From boosting the Wales Millennium Centre’s energy efficiency to fostering diversity and inclusion among young people, 2023’s IWFM Impact Awards witnessed a record number of finalists in its 20 categories, spanning topics such as social value, positive climate action and wellbeing. The industry-leading event in workplace and facilities management celebrated 86 finalists – including organisations, initiatives and professionals – that had demonstrated recent excellence.
On Monday 16 October at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London, over 920 attendees – the most tickets sold in recent years – gathered to network, discover industry developments and celebrate national and international success. Mark Griffiths acted as Chair of this year’s Judging Panel, while Sarah Hodge MSc CIWFM served as Deputy Chair; in total, over 70 judges participated. The Awards were hosted by actor, producer and writer Sally Phillips.
2023 is a notable occasion, marking the Institute’s thirtieth anniversary. In the words of Mark Whittaker, Chair of IWFM, the organisation has been “advancing our profession and optimising its impact, by empowering and enabling workplace and facilities managers through professional recognition.” In keeping with IWFM’s ‘Get moving on sustainability: a campaign for change’ initiative, this year’s Awards were the most sustainable yet, with changes to the menu, event materials and travel arrangements intended to reduce the carbon footprint.
Reflecting on the Awards, IWFM CEO Linda Hausmanis stated: “On the 30th anniversary of IWFM, I’d like to express my admiration for all entrants and the valuable work they’ve demonstrated. The Awards categories touch on some of the most pressing issues of our time, so to witness such a wide variety of beneficial outcomes attests to the importance of workplace and facilities management. It’s vital to recognise the central role of professionals in helping businesses achieve success and effectively deliver.
“Despite ever-changing conditions, I look forward to seeing how the profession continues to overcome challenges and make the most of opportunities. I’d like to express a huge thank you to our sponsors who made the Awards possible, especially our headline sponsor, Waste to Wonder, for their dedication to Corporate Social Responsibility and enabling businesses to pursue sustainability. Well done to all winners and finalists, plus a massive thanks to our judges, organisers and attendees.”
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