BIFM extends international reach as QBG joins as a Corporate Member

04-10-18 11:51 BIFM

“The facilities management market in UAE is evolving and QBG is developing its offer in response to these changing market requirements”.  This is what FM & Commercial Director Sara Momtaz noted as her organisation, describing itself as ‘one of the leading facilities Management service providers in UAE and Oman’ this week became the newest corporate member of the British Institute of Facilities Management, BIFM.

Momtaz continued “At QBG we believe that great customer service can only be delivered by great people and we are seriously committed to developing our staff to deliver great service for our customers.  As the professional body for the FM sector, BIFM supports FM professionals as well as promoting the profession. We are excited to be associated with the Institute and look forward to working together to develop QBG and the FM profession in UAE”.

Neil Everitt, BIFM’s Senior International Business Development Manager said “We are committed to supporting the development of workplace and FM professionals and are keen to collaborate with other stakeholders to build awareness of the impact and value of the profession.  As BIFM and in our forthcoming incarnation as the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, IWFM, we look forward to working with QBG and a range of organisations to take this work forward.

Welcoming the move, Janet McAvinnie, Chair of the BIFM for UAE Chapter looks forward to collaborating with QBG on common aims across the UAE.

About BIFM

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management. Since 1993, it has been promoting excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society supporting and representing a community of 17,000 professionals around the world, and many others through qualifications and training.

In Spring 2018 the BIFM published a Manifesto for Change, recognising the evolution of the industry and the opportunities presented by workplace, to reposition FM as a strategic driver of workplace performance; and to prepare for Chartered Body status.  A new name, the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management was approved by members in July and will be formally adopted on 12 November 2018.

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About QBG

QBG Facilities Management is a part of Qurum Business Group, an international diversified business services group, with operations across the Middle East, Europe and the Indian sub-continent.

QBG Facilities Management is trusted by some of the biggest businesses and organizations in the region. Today, we are proud to count some of the biggest and most influential real estate, hospitality, finance and retail companies amongst our private sector partners. As a fully approved government vendor, we are also well-known for delivering high quality, customer-focused operations in the public sector. Altogether, more than 400 companies in the UAE have chosen to place their trust in QBG Facilities Management. Every day, we are committed to assist our clients with running their business smoothly, efficiently, and in a cost-effective manner.

We offer the full range of hard and soft FM services, complemented by industry-leading consultancy.

QBG is one of the leading Integrated Management Systems (IMS) certified companies in the region, having the combined certificates of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. We have a dedicated Assessment Centre for Soft Services certified by BICS (British Institute of Cleaning Science) which includes trained and licensed Assessors who are capable of training other members of the team. As a founding member of the Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA), we also actively contribute to the development of our industry and share best practices as well.

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