CW Awards 2017: Consultant of the Year revealed

ConstructionWeekOnline reveals the winner of its Consultant of the Year Award, which was presented at the Construction Week Awards 2017 in Dubai

Find out which nomination scooped Consultant of the Year at the <i>Construction Week</i> Awards 2017.
Find out which nomination scooped Consultant of the Year at the <i>Construction Week</i> Awards 2017.

WSP was named Consultant of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

The consultancy was applauded by the judges for its commitment to the personal development of its employees, and its contributions to the UAE’s updated Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice.

One panellist heaped praise on the consultancy for its wide range of projects, investment in training and development, and commitment to workplace equality.

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Gurminder Sagoo, WSP’s Middle East business development director, said: “When you look at the actual competition that we were up against, it’s a real honour to be able to come out here and win this award.

“It’s a feeling beyond explanation to be part of the fabric of the Middle East’s construction industry.”

Anthony Green, operations director at WSP, added: “One of the aspects that the judges liked about our nomination was our focus on people and their professional development. At the end of the day, they are the ones who truly make the difference.

“The attraction and retention of the best talent and people in the Middle East is exactly why WSP won the award.”

Arcadis was named this year’s Highly Commended Consultant.

Other shortlisted nominations included Atkins, Aurecon, Parsons, Pascall+Watson, Ramboll, and WME Engineering Consultants.

An independent panel of judges, comprising eight of the Middle East’s foremost construction experts, selected winners in 14 categories at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

The event was supported by Gold Sponsors ALEC, HPBS, HBF, EB, National Engineering Bureau (NEB), and Union National Bank (UNB); Silver Sponsors Arabtec, Depa, Future Metro, and WME Consultants; Category Sponsors Construction Computer Software (CCS), DeSimone Structural Engineers, JLG, Kone, Multiplex, and Ramboll; Social Media Partner, WSP; and Post-Event Celebration Sponsor, BAM International.

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