The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

FM Industry Celebrates Award Achievements

FM Industry Celebrates Award Achievements
31 March 2021
 

This month, companies such as Amey, Medirest and ABM UK have all won industry awards for key achievements made over the last year.

 

Amey and Business Moves Group Both Win PFM Awards

 

In a virtual ceremony held on 17 March 2021, Amey and HMPPS won the Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) Partnership Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, whilst Business Moves Group (BMG) won the Partners in Relocation award for its work with Aviva.

The PFM Partnership Awards recognise the essential requirements in forging effective partnerships in the FM industry and have been running since 2007.

Amey undertakes facilities management within 58 sites across the HMPPS estate and the pair have been recognised for the work they are doing to help support prisoner rehabilitation via the Clean, Rehabilitative, Enabling and Decent (CRED) programme.

The CRED programme, which is currently implemented within 20 prisons maintained by Amey allows residents to gain work experience while serving their sentences - helping them develop new skills and improve employability and wellbeing. The programme also contributes to better living standards and promotes a clean environment for both offenders and employees.

BMG first started working with Aviva to deliver the physical element moves with the rest being handled in-house. The partnership following a detailed review of in-house moves management, with BMG offering a highly-flexible model that improved efficiency and reduced costs. Since then, BMG has supported Aviva with a number of workplace and change management projects.

Together, BMG and Aviva implemented a resilience plan to ensure continuity of customer service across all business functions. This was vital in keeping people together during times of isolation and uncertainty.

 

Medirest Crowned Best National Support for Key Workers at Springboard Awards for Excellence

 

Medirest, healthcare division of food and support services company, Compass Group UK & Ireland, has won Best National Support for Key Workers at the Springboard Awards for Excellence.

Leading industry charity, Springboard, has a vision to futureproof the hospitality talent pipeline, and recruit, train and prepare 10,000 young people to enter the industry by 2022. ‘Best National Support for Key Workers’ is one of a number of honours added to this year’s Springboard Awards to mark the unprecedented circumstances faced by the hospitality industry over the last year. Judges looked at how businesses stepped up to support their key workers and the impact it had on a national level.

During the pandemic, Medirest was one of the first to acknowledge its frontline, who work shoulder to shoulder with the NHS workforce, by awarding a six-week bonus to its frontline employees and supervisors. A permanent wage increase to match the NHS Agenda for Change rate of pay shortly followed, and alongside functional support – medical helpline, financial aid fund, enhanced Employee Assistance Programme and welfare calls – care boxes and treat packages were also gifted. A campaign to recognise Medirest ‘Healthcare Heroes’ was also launched last year to acknowledge some of the amazing stories from across the business.

 

ABM UK Makes Top Five Per Cent of Accredited Security Companies 

 

ABM UK’s annual Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) security audit has placed the facilities solutions provider into the top five per cent of accredited security companies in the UK.  

Chris Middleton, at ABM UK commented: “Receiving this exclusive membership; reserved for the top SIA-approved security companies in the UK is a great distinction. At a time when all businesses have faced extraordinary challenges, this is a reflection of the agility and talent of the security team.”  

“This, alongside five industry best practices which were awarded by the auditor provided our team with an enormous boost.” 

Picture: a collage of photographs of Medirest employees

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 31 March 2021

Share



Related Articles

Penguin FM’s Edward Wick Wins Young Leader of the Year

MD and Co-Founder of Penguin FM, Edward Wick, has been awarded the Young Leader of the Year Award at the 2021 PFM Partnership Awards. Edward, 28, was shortlisted...

 Read Full Article
Penguin FM Director Named as Young Leader of the Year Finalist 

Penguin FM Co-Founder and MD Edward Wick has been shortlisted for the prestigious Emerging Workplace Leaders Young Leader of the Year Award. The accolade is part...

 Read Full Article
J.E.E.P. On Moving Don't Stop

Amey is working with Severn Trent to deliver a new apprenticeship programme, while ABM UK kicked off year three of their Junior Engineering Engagement...

 Read Full Article
PFM Awards - Judges Wrangle Over Winners

The evening of November 6 saw the 2019 PFM Partnership Awards dished out - but according to the organiser, the winning of the gongs was not as straight-forward as has...

 Read Full Article
New Appointments in Facilities Management – June 2022

Catch up on the latest new appointments in the world of FM, commercial real estate and the built environment, including appointments at ISS, Novus Property Solutions and...

 Read Full Article
The Women Behind 22 Bishopsgate

A women-led team working on 22 Bishopsgate, including investors, architects, planners, engineers, surveyors and contractors, have been recognised as “Team of the...

 Read Full Article
Mace Named a Top FM Service Provider

Mace has been named as the top international facilities management service provider by consultancy firm Hospitality Group. Mace, Flexim Group, JLL, Sodexo, ISS and...

 Read Full Article
Golden Service Awards 2022 – The Winners

The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards were presented to winners across 19 categories, recognising exceptional standards in the FM and cleaning...

 Read Full Article
Sodexo’s Head of Health & Safety Named COVID Workplace Champion

April Harvey from Sodexo has been recognised for her role as health, safety and risk lead in the mobilisation of the first COVID quarantine facility and COVID-19 test...

 Read Full Article
Biosafety Tech Company Achieves World Changing Idea Award

An IoT-enabled disinfection technology company has been named in Fast Company's 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards. R-Zero's intelligent biosafety platform...

 Read Full Article