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Posted by APM on 6th Nov 2014

London Branch corporate members enjoyed a fascinating insight into how to win and the difference it makes to the winner's professional development from last year's winner of the APM Young Project Professional of the Year Awards.

Martin Monaghan won the Award in 2013 for his work with Iceland Foods delivering the project to create an online shoppping service, seconded from DHL. Martin told a fascinated audience about the project he undertook and the ways in which he managed change within a very diffierent organisation from his own. Martin received particular praise from the judges for his outstanding people management skills as well as for successful project delivery.

Martin went on to say that he had been surprised, and delighted, at the global recognition the award has brought him, particuarly from senior management in DHL, leading to new challenging roles within programmes and projects and to his becoming a trainer for DHL's in-house project management training delivered at all levels within the business in order to train new recruits and also to explain the role of project management to senior colleagues not involved in project management.

Having joined DHL as a graduate, Martin feels his professional career has progressed enormously in just seven years and that the Award certainly offers opportunity. He would encourage others to enter and experience the process themselves. Martin's presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session during which members were able to relate their own experience as well as ask Martin for his own views.

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