Leesman is a private company founded in 2010 by Tim Oldman with Annie Leeson and Divyang Mistry. Since its launch, Leesman has gathered data from over 200,000 employees, in 1,600+ corporate workplaces in more than 60 different countries. Today, the Leesman Index is the largest independent collection of workplace effectiveness data in the world.

Leesman asks the same questions in each survey. This means organisations can not only assess their data for internal benchmarking, but also externally against every workplace measured. This allows organisations to better understand how they compare to top performing workplaces, providing data driven evidence to inform investment and improvement decisions.

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Business School

Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University is home to one of the longest standing Facilities Management and workplace centres of expertise in the UK, offering award-winning part-time Foundation Degree, BA Honours Degree and MBA qualifications in FM. Both the under and postgraduate courses are built around the ethos that FM is primarily a management discipline which draws upon technical expertise as required, but must fundamentally strive to understand and speak the language of business. Only then will FM become a true enabler to organisational performance.

Sheffield Hallam’s courses are closely aligned with the British Institute of Facilities Management’s qualification framework, offering a range of ‘dual award’ opportunities at both under and postgraduate levels. Uniquely, FM students at Hallam can expect to gain the commensurate BIFM diploma qualifications alongside their higher education qualifications. The FM courses are also aligned with the UK Higher and Degree Apprenticeship initiative in readiness for the apprenticeship levy coming in spring 2017.

Ian Ellison, Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield Hallam’s involvement as Research Partner for the Stoddart Review was led by Ian Ellison, an Associate Lecturer with the FM Subject Group. Following an operational career in FM, Ian is regarded as an engaging and provocative thought leader, and has taught, researched and consulted on workplace issues since 2008. He has recently joined 3edges as a partner. 3edges helps organisations to be better at what they do through more effective and enabling workplace knowledge, research, decision making and change leadership. Ian is also the co-founder and host of the Workplace Matters podcast.