PD14 Agenda Thursday, 21 November 2019

“Mind the Gap” – Outsourcing to “Rightsourcing”

09.30     Registration, Networking & Coffee

10.00     Welcome & Introduction to the Property Directors Forum
Jason Sibthorpe, President, UK, Avison Young

10.05     Mike Perkis, Managing Director, Incendium Consulting,
presenting “Rightsourcing – the view form 30,000 ft”

10.40     Valerie Bonnin, Director Incendium Consulting,
presenting “Built to Last – rightsourcing from the ground up”

11.15     Patrick Morrissey (Chair) to introduce panellists
–  Mike Perkis
–  Valerie Bonnin
–  Phil Cook, Property Programme & Development Director, Tesco

11.20     Panel Discussion, Audience Q&A, Summary

11.50     Round Table Debates

12.25     Round Table Presentations

12.50     Summary – Patrick Morrissey

13.00     Networking & Lunch


Valerie Bonnin, Incendium, to present at PDF14 on Thursday 21 November

Valerie Bonnin, Director, Incendium Consulting, will be joining Mike Perkis to present at PDF14, Thursday 21 November.

Valerie leads Incendium’s CRE services procurement business specialising in advising clients on large and complex procurements. She has a wealth of experience across the real estate and FM services spectrum including outsourcing advice both in the UK and internationally. Valerie prides herself on developing and maintaining relationships with clients in all sectors and supporting them throughout the value chain of real estate services.

Don’t miss out!  Reserve your place for PDF14.

Event Details:
Topic headline: “Mind the Gap” – Outsourcing to “Rightsourcing”
Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
Time: 9.30 – 2.00pm
Location: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BA

To reserve your place or to request an invite for a colleague please email Gail at gail.wickes@propertydirectorsforum.com


PDF14 Speaker Announcement

Mike Perkis, Managing Director, Incendium Consulting will be the key speaker at PDF14 on Thursday 21st November 2019.

Mike has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, of which the past 18 years have been acting exclusively for corporate occupiers.  As a Procurement Partner at Incendium, he has excellent insights to not only cost data, but also to scope innovations, developments in supplier systems and performance metrics, supplier performance on actual contracts and also supplier key personnel.  Mike is recognised as a leading industry expert in the field of real estate services outsourcing.

Event Details:
Topic headline:
“Mind the Gap” – Outsourcing to “Rightsourcing”
Date: Thursday 21st November 2019
Time: 9.30 – 2.00pm
Location: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BA

More details to following regarding second speaker and panel line-up.

To reserve your place email Gail at gail.wickes@propertydirectorsforum.com – additional colleagues can be invited by forwarding their details.


Save the date! Join us at the next forum on Thursday 21st November 2019

We are delighted to confirm the date for PDF14.

Event details:
Date: Thursday, 21st November 2019
Time: 9.30am to 2pm (including lunch and networking)
Location: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington Place, Piccadilly W1J 0BA

To reserve your place email Gail at gail.wickes@propertydirectorsforum.com – additional colleagues can be invited by forwarding their details.

An update will follow regarding speakers and discussion topics.


Beware of Geeks Bearing Myths

Wellness in the Workplace

Please see below the infographic summarising the results of the survey completed by the attendees of PDF13 and the Group’s membership.

The Survey Report uncovers some interesting issues around Wellness and Productivity in the Workplace.

  1. The major roadblocks for implementing Wellness int he workplace was a mixture of Legacy buildings preventing installation, lack of financial justification and no ownership.
  2. 70% of Companies are not currently capturing Post Occupancy Evaluation data

Please click the link to download a copy – PDF13 Infographic


PDF13 Executive Summary

At the PDF13 in June, discussion was lively around the topic “Beware of Geeks Bearing Myths!” with the primary focus on Wellness in the workplace.  The key presentations were by Bruce Daisley, VP-EMEA Twitter and Dr Phil Hampshire, Founder, 3ADAPT.

Main Conclusions:

Advancing technology in our lives, both inside and outside the workplace, means we are permanently ‘ON’.  The repercussions on our Wellness are becoming more apparent, indeed the Wellness agenda continues to evolve.  At the Property Directors Forum, discussion focussed on influences on Wellness in the workplace, the problems created by being ‘ON’ and potential solutions.

  • A plethora of existing research and academic reports illustrate how influences such as light, air and temperature can impact productivity.
  • It’s not necessarily about needing more space but using existing space better.
  • Wellness is not owned within most companies so communicate and collaborate with HR, IT, architects, project managers and developers to create an integrated team, or appoint a ‘Wellness Officer’, and build in workplace Wellness from the start.
  • Learn from mistakes and challenge the standards – ask your workforce what they like and don’t like about their workplace to understand what is needed to be productive.
  • Be flexible with the workplace – understand that people have differences in why, how, when and where they work.
  • Understand the psychology of productive working – allow breaks, don’t always be ‘ON’, have a time and a place to switch ‘OFF’.
  • Make simple changes such as turning off Notifications on mobile phones.
  • Balance simple observations such as journey mapping by walking through your office to see if the right things are in the right places, with academic research.
  • If you make changes no one notices, if you don’t – everyone notices……

The next forum will be on Thursday 21st November 2019, again at the Royal Institute of Chemistry, Piccadilly, London. Should you wish to attend, please contact Gail Wickes at gail.wickes@propertydirectorsforum.com .


PDF13 – Panellist Line-Up Confirmed

We are delighted to announce the final member of our panel of experts for the Panel Discussion at PDF13.

Anna Scally, an Associate at Avison Young and FitWel Ambassador, has project managed fit-outs and relocations in a wide range of industry sectors and cities across the globe.

A recent project for Broadgate Estates in London achieved the first ever Outstanding BREEAM Fit-out & Refurbishment Certifications and was shortlisted for the 2016 BREEAM Awards.

Anna has presented at a number of events including MIPIM UK and will explore how wellness is becoming an integral part of her clients’ requirements for major projects.

Anna joins our Keynote Speakers – Bruce Daisley and Dr Phil Hampshire.

Bruce Daisley will bring his experience as an occupier, leading business podcaster and author.  Bruce’s hugely popular podcast – “Eat Sleep Work Repeat” digs right into the DNA of work, talking to leading experts about how we can make our jobs more fulfilling, more productive – and much more enjoyable.

In his book, “The Joy of Work” he shares the fruits of his discoveries in 30 succinct tips that range across all aspects of 21st-century office life and that combine inspiration, empirically tested insight and down-to-earth practical answers in equal measure.

3ADAPT’s Dr Phil Hampshire has contributed to industry reference reports on Health, Wellbeing and Productivity.  As part of his doctorate research in stakeholder engagement and sustainable decision making, he developed new approaches to bring together the evaluation of human performance with quantitative analysis. 

He has led the development of sustainability strategies and frameworks with some of the world’s most progressive organisations.

The panel is chaired by Iain Rackley, an Avison Young Principal who sits on the Advisory Board of Avison Young’s Tenant Advisory Affinity Group and SIOR’s Tenant Representative Group.  He is based in Central London.  He will be ensuring that delegates gain practical advice and ideas from the panellists.


Dr Phil Hampshire, 3ADAPT to present at PDF13, Thursday 27 June 2019

Dr Phil Hampshire, 3ADAPT will be joining Bruce Daisley to present at PDF13, Thursday 27 June 2019.

Shortlisted for UKGBC’s Rising Star Award, Phil has contributed to industry reference reports on Health, Wellbeing and Productivity. As part of his doctorate research in stakeholder engagement and sustainable decision making, he developed new approaches to bring together the evaluation of human performance with quantitative analysis. He has led the development of sustainability strategies and frameworks with some of the world’s most progressive organisations.


Bruce Daisley, VP-EMEA, Twitter will be the keynote speaker at PDF13, Thursday 27th June 2019

We are delighted that Bruce Daisley, VP-EMEA, Twitter will be the keynote speaker at PDF13, Thursday 27th June 2019.

Bruce also runs the top Business podcast, Eat Sleep Work Repeat.

He had his first book – “The Joy of Work – 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with your Job again” – published in January this year and now tops The Sunday Times Business Bestseller list.


The employee experience delivered by the workplace is central to winning the War for Talent – Executive Summary of the discussions – 15th November 2018

Dear Property Directors Forum Members

We are delighted that so many of you were able to attend our Property Directors Forum on 15th November and debate Creating high-performing workplaces that deliver a productive and happy employee experience.

As promised, we have created a short Executive Summary of Main Themes and Conclusions from the discussions and presentations for you to download. Just click on the link below. As we begin a new year, there’s no better time to review whether your workplace is set up to deliver a productive and happy employee experience:

Download Executive Summary

The Forum’s main conclusions are as follows:

  • Every employee deserves a fantastic workplace. Delivering one makes a big difference to business performance as well as employee productivity, wellbeing and pride in the organisation
  • The employee experience delivered by the workplace is central to winning the war for talent
  • Companies who don’t stay agile, constantly re-evaluate and fine-tune their workplaces, will lose their talent to those that do
  • The employee experience needs to be at the heart of office design if organisations want the workforce to be super-productive

Download our executive summary to find out more and read contributions from Virgin Money, Thales Missile Electronics & BUPA. We would like to thank you again for your lively contribution on the day.

Look at our infographic to see the results of the survey of Forum members on this topic

See the press release of the event here, issued by the sponsor of the event – Avison Young UK.

Kind regards,

The Property Directors Forum Team