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2015 fmME Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2015 Facilities Management Middle East Awards were announced on the 3 June 2015, at a ceremony held at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Winners of the 2015 fmME Awards
Winners of the 2015 fmME Awards

Proving to be a night to remember, the 2015 fmME Awards once again drew together the region’s FM elite for the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the industry. A total of 15 awards were presented before 300 guests.

Amongst the evening’s top winners were Khidmah, Smashing! Cleaning Services, Emrill, and the Dubai Municipality, all of whom won two awards each at the event.

It was however, Farnek who won big as the UAE-based FM provider took home trophies in three categories. Once again Farnek managed to clinch the Green FM Company of the Year and the CSR Initiative of the Year. However, the FM provider’s most prestigious win was the highly contested and most sought Overall FM Company of the Year.

Commenting on his company’s success, Markus Oberlin, CEO, Farnek, shared: “We are very proud to get the first time overall FM company of the year … We are very strong in sustainability, but we were also able to show the judges that we are a leading company in quality services delivery. That makes us very proud.”

DTZ took the award for FM Consultancy of the Year, recognised for its ever expanding range of consultancy services, as well as its ongoing efforts in the developing market of Saudi Arabia.

The Health and Safety Initiative of the Year was won by Imdaad for its Project Share initiative, which conveyed the concepts of H&S not only to the company’s staff, but also to the end-users of the facilities the FM provider manages.

World Security’s attempt to win the Security Company of the Year for a fifth time was foiled by Emrill Security Services, which the judges found to be “an interesting use of technology to reduce response times, which is one of the critical factors for security.”

The hotly contested award of FM Executive of the Year was won by Smashing! Cleaning Services’ James Day, who beamed, “this feels like personal recognition for my battle over the past 10 years.”

Additionally, this year’s edition of the fmME Awards introduced a new category—Technology Implementation of the Year. The award was picked up by the Dubai Municipality for its Total Odor Management system, of which one judge surmised as an “amazing approach to monitor air quality”.

Emrill’s Jothieswaran won Unsung Hero of the Year for his participation during the evacuation of the Torch Tower fire incident.

A full list of winners appears below:

Education & Development Initiative of the Year
Mosanada FM Services

Technology Implementation of the Year
Total Odour Management (TOM) by Sewage Treatment Plants Department - Dubai Municipality

Cleaning Company of the Year
Smashing! Cleaning Services

Green FM Company of the Year
Farnek Services

FM Consultancy of the Year
DTZ

Sanitation & Waste Management Company of the Year
Bee'ah, The Sharjah Environment Company

Security Company of the Year
Emrill Security Services

Health & Safety Initiative of the Year
Project SHARE - IMDAAD

Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Sewage Treatment Plants Department - Dubai Municipality

CSR Initiative of the Year
Biogas Plants in Nepal - Farnek

Young Facilities Manager of the Year
Abdulla Al Amri - Khidmah

Unsung Hero of the Year
Jothieswaran - Emrill Integrated Facilities Management

Facilities Manager of the Year
Sarah Carter - Khidmah

FM Executive of the Year
James Day - Smashing! Cleaning Services

Overall FM Company of the Year
Farnek Services

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