BIFM, the professional body for facilities management, announced today that it has now opened entries for its much anticipated, prestigious and industry-leading awards for 2015. Entries are now being actively sought from companies, teams and individuals eager to showcase their exemplary work under three overall themes of ‘People’, ‘Impact’ and ‘Innovation’. All entries will be considered as part of a robust judging process which will culminate in a sell-out, black-tie awards ceremony attended by over 1,300 guests.
By focusing on the three themes, this year’s facilities management awards will showcase the important role that FM plays in relation to business, the economy and society.
• Entries now open
• 22 May: entries close
• June-July: Judging
• Mid August: Finalists announced
• 12 October: Awards ceremony
Chair of the Judges, Steve Gladwin comments “The BIFM Awards are the standout Awards within FM. Winning is an exceptional achievement and is recognition of the great work which is going on every day across the profession. Growing in stature year-on-year, the Awards are now very influential, and it is critical that we constantly assess the categories – ensuring they mirror the FM sector which they represent. The changes for 2015 are some of the biggest and most exciting to date, and looking to the Awards ceremony in October there is already great anticipation from me, the judges and the wider FM profession as to who our winners will be.”
With FM being such a people-based industry; it is a core theme at the Awards. Represented by 5 categories, the Institute is seeking those individuals, teams and organisations who actively invest in their people, who are cutting-edge in what they do and who lead and drive improvements.
Last year’s Awards winners are a proclamation of progressive facilities management and its role in creating and maintaining compelling, safe and inclusive built environments. The impact that the industry makes is another core theme and is represented by 5 categories. BIFM is seeking those organisations who can demonstrate the tangible and positive impact that FM offers business, society, environment, brand, the workplace and customer.
Finally as a support industry, it is vital that facilities management continues to evolve and seek out ever better ways of going about its business. BIFM is seeking examples of innovative technology, systems, products and services and evidence of the benefits they have offered to FM.
Full details on all Award entry criteria and entry guidelines can be viewed on the new BIFM Awards website, www.bifmawards.org. For further support, potential entrants are encouraged to contact the BIFM Awards team on +44 (0)1279 712 640 or email [email protected] On Twitter, @BIFMAwards also carries the latest Awards news throughout the year.