The Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) paid tribute to two of its members who have excelled in their profession at a gala awards dinner held on Wednesday 3 May.
The Brian Happy Award for Facilities Manager of the Year was presented to Mark Sinclair, managing director of FM Concepts Limited, and director of facilities for the Britomart Group, which owns, develops and manages a 6.3 hectare site in downtown Auckland.
“This award recognises the outstanding performance by an individual working in the FM profession – someone who has applied their experience and knowledge to produce exceptional results within their facility, as well as demonstrating excellent personal qualities,” said Bruce Kenning.
Mark Sinclair has been in the FM industry in New Zealand for over 22 years. While delivering Facilities Management to a broad range of clients, he has also trained others within the industry and been an advocate for the industry through multiple avenues.
Thirty-one year-old Gregory Emms took away the Young Achiever of the Year Award. A lead project engineer in the Downer FM team, Gregory supports Transpower NZ, helping to manage and maintain the non-generation assets on the Transpower National Power Grid.
“Greg is an innovative, driven and focused FM engineer, who by hard work and total client engagement has delivered a quality and forward leaning Facilities Management system for Transpower NZ,” said Peter Cosgrove, service delivery manager for Downer NZ – Integrated FM.
“We established the awards last year to recognise and applaud the achievements of individuals who have excelled in Facilities Management, to promote the FM industry to the wider community, and to highlight the significant contribution FM makes to the health, wellbeing and productivity of New Zealanders,” said FMANZ chairman Bruce Kenning during Wednesday’s ceremony, which was hosted by award-winning comedian Ben Hurley.
The awards ceremony took place during FMANZ’s annual two-day FM Summit, held at Villa Maria Estate in Auckland, 3–4 May.