The Stoddart Review is the first study of its kind into the role working environments play in organisational and UK productivity. Inclusivity has been key to this process and we hope that it will provide a catalyst to keep this important conversation going.

The Stoddart Review’s The Workplace Advantage report offers strategic opinion and evidence-based conclusions from three principal lines of enquiry:

Interviews with senior business leaders and opinion formers to identify pertinent topics worthy of scrutiny. Then, through investigative journalism, an attempt to understand the extent to which their opinions are aligned with workplace industry perspectives and corporate attitudes.
A three-day ‘open house’ in September 2016 where numerous subject matter experts presented to The Stoddart Review panel. Submissions were received from a diverse group including organisational development, architecture, design, facilities management, engineering, business process outsourcing, real estate, academia and technology. See the contributors listed below.
Quantitative analysis from the Leesman Index database of workplace effectiveness performance data. Founded in 2010, the Index is the world’s leading independent performance measure of how workplaces support their employees. Adopted by leading global organisations, the Leesman “Lmi” is a simple 0-100 index score that allows employers to benchmark and compare the fitness for purpose of their corporate workplaces.



Open Views Contributors

  • Adam Strudwick, Associate Principal, Design Director, HLW International
  • Antony Slumbers, Director, Estates Today Ltd
  • Bob Thompson, Research Director, Remit Consulting
  • Bridget Hardy, Director, Integrans Consulting
  • Bruce Barclay, Senior Manager, EMEA Facilities Operations, Dell
  • Chris Jeffers, Head of Facilities Management Consultancy, Capita Property & Infrastructure
  • Dan Pilling, Workplace Designer, Maber, Deputy Chair, BIFM Workplace SIG
  • Dan Wakelin, Head of Space Management and Design, University of London
  • Despina Katsikakis, Independent Workplace Transformation Consultant
  • Doug Shaw, Consultant and Artist, What Goes Around Limited
  • Hannah Beveridge, Senior Associate, Senior Design Strategist, HLW International
  • Jamie Hall, Head of Analytics, Mitie Energy
  • Jonathan Chown, Business Director, Skanska FS
  • Julian Griffith, Director, Condeco Ltd
  • Mark Tyson, Solutions Director, Mitie Energy
  • Dr Nigel Oseland, Director, Workplace Unlimited
  • Neil McLocklin, Partner, Strategic Consulting EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Pete Andrews, Partner, 3edges
  • Roger Parslow, Business Development Director, LMG
  • Stan Mitchell, CEO, Key Facilities Management
  • Steve Dance, Managing Director, RiskCentric LLP
  • Tom Robinson, Managing Director, Talent Tomorrow
  • Chris Kane, Principal, Chris Kane Associates
  • Julian Fris, Director, Neller Davies
  • Mark Catchlove, Director, Knowledge and Insight Group – Herman Miller Ltd
  • Miles Cantley, Project Manager, Stream Environmental
  • Neil Usher, Workplace Director, Sky
  • Peter Titus, Director, DCT Facilities Management
  • Simon Heath, Consulting Artist/Founder, SpeechBubble EQ


  • Andrew Lawson, Senior Vice President, North Europe, Middle East & Africa and UKI Managing Director, Salesforce
  • Despina Katsikakis, leading workplaces strategy consultant
  • Duncan Young, head of Workplace Health & Wellbeing, Lend Lease
  • Hanro Hennig, Director of Workplace Operations, PokerStars
  • Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd’s of London
  • Michael Whitfield, CEO, Thomsons Online Benefits
  • Neil Usher, Workplace Director, Sky
  • Steve Henigan, Principle of Workplace Practice, Perkins+Will

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