About Office IQ

Welcome to the new Office IQ

After the success of Office IQ 2000, I am pleased to present our new online edition. We have included information on the latest trends and developments in the office industry and improved the format to make it even easier to use.

Office IQ is not a do-it-yourself guide to relocation and reorganisation, it is designed to help you get the best from your team. You will understand them better, give them better instructions and therefore get better results. Property is a complex subject – Office IQ helps you to know what advice you should be seeking, and where to get it. The right team will bring years of training and experience with them. Office IQ will help you unlock their potential.

The Editorial Team, led by Peter Clucas, has worked hard to make Office IQ the only guide you will need.

David Atkinson
Chairman, Property Futures Ltd

Behind Office IQ there is a group of property professionals – the Editorial Team. Each member of the Team has had an input into the reference material. Office IQ is designed to be a tool to help you select professional advisors and suppliers, as well as to better understand the processes. We hope, therefore, that you will find the listings helpful in the knowledge that they have been compiled by a team with considerable experience in the office property field. These will help you if you are drawing up a shortlist of companies to work with you, based on their track record, past clients or specialisations.

The Editorial Team

David Atkinson BSc. Civ Eng. is chairman of the publishers, Property Futures Ltd and is chairman of the Editorial Team. He is a director of Technology @ Work, a company that provides businesses with advice on workplace technologies. He was formerly Group Managing Director of a leading design and fitting-out specialist.

Peter Clucas BSc. BArch. the editor of Office IQ 2001 heads Clucas Communications, a specialist in the property industry. He has extensive experience in the design, fit-out and communication of office projects throughout the UK. He writes for a variety of publications, including FMX, Construction for Business and Estates Gazette.

Hugh Stebbing BSc. FRICS FBIFM FRSA is the head of Group Property Support for Lloyds TSB Group plc, one of the UK’s largest high street banks. He was 1999 president of the British Council for Offices.

Lionel Prodgers is credited as being one of the pioneers of facilities management as a business discipline. He was Managing Director of Chesterton plc's facilities management division until 1998 and is now Managing Director of ARK e-management Limited, a company specialising in on-line management solutions for the FM industry. He is Chairman of the European Facility Management Network (EuroFM), and Immediate Past Chairman of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

Peter Middup is publisher of Premises and Facilities Management, one of the UK’s leading facilities titles. He has over 25 years’ experience in business publishing, and is also a director of the FMA.

Tony Joyce is a Partner at the City office of GVA Chapman Swabey, advising tenants seeking offices and landlords disposing of accommodation. He was the 2000/2001 chairman of the City branch of the RICS.

Roger Reeves is partner-in-charge of infrastructure and global leader of support operations for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since joining PwC he has introduced new ways of working in the office environment. He is a board member of the British Council for Offices and a council member of the City Property Association.

Martin Clarke is Corporate Real Estate Manager for Oracle Corporation, the worlds second largest independent software company. Martin manages the property portfolio in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which comprises some three million square feet across 158 properties and 38 countries.