Open-access content Monday 3rd June 2013 — updated 1.53pm, Tuesday 5th May 2020
Chris Stoddart, general manager at the Heron Tower and lead judge of the 2013 BIFM FM of the Year Award, outlines his experiences, and what makes a winning entry.
3 June 2013
The BIFM Facilities Manager of the Year Award is a unique opportunity for an outstanding individual to be recognised for their professionalism and contribution to the FM industry.
As a previous winner and now lead judge of the category, my judging team and
I are looking for exceptional individuals to enter this year's awards, who are passionate and driven by customer service.
This year's winner will be a role model, an exemplar of cutting-edge service delivery and will already have achieved notable successes, both in their career and through their involvement in the wider FM profession.
We will be looking for evidence of outstanding personal qualities: the drive to succeed; a commitment to the customer; knowledge of the core business; and an understanding of how FM contributes to the business' overall objectives.
In particular, we will be looking for entrants to demonstrate their passion for the FM profession and the accomplishment of key objectives and initiatives during the past five years. Entrants must clearly identify how these initiatives were quantified and demonstrate the overall impact on the core business service delivery.
Entry submissions should also demonstrate the scale and challenges of the organisation, full details of FM interaction, particularly with BIFM and other recognised professional bodies, innovation and achievements, FM team training and development, goals for future career progression, and how the entrant will continue to contribute to the FM profession in the future.
If you feel you can demonstrate your career achievements and your contributions to the wider facilities management profession, I urge you to apply.
To win the Facilities Manager of the Year Award is a significant achievement in an individual's career. It is recognition of both the capabilities and career successes of the winner, both inside and outside the industry. From personal experience, I can say without a doubt that winning the award will open doors and create opportunities.
I am proud to have been invited to judge this year's award, meaning I am able to give back to the profession that has given me so much. Judging the category also means I am able meet the leading exponents of all that is good about our profession.
With the deadline for entries rapidly approaching, the time to apply is now. If you think you fit the above criteria, but have some questions, or you know of an individual who should be encouraged to enter, please contact me, [email protected]
For full details, go to www.bifm.org.uk/awards2013. Entries for this year's BIFM Facilities Manager of the Year Award close on Friday 28 June.