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ThisWeekinFM COVID-19 Statement

19 November 2020 | Updated 15 June 2021

This statement will be updated frequently, as and when more information comes to light.

Being at the heart of the news industry, we understand how important communication is during these times of uncertainty. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to let you know how we're getting on here at ThisWeekinFM.   

We are all well and business is running as normal, but we have measures in place to best protect our team, including remote working. We are continuing to take advice from the necessary authorities with regards to up-to-date information and guidance on the outbreak of COVID-19.

We understand many of our clients are concerned about the risk to external visitors coming into their business, and it's a concern we take seriously. Simultaneously, our team's health is very important to us, and we need to make sure we are all protected.

Consequently there are several ways we'd be happy to meet if in-person meetings are not possible. Individual team members are geared to use pretty much any conference system you have in place and we can also facilitate video calls over WhatsApp, FaceTime or Skype.


Facilities Industry Annual Summer River Boat Party


Following Boris Johnson's announcement to extend the current phase of lockdown by four weeks and subsequent conversations with the Charters of the Dixie Queen, we have been advised to postpone the The Annual Summer River Boat Party to ensure the safety of all our guests.

The Annual Summer River Boat Party will now take place just two short weeks later than originally planned on Thursday 29 July 2021. 

Everything will be as originally planned and all bookings will be valid for the new date

We fully understand that the new date may not be convenient for everyone and, if this is the case, we will  transfer your booking to the Facilities Industry Annual Summer River Boat Party 2022 at no additional cost.

Alternatively, we can provide a full refund for anyone who requests this before 17:00 BST on Tuesday 22 June 2021.

Unfortunately, refunds after 22 June 2021 will not be possible as we need to have certainty of numbers in order to plan for event catering.

Please email any requests to or call 0740 228 4747.

We would also like to reassure our guests we will take every possible measure to ensure your safety at the event. These measures will be detailed in our event guide, issued next week.


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The Annual Summer River Boat Party is one of the most popular events in the facilities industry’s calendar, and we look forward to celebrating with you soon.




The Facilities & Workplace Networking Club


With the vaccination rollout gathering pace and easing of lockdown on the horizon, we are delighted to announce that the club will open its doors once more.

Your safety at our events is of the utmost importance, and all relevant hygiene and social distancing guidelines will be established at all venues.

A firm date for the return of the networking club will be released in due course.


Facilities Industry Charity Boxing Night Black Tie Dinner


The Charity Boxing Night Black Tie Dinner will go ahead on16 September 2021 The team at ThisWeekinFM are determined to make this Facilities Industry Charity Boxing Night Black Tie Dinner a celebration of the continued tireless work performed by the Facilities & Workplace Management community throughout this challenging time.

All existing sponsors, table owners and ticket holders have been contacted directly.  Please email if you have not received this.

To find out more about this exciting event and explore sponsorship opportunities, book your ticket here.




ThisWeekinFM Celebrity Open


We have postponed the ThisWeekinFM Celebrity Open to 7 October 2021. All existing bookings will be transferred to the new date at no extra cost. 

We are currently also looking at a range of digital experiences to keep the FM community connected – though these won’t replace our program of events, we hope they will help maintain morale and continue to stimulate valuable conversations. Take a look at our Digital Connection Hub, which is in line with Our Commitment to Keeping FM Professionals Informed and Connected through this challenging time.  

Thank you for your understanding as we work our way through this difficult and ever-changing situation.  Please, take all relevant precautions wherever possible over the next few months and stay safe.

Best wishes,

Laurence Allen

& All of the team at ThisWeekinFM

Article written by Laurence Allen | Published 19 November 2020


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