Why you should enter the APM Awards

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If you have not yet submitted your project management awards entry, then consider this. APM has some brand new categories and sub-categories – there is bound to be a category suitable for you. Do you have something to showcase? A project that you’re proud of? We want to know about it!

As APM is a Chartered body, now more than ever is the time to enter the prestigious APM Project Management Awards 2017, sponsored by RPC UK Ltd. Celebrating project management excellence for over 20 years, the awards recognise the very best the profession has to offer.

For both organisations and individuals, entering the APM Awards is an opportunity to reflect on your achievements and publicise what you have done. Winners of the various awards gain the highest possible level of recognition in front of industry and peers.

Some very good reasons to enter:
  • Entering a submission is free of charge
  • The APM Awards are recognised across the project profession
  • You will be receiving an award from a Chartered body, demonstrating your commitment to the standards and professionalism required
  • Raise your personal profile and be recognised in your field, which can boost your career
  • Each entry is judged on its own merit so the same opportunities are offered to small businesses or global organisations
  • Recognise your staff - winning an APM award adds to your credibility as a business and motivates your employees to continue to deliver high standards
  • Finalists and winners always attract national publicity, both at business and at individual level, increasing their reputation and competitive advantage within the industry
  • The APM Awards’ ceremony is a great networking opportunity

Have a look at our top tips for creating a winning entry and view our You Tube video where past winners share some of their insights as to what made their submission stand out.

Make sure you enter before the deadline of Monday 19 June 2017, and demonstrate the invaluable contribution you, or your company, have made within the project professsion.

If you have any further questions, email awards@apm.org.uk or got to the APM Awards webpage for more details.

Good luck!

John McGlynn, APM chair 


 

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Posted by John McGlynn on 12th Jun 2017

About the Author

John McGlynn, APM chair

John is a director at Atkins, one of the worlds leading design, engineering and project management consultancies known for its breadth and depth of expertise in responding to the most technically challenging and time critical projects. He has 30 years experience of delivering projects in Europe and the Middle East and the last decade he specialised in complex acquisition programmes. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of three institutions the IET, CIPS, APM and is an APM Registered Project Professional (RPP).

He co-chairs the joint working group between APM and the UK International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE UK) looking at ways project managers and system engineers can work together to deliver better programme outcomes through doing the right things at the start of projects and then doing things right through project and programme delivery. He believes that complex projects need both managerial and technical leaders who understand each others needs and can work in an integrated way.

John is an avid supporter of APMs 2020 Strategy and aims to ensure he does all he can to represent members interests in achieving this. He believes APM has done an outstanding job in professionalising the discipline of project management throughout its 40 year history and is passionate about continuing that journey, pushing the boundaries of collective knowledge particularly in the delivery of complex projects.

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