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Women in FM Question Time

FM might still be a male-dominated profession, but it’s a mistake to think that male FMs don’t understand what it’s like to be in the minority. At the recent Women in FM Question Time event #askwifm, each of the panellists, had to say something about themselves that very few people knew. Ross Abbate, MD of …

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Can a new approach of Emotional Intelligence help the construction industry to hit its targets?

A constant plague on the construction industry, as on any industry, is poor project performance. Particularly in an industry which relies so heavily on teams and interpersonal relations, effective leadership and people management is key. Can a new approach of Emotional Intelligence help the construction industry to hit its targets? Emotional Intelligence (EI) has a …

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Facilities Manager Richard Bradley discusses the power of social networking

I am really beginning to trust in the power of networking. I moved from the UK to Germany in January 2013, leaving a very comfortable long term job position in the process. I was mindful that I must keep in contact with my established network, as these relationships had been built over many years and …

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Taking Facilities Management from the basement to boardroom – is training always the answer?

Imagine, you go home this evening, go to bed and go to sleep. While you’re sleeping a ‘miracle’ happens. When you get to work, FM is now high on the agenda, you and your team have a real influence on the direction of the organisation. Imagine that… What would be the first signs that something …

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