Industry & Business



September 15
11:39 2016

awards-2The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland Region is on the lookout for top facilities management professionals to enter this year’s BIFM Ireland Region Awards, sponsored by Tech Skills Resources. The awards ceremony will take place at the industry body’s 20th FM Summit on Friday 25 November 2016, Croke Park, Dublin, and will honour FM professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their field.

Recognising facilities management professionals who have performed exceptionally well in the past year, the BIFM Ireland Region Awards categories include Ireland Region Young FM Professional of the Year and Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year. Winners of this year’s awards will be able to claim €500 towards professional development activity of their choosing, courtesy of awards sponsor Tech Skills Resources. The prize selection is designed to further enhance the professional development of those committed FMs, who can use these awards as a platform to progress their careers.

Pat Gaughan, Chair, BIFM Ireland Region said: “We are delighted to announce the return of the BIFM Ireland Region Awards. We always look forward to highlighting the achievements of our committed members and rewarding them with recognition for their projects and professional excellence. We’re would like to extend our gratitude to awards sponsor Tech Skills Resources for providing the generous prize to further support the winners’ career development goals.”

Des Maguire, Managing Director, Tech Skills Resources said: “The BIFM Ireland Region Awards is a fantastic opportunity for FM professionals to showcase their projects, accomplishments and commitment to their career progression. At Tech Skills Resources we pride ourselves on ‘placing people first’ and we would advise organisations throughout Ireland to support FM team members in submitting an application for these awards. The recognition of the employees will reflect positively on the organisation’s investment in its’ people. This synergistic approach to investment into personnel assets underpins the FM Summit’s overall theme of ‘Workplace partnerships – Rethinking FM.’”

The awards are open to facilities managers operating in the public, private and voluntary sectors and have had a history of previous winners who possessed diverse, creative and innovative portfolios. Last year’s winner of the Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year, Trevor Smyth, Campus Facilities Manager at Google Ireland, has a dynamic track record of leading facilities strategies through the Republic of Ireland, UK and EMEA, with a versatile skillset that included spearheading customer-centric projects and chairing consultative exercises that would increase workplace productivity, profitability, and cost efficiency.

Trevor Smyth, Campus Facilities Manager at Google Ireland said: “I was delighted to have won the Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year 2015 and I am looking forward to seeing the calibre of entries for this year’s awards. Winning the award highlighted many of my professional credentials and demonstrated my commitment to proactively advancing the FM industry.”

In addition to hosting the BIFM Ireland Region Awards, the FM Summit, sponsored by OCS and Aramark, is set to provide delegates with a packed programme of innovative talks delivered by specialist speakers, exhibitions demonstrating the latest cutting-edge FM services and excellent networking opportunities for all levels of FM professionals. Compered by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, the summit is firmly established as a highlight in the calendars of FMs operating throughout Ireland as they assemble to celebrate their profession’s progression across a range of business sectors.

Deadline for entries is Monday 10th October at 5pm, with winners announced at the inaugural Facilities Management Summit from BIFM Ireland being held on Friday, 25th November at Croke Park, Dublin.

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