The judging process brings all concerned into contact with individuals who are either FMs or involved heavily in FM who are quite often unsung heroes.
By Gareth Price
29 October 2009
The judging process brings all concerned into contact with individuals who are either FMs or involved heavily in FM who are quite often unsung heroes. For 2009, the BIFM was keen to see that such a people be recognised in this special award. This year's recipient is Mark Rycraft of Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.
The entire judging panel contributed to the selection but two judges paid particular tribute to Rycraft, the driving forcing behind the winner of this year's Communications and Marketing award. Sunil Shah, head of sustainability at Jacobs, said: Mark showed unbridled passion for the subject using his own initiative to implement realistic and achievable projects within the limited resources available.
Mace Macro director Alison Hartigan added: Mark initiates inspirational and caring campaigns and activities that support the business, charities and the local community. He is without a doubt much, much more than an FM.
But Rycraft himself was typically quick to stress the team ethic, telling FM World: I'll be able to present the award back to my team and explain why we won tonight. It's a result of the team coming together, the concepts that we put in place and the work that we do that we make an impact.