Congratulations to Stephen Prowse who last night won the APM Awards Project Professional of the Year. This prestigious award recognises the best within the project management world. Stephen was up against the industry heavyweights from Turner and Townsend, Arcadis (formally EC Harris) and QinetiQ.
As a respected Project Director, HLF Monitor and Mentor, Stephen is no stranger to reviving the past. His slick project management skills has seen him successfully deliver a variety of significant heritage projects such as, the HMS Victory conservation project; The Women of World War Two Memorial on Whitehall; No.10 Storehouse – HMS Hear My Story in Portsmouth; and recently appointed to project manage as part of restoration works at Canterbury Cathedral – The Canterbury Journey.
The recognition for the APM Awards involved the Restoration of Bletchley Park. Stephen stepped in to assist the Trust and make Bletchley Park a vibrant, world class attraction and national heritage site, opening up previously unseen parts of the site, improving the visitor experience through new facilities, orientation, interpretation and restoring 13 listed buildings and landscape, to evoke a sense of World War II conditions.
Stephen’s approach to heritage project management at Bletchley Park and the lessons learned, won recognition in Project magazine for August 2014 and Bletchley Park was named Project of the Year at the recent London and South East Constructing Excellence Awards.
For more details about the Bletchley Park restoration, please look at our case study.
Also at the event, we were finalists for Social Project of the Year for Kennington Park Adventure Playground and One O’Clock Club.
Below is a short video from the Project Professional of the Year finalists.