The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

For Whom The Bell Toils

Martin G Bell.
04 July 2019
 

Martin G Bell has taken the role of Chair at the IWFM - a year to the day since becoming a Fellow (FIWFM) of the Institute. He will be grafting to help members achieve professional standards and develop their softer workplace touch.

Bell said at his appointment: "IWFM is a well-functioning professional body with a solid plan and an amazing ambition for chartership. I need to articulate benefits and value to members and the need for growth and adaptation – to make sure we stay relevant.

"Our profession can add value to organisations through embracing workplace, raising our professional standards and aligning to organisations' goals.

"We can make a greater impact by developing and deploying softer skills in tandem with professional knowledge and capability - and together we can help build and support our profession's human capital."

 

22-years in the job

Bell has worked in FM since the age of 20, when he took his first job as Facilities Co-ordinator at Nortel, before embarking on a graduate programme at Johnson Controls. “Originally, I wanted to work in HR, however, the impact workplace and facilities management has on staff productivity drew me in,” he said.

22 years on, Bell now has a leading role at Nestlé Workplace Solutions, providing global facilities management guidance to many businesses, where he 'influences a global strategy for facilities management deployment and management to make Nestlé a better place to work'.

Bell joined the Institute at Member grade and worked his way up through the ranks, to Certified grade and then Fellow, which he was awarded at 2018's annual general meeting. Bell has also been a BIFM volunteer since 2012, as a member of the FM World (now Facilitate) Editorial Advisory Board and the Audit & Risk Committee – from which he now steps down because of his new role – and then as a Board member.

 

Roots

Bell takes the baton from Stephen Roots, who served as Chair from 2017 to 2019.

Picture: Martin G Bell.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 04 July 2019

Share



Related Articles

Think Dethunked - IWFM Conference Replaces Stalwart

ThinkFM, that stalwart of the FM industry conference calendar is no more. The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management has announced a national summit operating...

 Read Full Article
It's Official - Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management Launched

The new Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management formally introduced itself last night, with a welcome video and a ten-point plan for becoming a modern...

 Read Full Article
Last BIFM Awards Ever As Transition Re-vamp Gets Nearer

October 15 saw the fabulous spectacle of the BIFM Awards at a glittering gathering on London's Park Lane - but this will be the last one as BIFM transitions to being...

 Read Full Article
Ballot Box Rules In FMexit Debate. New Chapter Bolstered. And The Magnificent Seven Ride Again

A vote will see BIFM become IWFM (Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management); The International Facility Management Association UK Chapter has voted in new Board...

 Read Full Article
IWFM Impact Awards 2021 Winners Revealed

FM’s contribution was celebrated at the annual IWFM Impact Awards 2021 in-person, for the first time since 2019. Healthcare, wellbeing and sustainability...

 Read Full Article
Customer Experience in a Post-COVID World

How has the concept of a good customer experience changed in light of the pandemic? Julie Hulme from Expeditious Services shares her views. Julie Hulme is the...

 Read Full Article
Research Shows UK Workers Under Pressure to Return to Unfit Workplaces

Data from the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management warns that half of UK workers are being pressured to return to unfit office spaces by their...

 Read Full Article
IWFM and NEC Launch Final Edition Procurement Suite for FM Sector

NEC, the construction industry’s leading procurement contract suite, and the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, IWFM, have launched the new...

 Read Full Article
Most UK Employees Now Believe the Office is Unnecessary

New research from IWFM has revealed that 63 per cent of employees now believe the office to be unnecessary - a rise of a fifth since the first lockdown. The poll,...

 Read Full Article
IWFM Report Shows 58% of FMs Believe the Market Will Improve Within a Year

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management has released its Market Outlook 2021 report, revealing that most FM professionals believe the market will...

 Read Full Article