Celebrating excellence: Bunzl, BCSS headline sponsor of 2018 FM awards

Showing their commitment to celebrating the successes of the FM Industry, Bunzl Cleaning & Safety Supplies are sponsoring the awards for a second year


Claire Murphy, FM sector leader Bunzl Cleaning & Safety Supplies and Karen O’Connell, senior sales Executive, Deb Ireland present the Facilities Management Leader 2017 award to Martin McMahon


Would you have thought that a building or property could have profound impacts on the Irish economy? Probably not, is the first thought but our nation’s buildings are important vessels that contribute to businesses delivering their products or services to their customers. In turn, thumbs up for the economy. Aside from that, they are the places where people work and develop professionally. They provide leisure, life’s necessities and pleasures, and are impressionable in many ways to those who interact with them.

But, it takes a momentous amount of work and skill to keep them in good shape. New-age innovations, hard work and effective operations contribute towards keeping these buildings in top condition all year round. If only we could acknowledge all of that?

Well, Bunzl Cleaning & Safety Supplies (BCSS) are once again teaming up with Ireland's most established platform for showcasing best-in-class facilities management practice in Ireland, the Facilities Management Awards, 2018. Whether it’s the best in-house FM teams managing top industry projects, most innovative technologies or the best delivered customer service from FM solution providers, the awards ceremony showcases everything that is good about the FM and property management arena. An independent panel of distinguished judges will be awarding 18 trophies on the night with well over 300 senior professionals from leading bluechip and indigenous companies expected to attend.

“BCSS are delighted to work in partnership with Event Strategies as headline sponsor of these prestigious awards in 2018. It is great to recognise and celebrate the vital role of facilities management service providers in our private and public sector infrastructure. BCSS aims to build lasting relationships within the FM industry, pioneering innovation and offering our customers the best possible service, selection, quality and cost in use solutions. We would like to wish all nominees the very best of luck and we look forward to commending the FM industry successes on the January 31, 2018,” says Tom Dalzell, managing director, Bunzl Cleaning & Safety Supplies .

About Bunzl Cleaning & Safety Supplies

Bunzl Cleaning & Safety Supplies is a trading division of Bunzl Ireland Ltd. and forms part of Bunzl PLC

Bunzl Cleaning & Safety Supplies is a trading division of Bunzl Ireland Ltd. and forms part of Bunzl PLC. Bunzl PLC currently employ 16,577 employees in 30 countries across 5 continents.

“We promise our customers the very best hygienic cleaning solutions and trusted safety workwear with cost-saving innovations.” Claire Murphy, facilities management sector leader, BCSS.

Having invested heavily in improved systems, infrastructure and its people in 2017, BCSS are very focused and positive about the year ahead and the potential for continuous growth within the FM sector and its related industries.  

BCSS launched a new website frontend with informative blog in December 2017 and are launching a new web ordering portal in the second quarter of 2018. With over 60 per cent of BCSS customers currently purchasing online, the new portal will, “increase market reach for the brands we represent by providing ecommerce tools that will allow our customers to have a more consumer-like experience on our site,” according to Tom Dalzell, MD.

Showing their commitment to celebrating the successes of the FM Industry, Bunzl Cleaning & Safety Supplies (BCSS) are sponsoring the FM Awards 2018 for the second year in a row.

Previous winners include; Inspire – RCSI, TEC Security, Winters Property Management DAC, CLH Aviation Ireland, BAM Facilities Management Ireland, RF Property Management, An Garda Síochána Headquarters & Garda Centres, PM Group, Winters Property Management DAC, KBC Bank Ireland & Aramark and Croke Park Stadium, to name but a few.

Although these awards attract the biggest players in the sector it is not just the major companies who walk off with the trophies. Previous years show that new entrants, start-ups and midsized companies, can win out on the night. View all the past winners here.

Other sponsors of the awards include KÄRCHER, eMaint, Tork from Essity, Aramark, Electro, Synergy Security Solutions, Amárach Research. The event is devised and organised by Business River.

Event background

The Facilities Management Awards, in association with Bunzl Cleaning & Safety Supplies, is the largest gathering of key senior decision makers from within the industry. The night provides an opportunity for peers and industry leaders to network and catch up to reflect on their contribution to the Irish economy.

For more information on Business River events visit their news hub.

To attend the FM Awards, book here.