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Celebrating women in facilities management with Lydia Hendricks, Business Development Director

by Khaya Dondolo / September 2020

Lydia has 25 years’ experience in facilities management (FM) operations.

These days she uses the in-depth knowledge and understanding she has gained to develop tailor-made service solutions for clients in her capacity as Business Development Director for the AFMS Group.

A born leader and natural problem-solver, her career in FM started almost by default after having to field complaints of frustrated tenants in a commercial building. ‘It was there that I learnt the importance of tenant satisfaction and how it impacts on tenant retention,’ Lydia says.

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FACILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS: A BOOST FOR SA HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Asset Magazine: September 2020

As hospitals around the world are trying to fight the ongoing onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of well-maintained, fully functioning hospitals and clinics is continuously being highlighted. Pandemics and disasters aside, experts agree that healthcare is a mega-trend around the world.

Growing demand for healthcare services

“We see more personal and public resources being spent on healthcare today than ever before. Ageing populations, increased focus on preventative health, growing affluence and technological advancements in the medical world are all contributing factors to hospitals and healthcare facilities experiencing a growing influx of patients,” says Lydia Hendricks, Business Development Director of the AFMS Group (Pty) Ltd and its subsidiary FM Solutions - a privately-owned company that provides specialist FM services to the built environment throughout Southern Africa.

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FACILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS: A BOOST FOR SA HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Cape Business News : 17 August '20

As hospitals around the world are trying to fight the ongoing onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of well-maintained, fully functioning hospitals and clinics is continuously being highlighted. Pandemics and disasters aside, experts agree that healthcare is a mega-trend around the world.

Growing demand for healthcare services

“We see more personal and public resources being spent on healthcare today than ever before. Ageing populations, increased focus on preventative health, growing affluence and technological advancements in the medical world are all contributing factors to hospitals and healthcare facilities experiencing a growing influx of patients,” says Lydia Hendricks, Business Development Director of the AFMS Group (Pty) Ltd and its subsidiary FM Solutions - a privately-owned company that provides specialist FM services to the built environment throughout Southern Africa.

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LOCKDOWN: NOW IS THE IDEAL TIME TO MAINTAIN AND REPAIR YOUR OFFICE SPACE

Engineering News : 22 June '20

It is often said that great opportunity often presents itself in the middle of great adversity. While much has already been said about how the current COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting our lives, the global economy and the business landscape, the facilities management experts at Facilities Management Solutions believe there are also certain valuable opportunities that have been created as a result of the  current lockdown regulations that are in force in South Africa.

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