British Expertise International Awards 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

The results are out; the judges have spoken and here are British Expertise International Awards 2019 results. Well-deserved congratulations to the winners and indeed to all the companies that were shortlisted and participated. Congratulations to one and to all!

British companies continue to deliver exceptional capabilities internationally, it is only right to celebrate and showcase some of these achievements. There are many opportunities for UK plc on the international stage, the challenges are plenty, some risks exist, but the potential rewards make it all worthwhile. In an ever-changing world where peace and conflict, wealth and poverty live side by side, these projects are an inspiration the people who benefit from them and the organisations that deliver them.

To our sponsors, Crown Agents Bank and Adam Smith International, thank you for your support. We look forward to a bigger and better BEI Awards in 2020.

International Business of the Year

WINNER — Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald launched a new global business strategy in 2017 following an intensive review of its operations in the context of changes the company had seen gathering pace in its business environment. This strategy is part of a wider change programme involving other core streams, including a new people strategy, transformation to digital operation and a new corporate brand.

International SME Business of the Year

WINNER — Trivandi

Trivandi is an international consultancy that specialises in planning, delivery and operational advice on major projects in the sports, leisure and event sectors. Trivandi’s knowledge of international events and their expertise allows them to bring world class events to the UK and the rest of the globe.

Young Consultant of the Year

Sponsored by Adam Smith International

WINNER — Jehanzeb Khan, Palladium

Over the past six years Jehanzeb has supported governments and citizen groups in lower middle-income states to better address critical constraints to growth and effective service delivery. His work on DFID, World Bank 
 and SIDA programmes has included long term placements to improve accountability in the health system in Pakistan, to reform the governance of service delivery in Nigeria and to address economic policy constraints in Kyrgyzstan.

International Architecture & Design Project

WINNER — Bogle Architects
Early Learning Village, Singapore

A world first in pre-school facilities, the Early Learning Village, Singapore, delivers a multi-cultural, flexible environment with capacity for 2,100 children from nursery to kindergarten age, as well as 400 support staff. The Early Learning Village represents an extraordinary milestone in the delivery of international pre-school education.

International Development: Physical Project

WINNER — Cardno
Improving Rural Access in Tanzania

Improving Rural Access in Tanzania (IRAT) was a highly effective and well managed project that has made a significant contribution to improving rural transport outcomes in Tanzania. The improvements delivered by this project go beyond simple transport cost and time savings. Communities have reported better access to services including health and maternity, schools and agricultural outreach services.

International Development: Non-Physical Project

WINNER — IMC Worldwide
Rural Access Programme (RAP) CONNECT, Nepal

Since 1999, within the UK Aid-funded Rural Access Programme (RAP), IMC Worldwide has built 1,000 kilometres and maintains 2,000 kilometres of roads connecting Nepal’s poor rural communities to services such as market, healthcare and education. RAP’s economic development component, CONNECT, aims to boost the economy in the remote Mid and Far West of Nepal by making roads work for the poor.

International Infrastructure Project (below £100 Million)

WINNER — Knight Architects
Kienlesbergbrücke in Ulm, Germany

The ‘Kienlesberg Bridge’ (“Kienlesbergbrücke”) is a combined tram, cyclist and pedestrian bridge crossing a busy railway site in Ulm, Germany. The 270m-long crossing is the keystone in Ulm’s new ‘Line 2’ network providing a north-south connection linking the city centre with the science park. The bridge provides a safe and enjoyable new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists while spanning 14 railway tracks.

International Positive Social Impact Award

Sponsored by Crown Agents Bank

WINNER — Adam Smith International
Syria Access to Justice and Community Security (AJACS)

The Free Syrian Police was created by a few defectors from Assad’s security forces and grew to a 3,500-strong unarmed community police force that protects communities from terrorist incursion, petty crime, as well as resolving personal disputes. This much-appreciated force has brought a rare source of stability and human rights to beleaguered Syrian communities, thanks to funding from six donor governments through the AJACS project and implementation by Adam Smith International and Creative Associates.

International Collaborative Project

WINNER — Palladium
Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF), Tanzania

With a focus on market driven solutions, HDIF catalyses the development, testing and scaling of innovative models of service delivery, information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), and product solutions in health, education and WASH. Since its launch, HDIF has funded and provided technical support to 43 grantees, reaching 20 regions of Tanzania.

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