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Congratulations to our 2023 Awards Finalists

By August 9, 2023No Comments

The finalists in this year’s Ngā Tohu a FMANZ Awards were announced today.

“The FMANZ Awards continue to mature,” says awards committee chair John Hutchings. “The overall standard of the nominations was particularly high this year with many strong, well-constructed nominations.

“We were also thrilled to see an increase in the number of nominations submitted for our individual awards – Facilities Manager of the Year and Emerging Facilities Management Professional of the Year. It is encouraging to see such a high standard of excellence at all levels of the FM profession.

“Sadly, we had to restrict finalists to a maximum of three per category so a warm congratulations to this year’s finalists and commiserations to our nominees who didn’t make it through this year. We appreciate the time and effort that was invested in this process and your dedication to supporting excellence in FM.”

This year also saw the introduction of a guest judge for each of the five awards. “Highly regarded professionals in the categories they were judging, they brought valuable experience and insights to our already stellar team of judges,” says John. “I would like to thank all our judges for their selfless support in this year’s judging – the high quality of entries made it challenging to select our finalists and winners.”

Vying for the 2023 Brian Happy Award for Facilities Manager of the Year | Te Tohu o Brian Happy Kaiwhakahaere Whakaurunga o te Tau are:

  • Jo Guttery MFMANZ – Regional Facilities Manager, PAE (New Zealand) Limited
  • Ariel Mandemaker – Facilities Analyst, Restaurant Brands
  • Colin Trenwith – National Facilities & Operations Manager, Westpac New Zealand

Each year the Brian Happy Award is presented to a facilities management professional who has applied their experience and knowledge to produce exceptional results within their organisation, as well as demonstrating excellent personal qualities.

The Emerging Facilities Management Professional of the Year Award | Te Ringa Ngaio Maea ki FM o te Tau is presented to a relative newcomer to FM who has a passion for the industry and is driven to seek out extra responsibilities and new skills to expand their knowledge and fast-track their career in FM.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Tayla Capazorio – Supply Chain Lead, PAE (New Zealand) Limited
  • Massimo Crestanello MFMANZ – Facilities Manager, PMG Funds
  • Steph Watts-Pointer AFMANZ – Civic and Venues Property Manager, Wellington City Council

Our Facilities Management Team of the Year Award | Te Ranga FM o te Tau recognises the outstanding performance of a team working in FM.

Congratulations to this year’s finalists:

  • BGIS – ExxonMobil Account team
  • PMG Funds
  • Tāmaki Housing

Introduced last year, our Sustainability & Environmental Impact Award | Te Tohu Whakaaweawe Whakauke me te Taiao celebrates teams and individuals who are making a difference by inspiring the FM industry to enhance the social, environmental and economic sustainability of the communities we live in.

Our 2023 finalists are:

  • ASB Bank
  • PMG Funds
  • Richard Wilson, CFMANZ – Sandymount Distillery

And finally, our Service Provider of the Year Award | Te Kaiwhakawhiwhi Ratonga o te Tau acknowledges outstanding provision of contracted-out facilities management services.

Vying for the 2023 title are:

  • Clarksons
  • Commercial Door Services

Ka mau te wehi to all of our finalists!

We look forward to celebrating with all of them and announcing our 2023 winners at our gala awards dinner on Wednesday 20 September. Held during FM Summit, the awards ceremony at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre will be hosted by Pio Terei.