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The FM Guru Consultancy undertook a strategic review of FM options available to Primark followed by an outsourcing project from RFI stage through to contract mobilisation and ongoing support which involved six individual professionals. Martin Pickard has a well established reputation as one of the foremost authorities in the field of FM, in the course of the above projects he proved himself to be a thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and perceptive consultant and more than justified his excellent standing within the industry.

David Lawlor, Primark Stores Ltd

I asked Patrick to attend DHL Aviation within a consultative capacity to give advice on the softer services side of FM. The report provided was excellent and invaluable and gave me a positive tool for progression and change. I would recommend Patrick and FM Guru to any FM that requires the requirement to move forward with change.

Michael Cunningham, DHL Aviation

As a long serving FM business broker, I have been in contact with most links in the FM supply chain and there are only a few people that I would recommend for their intelligence, knowledge and communication skills. Martin is one of the few.

Graham Price, Forum Events

Anne Simmons was a fundamental part of the team that helped create the new NB Entrust service delivery model. She is extremely organised, and methodical and approaches all her work with enthusiasm, initiative and drive. No matter how tight the deadline is, or the volume of work involved, Anne will rise to the challenge and deliver. Anne has a wealth of knowledge of the FM industry and is a great person to work with.

Belinda Fordham, NB Real Estate

I've asked Martin to assist i-FM for lots of projects over the years - as he is the FM Guru! Its rare to find a consultant that has worked across the spectrum of FM and consequently be so knowledgeable and still so passionate about the industry. Whether Martin is writing an article, creating a presentation, running a training course or indeed chairing a conference, he is a natural, the content and delivery simply second to none and the feedback is always superb.

David Emanuel, Enigma Publishing

Martin's regular column in FMX, FM Guru, is one of the stars of the magazine and a consistent high performer. His column has won awards with BIFM and contributed to making FMX one of the best read FM management titles and being recognised by the industry and the BSA as such. Martin has been writing for the magazine for a long time now and I've worked with him since 2009. Not only do I value the editorial he supplies on time and at great value, but his insight into the FM sector and built environment as a whole is invaluable to me. I know I can turn to him and receive straightforward, to the point advice. He is well known throughout the FM world and has a vast array of contacts, but he has that touch of being able to see the big strategic picture as well as able to help out at a lower operational level. Hence why FM Guru works so well. I would not just recommend Martin for his writing skills, but also for his business and FM consultancy experience too.

Andrew Brown, Frank and Brown

As both boss and later as consultant, I've found Martin and FM Guru a personable and trustworthy individual. His knowledge in the FM and property fields has helped me on a number of occasions and he provides excellent and searching advice which is not only cost effective but adds great value to the organisation. I've also trusted his judgement on recommendations for other consultants and I would have no hesitation in recommending Martin or FM Guru.

Marc Selby, Thames Water

The service that Anne Simmons has provided in respect of bid writing, commercial acumen and innovation has proven to be successful, especially where I have been involved with other larger companies. I fully endorse FM Guru and would recommend the services provided as being extremely good value for money.

Mike Proctor, Comserve

Martin's understanding of the FM world enabled us to quickly identify the areas requiring focus and produced a plan that gave tangible results

Louise Rushmer, RSA

Patrick has an excellent understanding of the demands in the facilities marketplace and the limitations of some of the 'standard' solutions, as well as creative ideas for a better approach. I know I can count on his insights to be timely and on-target.

Elliott Chase, i-fm.net

With the increasing globalisation of the Workplace field FM Guru is an excellent resource where pan-regional or global contacts are needed to successfully execute a particular piece of work. Martin is extremely well connected and, together with his extraordinarily in-depth knowledge of his field, is often one of the first people I turn to for advice or guidance in delivering technical learning and development products (globally) for our business.

Rachel Jordan Evans, Johnson Controls

Patrick is extremely professional and by far one of the nicest business people I know.
He has delivered some outstanding workshops for Forum Events on topical issues that have really appealed to the decision makers.

Sharon Fothergill, Forum Events