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After intensive and competitive rounds of interviews and presentations for the Emerging Workplace Leaders – Young Leader of the Year Award 2019, we would like to congratulate the four shortlisted candidates, Bryony Wellman of Engie, Frankie Laugier-Davies of Pareto, Roshan Deshmanya of CBRE and Sophie Leigh of ISS.

The award is in place to recognise the Facilities Management industry’s future leaders and provide them with a platform to showcase themselves, their journey and their passion.

This year the awards have attracted innovative, fresh thinking FM professionals, a clear indication of the FM industry’s growth and success in attracting talented individuals.

The finalist event took place at London’s prestigious City Hall, where each of the four shortlisted candidates delivered a 5-minute presentation describing their career progression to date. Each candidate had a unique story to tell while sharing more about their character and their personal and professional passions and goals.

Emerging Workplace Leaders shook things up this year by adding in an additional presentation, where the candidates were paired together to deliver a second presentation on the following topic “Identify an opportunity within the Sector to affect positive change, and then propose how the industry could come together to advance this issue. Finally then how can you as a young leader specific help to bridge this gap.”

The standard of presentations delivered by the candidates was exceptional!

Key takeaways from presentations

The standard of presentations delivered by the candidates was exceptional!

There were many key points to take away from each presentation ranging from the importance of females in the FM industry, raising awareness of FM across business functions, recognising talent within the industry, to raising awareness within educational institutes.

Awards Evening

The final stage of the awards has now passed and we are looking forward to presenting the winner with the Young Leader of the Year Award at the PFM Awards 2019 on 6th November 2019.

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