FM Industry Award winners announced

Winners of this year's FMA’s FM Industry Awards 2019 revealed.

The winners of this year’s Facilities Management Association of Australia’s FM Industry Awards 2019 have been announced.

The awards recognise outstanding achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in the facilities management sector.

More than 580 facilities management professionals attended the event, held in Melbourne. Special guests included Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp and Liberal Senator David Van. The Gala Dinner also raised more than $21,000 for the FMA’s charity partner The Kids’ Cancer Project.

The FM Industry Awards recognise organisations and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in FM across 10 categories, including sustainability, diversity, innovation, and occupant safety and well-being.

This year’s FM Industry Awards also included a new People’s Choice Award, which invited guests to vote for one of three facilities managers, based on their commitment and contributions to the industry.

FMA Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Burt said, “As an industry that rarely takes the time to celebrate its achievements, the Gala Awards are an incredibly important event, both for the people working in facilities management and for the people watching our industry.”

Congratulations to all the winners:

Leadership in Diversity in Industry: Sue Leak, BGIS

Young Achiever of the Year: Ben Peynenborg, Campeyn Group

Facilities Manager of the Year: Philip McLoughlin, JLL

People’s Choice Award: Rhett Wilsmore, Knight Frank Australia

Collaborative Partnerships: RMIT, Airmaster & GJK – A shift to a comprehensive innovative maintenance model 

Sustainability & Environmental Impact: Melbourne Cricket Club – Organics dehydrator 

People & Productivity: Sodexo – Centralised remote support model leveraging technology (IoT, analytics and AR glasses)

Occupant Safety & Wellbeing: Sodexo – Sodexo clears the air with innovative HVAC program

Industry Innovation: Blue IoT

Excellence in Facilities Management by Facility Type:
Education/Schools: Victoria University – Innovation, automation and compliance from an FM system

Retail/Restaurants: Platinum FM – Excellence in facilities management

Transport/Infrastructure: Programmed – Establishing a traveller-first maintenance culture

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