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14forty celebrates double win at PFM Awards


Leading facilities management provider 14forty is celebrating a double win at the coveted Premises & Facilities Management Awards 2023, after two of its dedicated team members impressed judges to take home the trophies.

Ian Hillard, Transition Director for 14forty at the Essar Oil refinery in Stanlow, Cheshire, scooped Account Director of the Year, whilst one of the company’s cleaning operatives, Jackie Kennedy, won the Special Recognition Award.

Ian led a successful catering and industrial cleaning programme at the refinery during a statutory safety shutdown. His innovative approach included a ‘Super Village’ to serve nutritious dishes in 60 seconds or less, helping teams to carry out inspections, overhaul equipment, install new components and ensure optimal safety.

Special Recognition Award winner Jackie Kennedy, who also works at the Essar refinery, raised £200 for Ukrainian refugees by collecting loose change from the floor while cleaning. One of Essar’s subcontractors expanded this initiative across its European sites, raising £110,000 for the German Red Cross, a society that helps people in need.

Outside of work, Jackie supports young people dealing with homelessness or substance-abuse problems, offering emergency accommodation and a listening ear.  

Ian and Jackie were presented with their PFM awards at a ceremony at the Brewery, on Chiswell Street in London on 01 November 2023.

Mauro Ortelli, Managing Director at 14forty, which is part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “Ian's innovative approach at Essar not only set new standards for project delivery but also tackled challenging targets efficiently, while managing a large, highly skilled workforce.  

“As for Jackie, her impact on the community through her fundraising endeavours and outreach efforts has been truly remarkable. She exemplifies kindness, making her one of the most compassionate individuals I've had the privilege of knowing.

“Ian and Jackie both embody our company's core values, and we take immense pride in their accomplishments.”

The PFM Awards recognise excellence and foster innovation, providing a platform for FM professionals to showcase their achievements and setting gold standards for the industry.

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