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Last BIFM Awards Ever As Transition Re-vamp Gets Nearer

The re-vamp of BIFM to IWFM gets nearer every day...including Monday October 15 - Awards night
15 October 2018 | Updated 22 October 2018

October 15 saw the fabulous spectacle of the BIFM Awards at a glittering gathering on London's Park Lane - but this will be the last one as BIFM transitions to being the Institute of Workplace & FM on November 12.

The good folk at BIFM have been working behind the scenes to transition to IWFM since members voted for the name change at the AGM in July.

Monday November 12 will see the British Institute of Facilities Management replaced on the register of companies by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management. 

The further transition to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management will take place across this week, culminating in the launch of a new brand and new website on Monday November 19.


Below we have a list of the Categories  & Awards finalists for 2018 (published on the afternoon of Monday October 15). As the winners are announced, their names will be highlighted in bold.



The individuals, teams and organisations who invest in their people, who lead and drive improvements.


Newcomer of the Year

Bryony Wellman, ENGIE

Millie Evans, Mace Macro

Paul McNally, VINCI Facilities

Shiloh Johal, Bellrock


Manager of the Year

David Aird, Amey, FM, Defence and Justice

Laura Birnbaum, HM Courts and Tribunals Service

Marie Turner, Liverty1

Simon Gregory, CBRE (Channel 4 Account)


Leader of the Year

David Carr


Team of the Year

JLL in partnership with JP Morgan Chase

Kier in partnership with Cardiff Council

Macro & Standard Chartered Bank

Mitie 1Team (at Vodafone)

Mitie in partnership with Essex County Council

VINCI Facilities (at London Stadium)


Lifetime Achievement

Oliver Jones



Recognising innovative facilities management initiatives in products, services, professional development, technology & systems and the benefits they bring, from cost-savings to enhanced interaction.


Innovation in Products and Services

Any Junk

Autonomous FM, An FM Integrator

ENGIE, Robotic Process Automation

Innovation Gateway

Pod Point, Array Load Balancing


Innovation in Professional Development (Large)

CBRE, GWS Connect (a new way of onboarding CBRE employees)

FMP Event

PTSG, Professional Development

Skanska  Innovation in Technology and Systems

BAM FM in partnership with Horus Sentinel

Emaar Facilities Management L.L.C, Burj Khalifa

ISS, ISS Waste Manager

Matrix, Matrix Booking Workplace Collaboration Hubs

Qwest Services



Demonstrating the real and tangible impact good FM brings to business, the environment and society.


Impact on Customer Experience

Direct Line Group, Integrated Customer Solution

Kier Workplace Services (FM service provider) in partnership with Prospect Healthcare (Hinchingbrooke) Ltd & North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, Hinchingbrooke Treatment Centre

Mitie in partnership with White & Case, Document Management

Skanska (at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – SFHT), Commit to Customers


Impact on Employee Experience

Intu, Impact on Employee Experience

Manchester Metropolitan University, The impact of Wellbeing on Performance at the Frontline of FM  Impact on Organisational Performance


Impact on Organisational Performance

Care UK, Facilities Management

CBRE Global Workspace Solutions in partnership with Northumbria University Newcastle

Skanska, Lift Your Wellbeing Programme

Where We Work Ltd in partnership with Newable Ltd, A Brave New Workspace  Impact on Society


Impact on Society

ENGIE in partnership with Our Parklife

Sewell FM in partnership with Mencap – Abilities in Facilities

Skanska, Build for a Better Society


Impact on the Environment

Kai Shing Management Services Limited, International Commerce Centre (ICC)

M J Mapp, Environmental Improvement (across portfolio of managed sites)

Skanska (at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – SFHT), Journey to Deep Green

University of Oxford, Carbon Management Programme

Waste to Wonder Network Operations Ltd – The Ethical Clearance Process

Keep up to date on social @BIFMAwards and #BIFMAwards to see the latest news.

Picture: The re-vamp of BIFM to IWFM gets nearer every day...including Monday October 15 - Awards night.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 15 October 2018


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