29 January 2015
I was delighted that last year's BIFM Awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel was an exceptional success.
The feedback provided to the team from the Award winners, finalists, entrants, attendees and our sponsors has been exceptional.
In my first year as chair of the judges, I wanted as much feedback as possible from key stakeholders. We sought to build this feedback into this year's Awards process and ceremony.
The learning process is ongoing and I am grateful to those people who take the time to provide feedback. As a previous client of mine used to say, "feedback is a gift". So thank you, and please keep your suggestions and ideas coming.
12 October might seem a long way off, but the process for the 2015 awards started in September, and our nominated lead judges are looking to raise the bar even higher in terms of industry excellence.
This year the award categories are grouped under three themes: people, impact and innovation.
We have a people theme - representing individuals at all stages of their career paths. This theme includes awards around learning and development and teamwork. Over my years in FM I have worked with many great teams. Sometimes these teams have been a mix of client and service provider working together. Other times bid or mobilisation teams, or teams from the same organisation coming together to make a real impact. By entering the 2015 Awards there is an opportunity for high-performing teams to come together to showcase the difference they have made.
Then we have awards that really make an impact to either the organisation or more broadly to society. Several of the awards in the impact theme build on the success of previous years and provide inspiration for organisations to demonstrate significant contributions to society.
The innovation awards allow organisations to showcase their use of technology, systems, products or services.
What can you showcase to the FM community? How can you best demonstrate your exceptional achievements? What can you share to inspire others to advance the FM profession?
The BIFM awards are the standout Awards within FM. Winning is an exceptional achievement and sends out a strong message from a positioning perspective.
I look forward to seeing your inspirational entries.
Steve Gladwin is Chair of the Judges, BIFM Awards