fmME Awards 2017: Bill Heath wins FM Executive honours

The departing co-founder of Macro International was recognised by the jury for his “longstanding commitment to boosting the scope of FM in the region”

Bill Heath was crowned FM Executive of the Year.
Bill Heath was crowned FM Executive of the Year.

Macro International’s Bill Heath was crowned FM Executive of the Year at the fmME Awards 2017.

This award seeks to honour a senior executive who has become a role model for others in the region’s FM industry to follow.

Heath was recognised for his “longstanding commitment to boosting the scope of FM in the region”.

As one judge put it, Heath “is a very impressive and entrepreneurial leader with a superb pedigree in the industry”.

Heath is stepping down from his role in 2017 after 15 years at Macro, which he also co-founded with four other professionals.

Since its launch in 2002, Macro has grown to operate in 35 countries with 850 employees, and the company's 2017 turnover amounted to $146.4m (£120m).

DTZ’s Richard Naylor was highly commended by the judging panel for “consistently expanding the company’s operations and taking it to new heights last year, particularly in Saudi Arabia”.

A high number of nominations was received under this category, and the shortlisted entries were Eng Ansari from Adeeb Facilities Management, James Day from Farnek Services, Ian Harfield from Cofely Besix Facility Management, Mohammed Al Belushi from Al Fajer Facilities Management, Navin Valrani from Al Shirawi Facilities Management, Ryan Darnell from Khidmah, and Stephen Beesley from Transguard's Integrated Facility Services.

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, B.fm, Emrill, Grako, Imdaad, and Interserve; and Association Partner, Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA).

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