PA Consulting (PA), the global innovation and transformation consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, has won the “Contribution to the Profession: Consultancy” award at the annual Association for Project Management Awards 2020.
The award recognises the achievements of consultancies in relation to their positive and measurable impact on projects, programmes and portfolios. It also acknowledges organisations for their commitment and actions that have led to positive and meaningful development of the project profession itself.
PA won the award based on its ability to demonstrate that the project profession sits at the heart of what it does. Regardless of whether it’s advising clients, developing their capability or leading projects on their behalf, PA brings ingenuity to projects and programmes, helping clients achieve successful outcomes from their most difficult challenges.
For example, PA helped get a complex technology programme back on track for the Ministry of Justice. PA also played a key role in leading the UK Ventilator Challenge on behalf of the UK government. With more than 5,000 companies and 7,500 people, joining forces to save lives on the NHS front line, PA supported one of the largest mobilisations of innovation, science and engineering since the Second World War.
Paul Adamson, Global Head of Programme and Portfolio Management at PA, comments: “The award is testament to the ingenuity and effort of the PA team, who bring together diverse expertise to shape and deliver our clients’ most complex programmes to help them progress further, faster and achieve enduring results.
“We are committed to providing opportunities for our people to grow, learn and tailor their career paths to work on stimulating assignments that improve people’s lives. This award allows us to look back on 2020 and say with confidence that we have made a huge contribution to the profession.”
Kalpesh Patel, business transformation expert at PA, adds: “It’s fantastic to have won, especially as there were so many strong contenders in our category. At PA, we believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future, and our experience in delivering complex transformation programmes is critical to how we achieve that, both internally and for our clients.”
In presenting the award, host of the APM Awards 2020, Michelle Ackerley, commented: “PA is distinguished by the ingenuity it applies to help clients achieve successful outcomes for often very difficult projects. The judges were particularly impressed by PA Consulting practising what they preach. By transforming its own organisation using the same project management tools they use on their clients’ commissions demonstrates a company that genuinely has PM at its core.”