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2019 IWFM Awards are Go! - "Dazzle us with your brilliance," say judges
Entries have opened for the 2019 IWFM Awards, the workplace and facilities management profession's most prestigious event and the first since the launch of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management last November.
The Awards were first established in 2001. Now in their 18th consecutive year they are expected to continue to attract outstanding entries which demonstrate the difference this industry makes to business, the economy and society in the themes of People, Innovation and Impact.
A new category, Innovation in Supplier Relationships, aims to recognise truly collaborative business relationships and working practices as business models evolve.
Alterations to other categories reflect both the profession's own evolution and help to frame its value-over-cost ambition, as the work of today's progressive FMs defines and drives concepts such as social value, people empowerment and tech driven innovation through the sector.
"Every year I say that judging these Awards gets harder because of the sheer quality of entries," says chair of judges Steve Gladwin. "But that's the best thing about it. The more quality entries we get, and the harder our jobs become, we know that's a mark of progress - and that benefits everyone. So, dazzle us with your brilliance!
"The IWFM Awards recognise the quality and excellence which takes place in workplace and facilities management and I encourage individuals, teams, companies and collaborative partnerships to get involved. There really is no better showcase for all that is great about our industry.
IWFM chief executive Linda Hausmanis says:
"I'm thrilled to be launching the inaugural IWFM Awards which I know will build on the brilliance that has gone before. The value which comes from recognition by our industry peers is beyond measure - but you've got to be in it to win it, so if you're sitting on a great achievement, don't delay - dazzle."
Entries close at midnight on Monday 29 April. The ceremony will take place on Monday 14th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Marble Arch, London.
The 12 categories are:
* Impact on Customer Experience
* Impact on the Environment
* Impact on Organisational Performance
* Impact on Society and Social Value
* Innovation in Products and/or Processes
* Innovation in Technology and Systems
* Innovation in People Development and Empowerment
* Innovation in Supplier Relationships
* Newcomer of the Year
Team of the Year...
* Manager of the Year
* Leader of the Year
The IWFM is the body for workplace and facilities professionals. It exists to promote excellence among a worldwide community of over 17,000 and to demonstrate the value and contribution of workplace and facilities management more widely. It empowers professionals to upskill and reach their potential for a rewarding, impactful career by advancing professional standards, offering guidance and training, developing new insights and sharing best practice. IWFM was established in 2018. It builds on the proud heritage of 25 years of the British Institute of Facilities Management.
31st January 2019