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Facilities professionals with decades of practical experience at the forefront of workplace management

Martin Pickard FBIFM

Martin Pickard- Facility Manager

Martin Pickard’s career in facilities began as a mailroom assistant in 1970. For more than 40 years he has worked as Facilities Manager, Service Provider, Trainer and Consultant in operational, strategic and leadership roles. A habitual FM activist he was involved in the creation of many of the building blocks of modern facilities management including the AFM, IFMA UK and the BIFM. Martin is a Past President of IFMA UK and a Fellow of the BIFM. Today he runs the FM Guru consultancy, is Chairman of the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers (AMUSF) and is a Director of a number of interiors related businesses.

Martin has been a regular speaker at FM conferences around the world since the 1980s and is a prolific writer of articles and white papers on facilities management. Awards include seven from the British Institute of Facilities Management including two for FM Journalism and being named by FM World as one of the 20 FM Pioneers. In 2015 he received their Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the FM profession. In 2016 PFM Magazine gave him their Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to the Facilities industry. His “What FM’s Do” mindmap has been used by FM organisations, magazines and educational establishments all over the world. Martin describes himself as an FM evangelist and disruptive influence dedicated to advancing the FM profession.