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Pattenmakers opens nominations for 2022 Young Facilities Manager Award

Claire Cox of CBRE and Wayne Young of Hermes, past winners of the Pattenmakers Young Manager Award at the Mansion House in London

Livery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has opened nominations for its annual Young Facilities Manager Award.

A unique career development opportunity, the award is open to managers aged 21-32 working in the workplace and FM sector, with no cost to enter.

The Pattenmakers is one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London with its origins dating back to the 14th century. In recent years the Company has become the Livery home of the facilities management industry.

The winner of the prestigious Pattenmaker Young Facilities Manager Award receives expert support to create a varied and bespoke personal development programme, including off-site courses and a programme of customised work placements designed to broaden their perspective. The training programme will be developed in full consultation with the winner’s line manager or employer. There is also a small financial bursary kindly donated by learning provider International Workplace.

Recent winners have included young facilities managers from Salisbury Group, CBRE, Hermes, the British Computer Society (now BCS), and ISS Facility Services.

The Award is customarily presented to the winner by the Lord Mayor of London at the Pattenmakers’ Annual Banquet held at the Mansion House in January each year. The winner will also receive the Freedom of the Company, with the opportunity to apply for the Freedom of the City of London at a later stage.

Employers may nominate more than one young manager from their organisation.


The judges are looking for a young manager who:

  • is enthusiastic about a career in FM or the built environment;
  • can demonstrate their commitment to their own personal development;
  • has potential for future promotion to a senior role;
  • has a high standard of professional ethics;
  • has or has had managerial responsibility (people, facilities or other resources);
  • can demonstrate initiative;
  • displays leadership behaviours inside and outside of the workplace;
  • is aged 21-32; and
  • has the support of their director (or equivalent).

Previous winners of the Pattenmakers Young FM Award have benefitted greatly from the opportunities and experience they’ve gained.

Wayne Young, winner of the 2018 award, commented: “The award is not only recognition of my hard work and determination to succeed but also evidence of what can be achieved by other young FM professionals, and I would encourage anybody who is looking to apply to do so. The individual experience of being able to grow your network, meet and converse with some leading figures in our industry is unforgettable. As is being actively involved in the Pattenmakers and experiencing the customs and traditions of the livery. The value you will add back to your business will most definitely be respected.”

The closing deadline is 10 November 2021. All the information needed to enter the Pattenmakers Young Facilities Manager Award is available here, which includes a link to the online entry form.

For further information about the Award please contact David Sharp FCIM FIWFM on 07787 523138 or email david.sharp@internationalworkplace.com.

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