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PFM Awards 2017 categories announced

13 January 2017

Categories for the PFM Awards 2017 have been finalised, with two new awards added this year.

The deadline for entries is 17 May and the shortlist of finalists will be announced in early June.

See the list of categories below, which will be added to the Awards section of this site next week.

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).

Partners in Apprenticeships & 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.

Partners in Cleaning (public buildings)

This category is dedicated to FM partnerships within public buildings, where cleaning takes a central role as part of a total facilities management (TFM) solution, or is the only aspect of the contract.

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 Healthcare

This category is for partnerships in the NHS and private healthcare sectors that provide support to staff and patients in healthcare facilities and in the wider community in pursuit of excellence for care of the sick and elderly, and health within the community.

Partners in Relocation – NEW

This new 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 – NEW

This new 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.

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 Manager 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 2017

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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