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BIFM Awards winners showcase excellence in FM

BIFM Awards winners showcase excellence in FM

09-10-12 9:13 BIFM

Last night over 1,270 guests attended the premier awards evening in the UK facilities management calendar to see the winners crowned for the BIFM Awards in FM excellence for 2012, with headline sponsor Mace.

Now in their 11th year, the evening was a great celebration of excellence in FM. Clive Anderson was an outstanding host and raconteur as he oversaw proceedings, and BIFM Chairman Ismena Clout was alongside Clive on stage to announce the winners across 13 categories.

The winners of this year’s hotly contested Awards were confirmed as:

Innovation in Customer Service 
> Amey; Pro-active Catering at Braidburn Schools
> Highly commended: G4S Integrated Services; Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust: Enhancing the Patient Experience 

Innovation in Products
> Managed Technology Services Ltd in partnership with the Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Freeway Medical ; Paediatric Mobile Workstation 
> Highly commended: Leesman; Leesman Index

Innovation in Technology and Systems
> Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Ambinet, Sodexo; MAPLE 
> Highly commended: ISS Facility Services: Right to Work Scanning System

Impact on Organisation and Workplace
> Plantronics: Plantronics Simply Smarter Working 
> Highly commended: Channel 4 Television; Channel 4 Headquarters Refurbishment

Excellence in a Major Project 
> PwC with MITIE, Honeywell and ARAMARK; “7 More London” with PwC and their Service Partners 
> Highly commended: Adobe; Catalyst for Change – Maidenhead Project

In-House Client Team of the Year 
> BAE Systems Real Estate Solutions; Delivering Our Customers Perfect Day
> Highly commended: EE; EE (T-Mobile and Orange UK Merger) / Workplace Consolidation Project

Consultant of the Year
> Davis Langdon, an AECOM Company: FM Support to Marks & Spencer, Merseyside Police and Ministry of Justice 

Service Provider of the Year
> MITIE Client Services
> Highly commended: Interserve; Project Armada 

Learning and Career Development
> Interserve; Skills Development at Interserve 
> Highly commended: ISS Front of House; arena21 Learning

Sustainability and Environmental Impact
> Wales Millennium Centre; Sustainability Exemplar Project 

Judges Special Award 
> G3 Systems Ltd; NATO Medical Treatment Facilities, Afghanistan 
> The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games; LOCOG FM 

Facilities Manager of the Year 
> Wendy Cuthbert, Barclays 

Overall Industry Impact 
> Professor Keith Alexander

Speaking of the evening, Ismena said “Since becoming Chairman in April 2012 this has been the one event I have been most excited about being a part of. It was an absolute delight to be on stage presenting the Awards to our very worthy winners who have displayed some excellent, innovative and inspiring facilities management. The class of 2012 certainly set the standard incredibly high and I am so proud to be Chairman of BIFM and be involved in the UK facilities management profession. I would like to thank everyone involved in the Awards – from our entrants, to our judges, to our sponsors, to the BIFM team for helping to make the 2012 Awards one of the best ever.”

Oliver Jones, Chairman of the Judges added, “This year the standard of entries was phenomenally high and it was a pleasure to once again lead our many judges throughout the robust judging process. The judges give so much time and dedication assessing entries as they seek out the very best projects which the profession have presented. Year on year we have seen the standard raised – which has further been demonstrated by the BIFM success in the Global FM Awards over the past few years, showing that the UK offers some of the best examples of FM in the world. I now not only look forward to forward to the announcement of the 2012 Global FM Awards at the end of the month, in which BIFM have two finalists – KPMG and Serco – and also to the opening of entries to the 2013 BIFM Awards in January 2013.”

> Read the full Judges Report here

Entries for the 2013 awards are set to open in January, with the winners to be announced at the glittering ceremony on 14 October. Full details will be available on the BIFM website shortly:


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