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Meet the team

We’re passionate about what we do

Leave it to us to manage your facilities and ensure legal compliance and safe working. We provide a range of services to help manage your estate.

Louise Common

Managing Director

alternate_email louisecommon@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 07740 964 245

Louise was the Operations Director at FM4U from November 2014, then purchased FM4U in February 2020 where she is the sole director and owner.

Prior to this she worked in Facilities within the Education Sector for Northumberland County Council for over 20 years. She has an Honor’s degree in Hospitality and Culinary.

Louise has grown the business since November 2014 and is able to offer a bespoke service to each client’s needs whether be it a hard or soft facilities services ensuring a high standard of customer service is always met by her and all of the team.

Michael Common

Sales Director

alternate_email michaelcommon@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 07399 051 929

Mick started out working in the opencast mines in Northumberland and Scotland as a Site Engineer and quickly got into IT and became the IT Manager for the Mining Group back in 1999.

He has carried on with IT throughout his career which has lead to Mick gaining experience within the Fire and Security sector for the past 12 years, not only in IT but within CCTV, Access Control and Data.

Mick has decided working with his wife cannot be all that bad!

Jayne Parker

Office Manager

alternate_email jayneparker@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 0191 460 0997

Jayne has over 20 years of experience in a customer service environment and has worked in various sectors including the Motor Trade, Domestic Heating Services and Commercial Facilities Management.

Customer service is at the forefront of everything she does, and she works hard to ensure that all works carried out by FM4U are done on time and at the highest standard possible.

Duncan Jobson

Business Development Manager

alternate_email duncanjobson@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 07741 565 498

Duncan has attained a wide range of skills and experience from working within the building, construction and engineering sectors for more than 35 years, he has been involved with some of the North East’s most prestigious projects and worked alongside leading service providers within the region.

Whilst he is happy to discuss the finer points of rugby union he also relishes the opportunity to meet new clients and holds customer satisfaction as one of the most rewarding aspects of FM4U.

Paul McGuinness

Business Technical Support & Site Surveyor

alternate_email paulmcguinness@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 07964 294 019

Paul has over 40 years’ experience working in mechanical services in both the public and private sector where he has developed an excellent understanding of statutory duty maintenances, water hygiene and Legionella control.

Over this time, he has worked on key projects including Hospitals, Schools, Sports Centre’s, and factories throughout the North East.

Paul’s role at FM4U has given him the opportunity to bring all his experience in to helping the company grow whilst working as part of a great team where customer satisfaction is at the forefront of the business.

Mark Holman

Sales Account Manager

alternate_email markholman@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 07741 565 498

Mark was a sole proprietor of a business offering an extensive range of services based at one of the largest engineering works in the North East, for almost 30 years.

He joined FM4U in 2015 and his versatility, plus a continued broadening of that skill-set, all help when meeting clients on a day-to-day basis, resolving issues, to contribute to ever-improving levels of customer service and satisfaction, in the ongoing development of FM4U.

Georgia Bennett

Finance Assistant

alternate_email georgiabennett@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 0191 460 0997

Georgia came to FM4U on an apprenticeship scheme completing a level 2 NVQ in Business Administration. She then continued her studies to achieve Finance Assistant Level 2 and then Assistant Accountant Level 3.

She has worked alongside Jayne since joining FM4U in 2019 and is now a key member of the team. Georgia has a proactive approach to all tasks and holds great value in customer service.

She does not however believe in putting the kettle on!!!

Harry Miles

Business Administrator

alternate_email harrymiles@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 0191 460 0997

Harry came to FM4U on an apprenticeship scheme and since starting has completed his Business Administration Level 3 award with the company.

Since he joined, Harry has become an integral part of the team dealing with all reactive works and front-line enquiries. The customers ask for him specifically and he prides himself in getting jobs turned around quickly and efficiently.

In his free time Harry enjoys watching TV, eating takeaways and trips to the cinema.

Katie Morrison

Business Administrator

alternate_email katiemorrison@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 0191 460 0997

Katie has over 25 years’ experience in Business Administration, Education and Social Care.

Having started her career in the Hospitality Industry where customer focus was key she went on to run a successful Nursery, Early Years Setting and Out of School Club.

Katie has worked in the care sector for the last 20 years and decided that a change would be a good challenge and joined FM4U in February 2022.

Katie is responsible for ensuring maintenances are carried out on time to ensure our clients are fully compliant.

Lynne Buddle

Business Administrator

alternate_email lynnebuddle@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 0191 460 0997

Lynne started her career in hairdressing and then decided after 22 years to have a career change and become a business administrator in the NHS which she did for 16 years.

In 2019 Lynne decided to take the plunge and began her own successful cleaning business, unfortunately after Covid 19 hit her business hard she decided to take some time out to decide her next career move. In March 2021 Lynne decided to join our team and we are very fortunate to have a very conscientious and well organised person who prides herself in putting the customer first.

She loves to be outdoors in her spare time whether it be walking or running. She also works hard in carrying out a lot of work for Charities.

Mark Thomas

Water Technician & Building Maintenance Engineer

alternate_email markthomas@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 07467 788 801

Mark started his career as a lifeguard with a love for water and fitness, after 6 years he decided he wanted to try something more demanding and moved to a maintenance team where he spent a year improving his skills and knowledge within the holiday home industry.

Now working as a water technician and building maintenance engineer he has combined all his skills in to one job working with FM4U.

If you want to find Mark in his spare time he’s either racing through the forest on a mountain bike or working on his cars in the garage.

Rob Swinhoe

Water Risk Assessor & Building Maintenance Engineer

alternate_email robswinhoe@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 07964 293 997

Since leaving school Rob started his career in a well-known holiday park as a Maintenance Manager and worked his way up to become the Swimming Pool Manager. Rob was in charge of several staff and worked long hours.

Rob decided he wanted to spend more time with his family and have a more work life balance. Since joining FM4U in September 2021 Rob has become a great asset and has brought a wealth of knowledge to the FM4U Team.

In his spare time, he is either on his bikes usually in the middle of nowhere or messing with his bikes in his garage.

Jorja Wilson

Trainee Business Administrator

alternate_email jorjawilson@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 0191 460 0997

Jorja joined FM4U in 2024 on an apprenticeship scheme and is currently working towards a level 3 award in Business Administration.

She is enjoying learning about all aspects of the business and looks forwards to seeing in which direction the future will take her within the company.

In her spare time, Jorja enjoys going to the gym and socialising with her friends

Brad Crowther-Hirst

Sales Account manager (Yorkshire)

alternate_email bradcrowtherhirst@fm-4u.co.uk

phone_in_talk 07795 843 904

Brad has over 25 years’ sales and advice experience within the Financial Services Sector.

Brad takes great pride in taking the time to fully understand his customers’ needs and objectives in order to deliver the best possible outcomes for their circumstances.

FM4U have given Brad the opportunity to bring all his experience to help grow the company in a new area whilst maintaining exceptional levels of customer service and satisfaction.

Belle

FM4U Support Puppy!

Belle has been with FM4U for over a year and is an invaluable support to the team! She cheers us all up and loves a cuddle.

Always smiling, Belle loves long walks, stealing things out of people’s handbags and receiving secret snacks from the team without telling her Mam.