British Expertise announce awards shortlist

The shortlist has been announced for the British Expertise International Awards 2020. The awards are the UK’s principle forum for celebrating the very best of UK infrastructure exports and are open to all UK-based professional services firms working internationally. Entries are welcome from all companies and for any individuals that feel they have made an outstanding contribution to the sector.

British Expertise International is the UK’s leading membership organisation for UK-based companies exporting infrastructure services, with a particular focus on the dynamic and growing markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and south east Europe. 

The shortlist is as follows:

International Business of the Year
This prestigious award is made to the UK professional services organisation that is judged to have achieved the most impressive overall business performance internationally during 2019. Judging will be based on clarity of international strategy, achievement of revenue and the provision of a strong case study.

Mott MacDonald
Turner and Townsend

International SME Business of the Year
Small and medium sized businesses can also achieve remarkable success in the international arena. This award will have the same criteria as above, but is open to organisations with fewer than 250 employees.

HR Wallingford
Crown Agents Bank
Landell Mills
The International Governance & Risk Institute (Govrisk) 

International Architecture & Design Project 
British companies have an outstanding international reputation in architecture and engineering design. This award will celebrate the most innovative and influential overseas architecture and design project undertaken by a UK based organisation.

Kilburn Nightingale – British Embassy, Kathmandu 
Populous – Coca-Cola Arena Dubai 

International Development Physical Project
International development work is a strong area for British companies.  This award will go to the most effective international development of a physical project undertaken by a UK based company. 

Cardno Emerging Markets – Improvements of the Roads Maintenance System – Dar-es-Salaam
Mott MacDonald – Energy Security and Resource Efficiency in Somaliland

International Development Non-Physical Project
This award will go to the most effective non-physical development project undertaken by a UK based company. 

Adam Smith International – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Sector Programme 
British Council – Connecting Classrooms 
British Council – Global Language for Resilience Hub 
Cardno Emerging Markets – Research for Community Access Partnership 
Crown Agents – Provision of Value for Money Assessment Services to the Ministry of Finance, Ghana 
HR Wallingford – D-Moss 
Mott MacDonald – The Innovation and Demonstration Catalytic Fund 
Scriptoria – An Advance Cloud Based database – crops in Sub Saharan Africa

International Environmental Impact Award
This award celebrates the efforts of British companies to tackle environmental challenges abroad in the increasingly important struggle against environmental change.

IMC Worldwide – Planning for the integration of Climate Resilience in the Road Transport Sector in Borrowing Member Countries of the Caribbean Development Bank 
Mott MacDonald – Water for Growth Rwanda 
Winch Energy – Sierra Leone, 24 Villages & 1 Community Health Centre

International Positive Social Impact Award
This award will be made to the organisation that is judged to have demonstrated innovation, excellence and lasting positive social impact within the last 24 months internationally.

Adam Smith International - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Sector Programme 
British Council – Ceibal en Ingles 
Mott MacDonald – EQUIP – Tanzania 
Mott MacDonald – Pakistan Education Fund

International Collaboration Project 
Strong partnerships are vital in delivering major programmes.  This award will reward an exemplary approach to collaboration between UK companies and/or with international partners.

British Council – Ceibal en Ingles
British Council – Teaching for All 
ES Global Limited – Jakarta International Velodrome 
ICF – Putting China in Control of its Carbon Emissions 
Mott MacDonald – The Fleming Fund Options Consultancy Services – Maternal and Newborn Improvement 
Resurgence Urban Resilience Trust – Developing Risk Awareness through Joint Action 

Young Consultant of the Year
Inspiring, nurturing and retaining young talent is challenging.  This award provides an opportunity to reward those that already have significant achievements on the international stage and show great future potential.

Alison Bell – Adam Smith International 
Arielle Dove – IMC Worldwide Limited 
Chris Quick – Turner and Townsend 
Ellie Sugden – Crown Agents 
Elsa van Vuuren – Mott MacDonald 
Harri Lee – Social Development Direct 
Hiba Khan – Mott MacDonald 
Ingrida Kerusauskaite – Palladium 
Isabella Di Paolo – Tetra Tech
Lewis Rand – Turner and Townsend 
Nur Saleh – Global Partners Governance

Winners of the awards will be announced at a black-tie celebration dinner on 23 April 2020 which will showcase many of the UK’s most successful and ambitious companies exporting infrastructure services. 

Click here for more information about the British Expertise International Awards 2020.

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