The Association for Project Management (APM) was formed in 1972, with the mission to “Inspire communities to deliver meaningful change for societal benefit by advancing the art, science, theory and practice of project management”. This award-winning association has over 23,000 individual and 570 corporate members making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe. The APM Project Management Awards recognise the very best the profession has to offer, grouped into four different categories. Under the Project and Programme Awards, EPAD LCS was selected to compete with other 5 finalists as the Social Project of the Year for 2017. This category is for the projects with the specific aim of developing solutions that deliver benefits to society and seek to address the concerns of 21st century society.
The APM Project Manager Awards 2017 were held on November 20th, at Old Billingsgate, London. Renowned BBC correspondent John Pienaar was hosting the glamorous evening. The event was attended by more than 600 experienced project professionals. The EPAD project was the only finalist among all category finalists, representing a research project in the medical sector, a ground-breaking research initiative in the field on Alzheimer. IQVIA, The University of Edinburgh and Synapse representatives attended the APM Awards evening.
To learn more about the APM Awards program and to see the list of winners, visit the APM website.
The final submission we made for the entry is available here.
Joseph Milne (IQVIA): It was a great achievement being selected as a finalist, considering that the association informed me that this was a highly popular category in which they received several applications. Although on the night we did not win, this was a great accomplishment for the EPAD project and hopefully has increased awareness and importance of medical projects within the other industries present. Attending was a special experience, listening and meeting with other professionals managing a range of projects and has inspired me to submit again next year (if the chance arises) given the importance and potential of the EPAD project’
Fiona Ramage (IQVIA): It is a tremendous honour to be the only medical project represented as a finalist for an APM Project Management award. We are incredibly proud of our work in Alzheimer’s disease, and to be positioned among an impressive range of projects from across industries is an amazing achievement!
Lynne Hughes (IQVIA): “It is a tremendous honour to be selected as a finalist at the APM. Every other finalist, and the vast majority (if not all) submissions were from the construction and / or engineering field. Thus, we are the only medical project which reached the final which is an amazing achievement!”
Judi Syson (UEDIN): “This was a great opportunity for us to showcase the partnership working involved in the EPAD project, demonstrating how great project management adds significant value to this collaboration between industry and academia. It was an honour for me to represent the academic community at this event.”
Sandra Pla (Synapse): “It is an enormous accomplishment for EPAD to be one of the finalists, we felt very proud to be able to present our project at such distinguished occasion.”