FM excellence in a major project Social and economic impact Service provider of the year
Impact on organisation and workplace
In-house team of the year
Innovation in the use of technology and systems
Learning and career development
Sustainability and environmental impact
Winner: Britvic at Breakspear Park
Runner up: Google Ireland
Relocating head office from Chelmsford to Hemel Hempstead could have been a logistical nightmare for Britvic. Instead, the soft drink giant used it as an opportunity for change in the business and transformed the way employees work.
The organisation was especially keen to drive collaborative working, a practice that faced several obstacles in the business as it operated before the move.
The new premises dedicate over a quarter of the space to social, informal and collaborative areas, designed to make it easier to network and to develop clearer communication. Now, information can be shared quickly and employees are able to initiate catch-ups on an ad-hoc basis.
The BIFM judges were impressed with the way Britvic's FM team played a significant part in delivering the change, working closely with the HR and executive teams to deliver not just a physical shift, but an environment that inspired collaboration and growth.
And the success of their efforts is clear: expected staff attendance figures at the new office were 200 daily, plus 25 visitors. Actual figures so far are 355 staff attending daily, plus 94 visitors.
An additional 'win' is that bringing more visitors on site for conferences, events and brand launches, rather than holding such events at external venues around the country as Britvic had done previously, made a budget saving of £300,000.