Build Facilities Management Awards 2016

2016 Facilities Management Awards Build 41 arch Consulting has built a reputation for its intelligent and innovative work that has achieved truly successful outcomes for their clients. This is reflected in their long-standing working relationships with organisations and individuals, which often span many years. Lucy explains that the mission of the firm continues to be to provide independent, objective, expert advice on all things FM. “FM represents a significant part of every organisation’s spend, impacting on productivity, profitability, brand and reputation. It’s important to get it right, and to get the best value for money. Our support includes the development and delivery of facilities services for brand new buildings or developments, including the Bullring, GLA City Hall, The Pearl of the Gulf (Qatar), Princess Nora Hospital (Saudi Arabia), the National Museum of Oman and most recently, London’s coolest new building, the Design Museum, which opened in November. “We manage the FM tender process on behalf of our clients, who this year have included the Natural History Museum, Croydon Council and the Europe- an headquarters and training centre of AgCo, who make Massey Ferguson and Fendt tractors. We work with clients who have in-house and mixed FM teams, to improve their services and provide support on FM issues to a wide range of organisations, such as banks, insurance companies, shopping centres, mu- seums, government agencies and defence facilities. Our clients represent the best known brand names across the sectors where we work, and around two thirds of our work is repeat business. A significant proportion of our new clients are sourced from introductions and recommendations from our clients. “In the face of Brexit, we at Larch Consulting have noted that the FM indus- try is now facing a range of new challenges. Many of the major FM service providers operating in the UK are based in mainland Europe, and their forward business strategies will depend on the way the Brexit is handled. Around 25% of the operational FM workforce in the UK do not have British passports, so decisions about freedom of movement for workers will have a big impact also. However, in times of turmoil and change, expert advice can help to plan the way forward, so we expect our business to grow during this period as more people seek specialist support to help plan their future FM.” Best FM & Business Infrastructure Consultancy - UK Larch Consulting is a specialist facilities management consultancy started in 1995, with members of the firm’s specialist technical and management team having been influential and active in the FM sector since it became established over thirty years ago. The firm works with clients in the public, commercial and charity sectors in the UK and EMEA. We spoke to Lucy Jeynes, Managing Director, to find out more. L FM160052 Company: Larch Consulting Ltd Name: Lucy Jeynes, Managing Director Email: [email protected] Web Address: Telephone: 01926 314312