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PwC is the proud sponsor of the PMI UK National Project Awards

Finalists announced for the PMI UK National Project Awards

The Project Management Institute (PMI) recognises excellence against a backdrop of new ways of working

Project Management Institute UK, in association with PwC, are delighted to announce the finalists for the UK National Project Awards along with the date for the gala dinner on 15th July 2021, where the overall winners will be announced.

Ciaran Smith, President at PMI UK said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s lives, business and the economy since the start of 2020. These awards recognise excellence across the project management profession in what has been a challenging year. In addition to six individual and project award categories, the special award this year (as nominated and decided by public vote) recognises the UK’s best Covid-19 response project. I would like to thank all entrants who have provided a difficult job for the judging panel! The overall winners of each category will be revealed at our gala event on 15th July.”

Jessica Parthezius, Partner at PwC said: “Organisations across the UK and beyond are embracing new ways of working and this is reflected in the success of projects over the last year. The UK has responded to these challenges in such a positive manner and we are delighted to be recognising project excellence at this challenging time. Projects are now being delivered differently and driven by a sense of urgency around new priorities, many shaped by Covid-19. With lives returning towards normality, we are looking forward to continued excellence in project management along with recognising the best talent across the UK.”

The finalists are

1. Project of the Year [Public Sector] - sponsored by Vitality

  • NHS Nightingale Hospital, Bristol
  • Transport for London: Congestion Charge Review project
  • Office for Nuclear Regulation: State System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Materials project

2. Project of the Year [Private Enterprise] - sponsored by Fruition IT

  • Arup: Procter & Gamble R&D facility, Reading Campus project
  • Hermes: Delivery Network Capacity project
  • Secure Trust Bank: Project Darwin, workplace transformation

3. PMO of the Year - sponsored by Infor

  • HM Land Registry Transformation PMO
  • Home Group PMO
  • Wessex Water IT PMO

4. Early in Career Project Professional of the Year - sponsored by HSBC

  • TSgt James Beasley, USAF/RAF
  • James Pearce, Rolls-Royce
  • Megan Hampton, Microsoft
  • Muhammad Bhoyroo, Openreach

5. Project Management for Social Good - sponsored by Afrissance

  • Foodprint: social supermarket and surplus food redistribution network
  • Future Brew: environmental and sustainable brewing
  • Zero Waste Scotland: anti-litter consumer behaviour campaign

6. Project Professional of the Year - sponsored by Stoneseed IT

  • Carlos Eduardo Martins Serra
  • Dr Lihong Zhang, University of Manchester
  • Jenni Borg, Ministry of Justice

7. Covid-19 Special Award - sponsored by PwC

  • Aberdeen City Council Covid-19 Remote, Secure Collaboration Programme
  • AstraZeneca/University of Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine
  • Covid-19 Testing Network
  • HMRC Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
  • HMRC Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employed Support Scheme
  • NHS Business Service Authority Implementation of Covid-19 Mobile and broadband enhancements for NHS staff
  • NHS Nightingale Hospital North West (Manchester)
  • NHS Volunteer Responders
  • RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of Covid-19 Therapy) trials of dexamethasone to reduce patient mortality
  • Refugee Action Covid-19 Response

The awards black-tie gala dinner, one of the UK’s premier project management events, will be held on Thursday 15th July at PwC offices, More London. This year the event will also include a virtual element to enable participation from wherever you are based in the UK. This will be a glittering celebration of the profession, recognising excellence from across industry sectors. 

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Jessica Parthezius

Jessica Parthezius

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7803 455729

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