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CBRE crowns the winners of its UK Innovation Challenge

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS)has unveiled the winners of its annual UK Supplier Innovation Challenge.

With innovation being core to CBRE GWS’s mission to create the facilities management solutions of tomorrow, the company’s supplier partners were challenged to demonstrate innovative ideas, new ways of working, and best-in-class client solutions.

CBRE GWS received more than 140 submissions across five categories – Workplace Experience, Digital & Technology, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), Diversity & Social Value and QHSE (Quality, Safety, Health and Environment).

Each finalist presented to a panel of judges from CBRE and client companies, and five overall winners were selected.

UK Supplier Innovation Challenge winners :

·       Workplace Experience – BetterShared Ltd

·       Digital & Technology – Future Motors Ltd

·       ESG – Naked Energy Ltd

·       Diversity & Social Value – The Glasshouse 

·       QHSE – Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG)

The winners will receive a 12-month programme of support to drive trials and implementation across CBRE’s expansive UK client portfolio.

Conrad Dean, Chief Operating Officer at CBRE GWS, Local UK, said: “In today’s rapidly changing and competitive world, innovation is critical for organisations to stay relevant, agile and adaptable to changing circumstances. Our annual UK Innovation Challenge is a central part of our Global Supplier Partner Programme. It enables us to bring together our suppliers, clients and CBRE employees to identify and promote the innovations that will help us to build the workplaces of the future.”

Kali Hamerton-Stove, Project Director at The Glasshouse, said: “We enable women in prison to create a better life for themselves through training in horticulture. To receive the award for Diversity and Social Value from CBRE, and be recognised for the work we do, means the world to us.”

Andy Sumner, Commercial Director, Future Motors Ltd said: “We’re here to make a difference to the sustainability agenda by reducing carbon emissions and helping CBRE clients to do that. An event like the CBRE UK Innovation Challenge is great in helping us get that message across and interact with more clients.”

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