Open-access content 3rd July 2012
Joanna Lloyd-Davies explains why you should enter this year's BIFM awards.
7 June 2012
This award provides a unique opportunity for remarkable FM professionals to showcase their outstanding talents.
Is this the route to recognition for you in facilities management?
The search is on for leading FM professionals to take part in the annual BIFM Awards giving you the opportunity to demonstrate the key role that FM plays in the success of organisations throughout the UK.
The FM of the Year award presents a great opportunity for individuals (and their organisations) to be recognised as being at the forefront of the FM industry, measured against the very best competition. Winning this prestigious award sends a powerful message to the industry, your organisation and your colleagues.
This is your opportunity to be involved and gain recognition. The BIFM Awards capture the imagination of the industry and provide inspiration to all.
Why should you enter? There are many of you who are ready to win this award and
I encourage you to enter: you will receive wide industry acclaim and your employers and colleagues will join in celebrating your success. You will encourage your peers through learning from your behaviours and achievements. Give the FM profession the opportunity to improve from your experiences.
The two previous winners are Chris Stoddart from Cushman & Wakefield and Heron Tower in 2011 and Julie Kortens from Channel 4 in 2010. Both Chris and Julie have made outstanding contributions during their careers, as well as to the BIFM promoting and supporting all aspects of our institute. Their reputations have expanded internationally and many FMs have developed professionally from their shared experiences. Without doubt, they are outstanding ambassadors for the FM profession.
Entries for BIFM FM of the Year 2012 close on 20 July. Your submission must be of the highest quality (but no longer than 10 A4 pages), and I urge you to ignite our interest and clearly show us why you stand above the crowd. Tell us about your unique qualities and your career objectives.
The judges need to see how FM can be delivered creatively to support the client's ever- changing needs. Leveraging FM professionals to optimise property and service solutions is essential in today's challenging economic climate - we need to see how you pick up the baton, lead from the front, challenge the status quo and focus on the art of the possible.
Mediocrity just will not do - we need exceptional solutions and fully documented outcomes. Tell us how you raise standards, think differently and execute efficiently.
Why do you think you should win? Tell us why you deserve the highest accolade these BIFM awards can bestow on an individual. Please surprise, inspire and delight us.
Be recognised as the best in 2012!
Joanna Lloyd-Davies is the lead judge for the FM of the Year category for the BIFM Awards 2012.