Organisation categories

Workplace Experience: Office/Corporate Environment

This award celebrates the people and / or initiatives which have delivered an amazing experience for those who work in or visit the location. Initiatives will have enabled and supported work, helped to increase productivity and / or growth, supported positive cultures and culture change and demonstrated positive impacts on health and wellbeing. Entries may represent teams within an organisation as well as those representing the organisation as a whole. They can be internal, focussed on people and efficiency, or external looking at improving the service given to customers, or a combination of these.

Who should enter?
In-house and outsourced workplace and facilities management service providers, organisations or businesses who can clearly demonstrate employee and / or building user experience best practice. An entry can also be a joint submission between end user and service provider.
Entries will not be accepted from initiatives which are planned, in development or in progress

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Summarise your entry to help the judges or a person with no prior knowledge quickly understand it (500 words maximum)
  2. Set out the underpinning drive or vision, scope and rationale of the initiative
  3. Summarise the objectives and explain how they related to the desired and eventual outcome
  4. Explain how the initiative happened from concept to completion and evaluation
    • What was your starting baseline, benchmark or commitment?
    • How did you define or refine the scope and objectives?
    • How did you get buy in for the initiative and how was it governed?
    • Who did you collaborate with, why (or not) and what difference did it make?
    • What obstacles did you encounter along the way and how did you overcome them?
    • How was the initiative delivered?
  5. Explain how the initiative works, what problem was solved, who benefits and how; demonstrating where appropriate:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • responsible practice
    • humanity and integrity of approach
    • strategic integration
  6. Evidence the impact of the initiative, demonstrate what tangible difference it has made and how you know
    • Show how you have measured success
    • Include both quantitative and anecdotal evidence
    • Illustrate broader strategic impact
    • Bring your success story to life with examples, anecdotes and testimonials
  7. What are the next steps for continuous improvement and sustaining your success?
  8. Summarise the key learnings and benefits from the initiative for a) your organisation b) our profession and industry (and beyond)? (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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Workplace Experience: Non-office/Corporate Environment

Not all workplaces are offices. The workplace and facilities management profession is responsible for a wide range of workspaces, from hospitals to oil rigs and this award celebrates the amazing work that is done in environments we don’t automatically think of as workplaces. This award recognises the people and/or initiatives which have delivered an amazing experience for those who work in or visit the location, improved essential service delivery, supported positive culture and culture change and showing positive impacts on health and wellbeing. Entries may represent teams within an organisation as well as those representing the organisation as a whole. They can be internal, focussed on people and efficiency, or external looking at improving the service given to customers or a combination of these.

Who should enter?

In-house and outsourced workplace and facilities management service providers, organisations or businesses who can clearly demonstrate employee and / or building user experience best practice. An entry can also be a joint submission between end user and service provider.

Entries will not be accepted from initiatives which are planned, in development or in progress

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Summarise your entry to help the judges or a person with no prior knowledge quickly understand it (500 words maximum)
  2. Set out the underpinning drive or vision, scope and rationale of the initiative
  3. Summarise the objectives and explain how they related to the desired and eventual outcome
  4. Explain how the initiative happened from concept to completion and evaluation
    • What was your starting baseline, benchmark or commitment?
    • How did you define or refine the scope and objectives?
    • How did you get buy in for the initiative and how was it governed?
    • Who did you collaborate with, why (or not) and what difference did it make?
    • What obstacles did you encounter along the way and how did you overcome them?
    • How was the initiative delivered?
  5. Explain how the initiative works, what problem was solved, who benefits and how; demonstrating where appropriate:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • responsible practice
    • humanity and integrity of approach
    • strategic integration
  6. Evidence the impact of the initiative, demonstrate what tangible difference it has made and how you know
    • Show how you have measured success
    • Include both quantitative and anecdotal evidence
    • Illustrate broader strategic impact
    • Bring your success story to life with examples, anecdotes and testimonials
  7. What are the next steps for continuous improvement and sustaining your success?
  8. Summarise the key learnings and benefits from the initiative for a) your organisation b) our profession and industry (and beyond)? (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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Positive Climate Action

The buildings we occupy are significant contributors to carbon emissions as is our behaviour in those buildings, from energy inefficiency and waste management, to recycling and reduction in the use of non-sustainable plastics.  The Government has committed to ‘zero carbon’ by 2050 and the workplace and facilities management profession is in a prime position to help the UK achieve this goal, to make a lasting impact for the greater good and to show the way to others. This award showcases the positive action taking place in the industry.

Who should enter?

Entries are open to individuals, organisations, in-house teams, service providers and suppliers to the industry.
The Judges expect to see objective evidence of the practical implementation of environmentally friendly workplace and facilities management practices and their impact, including economic and/or wider societal implications.

Entries will not be accepted from initiatives which are at inception or early planning stages or without demonstrable results.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Summarise your entry to help the judges or a person with no prior knowledge quickly understand it (500 words maximum)
  2. Set out the underpinning drive or vision, scope and rationale of the initiative
  3. Summarise the objectives and explain how they related to the desired and eventual outcome
  4. Explain how the initiative happened from concept to completion and evaluation
    • What was your starting baseline, benchmark or commitment?
    • How did you define or refine the scope and objectives?
    • How did you get buy in for the initiative and how was it governed?
    • Who did you collaborate with, why (or not) and what difference did it make?
    • What obstacles did you encounter along the way and how did you overcome them?
    • How was the initiative delivered?
  5. Explain how the initiative works, what problem was solved, who benefits and how; demonstrating where appropriate:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • responsible practice
    • humanity and integrity of approach
    • strategic integration
  6. Evidence the impact of the initiative, demonstrate what tangible difference it has made and how you know
    • Show how you have measured success
    • Include both quantitative and anecdotal evidence
    • Illustrate broader strategic impact
    • Bring your success story to life with examples, anecdotes and testimonials
  7. What are the next steps for continuous improvement and sustaining your success?
  8. Summarise the key learnings and benefits from the initiative for a) your organisation b) our profession and industry (and beyond)? (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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Social Value

Workplace and facilities management at its heart is a people business. The impact that our activities have on workplace communities, local communities and individual families can be profound. This award celebrates the very best and most impactful initiatives which have made a significant contribution to wider society. The category recognises organisations, individuals or teams creating positive and tangible social value through excellent workplace and facilities management practices or as part of a social responsibility initiative.

Who should enter?

Entries can come from in-house teams, service providers, or by a collaboration between a number of parties. Eligible entries are those which can demonstrate that a sustained impact on society and social value has been created, evolved and delivered, ideally, during the last five years.
The Judges expect to understand how entrants report on the impact of their respective initiatives.

Entries will not be accepted from initiatives which are planned, in development or in progress.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Summarise your entry to help the judges or a person with no prior knowledge quickly understand it (500 words maximum)
  2. Set out the underpinning drive or vision, scope and rationale of the initiative
  3. Summarise the objectives and explain how they related to the desired and eventual outcome
  4. Explain how the initiative happened from concept to completion and evaluation
    • What was your starting baseline, benchmark or commitment?
    • How did you define or refine the scope and objectives?
    • How did you get buy in for the initiative and how was it governed?
    • Who did you collaborate with, why (or not) and what difference did it make?
    • What obstacles did you encounter along the way and how did you overcome them?
    • How was the initiative delivered?
  5. Explain how the initiative works, what problem was solved, who benefits and how; demonstrating where appropriate:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • responsible practice
    • humanity and integrity of approach
    • strategic integration
  6. Evidence the impact of the initiative, demonstrate what tangible difference it has made and how you know
    • Show how you have measured success
    • Include both quantitative and anecdotal evidence
    • Illustrate broader strategic impact
    • Bring your success story to life with examples, anecdotes and testimonials
  7. What are the next steps for continuous improvement and sustaining your success?
  8. Summarise the key learnings and benefits from the initiative for a) your organisation b) our profession and industry (and beyond)? (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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People Development

Skills and talent are crucial for the future of our profession. Organisations that are successfully delivering development programmes and enabling people to grow should be celebrated and their example shared with the industry. This category is open to workplace and facilities management teams, organisations and partnerships from any sector who can demonstrate best in class approaches to how people development and empowerment has made a significant contribution to the organisation. Entries must show sustainable change in their approach to people development and illustrate what is new or different from previous activities.

Who should enter?

Entries are welcomed from innovative people development and empowerment programmes developed for teams of employees, working in a  workplace and facilities management function or operation. Your team may be in-house, a supplier or specialist service provider, or may be a combination of employees working in partnership.

Entries will not be accepted from initiatives which are planned, in development or in progress.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Summarise your entry to help the judges or a person with no prior knowledge quickly understand it (500 words maximum)
  2. Set out the underpinning drive or vision, scope and rationale of the initiative
  3. Summarise the objectives and explain how they related to the desired and eventual outcome
  4. Explain how the initiative happened from concept to completion and evaluation
    • What was your starting baseline, benchmark or commitment?
    • How did you define or refine the scope and objectives?
    • How did you get buy in for the initiative and how was it governed?
    • Who did you collaborate with, why (or not) and what difference did it make?
    • What obstacles did you encounter along the way and how did you overcome them?
    • How was the initiative delivered?
  5. Explain how the initiative works, what problem was solved, who benefits and how; demonstrating where appropriate:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • responsible practice
    • humanity and integrity of approach
    • strategic integration
  6. Evidence the impact of the initiative, demonstrate what tangible difference it has made and how you know
    • Show how you have measured success
    • Include both quantitative and anecdotal evidence
    • Illustrate broader strategic impact
    • Bring your success story to life with examples, anecdotes and testimonials
  7. What are the next steps for continuous improvement and sustaining your success?
  8. Summarise the key learnings and benefits from the initiative for a) your organisation b) our profession and industry (and beyond)? (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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Product of the Year

New products are continually developed to support our industry and wider society. This award celebrates those innovative products which have become game changers and highlight our progress in this arena. The award recognises the stand-out product, or service, which, through its development and utilisation, has had the most positive impact on workplace and facilities management provision.

Who should enter?

Any organisation or individual within workplace and facilities management. You could be an in-house manager, a service provider or a supplier of goods or services.  All products and services will be considered equally from the simplest and least expensive to the most technically advanced. Eligible products or services can be object, tool, system or process – but must be clearly defined and able to be marketed and sold as a stand-alone solution within an overall business offering.

Entries will not be accepted from initiatives which are planned, in development or in progress.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Summarise your entry to help the judges or a person with no prior knowledge quickly understand it (500 words maximum)
  2. Set out the underpinning drive or vision, scope and rationale of the initiative
  3. Summarise the objectives and explain how they related to the desired and eventual outcome
  4. Explain how the initiative happened from concept to completion and evaluation
    • What was your starting baseline, benchmark or commitment?
    • How did you define or refine the scope and objectives?
    • How did you get buy in for the initiative and how was it governed?
    • Who did you collaborate with, why (or not) and what difference did it make?
    • What obstacles did you encounter along the way and how did you overcome them?
    • How was the initiative delivered?
  5. Explain how the initiative works, what problem was solved, who benefits and how; demonstrating where appropriate:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • responsible practice
    • humanity and integrity of approach
    • strategic integration
  6. Evidence the impact of the initiative, demonstrate what tangible difference it has made and how you know
    • Show how you have measured success
    • Include both quantitative and anecdotal evidence
    • Illustrate broader strategic impact
    • Bring your success story to life with examples, anecdotes and testimonials
  7. What are the next steps for continuous improvement and sustaining your success?
  8. Summarise the key learnings and benefits from the initiative for a) your organisation b) our profession and industry (and beyond)? (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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Technology

This award celebrates the innovative use of technology in pursuit of business goals as well as technological developments which enhance our industry. It seeks examples of innovative application of systems or technology in workplace and facilities management, including artificial intelligence. Its scope is wide and can relate to advanced service delivery, use of space, management of resources or any other area where technology has been employed in support of better service delivery or to enhance the workplace experience.

Who should enter?

Entries are welcomed from both suppliers to the workplace and facilities management profession and client organisations. All products and services will be considered equally from the simplest and least expensive or have the most complicated rationalisation. An eligible technology can be an object, tool, system or process. It must be clearly defined and demonstrably improve outcomes in workplace and facilities service delivery or in the daily working experience of everyday users.

Entries will not be accepted from initiatives which are planned, in development or in progress.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Summarise your entry to help the judges or a person with no prior knowledge quickly understand it (500 words maximum)
  2. Set out the underpinning drive or vision, scope and rationale of the initiative
  3. Summarise the objectives and explain how they related to the desired and eventual outcome
  4. Explain how the initiative happened from concept to completion and evaluation
    • What was your starting baseline, benchmark or commitment?
    • How did you define or refine the scope and objectives?
    • How did you get buy in for the initiative and how was it governed?
    • Who did you collaborate with, why (or not) and what difference did it make?
    • What obstacles did you encounter along the way and how did you overcome them?
    • How was the initiative delivered?
  5. Explain how the initiative works, what problem was solved, who benefits and how; demonstrating where appropriate:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • responsible practice
    • humanity and integrity of approach
    • strategic integration
  6. Evidence the impact of the initiative, demonstrate what tangible difference it has made and how you know
    • Show how you have measured success
    • Include both quantitative and anecdotal evidence
    • Illustrate broader strategic impact
    • Bring your success story to life with examples, anecdotes and testimonials
  7. What are the next steps for continuous improvement and sustaining your success?
  8. Summarise the key learnings and benefits from the initiative for a) your organisation b) our profession and industry (and beyond)? (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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Collaboration

This award recognises best practice in collaborative relationships where multiple parties work together in an innovative, progressive way, to generate an outcome that could not have been achieved by a sole party. It celebrates partnerships that evidence mutual benefits to all parties while demonstrating tangible benefits for the wider workplace and service operation and the wider business. Collaborations can include innovative approaches with or for client and / or supplier, showcasing the potential in effective business relationships and working practices between multiple parties.

Who should enter?

Entries are open to individuals, organisations, in-house teams, service providers and suppliers to the industry, in both the public and private sectors. Entries must cover two years’ of full operational activity since implementation.

Entries will not be accepted from initiatives which are planned, in development or in progress.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Summarise your entry to help the judges or a person with no prior knowledge quickly understand it (500 words maximum)
  2. Set out the underpinning drive or vision, scope and rationale of the initiative
  3. Summarise the objectives and explain how they related to the desired and eventual outcome
  4. Explain how the initiative happened from concept to completion and evaluation
    • What was your starting baseline, benchmark or commitment?
    • How did you define or refine the scope and objectives?
    • How did you get buy in for the initiative and how was it governed?
    • Who did you collaborate with, why (or not) and what difference did it make?
    • What obstacles did you encounter along the way and how did you overcome them?
    • How was the initiative delivered?
  5. Explain how the initiative works, what problem was solved, who benefits and how; demonstrating where appropriate:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • responsible practice
    • humanity and integrity of approach
    • strategic integration
  6. Evidence the impact of the initiative, demonstrate what tangible difference it has made and how you know
    • Show how you have measured success
    • Include both quantitative and anecdotal evidence
    • Illustrate broader strategic impact
    • Bring your success story to life with examples, anecdotes and testimonials
  7. What are the next steps for continuous improvement and sustaining your success?
  8. Summarise the key learnings and benefits from the initiative for a) your organisation b) our profession and industry (and beyond)? (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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Wellbeing

It is increasingly understood that our wellbeing is impacted by our work and surroundings. Research shows that in adulthood, some of the biggest factors influencing overall wellbeing include employment, relationships and health – both our physical and our mental health. The workplace matters, because can impact all three and the workplace and facilities management profession has the levers to make a difference. This award recognises initiatives that have positively impacted the wellbeing of people and the activities they support.

Who should enter?

In-house and outsourced workplace and facilities management service providers, organisations or businesses who can clearly demonstrate best practice in employee and / or building user experience. The Judges expect to understand how entrants report on the impact of their respective initiatives. An entry can also be a joint submission between end user and service provider.

Entries will not be accepted from initiatives which are planned, in development or in progress.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Summarise your entry to help the judges or a person with no prior knowledge quickly understand it (500 words maximum)
  2. Set out the underpinning drive or vision, scope and rationale of the initiative
  3. Summarise the objectives and explain how they related to the desired and eventual outcome
  4. Explain how the initiative happened from concept to completion and evaluation
    • What was your starting baseline, benchmark or commitment?
    • How did you define or refine the scope and objectives?
    • How did you get buy in for the initiative and how was it governed?
    • Who did you collaborate with, why (or not) and what difference did it make?
    • What obstacles did you encounter along the way and how did you overcome them?
    • How was the initiative delivered?
  5. Explain how the initiative works, what problem was solved, who benefits and how; demonstrating where appropriate:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • responsible practice
    • humanity and integrity of approach
    • strategic integration
  6. Evidence the impact of the initiative, demonstrate what tangible difference it has made and how you know
    • Show how you have measured success
    • Include both quantitative and anecdotal evidence
    • Illustrate broader strategic impact
    • Bring your success story to life with examples, anecdotes and testimonials
  7. What are the next steps for continuous improvement and sustaining your success?
  8. Summarise the key learnings and benefits from the initiative for a) your organisation b) our profession and industry (and beyond)? (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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Asset Excellence

This award recognises the technical aspect of the workplace and facilities profession. It spotlights best practice in the delivery of technical services, (including but not limited to mechanical and electrical, technology, IT, AI and general asset management). This award recognises work carried out by individuals and / or teams in essential, critical and public service environments.

Who should enter?

Workplace and facilities managers or teams from any type of organisation who can show how they meet the criteria. Entrants must be in a managerial level workplace and/or facilities management role and have relevant responsibilities including managing whole or part of a definable built asset (including but not limited to a building) to deliver and drive organisational impact (including the benefits of this added value); with proven experience and evidence of achievements at this level. Judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding asset management delivery which supports the organisation’s strategy, a committed drive for success and development for themselves and others, a demonstrable breadth of knowledge of the industry and examples of original approaches as well as recognition from the management of their employing and/or client organisations.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Summarise your entry to help the judges or a person with no prior knowledge quickly understand it (500 words maximum)
  2. Set out the underpinning drive or vision, scope and rationale of the initiative
  3. Summarise the objectives and explain how they related to the desired and eventual outcome
  4. Explain how the initiative happened from concept to completion and evaluation
    • What was your starting baseline, benchmark or commitment?
    • How did you define or refine the scope and objectives?
    • How did you get buy in for the initiative and how was it governed?
    • Who did you collaborate with, why (or not) and what difference did it make?
    • What obstacles did you encounter along the way and how did you overcome them?
    • How was the initiative delivered?
  5. Explain how the initiative works, what problem was solved, who benefits and how; demonstrating where appropriate:
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • responsible practice
    • humanity and integrity of approach
    • strategic integration
  6. Evidence the impact of the initiative, demonstrate what tangible difference it has made and how you know
    • Show how you have measured success
    • Include both quantitative and anecdotal evidence
    • Illustrate broader strategic impact
    • Bring your success story to life with examples, anecdotes and testimonials
  7. What are the next steps for continuous improvement and sustaining your success?
  8. Summarise the key learnings and benefits from the initiative for a) your organisation b) our profession and industry (and beyond)? (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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People categories

Newcomer of the Year

This award recognises exceptional new talent in the profession, identifying individuals who have made a significant impact on the provision of workplace and / or facilities management services within the first three years of their journey in the profession. The winner will be an ambassador for the profession, be passionate and committed to CPD and promoting workplace and facilities management as a career of choice, having gained significant respect of their colleagues and leaders within their organisation.  They will be knowledgeable about the issues that facilities professionals face and proactive in driving the profession forward.

Who should enter?

Workplace and facilities managers within the first three years of their career working for an in-house team or a service provider who can demonstrate significant tangible impact.

Judges will be looking for confidence, self-awareness and an understanding of personal impact, influence and relationships within their team, as well as evidence of acknowledged recognition from the management of their employing and/or client organisations.

Guidance for entrants

  1. Produce an executive summary of your entry (500 words maximum)
  2. Demonstrate your passion and commitment to workplace and facilities management as your chosen career and what personally drives you to succeed within it
  3. Evidence a commitment to continuous learning and professional development, involvement with the wider profession (including with professional bodies), engagement with others to advance your career and promote the profession
  4. Evidence your impact in your organisation, your influence on service delivery and key achievements which have contributed to positive business outcomes
  5. Comment on the future of the profession and the sector and articulate the key issues it faces and how it might evolve in the future, demonstrating original thinking in creating effective workplaces and/or service delivery, including using technology
  6. Evidence your potential to be a future leader, including personal impact and ambassadorial capability, impacts on peers and other colleagues
  7. Summarise your career aspirations and how you plan to advance them (300 words maximum)

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

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Manager of the Year

This award recognises exceptional individuals who have extensive management experience in workplace and facilities management. It presents a unique opportunity for individuals to showcase their expertise in people management in the delivery of service excellence and/or workplace experience. This award will highlight the criticality of great management practice and the impact it has on service delivery success and organisational outcomes; and the winner will exemplify how such practice has helped transform services and impacted wider business success. Candidates’ experience and exposure should be reflected across a broad range of achievements in workplace and facilities management service and delivery; this includes substantive management responsibilities, a deep-seated service ethic and a commitment to professional development. The winner will be an inspirational role model to their teams and for others in the industry; a thought leader pushing the boundaries of the profession, be well connected and be considered a ‘go-to’ person for colleagues, seniors and professional contemporaries.

Who should enter?

Workplace and facilities managers from any type of organisation who can show how they meet the criteria or those nominated by their employer, colleagues or peers. Entrants must be in a managerial level workplace and/or facilities management role and have relevant responsibilities including managing the work of others to deliver and drive organisational impact through service provision; with proven experience and evidence of achievements at this level. Judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding management qualities, a committed drive for success and growth for themselves and others, a breadth of knowledge of the industry and examples of original thinking as well as evidenced recognition from the management of their employing and/or client organisations.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Produce an executive summary of your entry (500 words maximum)
  2. Describe a specific initiative, innovation or programme which has represented leading-edge, innovative or simply best in class service delivery and has added demonstrable value to your organisation, focussing on your management and leadership role in its development and implementation. Evidence the outcome of the initiative
  3. Describe your management situation and style with clear description of the team, functions and examples of how your specific management approach have driven it to succeed in delivering exceptional workplace and facilities management success; evidencing a commitment to your own and your team’s continued learning and professional development
  4. Evidence your impact and influence in your present (in-house or client) organisation and highlight your ambassadorial qualities
  5. Showcase your career highlights, including your key management experience and successes, and your personal performance achievements
  6. Give a personal account of why management excellence is critical to workplace and facilities management success in affecting business outcomes and how great management of the function or department can help shape an organisation’s direction
  7. Include your CV and an organisation chart showing your role as part of the entry

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

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Team of the Year (Private)

This award celebrates outstanding workplace and facilities teams and the positive impact that they have for their organisations and customers. The winning team will have created a powerful and impactful dynamic that is delivering tangible, positive results for the business in the workplace and facilities discipline as well as supporting wider organisational goals. The winning entry will showcase the team’s achievements and demonstrate its success as a result of a proactive and structured approach to teamworking. It will demonstrate all the hallmarks of a high-performance team and be an inspiration in and beyond the profession.

Who should enter?

In house or service providing teams (or a combination of both) from any type or organisation, who can show how they meet the criteria. Entrant teams must comprise two or more people engaged in day to day workplace and facilities management activities as a whole or part of an in-house or contracted function. Judges will be looking to understand what makes a high performing team tick; they’ll expect a vision and purpose aligned to corporate objectives; clearly defined roles; mutual trust and values; diversity and inclusion in a strong team culture; effective communication within and beyond the team, including with external stakeholders; a focus on individual and collective professional development; strong leadership and successful performance outcomes.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Produce an executive summary of your entry (500 words maximum)
  2. Give a brief description of your team and team members, and explain its vision and purpose
  3. Explain the different roles within your team, their inter-dependencies, and how they contribute to its effectiveness as a whole
  4. Describe your team’s values and demonstrate how you embed and refresh them to build mutual trust over time
  5. Explain how you set team goals and measure ongoing performance against them; including how your team aligns to the organisation’s (or client’s) corporate objectives
  6. How do you communicate within your team, with internal stakeholders and with external stakeholders? What measures do you take to build team culture?
    How does your team make decisions? How do you reward team members, and how does this contribute to overall team performance? How do you promote diversity and inclusion?
  7. Explain your approach to developing both the team and the individuals within it. Evidence your commitment to ongoing learning and continual improvement
  8. Describe the team’s approach to leadership and the dynamic between the leaders and team members. Give examples of leadership in action.
  9. Evidence your team’s impact on the organisation, including examples of the team’s attainment against goals e.g. performance outcomes in terms of commercial impact, sustainability, quality, customer service and/or corporate responsibility objectives.

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

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Team of the Year (Public/Third Sector)

This award celebrates outstanding workplace and facilities teams and the positive impact that they have for their organisations and customers. The winning team will have created a powerful and impactful dynamic that is delivering tangible, positive results for the business in the workplace and facilities discipline as well as supporting wider organisational goals. The winning entry will showcase the team’s achievements and demonstrate its success as a result of a proactive and structured approach to teamworking. It will demonstrate all the hallmarks of a high-performance team and be an inspiration in and beyond the profession.

Who should enter?

In house or service providing teams (or a combination of both) from any type or organisation, who can show how they meet the criteria. Entrant teams must comprise two or more people engaged in day to day workplace and facilities management activities as a whole or part of an in-house or contracted function. Judges will be looking to understand what makes a high performing team tick; they’ll expect a vision and purpose aligned to corporate objectives; clearly defined roles; mutual trust and values; diversity and inclusion in a strong team culture; effective communication within and beyond the team, including with external stakeholders; a focus on individual and collective professional development; strong leadership and successful performance outcomes.

Guidance for entrants
Entries will comprise up to 10 pages and should address each of the elements below. Entrants are free to determine the proportion of information in each element, except where specified.

  1. Produce an executive summary of your entry (500 words maximum)
  2. Give a brief description of your team and team members, and explain its vision and purpose
  3. Explain the different roles within your team, their inter-dependencies, and how they contribute to its effectiveness as a whole
  4. Describe your team’s values and demonstrate how you embed and refresh them to build mutual trust over time
  5. Explain how you set team goals and measure ongoing performance against them; including how your team aligns to the organisation’s (or client’s) corporate objectives
  6. How do you communicate within your team, with internal stakeholders and with external stakeholders? What measures do you take to build team culture?
    How does your team make decisions? How do you reward team members, and how does this contribute to overall team performance? How do you promote diversity and inclusion?
  7. Explain your approach to developing both the team and the individuals within it. Evidence your commitment to ongoing learning and continual improvement
  8. Describe the team’s approach to leadership and the dynamic between the leaders and team members. Give examples of leadership in action.
  9. Evidence your team’s impact on the organisation, including examples of the team’s attainment against goals e.g. performance outcomes in terms of commercial impact, sustainability, quality, customer service and/or corporate responsibility objectives.

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

ENTRY FEE: £250+VAT

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Trailblazer

Every profession needs heroes and role models. This award recognises those outstanding individuals who are a leading light and inspiration to others.  It celebrates an individual for the positive and profound impact they have on the workplace and facilities management profession, advancing, evolving or changing its face for the future; moving its perception, its practice and its people forward. Someone whose example and influence might go beyond the sphere of their employment.

Who should enter?

Nominated by industry peers from right across the profession, individuals are assessed on a clear demonstration of their commitment to workplace and facilities management‘s advancement to which they have made a demonstrably positive contribution, now and potentially for future generations.

Guidance for entrants

The judges will assess candidates against the following attributes:

  1. A recognised positive and profound contribution and profession
  2. An established history and proven track record as an ambassador and game changer in the workplace and facilities profession
  3. Evidence of professional leadership and inspiration to others
  4. Demonstrable integrity and acknowledgement from peers as having played a key role in the profession’s advancement
  5. Passion and enthusiasm to make the workplace and facilities management industry a wished for and welcoming destination for future generations.

Entry Requirements:

  1. A brief career resume, key achievements and innovations, together with other items of note
  2. Letter(s) of support from the employing organisation or third parties, in particular those who have benefitted or are able to support specific, outstanding achievements
  3. Original articles or links to papers or publications together with details of lectures and speaking events

EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: 10am on 1 June 2020

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Contact us

For any queries regarding the IWFM Impact Awards please call the team on +44 (0)207 880 6214 or email awards@iwfm.org.uk. @IWFM_Awards also carries the latest awards news.