Amey Account Director wins FM of the year category at BIFM Investors in FM Excellence Awards 2009

13 October 2009
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Amey, one of the UK’s leading public service providers, has won the Facilities Manager (FM) of the Year category at the prestigious British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Investors in FM Excellence Awards, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night. 

Andy Ractliffe, an Account Director at Amey, which provides a total facilities management and workspace optimisation service to central government departments, agencies and non-departmental bodies, was chosen as overall winner in a very competitive category.

The award recognised outstanding personal performance and career development in one individual, in addition to innovative use of FM methodology applied to solving major issues, integration of the individual into an organisation’s decision making process and senior corporate structure, and the pursuance of FM recognition through academic progress.

A member of BIFM and RICS, Andy joined Amey in 1996, becoming responsible for the HMCS and Highways Agency accounts, in addition to Amey’s own portfolio.

Mel Ewell, Amey Chief Executive commented, “My warmest congratulations go to Andy on this excellent achievement. Throughout his career at Amey, he has always demonstrated a passion for delivering a service that far exceeds the expectations of our clients. This commitment to a great customer experience, delivered through exceptional people, is what Amey is all about.”

Notes for editors:

Amey is one of the UK’s leading public service providers, working in partnership with customers across the aviation, central government, defence, education, local government, rail and strategic highways sectors.  Our purpose is to support organisations, both public and private, which serve the public and meet the needs of the 21st century citizen. Our approach is based on true partnership, supporting the delivery of the highest public policy objectives, in education and transport, social cohesion and community development.


Amey is part of Ferrovial, one of Europe’s largest infrastructure and services groups, which brings with it the strength and additional capabilities of a world-leading organisation.

Amey employs over 10,000 people who are at the heart of everything we do and we have been listed amongst the ‘Top 100 Companies that Count’ in Business in the Community’s (BITC) Corporate Responsibility Index since 2005.

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The Institute is inclusive, working across related disciplines and forming alliances with like-minded professional bodies. Increasingly international in outlook, the BIFM is a founding member of both EuroFM and Global FM.

BIFM’s members are responsible for many of the services that support business and other organisations, including business continuity, health & safety, space planning, energy management, maintenance and catering.

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