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The latest news and successes from the Larch team.

  1. Michael Cant Awarded Honorary Fellowship

    Michael Cant, CEO of Larch Consulting, is today awarded an Honorary Fellowship at Glyndwr University in recognition of his contribution to the University (where he recently completed a term as Chair of the Board of Governors) and of his wider contribution to field of facilities and infrastructure strategy. Mike’s relationship with the University began when […]

  2. Woman of Achievement Awards

    STOP PRESS – We are very proud to announce that our Managing Director, Lucy Jeynes is an FM Category Finalist in the Women in the City, Woman of Achievement Awards 2013.

  3. All About FM

    The BIFM Scotland Regional annual conference, All About FM, takes place this year at Murrayfield Stadium on 10 October. There’s a great programme of speakers, including Lucy Jeynes from Larch, who will be talking about The Art of Intelligent Negotiation.  This is sure to be a popular session. To find out more about the conference, […]

  4. The Outsourcing Hokey Cokey

    Our Managing Director, Lucy Jeynes, will be speaking at the CPD Foundation on New Trends in FM Contracting on 1 October in London.  To find out more about this event, or to sign up, visit the CPD Foundation website here: http://www.cpdfoundation.com/events/01-oct-13-new-trends-in-fm-contracting-the-outsourcing-hokey-cokey

  5. FM and brand values

    The latest FM World Round Table focused on the role that FM should be playing in maintaining and protecting an organisation’s brand values, and was attended by Lucy Jeynes, Larch’s Managing Director. Lucy also introduced one of Larch’s clients and good friends, Paul Hinkley of Waitrose, to the session. As someone who knows first-hand how […]

  6. Larch at ThinkFM conference

    On 18th June, all of the top names in FM were to be found at The Royal College of Physicians, London, at the 2012 ThinkFM conference. The attendees were treated to an excellent introductory session by Sahar Hashemi, founder of Coffee Republic, and an inspirational speech at the drinks reception from Ruby McGregor-Smith, CEO of […]

  7. No Demographic Timebomb at Larch

    At Larch we’re used to bucking the trend. When it comes to the belief that FM sector may be at risk of losing vital knowledge and value through an aging workforce, we know that we haven’t got anything to worry about. Over the last few months, Larch’s Consultants have been winning awards left, right and […]

  8. The history of FM

    Larch has been in the business of Facilities Management Consultancy for over seventeen years now, so it’s fair to say that we have been around for longer than FM has been well known. It makes sense, therefore, that Lucy Jeynes, Larch’s Managing Director, was the perfect choice to interview one of FM’s founders and gurus […]

  9. Can FM be innovative, asks Cant

    Mike Cant asked the attendees at this year’s Facilities Show whether simply coming up with new ideas for a client is really innovation? Cant, one of Larch’s founding partners brought a refreshing opinion to the FMJ Debate – Can FM be innovative? – focusing on what innovation really is and how suppliers can come up […]

  10. Larch joins Twitter

    Social media is becoming more and more central to the marketing strategies of companies in all sectors, and FM is not alone is welcoming its use as a vital tool for communicating with clients and colleagues. Larch is always quick to embrace new technologies and find new ways to promote our consultants and so we […]

  11. Making it happen at the University of Bristol

    Building on the success of a 2009 Value for Money and Best Practice review, it was natural that the University of Bristol looked to Larch for help when it embarked on a programme of change, based on Larch’s recommendations. Through on-site support, implementation of the recommendations and close collaborative working with various stakeholders at all […]

  12. The differentiation race: are you a winner or a loser?

    Does differentiation really matter in the service industry? Hear Larch Consulting’s MD Lucy Jeynes and Ian Cox and Nick Shaw discuss why the usual approaches to differentiation do not work and what real and effective differentiation looks like at the FMA event on 14th June. The debate will be held at the Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone […]

  13. Larch has a whole constellation of stars!

    We already knew that we have the best team in the business at Larch, so it’s nice to have this confirmed. Lee Griffin and Chris Rowe, Senior Consultants at Larch Consulting, have recently been awarded the accolade of being named as two of the Rising Stars of the Facilities Management Sector by FM World Magazine. Just 35 […]

  14. Caroline Plane voted one to watch in FM

    Caroline Plane, Senior Consultant at Larch Consulting, has been voted one of FMx magazine’s 40 under Forty in the Facilities Management sector. Caroline was awarded this fantastic achievement for her dedication to building supply chain relationships and the numerous examples of her success in this area through her work at Larch. Nigel Dews from Harrow […]

  15. Is FM ready to face up to the big challenges and define its own future?

    Following the Workplace Futures conference, a White Paper has been produced looking at the future of Facilities Management. The paper, New Needs. New Solutions? is the fascinating reaction of several key players in the world of FM strategy to the question of whether the sector can continue to grow in the face of the continued […]

  16. RLF Larch collaboration

    The collaboration of RLF and Larch Consulting brings clients expert infrastructure advice and consultancy that harnesses the specialist experience of both organisations in a single, seamless service. Traditionally, business infrastructure and facilities projects have been approached from the bottom up, starting with the detail. RLF Larch turns this model on its head and begins with […]

  17. Lucy Jeynes guarantees satisfaction

    At Larch we are passionate about the fact that Facilities Management is a great field in which to work. Although we come from different backgrounds and have widely different skills, we are united by the fact working in FM is a career that is varied, busy and fulfilling. Last year, Lucy Jeynes wrote a fascinating […]

  18. MD’s words hit home at Workplace Futures

    Larch’s MD, Lucy Jeynes, spoke at the Workplace Futures conference recently and went down a storm. Praised for her ‘eloquent’ and ‘timely’ presentation on FM procurement in the most recent edition of the FM World magazine, she focused on how FMs can communicate better with suppliers: ‘We need to get more of the ear of […]

  19. Larch’s star Consultant can now add published author to her list of achievements!

    Caroline Plane, Senior Consultant at Larch, is always winning prizes: her Facilities Management MSc saw her being awarded the BIFM and CEM prizes for Outstanding Performance, the Hays FM Prize for ‘Best Dissertation’, as well as scooping a RICS South East Student Award, and now her first research paper has been published in the Facilities […]

  20. Larch at the Facilities Show

    Mike Cant, Managing Director at Larch, will be speaking at the Facilities Show – one of the biggest annual FM events, this year held at the NEC in Birmingham from 15th to 17th May. To see Mike and many other inspiring and informative speakers, register for free tickets on the website: http://www.facilitiesshow.com/. Several members of […]

  21. Training session run by Larch MD

    Lucy Jeynes, MD at Larch, is no stranger to running BIFM training courses, in fact she has been involved with training for BIFM since before it was officially formed. The training course has been running for several years, is consistently fully-booked and always receives excellent feedback for its helpful and diverse programme and the ideal […]

  22. ‘FM is not a commodity’, says Lucy Jeynes

    Several key players in the world of FM procurement met for a debate run by Supply Management and FM World magazines, sponsored by Office Depot, to discuss to improve supply chain management. They concluded that procurement should consider the people behind the facilities management goods and services they buy and Larch’s MD, Lucy Jeynes, accurately […]

  23. Larch at Workplace Futures

    Managing Director, Lucy Jeynes, will be presenting at the Workplace Futures Conference on 21stFebruary at One America Place, London. Her topic – Let’s talk about it: communication in FM – is something we’re passionate about at Larch and she will be using many examples of good (and bad) communication, she has encountered in her sixteen […]

  24. Lucy keynote speaker at Think FM conference

    Lucy Jeynes, Managing Director at Larch Consulting, will be one of the principal speakers at the BIFM’s annual Think FM conference being held on 18th June at The Royal College of Physicians, London. Lucy is known for being a vibrant, engaging and natural speaker, which means that if you’ve ever worked with her, you’ll know […]

  25. Blues singers, writers and poets – welcome to the world of FM

    Check out the intriguing underworld of FM, according to Managing Director Lucy Jeynes. Lucy opened up to Facilities Management Journal’s Simon Iatrou about her rise to success, her love of writing and how she’s going to put facilities management to rights. http://www.fmjonline.org/index.htm