Four firms nominated for project management consultancy of the year

08 August 2018 4 min. read
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Four consulting firms have been announced as in the running for a coveted award celebrating managerial excellence. Arup, CPC Project Services, Pcubed and Gate One have been marked out as the best project management consultancies in 2018, by the APM Project Management Awards.

The APM Project Management Awards is an annual fixture in the professional services calendar, designed to recognise the very best that the profession has to offer. The yearly event covers everything from aspiring young project managers to experienced project professionals managing complex projects and programmes both in the UK and overseas.

The nominations for this year’s awards have been announced, with finalists now preparing for the prestigious awards ceremony, taking place on Monday 26 November 2018 at Old Billingsgate, London. Part of the shortlist released by APM were four firms from the consulting industry, representing the best that the sector has to offer in the way of project management. The Project Management Consultancy of the Year 2018 will be contested by Arup, CPC Project Services, Pcubed and Gate One.Four firms named project management consultancy of the yearArup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists working across every aspect of today's built environment. The firm has around 12,000 employees across the world, and in the UK the firm is regularly tapped to oversee key infrastructural projects. Recently these have included the revamp of London Euston station, and the estate regeneration efforts of Westminster Council.

CPC Project Services is one of the largest independent programme and project management consultancies in the UK. It was established in 1990, and has since spread across seven UK locations, with a headcount in Britain of 185. The firm also enjoys an annual revenue of over £22 million.

Commenting on the firm’s award nod, Steve Mole, CPC Managing Partner said, “We are so proud to have been selected as one of four finalists for this year’s Project Management Consultancy of the Year award.  It is a testament to the professionalism and quality of our people who are dedicated to the industry, and deliver hundreds of successful projects every year.”

Pcubed (Program Planning Professionals) is a global management consulting firm focused on delivering business transformation, programme and portfolio management. The firm is a leading European project management consultancy, combining the strengths of a group of over 1,200 expert consultants to operate across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Four firms named project management consultancy of the year

In a statement via the company’s LinkedIn, Pcubed said, “Our APM Community of Practice has put in a sustained effort to build on our 2017 success and gain recognition for our combined team’s delivery excellence.”

Gate One is a consultancy based in London’s South Bank area, founded in 2013 by Simon Dennis, Tim Phillips, David Holliday and Alex McEvoy. Three years after its inception, Gate One reached the milestone of fifty colleagues – on the back of its growth the firm was named one of UK's top 100 start-ups by for multiple years.

Co-founder Tim Phillips, who is now Managing Director of Gate One, said of his firm’s nomination, “Project management and disciplined delivery sits at the heart of delivering successful transformations. As a firm, we are constantly innovating traditional approaches to better meet our client’s current and future needs to deliver meaningful change. I am delighted to be recognised as a finalist by the APM for the work we do with our clients on their most pressing projects.”