We’re delighted to announce that we have been named the winner of the ‘Partners in SME Organisations’ with The Shard, in the 2016 PFM Awards.

In June, it was announced that Locale were 1 of 3 finalists in the SME Organisation category, and we’ve been excitedly counting down the days until the awards ceremony ever since. On Wednesday night, our Managing Director Guy Windsor-Lewis, Operations Director Dan O’Gorman and Senior Project Manager Toni Delli-Compagni slipped into their penguin suits (and an evening dress!) and headed to London.

The glittering black-tie event was held in the King George III Room of The Brewery, where the team were treated to a delicious three course meal, alongside our partners from The Shard; Danny Lemon, Annie Panteli, Catherine Loeber and Mary O’Connor.

Of the evening, Toni said

‘’We were seated close to the stage, and all had fun watching the evening’s events. The venue was decorated beautifully, and we enjoyed wonderful food and even better company! It feels incredible to have been recognised alongside The Shard by PFM for all our hard work.’’

Gyles Brandreth did a brilliant job of hosting the event, and the team thoroughly enjoyed watching everyone accept their awards. The Shard scooped up their first award of the evening, ‘Partners in Cleaning’ alongside their partner Principle Cleaning Services… and then it was our turn!

Locale and The Shard were presented with the ‘Partners in SME Organisations’ award, by Gyles Brandreth and John Coiley from Acorn, the award’s sponsor. We couldn’t be more thrilled.

Of the achievement, Dan said

‘’It’s been a real pleasure working with the team at The Shard over the last four years, and it’s fantastic that the product, innovation, and partnership has been recognised by PFM. My Vertical City, the FM portal, has been constantly evolving to address the ever changing demands of the building from construction through to occupation, and it’ll be exciting to see how it develops further over the coming years to maximise value to the occupiers and deliver efficiencies for the team.’’

‘’I’m so proud of my team at Locale, and our partners at The Shard, for achieving the SME Organisations award. Winning this award is a real testament to how we manage our company, and the emphasis we place on our relationship with clients. We’ve achieved so much alongside The Shard on their portal, and to have these achievements recognised by PFM is fantastic.’’ said Guy.

We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the other companies in our category, GRITIT with Housing & Care 21 and Premier Technical Services Group with Mitie. Congratulations on your nominations, and we hope you had a wonderful evening too.

Thank you to PFM Magazine and the event sponsors. Lastly, a huge thank you once again to Danny, Annie, Catherine and Mary for your partnership and your companionship on Wednesday evening – we had so much fun! We’re PFM Award Winners!