Winners of 2014 fmME awards revealed
Emrill, Khidmah, Bee'ah, UGL and Farnek Services among the victors
The winners of the 2014 Facilities Management Middle East Awards were announced Wednesday at a gala ceremony conducted at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.
A total of 16 awards were presented at the function, with the biggest winners of the night being Khidmah, Bee’ah, Farnek Services and EFS Facilities Services, all of whom scooped up two awards each at the event.
Emrill won the coveted Overall FM Company of the Year trophy, with the panel of judges commending the company for “raising the bar” of the Middle East FM sector. The integrated FM company was winning the accolade for the second year in a row.
The FM Consultancy of the Year award was won by UGL Services, DTZ’s FM business in Saudi Arabia, thereby foiling six-time winner Macro International’s attempts at scoring a seventh consecutive win in this particular category.
World Security made heads turn when it won the Security Company of the Year award for the fourth year in a row, with judges lauding the company for being “the best in class security management” in the region.
In the individual awards, Cofely Besix Facility Management’s Shemeer Ibrahim beat off heavy competition to win the Young Facilities Manager of the Year award. Another of the night’s coveted trophies, the Facilities Manager of the Year, was won by Brookfield Multiplex Services’ Ron Unwin.
Three new award categories had been introduced at this year’s edition of the fmME Awards. One of them was the CSR Initiative of the Year category, which was won by the Transguard Group for its long-standing partnership with Christel House, a school for underprivileged children in Bangalore, India.
Manir Hossain of EFS Facilities Services won the inaugural Unsung Hero of the Year award, with the judges applauding him as “a great example of someone who has risen through the ranks thanks to his hard work and attitude.”
Bee’ah’s Group CEO Khaled Al Huraimel was the winner in the hotly contested FM Executive of the Year category, with Huraimel dedicating the award to the contributions and hard work of his team at Bee’ah.
Imdaad CEO and MEFMA president Jamal Abdulla Lootah was presented with a special Lifetime Achievement award at the 2014 fmME Awards, for his outstanding contributions to the region’s FM sector as a whole.
A full list of winners appears below:
Education & Development Initiative of the Year
Children's City - Dubai Municipality
Cleaning Company of the Year
Outdoor Maintenance Company of the Year
EFS Facilities Services
Green FM Company of the Year
FM Consultancy of the Year
Sanitation & Waste Management Company of the Year
Security Company of the Year
Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
Khidmah - Emergency Response Initiatives
Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Farnek Services - Sustainability Awareness Quest
CSR Initiative of the Year
Transguard Group – Christel House
Young Facilities Manager of the Year
Shemeer Ibrahim - Cofely Besix Facilities Management
Unsung Hero of the Year
Manir Hossain - EFS Facilities Services
Facilities Manager of the Year
Ron Unwin - Brookfield Multiplex Services
FM Executive of the Year
Khaled Al Huraimel - Bee'ah
Overall FM Company of the Year
Emrill Integrated Facilities Management
Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, Imdaad and president, MEFMA