FM Guru - Facilties Managment

Providing advice, support and inspiration to those involved in the management of the workplace

About us

Everyone at FM Guru Consultancy & Training is passionate about facilities management and is committed to providing advice, support and inspiration to those involved in the management of the workplace. Our belief is that properly designed and expertly managed facilities add genuine value to the organisations that they serve and that FM delivers a valuable contribution to the economy, to society and to individuals. Since 2003 we have been helping our clients to realise this and they have benefited from the results.

Founded by Martin Pickard, FM Guru is a team of senior facilities consultants with extensive experience of operating at top levels in major organisations around the world. All of our Senior Consultants have operated at boardroom level as both FM customers and service providers. All of our Consultants have extensive operational experience of facilities management. All of our Associates are experts in the many specialist areas that fall within the FM footprint such as Outsourcing, Performance and Workspace

If you need assistance with your facilities strategy, want to develop more effective relationships with your FM customers and providers or simply need support from a consultant for your FM projects, then consider the benefits of working with FM Guru and call us today on 01908 282915 to discuss how we can help, or send us your enquiry online and we'll get back to you.

Our Team

MARTIN PICKARD FBIFM

MARTIN PICKARD FBIFM

    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.

    The Team

    The Team

      FM Guru Consultancy & Training has developed from a collaborative alliance of like-minded facilities professionals into a cohesive and effective consultancy organisation. Each team member contributes their own specialism, experience and style to ensure that every client receives the best solution to their needs.

      Our Senior Consultants have all operated as in-house facilities managers as well as working at board room level for facilities service providers before becoming consultants. Their extensive experience is supplemented by a common passion for the continued development of the FM discipline through training, research and lifelong learning.

      FM Guru Associates are available with expertise in all of the wide variety of support service disciplines and workplace related services. The depth, variety of experience and location of our network members ensures that there is always someone who can help.

      Why us?

      Customers looking for support from a consultancy organisation need to be satisfied that they are dealing with industry experts who have a proven track record of completed projects and satisfied customers. The FM Guru Consultancy & Training team have over 150 years of industry experience of operating at the most senior levels of the facilities sector. We commit to agreed deliverables in every project that we work on and use all of our abilities to ensure that the results our clients need are delivered on time and within budget.

      FM Guru consultants are active members of professional associations and institutes covering the wide and varied remit of facilities management. These include the BIFM, IFMA, FMA, ILM, IOD, CIM, NEBOSH, IOSH, ITOL, IEMA and RICS and Martin Pickard is Patron of the FM Charity Network Forum/

      We start all of our projects by asking lots of questions and listening hard to what you say and just as importantly, what you don't say. We don’t have a prescriptive ‘one size fits all’ approach to consultancy recognising that every business has its own culture, values and priorities. If we don’t think we can help, we’ll suggest someone who can. We update our case studies regularly but please contact us if you have questions about our experience. We are also happy to put you in touch with clients who will be happy to provide further references.

      BACKGROUND & ETHOS

      The origins of FM Guru Consultancy & Training go back to the early 1990’s when Martin Pickard began writing and speaking about facilities management whilst still working as a practising Facility Manager. In 2003 he established FM Guru as a consultancy and training business and the brand became a focal point for senior FM professionals who share the same passion for facilities management and what can be achieved when it is performed at the highest levels.

      Martin and his wife Penny Bruce run a portfolio of business interests through their limited Company Denton Business Services of which The FM Guru Consultancy is a trading division. The business is underpinned by their personal values of service, professionalism, integrity, enthusiasm, fellowship and commitment. The team they have gathered at The FM Guru Consultancy all share these values and apply them to the benefit of their clients.

      Today The FM Guru Consultancy is well established as a completely independent, highly ethical and responsible business providing consultancy and communication services to the property and facilities management marketplace. Facility managers, service providers and anyone interested in FM are invited to benefit from our unparalleled professional experience and knowledge. For advice, support and inspiration in the world of Facilities Management call 01908 282915.

      Our Clients

      Testimonials

      • One of most useful days I have ever spent at a training course.

        Facilities Manager, Pharmaceutical Co
      • This has helped me to refocus our team and get the results we need.

        Contract Manager, FM Service Provider
      • The day flew by with so many great tips and ideas. Really useful

        Business Development Manager, Cleaning Co
      • The exercises and group discussions made for an excellent day. Fast moving and inspirational!

        Head of Property, Utilities Co
      • A fascinating insight into the wider aspects of FM. This has inspired me.

        FM Recruitment Consultant
      • What an eye-opener. Gave me a real understanding of the bigger picture. Truly inspirational

        Facilities Co-ordinator, Car Manufacturer
      • A fabulous overview of the entire FM procurement process. This has saved me weeks of effort.

        Procurement Manager, Telecomms Co
      • We are always being told to be more strategic. Now I have the tools to do so.

        Facilities Manager, FM Service Provider

      Case studies

      CASE STUDY: G4S INTEGRATED SERVICES

      CASE STUDY: G4S INTEGRATED SERVICES

      Case study in event management

      CASE STUDY: DIAGNOSTIC, STRATEGY AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

      CASE STUDY: DIAGNOSTIC, STRATEGY AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

      Case study in project management

      CASE STUDY: STRATEGIC ANALYSIS AND SOLUTIONS

      CASE STUDY: STRATEGIC ANALYSIS AND SOLUTIONS

      Case study in strategic analysis & solutions

      CASE STUDY: RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

      CASE STUDY: RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

      Case study in relationship management

      CASE STUDY: OUTSOURCING

      CASE STUDY: OUTSOURCING

      Case study in outsourcing

      CASE STUDY: CHANGE MANAGEMENT

      CASE STUDY: CHANGE MANAGEMENT

      Case study in change management

      FAQs

      Q. WHAT GEOGRAPHIC AREAS DO YOU COVER?

      A. Our office base is in Milton Keynes but our consultants are based around the country allowing us to work practically anywhere. We have worked for clients in all corners of Great Britain and Ireland as well as across Europe and in many other countries around the world.

      Q. HOW DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SERVICES?

      A. The fee for every commission is negotiated with the client and varies depending on the nature of the project. Fees are normally based on a day rate plus expenses and VAT and are subject to our standard terms and conditions.

      Q. WHO ARE DENTON BUSINESS SERVICES?

      A. FM Guru is a trading division of Denton Business Services Ltd, a private company owned by the Directors, Martin Pickard and Penny Bruce. Invoices for FM Guru work are raised by Denton Business Services Ltd which is the legal entity for all contracts entered into by FM Guru.

      Q. DO YOU HAVE ANY VACANCIES?

      A. We are always happy to hear from people who are interested in working with us and opportunities arise from time to time for both permanent and freelance staff. If you are an experienced facilities management consultant please drop us a line at jobs@fmguru.co.uk. No agencies please – we will never place work with cold callers.

      Q. CAN I BOOK YOU TO SPEAK AT OUR CONFERENCE?

      A. Martin Pickard and other team members speak regularly at conferences and seminars around the world. Fees vary depending on the nature and location of the event. For more information call us on 00 44 (0)1908 282915.

      Contact us

      You can use any of the following methods to contact us or, alternatively, use the contact form to send us a message.

      Contact us

      01908 282 915
      info@fmguru.co.uk
      Units 1, 4, 5, 6 & 7
      Water Hall Farm,
      Wavendon Road,
      Salford,
      Milton Keynes
      MK17 8AZ