Pattenmakers search for the winner of the Future Leader FM Award 2025

Livery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers is looking for the next winner of its coveted annual FM awardLivery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers is looking for the next winner of its coveted annual FM award. This Award recognises a future leader in FM, rewarding a talented early-career professional with a unique personal development opportunity funded by the livery. The Award is open to newcomers working in the Workplace and FM sectors, who have a maximum of 5 years’ experience. Entry is free, and all the information needed to enter is available here, including a link to the online entry form. The deadline for receipt of entries for the Pattenmakers Future Leader FM Award is: 5th August 2024.

The Pattenmakers is one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London with its origins dating back to the 14th Century. In recent years, the Company has become the Livery home of the facilities management industry.

The winner of the prestigious Pattenmaker Future Leader Award receives expert support to create a varied and bespoke personal development programme, including off-site courses and a programme of customised work placements designed to broaden their perspective. The training programme will be developed in full consultation with the winner’s line manager or employer and is up to the value of £2000. There is also a small financial bursary kindly donated by i-FM to the value of £500. This bursary is to assist the winner with their FM journey and to be able to participate in industry events or pursue additional qualifications or memberships in trade bodies.

Recent winners have included young facilities managers from CBRE, Bouygues, Atalian Servest, Atlas Worklace Services, Hermes, the British Computer Society (now BCS) and ISS Facility Services.  Many of these winners have seen their careers accelerated due to the experience and the exposure.

This is an ideal opportunity to encourage the development of enthusiastic and deserving newcomers and future leaders within the FM industry. Employers may nominate more than one member from their organisation. All shortlisted candidates will be invited free of charge to attend with their line manager the FM&BE trade dinner held on 16th September 2024 at Butchers’ Hall.

The Award is customarily presented to the winner by the Lord Mayor of London at the Pattenmakers’ Annual Banquet held at the Mansion House in January each year.

The winner will also be announced at the annual the trade dinner, where they will receive the Freedom of the Company, with the opportunity to apply for the Freedom of the City of London at a later stage. They will also be invited to attend the annual Workplace Futures Conference, an ideal learning and networking opportunity involving the most senior leaders in the sector.

Entry Criteria:  (There is no cost to enter.)
The Pattenmakers are looking for a Future Leader who:

  • Has a maximum of 5 years work in the Workplace and FM Sector
  • Has demonstrated impact and innovation in a discipline within the FM field
  • Can demonstrate their commitment to their own personal development and continuous learning
  • Is enthusiastic about their career in FM
  • Has potential for future promotion to a senior role
  • Has a high standard of professional ethics
  • Has or has had managerial responsibility (people, facilities or other resources)
  • Can demonstrate initiative
  • Displays leadership behaviours inside and outside of the workplace
  • Has an interest in contributing to wider environmental, social and governance (ESG)initiatives
  • Has the support of their director (or equivalent).


The Award – benefits to the award winner

  • Up to £2000 for personal and professional development, funded by the Livery
  • £500 bursary to enable engagement activities with the Livery e.g. travel or membership fees, funded by
  • Freedom of the Livery for 5 years or until they become a Liveryman
  • Access to an experienced mentor and community of FM professionals
  • Invitation to the annual banquet (free of charge) with a certificate presented to the winner by the Lord Mayor of London
  • All shortlisted candidates invited to the FM & Built Environment annual dinnerwith their line manager on 16th September 2024 at Butchers’ Hall.

Previous winners of the Pattenmakers Future Leader FM Award (formely known as the ‘Young Manager FM Award) have benefitted greatly from the opportunities and experience they’ve gained. The Award is an industry-recognisedconfirmation of an individual’s success and achievement.  Furthermore, it provides ongoing opportunities to grow a professional network, meet leading figures in the industry and get involved with the ancient customs and traditions of the Livery.

For further information about the Future Leader Award, please contact David Emanuel on 07768 765 967 or email

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