This year’s PFM Partnership Awards categories are now live and open for applications, with the deadline set for four months’ time.

Close of entries will once again coincide with World FM Day, which will be on 13 May this year, after which all will be assessed to identify those most suitable to join the list of finalists.

As with the 26 previous editions of the PFM Awards, this year will see a genuine shortlist of three finalists in each of the Partnership categories, which will be published in early June.

This will also coincide with the details of each finalist sent to the independent judges, who will then make contact to arrange a time to visit the site of each one before the end of September.

As always, the list include new categories which have been introduced to ensure that the awards remain relevant and reflect the most recent developments within the FM sector.

One of the most notable introductions this year is that of Partners in International FM Delivery, which will allow entries from outside of the UK for the first time in the history of the awards.

Companies in the UK with international operations will be encouraged to enter the new category, of course, and entrants without a UK office or site for the judges to visit will be asked to ensure that all partners have access to video conferencing technology.

All those considering entering the PFM Partnership Awards can access all the information required for submitting entries on this website, including explanation of the highly-respected judging process and much more.

Questions can also be submitted to PFM Magazine editor Dennis Flower at dennis.flower@imlgroup.co.uk.