YLOTY21: What do the Judges have to say?

The presentation/interview round is right upon us taking place 8th September, in London for the four shortlisted finalists:

  • Tom Yardley, Mite
  • Edward Wick, Penguin FM
  • Charlotte Coles-Morris, Atalian Servest
  • Terri Dale, Wates

Get to know our judges a little more…

Phil Matis is an Operations Director at Churchill Group, leading a soft services portfolio across Scotland and the North of England. He is currently Co-Chair of the EWL alongside Bianca Angelico and he is passionate about creating a platform for the leaders of the future based on engagement and communication. Phil has worked in the FM industry for over 10years, and has extensive strategic and operational experience partnering with local businesses to global organisations across sectors from finance and banking to public sector and transport. 

James Bradley is the Chief Operating Officer at Churchill Group and has been part of the Emerging Workplace Leader for a number of years being one of the co-founders and previous Co-Chair of the network. He believes the award is a fantastic opportunity to support emerging leaders within this great industry!

Howard Murray has worked in the industry for over 20 years, managing and procuring FM services as both supplier and client and been responsible for property and procurement functions. Currently Workplace Director with responsibility for Electronic Arts EMEA and APAC region. Having worked with predominantly tech and media businesses his aim has constantly been about striving to create a working environment that meets the strategic aims of the company.

Emma Wilson is now the Social Impact Director at Pareto FM. Having entered the Facilities Industry as a Building Surveyor, she had the opportunity to experience various roles to become a Lifecycle Project Manager before exiting the industry for a short time and transferring her skills into the Social Sector. Early in her career she was shortlisted for the PFM Young Leader Award; propelling her career, and introducing her to the founder of Pareto FM to now come full circle into her current role.

Marlies Hoogeboom is the Managing Director for Mace’s Operate business in the UK and Europe. In her role, Marlies develops workplace strategies for corporate real estate clients. She is leading a team that is transforming the world of corporate real estate with innovative workplace services. Marlies is also a talent coach in the industry, leading the charge on diversity and inclusion.  As a specialist in large-scale change management projects, Marlies has built a career transforming B2B service businesses across the UK and Europe, delivering commercial value for large organisations in the finance, retail and pharmaceutical sectors.

Advice from the Judges…

  • Be yourself, and don’t hold back from thinking big!
  • Support statements with:
    • Evidence! How did it make a difference? To who? Why?
    • Learnings! What did you learn? What would you do differently next time?
  • You never know who you are going to meet in a room, so always put your best self forward in every scenario!
  • Remember what the award is all about – Impact. Impact on the industry and making an impact on the day!

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