The HVCA Service and Facilities Group and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) have signed a formal agreement entitled Partners in FM Excellence.
The agreement was signed at the HVCA headquarters in West London by BIFM chairman Mick Dalton and Malcolm Linsley, chairman of the HVCA Service and Facilities Group, and follows several months of discussions of the ways in which the two organisations can work more closely to deliver enhanced benefits to their members.
Welcoming the new partnership, Mick Dalton confirmed that the BIFM looked forward to working closely with the HVCA, especially as facilities managers recognised the importance of well-designed, well-commissioned and well-maintained environmental systems in today’s demanding work environments.
Mick Dalton said: “BIFM has an active building services special interest group, and this new Partners in FM Excellence agreement can only improve communication between professionals for the good of all.”
On behalf of the HVCA Service and Facilities Group, Malcolm Linsley said that the agreement would enable group members to reach out to a worldwide facilities management marketplace, and would provide a framework for future collaboration between the two organisations on a range of issues of common concern.
The organisations will retain their independence and will continue to offer individual support to their own members.