The IWFM has published its 2021 Annual Review report ahead of its annual general meeting, which takes place on 28th July.
The document details the institute’s variety of work across its four strategic aims, which are: to be the recognised trusted voice of a distinct profession; to be the first choice destination for workplace and facilities management research, information, and debate; to foster a vibrant, accessible, engaged community for peer to peer learning, sharing best practice and networking; and to be the first choice development partner for individuals and organisations.
In his introduction to the report, chairman Mark Whittaker says that IWFM’s pursuit of chartered status, while hampered by the pandemic, remains an ambition for the Institute. The report talks of IWFM's commitment to improving EDI practices within the institute, membership, and wider workplace and facilities management profession.
Financially, the Institute ended 2021 having increased income overall by 9% from 2020, mainly a combination of membership income increasing by £50k and other income by £273k, resulting in an operating profit up £100k year on year. (Depreciation costs remained high but are forecast to reduce in 2023 and 2024.)
As well as detailing IWFM’s work across its awards scheme, conference, Turbulent Times content stream and market surveys, the institute also highlighted its Communities Review and EDI project work.
CEO Linda Hausmanis praised IWFM's members, executive team and volunteers, adding that “due to your support, there has been plenty for the profession and your Institute to celebrate during challenging times, and I cannot express enough how grateful I am.”
The IWFM’s AGM takes place today, 28th July at 2:00pm. Members can attend in person at IWFM’s Bishop’s Stortford headquarters, or attend virtually.