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Ngā Tohu a FMANZ Award Winners Recognised in Ōtautahi Christchurch

By September 26, 2023September 29th, 2023No Comments

What a fantastic night we had in Ōtautahi Christchurch celebrating excellence in our industry! Heartfelt congratulations to the winners at last week’s Ngā Tohu a FM Awards.

Ariel Mandemaker, Facilities Analyst with Restaurant Brands, took away the Brian Happy Award for Facilities Manager of the Year | Te Tohu o Brian Happy Kaiwhakahaere Whakaurunga o te Tau. This 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. View Ariel’s finalist video here. Listen to this citation by guest judge Kristiana Greenwood.

Massimo Crestanello MFMANZ, Facilities Manager with PMG Funds, won the Emerging Facilities Management Professional of the Year Award | Te Ringa Ngaio Maea ki FM o te Tau. This award 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. View Massimo’s finalist video. Listen to this citation by guest judge Pamela Bell. 

PMG Funds won this year’s Facilities Management Team of the Year Award | Te Ranga FM o te Tau, which recognises the outstanding performance of a team working in FM. View their finalist video here. Listen to this citation by guest judge Stella Green.

PMG Funds also took away the Sustainability & Environmental Impact Award | Te Tohu Whakaaweawe Whakauke me te Taiao. Introduced last year, this award celebrates FM professionals who are making a difference by inspiring the FM industry to enhance the social, environmental and economic sustainability of the communities we live in. View their finalist video here. Listen to this citation by guest judge Bobby Shen.

And Commercial Door Services took away the 2023 Service Provider of the Year Award | Te Kaiwhakawhiwhi Ratonga o te Tau in recognition of the great work they do. This award acknowledges outstanding provision of contracted-out facilities management services. View their finalist video here. Listen to this citation by guest judge Lance Jimmieson.

(Read more about our guest judges here.)

Congratulations also to all our finalists:

Jo Guttery MFMANZ, Regional Facilities Manager with PAE (New Zealand) Limited, and Colin Trenwith, National Facilities & Operations Manager with Westpac New Zealand, finalists in the Brian Happy Award for Facilities Manager of the Year | Te Tohu o Brian Happy Kaiwhakahaere Whakaurunga o te Tau.

Tayla Capazorio AFMANZ, Supply Chain Lead with PAE (New Zealand) Limited, and Steph Watts-Pointer AFMANZ, Civic and Venues Property Manager with Wellington City Council, finalists in the Emerging Facilities Management Professional of the Year Award | Te Ringa Ngaio Maea ki FM o te Tau.

The BGIS – ExxonMobil Account team and Tāmaki Housing, finalists in the Facilities Management Team of the Year Award | Te Ranga FM o te Tau.

ASB Bank and Richard Wilson CFMANZ from Sandymount Distillery, finalists in the Sustainability & Environmental Impact Award | Te Tohu Whakaaweawe Whakauke me te Taiao.

And Clarksons, finalists in the Service Provider of the Year Award |Te Kaiwhakawhiwhi Ratonga o te Tau.

Ka Mau te Wehi!