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.
The PFM Awards categories
The PFM Partnership Awards categories
Partners in SME Organisations
This category is for partnerships between organisations for 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).
Achievement in Training & Skills
This award is designed to reward those service providers who have gone the extra mile in terms of supporting apprentices and ensuring they are set up for their future careers. A particular focus will be how the service providers can demonstrate that their schemes work.
Partners in Facilities Technology
This category recognises the growing importance of technology solutions that lead to greater business efficiency. Working with support service and equipment suppliers, forward-thinking clients can invest in leading-edge audio visual, telecommunications systems and office technology solutions that gain business advantage.
Partners in Expert Services
This 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 Corporate – Private Sector
This category is for strategic partnerships in the private sector 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 – Public Sector
This category is for strategic partnerships in the public sector 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 Cleaning
This category is for FM partnerships where cleaning takes a central role as part of a total facilities management (TFM) solution, or is the only aspect of the contract. Please see below for those involved in the cleaning of public buildings.
This 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.
Partners in Corporate Social Responsibility
This category is for strategic partnerships involved in all aspects of delivering CSR, from supporting community initiatives to the employment of local people and taking part in charitable projects.
Partners in Retail
This category recognises the growing role of service providers working in partnership with retailers for a varied range of support services in shopping centres, retail parks, the high street, transport hubs and airports, and in logistics and warehouse facilities.
Partners in Energy Management – NEW
This new category is for partners involved in successful projects that have delivered reductions in energy consumption and carbon emissions, resulting in savings for clients and/or the achievement of sustainability aims.
Partners in Diversity – NEW
New for 2018, this category is for partnerships in all sectors that have seen increased levels of diversity as a direct result of their efforts, providing employment and new opportunities for those in all areas of society regardless of nationality, race, age and sexual orientation, and also including those with disabilities.
Account Director of the Year
An award for a senior account director from an outsourced service provider organisation who has demonstrated exceptional qualities in partnering to further the effectiveness and efficiency of the client/s facilities and property operations that support its business and activities.
Partnership Team Member
All finalists in the PFM Awards are invited to nominate one member of their facilities team who has demonstrated an exceptional contribution to the success of the partnership through their enthusiasm and effectiveness as an operative or supervisor of a small team of staff. Typically this person would not be in a management position but could be a cleaner, receptionist, maintenance engineer, etc.
Peter Middup Lifetime Achievement in FM Award
This award is for a property and FM professional who throughout his/her career has demonstrated best practice in fulfilling strategic business objectives through effective delivery of property and FM, and who has shown leadership in the FM community.
Young Leader of the Year
This category highlights the considerable talents of the next generation of FMs that have made an impact early in their careers. Candidates should be nominated by their senior manager and be prepared to make a presentation to the judges.
Overall Winner 2018
Winners of the ‘Partners in’ categories that have demonstrated excellence in all the judging criteria will be automatically considered for the Overall PFM Award.
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How to enter the PFM Partnership Awards
How to enter the PFM Partnership Awards
Once the 2019 awards open for entries, you will need to write a 1,500-word description of your entry. Supplementary information may also be submitted in the form of graphs or tables etc, but this should be strictly limited. There are no extra points for volume!
Write a 250-word summary of your entry, including all parties involved, duration and nature of partnership, values if appropriate, and any other relevant details
Complete the entry form and include it with your entry submission. Both the client and service supplier/s must sign the form as joint entrants. For entries in Young Facilities Manager of the Year, Account Director of the Year, Peter Middup Lifetime Achievement in FM and Partnership Team Member Award categories the proposer and nominee should complete the form.
Provide 3-4 good quality photographs to illustrate the entry (digital high-resolution JPEG files) together with company logos emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted with the entry on a USB memory stick. These may be published in PFM, PFM Digital and shown at the PFM Partnership Awards dinner.
Only Partnerships that have been active since 31 May 2018 or earlier may enter the 2019 awards.