Pattenmakers start search for 2020 Young Manager Award winner
Livery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has opened nominations for its annual Young Manager Award, and is looking to find a talented young facilities manager deserving of the unique training and development opportunities it provides.
The award is open to managers aged 21-32 working in the FM sector, who must be nominated by their employer. The deadline for submission of entries is 11 November, and shortlisted finalists must be available for interview on 29 November in London.
The Pattenmakers is one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London with its origins dating back to the 14th century. In recent years the Company has become the Livery home of the facilities management industry and of professionals from across the built environment sector in addition to its traditional membership from City institutions and the footwear industry.
The winner of the prestigious Pattenmaker Young Manager Award receives expert support to create a varied and bespoke personal development programme, including off-site courses and a programme of customised work placements designed to broaden their perspective. The training programme will be developed in full consultation with the winner’s line manager or employer. There is also a small financial bursary kindly donated by FM consultancy Glennister Associates.
The Young Manager Award enjoys industry-wide support, including from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), who say:
“RICS is delighted to support the Pattenmakers’ Young Manager Award. RICS promotes the highest professional qualifications and standards and continuing professional development is core to our values. We hope that this award will enable and encourage the winner to reach their full potential in the facilities management profession.”
The Award will be presented to the winner by the Lord Mayor of London at the Pattenmakers’ Annual Banquet held at the Mansion House in January 2020. The winner will also receive the Freedom of the Company, with the opportunity to apply for the Freedom of the City of London at a later stage.
This is an ideal opportunity to encourage the development of enthusiastic and deserving young people within the FM industry. Employers may nominate more than one young manager from their organisation.
The judges are looking for a young manager who:
- is enthusiastic about a career in FM or the built environment;
- can demonstrate their commitment to their own personal development;
- has potential for future promotion to a senior role;
- has a high standard of professional ethics;
- has or has had managerial responsibility (people, facilities or other resources);
- dan demonstrate initiative;
- displays leadership behaviours inside and outside of the workplace;
- is aged 21-32; and
- has the support of their director (or equivalent).
Nominations should be made on the application form, together with a letter of support from the line manager who puts them forward.
Nomination forms and further information about the Young Manager Award are available from www.internationalworkplace.com/pattenmakers.