APM announces 2013 Awards Finalists in UK


11 August 2013 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced the finalists for the APM Project Management Awards 2013, practitioners and projects from a wide spectrum of organisations including B&Q, BBC and DHL. The 2013 APM award winners will be announced and honored at the APM Awards dinner on 4 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

130811-pmwj14-award imageTo mark the 10th anniversary of the iconic awards trophy, brand new judging criteria was introduced to recognise the broadening range of possibilities and achievements within project management.  Testament to increasing the scope of the APM Awards is having DIY retail giant B&Q Plc competing for Project Management Company of the Year alongside more familiar names such as Moorhouse and Turner & Townsend.

Another new name to the awards; the BBC are recognised in the Programme of the Year; The W1 Programme, which delivered a state of the art creative hub in the centre of London as the new home of the corporation. Sponsored by Program Framework, this category also features Royal Mail’s London Programme and the Reading Station Area Redevelopment (Key Output 1) by Network Rail.

The largest owner and operator of rail infrastructure in Great Britain also feature in the Project Professional of the Year category with Network Rail’s Steve Green competing alongside William Roe from Dean and Chapter Canterbury Cathedral and Simon Addyman from London Underground Limited.

DHL Supply Chain, the first logistics organisation in the UK to gain APM Corporate Accreditation, have employee Martin Monaghan in Young Project Professional of the Year. Martin will be up against Systems Engineering & Assessment Ltd’s Benjamin Webb and Amit Parekh from BT for the QA-sponsored award.

Along with Project Management Company of the Year, Turner & Townsend have another two chances of getting their hands on a much-coveted trophy. The global programme management and construction consultancy have two entries in Project of the Year sponsored by QinetiQ. Their Redevelopment of Liverpool Central Library and Archive project and Bombardier Cseries Facility line up with the Radar Replacement Programme from NATS.

The Shell-sponsored HSSE (health, safety, security and environment) Award this year sees competition from Sellafield Ltd’s Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS), BAE Systems Maritime Naval Ships for their Safety 1st program and Expro Group’s Subsea Safety Systems Investment Program.

Vying for the newly named Social Project of the Year, sponsored by Project magazine, will be EC Harris LLP for the construction of a new £20m special educational needs school and short break centre in the London Borough of Brent. They will be up against the East Sussex Waste Collection Partnership, who achieved significant savings on the combined waste collection costs of the four partner councils, and the Adult Work Placement Programme from BT (Openreach) which enhanced the skills of long term unemployed people in order to prepare them for employment opportunities.

BT round off a successful year in the APM Awards with Raymond Fullerton being their third entry in the Geoffrey Trimble Award category. Recognising the best Masters post-graduate dissertation, this year’s shortlist also includes Shane Forth from AMEC and Northumbria University’s Lars-Henrik Henriksson.

BAE Systems are once again sponsoring the entire academic awards section as they are partnering the profession in ‘advancing project management professionalism through education’. Alongside the Geoffrey Trimble Award, trophies will be handed out for the Herbert Walton Award and the Brian Willis Award for the year’s highest mark gained in an APMP exam.

Other awards to be presented on the night include the BNFL award and the prestigious Sir Monty Finniston Award, which is the equivalent to a ‘lifetime achievement’ award recognising those who have contributed significantly to the profession.

The APM Awards ceremony on 4th November is set to be a night to remember as it takes place at the stunning London Hilton on Park Lane. Make sure you don’t miss out on what is set to be the most anticipated event of the year by booking your place today at http://www.apm.org.uk/node/138323.

See the complete shortlist of the APM Project Management Awards 2013 finalists

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 19,500 individual and 500 corporate members.  APM’s mission is: “To develop and promote the professional disciplines of project and programme management for the public benefit.”   The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

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Source: Association for Project Management