The Pattenmakers’ Young Manager Award

livery-emblem-smallThe Worshipful Company of 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 and of professionals from across the built environment sector in addition to its traditional membership from City institutions and the footwear industry.

The Company operates two Young Manager’s Award schemes which provide career development support to deserving young managers, including one each year from the Facilities Management and Built Environment sector. The successful candidate will be selected by a judging panel of senior members from the FM industry comprising myself, Richard Muir, David Sharp and Kath Fontana.

The Young Manager Award is increasingly popular with each year seeing a record number of entrants and enjoys support from across the FM and Built Environment sectors, including the RICS:

“RICS is delighted to support the Pattenmakers’ Young Manager Award.  RICS promotes the highest professional qualifications and standards and continuing professional development is core to our values.  We hope that this award will enable and encourage the winner to reach their full potential in the Facilities Management profession”  

The winner of this prestigious award will receive expert support to create a varied and bespoke personal development programme including things like off-site courses and work placements designed to broaden their perspectives. The training programme will be developed in full consultation with the winner’s line manager or employer.

The Award will be presented to the winner by the Lord Mayor of London at the Pattenmakers’ Annual Banquet, in the Mansion House during January along with a small financial bursary kindly donated by company from the facilities sector. They will also receive the Freedom of the Livery with the opportunity to apply for the Freedom of the City of London at a later stage.

This is an ideal opportunity to encourage the development of enthusiastic and deserving young people within our industry


We are looking for someone who:

  • Is enthusiastic about a career in FM or the built environment
  • Can demonstrate their commitment to their own personal development
  • 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
  • Is aged 21-32
  • Has the support of their director (or equivalent)

Nominations should be made on the necessary form and require a letter of support from the line manager who puts them forward.  Those selected for interview will be required to meet the judges in London on a date in November.  There is also a Young Pattenmakers’ Dinner the same evening, to which all interviewees will be invited, although attendance is optional.

Nomination  forms can be obtained emailing or calling the FM Guru office on 01908 282915

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