fmME Awards 2017: Education & Development Initiative revealed

Meet the winner of fmME Awards 2017's Education & Development Initiative of the Year category

CBFM was recognised for its Al Mareefa Bus programme.
CBFM was recognised for its Al Mareefa Bus programme.

Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) was recognised for its Al Mareefa Bus under the Education & Development Initiative of the Year category at the fmME Awards 2017.

Education initiatives received a boost last year after FM business leaders started directing significant investments towards new technologies and processes.

The nominations under this category reflect the commitment of regional FM outfits towards employee development.

Al Mareefa Bus was recognised for innovativeness and cost-effectiveness.

One judge said CBFM’s “way of embedding critical training in the working day of employees is impressive”.

Emrill’s Junior Leadership Programme was the category’s highly commended entry, which judges described as “a positive step ahead” for the industry.

Other nominees shortlisted under this category included Adeeb Facilities Management, Al Shirawi Facilities Management, DTZ, Imdaad, and SNC Lavalin Msheireb Downtown Doha project.

More than 100 nominations were received for the fmME Awards 2017, marking the event’s 10th anniversary.

Winners under 15 categories were rewarded during a gala ceremony hosted at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai on Tuesday, 16 May, 2017.

The event was supported by Platinum Sponsor, MJB Group; Gold Sponsor, Khidmah; Silver Sponsors, Al Shirawi FM, Cofely Besix Facility Management, Farnek Services, and Macro; Category Sponsors, Adeeb Group, Bee'ah Tandeef,, Emrill, Grako, Imdaad, and Interserve; and Association Partner, Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA).

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