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BIFM announces Awards finalists 2014

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has revealed the list of finalists for this years Awards ceremony which recognise excellence and celebrate great facilities management (FM) through inspirational projects, teams and individuals. 

In the run-up to the Awards ceremony which takes place on 13 October, BIFM will be publishing further details of finalist entries spanning 12 different categories online at www.bifm.org.uk/awards2014. In-depth case studies on the winners in each category are planned thereafter as part of BIFM’s on-going commitment to share best practice, champion the FM profession and promote rewarding FM careers and recognised qualifications.

Commenting on the awards, BIFM’s chair of judges, Steve Gladwin said:

“The BIFM Awards showcase the FM industry at its very best. This year’s entries are no exception with strong competition across all categories. There are some truly inspiring projects here with so much for people working in the profession to be proud of. Our finalists demonstrate the increasing influence and impact of facilities management to business, the economy and society as a whole.”

The finalists for 2014 have been confirmed as:

Excellence in Customer Service 

  • Cofely: Security Team at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Edge Hill University (Facilities Management): Welcome Sunday
  • OCS Group UK Ltd: OCS and NEC Group ‘Bringing live to life’
  • Portico: Corporate Reception Management
  • Real Estate Management (UK) Ltd: REM at London Bridge Quarter
  • Sodexo in Partnership with Unilever: Facilities Management Transformation

Excellence in Product Development

  • Carillion Plc: Asset Integrity Framework
  • J+J Flooring Group: Kinetex
  • Serco Healthcare Enabling Services: Portering In:Touch System
  • Sodexo: Home Office Portal

FM Excellence in a Major Project       

  • BT Facilities Services Ltd (BTFS): BT Sport Olympic Park
  • ISS and Barclays: Project Unity
  • King’s College London and Bouygues Energies & Services: Accommodation PPP Efficiency Review
  • Medical Research Council: New Laboratory for Molecular Biology

FM Service Provider of the Year (Large)

  • Carillion Plc: British Gas / Centrica Facilities Team
  • CBRE Corporate Outsourcing: McGraw-Hill Account
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Medirest Soft Services (Compass Group UK and Ireland): Patients Come First
  • Mitie Client Services: Team Engagement for Service Excellence
  • Norland Managed Services

FM Service Provider of the Year (SME)

  • Cleankill Environmental Services
  • DCT Facilities Management: Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
  • Palmaris Services
  • Premier Workplace Services: Premier Moves
  • Swiftclean Building Services

Impact on Organisation and Workplace     

  • BT Facilities Services Ltd (BTFS): ‘One BT’ Changi Business Park
  • DCT Facilities Management: Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
  • Mills & Reeve LLP: Botanic House
  • National Grid & Aecom: Smart Workspace
  • Three: Every Day Wonderful
  • Webmart Ltd: Onwards and Upwards

In-House FM Team of the Year  

  • Land Registry
  • Tesco Maintenance & Energy: Format Team
  • University of Oxford: Estates Services Strategic Facilities Management
  • University of the Arts London: The Art of FM at UAL

Innovation in the Use of Technology and Systems

  • Arcus FM: Predictive Maintenance
  • Integral: Uptimeplus
  • PHS Group Plc
  • Tesco Maintenance & Energy: HVAC Monitoring

Learning and Career Development     

  • Carillion Plc: Facilities Management Practitioners Certificate
  • FES FM: Committed to Knowledge & Skills Development
  • JLL
  • Portico: Corporate Reception Management
  • Sodexo: BG Group Aberdeen
  • VINCI Construction: Empower

Profound Impact

  • Cofely and London Legacy Development Corporation: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • ISS UK Ltd: ISS Employability and People Development Initiatives
  • Landmarc Support Services Ltd: The Landmarc Difference
  • Mitie: How Mitie has Created Real Social Value

Finalists in the new category for 2014, Rising Talent in Facilities Management, are:

  • Owen Gower: VINCI Facilities
  • Andrew Hulbert: Pareto FM
  • Mark Leighton: Cofely UK
  • Stacey Smith: Macro – Emirates Air Line

Sustainability and Environmental Impact  

  • Carillion Plc: Zero Waste to Landfill
  • Cheshire Constabulary: Operation Cleanup
  • Premier Moves Ltd: Premier Sustain
  • Syngenta: Safe, Simple, Sustainable

Details of the finalists in the ‘Facilities Manager of the Year’ category are due to be announced in early September. Two additional awards will be presented at the 13 October ceremony,Judges Special Recognition Award’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

The headline sponsor for the Awards is Macro.

Tables and tickets for the ceremony, which is being held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on 13 October can be booked by emailing awards@bifm.org.uk or calling +44 (0)1279 712 640.

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