Health, wellbeing and sustainability were the principal themes to emerge as the 2021 IWFM Impact Awards were announced last night at London's JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel.
15 category winners were announced – 12 projects and three individuals – from a total of 63 finalists, with winners "reflecting the fundamental contribution that the workplace and facilities sector is making to contemporary challenges at every level, from front line care to smart innovation".
New IWFM Chair Mark Whittaker began the evening with his first formal engagement since assuming the role on 1 October. In it, he paid tribute to outgoing Chair of Judges Julie Kortens, who has announced that she is stepping down after two years in the role. Whittaker welcomed David Sharp, who is to replace Kortens in the role.
Whittaker said: “The role of Chair of Judges is a crucial ambassadorial role for the Institute and its many demands require significant commitment. We are indebted to Julie for her outstanding service to our profession, in particular her role in safeguarding the robust standards of judging and ensuring that the IWFM Awards continues to be recognised as the gold standard within the industry.
"I also want to extend a very warm welcome to David Sharp, who will succeed Julie as Chair. A fellow of the Institute and long-standing lead judge, I know that David’s passionate advocacy for our profession will serve us well.”
David Sharp, CEO of International Workplace and who has been an IWFM Impact Awards judge on many occasions, said of his appointment: “I look forward with huge excitement to helping the IWFM Impact Awards continue to shine a light on the core contribution that workplace and facilities professionals make to our economy at every level today, from front line care to sustainable innovation.”
The evening’s winners are listed below. This page will be updated during the day with links to stories about the winning entrants.
Workplace Experience: Office / Corporate Environment
Workplace Experience: Non-office / Corporate Environment
Positive Climate Action
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Sponsored by: 14forty
Sponsored by: Thomson FM
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Sponsored by: Kier Places
Product or Service Development
Sponsored by: Ascot Services
Sponsored by: EMCOR UK
Team of the Year: Private Sector
Sponsored by: PTSG
Team of the Year: Non-private Sector
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Newcomer of the Year
Account Manager of the Year
Frontline Heroes (Organisation Award)
Frontline Hero (Individual Award)
Sponsored by: ISS UK