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 Mitie Group PLC. During the day, the informative sessions were split into four ‘hubs’: Workplace, People, Competitive Advantage and ThinkFM Lab. Particular highlights for Larch were the Education case study based on the move for The University of the Arts to their new home in King’s Cross/St Pancras, and Driving Efficiencies through Effective Collaboration, a session that outlined the success of the BS 11000 certification.
Of course, our favourite session was led by Larch’s MD, Lucy Jeynes, and introduced our sourcing decision model. Lucy’s session was full of useful information and tips to help organisations decide the best way to have their FM needs looked after. Lucy took her extensive experience of advising clients whether in-house FM, out-sourced TFM or a multitude of different providers are right for them, and turned her knowledge into a few key points. Not only was this an incredibly useful session for the clients in the room, it also got us all thinking about how vital the right FM solution can be.