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INDUSTRY FSI, global-leader in CAFM software, with Headquarters in the UK, offices in Australia and Dubai, and an international partner network, turns 25 in October 2015.

The business operated from a small office in Buntingford, Herts, with just three employees. The first system, Concept 300, was developed in 1989 and was sold to a small handful of clients, most of whom have remained with us for the following 25 years.

The company, original named ‘Facilities Software International’, was formed by Dave Curran and Len Smith, both of whom are still with the company.

From humble office beginnings (an office behind an Indian restaurant), the company now occupies a number of prime properties both in the UK and overseas.

With an engaged Board of Directors, FSI invested in further development of the product suite. In 1994 Concept was integrated to Building Management Systems and in 1995 presented to the industry its next generation product, Concept 100.

In 1997 the company expanded its business to overseas markets, whilst 1998 saw the product developed further to become the Concept 500 solution.

Business expansion and renaming of the business to FSI (FM Solutions) in 2002 allowed the business to open their first office in the Middle East. In 2006, FSI Global plc was formed, and only the 3rd Managing Director in the company’s history, John Moriarty, was appointed.

The current fully web-enabled CAFM solution, Concept Evolution, was developed in 2008. FSI Global rapidly expanded, with the formation



PERFORMANCE Setcrete’s new High Performance floor levelling compound was found to be the perfect product for a problematic flooring installation at a home in Wythall, near Birmingham. By using Setcrete’s specialist, fibre-reinforced High Performance product, contractors were able to apply the levelling compound over both plywood and a sand/cement screed subfloor in a single application.

Contractors from James Peck Property Services were called in to level a range of subfloor types throughout the ground floor of the property, before installing new floorcoverings. The owners of the property had never been satisfied with the join between the kitchen and the dining area, so it was vital that the newly installed floor was perfectly smooth and level throughout both rooms.

of the FSI Cloud sister company in 2009, and the opening of the FSI APAC office in 2010.

With a “Mobile First” strategy, FSI presented to the industry the FSI GO Workforce Mobility solution. The product was launched in 2013 and continues to provide innovative Mobility capabilities to its vast user- base worldwide.

Pat Curran, Chairman, said: “FSI Global plc continues to deliver

This meant installing the same levelling compound over both a sand/cement screed subfloor, and a plywood subfloor.

By using Setcrete’s High Performance levelling compound, contractors were able to complete a perfect flooring installation, with a smooth, professional finish, in a matter of hours.

The ‘flexible’ properties of Setcrete High Performance make it suitable for use over a wide range of subfloor types, including sand/cement screeds and, crucially, plywood. After over-boarding the wooden subfloor with flooring grade plywood and applying Setcrete Acrylic Primer, contractors were able to apply High Performance onto the entire refurbishment area, including over both wooden and concrete subfloors, in a single application.

This significantly reduced the time and effort required to complete the job. Furthermore, the rapid- setting properties of Setcrete High Performance meant that the newly levelled subfloor was ready to receive new floorcoverings in just 4 hours.

James Peck Property Services commented on the use of Setcrete’s latest levelling compound: “We’ve used Setcrete products in the past, and High Performance is easily one of their best compounds. It’s easy to use, quick drying, and the finish is perfect. The fact that you can use it to level over both wooden and concrete subfloors means I can use this for pretty much any job.”

industry-leading products and services to the workplace on an international scale. With our established client base and global partner programme, we strive to reach all corners of the globe and to bring Concept to the core of any business.”

Happy 25th Birthday and here’s to the next 25 years of innovation.

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