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Each year our Ngā Tohu a FMANZ Awards recognise high achievers in the facilities management industry – those who have gone above and beyond in pursuit of excellence. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Find out what winning an award has meant for past recipients.

Key Dates 2024

March 8th, 2024
Call for entries opens

May 31st, 2024
Nominations for the 2024 entries close

June 17th to June 28th, 2024
The first phase of judging

July 1st to July 26th, 2024
The second phase of judging, including interviews

August 1st, 2024
Finalists will be publicly announced

September 25th, 2024
Save the date for the FMANZ Gala Awards Dinner

CLICK HERE FOR A FEW TIPS FROM THE JUDGES TO HELP YOU PUT TOGETHER A STANDOUT ENTRY.

Our judging process comprises two rounds:

  • The first round evaluates written entries against the five categories in the application form.
  • The second round involves formal interviews of finalists to assess the validity and depth of answers.

Each awards category features a distinct judging panel consisting of two FM judges and one guest judge from the wider industry, possessing skills relevant to judging the respective category.

Facilities Manager of the Year

The Brian Happy Award for Facilities Manager of the Year | Te Tohu o Brian Happy Kaiwhakahaere Whakaurunga o te Tau is presented to an outstanding practitioner who has applied their experience and knowledge to produce exceptional results and demonstrated excellent personal qualities.

Self-nomination is not permitted for this award. We welcome and encourage nominations from managers, mentors, colleagues and clients.

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Eligibility

  • Nominees must be Facilities Management practitioners, but do not have to have “Facilities Manager” in their job title. For the purposes of these Awards, this includes anyone who organises, controls and coordinates the strategic and operational management of buildings and facilities in public and private organisations to ensure the proper and efficient operation of all physical aspects, including creating and sustaining safe and productive environments for occupants.
  • Nominations must be submitted on an FMANZ Awards nomination form appropriately covering all judging criteria, with a signed declaration.
  • Nominees must be current members of FMANZ at the time of submission.
  • Judges, awards committee members and FMANZ Board members are not eligible to enter.
  • An individual may nominate only one person/organisation per year in this category.
  • Nominees may only apply for this award OR the Emerging Facilities Management Professional Award. Nominations will not be accepted in both categories.
  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • If shortlisted, the nominee agrees to attend the Awards Gala Dinner at their own cost or if unable to attend, have a discussion with the awards committee.

Note: The judges have the right, but are not obligated, to contact referees to validate any information supplied.
References will be followed up where two or more nominees are ranked closely. The second stage of the
awards judging includes an interview, and nominees must be available for it during this stage.

Additionally, if the judges determine that nominations do not meet the high standard required to receive an
award, no award will be given in that category.

Past Award Winners & Finalists

2023 – Ariel Mandemaker
Finalists: Jo Guttery, Colin Trenwith

2022 – Brendan Tracey
Finalist: Tony Wall

2021 – Marius Nortje
Finalists: Chris Jewell, Tracy Massam

2020 – Simi Mukherjee
Finalists: David Curry, Gwynn Gilmour, Leon Hewertson, Mark Squire

2019 – John Hutchings
Finalists: Tash Adams, Kelly Coburn, Andy Davison & Sarah Reading

2018 – Phoenix Lavin
Finalists: John Coll, Ian McLeod & Andre Vidoto

2017 – Mark Sinclair
Finalists: Bernard Trevor & Andre Vidoto

2016 – Greg Wilder
Finalists: Nathan Ryan & Tony Smith

Nomination Form

Emerging Facilities Management Professional of the Year

Do you know a relative newcomer to FM who has a talent and genuine passion for the industry?  Do colleagues comment on their commitment and their willingness to go the extra mile? Are they driven to seek out extra responsibilities and new skills to expand their knowledge and fast-track their career in FM?

If you answered yes, please nominate them for the Emerging FM Professional of the Year Award | Te Ringa Ngaio Maea ki FM o te Tau.

Self-nomination is not permitted for this award. We welcome and encourage nominations from managers, mentors, colleagues and clients.

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We acknowledge there are myriad ways people come to the industry and no set career path FMs follow, but most successful FMs remember the moment they realised FM was the industry for them and that they had the potential to excel in their job.

If you’ve witnessed someone recently coming to the same conclusion, we want to know:
– What makes them an outstanding performer in FM? What makes them stand out from the crowd?
– How have they improved performance within their FM team and/or organisation? What key milestones and outcomes have they achieved?
–  And what personal qualities show their commitment to the FM industry?

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be Facilities Management practitioners but do not have to have “Facilities Manager” in their job title. For these Awards, this includes anyone who organises, controls or coordinates the operational management of buildings and facilities in public and private organisations to ensure the proper and efficient operation of all physical aspects, including creating and sustaining safe and productive environments for occupants.
  • Nominations must be submitted on an FMANZ Awards nomination form appropriately covering all judging criteria, with a signed declaration.
  • Nominees must be current members of FMANZ at the time of submission.
  • Judges, awards committee members and FMANZ Board members are not eligible to enter.
  • An individual may nominate only one person/organisation per year in this category.
  • Nominees may only apply for Facilities Manager of the Year OR this award. Nominations will not be accepted in both categories.
  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • If shortlisted, the nominee agrees to attend the gala awards dinner at their own cost or if unable to attend, have a discussion with the awards committee.

Note: The judges have the right, but are not obligated, to contact referees to validate any information supplied. References will be followed up where two or more nominees are ranked closely. The second stage of the awards judging includes an interview, and nominees must be available for it during this stage.

Additionally, if the judges determine that nominations do not meet the high standard required to receive an award, no award will be given in that category.

Past Award Winners & Finalists

(Note: Formerly known as the Young Achiever of the Year Award.)

Emerging Facilities Management Professional of the Year 2023 – Massimo Crestanello
Finalists: Tayla Capazorio, Stephanie Watts-Pointer

Emerging Facilities Management Professional of the Year 2022 – Courtney Swann
Finalists: Luke Browne, Drew Crowhurst

Young Achiever of the Year 2021 – Steve Paulson
Finalists: Marcus Flux, Emma Lovett, Kim McCormick, Davie Nonoa

Young Achiever of the Year 2020 – Geoffrey Lambert
Finalists: Tash Adams, Peter Fisher-Skipper

Young Achiever of the Year 2019 – Nick Flack
Finalist: Craig Chiverton

Young Achiever of the Year 2018 – Ashlee Jepson
Finalists: Sharne Chalmers & Dan Isaac

Young Achiever of the Year 2017 – Gregory Emms
Finalist: Dafydd Barrar

Young Achiever of the Year 2016 – Gareth Ramson
Finalist: Emma Michell

Nomination Form

Facilities Management Team of the Year

The Facilities Management Team of the Year Award | Te Ranga FM o te Tau recognises the outstanding performance of a team working in FM – a group of professionals who have applied their experience and knowledge to produce exceptional results within their/their client’s facility/organisation, as well as demonstrating excellent team qualities.

Self-nomination permitted.

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Eligibility

  • Nominees must predominantly be facilities management practitioners. For this award, this includes any team that organises, and coordinates the strategic and operational management of facilities in public and private organisations to ensure the assets are fit for their intended purpose and operate efficiently. This includes creating and sustaining safe and productive environments for occupants and visitors.
  • Nominations must be submitted on an FMANZ Awards nomination form appropriately covering all judging criteria, with a signed declaration.
  • At least one core member of the team must be a current Individual or Corporate Staff member of FMANZ at date of submission (31 May) Please list their name(s), roles and FMANZ membership number/status. Team members shall be named, their roles detailed and the FMANZ membership status noted. Non-FM team members are not required to hold FMANZ memberships (i.e. administration/support staff integral to the team nomination). The expectation is that the team has been significantly influenced by an FMANZ member with FM lead outcomes. The judges’ decision to accept or decline any nomination is final.
  • Judges, awards committee members and FMANZ Board members are not eligible to enter.
  • An individual may nominate only one organisation per year in this category.
  • If shortlisted, the nominee agrees to send at least one representative to the Gala Awards Dinner at their own cost.
  • Self-nominations are permitted in this category provided the nomination includes a minimum of one written client endorsement. Note: client endorsements can be either internal or external, as relevant to the nominee.

Note: The judges have the right, but are not obligated, to contact referees to validate any information supplied. References will be followed up where two or more nominees are ranked closely. The second stage of the awards judging includes an interview, and nominees must be available for it during this stage.

Additionally, if the judges determine that nominations do not meet the high standard required to receive an award, no award will be given in that category.

Past Award Winners & Finalists

2023 – PMG Funds
Finalists BGIS (ExxonMobile Account Team) and Tāmaki Housing (Tāmaki Regeneration)

2022 – Kingfisher Group and the Property Services Team at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington
Finalists: Te Whatu Ora – Southern (formerly Southern District Health Board) and Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) Auckland

2021 – Colliers NZ (Z Energy FM Team)
Finalists: Programmed

Nomination Form

Service Provider of the Year

The Service Provider of the Year Award | Te Kaiwhakawhiwhi Ratonga o te Tau recognises an organisation that has demonstrated market-leading performance in service delivery, innovation and value for money. Nominees must be service providers contracted to deliver outsourced FM services.

Self-nomination permitted.

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Eligibility

  • The nominee must be a service provider that has been contracted to deliver outsourced FM services, and/or provide one or more services to FMs.
  • Either the nominee must be a Corporate member of FMANZ or at least one core member of the team must be a current Individual or Corporate Staff member of FMANZ at date of submission (31 May) Please supply FMANZ corporate membership number, or names of the service delivery team and their FMANZ individual membership numbers.
  • Nominations must be submitted on an FMANZ Awards nomination form appropriately covering all judging criteria, with a signed declaration.
  • Judges, awards committee members and FMANZ Board members are not eligible to enter.
  • An individual may nominate only one organisation per year in this category.
  • If shortlisted, the nominee must agree to send at least one representative to the Gala Awards Dinner at their own cost.
  • Self-nominations are permitted in this category provided the nomination includes a minimum of one written client endorsement.

Note: client endorsements can be either internal or external, as relevant to the nominee’s organisation.

Note: The judges have the right, but are not obligated, to contact referees to validate any information supplied. References will be followed up where two or more nominees are ranked closely. The second stage of the awards judging includes an interview, and nominees must be available for it during this stage.

Additionally, if the judges determine that nominations do not meet the high standard required to receive an award, no award will be given in that category.

Past Award Winners & Finalists

2023 – Commercial Door Services
Finalist: Clarksons

2022 – Cushman & Wakefield’s Trades Services team in Hamilton
Finalists: Clarksons, Downer NZ

2021 – ESP (Energy Solutions Provider)
Finalists: UMS NZ, United Cleaning, Zuuse

2020 – Jacksons Engineering
Finalists: Aquaheat, PAE, Test & Tag, United Cleaning Group

2019 – MacMillan Plumbing & Gas
Finalists: FM Concepts, Honeywell Building Services

2018 – Argus Fire Protection
Finalist: Services Resources Ltd

Nomination Form

Sustainability & Environmental Impact Award

Introduced in 2022, the Sustainability & Environmental Impact Award | Te Tohu Whakaaweawe Whakauke me te Taiao 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.

Self-nomination permitted.

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This award recognises the implementation of innovative practices and/or processes that enhance the social, environmental and economic sustainability of FM operations in New Zealand.

– The nominee(s) may be an individual, team, company or consortium that has implemented a project and/or process(es) over the past year.
– The nomination must identify what sustainability means to all stakeholders and to the facilities management team and must relate to a broader sustainability agenda and achievements.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must predominantly be facilities management practitioners. For this award, this includes any team that organises, controls and coordinates the strategic and operational management of facilities in public and private organisations to ensure the assets are fit for their intended purpose and operate efficiently.
  • For individual entries: Nominees must be a current Individual or Corporate Staff members of FMANZ at the time of submission. (31 May).
  • For team entries: At least one core member of the team must be a current Individual or Corporate Staff member of FMANZ at date of submission (31 May) Please list their name(s), roles and FMANZ membership number/status.
  • Non-FM team members are not required to be FMANZ members (i.e. administration/support staff integral to the team nomination.)
  • The award is an FMANZ award and the expectation is that the team has been significantly influenced by an FMANZ member with FM lead outcomes. The judges’ decision to accept or decline any nomination is final.
  • Nominations must be submitted on an FMANZ Awards nomination form appropriately covering all judging criteria, with a signed declaration.
  • Judges, awards committee members and FMANZ Board members are not eligible to enter.
  • An individual may nominate only one person/organisation per year in this category.
  • If shortlisted, the nominee agrees to send at least one representative to the Gala Awards Dinner at their own cost.
  • Self-nominations are permitted in this category provided the nomination includes a minimum of one written client endorsement.

Note: client endorsements can be either internal or external, as relevant to the nominee.

Note: The judges have the right, but are not obligated, to contact referees to validate any information supplied. References will be followed up where two or more nominees are ranked closely. The second stage of the awards judging includes an interview, and nominees must be available for it during this stage.

Additionally, if the judges determine that nominations do not meet the high standard required to receive an award, no award will be given in that category.

Past Award Winners & Finalists

2023 – PMG Funds
Finalists: ASB Bank, Richard Wilson (Sandymount Distillery)

2022 – Auckland Zoo (Facilities Team)
Finalists: Citycare Property Auckland, PMG Facilities and Sustainability Team, Westpac

Nomination Form

Got a Question? Want to Know More?

Get in touch with us at awards@fmanz.org.