With just a few weeks until the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards are presented on 14 October, the Institute has just announced the shortlist across 11 categories.
The awards, with headline sponsor Macro, recognise and celebrate excellence in facilities management. To be shortlisted for an award - whether as a team member, a client representative, or member of a leadership team - is a worthy achievement, providing a true demonstration of independently evaluated differentiation in a highly-competitive market.
The 2013 finalists have been confirmed as:
• Excellence in Customer Service:
Chiswick Park: Enjoy Work.
Macro: Emirates Air Line.
MITIE Shared Services Ltd: MITIE 24seven.
• Excellence in Product Development:
Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: ATOM Transport Management.
Excel I.T. Limited: DeskQUERY.
GSH Group: EMAP.
Nuphalt Contracting Ltd: Thermal Recycling Pothole Repair System.
Savortex Ltd: Smart Drying.
• Facilities Manager of the Year:
David Scott: Sodexo.
Deborah Rowland: Cabinet Office.
Donna Brown: ISS UK Ltd.
Hadleigh Standen: Pinnacle PSG Ltd.
Niamh Lynch: Acuman Facilities Management.
• FM Excellence in a Major Project:
BAE Systems: The Bowland Centre.
Carillion plc: Oxfordshire County Council - Strategic Partnership.
COMET Advisory in collaboration with the Tri-Borough FM Project Team: Think Act Deliver.
Macro: Emirates Air Line.
VINCI Facilities: St Helens and Whiston Hospitals.
• FM Service Provider of the Year:
GRITIT: Winter Risk Management.
Palmaris Services: Databoost.
Servest: Servest and Tesco: A Winning Combination.
Ward Security Limited: Quality Without Compromise.
• Impact on Organisation and Workplace:
Britvic: Breakspear Park.
Cameron Black: ASOS.
Google Ireland: Google EMEA HQ Dublin.
Kimberly-Clark Professional: The Healthy Workplace Project.
Lexmark UK and CBRE: Maidenhead HQ.
Network Rail, supported by MITIE and Capita Symonds: The Quadrant, Milton Keynes.
• In-House Client Team of the Year:
Edge Hill University.
General Medical Council.
• Innovation in the Use of Technology:
Corporate Interiors LLP: Corstore.
Kajima Partnerships Ltd: Bookings Plus.
Middlesex University: New Ways of Working.
• Learning and Career Development:
Europa: Management Trainee Programme.
Initial Facilities: Nurturing Talent - The Initial Way.
ISS UK: Market Leading Approach.
MITIE Client Services.
Norland Managed Services: ILM Management Development Programme.
• Sustainability and Environmental Impact:
Edinburgh Napier University: Environmental Management System.
Google Ireland: Google Facilities Team, Dublin.
International Monetary Fund: Socially, Environmentally and Economically Sustainable FM Practices.
Peel Media Group and Cofely: MediaCityUK.
• Finalists in the new category for 2013 - 'Profound Impact on the Industry over the Last Five Years' - are:
Bill Heath: Mace Macro.
e-permits: Banyard Solutions.
Two additional awards will be presented at the ceremony, 'Judges Special Award' and 'Overall Industry Impact'.
Chairman of the judges, Oliver Jones, said: "Once again we have been delighted to receive a very high number of entries for the 2013 Awards. It has also been very encouraging to see that these have come from all sectors of the FM industry: leading brand names; fast growing, innovative new entrants; and outstanding individual teams and people. The task for the judges was tough, but we are delighted that the finalists and winners have now been identified underlining the strength in depth that we enjoy in the UK in facilities management."