This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

FM professional bodies “failing employers”

16 January 2013

A leading facilities management employer is spearheading a campaign urging greater cohesion and more effective representation among FM membership bodies.

Chris Cracknell

Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive of international facilities services organisation OCS Group Limited and Chair of FM skills body Asset Skills, is convinced industry representation is too fragmented and employer needs are not being addressed in a coherent manner.

“OCS has a long-standing commitment to the development of professional standards in the facilities management and cleaning industries as demonstrated by our membership of professional bodies, trade associations and my chairmanship of Asset Skills,” he said.

“However, the sector is not recognised by government, it is not seen as a priority for investment nor does it form part of their growth strategy. This is despite the UK being the world leader in FM with a workforce of over 1.4 million.”

Cracknell argues current industry representation is too diverse and blames the sector’s low political profile on this lack of a cohesive approach. He is challenging representative bodies in FM to rationalise their number and increase effectiveness.

“We will be missing a trick if we do not come together to ensure lobbying, support, skills and research add real benefit to employers.

“This challenge demands a radical change to the existing structure and I recognise the organisations involved will have strong views about their roles and future sustainability. However, as employers, our opinions are, and should be, significant.”

Cracknell is confident he has the support of the industry in his endeavour and is inviting professional and membership bodies to meet with him to discuss how they can rise to the challenge.


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

https://www.asckey.com/
https://www.bona.com/en/
PFM
https://www.aspenpumps.com/en-gb


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Acquisition of Atalian and OCS announced by global investment business

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has announced its intention to acquire FM businesses OCS Group and Atalian for an undisclosed sum....
Article image

Making the Leadenhall Building fit for purpose

Firmly established as one of the most notable buildings in the City of London, the Leadenhall Building (informally known as the cheesegrater) provides a st...
Article image

Account Director finalists confirmed for PFM Awards

Three finalists have been confirmed to attend the final day of judging within the PFM Partnership Awards 2022 Account Director of the Year category....
Article image

YLOTY2018 winner comments on his success on the night

This year's PFM Awards Young Leader of the Year winner, Kristian Trend, gives his reaction winning the award after receiving his trophy on 7 November at Th...
Article image

Atalian Servest confirms first acquisition since 2018 merger

Independently-owned service provider Incentive FM has been acquired by Atalian Servest for an undisclosed sum....
https://www.ppspower.com/
https://www.floorbrite.co.uk/
https://www.neccontract.com/products/contracts/nec4/facilities-management-contract/bundle?utm_source=PFM+ads&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=PFM+ads
https://www.pfmawards.co.uk/
https://flowscapesolutions.com/
https://www.uhubglobal.com/
https://www.aspenpumps.com/en-gb
https://www.spacesolutions.co.uk/subservice/nec-contracts-management/