Launch Success – YLOTY ’19

What an event!

A huge thank you to PFM in supporting the Young Leader of the Year Award 2019, it has year on year become an award with an increasing number of nominations demonstrating how valuable the process is for nominees, finalists and winners.

Also, a massive thanks to Boden Resource for sponsoring our launch event for the second year running. Without their involvement and support for the award, we wouldn’t be able to spread the word and of course hold our launch event.

Key Dates:

Key Dates Overview Location
4th June 2019 Award Launch The Crystal, London
15th July 2019 (12 Noon) Submission deadline E-Mail
Sept 2019 (w/c 9th) Presentations/Interview Venue TBC
Oct 2019 (w/c 30th Sept) Finalists Event Venue TBC
6th November 2019 PFM Awards Night The Brewery, London

The awards launch was held at one of the world’s most sustainable properties, The Crystal Building in London, kindly organised through Sodexo, we kicked off with an introduction and discussion around the transition and re-branding of the YMF into Emerging Workplace Leaders. The new leadership team was introduced and we went straight in to the launch of the Prestigious Young Leader of the Year Award 2019. This was then followed by a fantastic seminar from Cathy Hayward (Founder and Managing Director of Magenta Associates) on Personal Branding, with a 4 person Question Panel made up of members from the EWL Leadership Team, telling their own story of personal branding and the impact it has had on their personal and professional lives. The night of course, wouldn’t be done without some informal networking, drinks and nibbles!

Nominating yourself and someone else

We spoke with a number of people at the event who were keen to either put themselves forward for the award, or nominate someone else. Don’t forget that you need to submit a 1500 word written submission by 15th July.

You will need to write a 1,500-word description of your entry. Supplementary information may also be submitted in the form of graphs or tables etc, but this should be strictly limited. There are no extra points for volume!

Complete the entry form and include it with your entry submission. For entries in Young Leader of the Year category the proposer and nominee should complete the form.

A final thank you to the EWL Leadership Team, EWL Members and all who attended. Keep spreading the word and see you next time!

Evolution of Emerging Workplace Leaders

Emerging Workplace Leaders has a history which dates back to 2004 when the Young Managers Forum (YMF) was formed in affiliation with the Facilities Management Association.

After only 3 years, the YMF was a recognised industry forum and in 2007, we partnered with the PFM Awards to launch the ‘Young Leader of the Year Award’. Find more information the YLOTY page on this website.

2012 saw us join forces with The Building Futures Group and after another 4 years of success, the YMF became its own self-funded entity.

The EWL has come only 3 years after this in an attempt to re-invigorate the forum, and the industry. We believe that whilst focusing on three key elements of Membership, Inspiration and Giving Back, with the foundations of our new core values; we can truly shape the industry and provide a community and platform to enable emerging workplace leaders to connect and accelerate their personal & professional growth. This will be achieved through events, award recognition and sector collaboration.

So what are our core values?

Connected – We build relationships and actively collaborate.

Growth – Evolution is key for our sector.

Fun and energetic – Because life is too short not to be.

Fiercely Open minded – Because we are all unique and sometimes, right or wrong doesn’t matter.

We care – About people and our sector.

Humble – We understand the value and importance of everyone, in every sector.