8 July 2016 | Jamie Harris
The FM industry must remain ‘professionally focused’ in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, according to an FM consultant.
Joanna Lloyd-Davies, FM consultant and BIFM International special interest group member, was speaking ahead of World FM Day, where the group is hosting a series of events, including a lunchtime event on the impact of the referendum result.
Lloyd-Davies said: “This is a particularly interesting event as I didn’t want to leave Europe but the country has voted otherwise. We Brits are resilient and we will work through all the challenges. This industry must remain professionally focused.”
The International special interest group is hosting three events throughout the day next Wednesday as part of World FM Day.
The events are to be held at communications services provider Polycom’s London office, where the group is also inviting people to join via an online stream.
A breakfast event from 8:30am sees the launch of a paper following an FM Leaders’ event discussing international FM practices. The group’s lunchtime event is based on the EU referendum result. David Massingham, a political analyst, examines the impact on the UK and the FM industry of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. The group’s evening event is to focus on empowerment and productivity, with consultant Leesman Index, sharing its international productivity index.
International group committee member Claire Sellick said: “Our three events on 13th July are an opportunity to discuss issues for FMs working internationally whether that is building an effective team, outsourcing services or dealing with the fall out from the referendum to leave the EU.”
For more information about the special interest group’s World FM Day events, click here.
More information about World FM Day can be found at www.globalfm.org