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EFM Consulting Ltd.

The Rivergreen Centre

Aykley Heads

Durham

DH1 5TS


Telephone:  (0191) 383 7444



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EFM Consulting is a trading name of EFM Consulting Ltd.  |  Company Number:  08238939  |  VAT Registration Number:  144 7847 83

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Our Vision


To provide only the highest quality of service to our clients in relation to the whole range of services we provide.


To be the market leader in relation to all aspects of the Micad Internet Property Register, consistently meeting customers’ expectations and be the preferred supplier to all our clients whilst continuously endeavouring to improve our quality and skills.


How can we help you?


We are specialists in a number of areas pertinent to Estates and Facilities Management and the Built Environment and are a Micad Systems Implementation and Support Partner and Approved Micad Training Provider.


We are well positioned to provide cost effective and focused advice and support in the following areas:


Approved Micad Training and full range of IPR Services | Specialist Asbestos, Legionella and Health & Safety Update Training via our trusted partner ADM Training Ltd

| NHS Premises Assurance Model Consultancy, Advice and Guidance | Compliance Support and Guidance - Pre CQC Visit Audits / Compliance & Process Audits | Space Utilisation Studies - to identify underutilised space across your estate utilising remote monitoring equipment | Occupancy Agreement Audits, Advice & Management - to identify deficiencies in your current legal estate and assist in action planning rectification / acting in a Project Management capacity and informed client basis | Occupancy Agreement Key Data Extraction and Input to either Micad or Spreadsheet to ensure that you do not miss revenue generating opportunities or obligations | General Estates & Facilities Management Consultancy | Planned Maintenance Planning to ensure that your PPM regimes are fit for purpose, up to date and relevant | Aerial Photography and Video - Assisting you to reach, survey and understand the condition of those hard to reach areas


We have broad experience in assisting in the formalisation of Estates and provide consultative advice around accurate Service Charging to ensure that organisations recover appropriate revenues from Tenants.


Having worked also with the Commercial and Academic Sector, EFM Consulting are able to advise in relation to all of the above areas in these sectors also.  We have also built up trusted relationships with other companies who specialise in specific areas and are more than happy to refer you to appropriate Partners to ensure that you obtain the service you need from the experts in your specific area of requirement.  


Please contact us or request a call back at a time convenient to you to discuss your specific requirements or to find out more about the services we offer.

We offer our clients our ideas, strategies, experience, relationships, systems, technical expertise and passion.  If you feel that you have skills to bring to our growing company, please visit our vacancies page to peruse current vacancies or to submit a speculative application.  

Until recently, Paula Stone was employed within the NHS as Assistant Director of Estates. This role followed her joining the NHS in 2008 as Head of Estates after eight years in a Commercial position with Lloyds Bank plc.

Experienced in strategy development and implementation, Paula works in a number of disciplines within estates, including rationalisation programming and cost improvement planning. She is competent in budget management and brings with her excellent financial analytical skills and a track record in the implementation of efficiencies from baseline budgets.

Paula is a PRINCE2 practitioner and is experienced in programme management and leads on our Cost Improvement Planning and Delivery and Change Management Services.

Tess is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and brings with her a wealth of experience in the management of property related legal matters having worked within the legal sector since the age of 18.  

Teresa now supports our Micad Lease and Licence department in the consideration, extrapolation and summarising of key information from occupancy agreements and updating and managing client Lease and Licence Modules on a day to day basis.

Marc is a Solicitor and former NHS Strategic Estates and Property Management Lead, and as such brings extensive expertise in strategic Estates and Facilities Management as well as the requisite legal knowledge to assist you in the formalisation and management of the legal aspects of your estate.  


Marc is currently retained as Trust Property Advisor to a large Foundation Trust with an extended Community Service element post Transforming Community Services. As part of this role, he manages all property related legal matters including acquisitions, disposals, rationalisation, strategy and formalisation of Trust Acute and Community Estate as well as ensures that Tenants are appropriately charged for the occupancies across the Trust estate.


He is also an experienced front line Micad system user having implemented and utilised the Micad System for multiple purposes whilst employed within the NHS and on a consultative basis whilst employed on contract with EFM.  This allows Marc to provide practical, front line consultative advice in relation to all aspects of the Micad system.  

James Thomas

James is a Licentiate of the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers and a Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management. 


Joining EFM from a previous senior operational role in the Higher Education sector, he is an experienced user of the Micad system; specialising in the Helpdesk and Compliance modules and the practical and operational utilisation of the same to provide organisations with the functionality, reporting capability and compliance management required to effectively manage their workforce and estates. James implicitly understands the potential barriers organisations face when implementing and operating new systems and provides professional and practical support to overcome such barriers.  He ensures that any modules of the Micad system used by organisations are fully understood through professional training and thereby fully utilised to support specific service delivery and business activity.


James leads on our professional Help Desk and Compliance Module implementation and optimisation services and delivers focused training on all aspects of the Micad system.

Adam is a Consultant and Specialist Trainer in relation to Asbestos / Legionella and Health & Safety and has extensive practical knowledge and experience in these areas.  Beginning his career as a Science graduate employed as an Environmental Consultant and then subsequently a Surveyor and Project Manager.  He has furthered his education with technical qualifications in subject areas including Health and Safety, Asbestos, Legionella and Environmental Management. 


Combined with his training qualifications he has provided training at all levels to clients in a range of sectors.  More recently his experience has been in senior roles within a leading Health, Safety and Environmental Consultancy specialising in the provision of compliance related training and consultancy.


In his current role as he works closely with clients in a range of sectors including Healthcare, Education and Construction providing health and safety compliance and training solutions.  He also provides training on the MICAD system specialising in use of the Asbestos module.


Adam also actively supports many of the public and private sector associations by speaking at key events throughout the UK on a range of compliance related subjects including the RICS, ECA, CILA, CIRIA, IHEEM, HFC, CIOB.


James Thomas

Malcolm is an NHS Senior Estates Manager with a broad Engineering background across NHS Acute Trusts built up from 28 years practical experience.


Through the years he has been an Authorised Person for most Healthcare engineering disciplines.  He has been an Incorporated Engineer since 2003 and is a member of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estates Management, as well as a qualified Authorising Engineer.


Since the inception of the Department of Health Premises Assurance Model, Malcolm has been actively involved in the preparation and collation of the requisite information with a number of Trusts and has assisted in the presentation of the information in the required format to allow gap analysis and strategic planning and is trained to ISO9001:2015 standard for internal auditing.


Malcolm leads on our Premises Assurance Model and other strategic and estates compliance related services.

James Thomas