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BIFM Ireland Region Chairperson, Stephen Welch and committee member Jacqueline Byrne launched the BIFM Ireland Region Facilities Management Recognition Awards 2013.  (photo: British Association of Facilities Management (BIFM))
BIFM Ireland Region Chairperson, Stephen Welch and committee member Jacqueline Byrne launched the BIFM Ireland Region Facilities Management Recognition Awards 2013.
27.08.2013, 14:27

BIFM Ireland Awards Launched

The search is on for facilities management excellence.


The search is on for exceptional organisations and individuals operating within the facilities management (FM) industry in Ireland as the BIFM Ireland Region Facilities Management Recognition Awards 2013 officially open for entries.  With the calibre of entries increasing each year, BIFM Ireland’s annual awards have become the most esteemed recognition for FM industry professionals in Ireland.

These prestigious awards celebrate excellence and recognise outstanding achievements, projects and those teams and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of the FM industry in Ireland, and in particular workplace services within the industry, including catering, security, cleaning, maintenance, energy, IT or health & safety.

This year’s award categories include FM Professional of the Year, FM Team of the Year and FM Project of the Year. Entries will be judged by an independent panel of industry and academic experts from across the UK and Ireland, including Professor Heaney, Professor of the Built Environment at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown; Liz Kentish, The FM Coach; Gareth Tancred, CEO, BIFM; Rebekah Lyons, CEO, Portobello Institute and Ernie Spence, Secretary, NI Safety Group (2012 Winner of the title of FM Organisation of the Year).

Organisations and individuals from the public, private and voluntary sectors are encouraged to enter the awards which will ensure they are officially recognised for the excellent work that they are doing and the benchmark they are setting for the industry.

Speaking about the awards, Stephen Welch, Chair of the BIFM Ireland Region said: “Last year the standard of entries was very impressive and we hope to see even more entries into this year’s awards, reflecting the outstanding quality of execution within this field.

“This is also a significant year for BIFM as it celebrates 20 years of representing and promoting the interests of members and the wider FM community,” adds Stephen.

Visit www.bifm.org.uk/irelandawards for more information. Deadline for entries is 11October 2013, with winners announced at the 17th annual BIFM Ireland Region Conference at the Belfast Waterfront on 15 November 2013.

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