BIFM Scotland Chair Sandy McNaughton, Integral UK Business Development Director Mark Whittaker, NHS Grampian, Preston Gan confirmed to speak at Facilities Scotland 2018

Building the Scottish FM powerhouse

East Grinstead, 16 July 2018 – Facilities Scotland, the only b2b exhibition dedicated to Scotland’s FM and workplace industry, has announced leading FM voices who will speak as part of the 2018 conference programme, when the show returns to the SEC, Glasgow on the 12 and 13 September 2018.

Mark Whittaker, business development manager at Integral UK, and BIFM North Region chair joins Sandy McNaughton, BIFM Scotland chair and Lee James, business development director, Churchill Services in the opening keynote session titled Can Scottish FM plot a new value-driven path for the sector? In this session, the panel will draw on their extensive industry experience to discuss what lessons can be learnt from the recent failures in the FM sector, and the necessary steps the industry must take to reinvigorate FM.

In his session Strategic FM and the importance of the informed client, Preston Gan, head of business services and strategy at NHS Grampian and winner of the 2017 BIFM Scotland FM Professional of the Year Award, considers how FM can support corporate strategy with the importance of the informed client function to help ‘fuel’ the FM strategy in optimising and adding value to the benefit the overall organisation.

Under the theme, ‘Building the Scottish FM powerhouse’, the Facilities Scotland 2018 seminar programme promises to showcase the very best of Scottish FM, panel debates on the latest trends shaping the FM market in the region and beyond and a series of talks that will help facilities managers enhance their CPD.

Tim Else, director of Facilities Scotland said: “There is a plethora of fantastic work in the FM sector which is over overshadowed by the extensive negative coverage in the national press.”

“The Facilities Scotland 2018 free seminar programme, aims to provide Scottish facilities professionals with access to an extensive two-day programme of sessions featuring a wealth of both technical presentations to help FM’s in their personal development, and industry discussions to help the advancement of the sector in Scotland.”

Free registration for the event is now open. Visit for more information.