Introducing Cloudfm

Forward Thinking

We are constantly looking for ways to innovate and add value for clients and suppliers

Customer Focused

We work in partnership with clients, proactively supporting their business objectives

Highly Efficient

Everything we do is strategic, well organised and linked directly to operational improvement

Extremely Flexible

Our systems and processes are aligned with clients’ specific requirements

A Different Approach

Cloudfm was launched in 2011 by a team of FM experts. Having experienced the limitations of conventional solutions, the founders believed that a new approach was required, one that challenges the status quo and validates its claims with tangible results. Cloudfm is that step change. We’ve demonstrated that you can have visibility, control and cost savings without compromise, and that genuine improvement comes from a combination of the right technology and people.

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Executive Board

Jeff Dewing MBIFM

Jeff Dewing MBIFM

Chief Executive

Co-founder of Cloudfm, Jeff originally trained as a refrigeration & air-conditioning engineer. He has served as a board director for FM companies turning over in excess of £100 million, and most notably was the European Operations Director at ISS, the largest FM provider in the UK (and the 7th largest in the world).

 

Jeff’s extensive operational knowledge, together with his expertise in designing and building IT database driven systems, underpins the practical application of the Cloudfm philosophy. He brings exceptional operational and management experience to the leadership team.

David May

David May

Managing Director

A qualified accountant with a degree in Business and Finance, David has over 15 years’ finance experience, working for a number of global and highly regulated businesses. His achievements include the delivery of SAP across the US, Europe, Middle East and Africa and responsibility for a P&L of £500 million.

David has a proven track record of working with clients to deliver efficiencies and support operational challenges with financial insight. He has built the commercial business function into a cornerstone of Cloudfm’s success, and an aspect of the service that is greatly valued by our clients.

Christopher Gallop

Christopher Gallop

Chief Risk Officer and Company Secretary

Chris has 30 years’ blue chip experience with Deutsche Bank, UKAEA and British Gas. His achievements in real estate, infrastructure and corporate services design and delivery include asset optimisation, risk management, FM outsourcing, project governance, HR process design and P&L responsibility up to €200m.

Chris has also held a number of advisory board positions in the NFP sector, including with the City Fringe Partnership, the East London Business Alliance, and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. He’s also a former advisor to Energy Bank Ltd, an innovative renewable energy provider.

John Cotton

John Cotton

Group Operations Director

An experienced engineer, project manager, change consultant and operations director, with previous clients including Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, HBOS, TK Maxx and Iceland, John Cotton brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Cloudfm Group. In addition to managing a P&L of £14m and budgets in excess of £2.5m, John has managed cross-functional teams of 250, and is responsible for the successful delivery of over 100,000 planned and maintenance tasks every year.

With a proven track record in client relationship management, service excellence, productivity improvement and contractor management, John is ideally placed to develop Cloudfm’s innovative managed and direct service delivery divisions.

Main Board

Derrick Hidden

Derrick Hidden

Group Director of Technical Consultancy

Co-founder of Cloudfm, Derrick has worked for several of the major FM management companies in varying roles, from site-based management to associate directorships of large client accounts and technical departments providing a turnover in excess of £21 million.

 

Derrick was trained in mechanical and electrical systems involving HVAC, building controls, hydraulics, desalination, electrical generation, sewage treatment, gas turbine and steam generation plant. His technical expertise, combined with a comprehensive knowledge of FM, is key to the success of our consultancy division.

Helen Tidswell

Helen Tidswell

Group Marketing and Communications Director

An award-winning marketer with over 19 years’ experience, Helen has worked both client and agency-side representing a wide variety of sectors – from NFP to professional services. Her achievements include designing and managing strategic campaigns for leading consumer and B2B brands, including Vaillant, Ideal Group, Poggenpohl, GE, Sara Lee, Sub Zero and Wolf.

Helen’s expertise in all forms of external and internal communications allow her to lead Cloudfm in new business and product development and expansion into new markets, while also maintaining a keen focus on change management and organisational culture.

Steven Corbett

Steven Corbett

Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Steven takes responsibility for the management and development of Cloudfm’s industry-leading technology infrastructure.

Steven has an extensive track record of managing high-profile technology programmes, including in tech-focused sectors such as insurance and telecoms. Formerly Head of Automation at Aviva, and having held senior roles at innovative organisations such as BT and Willis Towers Watson, Steven has deep expertise in areas such as automation, artificial intelligence, and digital transformation. His insight, experience and strategic vision keep Cloudfm at the cutting edge of technology in the FM sector.

Kate Chamberlain

Kate Chamberlain

Head of Finance

Kate trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in accountancy practice with a focus on corporate audit and advisory work. Since leaving practice in 2010 she has held a variety of finance management and project roles in the insurance, retail and facilities management sectors across a range of global and national organisations. Kate brings a depth of knowledge of financial reporting and compliance, along with her wide-ranging experience of business change within operational finance processes and controls to lead the Finance function to deliver an excellent service to the business and key financial insights to the Board and senior management.

Carrie Rogers

Carrie Rogers

Head of Commercial

A Chartered Accountant, with over 12 years of operational finance experience. Carrie has previously worked at large Retail companies, appraising investments, evaluating contract delivery and modelling the impact of market influences on business performance. At Cloudfm, Carrie is responsible for commercial agreements, sustaining strong client relationships with financial integrity, providing commercial insight to support operational challenge and the delivery of business growth strategy.

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith

Operations Director (Integrated Services)

Duncan is experienced in operational leadership across multiple industries, previously working with organisations including Hiscox, AXA PPP Healthcare and Serco. He has proven experience in operational set-up and development, working within the outsourced sector as well as an understanding of customer journeys and multi-channel contact solutions in both B2B and B2C. Driving the development of the company’s Integrated services proposition, Duncan is improving the ease of working with Cloudfm and delivering best in class service, supporting the brand in changing the rules and establishing a robust platform for business growth both nationally and internationally.