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 …

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This month we began working with a new client, SmartSec Security Solutions, delivering a facilitated workshop with their top management team. *** We continued to support Her Majesty’s Courts with a second workshop on the benefits of a collaborative team approach. *** Liz has been confirmed as a support judge for the 2017 BIFM awards. *** Liz attended the FM 2017 …

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 …

Benefits of acting classes to build, strengthen your team

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By Liz Kentish This article originally appeared in firstwomen.co.uk. Who hasn’t felt bored, frustrated and disengaged while sitting in a stuffy training room watching one PowerPoint presentation after another? With this type of theory-based training, people go back to their day job and immediately forget what they’ve learned. The same can be said about team building activities. If we’re forced to …

Should socialising at industry events be compulsory? in FMJ

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Dave Kentish’s response to the question below originally appeared in FMJ. Do you think it is appropriate for an organisation to make socialising at industry events compulsory? What advantages are there to the individual and to the company? How does this conflict with the trend towards work-life balance? THE COACH’S VIEW: DAVID KENTISH, 
DIRECTOR & CO FOUNDER KENTISH AND CO …

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 …

Vanessa Shaw joins Kentish and Co

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People development experts Kentish and Co has appointed Vanessa Shaw as an associate. Based in Dubai, Shaw will be focusing on designing and implementing leadership development programmes. Shaw joins the business as lead trainer and facilitator, and will work across various client accounts in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to nurturing and developing the current account base, Shaw will …

Bosses behaving badly: the coach’s view in FMJ

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Dave Kentish’s response to the question below originally appeared in FMJ. We are often told how important it is to provide timely and constructive feedback to people. However, what tips do you have for providing feedback to your boss when they are behaving in a way that you find unhelpful or inappropriate? THE COACH’S VIEW: DAVID KENTISH, 
DIRECTOR & CO …