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Facilities & Workplace Networking Club

ThisWeekinFM.com founded the Facilities & Workplace Networking Club over six years ago, exclusively for Facilities, Workplace & related professionals drawn from a broad cross-section of organisations and disciplines.

The Facilities & Workplace Networking Club host a number of events every year exclusively for its members, their business partners and their clients.....and the best bit - membership is completely free!

Members of the Facilities & Workplace Networking Club meet in Central London every two months for a casual and informal evening, aimed at providing a comfortable environment for business people in the industry (or associated with it) to connect, discuss current topics, share ideas and build mutually beneficial commercial relationships. See a selection of typical attendees here.



The Club also hosts significant events for the FM and Workplace Industry, in particular a Black Tie Boxing Dinner, a Summer Boat Party and a Christmas Extravaganza. These are not to be missed!


"Last month was my first time at this event and it was excellent. The venue is very professional as are the attendees.
This networking event is attracting a very high level of decision makers in the FM industry and is a 'must attend'
for those wishing to develop relationships, market understanding and obtain new business.
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Stephen Peal, Managing Director, PPSPower
19th March 2018
 

           


           


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"This was Grade One’s first time sponsoring a Facilities & Workplace Networking Club event and we can confirm that it was a fantastic afternoon/evening. We made great contacts and it is an event we would sponsor again."
Stephen Corrigan, Managing Director, Grade One Commercial Cleaning
5th September 2018
 

Already a member and simply need to change your details? No problem, simply change your registered details to continue to be a member of the Facilities & Workplace Networking Club and receive event invitations.
 

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Full Schedule Of Events


A full schedule of Events hosted by the Facilities & Workplace Networking Club is as follows.


Facilities & Workplace Networking Club

M Threadneedle, London
4:30pm to 7:30pm

A limited number of tickets are available for each regular meet and we keep on growing! You can expect to meet around 100 professionals, with more than 60% being Company Owners or Directors. That's almost two in every three attendees!Image

  • No Speeches or Talks
  • No Membership Fees
  • No Sales Presentations
  • Meet our Editorial Team
  • Food & Welcome Drink Provided

Please contact gary.hale@twinfm.com if you currently sponsor or advertise with ThisWeekinFM.com and want to attend.

All Meeting Dates:
The dates for the return of this leisurely evening of business connection are as follows:

 

Annual Summer River Boat Party

13th July 2023
Dixie Queen, River Thames, LondonImage
6pm to 10pm
9th in the series

The Annual Summer River Boat Party is one of the most popular events in the facilities industry’s calendar. Wow guests with the enchanting and ever-changing backdrop of London’s famous sights whilst cruising aboard the Dixie Queen, a replica 19th Century paddle steamer - London’s largest entertainment, conference and party boat.

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A video showcase of 2022's Annual Summer River Boat Party is available here.

A high demand for this event is anticipated, with several packages and tables being reserved already. For further information and to guarantee your place(s) for next year please contact us now.

All tickets will include a hot and cold buffet with dessert and entertainment.

 

Charity Boxing Night Black Tie Dinner

7th September 2023
Royal Lancaster, London
Image6pm to 12am
8th in the series

The next Charity Boxing Night Black Tie Dinner will be the 8th event organised by the Facilities & Workplace Networking Club which is set to welcome over 500 guests; including Property Owners and Occupiers, FM companies as well as Property Managing Agents.

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This is not an evening only orientated towards men of the office. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us.

Altogether a unique experience - with a champagne reception, four bouts of top class boxing and a three-course dinner - which means clients will remember the occasion and you, their host, for a long time to come.

A review of 2019's Charity Boxing Night Black Tie Dinner is available here, which includes video coverage and a link to some photographs.  Video coverage of 2021 is available here and you can see who attended 2021 here.

 

ThisWeekinFM Celebrity Open

5th October 2023
Duke's Course, Woburn Golf Club, Little Brickhill, Milton Keynes, MK17 9LJ
9am to 8pm
Image4th in the series

ThisWeekinFM, together with Clarion.Golf, are getting into the swing of things by taking the FM industry back to the luscious fairways and immaculate greens of Woburn Golf Club for another golf event you’ll never forget.

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As the name suggests, this is a Celebrity Open and each team will have the opportunity to include an ex-sporting celebrity from the competitive world of football, rugby or cricket as their fourth member.

A video showreel of 2020's Open, played on the Duke's Course, is available here and a write-up here.

See the success of the first ever ThisWeekinFM Celebrity Open; with a showreel available here and a scrapbook available here.

A high demand for this event is anticipated, with several packages and teams being reserved already. For further information and to guarantee your team(s) for next year please contact Gary Hale now.

 

Ex-Military - A Journey Into FM

Details coming soon
Image4th in the series

ThisWeekinFM last hosted a not-for-profit event on November from 12pm to 5pm exclusively for those that are about to leave, or have left, the Armed Forces and seeking a new challenge.

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The aim of this event was to promote the huge number of opportunities for Service Leavers and Veterans within the Facilities Management, Built Environment, Property, Workplace and related sectors & why it is such a good fit for them.

A number of inspirational speakers shared their experiences of working within the FM and related sectors and showed delegates what guidance and support is at hand, such as mentors, for both the employee and the employer.

A short review of previous Ex-Military - A Journey Into FM Events is available here, which includes a podcast.  A showreel is available here. See our sponsors, exhibitors and speakers from 2021 here.

 

Festive Lunch

2023 date TBA

The Facilities & Workplace Networking Club, run by ThisWeekinFM, hosts something for Christmas every year, from three course lunches to full-on Christmas Parties. This year we will start the seasonal celebrations early with a Festive Lunch, which includes a bubbly reception, four course lunch and entertainment!

The 2019 Festive Lunch welcomed almost 200 professionals from the Facilities, Workplace and Built Environment sectors to enjoy great hospitality and an unforgettable afternoon of festivities which included a magician, acrobats and jugglers whilst raising almost £1,500 for Charity.

See the Showreel here.
See the Scrapbook here.
Read the write-up here.

Sponsorship Packages and Group Bookings, and Individual Tickets will be available closer to the event, restrictions allowing.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events soon!

The Facilities & Workplace Networking Club Team

 

Bespoke / Closed Door Events


CBRE Breakfast Briefing Due to our extensive experience in creating and managing events for the FM and Workplace industry, combined with the extensive reach of ThisWeekinFM's news service (especially to End User Clients), the Facilities & Workplace Networking Club can provide bespoke events for businesses of all sizes.  This includes and is not limited to Breakfast Briefings, Focus Groups, Product Launches, Roundtables, Seminars, and Workshops.  We can cater for all budgets, having worked with multi-national organisations like CBRE as well as SME's like NFS Technology Group and Peartree Cleaning Services.

See full coverage:
- Controlling FM Costs Roundtable, sponsored by JLL Technologies here.
- Don't Waste IT Roundtable, sponsored by Reconomy here.

See some Showreels:
- Can FM Power The Future Of Energy Breakfast Briefing, sponsored by Haven Power here.
- Digital Workplace Roundtable, sponsored by Electrosonic here.
- FM Evolution Breakfast Briefing, sponsored by CBRE here.

If you would like to engage with the Facilities & Workplace Networking Club on a bespoke event or simply learn more about the services available, please contact Gary Hale using gary.hale@twinfm.com or call 07493 809 337.

 

Partnered Events


The Facilities & Workplace Networking Club has a number of media partnerships with other industry networking events, through ThisWeekinFM.com.

Property Affiliates LogoProperty Affiliates Network
The Property Affiliates Network promotes innovation, the sharing of ideas and addressing issues that affect the industry through its bi-monthly breakfast focus events in Central London. The network is also responsible for the hugely successful FM Female event, held twice a year.
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Doyle Club LogoThe Doyle Club
When COVID restrictions are lifted, The Doyle Club meets on the 1st Thursday of every month in Central London from 13.00 to 17.30 but members come and go to suit diaries. There is a normal attendance between 250 and 300 members for each meeting and there are always new people to meet.
Learn More …

 

Exhibitions & Tradeshows


The Facilities & Workplace Networking Club works closely with some of the industry leading exhibitions across the country. A full calendar of industry events is available here.


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