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20.11.2017, 14:27

21st BIFM Ireland Region Summit Recognises Talent

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Some of Ireland’s most promising and talented facilities management (FM) professionals were celebrated at the BIFM Ireland Region Awards at the organisation’s 2017 FM Summit.

 

This year’s Awards, sponsored by Facilities People International (FPI), recognised John O’Shea from OCS as the BIFM Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year, and Daniel Mahony from ARUP as the BIFM Ireland Region Young FM Professional of the Year.

 

The winners were selected by an independent panel of industry experts which included; Avril Behan, Assistant Head at the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at the College of Engineering and Built Environment of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Linda Hausmanis, CEO of the British Institute of Facilities Management, and David Gormalley, Senior Facilities Manager at The Guinness Storehouse, and winner of the 2016 BIFM Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year Award.

 

The shortlist for the Awards featured a range of FM professionals from both the private and public sectors who have demonstrated professional excellence and a passion for the industry. Following lengthy deliberations, John O’Shea from OCS was awarded BIFM Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year based on his excellent leadership at OCS which is greatly complemented by his commitment to always going above and beyond his required duties. Meanwhile, Daniel O’Mahony from ARUP received the BIFM Ireland Region Young FM Professional of the Year Award for continually striving to exceed client expectations whilst furthering his own professional development, knowledge and experiences. 

 

Janet Downer, Director, Facilities People International said, “It has been an absolute pleasure to lend our support to the 2017 BIFM Ireland Region Awards. The FM industry is one that is driven by its people which makes the Awards today all the more significant. The talent we have witnessed with this year’s finalists is a testament to the fantastic pool of FM professionals we have across Ireland”

 

Pat Gaughan, Chair, BIFM Ireland Region said, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to recognise and reward the excellence in our industry. The Awards not only highlight the outstanding work of the more established FM professionals in the field, but also those who are just beginning their FM careers. We offer our thanks to Facilities People International for their wonderful support this year, and I’m sure Janet will agree, we were blown away by the calibre of this year’s entries.

 

The Summit, sponsored by Aramark, Compass, H&J, and Sodexo, also brought together both business and facilities management professionals alike to discuss current industry trends and to share their knowledge and ideas. This year’s Summit theme focused on ‘FM & The Internet of Things’ which aimed to uncover how the Internet of Things (IOT) is helping (or hindering) the FM industry. Speakers on the day included; Derrick Black, Genisys, Karl Horner, Mobiess, Andrew Wilkinson, Sodexo, Janet Stevenson, IT Guarded, Jane Cooper, Skanska, and Ewoud Harnie, PC Sint Amandus.

 

 

About 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 country of Kerry, far to the South. 


The region is part of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM); the professional body for facilities management. Founded in 1993. 


For further information visit www.bifmireland.org.uk, or call 00353 1 6087752.

 

 

 

 

 

British Institute of Facilities Management

About British Institute of Facilities Management

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management. Since 1993, it has been promoting excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society supporting and representing around 17,000 members around the world, both individual FM professionals and organisations, and thousands more through qualifications and training. In Spring 2018 the BIFM published a Manifesto for Change, recognising the evolution of the industry and the opportunities presented by workplace, to reposition FM as a strategic driver of workplace performance; and to prepare for Chartered Body status. A new name, the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management was approved by members in July 2018 and will be formally adopted in November. Visit www.bifm.org.uk for more information.

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