10 November 2011
Global multi-disciplinary consultancy WYG is celebrating recognition of its international work at last night’s annual British Expertise International Awards in London.
Hosted by HRH the Duke of Gloucester, the highly coveted awards support and recognise the outstanding success of UK professional services throughout the world for their excellence in design, planning, management and construction of overseas projects.
WYG received ‘Consultancy Project of the Year’ for project management of the Samtskhe-Javakheti Road rehabilitation project in Georgia and was also shortlisted for the ‘Development Project of the Year’ award in recognition of work undertaken in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa on local economic development.
Commenting on the win, Gordon Lamond, MD International Technical Services, WYG said: “This was a challenging project involving the rehabilitation of 220 km of highway across inaccessible and difficult terrain, successfully delivered despite testing climatic conditions, a demanding timetable and against the background of a complex and challenging political situation, including the military conflict which erupted in the country in 2008. We are delighted that the award recognises not only these challenges but also the immense benefits resulting from the project in terms of the improved economic and social development.”
Keith Cook, MD International Socio-economic Services WYG added: “Both projects showcase WYG’s diverse range of expertise and winning ‘Consultancy Project of the Year’ and being shortlisted for ‘Development Project of the Year’ demonstrates our strength across both socio-economic and technical sectors. Our six-year, EU-funded programme in South Africa has been recognised by all stakeholders as having fostered an innovative and integrated approach to coordinating and delivering sustainable local economic development in Eastern Cape, the second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces. Our team has supported the start up and growth over well over 100 wealth-creating entrepreneurial partnerships, particularly in the agricultural sector, helping change lives for the better.”
<pclass=bodycopy align="left><strong">Photo caption:L/RHRH the Duke of Gloucester; Paul Hamer, Chief Executive Officer, WYG