• International Workplace
  • 26 February 2016

RICS and International Workplace to showcase strategic case studies at FM 2016

As part of Facilities Management 2016, taking place on 22-24 March at the NEC, International Workplace and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will be hosting an event looking at the last three series of case studies on strategic FM.

Paul Bagust, UK Commercial Property Director at RICS, will lead a session that takes a look at some of the highlights of the last three series of case studies, including:

  • How the living wage can improve the image of FM
  • Merging asset and facilities management to produce efficiency and flexibility in the NHS
  • How introducing smart working practices can create a sustainable legacy

Guy Stallard, Head of Facilities at KPMG, will speak about the work he and his team have put into reducing the high levels of staff turnover among services staff at his organisation, through the introduction of the Living Wage. Stallard’s remit was to make the change to the Living Wage cost-neutral. Introducing the Living Wage has been very positively received, with staff feeling more valued and ‘visible’. Furthermore, this has also brought about positive business benefits in the form of reduced staff turnover and absenteeism.

John Garrett, Area Service Manager (West) for the North region of NHS Property Services, will highlight the benefits of streamlining estate, property and facilities management, using Merseyside Property Partnership as an example. NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships, Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnership and Renova Developments are working together in partnership to provide strategic estate and facilities services within the area covered by NHS Merseyside.

Simon Carter, Head of Corporate Property at National Grid, will explain how introducing smart working practices has helped the energy provider to create a sustainable legacy. National Grid is in the middle of a multi-billion pound investment programme to meet future energy demands, by modernising and extending its UK networks and connecting new, cleaner energy sources. Its ambition is to transform the way it does business and provide a sustainable legacy as a result of its operations.

Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 of the case studies can be downloaded from the International Workplace website. The fourth series of case studies will be launched in spring 2016.