Emrill crowned Overall FM Company of the Year
Dubai-based IFM scoops two trophies: Overall FM and Green FM Company
Emrill Services was named Overall FM Company of the Year for the first time at yesterday’s fmME awards.
The company saw off strong competition from four other finalists this year: Al Shirawi Facilities Management, Bahwan Engineering, EFS Facilities Services, and Musanada/Macro International
Ben Churchill, managing director of Emrill Services said it felt "wonderful" to win, and added that he was "very, very proud of the achievements of the team."
He continued: "It’s just the culmination of a great year."
Judges said Emrill's “quantified supply chain savings demonstrate excellent cost leadership”. They added that it “does not just deliver service excellence to clients and their communities and properties, but also implements change across the whole industry and has become the FM company to watch as far as the competition goes.”
Churchill said: "One of the brilliant things about working in an environment like this is that there are lots of fantastic people out there and I’m really proud that we were able to show a real differential and that [the judges thought] we deserved to win."
He said Emrill's employees who directly deal with customers were responsible for the win. "This award is about all of their interactions with all of our customers and it really is all about them."
Within the last year, Emrill has been awarded new contracts with annual values exceeding $16.34m (AED 60m) per annum, with the majority of contracts being awarded for greater than three-year terms. It also showed a 47% growth in revenue and 46% increase in staff.
Some of its clients include Etihad Airways, Aldar, and Emaar and after a recent survey more than 90% of employees said they were proud to work for the company and that the firm’s focus is on the customers.
Emrill also scooped the title for Green FM Company of the Year, seeing off competition from Bee'ah, Farnek, Khidmah, and, Reliance Facilities Management.
Judges said the firm "demonstrated its dedication to the cause and shown that sustainability needs to be implemented within the top layers of an organisation to produce real impact". They added that Emrill had taken the phrase 'going green' to a new level, “making it more available to everyone”.
Churchill added: "Around 40% of global carbon emissions come from buildings, so I think it’s incumbent on people who look after buildings to really make a difference in the world. So there are social, economic and environmental imperatives to what we’re doing."