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ThinkFM switches on with Sahar Hashemi

25 April 2012

Entrepreneur Sahar Hashemi will ‘Switch On’ the ThinkFM conference on 18th June in London

Founder of Coffee Republic, the UK’s first coffee bar chain which she and her brother grew to 110 stores and £30m turnover before exiting 2001, Sahar Hashemi is set to inspire FMs to be more entrepreneurial. Her ‘Switched On’ theme is based on her recent book ‘Switched On: 10 Habits to Being Highly Effective in Your Job, and Loving It’. The premise of the book and the session is that tools and behaviours, which were traditionally the preserve of entrepreneurs, are now much needed in the corporate world. Entrepreneurial behaviour, which does not come naturally in a corporate environment, should, she urges, be learned and actively encouraged.
ThinkFM is run by BIFM with Workplace Law and is being held on 18th June at the Royal College of Physicians next to London’s Regent’s Park. There are 30 sessions running concurrently throughout the conference, and delegates can pick and choose which sessions they wish to attend from the hubs entitled Workplace, making spaces work; People, inspiring the team; Competitive advantage, driving performance and value; and the ThinkFM lab.
A survey to measure performance and behaviour in the FM sector has also been launched, with the findings to be presented at ThinkFM. The survey will build up a comprehensive picture of client and supplier behaviour in the sector and covers issues such as delivering value, achieving compliance in health and safety, thinking and acting sustainability, and finding and developing talent in FM. Everyone who completes the confidential survey will receive a copy of the summary report published by Workplace Law in June, and the full results from the survey will be available to buy. Complete the survey at

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