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 will receive €500 towards professional development activity of their choosing, courtesy of awards sponsor Tech Skills Resources.
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 recognising them for their projects and professional excellence.”
The awards are open to facilities managers operating in the public, private and voluntary sectors. 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 throughout the Republic of Ireland, UK and EMEA.
He has a versatile skill set that includes spearheading customer-centric projects and chairing consultative exercises that increase workplace productivity, profitability and cost efficiency. “I was delighted to win the Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year 2015 Award 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.” For details on the awards log on to www.bifmireland.org.uk/awards.
FM Summit 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
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 coasts of Donegal and Antrim to Kerry in the south. It is part of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the professional body for facilities management.
Founded in 1993, it promotes excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society. It supports and represents over 17,000 individual and corporate members around the world in over 80 countries.
Contact: FM Ireland. Tel: 01 – 608 7752; www.bifm.org.uk/ireland .