The Hot FM and Maintenance Topics You Need to Know About

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#FMBuzz: The Hot FM and Maintenance Topics You Need to Know About

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I know that as a busy facilities management professional you don’t always have time to check what is happening in the world of FM on LinkedIn and Twitter. Hence why our FM network values our quick round-up of FM News.

Joanne Crampton Head of Thorn Baker EFMA lot has been happening over the last month in the world of Facilities Management. Below is a quick round-up of the hottest topics that Facilities Management and Building Services Professionals like you (and my team) have been talking about this month.

Joanne Crampton, Head of Thorn Baker Estates, Facilities & Maintenance

1. Peter Booth kicked off his fantastic initiative #noVANber click here to watch the video. The loss of a van and/or tools can severely impact on a tradesperson – if you haven’t read about the petition that is calling for an investigation into what more can be done to tackle van theft and van tool theft you can read about the petition by clicking here.

2. DMA Group Managing Director Steve McGregor celebrated the hire of Paul Dudley to lead their sales team in Solutions Development. As specialist Facilities Management and Building Services recruiters we know how great it is when you find the very best person for your team. I’d like to wish Paul the very best of luck in his new position.

3. Just about everyone in Yorkshire (myself included!) is chuffed with Channel 4’s choice of Leeds for their new National HQ. This is fantastic news for the city which came out ahead of Manchester and Birmingham in the selection process, it will create 300 new jobs by 2023.

4. David Woodford at Spie Facilities showcased their latest raft of apprentices and the importance of future proofing, training and mentoring. The Hard Services Skills Shortage is a huge topic for our industry. We recently surveyed Facilities Management and Building Services professionals to find out what they thought were the causes of the Hard Services skills shortage.

5. Jeff Dewing, CEO of Cloudfm Group went on the road with some of his Engineers and got back to maintenance basics. Jeff was getting stuck in and helping to reduce waste in breakdowns across their clients’ sites.

6. And finally, Sonia Sotoudeh showed that Integral Birmingham can put the Bake Off contestants to shame with her fantastic cakes in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.


We received some fantastic feedback on last month’s  #FMBuzz – be sure to read about Cloud FM’s 12 new apprentices and one of the funniest installation fails we have seen in a while here.

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