Entries are open for the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards for 2013, supported by headline sponsor Mace. Now in their 11th year, the awards will once again showcase exceptional facilities management individuals, teams and projects, recognising all they bring to the FM profession.
The BIFM Awards feature a new category for 2013. Individuals, projects or organisations who have made a 'Profound impact on the industry over the last five years' will be recognised in this year's honours. The category's judges are open to entries where a sustained and profound impact has been created, delivered and evolved for the benefit of the FM industry. This is expected to be a hotly-contested category which is testament to the advances made in the FM profession over recent years.
The 'Learning and career development' category returns for a second year following the high calibre of entries in 2012, demonstrating the continuing importance placed upon professional development within the FM sector.
The list of categories for 2013 comprises: Excellence in customer service; Excellence in product development; Facilities manager of the year; FM excellence in a major project; FM service provider of the year; Impact on organisation and workplace; In-house team of the year; Innovation in the use of technology and systems; Learning and career development; Profound impact on the industry over the last five years; and Sustainability and environmental impact.
You do not need to be a BIFM member to enter. To understand more about the criteria for each category and for full details on how to submit your entry/entries, refer to www.bifm.org.uk/awards2013. Entries close on 26 April 2013, excluding the 'Facilities manager of the year' category which closes on 28 June.