FKM appoints new COO, Breda Gleeson
FKM Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Breda Gleeson as Chief Operations Officer. In her new role Breda will oversee the 3 business areas, Building Service Mechanical, Fitout and Facilities Management and contribute to the business development and long-term strategy of FKM.
Reporting to the chairman of the Board, Matt Mohan, Breda arrives with over 20 years' experience as a business leader in commercial interiors sector. She joins from The SIG Group, where as General Manager as has led a period of extraordinary growth and expansion of their SIG workplace Business.
Breda Gleeson said: ''I am very pleased to be joining The FKM Group at what is a very exciting time for the company. I strongly believe the future holds great oportunities for FKM and I look forward to playing an important role in the next chapter for the group''.
And we're done! Every year, more than 145,000 extraordinary children rely on the life-saving care provided at Temple Street Childrens Hospital. Congratulations to everyone who took part in this years Techies4TempleStreet event and raised funds for a much needed cause.
Top tips for surviving summer in an office
Met Eireann confirmed that Ireland recorded is hottest temperature in 42 years! Click the link for some top tips on how to cool buildings and prevent excess humidity from entering buildings during this time.
A survey by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that on average approx only 1 out of 10 construction workers are female. The survey found that on construction sites 99% of workers are male, whilst offsite, 54% are male and 46% are female. Of those women working in construction roles considered 'offsite' the majority work in administration, finance, HR and marketing. The survey results were released as the CIF launches a year-long awareness campaign to increase the number of women working in the industry.
We decided to ask our M&E Coordinator, Roisin, to tell us what its really like to work in a male dominant industry. Heres what she had to say..
''On a recent job myslef and the cleaner were the only women on site. I know its not a very glamorous industry but it has its good points. I think there is a stigma about women working on sites and I know it can be intimidating entering a massive site full of men but I can reassure any women out there that I have never had any issues on site, Ive always been treated equally. There is definitely a need for women to take careers in construction and I encourage anay woman to do so. After all we multitask very well..''