Winners 2014

The winners of the BIFM Volunteer Recognition Awards were announced at the BIFM Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 10 July 2014.

The awards recognise and praise the achievements of BIFM volunteers (Chairs and Committee Members) who run the BIFM regions and SIGs and provide high quality events for our members, share and disseminate FM industry knowledge and ‘give back’ to the BIFM and FM industry.

Congratulations to all the winners and highly commended:

> Regional Committee Member of the Year

For wide recognition in supporting members and the profession.

The Winner has been described as selfless, enthusiastic and committed, with passion and enthusiasm in supporting members and the wider BIFM community. They are key to the organisation and smooth running of events and always have a warm welcome for delegates. They started networking events in a new part of the Region and supported the Channel Island Branch through formation to its inaugural year.


Winner: Nick Fox (South West Region)
Highly Commended: Lee Murfitt (North Region)

> Special Interest Group Committee Member of the Year

(Two winners) for wide recognition in supporting members and the profession.

The first winner has been described as the committee’s secret weapon! The committee holds up to 20 meetings a year plus events, this individual organising meetings, minutes, chasing actions and post-event write-ups. They can also be found at many networking events, extending a comforting arm around the shoulder of new members during their first networking experiences.

Joint winner Tanya Brick (Rising FM’s)

Our second Winner stepped in to deputise in the absence of the Chair, arranges many events, finding speakers and securing venues. They promote FM as a career of choice, making people aware of the opportunities available to them in FM, they are also a great champion of women in the industry.

Joint winner: Sajna Rahman (Rising FMs)



> Volunteer of the Year


This Award is presented to the winner of the Regional Committee member of the year or a winner of Special Interest Group Committee Member of the Year for the biggest contribution to the BIFM, the FM profession and fellow FM professionals.



Winner: Nick Fox (South West Region)

> Region of the Year, for the Region which has shown the biggest contribution to the BIFM, the FM profession and fellow FM professionals.

The Winner delivered a massive number of events. Due to the high activity within the Region they have doubled the number of committee meetings and developed a communications strategy. Group innovates through their marketing of events, Loyalty Cards and the “Invite and bring a colleague” initiatives.



Winner: North Region 
Highly Commended: Scotland Region

> Special Interest Group of the Year, showing the biggest contribution to the BIFM and wider profession.

With 4,300+ members, the SIG continues to be the largest and one of the most active groups. The committee contribute to sharing knowledge through events, research, consultation and acting as representatives of BIFM. They deliver a quarterly newsletter, comment on consultation documents and review Good Practice Guides alongside managing and delivering the BIFM’s annual sustainability survey.



Winner: Sustainability Special Interest Group
Highly Commended: Health & Safety Special Interest Group

Thanks to everyone who took part in the awards for 2014, helping BIFM and members recognise the fantastic work of so many volunteers who help make the Institute such a fantastic organisation.

If you are interested in volunteering for BIFM please email membership@bifm.org.uk or call +44 (0) 1279 712 650.

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