BIFM Ireland Support Paralympics Ireland
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland has announced their support for Paralympics Ireland ahead of the 20th Facilities Management Summit. The BIFM Ireland FM Summit – ‘Workplace partnerships – Rethinking FM’, sponsored by Aramark and OCS, will take place at Croke Park, Dublin on Friday 25 November 2016.
By supporting Paralympics Ireland, the FM Summit endeavours to raise the profile of facility accessibility, both in sporting arenas and in everyday life. Corresponding with the triumphs of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, the ability of this charity to change lives through sport has never been more prominent.
Paralympics Ireland was established in 1987 and is the sporting body that raises funds and selects the athletes for Ireland national Paralympic team. By securing investment from state agencies and commercial partners Paralympics Ireland ensures that athletes can train and compete at the highest level. The charity also enables Irish athletes to compete in Paralympic qualifying competitions around the world through coaching and research into sports medicine. This year, ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympics which began on September 7, 46 athletes were selected to represent Team Ireland.
Hosting Paralympics Ireland as this year’s charity has the capability to focus delegates’ minds on the importance of maintaining up-to-date and accessible facilities, not just in sports arenas but throughout all business and leisure sectors.
Aine Mulcahy, Managing Director, OCS Ireland and BIFM Ireland Region committee member said: “There has never been a better time for a partnership between the BIFM Ireland Region and Paralympics Ireland. With the 2016 Paralympics fresh in our minds the importance of accessible sport for those with disabilities is taking centre stage. This is an area that we in facilities management can really make a difference in and help to support everyone from the sports stars of tomorrow to those who simply want to have fun and get active. To have the summit in one of Ireland’s most iconic sporting venues highlights this and cements our commitment to the future of accessible sport facilities and beyond.”
Denis Toomy, Chef de Mission, said: “Paralympics Ireland is delighted to work with the BIFM Ireland Region and be involved in the FM Summit. Working closely together our two organisations can help raise awareness of both accessibility issues in properties across Ireland and the sporting success of our Paralympic athletes. The summit will bring forth a host of collaboration and ideas from one of the historical homes of great Irish sport.”
The FM Summit will bring together professionals from across Ireland and beyond to discuss the summit’s core theme through 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 has become one of the highlights in the calendars of facilities managers operating throughout Ireland as they assemble to celebrate their profession’s progression across a range of business sectors.
For further information or booking visit www.bifm.org.uk/Ireland-summit.
About BIFM and the 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 the county of Kerry, far to the south.
Visit www.bifm.org.uk/ireland for more information.
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About OCS Ireland
OCS group is a family owned Facilities Management Company built upon the family ethos and values of customers can do attitude, relationships, responsibilities and innovation that are very much at the heart of, and permeate throughout, our business today.
Our clients choose OCS because we have a management-led approach to service delivery, provided by people with qualified, technical backgrounds and a diverse range of skills and experience. With an extensive portfolio of service lines and management expertise, we add value to our clients in all the sectors we operate in through integration, innovation and the promotion of global best practice.
As a family business, OCS has always fostered an ethos of caring and responsibility and created the OCS Family Foundation which co-ordinates with OCS Group’s corporate social responsibility. This year OCS Ireland is the proud sponsor of the Irish Paralympic team heading to the Paralympics for Rio 2016. Find out more about OCS group via our website www.ocsireland.com or through our Facebook and Twitter pages.