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FM TV Pilot Premiers at Industry Showcase


May 21, 2014 --

LONDON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

At this year's annual conference ThinkFM celebrated the achievements and milestones within the Facilities Management sector, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) showcased FM TV, in partnership with television heavyweights ITN Productions. The successful premier accompanied by a drinks reception that took place at Kings Place in the heart of London's Kings Cross. The event, which attracted over 350 delegates, explored the theme of 'workplace' through a series of sessions and guest speakers.

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During the conference, BBC Commercial Projects CEO, Chris Kane welcomed the collaboration between BIFM and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), to focus on a number of research and insights projects.

Employment Minister, Esther McVey MP gives her thoughts on the role that FM can play in tackling youth unemployment, social mobility and developing career pathways.

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD, spoke to ITN Productions on how the workplace impacts on the workforce and why it is vital that those tasked with managing these key resources need to work together to maximise the value of its employees.

Julie Kortens, ‎Head of Corporate Services at Channel 4 and Chairman of the BIFM shared the creative thinking and cultural importance behind the transformation of Channel 4's head quarters.

Roy Lilley, Health Writer and Commentator also contributed to the FM TV programme by urging the NHS to stand alongside facilities managers as the service braces itself for further reform.

FM TV, hosted by ITN Productions' Natasha Kaplinsky combines FM stories from leading businesses such as Bellrock, EIC Ltd, Interserve, ITConsilium, RBS, Xenon Group, Asure Software and Daikin as well as interviews with BIFM Chairman, Julie Kortens and CEO Gareth Tancred on the latest innovations and best practices contributing to facilities management.


AboutITNProductions: ITN Productions is ITN's central creative hub producing content for major global brands in the broadcast, online, mobile and corporate sectors.

AbouttheBIFM: The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management (FM). Founded in 1993, we promote excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society. Supporting and representing over 14,000 members around the world, both individual FM professionals and organisations, and thousands more through qualifications and training.

To become a member of the BIFM please visit:

For more information visit or telephone +44(0)1279-712-620

ITN Productions enquiries:
Karen Weeks
Communications Executive
Tel: +44(0)1279-712-662

Nomsa Sibanda
‎Marketing Executive
British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
Telephone: +44(0)1279-712-624

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