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We are now seeing the beginning of the end of COVID-19 restrictions and, hopefully, the pandemic across the UK.

This positive news means that we can look to the future and plan with more certainty.

Now, at last, the UK’s businesses, universities and all manner of organisations are planning for the safe return of their employees to the workplace. While most will retain a hybrid working model, based on the success of remote working, the office and workplace still have an important role to play.

We encourage all organisations to think about how they can improve the health, wellbeing and performance of their workplaces as well as making them COVID-19 secure. This return to work offers a once in a generation opportunity to re-design and engineer your workplace performance and experience.

There is also a longer-term opportunity to reshape both the environment and size of your workplace and estate, releasing costs that are better invested in your employees and customers.

If you are grappling with how to manage a safe and productive return to your workplace, do watch our July webinar on catchup where you’ll hear expert insights and tips. More on that below.

We have also updated our ‘Managing a Safe and Productive Return to our Workplaces’ guide, which is currently in production. In that, we detail how to update processes, adjust or maintain current health and safety measures, and how to be mindful of your people’s mental health and wellbeing.

The team at LCMB are having a busy summer helping our clients prepare for their safe and productive return to work and are all looking forward to squeezing in some leave before September. I do hope that you, too, manage a break before everything ramps up. Do get in contact if we can help you in anyway.



John O’Brien

Founder and MD

[email protected]


Join Our September Webinar: How Net Zero is changing the way we do business and how it can be used to attract and retain customers


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Join us and our guest panel at 11am on Thursday 16 September to understand where to start with your Net Zero carbon journey. We’ll explain the background to the legalisation and policy in the UK and give you some tools to begin your transformation to net zero carbon.

If you need to get started, or accelerate your Net Zero carbon journey, then join us in September. See you then.

Read our blog: How to manage a Safe and Productive Return To Work


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Since most COVID-19 restrictions were lifted on 19 July, many people are relieved, keen to get out and about and back to work. Others remain anxious. Then there are those in between who are happy to have more freedom but remain optimistically cautious.

Business will probably never be the same again. COVID-19 hasn’t magically gone. But we believe that offices can still deliver an excellent employee experience, even in a post COVID-19 world. We’ve all worked from home for so long that many people have become isolated and even struggled with their mental health.

Work often provides what people cannot get at home – a sense of purpose, social interaction, creativity and pride in their work. To help in that endeavour, workplaces should feel collaborative, supportive, enabling people to perform at their best.

The office is where organisations can really deliver a concentrated experience of their culture.

While keen to get people back into the workplace, we must also be mindful of their mental health and wellbeing, keeping communications open for all. For that reason, blended remote/workplace options are particularly beneficial.

To read the full article, please click here.

Watch our July webinar – A Safe and Productive Return to your Workplace

During our July webinar, Managing a Safe and Productive Return to your Workplace, we discussed various methods of creating a safe environment to work in, all learnt over the past 18 months. These lessons can be carried forward well into – and possibly beyond – 2022, until COVID-19 is completely under control.

Many helpful ideas were discussed, including the importance of carrying out risk assessments; listening to staff feedback and watching behaviours; noting the different impacts, including mental health, on people working from home and again on returning to the office; and how a staff handbook on returning to work can help.

The expert panel of guests on our webinar were Pete Moores, Chief Problem Solver for PBM Consulting Ltd, Tom Peronnet, Director of Property Services for Universal Music Group, and Joe Nettleton, Head of Facilities, Havas.

If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again to capture all the helpful suggestions, you can watch it here.


Case Studies

LCMB's accelerated ROI audit

Too many organisations spend large sums of money on the wrong initiatives that generate a poor return or even a loss.

This is why we created the LCMB accelerated ROI audit. It cuts through the noise and quickly, clearly identifies the untapped performance improvement areas within your buildings.

The audit uncovers operational inefficiencies such as under-utilised space and facilities, as well as cost and energy reduction opportunities, and then provides a clear plan for realising potential.

By implementing the plan, we guarantee the audit pays for itself within 6 months and thereafter generates a positive return.

Contact John O’Brien on 01295 576 000  [email protected] to discuss how the LCMB accelerated ROI audit can improve your organisation performance and return on investment.

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