Over 500 facilities management professionals from around the country came together to recognise the industry’s leaders and innovators at the 2016 FM Industry Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, held on 17 November at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
For the second year in a row, the Awards was a sell-out event, once again highlighting its rapidly increasing importance as both a celebration of the industry and as a valuable way to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the designers, creators and managers of the built environment.
The Awards were presented across eight categories, culminating with the Facilities Manager of the Year Award, won by Josh Ryan from CBC Facilities Services.
As Senior Facilities Manager at Sydney Airport, Josh Ryan is responsible for over 240 buildings, from aircraft hangars to major passenger terminals. About 80,000 people every day pass through the facilities that Josh’s team maintains.
Josh has been responsible for CBC achieving significant improvements in the overall environment at Sydney Airport. Under his leadership the team have taken service from Bronze to Gold standard, delivering exemplary performance improvements and consistently high client satisfaction levels.
On congratulating Josh, FMA Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Burt said, “Josh is an outstanding facilities manager and true ambassador for the industry. He exemplifies the skills, professionalism and dedication to the industry that help raise standards at every level.”
The Awards also welcomed The Hon Telmo Languiller, MP, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the Hon David Davis, Shadow Minister for Planning, Local Government & Equality
Mr Burt said, “We were delighted with the number of professionals attending this year’s event. It was a clear reflection of the industry’s escalating respect for the Awards and the focus it provides the vital work of an industry that employs around 200,000 people, turns over $20 billion a year and contributes significantly to the health, wellbeing and productivity of Australia’s community.
Once again attendees dug deep for FMA’s Corporate Charity Partner Whitelion in support of homeless youth, with the Award raffle raising a record breaking $8,800 in three hours.