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BCS Facilities Manager wins Pattenmakers Young Managers Award

Chantilly Cole, the in-house Facilities Manager for BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT has won The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers Young Manager Award (FM) 2018.

Cole was chosen following a judging process with a strong field of candidates put forward by many well-known organisations -including some of the UK’s biggest FM service providers.

She will receive a bespoke professional development programme from the Worshipful Company and a cash bursary donated by Glennister Associates, the FM business consultancy.

Cole, who was nominated by BCS said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have won this award. I really enjoy my job, but it’s lovely to get this recognition and I’m very much looking forward to attending the awards ceremony in the new year.”

The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has run its Young Manager Award Scheme for over 25 years and has supported many individuals with their career development over that time. This year’s judging panel was chaired by Richard Muir supported by David Sharp, Kath Fontana, Martin Pickard, all senior industry figures and members of the Pattenmakers’ Company.

Speaking of Cole’s entry, Chair of the judging panel, Richard Muir said: “The standard of entry this year was extremely high which bodes well for the future of our industry. Chantilly was highly personable, presentable, driven and enthusiastic.  She is a very polished candidate with immense energy and the genuine potential to be a future star of our profession.”

Coley will receive her award at the Company’s annual banquet at the Mansion House in January courtesy of the Lord Mayor of London and will be supported by the Company throughout 2018. She will also receive the Freedom of the Livery with the opportunity to apply for the Freedom of the City of London at a later stage.

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