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BIFM Ireland Region Awards

The search is on for top facilities management talent across Ireland as the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland region launches its 2017 awards.
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BIFM Ireland Region: Stephen Welch, former winner of the 2016 BIFM Ireland Recognition Award, and Ray Taylor, Regional Operations Director of Summit sponsors Aramark.
Stephen Welch, former winner of the 2016 BIFM Ireland Recognition Award, and Ray Taylor, Regional Operations Director of Summit sponsors Aramark.

 

The search is on for top facilities management talent across Ireland as the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland region launches this year’s BIFM Ireland Region Awards. The prestigious awards will be celebrated at the industry body’s 21st annual FM Summit which returns to the newly refurbished National Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast on Friday 17 November 2017.

 

Fionnuala Byrne, Southern Branch Chair of the BIFM Ireland Region at the awards launch.

Fionnuala Byrne, Southern Branch Chair of the BIFM Ireland Region at the awards launch.

The awards recognise and reward the outstanding achievements and excellence of FM professionals across the public, private and voluntary sectors that have made significant contributions to the development of the FM industry in Ireland. This year’s award categories include Ireland Region Young FM Professional of the Year and Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year.

 

Pat Gaughan, Chair, BIFM Ireland Region said: “We are delighted to announce the return of the BIFM Ireland Region Awards. The awards provide us with a fantastic opportunity to give recognition to professional excellence, and to showcase the work of talented FM professionals across Ireland. Year on year we receive a remarkable amount of entries from high calibre individuals who truly set the bar for this thriving industry.”

 

Award entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts from across the UK and Ireland, including Avril Behan, Assistant Head at the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at the College of Engineering & Built Environment of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Linda Hausmanis, CEO of the British Institute of Facilities Management, and David Gormalley, Senior Facilities Manager at The Guinness Storehouse, and winner of the 2016 Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year Award.

 

The awards give FM professionals an ideal platform to demonstrate their career accomplishments and commitment to professional development. Recognising his excellent service to The Guinness Storehouse’s 1.5 million annual visitors, David Gormalley was honoured with the Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year Award last year.

 

David Gormalley, Senior Facilities Manager at The Guinness Storehouse, said: “Receiving the Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year Award just little under a year ago was a truly rewarding experience which gave me a great sense of achievement. We have an amazingly high standard for FM professionals here and, as a judge I certainly look forward to seeing the range of entries for this year!”

 

In addition to hosting the BIFM Ireland Region Awards, the BIFM Ireland FM Summit will explore the theme ‘FM & The Internet of Things,’ which will identify how facilities management can incorporate new digital technologies into their work. The Summit, which is now a calendar favourite for FM professionals, will feature both local and international industry experts and exhibitors and will provide a valuable insight into best practice in facilities management.

 

Furthermore, whilst looking at the future of digital technologies in facilities management, this year’s Summit also looks to sport for its next inspiration. Tying in with the iconic sporting venue of Windsor Park, the event will also be hosted by renowned sports journalist and presenter Denise Watson.

 

Deadline for entries to the BIFM Ireland Region Awards is Friday 3 November at 5pm, with winners announced at the BIFM Ireland FM Summit set to take place on Friday 17 November at the National Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast.

 

For further information and to enter visit www.bifmireland.org.uk/awards 

  

 

About BIFM and the BIFM Ireland Region

The BIFM Ireland Region supports the facilities management community in Ireland with a growing membership across a wide geographic area stretching from the north costs of Donegal and Antrim to the county of Kerry, far to the South. 

For further information visit www.bifm.org.uk/ireland, visit our Twitter @BIFM_Ireland, or call +353 1 6087752

BIFM - British Institute of Facilities Management

About BIFM - British Institute of Facilities Management

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management (FM). Founded in 1993, we promote excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society . Supporting and representing over 14,500 members around the world, both individual FM professionals and organisations, and thousands more through qualifications and training. We promote and embed professional standards in facilities management. Committed to advancing the facilities management profession we provide a suite of membership, qualifications, training and networking services designed to support facilities management practitioners in performing to the best of their ability. www.bifm.org.uk

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