On 7 August, the Fit-Out Top 500 Leaderboard will go live. FIS is sponsoring the latest online Leaderboard, the series of which is run by Jim McClelland who enjoys a high-profile social media presence on Twitter. The Leaderboards provide league-table-style Twitter rankings for the Top 500 influencers worldwide in key sectors. FIS currently features in the Top 500 for the Built Environment at position number 164, whilst David Frise sits at number 158 and Joe Cilia at number 267.

The aim of the new Leaderboard is to raise social media engagement for our members and promote the finishes and interiors sector to the wider industry.

How will the Leaderboard work?
McClelland is currently taking nominations and populating the Leaderboard; the ranking order will be determined by Klout Score. On Monday 7 August, the first Leaderboard will be published and if you choose to follow the board, you will be notified each Monday via email of your rank and Klout Score.

How can your company feature on the Leaderboard?
FIS has set the criteria to include all those who have an interest in the Fit-Out Sector, including Finishes and Interior Systems such as ceilings, drylining, heritage plastering, operable walls, partitions, plastering and raised-access flooring. To be sure of inclusion, simply send a Tweet to  using the hashtag #FitOutTop500 and include your Twitter name. 

If you have any questions about the Leaderboard, please contact nickysmith@thefis.org

We look forward to the launch of the Fit-Out Top 500 and helping to raise the profile of our members to the wider industry.