BEI Awards Shortlist and Weekly Update — 25th January 2019

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Dear Members and friends,

This week I had the pleasure of distraction from everything Brexit-related by focusing on the British Expertise International Awards 2019 and reading through the many entries we received in preparation for the judging. Thank you to our judging panel, expertly chaired by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, and ably supported by Philip Bouverat (JCB), Dervilla Mitchell (Arup), Steve Burgin, Charles Duff (NSCE International) who met at Grafton Street on Tuesday to cast their votes.

Entries were many and the range of projects showcased the truly global capability the UK professional services sector has to offer. Judging was a challenge and the debate was intense in all categories but we have arrived at a shortlist, which we are delighted to share with you.

The organisations short listed for the British Expertise International Awards 2019 are:

International Business of the Year

  • Bechtel
  • Mott Macdonald
  • Turner & Townsend

International SME Business of the Year

  • Cargostore Worldwide Trading
  • McFarlane Telfer
  • Trivandi

Young Consultant of the Year

  • Fabiola Esposito — Palladium
  • Nicki Spence — Cardno Emerging Markets
  • Jehanzeb Khan — Palladium

International Architecture & Design Project

  • Bogle Architects — Early Learning Village, Singapore
  • Jestico & Whiles — The British Council, Sri Lanka

International Infrastructure Project (Below £100 Million)

  • Knight Architects — Kienlesbergbrucke Ulm, Germany
  • WYG — UK Naval Support Faculty (UKNSF)

International Development: Physical Project

  • Cardno Emerging Markets — Improving Rural Access in Tanzania
  • Mott Macdonald — Blue Gold Programme, Bangladesh

International Development: Non-Physical Project

  • Cardno Emerging Markets — Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H), Kenya
  • Coffey International Development Europe — Strategic Support to the Ministry of Interior (SSMI), Afghanistan
  • Crown Agents Bank — Solutions in 30 countries; providing financial access to local FIs and NPOs
  • HR Wallingford — Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Caribbean Water Sector
  • IMC Worldwide — Rural Access Programme (RAP) CONNECT, Nepal
  • Met Office — WISER (Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa) Multi Hazard Early Warning Services in Tanzania
  • Mott Macdonald — TRF+, Pakistan
  • Palladium — Partnerships for Forests (P4F)

International Positive Social Impact Award

  • Adam Smith International — AJACS-Syria Access to Justice and Community Security
  • Arup — Making Safety Fashionable: Improving the Resilience of Bangladesh’s Garment Industry
  • Cambridge Education — Developing Effective Private Education in Nigeria (DEEPEN)
  • Charlie Goldsmith Associates — CGA’s Work in Supporting Education in South Sudan
  • Pell Frischmann — Ecological Rejuvenation of Powai Lake, Mumbai, India

International Collaborative Project

  • Adam Smith International — Somalia Stability Fund II
  • Coffey International Development Europe — Jamil Thabiti — Improving Community Security, Kenya
  • IMC Worldwide — Connect to Grow
  • Palladium — The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF)

Congratulations to all.

The winners will be announced at our annual Awards Dinner, Wednesday 17 April at the Royal Kensington Hotel, London where His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester and I will be joined by Baroness Fairhead CBE, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department for International Trade, to award the prizes. We aim to celebrate the endeavours of our members, friends, stakeholders and Her Majesty’s Government at this prestigious event and all are welcome. Booking is open.

Further details on our confirmed events programme can be accessed below. We hope to see you all soon.

Best wishes,

Tracey Smith, Chief Executive Officer
British Expertise International

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