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Small is beautiful in PFM Awards 2010

11 November 2010

(r)Steve Francis of sponsors Barclays Corporate presented the Overall Award to Freidman FM's John Ellis and Paul Terry, and the TreeHOuse Trusts Gill Bierschenk and Martin Atkinson

A partnership between Freidman FM and The TreeHouse Trust has won the Partners in Education FM and the Overall Award at the PFM Awards 2010 held at The Brewery, London on Wednesday 3rd November.

(l-r) Richard Sykes, FMA, with Young Manager of the Year Award winner Andrew Hulbert of Rollright Facilities and Victoria Bradley chair of the FMA Young Managers' forum

The TreeHouse Trust, a small charitable body serving children with autism and their families, partnered with Freidman FM at its purpose built school in North London. The challenging educational environment has tested the innovation and ingenuity of the Freidman FM team to maintain the teaching environment in which these autistic children can learn, thrive and achieve.
The judges said " This is one of those rare and delightful partnerships where achieving a single goal is more important than who works for whom. The partners make the ordinary possible for the school’s challenging pupils, but it takes the extraordinary to achieve this every day."
The Lifetime Achievement in FM Award was presented to John De Lucy, Director of Estates and Facilities at the British Library who throughout his career has been at the forefront of the evolution of facilities management, from pioneering flexible working and wi-fi in the workplace to supporting excellence in facilities management in the UK, Europe and around the world. He is the current President of the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators (IAMFA).
The PFM Awards dinner held at the Brewery this week (Wednesday 3rd November) was hosted by TV sports presenter, John Inverdale, and was attended by 594 people from the facilities management sector. Now in their 17th year, the PFM Awards are recognised as the premier accolade for best practice at working in partnership to deliver facilities and support services across a broad spectrum of organisations in the private and public sectors.
Other category winners are as follows:
PARTNERS IN HEALTHCARE FM - Vinci Facilities with St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION FM - Freidman FM with The TreeHouse Trust
PARTNERS IN PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES  - The GLA Facilities & Squares Management Team with MITIE, Veolia, DBR (London), EC Harris, Van Vynck Avian Solutions, Chubb Security Personnel and OCS
PARTNERS IN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - Centre for Facilities Management Development (CFMD) at Sheffield Hallam Business School with Health Facilities Scotland
PARTNERS IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - PricewaterhouseCoopers with Honeywell Building Solutions
i-FM.NET E-BUSINESS AWARD -Eurest Sevices for CSF
PARTNERS IN BUSINESS CHANGE - Plan B Solutions with Sandwell PCT
PARTNERS IN EXPERT SERVICES - MITIE Business Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers
PARTNERS IN FM - SME ORGANISATIONS - SSS Management Services with WH Smith
PARTNERS IN FM – CORPORATE - Eurest Services with National Grid
FMA YOUNG MANAGER OF THE YEAR - Andrew Hulbert, Rollright Facilities
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN FM AWARD - John De Lucy, The British Library
OVERALL WINNER 2010 - Freidman FM with The Treehouse Trust

(l-r) Presenter John Inverdale with Zoe Ingram of SPIE Matthew Hall winner of the Partnering Excellence Award and Martin Norris of sponsors, Sodexo

More details of the finalists and winners entries can be seen on. For further information and photography (CLICK HERE)  Editor, PFM

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