What is your role at PM+U?
I’m the Head of Facilities Management. My role involves ensuring the compliance of the business and all the H&S aspects, systems and policies. I have relationships with various types of suppliers – a good mix of contractors from around the country to suit our UK wide portfolio. I ensure they’re thoroughly assessed so we know they’re right for us and our clients.
What would you say is your biggest contribution?
Facilities Management is about finding the right solution to the problem; allocating the correct supplier to the task and ensuring we offer a compliant and safe property for our client whilst maintaining really positive relationships with suppliers, tenants and landlords. It’s also about driving down costs for our clients by finding efficiencies whilst still maintaining high standards.
What do you enjoy about working at PM+U?
I think anyone in FM will say the variety is what they love. This is so true and I can honestly say every day at PM+U brings a new challenge. I really enjoy finding new suppliers and nurturing our relationship as we collaborate in finding strong solutions and driving our standards up across all disciplines.
How would you describe the PM+U culture?
We really have some great people. Everyone chips in and helps each other irrespective of their role within the company. No one is ‘pigeon holed’ in a particular role and all ideas are heard, appreciated and taken on board.
What would your super power be?
I’d love to be able to read people’s mind….
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Do not try to do everything in one day…sometimes it takes time to achieve perfection!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
From a very young age, I always wanted to join the police. I like meeting all kinds of people, from different backgrounds, understanding their experiences and ultimately being able to make a difference.
What might surprise others to know about you?
From the age of 7 to 17 I was in a church choir in Leeds. I was no Paul Potts, but could hold a note.
What would you choose as your last meal?
Paella, garlic bread and a few pints of San Miguel whilst sitting in a quaint Spanish village.
What’s the most important lesson that life has taught you?
Treat everyone well. You never know where people will end up in both life and career - FM is a small world so never burn your bridges….