The 2016 Volunteer Recognition Awards winners are:
> BIFM Volunteer of the Year
Presented to a BIFM volunteer for their dedication and commitment in adding value to the membership, BIFM and the wider profession.
Winner: Steve Gladwin (Chair, BIFM International SIG/Chair of Judges, BIFM Awards)
Steve Gladwin, the winner for BIFM Volunteer of the Year was described as having a passion and enthusiasm for the Industry that is second to none; who is a clear leader that has the drive to constantly push the boundaries upwards in regards to service excellence. As a great ambassador for BIFM and the Industry, Steve has demonstrated strong leadership and professional guidance, with an ability to cut through all the issues with energy, decision making and purpose to deliver appropriately and to time – which is all overlaid with a remarkable sense of fun! Steve continues to drive the BIFM judging process forward, recognising the need to continuously challenge historic thinking and lead the market, rather than just follow.
> BIFM Regional Committee of the Year
Presented to the Region which has demonstrated outstanding impact by adding value to BIFM and its members, delivering exceptional customer experience and adopting innovative methods to engage and support the membership and wider profession.
Winner: BIFM North Region
The BIFM North Region continues to develop the way it interacts with members and review the type of events they organise. They have developed and maintained a strong networked committee across a large geographic region, with an emphasis on developing the next generation of FMs. This is extremely important for the BIFM, as is their continuous engagement with Regions and SIGs which is to be commended.
The passion and commitment shown by the North Region committee is clearly evident, and how they operate as a self-funding enterprise is a great achievement which is continuously led with a desire to enhance the BIFMs offering in the Region. The organisation and professionalism of this committee, and the activities they organise, reflect all that BIFM are trying to achieve when raising awareness of the profession as a value adding sector.
> BIFM Special Interest Group: Committee of the Year
Presented to the Special Interest Group that demonstrates outstanding impact by adding value to BIFM through their regular activities, sharing and developing knowledge and adopting innovative methods to engage and support the membership and wider profession.
Winner: BIFM International Special Interest Group
This International Special Interest Group is a committee with passionate and professional people reflecting the strategic vision of BIFM. They have clear objectives and work strongly together to present events for their members, with the challenges of delivering to members who are often not based in the UK. They are increasingly working with other groups on events and sharing good practice. The increase in SIG membership is evident of the success of their events, spread of their influence and their use of technology to have influence across a far greater geography than ever before.
> BIFM Volunteer Knowledge Contribution
Presented to a Committee or Individual to recognise the development, contribution and dedication to developing a knowledge piece for members and the industry.
Winner: BIFM Procurement Special Interest Group – Introducing the NEC3 Term Service Contract (TSC) and Term Service Short Contract (TSSC) to BIFM members
The Procurement Special Interest Group focussed on organising and running an event on promoting the use of the NEC FM contract suite, through the publication of a Guidance Note and holding a live streamed event to share knowledge beyond those in attendance. The committee are dedicated to promoting high standards for the industry and the contribution and development of best practice. The Guidance Note to support the use of NEC FM contracts was required to ensure that this was understood by FMs and to underpin the confidence BIFM had shown in the contract suite. Through the live streaming of the event (through a webinar), the event successfully spread key knowledge areas to 100 people.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Awards, and a huge thank you to all volunteers who make BIFM the Institute it is.
If you are interested in volunteering for BIFM please email Emma Crake or call +44 (0) 1279 712 650.