Cyril Sweett wins the main prize with AA Projects highly commended


Cyril Sweett

Cyril Sweett’s formidable project management division has really come into its own over the past five years, trebling in size to enable it to extend its influence in 29 locations across the globe. With a revenue of £33m (though on their entry looks like bn – cant be right??) the firm’s project management business is a market leader in the education, health, commercial and infrastructure sectors, and its public sector client list alone reads like a who’s who of government procurement. While the firm’s management await their invite to Chequers, here’s this year’s project management award to be going on with.

Highly commended

AA Projects

AA Projects’ micromanagement approach to project delivery has won it many fans, not least at the University of Manchester. The practice recently delivered a £64m landmark building for the institution, coping along the way with the demolition of a 20-storey building and construction work next to university research buildings, including the main computer centre serving the university and external government organisations. With strong pre-planning and risk management the scheme was a huge success – and the students didn’t even need to get out of bed.


DBK Group

DBK’s project management team is developing an enviable reputation for tight turnarounds, with projects for clients including developer St Modwen being delivered to a demanding deadlines that ensure there’s no handbags at dawn on opening day. About 80% of the schemes managed by the division are delivered on time and on budget, and the firm has put in place an expert steering group to make sure that that figure only gets better.


Programme management specialist LogiKal is used to operating under the glare of public scrutiny, and it does so with aplomb. The firm has worked on major projects including Heathrow Terminal 5, the East London Railway Project and the Olympic Park development, tailoring its expertise to individual clients to ensure the best results.

The School of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading is a world leader in teaching and research about the management, design and economics of engineered technologies, primarily in the construction field. Our global reputation for innovation, focused on real-world problems facing the management of the built environment, attracts academics, students and industry professionals of the highest caliber.

Considering our aim to foster excellence in industrial sectors dominated by more or less complex projects, we are proud to be able to sponsor the ‘QS Project/Program Management Firm of the Year’