Successful night for Beca at 2017 Project Management Awards

Beca was delighted to receive two award wins over the weekend at the Project Management Institute of New Zealand (PMINZ) Awards ceremony in Christchurch – the Falcon Training Project Manager of the Year Award and the Ara Institute of Canterbury Emerging Project Manager.

The awards were held on the first night of the New Zealand Project Management Conference - New Zealand’s premier professional development forum for project programme and portfolio professionals, organised by the Project Management Institute.

Iain Sutherland scooped up the Falcon Training Project Manager of the Year Award for his project management of Emerson’s Brewery and Taproom. The award recognises a project manager for a significant achievement or sustained performance, in the project management of a project or multiple projects where PMBOK® principles have been applied and demonstrated. 

Iain said he was humbled to receive such a significant award and national recognition, adding “Thank you to Beca for allowing me to sculpt my own project management career and to Emerson's for entrusting me with the EPCM delivery of their recent greenfield brewery and tap room.”

Henry Marchant was delighted to win the Ara Institute of Canterbury Emerging Project Manager. This award recognises rising talent – individuals who, despite being in the early stages of their project management careers, are already demonstrating that they can make a difference to the project management profession and the companies, organisations and clients for whom they work.

Both Beca winners were recognised for their project work on breweries, with Henry recognised for his work on a greenfield Heineken brewery project in Timor Leste. In an unfamiliar culture and working conditions, Henry applied sound project management principals and provided excellent client service in ensuring that the civil construction was completed to the time, cost and quality standards required.

He says he’s honoured to win the award. “It’s a great feeling to be recognised for my work by the Project Management Institute. The win is also a credit to the support I’ve had from Beca, and the opportunity to work overseas on this project.”

Iain Fraser, PMI Fellow and one of the judges said, “The exceptional standard of both entrants and winners stands testament to the increasingly important role that project, programme and portfolio management plays in business in New Zealand. The winners demonstrated excellence in delivering results through strong leadership, strong use of methodology, and a strong growth mind-set that learns from mistakes.”

Iain Sutherland accepting his award.

Henry Marchant with his award.

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