The Judging

The Judging

Many of our judging team have supported the PFM Partnership Awards for a number of years and each judge’s expert, impartial judgement is the key to the unquestionable levels of integrity. Every Partnership finalist is visited by a judging team, to interview the partners involved and view the successes achieved. No other industry event assesses finalists in such detail, proof positive that the PFM Partnership Awards are the best in the industry.

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The judging criteria

The judging criteria

Finalist should demonstrate how the partners have achieved their business, property and FM goals through Partnership, Innovation, Achievement and Sustainability. Extra weight will be given to partnerships that are working towards, or have achieved, the BS11000/ISO44001 standard.

Partnership Team Member Award: Non-managerial nominees must demonstrate an exceptional contribution to the success of the partnership through their enthusiasm and effectiveness. The completed Entry Form and a brief description of why the person is nominated should be sent to pfmawards@imlgroup.co.uk at least two weeks before the judging visit during which the judges will meet and speak to the candidate.

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 pfmawards@imlgroup.co.uk

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The judges’ visits

The judges’ visits

Working in teams of two, the judges will arrange an appointment to visit the candidate’s main site to speak to both sides of the partnership in July, August or September.

You must:

  • Prepare a presentation to the judges (about 30 minutes max)
  • Ensure representatives of both the client and service partners are present to answer questions from the judges (about 30 minutes)
  • Ensure your candidate for Partnership Team Member is available for inteview
  • Arrange a short tour of the facility to demonstrate operational aspects of the partnership
  • Ensure the judges know how to get to the site – provide location maps, collect them from the station/airport, etc, as appropriate.

The judges will use your written entry as a starting point for their examination of the claims made and to determine the effectiveness of the Partnership. The quality of your presentation to the judges at the interview stage is vital. It is an opportunity to demonstrate not only the facts and figures behind the claims in your entry, but also to show the enthusiasm and skill of the partners’ respective staff and management. Take time to prepare your presentation and ensure representatives of your partners, clients and users are present. The judges will be visiting other finalists across the country. They may have a limited number of dates and should not be asked to rearrange visits at your convenience.

Every effort will be made to ensure that the judges have no conflict of interest that might affect their consideration of a finalist. Should there be any concerns about this contact pfmawards@imlgroup.co.uk before the judges’ visit.