Revealed: Winners of the fmME Awards 2018

The complete list of winners of the 11th annual FM Awards has been revealed

The Facilities Management ME Awards 2018 was held at the Waldorf Astoria in Dubai.
The Facilities Management ME Awards 2018 was held at the Waldorf Astoria in Dubai.

The 11th annual FM Awards concluded on 8 May, amid much fervour at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm Dubai.

Along with the event receiving a 31% year-on-year increase in the number of nominations, the FM Awards also had its highest ever turnout – 400 attendees were present on the night.

In the overall FM Company of the Year category, Emrill made it a hat trick of wins taking home the coveted prize for a third time in a row, while winning the award for the fifth time overall.

Emrill also won two other awards on the night, the Dubai-based FM company won the Engineering Service of the Year award for its efforts in better managing the Jumeirah Golf Estates master community. Shinaan Mathadil took home the Young Facilities Manager of the Year award.

Emaar was the second most successful company on the night taking home two awards through its community management and asset management arms.

Emaar Community Management won the Property Management Company of the year, a new category introduced from the 11th edition of the awards.

Whereas Emaar Asset Management took home the Technology Implementation of the Year award.

Ahmad Al Kandari of Kuwait’s United Facilities Management was crowned FM Executive of Year, as Emaar’s Abdulla Al Wahedi missed out in what the judges described as a “closely fought contest”.

MJG Group was the Platinum Sponsor of the event, while Farnek and Mace Macro were the Gold sponsors.

Complete list of winners and highly commended nominees on next page...


1. Cleaning Company of the Year  

Winner: Berkeley Services           

Highly commended: Qurum Business Group


2. Education & Development Initiative of the Year

Winner: Partnership for Development - Cofely Besix FM

Highly commended: Centre of Excellence - Transguard


3. Engineering Service of the Year

Winner: Emrill Services

Highly commended: Transguard IFS Engineering Services


4. Facilities Manager of the Year 

Winner: Orla Phillips - Mace Macro 

Highly commended: Mohammad Majid - du 


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5. FM Consultancy of the Year 

Winner: Cushman & Wakefield 

Highly commended: Macro 


6. FM Executive of the Year 

Winner: Ahmad Al Kandari -  UFM

Highly commended: Abdulla Al Wahedi - Emaar Facilities Management


7. Health & Safety Initiative of the Year 

Winner: Dubai’s Buildings BHSCRS system - Dubai Municipality 

Highly commended: Project Fitness Gear - Khansaheb Group FM


8. Overall FM Company of the Year 

Winner: Emrill Services

Highly commended: Farnek Services


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9. Property Management Company of the Year

Winner: Emaar Community Management 

Highly commended: Cushman & Wakefield


10. Sanitation & Waste Management Company of the Year 

Winner: Dulsco

Highly commended: Bee'ah


11. Security Company of the Year 

Winner: Transguard Security Services 

Highly commended: GAS UAE


12. Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Winner: Mall benchmarking in Dubai - Farnek Services

Highly commended: ISO-certified energy management - Cofely Besix FM


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13. Technology Implementation of the Year

Winner: Burj Khalifa analytics based maintenance - Emaar Asset Management

Highly commended: Farnek App - Farnek Services


14. Unsung Hero of the Year

Winner: Mary Ann Bernadeth - BK Gulf 

Highly commended: Hikmat Gurung - G4S UAE


15. Young Facilities Manager of the Year

Winner: Shinaan Madathil - Emrill Services

Highly commended: Kamal Mainali - OCS Emirates

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