Baachu Talk

Baskar Sundaram

Baachu Talk is a weekly podcast show produced by Baachu and hosted by Baskar Sundaram. Baskar will take you on a journey with government leaders, outsourced business services leaders, gov-tech entrepreneurs, voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) leaders , policy think tank leaders diving deep into their values and purpose. I dedicate Baachu Talk to these leaders who are collectively making a difference to our society. Listen in and get to know them personally. read less

Baachu Talk FM Episode 7 with Jeremy Campbell Part 2
08-06-2022
Baachu Talk FM Episode 7 with Jeremy Campbell Part 2
Jeremy has over 25 years of professional experience FM and Hospitality, working both client side and service provider side across the hospitality, utilities, defence, and energy sectors. He started his FM journey back in the early 1990’s and have held various management roles during that time working with companies like Norweb, North West Water, United Utilities and Vertex. In 2007, Jeremy joined EMCOR UK as a Key Account Director to lead their aerospace and defence business delivering integrated facilities services in highly complex manufacturing, production and R&D environments supporting mission critical products. In 2014 as Operations Director, he led UK Utilities Solutions and transformation services in electrical distribution, water and waste water services, before joining the EMCOR UK Board in 2017.Jeremy is a founder of EMCOR UK’s Key Account Management programme, Lean Learning Academy, and was the lead director for our Collaborative Business Relationship Management strategy, resulting in EMCOR UK becoming one of the first six companies anywhere in the world, and the first FM company to achieve IS044001. Additionally, he supports special interest groups in social value and sustainability, and UK Charity Water Aid.As an Executive Director, Jeremy leads EMCOR UK’s marketing, brand development and customer solutions activities. He is also a part of the management board with the Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW) and am a regular contributor and speaker at industry events.Support the show
Baachu Talk FM Episode 8 with Jeremy Campbell Part 1
08-06-2022
Baachu Talk FM Episode 8 with Jeremy Campbell Part 1
Jeremy has over 25 years of professional experience FM and Hospitality, working both client side and service provider side across the hospitality, utilities, defence, and energy sectors. He started his FM journey back in the early 1990’s and have held various management roles during that time working with companies like Norweb, North West Water, United Utilities and Vertex. In 2007, Jeremy joined EMCOR UK as a Key Account Director to lead their aerospace and defence business delivering integrated facilities services in highly complex manufacturing, production and R&D environments supporting mission critical products. In 2014 as Operations Director, he led UK Utilities Solutions and transformation services in electrical distribution, water and waste water services, before joining the EMCOR UK Board in 2017.Jeremy is a founder of EMCOR UK’s Key Account Management programme, Lean Learning Academy, and was the lead director for our Collaborative Business Relationship Management strategy, resulting in EMCOR UK becoming one of the first six companies anywhere in the world, and the first FM company to achieve IS044001. Additionally, he supports special interest groups in social value and sustainability, and UK Charity Water Aid.As an Executive Director, Jeremy leads EMCOR UK’s marketing, brand development and customer solutions activities. He is also a part of the management board with the Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW) and am a regular contributor and speaker at industry events.Support the show
Baachu Talk FM Episode 7 with Debra Ward Part 2
13-05-2022
Baachu Talk FM Episode 7 with Debra Ward Part 2
Debra Ward is a true entrepreneur having led, started and sold several businesses across three continents, starting out at just 16! Currently Debra leads and owns Live Love Learn consulting having just finished a chart-topping year with ISS as their Global Head of Transition and Transformation where she added new service lines, locations and significant review to the benefit of the client and company alike.Debra’s entrepreneurial drive has seen her take the helm of several companies including: Camm & Hooper, who were awarded a 25-year lease to run events at the iconic Battersea Power Station representing an £800M value; JLL leading Human Experience across EMEA; Condeco where under her leadership sales rose year on year by 32%; and Macro which in her first year showed improved net results by 62%.In 2007 Debra and her team founded Mitie Client Services which, in only five years, grew to 950 team members nationally delivering a turnover of £25 million. The company was named as one of the best small companies to work for in the Sunday Times Top 100 and received their coveted Special Training award along with Supplier of the year and Best Business Award.In 2019 Debra was named as one of the top 100 Women to Watch in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure and Women of Achievement winner by Women in the City 2015, and one of the top 10 most influential Women in her field by RICS 2017. Using this success as a platform to help women, minority groups and those facing challenges has always been important to Debra. This led to her Co-Chairing Gender Balance for ISS, Elected as Chair for IWFM’s Women in FM, founding Mitie’s WOW (Women of Work) initiative, collaborator for Mace Women and providing mentorship to over 40 young women.  Debra is passionate about giving back and has several philanthropic endeavours including; Refuge UK, The Passage, Macmillan Trust, WaterAid and ActionAid.Support the show
Baachu Talk FM Episode 7 with Debra Ward Part 1
12-05-2022
Baachu Talk FM Episode 7 with Debra Ward Part 1
Debra Ward is a true entrepreneur having led, started and sold several businesses across three continents, starting out at just 16!  Currently Debra leads and owns Live Love Learn consulting having just finished a chart-topping year with ISS as their Global Head of Transition and Transformation where she added new service lines, locations and significant review to the benefit of the client and company alike. Debra’s entrepreneurial drive has seen her take the helm of several companies including: Camm & Hooper, who were awarded a 25-year lease to run events at the iconic Battersea Power Station representing an £800M value; JLL leading Human Experience across EMEA; Condeco where under her leadership sales rose year on year by 32%; and Macro which in her first year showed improved net results by 62%. In 2007 Debra and her team founded Mitie Client Services which, in only five years, grew to 950 team members nationally delivering a turnover of £25 million. The company was named as one of the best small companies to work for in the Sunday Times Top 100 and received their coveted Special Training award along with Supplier of the year and Best Business Award. In 2019 Debra was named as one of the top 100 Women to Watch in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure and Women of Achievement winner by Women in the City 2015, and one of the top 10 most influential Women in her field by RICS 2017.  Using this success as a platform to help women, minority groups and those facing challenges has always been important to Debra. This led to her Co-Chairing Gender Balance for ISS, Elected as Chair for IWFM’s Women in FM, founding Mitie’s WOW (Women of Work) initiative, collaborator for Mace Women and providing mentorship to over 40 young women.   Debra is passionate about giving back and has several philanthropic endeavours including; Refuge UK, The Passage, Macmillan Trust, WaterAid and ActionAid.Support the show
Baachu Talk FM Episode 6 with Rory Murphy (Commercial Director for VINCI Facilities, Sky Diving, Racing, Triathlons and Championship)
21-04-2022
Baachu Talk FM Episode 6 with Rory Murphy (Commercial Director for VINCI Facilities, Sky Diving, Racing, Triathlons and Championship)
Rory is the Commercial Director for VINCI Facilities, the £425m Facilities business of VINCI Construction UK, who deliver Facilities Management and Building Solutions work to a range of Public and Private sector clients throughout the UK.Rory has responsibility for the commercial and financial performance of VINCI Facilities along with leading the supply chain strategy for the business.A strong advocate for Sustainability and the importance of ESG Rory is always keen to promote the strategic importance and relevance of Facilities Management within the built environment and has been key in the development of VINCI Facilities responsible business activities and community support.Having started his career in 1987 as a trainee Quantity Surveyor with Taylor Woodrow Construction, Rory progressed his career over the next 20 years across various roles and projects to ultimately become the Commercial Director responsible for all complex residential work within the UK. In 2008, following the acquisition of Taylor Woodrow Construction by VINCI Construction UK, Rory was appointed as the Commercial Director for the newly formed VINCI Facilities brand, a role he has held ever since. A Fellow of the RICS, Rory is a keen supporter of the Institution and has helped develop a number of guidance notes and case studies within the RICS. Rory has chaired various FM events throughout the years including the 2020 Virtual RICS FM conference and World Workplace in Barcelona in conjunction with IFMA in 2018.Rory was a former member of the RICS World Regional Board for the UK & Ireland and is also the chair of the FM Professional Group. Rory recently chaired the development of RICS guidance on responsible business practice within the real estate sector and is also assisting in the continued development of competencies and routes to chartership for FM professionals. Rory is now chair of the Member Engagement, Experience and Value working group within the RICS and is helping assist the institution recover from the damage caused from the well-publicised governance issues from 2021.Support the show
Baachu Talk FM Episode 4 With David Emanuel (Part 2) - i-fm.net, workplace futures, IFMA UK, BIFM et al
19-02-2022
Baachu Talk FM Episode 4 With David Emanuel (Part 2) - i-fm.net, workplace futures, IFMA UK, BIFM et al
David has been involved in Facilities Management since the mid 1990's, working with a number of leading FM suppliers providing full marketing and communication support, with a specialism in new media. Responsible for the creation of numerous intranets and websites for both commercial organisations and for many of the FM associations including the BIFM, FMA and EuroFM in the early 2000's – David went on to build the pioneering online news and information site for the FM sector: www.i-fm.net http://www.i-fm.net/He has been actively involved in the FM industry, and organises the FM industry conference: Workplace Futures, and also organises the Technology in FM awards. He has served two terms on the BIFM Members Council as the individuals members representative and was a board director of the FMA for a decade, until it merged into the Buildings Future Group in 2013. He was also the Chair of the FM judges of the Women in the City awards, and was the Treasurer of the BIFM SIG Women in FM for four years before taking up the role as treasurer & board director of the IFMA UK Chapter.David is an active and often outspoken protagonist for the FM sector, he believes passionately in the role the FM sector has to play for the economy, business and the community.Workplace futures is back with a live event at One Great George Street, London, on 22nd February 2022. The conference will be held around a theme related to the emerging concerns of the time. FM & Sustainability: the social, environmental and commercial challenge is the theme for the upcoming conference. The conference aims to cover both the opportunities and challenges in the three fields mentioned in the topic. I will be attending the event. Hope to see you.Please do use the code: DEIFM350 which will provide you with a £100 discount and reduce the delegate rate to: £350 + VAT.https://www.workplace-futures.co.uk/Support the show
Baachu Talk FM Episode 4 with David Emanuel (Part 1) - i-fm.net, workplace futures, IFMA UK, BIFM et al
19-02-2022
Baachu Talk FM Episode 4 with David Emanuel (Part 1) - i-fm.net, workplace futures, IFMA UK, BIFM et al
David has been involved in Facilities Management since the mid 1990's, working with a number of leading FM suppliers providing full marketing and communication support, with a specialism in new media. Responsible for the creation of numerous intranets and websites for both commercial organisations and for many of the FM associations including the BIFM, FMA and EuroFM in the early 2000's – David went on to build the pioneering online news and information site for the FM sector: www.i-fm.net http://www.i-fm.net/He has been actively involved in the FM industry, and organises the FM industry conference: Workplace Futures, and also organises the Technology in FM awards. He has served two terms on the BIFM Members Council as the individuals members representative and was a board director of the FMA for a decade, until it merged into the Buildings Future Group in 2013. He was also the Chair of the FM judges of the Women in the City awards, and was the Treasurer of the BIFM SIG Women in FM for four years before taking up the role as treasurer & board director of the IFMA UK Chapter.David is an active and often outspoken protagonist for the FM sector, he believes passionately in the role the FM sector has to play for the economy, business and the community.Workplace futures is back with a live event at One Great George Street, London, on 22nd February 2022. The conference will be held around a theme related to the emerging concerns of the time. FM & Sustainability: the social, environmental and commercial challenge is the theme for the upcoming conference. The conference aims to cover both the opportunities and challenges in the three fields mentioned in the topic. I will be attending the event. Hope to see you.Please do use the code: DEIFM350 which will provide you with a £100 discount and reduce the delegate rate to: £350 + VAT.https://www.workplace-futures.co.uk/Support the show
Baachu Talk FM - Episode 2 - Martin Pickard FM Guru (Part 2)
07-02-2022
Baachu Talk FM - Episode 2 - Martin Pickard FM Guru (Part 2)
Today's guest is Martin Pickard FRICS FIWFM  Martin’s career in facilities began as a mailroom assistant in 1970. For nearly 50 years he has worked as Facilities Manager, Service Provider, Trainer and Consultant in operational, strategic and leadership roles. He has been CEO, Director and a Non-Executive Director of many facilities related businesses and organisations. Known to many as The FM Guru, he was involved in the creation of many of the building blocks of modern facilities management including the AFM, IFMA UK and the BIFM. Martin was twice President of the IFMA UK Chapter and is a Fellow of both the IWFM and the RICS. Martin has been a regular speaker and facilitator at FM conferences around the world since the 1980s and a prolific writer of articles and white papers on facilities management. His “What FM’s Do” mindmap has been used by FM organisations, magazines and educational establishments all over the world.Awards include seven from the British Institute of Facilities Management including two for FM Journalism and being named by FM World as one of the 20 FM Pioneers. In 2015 he received the BIFM Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the FM profession. In 2016 PFM Magazine gave him their Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to the Facilities industry. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019 Martin is now semi-retired, dividing his time between consultancy work for selected clients, charitable activities and creating new poetry and art.Support the show
Baachu Talk FM - Episode 2 - Martin Pickard FM Guru (Part 1)
07-02-2022
Baachu Talk FM - Episode 2 - Martin Pickard FM Guru (Part 1)
Today's guest is Martin Pickard FRICS FIWFM  Martin’s career in facilities began as a mailroom assistant in 1970. For nearly 50 years he has worked as Facilities Manager, Service Provider, Trainer and Consultant in operational, strategic and leadership roles. He has been CEO, Director and a Non-Executive Director of many facilities related businesses and organisations. Known to many as The FM Guru, he was involved in the creation of many of the building blocks of modern facilities management including the AFM, IFMA UK and the BIFM. Martin was twice President of the IFMA UK Chapter and is a Fellow of both the IWFM and the RICS. Martin has been a regular speaker and facilitator at FM conferences around the world since the 1980s and a prolific writer of articles and white papers on facilities management. His “What FM’s Do” mindmap has been used by FM organisations, magazines and educational establishments all over the world.Awards include seven from the British Institute of Facilities Management including two for FM Journalism and being named by FM World as one of the 20 FM Pioneers. In 2015 he received the BIFM Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the FM profession. In 2016 PFM Magazine gave him their Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to the Facilities industry. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019 Martin is now semi-retired, dividing his time between consultancy work for selected clients, charitable activities and creating new poetry and art.Support the show
Selling in UK Episode 1 - Matt Chapman (Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Atalian Servest UK & Ireland)
20-01-2022
Selling in UK Episode 1 - Matt Chapman (Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Atalian Servest UK & Ireland)
You are listening to Selling in UK, a podcast for sales professionals.  My name is Baskar Sundaram and I will be sitting down with UKs top best business operators and sales leaders to discuss their work journeys and explore what it takes to succeed in New Normal Selling. Listen in and get to know the leaders  personally… Today's guest is Matt Chapman Matt has been involved in the facilities sector for over 10 years, having previously worked in the Media, Sports and Automotive industries. Originally joining Atalian Servest in 2011, Matt has progressed from leading the Business Development and Client Solutions function to joining the UK & Ireland Board as Chief Marketing and Development Officer responsible for Sales, Marketing and CSR.Along with qualifying in law, Matt has completed his MBA, Prince2 Project Management and studied circular economy and sustainability strategy at the University of Cambridge. Matt has been instrumental in developing Atalian Servest’s diversity and inclusion agenda and, has championed the signing of the Race at Work Charter.In his spare time, Matt is family-focused and resides in the north of England. He is a keen sports fan, plays Basketball and still enjoys playing the piano. Along with being an avid supporter of Arsenal FC and the West Indies Cricket team, one of his guilty pleasures is playing PS5 and online gaming with friends and colleagues.Support the show