APM shortlisted for four awards in UK including Best Association



18 December 2014 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that it has been shortlisted for four industry awards including Overall Best UK Association. APM has also been named as a finalist for Best Association Awards, Best Association Conference in London and Best Use of Social Media in the upcoming Association Excellence Awards that take place in London on 27th February 2015.

141218-pmwj30-best-IMAGEUp against APM in the Overall Best UK Association category will be British Dental Association, British Educational Suppliers Association, Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, HBAA, Local Government Association, National Association of Funeral Directors, PRCA and TIGA (The Independent Games Developers Association).

This is a remarkable end to 2014 for APM as it announced another record-breaking year of achievements. Over the last 12 months APM has achieved the highest ever voter turnout for a board election, become the first ever professional body to achieve the Investors in Volunteers accreditation and increased revenue to an all-time high of £7.5m, highlighting the growth across all areas of the charity.

APM chief executive Andrew Bragg, who stands down from his role at the end of the year, said: “I am personally and professionally proud that the end of my 10 years as APM’s chief executive should be marked by this shortlisting for four prestigious awards – it represents great collective success for APM across a wide range of activity.”

This will be the second time the APM Project Management Conference has been recognised for its excellence by being shortlisted for an industry award. The event was named as a finalist in the 2014 Conference Awards and now APM’s New Frontiers themed event has a chance of glory in the Best Association Conference in London category.

The recent APM Project Management Awards 2014 has been named as a finalist for the Best Association Awards. The profession’s premier awards ceremony this year received a record-breaking number of entries and had the highest number of guests ever to attend the awards dinner, making it the biggest APM Awards in the association’s history.

Being named in the category of Best Use of Social Media emphasises how APM’s online presence is growing in influence and the association is at the forefront of developing online communities. The APM website attracts 590,000 unique visitors each year who access almost four million pages. In addition, APM’s LinkedIn community has over 38,600 members, its Twitter account attracts over 9,600 followers and Facebook has over 2,400 likes, with Google+ and YouTube growing.

The winners of the Association Excellence Awards 2015 will be announced by The Right Honourable Michael Portillo at the lunchtime ceremony on 27th February at the QEII Centre in London.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 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/

Source: Association for Project Management