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Anne Lennox Martin Shares FM Experience in Autobiography 

Anne Lennox Martin Publishes FM Autobiography 
20 September 2021 | Updated 22 September 2021
 

Anne Lennox Martin, a well-known figure in the facilities management sector, has released her autobiography Self-Made Woman to celebrate her retirement.

Anne's life story is an extraordinary one, featuring Scientology, homelessness and a folk music career, culminating in a career in facilities management.

 

“This is a story of trauma, a story of hard work and hard times. A story of a woman kept in servitude who never gave up on herself or others and who fought every day to become who she is. Above all, it’s a story of hope, joy and love, the life story of someone with a huge heart who has never stopped giving back. It’s a celebration of survival, of the facilities management sector and of finding happiness. It’s a joy to read.”

 

–Cathy Hayward

Founder and Chair, Magenta Associates

 

Voted One of the Most Influential Women in FM

 

Anne has been part of the facilities management story since the early 1980s. In her long career, which started in the late 1960s as a live-in cleaner, Anne has worked both client and supply side, in both private and public sectors and has managed a diverse range of facilities including laboratories, hospitals, universities, offices, leisure sites, manufacturing plant, retail and media facilities.

She was one of the original seven students to achieve the Master’s Degree in Facilities and Environmental Management at University College London and the first (and, for a long time, the only) BIFM Fellow to achieve the BIFM Qual, in 2001. In 2007 she was voted one of the most influential women in FM according to FM World and in 2013 she was presented with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) award for Profound Impact on the FM Industry.

 

How the FM Sector Differs Today

 

"Self-Made Woman" covers her early years, including her pioneering work with the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and Her Child, now known as Gingerbread, and her move into the FM sector. It talks about how she developed her career in FM and how the sector differs from today. 

The book is already receiving praise from both those in the sector and elsewhere.

The book will be available to purchase from Amazon and Apple Books from 7 October priced at £5.99 (Kindle), £12.99 (paperback) and £17.99 (hardback). Alternatively, they will be available directly from Anne at her launch on 7 October in London. Book your free launch ticket here.

Picture: a photograph of Anne Lennox Martin

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 20 September 2021

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