We are constantly looking for ways to innovate and add value for clients and suppliers
We work in partnership with clients, proactively supporting their business objectives
Everything we do is strategic, well organised and linked directly to operational improvement
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.
The Senior Team
Jeff Dewing MBIFM
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.
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.
Group Managing Director
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.
Group Communications Director
With over 15 years’ experience in journalism, PR and marketing, Helen brings a wealth of expertise in all aspects of corporate communications. Her achievements include designing and managing strategic campaigns for leading consumer and B2B brands, including Poggenpohl, GE, Sara Lee, Sub Zero, Wolf, Vaillant and Ideal Group.
An award-winning marketer, Helen has also advised organisations in the HVAC, automotive, NFP and professional service sectors. Typical projects have included new product and service launches, expansion into new markets, business turnaround and crisis management.
Group Commercial Director
Combining operational expertise with commercial acumen, Adam has a proven record in driving growth in the retail sector. His role as Regional Director at Lidl, for example, encompassed the management of a 1000-strong team across 68 sites, with a P&L of £250 million. During this time, Adam delivered a range of projects that led to significant improvements in efficiency and sales.
Most notably, Adam successfully launched the new Sport service channel for BT, achieving revenue of £30 million in 3 months. He also built a sales and service team of over 150 people in just 5 months, ensuring the continued growth of the channel.
Chief Operating Officer
A leading figure in the FM industry, Peter Brumby is well known for his success in driving business change and growth. Co-founder and former Managing Director of Mace Macro, Peter played a central role in taking the FM company from startup to a £70m annual turnover, with 500 staff and operations in over 25 countries. His achievements also include leading the turnaround of a £100m M&E service by refocusing the business on its core profitable services, increasing productivity and driving high quality customer services, and directly managing revenues of £60m and an FM team of 800 for G4S.
An exceptional leader and a widely recognised industry innovator, Peter brings an excellent skill set, and a distinguished record at several well-known public and private organisations, to the role of Chief Operating Officer at Cloudfm Group.
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.
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.
Group Commercial Finance 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.