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LCMB Spring Newsletter 2016

john o'brien lcmbLCMB has had a busy start to 2016 and in this short newsletter, we round up what we’ve been up to over the last few months.

Over the last few months, we’ve continued to work with our clients to improve the performance of their buildings, improving utilisation, reducing cost and energy use helping make them more financially and environmentally sustainable.

We launched Whole Life Performance Plus (WLP+) in February 2016, a ground breaking project which aims to identify the best indoor conditions for enhancing people productivity and to deliver those indoor conditions at lowest energy consumption. Our plan is to have a new service to help our clients improve the productivity of their people in building by the end of 2016 and a software as a service (SAAS) solution to optimise people productivity in building in real time by the end of 2016.

We are delighted that our work with University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to create a facilities management strategy to improve their patient experience has been shortlisted for the Constructing Excellence in London & South East Awards 2016 Whole Life Value award.

We have added three new members to our team since the beginning of the year, Tom Cudmore Cristina Calleja and Richard Atkinson.

We plan to continue to invest in innovation, our team and our solutions to help our clients improve the performance and productivity of their buildings and estates, to enhance their return on investment. You can read more detail on what we’ve been up to in our newsletter below and by following the links to our website.

Kind Regards

John O’Brien, Founder & MD

If you are interested in learning how we could help you improve the performance and productivity of your buildings and estates then, please contact me on e: john@lcmb.co.uk, t: 01295 722823 or via www.lcmb.co.uk

 

WLP+ Whole Life Performance Plus Launched 

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LCMB launched their happier, healthier, more productive workplaces project Whole Life Performance Plus (WLP+) at last week’s FMP event at the Celtic Manor.

WLP+ is a new project with backing from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which aims to identify the best indoor conditions for enhancing people productivity and to deliver those indoor conditions at lowest energy consumption.

LCMB will lead the project team which consist of Argent, EMCOR UK and King’s College London who will test the WLP+ solutions in their office buildings, British Council for Offices and Constructing Excellence who will disseminate the WLP+ project findings and The Low Carbon Building Group of Oxford Brookes University who are the academic lead.

At the event Tom Cudmore, LCMB Senior consultant launched “Improving Productivity” a white paper which summarises current research in this area and John O’Brien presented LCMB’s toolkit for improving performance in building and estates.

“Improving building performance, staff productivity, reducing operational costs and energy use has the ability to make organisations more financially and john o'brien lcmb environmentally sustainable. We are really excited about the competitive difference our WLP+ project and performance toolkit can make for our clients.”   John O’Brien, Founder and MD, LCMB.

 

If you would like to know how building performance consultancy LCMB, can help your organisation become more successful then contact John O’Brien on 01295 722 823 or john@lcmb.co.uk.

To download a copy of the LCMB insight “Improving Productivity” or John’s presentation “How to deliver improved building performance and productivity?” please visit the downloads section on our website.

 

LCMB Shortlisted for Constructing Excellence Award 

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LCMB has been shortlisted for the Constructing Excellence in London & South East Awards 2016 Whole Life Value award for their work with University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), to create a facilities management strategy to improve their patient experience. This award celebrates projects which improves the value delivered from the built environment for organisations and the wider community.

The NHS faces a predicted funding gap of £30bn by 2020 and an increased focus on quality and safety flowing from the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public enquiry, and the Government’s response laid out within ‘Hard Truths: The Journey to Putting Patients First’. NHS estates and facilities need to respond to these challenges, as they represent a key component of a quality and safe health service and account for approximately £7bn a year in revenue costs and £3bn of capital investment.

In 2014, UCLH engaged LCMB to create a Facilities Management Strategy that would examine, how the estate and annual controllable FM spend at UCLH could deliver better value.

The FM strategy was developed in consultation with a wide cross section of UCLH patients, staff and stakeholders.

LCMB has been Shortlisted - Constructing Excellence's Whole Life Value Award

“LCMB have been able to help us reduce cost, improve our sustainability performance and identify how we can better align our Facilities Management spend and resources with the UCLH clinical strategy and top 10 objectives. The LCMB team have the skills and experience to make a big difference for any NHS organisation that relies on buildings to function”.

Kieran McDaid, Director of Estates, UCLH.

 

This FM strategy outlines how UCLH propose to make this investment work harder for their patients, staff and stakeholders and align their FM resources more effectively with the delivery of UCLH’s clinical strategy and top 10 objectives. The strategy has been used over the last two years to realise more value from their buildings and FM services.

If you are interested in discussing how the LCMB team can help you improve the performance of your buildings, then contact John by phone on 01295 722823 or john@lcmb.co.uk for a free no obligation consultation.

 

LCMB Welcomes New Employees

LCMB are delighted to announce the addition to the team of Tom Cudmore, who joins us Senior Consultant, Building Performance Solutions and Cris Calleja as Senior Carbon Energy Consultant.

Prior to joining LCMB in a full time capacity Tom completed his MSc in Energy and Sustainable Development at De Montfort University, and worked with LCMB on the Carbon Champions project. Tom has a background in academia, health, and human sciences, and has delivered projects with groups as diverse as Olympic athletes and NHS patients.

Tom’s arrival at LCMB brings a unique perspective to the organisation, looking at the impact of the built environment on the wellbeing and productivity of people in the workplace.

Cristina is an experienced consultant with over 10 years experience working within environmental management in the private and public sectors. She has expertise in advising a range of organisations to deliver cost and carbon efficiencies. With her skills in strategic development, technological expertise and process change, she delivers successful results often in challenging and time-constrained settings.

Cristina is focused on helping our clients minimise the carbon and energy used in operating their buildings to reduce the financial and environmental impact.

To view their profiles, please visit our people page on the website

 

Fundraising for Helen and Douglas House

Fundraising for Helen and Douglas House by LCMB

Three of our team members, Anne, Anna and Rudi took part in a 23 mile walk along the Thames Path and raised over £300 for Helen and Douglas House.

Helen & Douglas House cares for terminally ill children, young adults and their families through exceptional hospice care. They provide medical, emotional and practical support, helping families make the most of their time together.

The event took place on the 21st of May 2016 and the team really enjoyed it, but are still complaining about sore feet! 

To make a donation please visit justgiving where you will find more details and you can also support the team via text message. All support will be gratefully received!

 

LCMB appoints Richard Atkinson as Non-Executive Director

LCMB appoints Richard Atkinson as Non-Executive Director.

Richard has built and led new venture teams in the science and engineering sector, including university spinouts, venture capital funded businesses, and independent start-ups. He has developed tailored strategy tools to help corporate managers respond to new product contexts, and taught these at Warwick and Aston University.  His leadership and strategy work is complemented by a strong grounding in product development, intellectual property and finance.  Richard is an experienced chairman of new ventures.

Richard holds an MBA from IESE business school in Spain and is a Sainsbury Management Fellow.  He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and spent his early career as an engineer at Ford in the UK and Germany.

john o'brien lcmb“I am delighted to welcome Richard to LCMB. He will be a great addition to our management team and will help us deliver our innovation and growth plans for our business. Richard has great experience in managing innovation with, high growth businesses”

John O’Brien , Founder and MD, LCMB.

“This is a verLCMB appoints Richard Atkinsony exciting time to be joining the LCMB business. The team have secured Innovate UK and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) support to develop ground breaking solutions to provide healthier, happier more productive offices. I look forward to working with John and the team at LCMB to help improve the performance and quality of the UK’s building stock”

Richard Atkinson, Non-Executive Director, LCM

 

Ironman Challenge

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John O’Brien, our MD and founder has signed up for the Ironman 70.3 Dublin event in August of this year to raise money to help feed Syrian refugees.

The on-going violence in Syria has meant that over 450,000 people (at least 4,000 of which are children) have lost their lives in the conflict. As well as around 12.5 million people becoming displaced.

This event will see John swim 1.9km, cycle 90km and run 21.1km on 14th August 2016 through Dublin, his home city.

All the money raised by John will make a difference, going directly to charity, as he’s covering the full cost of participating in the event.

john o'brien lcmb“Like many people, I was moved by the tragic pictures of the plight of the Syrian refugees on television and inspired to help Sunny Araf, a colleague from the Goldman Sach 10,000 SME programme, who is raising £2m for this charity through GLM (Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre). This will be a tough event but I am hoping to raise £1,500 towards Sunny’s target”

John O’Brien

 

If you have been touched by this crisis or would like to help John raise money for this great cause you can donate at John’s Justgiving page

 

 

If you would like to know how building performance consultancy LCMB, can help your organisation become more successful

then contact us:

www.lcmb.co.uk

 01295 722 823

or john@lcmb.co.uk.

 

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