The Manifesto for Change
In response to research with BIFM members, the BIFM Board has recommended that the Institute changes its name from the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and begins the path to attaining chartered body status.
The announcement, which was made on 1 March 2018, sets the Institute the twin tasks of helping members to improve their skills and their status to meet the needs of modern organisations, and of raising the profile of facilities management and the understanding of the value it contributes.
BIFM Chair, Steve Roots, has introduced the manifesto in the Institues' 25th anniversary year, and is keen to understand the attitude of members to this proposal: “As a professional body, the work we do to raise professionalism in the industry is funded by our members. It is therefore for you to say if you support this proposed name change and you will have the chance to vote for or against it at the Institute’s AGM on the 5th of July.”