We’re proud of the prestigious awards and accreditations achieved in recognition of our talented teams, exacting standards and forward-thinking approach.
Premises & Facilities Management (PFM) Awards 2023
Account Director of the Year & Special Recognition Award
The Premises & Facilities Management Awards were set up three decades ago to acknowledge and award exceptional partnerships between facilities management providers and their clients.
We couldn’t be prouder at 14forty for not one, but two, of our exceptional team members winning an award at this renowned event – Jackie Kennedy with a Special Recognition Award and Ian Hillard with Account Director of the Year.
IWFM Impact Awards 2023
Winner of the Frontline Heroes Award
Our very own Jackie Kennedy won the coveted Frontline Heroes category at the IWFM Impact Awards, held on Monday 16th October 2023 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.
Jackie has been a valued member of our cleaning team at the Essar Refinery in Stanlow, Cheshire, for 13 years, but it is her selfless and community-minded spirit that won over the IWFM judges.
Jackie continuously thinks of ways to raise money for good causes, as well as devoting her own time to support those who are less fortunate.
BUILD Facilities Management Awards 2023
Leading Providers of Bespoke FM Services
Now in its fifth year, BUILD magazine’s Facilities Management Awards honour exceptional performance and innovation of businesses and individuals operating within the facilities management (FM) industry across the world. In recognition of our dedication to the sector, 14forty have won the ‘Leading Providers of Bespoke Facilities Management Services 2023 for South East England’.
BUILD’s Facilities Management Awards offer a platform for FM professionals to highlight their efforts and showcase their achievements. The 14forty team won this award by demonstrating their solid expertise in facilities management, along with dedication to client satisfaction and commitment to quality.
Global FM Awards of Excellence 2023
Winners of the Highly Commended Award
The Global FM Awards of Excellence shines a light on organisations for their commitment and success in the world of FM practice. In 2023, our progressive approach to employee catering won us the ‘Highly Commended’ award, particularly referencing our ‘Putting Wellbeing at its Heart’ project.
For this, we partnered with the University of Cambridge to design and introduce PACE labelling on each dish, which explains to our client’s employees how many steps they’d need to take to use up its calories.
The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2023
Contract Catering Chef winner
Executive Chef, Wayne Corbett was named the Contract Catering Chef winner at The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards. Our team is what sets us apart and we’re proud to have some of the industry’s top talent on our side, doing what they love best for our clients.
Wayne brings his passion and expertise to workplace catering across six of our client sites. From menu planning to foodservice presentation and waste management, he truly goes above and beyond.
Contract Catering Magazine Awards 2023
Winner of the Innovation Award
Harry Ridley has won the Contract Catering Magazine Award for Innovation! As our Automation & Emerging Technology Product Manager, Harry's ground-breaking efforts in frictionless bars have transformed customer experiences by slashing wait times and boosting revenue.
Our innovation journey continues with us delving into tray scanning tills at five live sites and many more in the pipeline.
International Salon Culinaire 2023
Craft Guild of Chefs National Team of the Year
The International Salon Culinaire has long been a stage for showcasing top culinary talent, helping to launch the careers of renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsey, Nick Vadis, Antony Worrall-Thompson and Glynn Purnell. In elite chef company, we're ecstatic to celebrate our team's outstanding accomplishments.
We'd like to spotlight Neil Mulhearn and Jez Nutsford, who secured bronze in the Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef Team of the Year. A huge well done to our newly promoted head chef Nicola Harper for earning bronze in the Starter Plates category, and to Jason Trotman and Neil Mulhern for their bronze and merit awards. Fostering a culture of excellence and inspiring our teams to reach their full potential is a core value for us.
Rising Star Award 2023
WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Award winner
Congratulations to our Culinary Lead Gemma Evans-Hurley, one of this year’s WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Award winners. The Rising Star Awards are one of the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline, recognising industry trailblazers and role models. It comes as no surprise to us that Gemma was nominated for her exceptional culinary talent and ability to motivate and inspire colleagues.
Using her passion to encourage others, Gemma has helped us build our Women in Food initiative, which aims to tackle the shortage of female chefs in the industry, into a community of nearly 300 employees - up from just six in 2021. A fantastic achievement!
IWFM Impact Awards 2022
Winners of the Wellbeing Award
14forty represents a prominent voice within the facilities management community, and that’s why we’re long-standing members of the internationally recognised Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management (IWFM) and the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA).
Recently, our outstanding efforts in the FM Industry have secured the Wellbeing Award at the 2022 IWFM Impact Awards.
Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards 2022
Bally Purewal, our operations director, has been highly commended at the 2022 Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards. He was a finalist in the Retail, Hospitality and Tourism category, which recognises multicultural British apprentices, their employers and learning providers.
It’s a real honour for Bally, who has just completed a Level 7 Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship at Aston University, backed by 14forty. It’s great news for our clients, too, because he’s bringing back the learning to our business to ensure we do an even better job for you!
Bally said: “I had total support from 14forty and my family to take the apprenticeship and I’d recommend it to anyone. I’m so proud to be highly commended. Now I’m using everything I learned to make the customer experience for our client partners even better.”
Culinary World Cup 2022
Silver Medal in the ‘Culinary Art’ category
Our Executive Chef, Wayne Corbett has won a silver medal in the ‘Culinary Art’ category at the Culinary World Cup 2022. Organised by Vatel-Club Luxembourg, the association of professional chefs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Culinary World Cup is a part of the Expogast Culinary Fair in Luxembourg. Chefs representing countries from around the world enter in teams and as individuals across a range of categories including senior and junior team awards, community catering and pastry.
Wayne was selected to join the culinary team of The Craft Guild of Chefs, the leading chefs’ association in the UK, and was entered into the Culinary Art category. Wayne and his team produced a delicious five-course fine dining menu and seven-piece finger food menu, which was led by Sous Chef Rick Owens. The Craft Guild of Chefs culinary team won an honorary diploma for their chocolate showpiece and two individual Culinary Art silver medals, one being Wayne’s. Wayne is one of our most experienced chefs and has worked on some of our biggest clients over his 14 years with us.