This year, the competition for the most prestigious awards in project controls continued to expand, attracting an impressive number of entries from across the world .

On Wednesday, 6th September, the Global/UK Project Controls Expo Awards 2023 revealed a shortlist of finalists across 10 distinct categories, which featured over 40 organisations and individuals from a wide range of industries.

In acknowledgment of the next generation of project managers, this year, we launched a specific category in recognition of those project management apprentices who have demonstrated the necessary skills to lead a project successfully.

Similarly, we continued with our existing project controls apprentice category, which focused on those individuals who have effectively ensured the successful delivery of outputs, outcomes and benefits to their projects. View the eight apprentice finalists that made it to the shortlist, and which impressed the judges for their can-do attitude and their commitment towards the advancement of the profession and themselves.

Moving to the next newly introduced category for 2023, we have the Global Project Controls Sustainability Project of the Year; a category that looks to shine a light on those sustainability projects or programmes that helped create better assets, better places and better communities, leading to a greater economic & environmentally sustainable future. Whilst also bringing awareness to practical and sustainable approaches that other organisations can learn from, build on and evolve. In the shortlist for this year, we have BAE Systems and Assystem as part of the sustainable projects being featured.

Taking good deeds from the social impact category we found projects with great and complex programmes being delivered across the globe, that are designed to change lives and make society more effective. Amongst the shortlisted organisations in this special category, we have: Bp, ID:MK, Bazelgette Tunnel Ltd. (Tideway), Jacobs & Babcock International Ltd.

Our next category for this year, is for the best project professional, looking to give recognition to an experienced individual who has shown exceptional leadership and is passionate about his/her profession. A total of four project professionals made the cut from the following organisations: Costain, Assystem and Turner Construction International.

And to cap off the individual categories, we will also be awarding a lifetime contribution trophy to a dedicated individual who made a lasting positive impact on the professional community, moved the community forward professionally, and who has been a go-to person for their peers.


Now, moving onto the categories that give focus to organisations, projects or programmes, we have:


The Megaprojects category, encompassing vast infrastructure developments as well as large-scale industrial endeavours, this year, it includes the following shortlisted entries:

  • Crossrail, Bechtel Ltd
  • HS2 - Phase 1 MWCC, Atkins Faithful + Gould & HS2
  • Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm, Iberdrola – ScottishPower Renewables
  • SWITCH Project, Assystem
  • The Ellinikon, Contruent, Jacobs & Mace

Consultancies are now evolving delivering exceptional project outcomes using various advanced methods, with people being innovative to help their clients respond to challenging times. In the shortlist for the Consultancy of the Year category we have: Assystem, Costain, Mace and Turner & Townsend.
Our penultimate category focuses on the innovation projects/programmes that showed groundbreaking achievements and are expected to be an example of well-implemented working processes in the field of project controls. A total of 4 shortlisted projects/programmes have been featured from organisations such as:

  • RBSL & BAE Systems
  • EKFB & PSP
  • nPlan & Transpennine Route Upgrade /li>
  • Gleeds Cost Management Ltd

Lastly, we have the Transformation category, spotlighting projects that were not only successful BUT also transformative. These are the initiatives that look to reshape industries & redefined best practices:

Finalists for this category are:

  • Data & Digital Transformation Journey for Project Controls & Services, North Oil Company
  • Babcock Global Project Management Framework, Babcock International Ltd & Turner & Townsend
  • Integrated Programme Controls Project, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) & Turner and Townsend
  • Submarines Digitalisation of Project Management (DoPM), BAE Systems
  • Transforming Scaled Performance Management in DE&S (Known as PC Tailoring), DE&S and Equinox (A JV of Turner & Townsend and Jacobs)
Who will win the 10 trophies up for grabs in 2023? This year's celebration of success promises to be an unmissable social event for the professional community. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 7th November 2023, when this exciting event will unfold at London Wembley Stadium.