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25 April 2014
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Our people

Who's who at FM World magazine:

Martin Read is managing editor of FM World. He has more than twenty years’ experience in B2B publishing. As well as a full range of editorial workflow skills, from research and subbing to feature and report writing, he has an aptitude for the editor’s ambassadorial role. Currently, he is concentrating on editorial project management skills having spent two years developing business for one of the country’s leading (yet somehow criminally unsung) small business publishers. This has included writing tenders and working with some of the country’s largest membership organisations.

As well as magazine experience, Martin has chaired roundtable meetings, hosted awards dinners and developed presentations. He has also developed the editorial aspect of two new magazine launches and helped manage the transition of titles from one publisher to another (a process that can get quite messy, let me tell you).

My current favourite building is the as-yet unfinished Shard at London Bridge. It’s the very definition of multi-use with office space, restaurants, viewing gallery and residential accommodation. I can understand people’s concerns about the changing London skyline, but the sheer drama of the Shard does it for me.

David Arminas is news editor on FM World and a Canadian reporter who has worked in Britain for many years on business and trade magazines. He specialises in facilities management and supply chain issues.

My favourite building has to be the new Canadian War Museum in the capital Ottawa, opened in 2005. It sits on parkland beside the wide Ottawa River, yet only a ten-minute bus ride to downtown. It is environmentally friendly, from its expansive grass roof – which people can walk across – to using river water for cooling, but putting the water back at the correct temperature. The 440,000 square foot building houses artifacts within its huge indoors auditoria. But is also is a place for study thanks to a research centre containing documents, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photos and tape recordings, not to mention rare books. A spacious restaurant is available as well as a sheltered outdoor caféoffering views across the river towards the wooded shores of Quebec province.

Natalie Li is assistant editor on FM World. Her background lies in feature writing, she has an NCTJ in magazine journalism from Harlow College and previously worked as a features writer for regional press titles, including the South London Press.

My favourite building is Gaudi’s unfinished Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Vast and imposing, it takes my breath away. The stunning curves and bends in the structure are beyond extraordinary. I’ll definitely be going back, hopefully one day when it’s finally completed.

James Richards is the sub editor of FM World. In his spare time, he
writes for the stage.

My favourite building is the now-derelict Battersea Power Station, which sits by the Thames in London. I loves its art deco chimney stacks and overall state of decrepitude. I am pleased the proposed development will give it a new lease of life.

Aysha Miah
Aysha Miah is production executive on FM World and has a background of working in production on International B2B titles. She lives in Brighton and studied art and design in Sussex.
Brighton Pavilion
My favourite building is the Royal Pavilion in my home town - it is architecturally stunning and the gardens can be a peaceful place to stroll when not over-run with tourists. 

Mark Parry
Mark Parry is art director of FM World and created the launch designs for FM World and has been involved in the subsequent redesign. Mark has 25 years’ experience in art editing and started his career on auto and trade magazines moving to VNU to art edit business and management titles. He has an honours degree in fine art.
Bow Quarter
My favourite building is the Bryant and May factory in Bow because my grandfather worked there all his life. It is now a residential development known as the Bow Quarter.  

Daniel Swainsbury is art editor on FM World and is responsible for designing the layouts as well as commissioning illustrations. After graduating with a degree in graphic design, Daniel started his career in various design studios before joining the Telegraph Group designing various sections of the newspaper and its marketing. 
Royal Festival Hall
My favourite building is The Royal Festival Hall, part of the Southbank complex. Not the most attractive building from the outside, but one that has a rich history in the arts. 

Sam Kesteven is FM World's picture editor. His background was originally in music but then moved into photography, he worked for four years on the picture desk at Time Out before beginning as picture editor and staff photographer at Redactive Publishing. 
My favourite building is Norman Fosters McLaren building. I had to do a shoot there last year and was blown away with the look and feel of the building. Gaining access was via a basement level hallway, once past all the top secret research areas the lift brings you up into the huge curved glass atrium, the pond outside feels close enough to paddle in! Even the collection of F1 cars can’t distract you from the design.

Claire Echavarry is FM World's picture editor, and has worked on the title since its launch in 2004. With a picture library background, she worked at Retna and Getty Images before joining FM World's publishers, Redactive, in 2003. She is responsible for all photographic commissions and images in the magazine.
My favourite building is the Wales Millennium Centre in my hometown of Cardiff. The multi-purpose arts complex was designed and built to reflect the spirit of the nation. Definitely an iconic building for Wales.

Adam Potter is a sales executive working across the FM World portfolio and works with clients to plan and implement their advertising and marketing requirements. This includes FM World magazine, the FM World and BIFM website, and sponsorship opportunities such as Good Practice Guides and roundtable events. Adam is now on his second stint with FM World, having originally worked on the title from 2006 to 2008. He has founded a career in sales after completing college, and now has seven years working within media.
My favourite building is the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal FC. I have visited many stadia in Britain and abroad, but architecturally this is the most pleasing. Inside, it gives spectators wonderful views in great comfort and has excellent amenities. Its contoured roof is designed specifically to allow maximum light and airflow to the pitch.