The BIFM Lifetime Achievement Award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to FM over the course of their career.
> Martin Pickard
Martin has an established history and proven track record in FM. He was Head of Estates at BT, then Head of Property and Business Services at Cellnet – spending over 20 years as an innovative in-house FM practitioner. Martin then spent several years in the role as MD/CEO at leading service providers such as Citex and Reliance. Today he is better known as the FM Guru.
Martin established his unique consultancy in 2003, providing the inspiration, passion and enthusiasm as a trainer and a consultant.
He exhibits professional leadership and inspiration to others thorough his writings, as well as hosting of conferences and debates. Martin has written regular columns in many of the trade journals. He has made a positive and lasting impact on the FM profession through the creation of the FM mindmap. This map has featured in several publications, and is used by academics and practitioners to explain to others what FM is all about, in particular to demonstrate the widespread impact that FM has on business, the economy and community.
Martin has been part of the foundations in building FM as a career and profession. He was named by FM World magazine as one of the 20 FM Pioneers who have had the most impact on the development of FM over the last thirty years.
He has mentored many FMs over the years, and is a passionate advocate of how good FM can contribute to organisational success.
He has had a major impact on the development of the FM profession in so many ways.