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Association for Project Management (APM) has announced the finalists for its APM Project Management Awards 2019, sponsored by RPC UK Ltd.

Recognising the valuable contribution that project professionals make, the Awards showcase the very best individuals, projects and programmes that the profession has to offer and acknowledges their incredible achievements.

Debbie Dore, chief executive of APM, said:

“This year we’ve had a record number of entries submitted – an increase of 12 per cent compared to 2018. It’s a good reflection of the growing profession and positive acknowledgement of project managers’ hard work and focus on high standards.”

The diversity of sectors that entered the award is further evidence of the profession’s growth. The top 10 sectors that entered the 2019 Awards were:

  • Consultancy (18%)
  • Energy (12%)
  • Defence (10%)
  • Transport (10%)
  • Engineering (8%)
  • Technology (8%)
  • Government (7%)
  • Finance (6%)
  • Education (6%)
  • Life Science/Medical (4%)

Allyn Keown, chairman of the APM Awards 2019, commented:

“The annual APM Awards highlights the pinnacle of the project management profession. Those who put themselves forward to be judged are the elite of an elite.

Finalists for 2019 include the V&A Dundee project, which has been recognised in the Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Project of the Year category. The project, delivered by Turner & Townsend, demonstrates outstanding innovative design, excellence in delivery and represents the centrepiece of the Dundee Waterfront Regeneration.

One of the finalists in the new Contribution to the Profession category: Charity/Not for Profit is the Scout Association, which has spent the past year developing multiple projects within their programmes of work.

Another new category, Innovation in Projects, saw a project from the RSPB to install renewable energy initiatives become a finalist. The project included installing a biomass boiler and over 700 solar panels across the RSPB’s nature reserves.

Continuing with the sustainability theme, the Social Project of the Year category saw Transport for London’s low emission bus zones project recognised in the list of finalists. The project set out to deliver significant reductions in harmful air pollutants, leading to a reduction of the 9,500 premature deaths caused each year by long-term exposure to air pollution.

The next step in the judging process will be to select the winners in each category. This will include stage two presentations in certain categories, which will take place in London during the first week of September.

Winners will be announced at the prestigious, black-tie awards ceremony on Monday 18 November at Old Billingsgate, London. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to network with peers during a fabulous drinks reception, enjoy a sumptuous three-course gala dinner with colleagues and following the award announcements, celebrate with the very best of the profession at the glittering after-party. Several table packages are available to suit requirements. 

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