By Becca Wilson
Sustainable Initiative Award is first to be sponsored.
Integrated support service company, ADNH Compass, has sponsored the Sustainable Initiative Award at this year's inaugural facilities management Middle East Awards, on 9 June 2008.
Speaking on its decision to support the Awards, Graeme Tomkins, managing director of business development, said: "Apart from the obvious reason of giving the company a higher profile, we wanted to give something back to the FM industry and also thank facilities management Middle East for raising the profile of the industry throughout the Gulf.
With sustainability now a topical focus throughout the Middle East, ADNH Compass wanted to endorse those companies who are helping drive the initiative.
"Sustainability has a growing profile in the UAE but is still not top of mind for the majority of companies. ADNH Compass makes every possible effort to support sustainability but felt that sponsoring the award would give a boost to those companies who go the extra mile," added Tomkins.
ADNH Compass, a joint venture of Abu Dhabi National Hotels and Compass, currently employs over 17,000 staff in the UAE, Qatar and Egypt. It has also launched the Village Life concept that aims to transform labour camps into communities.
The facilities management Middle East Awards were launched to help raise the profile of the industry and recognise and reward those who have made significant contributions to its development.
For sponsorship opportunities and nominations, please log on to www.itp.net/events/fmawards.
Tomkins added: "The Awards is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the people and best practices that are making our industry great.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.