Finalists for APM Awards 2014 announced



29 July 2014 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced the finalists for 2014 awards following a record-breaking number of entries. Practitioners and projects from a variety of organisations ranging from RNLI to Heathrow Airport Ltd and BBC to Edge Hill University will be competing for the highly-coveted APM Awards trophy on 3rd November in London.

140729-pmwj25-finalists-IMAGETo recognise the broadening range of possibilities and achievements within project management the APM Awards sponsored by T-Systems will feature up to four finalists per category. The standard of entries continues to grow making the job of the judges harder every year. Therefore, this year will see the start of a select few, who narrowly missed out on being named a finalist, receiving recognition for their hard work. A selection of entries have been merited as highly commended.

Competing for the title of Project Management Company of the Year sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight will be Allstate Northern Ireland, Magnox Ltd, Moorhouse and Shell Projects & Technology.

Magnox Ltd feature in another two categories including Programme of the Year sponsored by Program Framework. The nuclear decommissioning company’s Wylfa extended generation programme will be up against Atkins/Faithful+Gould’s Japanese Emergency Response Programme, BBC’s 1414 Programme and The Irish Water Programme from Bord Gáis Éireann.

Magnox Ltd’s third chance of glory sits with staff member Steve Walters in the Project Professional of the Year category sponsored by Network Rail. Competing alongside Steve will be Daniel Willshire from BAE Systems, Currie & Brown UK Ltd’s Colin Campbell and David Oldham from Edge Hill University.

Young Project Professional of the Year sponsored by Doosan Babcock is an exemplar of the high standard of entries received this year. This extremely contested category saw a tie for fourth place at stage one of the judging process. With nothing separating them it has been decided that five candidates have been confirmed as finalists including Luke Streeter from Atkins, Katie Swanick from Costain Group, Andrew White from EC Harris, Leo Koshutova from Moorhouse and Luke Gaynham from Turner & Townsend.

Contesting for the sought-after accolade of Project of the Year sponsored by QinetiQ will be 4Delivery Limited for their Cleaner Seas for Sussex project, Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd’s Dawlish Sea Wall Emergency Works, United Utilities’ Haweswater Aqueduct – Journey into the unknown and the Jubilee and Northern Line Upgrade (JNUP) by Thales UK and London Underground.

The Shell sponsored HSSE (health, safety, security and environment) Award this year sees competition from CCG(Scotland)Ltd’s Excellence in HSSE Performance, Heathrow Airport Ltd for their Heathrow Terminal 2 Programme, London Underground Ltd’s Signalling & District Line West (SUP Upgrades Programme) and the Biffa Project, Horsham, West Sussex from M+W High Tech Projects UK Ltd.

Those who want to be named as Overseas Project of the Year include the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) from Adam Smith International, the Salkhit Wind Farm, Mongolia by Clean Energy LLC (Mongolia) and SgurrEnergy Ltd (UK), the Expro Angolan Deepwater Subsea Safety System from Expro North Sea Ltd and Serco’s Dubai TOSIM (Airport ATC Simulator).

BT is another company with the remarkable achievement of being named in three award categories. The telecommunications company will be vying for Social Project of the Year sponsored by Project magazine for their Superfast Cornwall project alongside CCG(Scotland)Ltd’s Anderston Phase 3, the Community Energy Development Programme (Malawi) from Community Energy Scotland and RNLI’s (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Made for Life.

BT also has two finalists competing for the Geoffrey Trimble Award for the best Master’s post-graduate dissertation. Farooq Hakim and Deborah Lewis, both from BT, will be up against Effiong Attai from University of Sunderland. The Geoffrey Trimble Award is part of the academic awards sponsored once again by BAE Systems as they partner the profession in ‘advancing project management professionalism through education’.

The Herbert Walton Award will be given to the best PhD dissertation submitted during the year at Doctorate level. The two finalists hoping to have their name called out are Beatrice Chisenga from University of Salford and Sharon McClements from University of Ulster.

The Brian Willis Award will also be handed out for the year’s highest mark gained in an APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification exam.

Also handed out on the night will be 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 Monday 3rd November is set to be a night to remember as it will be hosted by Breakfast business reporter Steph McGovern 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.

See the complete shortlist of the APM Project Management Awards 2014 finalists.

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