Open-access content Monday 3rd June 2013
Mark Nicholas, corporate account manager at BIFM, details how the institute can support businesses within the sector.
23 May 2013
With our corporate membership at an all-time high of 542, and our group membership having doubled in the last year, the BIFM has never been better placed to support businesses within the facilities industry.
And with the FM industry bucking the general market trends and displaying growth in many cases, the BIFM has to be in a position to support this by adding value to any improvements for future organisational development.
As a result, in January we added a new corporate account executive to our team to further grow the support we can offer to our corporate members.
We also continue to review the benefits of both corporate and group membership to make sure they are as valuable as possible for our members. To this end, we invite feedback and discussions with our corporate and group members, because without your feedback, we cannot make sure the services and benefits we offer continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me directly for a discussion.
Our ultimate goal within the corporate team at the BIFM is to make sure we are supporting businesses and we understand each business has different structures, needs and requirements. We can work with you to choose the best options for your organisation, such as, investing in qualifications for your staff, supporting and recognising your employees through group membership, raising the profile of your organisation through corporate membership, engaging in sponsorship of regional and special interest group events, sponsoring national events such as Think FM and the BIFM awards, supporting knowledge and thought leadership - or all of the above!
On top of this there are other initiatives you may like to be involved with, such as the BIFM school project, promoting FM as a career of choice to primary school pupils upwards, and committing to apprenticeships and supporting young people into FM careers. Within this mix of options, there is a lot of room for us to develop individual plans that will best serve your organisation specifically.
We also recognise that many of our corporate members have an international reach. And with facilities management in the UK leading the way on best practice and standards, this international reach will only grow further. The BIFM is committed to supporting this growth and we already have members in 60 countries; now is the time to provide more support to our international members, and to our members who are expanding their international presence.
So please also speak to me about how we can support your employees both here
and outside of the UK.
I look forward to seeing many of you at our ThinkFM conference on 10 June, which we are all excitedly preparing for as we speak. The content in all three hubs will be excellent. Overall this will be a great day of CPD learning and debate to be involved with.
Learn more about BIFM membership at www.bifm.org.uk/corporatemembership
Email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 1279 712 630.