The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has developed new 'platinum' and 'gold' supporter packages to recognise those organisations who, through sponsorship and engagement activities, support the work of the institute. As BIFM is a not-for-profit organisation, the support these key organisations provide enables BIFM to offer more events and resources to the facilities management profession.
The new supporter packages are additions to the current corporate membership structure which includes options for small (less than 50 employees) and large (50 or more employees) enterprises. The new packages mean that organisations committing to undertaking a programme of sponsorship and engagement activities with the institute are recognised for their considerable support of the profession by becoming a platinum or gold supporter.
BIFM has announced that the first platinum supporters are: BaxterStorey, Linaker, SitexOrbis, Telereal Trillium, and Vinci Facilities. The institute's first gold supporter is Andrews Sykes.
A good candidate for a platinum or gold supporter package would be an organisation which is aiming to raise its profile in the facilities management profession. Those who want to demonstrate their commitment to FM and those who wish to undertake an awareness campaign with BIFM could, for example, support discussion forums, the ThinkFM conference, Good Practice Guides or the BIFM Awards.
Mark Nicholas, corporate account manager at BIFM, said: “I am delighted to welcome our first supporters, it is great to have them on board. We undertook in-depth research in developing these new packages, listening to the needs of prime candidates to ensure we will best recognise and reward key supporters. Through these new packages, BIFM can recognise the significant effect that the commitment of these organisations has in enabling the Institute to provide even more and progress the facilities management profession.”