APM award winners confirm the talent that exists in the project management industry [Video]
Posted by APM on 3rd Nov 2010
Twenty-four hours after the announcement of the Governments Comprehensive Spending Review, the APM Project Management Awards 2010 served to demonstrate the critical role the project management profession plays in UK society today.
With the top 43 major projects held within the UK Government portfolio worth more than 200bn alone*, the awards demonstrated a full range of success for the profession in the last year.
The National Air Traffic Service took the prestigious BNFL Award and Project of the Year for their 180m Prestwick Air Traffic Control Centre, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Handling one million flights, 10% of all flights in Europe entering UK airspace every year, the project is the final element of the UKs air traffic control modernisation strategy implementing technologies that offer more airspace, reduced aircraft emissions and improved flight safety.
Consultancy Turner & Townsend were double winners taking the Overseas Project of the Year and the coveted Project Manager of the Year award. Matthew Pendergast, said winning was one of the proudest moments of my life adding Im just absolutely bowled over to be successful tonight.
Pioneering project manager Dr Martin Barnes CBE, APM president, was awarded the lifetime achievement Sir Monty Finniston Award. Dr Barnes hailed APMs commitment to developing the profession, saying: I dont believe that in the history of our country, or even perhaps the world, theres ever been a profession which has created and brought to maturity an influence within a shorter time as the APM has done.
Other winners on the night were Devonport The Peoples Park, Plymouth City Council (Community Project of the Year), Managing Reconstruction after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, WSP International (International Relief and Development Project of the Year), Aqueducts & Large Diameter Trunk Mains Clean & Maintain Programme, United Utilities (Programme of the Year), Mott MacDonald (Project Management Company of the Year) and Neil Crewdson, Sellafield Ltd (Young Project Manager of the Year).
Hosted by Bill Turnbull from BBCs Breakfast show, the ceremony recognised the achievements of the major projects, companies and individuals over the last year. It was the ideal stage to showcase the wealth of expertise and talent that is clear for all to see within the industry. Further confirmation of the strides the profession is making was seen by the judges of the awards through the commendable entries that were unlucky not to be shortlisted.
A full list of winners and a collection of photos can be found on the APM Awards web page.
*NAO Report (2009) Commercial Skills for Complex Government Projects.