Reflecting the diverse nature of the FM sector, the PFM Partnership Awards categories are carefully considered to allow entrants to show their most recent achievements in working in partnership in the most vibrant areas of our industry.
How to enter the PFM Partnership Awards
We recommend the following to prepare entries for the PFM Partnership Awards 2021:
1. Discuss your entry with your client or industry partner and agree all the achievements implemented through partnership working.
2. Download the entry form here and complete by including the information requested.
3. Create an entry document of up to 1,500 words, listing all the achievements and include relevant imagery, data and graphs as supporting information
4. Write a 250-word summary of the entry.
5. Email the completed entry form, 1,500-word entry and 250-word summary to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by 12May.
6. We will also need JPEG files of logos of each of the partners and a high resolution image of the facility and/or the team, or similar.
7. Those with questions about the entry or judging process are invited to contact PFM Magazine editor Dennis Flower via the email address above.
NB: Entries to Account Director of the Year, Young Leader of the Year and the Peter Middup Lifetime Achievement in FM awards will be subject to deadlines in July and August respective, and these will be confirmed within the next few weeks.
The PFM Awards categories Partners in CleaningThis category is for FM partnerships where cleaning of facilities of any description takes a central role as part of a total facilities management (TFM) solution, or is the only aspect of the contract, and is designed to show how working in close cooperation between client and service provider delivers benefits to everyone involved.Partners in CorporateThis category is for strategic partnerships where a wide range of support and FM services are delivered and managed for a large client organisation. Entrants should demonstrate how the partnership is strategically aligned with the client’s business needs and reflected through the supply chain to effectively deliver a broad range of services.Partners in Corporate Social ResponsibilityThis category is for strategic partnerships involved in all aspects of delivering CSR, from supporting community initiatives to the employment of local people, taking part in charitable projects and providing assistance in meeting the client’s various objectives in this area, as well as those of the service provider.Partners in Energy ManagementThis category is for partners involved in successful projects that have delivered reductions in energy consumption and carbon emissions, which have also resulted in savings for clients and/or the achievement of sustainability aims as a result of their efforts.Partners in Expert ServicesThis category is for partnerships between public or private sector organisations and a supplier with specific skills, technical expertise or experience, such as FM consultancy, IT support, reprographics, software development, cleaning, catering, logistics, etc.Partners in Healthcare Settings – NEWFMs and service partners have been hailed for the many transformations and changes to facilities, often provided at extremely short notice to assist the healthcare sector in dealing with the pandemic and this category is included to celebrate the best examples of their exemplary efforts.Partners in International FM DeliveryIntroduced to recognise FM partnership working around the world, this category is for clients and service providers engaged in the collaborative delivery of best practice for any type of FM service on an international basis.Partners in RelocationThis category is included for those involved in the relocation of clients to new facilities, providing professional services that deliver a smooth transition with minimal delays to productivity and assisting clients to adjust to their new working environment as quickly as possible.Partners in SME OrganisationsThis category is for partnerships between organisations delivering a range of support services that achieve the client’s strategic business objectives, but where the client and/or FM provider are an SME* organisation. (*EU Definition of SME: Employs less than 250 people, annual turnover is not over €50m and/or annual balance sheet total is not over €43m).Partners in SustainabilityAnother recent introduction, this category has been included to reflect the move towards reducing the impact of facilities on the environment, including the reduction of waste in all areas and the processing of all unwanted material in the most effective manner.Partners in Technology ApplicationThis category will show the best examples of the use of technology, including data gathering and effective analysis and action to improve FM delivery in a number of areas, which has been seen to have been given added impetus through the adoption and best use of new and improved technology.Partners in Workplace Redevelopment – NEWWith FMs and service providers transforming workplaces around the UK at short notice last year to allow facilities to meet the requirements relating to Covid-19, their superb efforts have raised the FM profile and this category aims to provide suitable recognition for their excellent levels of professionalism and partnership working.AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL RECIPIENTSNB: These will have later deadlines for entry than the Partnership categories, the dates for which will be announced in the coming weeks.Team Member of the YearThis category is only open to finalists within the Partnership categories and must be a non-managerial member of staff from either of the partners, with no line management responsibilities, who has provided exemplary levels of professionalism and support. This may include actions beyond and above the call of duty, possibly relating to assistance provided during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Peter Middup Lifetime Achievement In FM Award:
Colleagues/employer/clients of the candidate should prepare a submission detailing the key achievements of his/her career including:
•innovation and achievement throughout career
•implementation of sustainable strategies in an FM role
•development of FM skills/careers of staff
•on-going learning and mentoring/teaching activities
•active participation in professional institutions/organisations
•support for the development of FM theory and practice
•reputation among colleagues, clients and sponsors
The judges will consider each nominee from the submission and testimonials provided, and by consulting the candidate's proposers as required. The selected winner will then be invited to accept the Award. The proposers of the unsuccessful nominees will be advised accordingly.
Account director of the Year Award:
Colleagues/employer/clients of the candidate should prepare a submission detailing the key achievements of his/her career including:•
details of key account managed•
innovation and achievement during account management•
testimonial from client organisation•
active participation in professional institutions/organisations•
support for the development of FM theory and practice•
reputation among colleagues, clients and sponsors
The judges will consider each nominee from the submission and testimonials provided, and by consulting the candidate's proposers as required. The finalists will then be invited to award.
If you have any questions please e-mail email@example.com
Young Leader of the Year
Run in collaboration with the Emerging Workplace Leaders (EWL) voluntary organisation, the Young Leader of the Year (YLOTY) category has been highly successful in emphasising the wealth of emerging talent seen throughout the FM sector.Entrants should be 35 years old or less and be prepared to deliver presentations at live EWL events and also to the organisation's panel of judges.Further information on the EWL, the YLOTY category and the various associated events can be found at www.emergingworkplace.com