Earlier this year, LCMB and Oxford Brookes University signed a research collaboration for research and knowledge exchange activities.

The team has now successfully secured a Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Innovate UK and BEIS. Under this two-year project, Oxford Brookes University Business School will work closely with the LCMB team to enhance, develop, and extend the services and value we can bring to our clients.

LCMB’s services help transform our clients’ buildings into highly productive workplaces that help organisations and their people to thrive. The portfolio of services provided by LCMB supports our clients to reduce the use of resources, operational costs and carbon footprint while enhancing their staff’s health, wellbeing, and performance.

Given the Government’s commitment to net zero by 2050, there is a need to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption by improving hard and soft facilities management. The imperative to increase value has benefits beyond buildings and is critical to initiating a continual improvement cycle through better space utilisation and resource use. 

The Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (mKTP) will support LCMB to deliver higher value services for our clients as we help them shift to a post-Covid, low-carbon world.

The mKTP is led by Dr Karla Zimpel-Leal, Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise, and Professor Tim Vorley, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, at Oxford Brookes Business School. Both supervisors are part of the Oxford Regions Innovation and Enterprise Lab at Oxford Brookes University.

"We are excited about our collaboration with LCMB, supporting John and the team to realise their growth potential. Working in such a key growth market there are considerable market opportunities for LCMB to scale their customer base and develop their portfolio of services in helping clients to reduce their costs, carbon emissions and energy consumption".

"We do our life’s work in our buildings. At LCMB we believe that every building, whatever its age, history, or appearance can be turned into a great place to work. All workplaces, buildings and estates should be a joy to work in and allow everyone to achieve their best. The mKTP with Karla, Tim and the team at Oxford Brookes University will help us innovate and create solutions that support our clients further improve their workplace performance as they transition to their Net Zero Carbon futures".

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are funded by Innovate UK and BEIS to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through better knowledge, technology, and skills within the UK knowledge base.

Further information:

If you’d like to learn more about how LCMB can help you make your workplaces, buildings and estate work harder for your organisation, people and customers then contact John O’Brien LCMB Founder and MD for an informal, obligation discussion on t: 01295 576000, m: 07711 032137, e: [email protected]

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