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.
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.
Crown Agents Bank
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.