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Ruby to Think FM

09 February 2012

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, chief executive of MITIE Group, will address delegates at ThinkFM in June.

McGregor-Smith, honoured for her services to business and diversity in business in the 2012 New Year Honours List, will speak at the conference on a range of issues, including diversity in the workplace; sustainability; apprenticeships in the UK; entrepreneurialism; and work-life balance.

McGregor-Smith joined MITIE, the FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company, in 2002 and was appointed as CEO in 2007. She is one of a small number of women holding the position of chief executive in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 and is the first Asian woman to be appointed in such a role within that group of companies. Since joining MITIE, she has overseen growth in revenues from £0.5bn to £1.9bn and has also embedded her strong belief that responsible business practice is fundamental to business success.

BIFM Chairman, Ian Broadbent, said: "I'm delighted Ruby McGregor-Smith will be speaking at our conference. Ruby's interest in training and commitment to diversity, as well as her obvious entrepreneurial abilities, make her an ideal person to inspire our delegates during these challenging times."

ThinkFM will take place on 18 June 2012 at The Royal College of Physicians in London, with the theme Ideas for Change: How great facilities management makes the difference. The programme is split into hubs including:
1. Workplace: Making spaces work
2. People: Inspiring the team
3. Competitive advantage: Driving performance and value

Sessions within the hubs will focus on core FM topics such as procurement, sustainability, resource efficiency, outsourcing and refurbishment, through to associated topics such as social media, cloud computing, communications, employment law, improving margins and trends in design.

Early-bird bookings, offering savings on the delegate fee, are available to those booking on or before 23 March 2012. Anyone wishing to find out more, or to book for ThinkFM, should go to www.thinkfm.com.


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