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Liz to speak at Pharma Summit in October – San Diego

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 …

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Facilities Show – London – June 2019

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 …

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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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Socially awkward? Here’s what to do when someone gives you the cold shoulder (listen up Theresa May)

This week, when Theresa May was seen being awkwardly excluded from salutations at the EU summit, many felt her pain. A video has emerged in which the Prime Minister appears to be being ignored by other attendees. It was tweeted by journalists covering Thursday morning’s event in Brussels and shows Mrs May fidgeting, while her European counterparts greet each …

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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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Fund-raising, networking and clay pigeon shooting

Last month, I was delighted to take part in Incentive FM’s first ever Clay Pigeon Shoot, an event that I invited myself to after seeing it talked about on Twitter! Joining i-FM’s crack team of shooters, aptly named Friendly Fire, we took on the other four teams on one of the hottest days of the …

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