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.