You have been tasked with repurposing, upgrading and getting the most out of your real estate. You’re looking to partner with a contractor that can help you develop a concept design that will help you attract, retain and motivate your people. You want to solve problems before they arise.You have clear goals and constraints and you need a contractor that understands them.
Breda GleesonChief Operations Officer
Brenda DeanCentral Services
Matt knows that relationships are built on trust, and he is a builder of relationships! He is a co-founder of Ireland Gateway to Europe, one of Ireland’s first private-led, non-profit initiatives which showcases Ireland as a premier investment location in the EU and Eurozone to US FDI businesses.
AS CEO of FKM, Matt brings his eye for detail, engineering background and process-driven approach to FKM’s interior fit out projects and to the business itself. Matt is also on the National Executive Team for Temple Street Foundation and in his free time is found on the sidelines of GAA pitches or discussing the match over a coffee afterwards!
Breda is obsessed with 2 things – our customers and innovation! As COO she fosters a culture of ideation and collaboration internally and with our clients to create amazing customer experiences and best practices for delivering complex fit out projects that help our clients to achieve their workplace strategy goals.
For more than 20 years, Breda has been involved in the most prestigious office fit outs in Ireland for global and local organisations. Breda oversees the operations and smooth running of the business while contributing to the development and long-term strategy of FKM.
Outside work Breda loves photography and capturing the moment; you will find her chasing after her children! She has a passion for outdoors and wide-open spaces, which inspires her when working on interior spaces!
Having worked with the directors for a number of years, Brenda joined the FKM team in 2019. With a background in costing, systems implementation, financial and change management, she uses a multi-faceted approach to projects. Moving with ease between strategic planning and transactional detail, allows Brenda to review current performance and enhance future planning.
Her focus is to encourage process improvement and cost control and she works with each team to ensure that overall organisational goals are achieved.
Thinking for Change:
The most common form of ‘change management’ on a fit out project is when something of significance changes the planned delivery date, the expected cost or the resources required. FKM’s project managers will work with you to assess the impact on the project, adjust the construction plan, and ensure everyone is onboard.
A structured approach to managing the people side ensures that individuals within the design team, site team, and client team embrace the change. A structured process and set of tools for leading the people side of change requires a deliberate and targeted set of actions to move from the old plan to the new plan, ensuring business benefits are realised, well after the project is handed over.
Health & Safety
Driving a culture of compliance:
Getting the safety culture right means individuals on site, including subcontractors and client teams will spot and call attention to hazards, challenge when standards aren’t right, and be engaged in improvement. Leadership, incentivisation and reward of safe behaviours and audit, assurance and review, all drive a culture of safety on FKM sites.