Faithful+Gould Selected as APM Awards Finalist for Programme of the Year

Jo Robson
Faithful+Gould has been selected as a finalist for the programme of the year award by the Association for Project Management (APM).

Faithful+Gould, alongside parent company Atkins, has been recognised by the APM for its work with EDF Energy on the Japanese Earthquake Response (JER) programme. This programme of activity was put in place following the serious nuclear accident at the Fukushima power plant to ensure that the lessons learned from Japan were incorporated into the UK’s nuclear facilities.

"We helped deliver a complex three year £180m programme, well ahead of potential duration and budget, which is really satisfying."

Chris Taylor, Faithful+Gould's Head of Industry - UK & Europe

The programme had a unique safety focus and challenge; how to enhance the safety margins of the UK’s nuclear facilities to protect against unpredictable and extreme events. This saw over 100 separate projects being implemented, with over 10,000 assets procured, 1,500 emergency role holders being trained and more than 1,400 contracts being placed. Ultimately, this very large and complex programme was complete by the third anniversary of Fukushima and helped ensure EDF Energy’s reactors could continue to operate.

Chris Taylor, Head of Industry - UK & Europe at Faithful+Gould, commented: "To be chosen as a finalist by the APM for the programme of the year award is outstanding and is testament to what a great programme the team delivered. We helped deliver a complex three year £180m programme, well ahead of potential duration and budget, which is really satisfying."

Last month Faithful+Gould announced a new business focus on integrated project and programme management services. While its clients will continue to be advised by specialists in every aspect of construction, this will all now be underpinned by an ethos of integrated project and programme management.

The awards, to be held in London on 3 November, celebrate the best in project and programme management from across the industry. Only four firms per category are selected by the APM as a finalist in each category, ensuring the competition is extremely intense and it is a significant achievement to be selected as a finalist.