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APM is very pleased to announce the winners of the APM Project Management Awards 2017, sponsored by RPC UK Limited

This year the awards reached its most diverse range of entrants and projects through the introduction of new categories, recognising the ever expanding reach of the project profession. New categories included sector specific project awards, PMO of the Year award and Project Management Consultancy of the Year.

The growing range of awards mirrors the expansion of our profession and this year marked the first Awards ceremony as a Chartered profession, which was an additional cause for celebration!

“Chartered is a recognition of a profession seeking to drive up standards of knowledge, competence and behaviour for the wider benefit of society… And tonight is an important part of that process of building our profession – that of recognition and reward for both service and achievement,” said APM President, David Waboso in his opening speech.

Held at Old Billingsgate in London, the night was hosted by world-renowned political editor and presenter John Pienaar and saw the cream of the project management profession and their peers come together to celebrate and recognise their success.

The winners of this year's APM Project Management Awards 2017 are:

  • Project of the Year (overall winner)

Sponsored by Hyde Park Solutions Ltd: NCSC – Establishing the National Cyber Security Centre

Project of the Year sub categories, all sponsored by Hyde Park Solutions Ltd:

Project of the Year – IT and Technology

Arup – Wessex Integrated Programme Office Workbank App

Project of the Year – Transformation

NCSC - Establishing the National Cyber Security Centre

Project of the Year – Specialists 

WYG – Road/Rail Transfer Point (RRTP), Glen Douglas

Project of the Year – Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure

Turner & Townsend – Spire Manchester Hospital

  • Social Project of the Year 

Sponsored by Provek Limited: WYG – Community Action Nepal: Building Back Better

  • Programme of the Year 

Sponsored by Program Framework: Renfrewshire Council – Tackling Poverty in Renfrewshire

  • Overseas Project of the Year 

Sponsored by Ramboll: Babcock Defence Systems Technology - South Korean Jangbogo III Project

  • PMO of the Year

Sponsored by Wellingtone PPM Intelligence: The Open University – Do less. Do it better.

  • Shell HSSE

Sponsored by Shell: Siemens - Western Link HVDC Interconnector Project

  • Young Project Professional

Sponsored by Defence Equipment & Support: David Cross – Rolls-Royce plc.

  • Project Professional

Sponsored by Atos: Mark Geoghegan – Defence Equipment & Support

  • Project Management Consultancy of the Year

Pcubed (Program Planning Professionals Ltd)

  • Project Management Company of the Year

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell)

  • Sir Monty Finniston 

Neil Couling CBE – Department for Work & Pensions
On the presentation of this award APM President David Waboso said, “Neil is an exemplar for the quality and dedication of many public sector project managers and will, I hope appreciate this award as recognition not just for himself - but also the thousands of public sector professionals who share his desire to make life better for everyone in this country and do so in incredibly difficult circumstances.”

  • Mike Nichols

Sponsored by the Nichols Group:


Education Performance and Delivery Unit (PADU) – Khadijah Abdullah


Nurjahan Khatun, founder of the ‘I Dare U Foundation’

  • Academic awards

Sponsored by BAE Systems

Brian Willis 

Grace Gerety, Lloyds Banking Group

Geoffrey Trimble

Deborah Susan Hather from Cranfield University – How Project Complexity can affect Organisational Learning

Herbert Walton

Karen Thompson from Bournemouth University – A Framework for using Social Media in the Practice of Project Management



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