The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards 2015 are now open for entries.
The professional body for the facilities management (FM) sector are seeking entries from companies, teams and individuals eager to showcase their exemplary work under three overall themes, which will showcase the important role that FM plays in relation to business, the economy and society:
- People – with FM being such a people-based industry; it is a core theme at the Awards. Represented by five 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.
- Impact – 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 five 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.
- Innovation – 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.
All entries will be considered as part of a robust judging process which will culminate in a black-tie awards ceremony on 12 October 2015.
Chair of the Judges, Steve Gladwin commented:
“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.”
The closing date for entries is 22 May 2015. Judging will take place during June and July, with finalists being announced in mid August.
Full details on all Award entry criteria and entry guidelines can be viewed on the new BIFM Awards website, www.bifmawards.org.