Employee Spotlight

At FM:Systems, our team has 3 guiding values around what we believe and how we behave: do the right thing, act with urgency, and cultivate a culture of excellence & accountability. We strive to foster an environment for our employees to grow and be the best version of themselves in and outside of the workplace. Check out some of the great people who work at FM:Systems!

Matt Bury ES - Employee Spotlight

Matt Bury - Senior Project Manager

Tell us what do you do at FM:Systems? 

I oversee the larger, complex installations and deployments of sensors that we do. I’m currently working closely with London Stock Exchange Group, AstraZeneca and NHS Property Services. I also do a lot of our client training, teaching them how to use our analytics platform. I’ve been here for 6 years, so I tend to be a go-to person for our sales and support employees.  

 

Tell us a little bit about your educational and professional background. 

I studied Mathematics in university, and I worked part-time at Sainsburys in the bakery department at the same time. Once I graduated, I started working here (originally CadCapture). I initially joined while looking for jobs in the city but was convinced to stay on by Andrew and the CadCapture CEO,  I’m still here 6 years later! 

Sum up your FM:Systems career to date in one word. 

Expansion  

 

What is your proudest moment at FM:Systems? 

Our first big overseas installation that we did. I oversaw the installation for Barclay’s in NY. We stayed for 3 weeks though we were originally supposed to stay 1 week. It was 30 floors. We had some new challenges and logistical issues, but we were able to successfully install the sensors for them.  

 

What’s something new that you learned to do since we’ve had to stay at home a bit more? 

I started running last year, which isn’t something I learned, but definitely realized I needed to do to stay active during lockdown.  

 

What has been your biggest challenge since switching to completely work-from-home? 

I live in an apartment in the city centre and not having outdoor space during lockdown was a challenge 

 

What is your favorite part about working from home? 

Not having to wake up as early in the morning as there is no commute to the desk in my bedroom. I’m not a morning person, so a slight lie-in due to not having to commute to the office is welcomed. I also enjoy the flexibility of doing my work, whether it’s during the day or in the evening.  

 

What’s something that you miss doing that you could easily do pre-COVID? 

Being able to do things spontaneously. You currently have to book and plan things ahead of time.  

 

If you could pick an office superlative for yourself, what would it be?  

Most Likely to be at McDonald’s for Lunch 

 

What would you name the autobiography of your life? 

Make big decisions on a full stomach 

What motivates you to wake up and go to work? 

I’m quite ambitious. I want to progress as far as possible in life. I also am eager to see what new, exciting clients we get and what new challenge the day brings.  

 

If you could learn anything, what would it be? 

It would be some sort of craftsmanship, probably woodworking. I would love to have a garage and be able to just make myself a new table. I want to take a tree and make it into something practical.  

 

What three traits define you? 

  1. Committed to getting things finished
  2. Problem solver
  3. Always up for a new challenge

 

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? 

I would probably go for a complete U-turn and work at a zoo. I don’t see how working with animals each day would be a job that you could dislike  

 

If you could only drink one beer (or alcoholic drink) for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

I like Desperados—it’s beer and tequila combined 

 

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?  

Snowmobiling 

 

How do you balance work and life? 

What I’ve started doing more recently is splitting my day up. I tend to work through until 2-3pm and then maybe do another couple of hours in the evening when it gets quiet. I’m really consciously trying to exercise by going to the gym or go out for a run. I make sure every thing is wrapped up on Fridays and make a list that I need to do for Monday to clear my mind for the weekend 

 

 

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