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Future is bright for facilities management as awards shortlist is announced

The FM Awards are back, taking place on January 31st, 2018

The shortlist has just been announced for the 2018 FM Awards with a record-breaking number of companies entering this year.

This event is the benchmark for excellence within the facilities management community. With new buildings being erected and more facilities being upgraded, it is an area of Irish business that is becoming of increasing importance. The awards offer businesses an opportunity to come together, collaborate and showcase their work.

Bunzl Cleaning and Safety Supplies is the returning headline sponsor of this year’s awards. It is a trading division of Bunzl Ireland Ltd. and forms part of Bunzl PLC. BCSS is Ireland's leading one-stop shop for cleaning and safety supplies, offering the very best choice of quality branded products at competitive prices with service levels second to none.

Judging Coordinator Pat Gaughan, managing director at Advanced Workplace Solutions will moderate an independent panel of judges. "For this year's awards we received entries which were of an extremely high calibre from facilities management professionals across a broad expanse of industries. The shortlisted individuals and organisations are a testament to the strength and depth of the FM industry here in Ireland. We wish all of them the very best of luck," says Gaughan.

Each year the FM Awards attract some of the biggest companies in the industry; CBRE, Croke Park, AIB, BAM Facilities Management Ireland, Neylons Facility Management, Pfizer Little Island among many others will be in attendance.

With a wide variety of categories covering all aspects of the industry there was something to facilitate everyone. Innovation in Technology & Systems was one of the most popular categories this year with a huge range of companies entering their newest projects focusing on new technologies in their field.  "Winters Property have partnered with a number of providers to ensure that we can provide our clients with best real-time reporting and monitoring. Our project team are ecstatic to have received this nomination," says Enda Mc Guane MSCSI, MRICS, managing director at Winters Property.

With the announcement of the shortlist, companies from all over Ireland are preparing for the big night. Speaking about their involvement in this year's awards Liam Smith, sales director for Essity commented on the quality of the shortlist, "Essity, with our leading brand Tork, are excited to again sponsor the FM awards. We are all about leading innovation in products, systems, hygiene solutions and sustainability. This year's awards shortlist demonstrates that the industry is developing at a very fast pace and that these customers are embracing these increasing customer needs."

John O'Shea, account manager at the OCS Group Ireland has been nominated in the category FM Professional of the Year. "It is a great honour and I am very proud to be able to represent my company, OCS Group Ireland, at such as prestigious event. There is no better reward than being recognised by your peers amongst a shortlist of excellent candidates from the FM Industry. The award programme is very important to the industry in providing individuals, teams and companies with the opportunity to showcase their achievements. The event itself provides an excellent platform for these achievements to be showcased to fellow industry professionals, clients and the wider public."

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The complete shortlist is as follows:

Overall Excellence in Facilities Management (Sponsored by Bunzl)

The winner will be announced on the night.

Facilities Management Leader 2018 (Sponsored by Bunzl)

The recipient will be revealed closer to the event.

Total FM Service Provider of the Year (Sponsored by Electro)

  • Aramark Workplace Solutions
  • CBRE

Specialist FM Service Provider of the Year (Sponsored by Tork from Essity)

  • Kennedy Security & Consultancy
  • MD Roof Services
  • Taskforce Security & Management Services
  • Winters Property Management DAC

Cleaning Service Provider of the Year (Sponsored by Bunzl)

  • Aramark at Ervia
  • B.K.R Cleaning
  • Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists
  • Mount Charles

Property Management Company of the Year (Sponsored by Synergy Security Solutions)

  • O'Dwyer Real Estate Management
  • Winters Property Management DAC

Client & Service Provider Partnership of the Year (Sponsored by eMaint)

  • Fáilte Ireland & Aramark
  • FBD Derrycourt & Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists

FM Project of the Year – Office

  • Central Bank of Ireland - Aramark Workplace Solutions
  • DAA Fire Safety App - iGuide Mobile Applications
  • DellEMC Workplace Transformation Project

FM Project of the Year – Public Sector

  • Facilities Management Sourcing Portfolio - Office of Government Procurement
  • University of Limerick Smarter Travel

FM Team of the Year - In-house (Sponsored by Aramark)

  • Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road
  • Cook Medical
  • Croke Park
  • Grosvenor Services

Property Management Team of the Year

  • AIB Estate Management
  • Winters Property Management DAC

FM Professional of the Year (Sponsored by Kärcher)

  • Ibon Ibarrola Armendariz - CLH Aviation Ireland
  • Pj Flanagan - Aramark
  • Shane Mulligan - Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
  • John O'Shea - OCS Group Ireland
  • Ludmila Yakimova – Aramark

Innovation in Technology & Systems - End Users (Sponsored by Tork from Essity)

  • BuildingLink - O'Dwyer Real Estate Management
  • Horus Sentinel - BAM Facilities Management Ireland
  • Litter Buster 50/50 Scheme - TEC Security
  • TCAS Online - Winters Property Management DAC

Innovation in Technology & Systems - Providers

  • CitNOW - Thermodial
  • Regional Pro4 - Compass AFM
  • DAA Fire Safety App - iGuide Mobile Applications
  • Elephant Smart Business
  • Fluke Corporation
  • Tork PeakServe Continuous Hand Towel Dispensing System - SCA Hygiene Products
  • Trackplan CAFM Software

Excellence in Health & Safety

  • AIB Health & Safety
  • BAM Facilities Management Ireland
  • CLH Aviation Ireland
  • Grosvenor Services
  • MD Roof Services

Excellence in Sustainability

  • Allied Irish Bank
  • An Garda Síochána
  • Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road
  • KBC Ireland

Facilities Management CSR Initiative of the Year

  • AIB Environment
  • Aramark Northern Europe
  • Neylons Facility Management
  • Pfizer Little Island

Best People Development in Facilities Management

  • ISS Ireland
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Neylons Facility Management