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PwC proudly sponsored the PMI UK National Project Awards

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

PwC, in association with Project Management Institute UK, were delighted to virtually host the UK National Project Awards on 15 July 2021, where the overall winners were 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 recognised excellence across the project management profession in what was a challenging year. In addition to six individual and project award categories, the special award this year (as nominated and decided by public vote) recognised the UK’s best COVID-19 response project”.

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 responded to these challenges in such a positive manner and we are delighted to have recognised 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 winners and finalists for the National Project Awards are:

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

  • NHS Nightingale Hospital, Bristol
  • Transport for London: Congestion Charge Review project
  • OVERALL WINNER: 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
  • OVERALL WINNER: 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
  • OVERALL WINNER: 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
  • OVERALL WINNER: 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
  • OVERALL WINNER: Zero Waste Scotland: anti-litter consumer behaviour campaign

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

  • OVERALL WINNER: 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
  • OVERALL WINNER: RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of Covid-19 Therapy) trials of dexamethasone to reduce patient mortality
  • Refugee Action Covid-19 Response

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Jessica Parthezius

Jessica Parthezius

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7803 455729

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