4 weeks left to enter APM Awards
Posted by APM on 1st Jun 2011
Hurry, there are only 4 weeks left to submit your entry into the APM Project Management Awards 2011. The deadline is Wednesday 29th June for projects of all shapes, sizes and types to be put forward for a chance to win the most sought-after trophy in the industry. Dont miss out on being named amongst the best projects, programmes and professionals in the country, enter the awards today.
The APM Project Management Awards have been recognising the very best in the profession and awarding talent for over 15 years. Matthew Pendergast, winner of Project Manager of the Year 2010, managed the development of Culcheth High School. At 28.5 million, it was the biggest-ever project for Warrington Borough Council and gave Matthew the chance to make a positive difference to the lives of young people. Matt Williamson, Senior Project Manager at Acando, who are sponsoring this years category, firmly believes that true success lies in the values, skills, abilities and passion of the individuals involved. Matt said: The opportunity to recognise individual talent within the project management competence is a special one, the criteria is challenging and the competition will be tough, but we believe that its incredibly important to recognise the huge positive effect that a great project manager can have on their project.
Winner of last years Young Project Manager of the Year award was Neil Crewdson (pictured right). Neil took over as project manager in fraught circumstances, a year after the start of a scheme at Sellafields highly active waste processing facility. Aikona have chosen once again to support the category of Young Project Manager of Year because they are keen to promote and recognise up and coming talent in project management. Mike Kibblewhite, Sales Director at Aikona said: The future of our industry lies with encouraging more people into project management from a young age, with them comes fresh ideas and new approaches.
United Utilities won Programme of the Year 2010 for a number of targeted capital investment programmes. The aqueducts and large diameter trunk mains (LDTM) clean and maintain programme played a major part of the five year asset management plan. Program Framework is now in its fifth year of sponsoring the Programme of the Year award and every year, they are so impressed by the scope of the programmes and the wide variation in applications as they are not all construction projects. Christine Stone, Head of Marketing at Program Framework said: We hear a lot about failed projects, but listening to the enthusiasm and determination of previous winners, it proves that the magic ingredient in successful projects is the people engaged in that delivery process and teamwork.
Christine added: The APM Project Management Awards recognise excellence and the sense of getting it right. We are delighted to continue to support the profession and the high calibre of the people who take part.