Contribution to Project Management Award 2021: Company or Consultancy

We think it’s crucial that whatever their size, structure or industry, organisations should be rewarded for leaving a positive legacy for the project profession and project management practice. 

The contribution to project management: company/consultancy category is for project management companies and consultancies operating in any sector to manage and/or deliver projects of any size. Judges are looking for organisations who want to stand out in two ways; firstly, by committing to positive and meaningful progression of the project profession (which may include the development of project professionals and knowledge/best practice sharing) and secondly, by delivering excellence in project management practice (demonstrated by a positive and measurable impact from projects and/or programmes that they have managed and/or delivered).  

We require entrants to all contribution to project management categories to produce a submission of up to 3,000 worddetailing how they have met the judging criteria. Entrants may also submit up to four supporting images or graphics only (no text apart from captions). Video and audio is not accepted as part of the submission. 

The contribution to project management categories all consist of two stages, the first stage is the written submission mentioned above and the second stage requires all finalists to present virtually to a panel of judges. They are open to organisations across all sectors globally.

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Looking for inspiration? View our 2020 winner and finalists below


PROJECT: Rolls-Royce PLC: Pioneering PM
ENTERED BY: Leanne McCulloch

Rolls-Royce is one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies. At our Civil Aerospace Business based in Derby, we develop, manufacture and maintain gas turbine engines to power wide-body aircraft. In 2018, with an unprecedented order book, Programme Management was identified as a core business competency to drive future growth and profitability.

Pioneering Programme Management (‘Pioneering PM’) was launched to meet this business need: to engage and continue to professionalise our community of approximately 850 PMs world-wide putting Programme Management in Rolls-Royce on the map. Through multiple complimentary projects we have driven a step change in performance and revolutionised the function.



PROJECT: Royal Dutch Shell: Shell Project Academy Competence Development Framework  
ENTERED BY: Guus Van Ekelenburg

This submission outlines Shell’s project delivery excellence and hones its growth internally by assuring the requirement for competent people, and as a model to replicate externally. It is supported by Shell Project Academy (SPA) and its Assessment & Accreditation pillar. Since its inception, SPA has contributed to Shell’s recognition in Project Management. More recently it has:

  • demonstrated its commitment to the project profession via recent achievements emphasising intent and rigour making it a more compelling process;
  • maintained its alignment through ChPP accreditation; and
  • reaffirmed its support to APM ambitions by ensuring global reach and safeguarding excellence.


PROJECT: WSP: Strengthening Project Leadership Programme
ENTERED BY: Nick Hubbard

WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing technical expertise and strategic advice to the built and natural environment. Projects are the means by which we impart our technical expertise, delight our clients, and sustain a successful business; the development of our project professionals and wider project management capability is therefore critical to that continued success.

Our Strengthening Project Leadership (SPL) programme, combined with a mature project lifecycle and a culture of learning, collaboration and innovation has enabled WSP to deliver outstanding outcomes to our clients and make a significant contribution to the profession.

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