The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) is the professional body for workplace and facilities practitioners.
We exist to promote excellence among a worldwide community of over 17,000 and to demonstrate the value and contribution of workplace and facilities management more widely.
We empower professionals to upskill and reach their potential for a rewarding, impactful career. We do this by advancing professional standards, offering guidance and training, developing new insights and sharing best practice. Explore:
As the pioneering workplace and facilities management body, our vision is to drive change for the future. To be the trusted voice of a distinct profession – recognised beyond the built environment for its ability to enable people to transform organisations and their performance.
The IWFM was established in 2018. It builds on the proud heritage of 25 years of the British Institute of Facilities Management.
What is facilities management?
Workplace and facilities professionals are responsible for services that enable and support business performance.
Roles cover management of a wide range of areas including: health and safety, risk, business continuity, procurement, sustainability, space planning, energy, property and asset management. They typically oversee activities like catering, cleaning, building maintenance, environmental services, security and reception.
Beyond the built environment, workplace recognises the joint responsibility of facilities management, IT and human resources to achieve optimal performance between people, technology and work space, anywhere that work happens, including hospitals, hotels, tourist attractions and many other types of facilities.