Paul Kennedy, OBE
I am Paul Kennedy, the Chairman of TC Facilities Management (TCFM). I consider my strengths as being a people person who is passionate about managing through a team and serving staff and customers alike brilliantly well through engagement, support and energy.
I have experience of the retail and banking sectors. My experience with Tesco encompassed leading the development of the Metro (High Street) format before going on to enable Tesco Hungary, as their CEO, to grow to over 100 Hypermarket Stores. This resulted in Tesco Hungary securing No.1 market share in the retail sector.
In 2002 I was honoured to be awarded with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for my services to British Commercial Interest’s. This was followed in 2004 with the Magyar Order of the Cross for my services to Hungary; an award that is the highest that can be awarded to a civilian in Hungary. At the age of 14, I left school and attended college before commencing what turned out to be more than 40 years’ experience of working with and leaning from some of the most talented and influential business leaders of the last 50 years.
My name is Tony Reed and as the CEO of TC Facilities Management, I oversee the company’s strategy and service delivery across the thousands of sites we operate in all over the country.
I am a retailer through and through, with an extensive understanding of how to run stores of all sizes as well as having an understanding of what’s important to the customer and how to create and develop great teams.
I also have extensive knowledge of wholesaling and distribution to the UK Retail market, having held a variety of positions in Tesco Retail for almost 40 years. These ranged from Store Manager to CEO of One Stop, a subsidiary of Tesco Retail. I was also the CEO of Palmer and Harvey, the UK's largest wholesaler and distributor. I fill my spare time enjoying watching football as a Chelsea fan. I also like to go to the gym to keep fit and I chase a little white ball around the course to really ruin a nice walk. Having completed an INSEAD corporate qualification, my passion for bringing together people and ideas has been refined and re-invigorated so that a real difference can be made to the organisations I lead and customers we serve.
My name is Hannah Blackburn. I have the pleasure of being the Executive Assistant (EA) to Tony Reed, CEO and Paul Kennedy OBE, Chairman along with the Board of Directors at TCFM.
I have 10 years of experience in EA and PA roles at an executive level. My EA skills have been applied within business spanning over 6 different sectors including Media, Public Health, Investment Banking, Blue Chip and of course FM.
I am known to be a connoisseur in Gin and Cheese. I also have an immense love of my two Miniature Dachshunds Chip and Coco, sometimes my Husband may get a look in too.
I am Rachel Gardiner, Head of HR at TC Facilities Management. I head up a team of HR, Vetting, Training and Recruitment experts who work with our colleagues across the business to deliver of our business goals.
To me, the people who work in the business have always been the ingredient to our success. It is by training, motivating, engaging and inspiring our people that we’ll deliver on what we say we will and continue to delight our customers. Prior to joining TCFM in 2013 I worked across a number of industries; retail, hospitality and food manufacturing.
I fill my spare time with singing in my local Rock Choir and volunteering for Crisis at Christmas. I have also recently become a director of a youth services charity in my home town. I have a degree in Consumer Science and Environmental Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. I am currently working towards Chartered Membership of the CIPD.
My name is Chris Black, and I joined TC Facilities Management in July 2017 as the Operations Director.
I have worked within the Retail and hospitality industry all my working career. After graduation I completed a graduate programme with Compass. This provided an opportunity to work in the Retail and Catering sectors, working with brands such as M&S, WHSmiths, B.P, Burger King, Upper Crust, to name but a few. For the last 10 years I have developed and fine-tuned my expertise in soft and hard services. I am passionate about delivering a first class, quality service. Understanding the customer's needs and appreciating that not one-size does not fit all along with having great processes, systems and people, is paramount to this approach.
In my spare time I am a keen sportsman. As well as playing football, I also support the coaching for the local U7’s football and rugby teams. In the Summer I coach all age groups at the local cricket club, where both my children play.
I am Daniel Jacobs ACA CA(SA) the Financial Director of TC Facilities Management. I have an Accounting and Auditing background with 15 years’ experience in senior finance roles in SME’s in the UK and internationally. I have a keen interest in IT and data management, which I see as a “hobby” that compliments my role. My extensive sector experience; retail, pharmaceutical, property management, engineering and media, enables me to bring a well-rounded strategic approach to TC Facilities Management.
My previous head of finance role in the media industry included audio video/TV productions with high profile individuals and significant experience in international royalties, property management and audio-video retail management. I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants with a Master’s degree in Accounting and Auditing.
Outside of work I am passionate about spending quality time with my young family. This includes tons of toddler activities.
I am David Tilley, the director of TC Security Services. I also have responsibility for our client relationship management programme across the business. People say that I am an energetic business leader with a passion for delivering tangible value for customers.
I have more than 25 years’ experience in facilities management, security and corporate foodservice, delivering to customers in the corporate and retail sectors. This experience has included working for start-up businesses to some of the UK’s leading business services companies; OCS, Sodexo, Aramark and Elior.
My focus is to always understand “What good looks like” for a client and then nurture relationships that add value to the client organisation.
Besides being an avid reader of industry news and opinion, I also enjoy playing golf, growing vegetables, walking my dog and being kept young by my 11-year-old daughter. I’m also an active member of my estates resident Facebook group. I’ve completed the Diploma level components of an MBA which has been invaluable in serving and meeting the needs of customers better.
I am Kevin Meighan, Operations Director of TC Facilities Management (TCFM). I am considered to be a personable individual and I pride myself on being adaptable, working with integrity and delivering on commitments. After qualifying in accountancy I gained International exposure working in the Turks and Caicos Islands I moved to the FM sector where I have been for over 15 years. My experience in a variety of disciplines including finance, operations and commercial development functions has enabled me to fine-tune a broad range of business skills to really make a difference.
In addition to holding the Freedom to the City Of London, Liveryman to the worshipful Company of environmental Cleaners I am a member of BICSc. I also sit on the Innovation and Technology Executive Committee of the CSSA.
Outside of work I volunteer locally as the Secretary for a local Youth Camp and am also an optimistic Fulham FC fan! I completed a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics with Computer science from the University Of Sussex before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and completing a Management Programme at Cranfield School Of Management.
My name is Keith French, Group Development Director, TCFM. I have worked in the facilities management sector, nationally & Internationally, for over 20 years. I am inspired by establishing a deep learning of how a client’s business operates to better support their business goals, by creating unique FM service delivery models that incorporate innovation and reliability. I believe all good business is built on strong, sustainable relationships, a passionate team and a genuine understanding of all facets of a client’s business.
I joined the TCFM business in Jan 2013, having started my career through the graduate training programme at ExxonMobil in Aberdeen, before developing a career with Aramark (UK & globally). I then worked with Spotless Facilities Management. Initially in Australia before helping to set up Spotless in the UK following 2 acquisitions to gain UK market entry. I have a BA (Hons) in Business Economics & am a Member of BIFM.
Outside of work I enjoy all sports, particularly paddle boarding and coaching at my local rugby club.
The hallmarks of our leadership team
A strong understanding of the market
Down to earth and personable approach
Over 150 years' combined experience
We focus on helping you achieve your goals
An ethos of teamwork and collaboration: together is better
In-depth sector experience including retail, commercial and events
Providing the people and skills to make your business shine
Having partnered with a number of high profile retail, DC, Stadia and Office clients, our hope is that you’ll feel confident that we can deliver the services you need at your location. We understand that every business and every site is unique. We achieve this by using a pioneering and customer-centric approach to deliver a service that is shaped through understanding the needs of your business as well as being flexible enough to adapt to its dynamic nature.