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15 October 2018
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FM Interview

Read in-depth facilties management features, interviews with leading figures, round table reports and building case studies.


  • History of FM interview seriesA series of oral interviews on the history of FM. 11 August 2013
  • Chair and chair alikeA year ago, Ismena Clout and Liz Kentish took on the roles of BIFM chair and deputy chair, respectively. It's been an eventful 12 months... 23 May 2013
  • History of FM: Pro-motionIn 1991, more than 90 IBM employees bought out the company's FM division. The resulting business, Procord, went on to blaze a trail in outsourced FM provision before being acquired by Johnson Controls in 1994. In this interview, Leigh Carter talks to David Burnett and Ian Mills, two of the people who made the move from IBM to Procord and who became instrumental in the service contractor's subsequent success. 25 February 2013
  • First principles: History of FMBefore the BIFM there was the AFM the Association of Facilities Managers. That organisation's last chairman, Geoff Gidley, played a key role in the merger of the AFM with the Institute of Facilities Management (IFM) to form today's BIFM. Here, in the BIFM's 20th year, Gidley talks to his successor and the combined institute's first chairman, Marilyn Standley, about the institute's earliest days. 14 January 2013
  • Pointing the way: History of FMJoanna Lloyd-Davies interviews architect-turned-artist Terry Trickett about his involvement in the early days of the facilities management profession. 19 July 2012
  • Offensive actionA partnership between Mitie's Waste & Environmental business and University College London has led to a dramatic shift in the way clinical waste is both categorised and processed. 13 July 2012
  • Rising Stars of FM: event videosWe asked our rising stars some questions at the Heron Tower. Here's what they had to say. 04 July 2012
  • Round Table: FM as the face of the brandOn Tuesday 26th June, FM World held a round table event on The Face of the Brand: FM's role in maintaining an organisation's image. 02 July 2012
  • Desk jobWhen design software developer Autodesk needed to move its UK headquarters, an opportunity to review the type of workplace its employees needed presented itself. Martin Read reports on One Discovery Place the result of an extensive fit-out project 02 July 2012
  • What makes a Rising Star?Here, we ask what conclusions can be drawn from our snapshot of the sector's current leading lights. 21 June 2012
  • A cut above: Rising Stars of FMFM is the ideal career choice for the laterally minded, the eternally enthusiastic and anyone not afraid of a challenge or two. That was the view of our Rising Stars when they assembled at the Heron Tower in London 21 June 2012
  • Top ManGareth Tancred's appointment as BIFM chief executive followed five months of doing the same job in an interim capacity and just over two years as the institute's chief operating officer. 07 June 2012
  • Captain Pickard: History of FMMartin Pickard is one of the industry's most recognisable figures, and a pioneer in its development. Here, consultant Lucy Jeynes asks him about going boldly where no FM... 07 June 2012
  • Just Williams: History of FMIn the beginning it came down to Bernard Williams' seminal texts to help define the nascent facilities management sector in the 1970s. Here, as part of our History of FM series, he talks to fellow FM consultant Barry Varcoe about his career 17 May 2012
  • FM World Interview: Frank Duffy (CBE) and Peter McLennanIn our sixth interview with the people who helped shape FM, lecturer Peter McLennan talks to Frank Duffy CBE about his part in the development of FM in the UK. 22 March 2012
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