Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have been named as one of three finalists in the ‘Partners in Expert Services – Large Estates’ category at the prestigious 2021 Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) Partnership Awards, for the management and operation of the UK Defence Training Estate.


The PFM Awards, which are one of the longest running in the FM industry, recognise the essential role that effective partnerships play in delivering service excellence and reward the very best examples of these through a dedicated independent judging panel.

Landmarc and DIO have worked in partnership for almost two decades, delivering the expert services required to enable our Armed Forces to live, work and train on the UK Defence Training Estate. Services include the management and operation of training areas and ranges, explosives safety, built and rural estate management, accommodation services, environmental and conservation support and project management.

The aim of the partnership is to provide the best training experience for our Armed Forces so that they can deploy on frontline operations and return home safely. During the most recent contract, Landmarc and DIO successfully supported over 72 million training days, maintained a customer satisfaction rate of over 99%, and achieved outstanding KPI performance, with more than 99% of inspections and repairs delivered on time in accordance with contractual targets.

Mark Neill, Landmarc Managing Director, said, “The last 12 months have been the most challenging of our time but our partnership has gone from strength to strength, enabling us to remain agile, flexible and responsive to Government and military demands, whilst ensuring that the training estate has stayed operational at all times. It is an honour to be recognised as a finalist in these awards alongside some of the best partnerships in our industry.”

Col Phil Cook, Commander DTE added, “The DTE provides a vital strategic resource that ensures our Armed Forces are prepared for operations worldwide. Our overarching aim, therefore, is that we work together to deliver an efficient estate that is flexible and adaptable to change, whilst being resilient to future challenges. This recognition reflects the achievements of our joint teams and we are proud to be a finalist.”

The winners of all categories in this year’s PFM Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 3 November following a second round of judging during the summer.